Alternative Gift Markets – Austin


 Crestview UMC, 1300 Morrow St, Austin, TX

November 7, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Sponsored by Crestview United Methodist Women to benefit Mission Projects

·       Quality Handmade Gifts for the Holidays and Year-Round

·       Homemade Jams and Jellies; Baked Goods and Frozen Casseroles

·       Quality Vendor Booths and Donation Quilts

·       Kitchen open for Breakfast and Lunch

·       Kidz Krafts Table for Fun During Shopping


 Women and Fair Trade Festival

Date: November 21 & 22, 2015

Time: 10:00 am  to  6:00 pm

Austin Tan Cerca de la Frontera will sponsor the 12th annual Women and Fair Trade Festival. Eight cooperatives, formed by women adversely affected by globalization, will come from all over the world to tell their stories and sell handmade crafts, toys, pottery, jewelry, clothing, textiles and weavings. Women and their representatives gather in Austin to meet local buyers, enjoy local musicians, and celebrate cultural exchange. The market festival will also feature live music, poetry, and raffles. More information online.

Location: First Unitarian Universalist Church, 4700 Grover Ave., Austin 78756

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Saint John’s UMC – Gifts of Hope

Saturday, December 5 & Sunday, December 6

Join your friends and neighbors this December for a lovely holiday tradition, the Saint John’s UMC Annual Alternative Gift Market. Scheduled for December 5-6, the Market supports charities and artisan groups both at home and around the world and celebrates the true meaning of this most meaningful season of our year. In addition, the Market supports Saint John’s own missions outreach through the sale of handmade items and crafts made by Saint John’s members and wonderful holiday treats are always available in the Bake Shop.

Hours are 10 am-3 pm on Saturday, December 5 and noon until 3 pm on Sunday, December 6.


 University UMC Alternative Gift Market
Sunday, December 6

UUMC’s Alternative Gift Market is a chance for you to buy Christmas presents that “give twice.”  When you buy an item from the Alternative Gift Market, you will be helping an artisan earn a fair wage for their product. There is something for everyone on your Christmas list — from shirts and jewelry to coffee and handbags. We are your one-stop shop — see you at the market! If you have an interest in being a vendor, please contact Rev. Heather Lee at

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