by Leah Barker
Here’s yet another way to find those perfect gifts that you didn’t see in today’s Gift Guide. The 3rd Annual Adam’s Mountain Holiday Bazaar is one of the most unique shopping experiences around this season.
Do you dread holiday shopping because of experiences like the Black Friday madness? You can expect a very different atmosphere at the bazaar. Enjoy a relaxing shopping trip topped off with holiday music and hot, spiced wine from Swirl Wine Emporium.
If you still need to find those one-of-a-kind gifts, stop by for high quality handmade, fair trade and local “boutique style” sustainable gifts. Offerings will range from eco-friendly plush toys to wildflower jewelry to pottery and baby clothes.
The Holiday Bazaar is Monday, December 6th from 4 to 8 p.m. at Adam’s Mountain Café (934 Manitou Ave. #102) in Manitou Springs. It will benefit the Empty Stocking Fund that provides resources for local health and human service agencies in the area.
Hosted by Yobel Market co-founder Sarah Ray (www.yobelmarket.com), 20 artists and vendors were chosen for the bazaar because of their “unique and sustainable gifts that have value and meaning.” Yobel Market aims to be a global market that inspires awareness and promotes social justice. It is committed to using micro-financing and fair trade principles to provide sustainable economic opportunities to improve the lives of the “marginalized people of the world.
Wondering where the name “Yobel” came from? According to Yobel Market’s website, the name is Hebrew for “jubilee” meaning freedom, release from captivity, cancellation of debts, the turning of tables, stabilization and restoration of the land, redemption for the poor, and celebration.
When you’re done shopping, don’t forget to check out nearby attractions like the arcade.