Holiday Craft Market Highlights and Holiday Gift Guide
Tapestry’s Craft Market
Craft Markets at Tapestry have become somewhat of a holiday tradition. Each December at our three communities, residents bake, make, print, paint, sew, knit, label, package and price! These events have become an amazing opportunity to put residents’ talents and passions on display as well as promote the arts and crafts workshops in each community that are an important part of Tapestry’s wellness program.
“That’s a Wrap” Craft Fair
Tapestry at Arbutus Walk hosted the annual “That’s a Wrap” Craft Fair. With great participation from our residents, booths featured everything from fine quality crafts to an amazing array of home baked goods along with delicious baking from our kitchen. Not only did residents create wonderful offerings, they hosted tables, wrapped, priced and helped throughout the lovely event. The Fair was well attended, and spirits were merry and bright with entertainment provided by Roberto Risman. Many residents used the fair to holiday shop and raised well over $1,000 for charity.
“Festive Cheer” Market
Tapestry at Wesbrook Village hosted its annual “Festive Cheer” market. Featuring resident and local vendors, this event has become an annual tradition with offerings, including jewelry, knitting, artwork, holiday cards and much more. The community was buzzing with good tidings and cheer as carollers sang through the halls and Tapestry’s very own Santa made his merry rounds.
Festive Cheer also took place at Tapestry at Village Gate West with the perfect backdrop of a snowy Toronto afternoon! The event had a wonderful turnout and featured festive vendors and a wonderful buffet for residents and guests to enjoy.
If you somehow managed to leave one of our craft markets and still have items to cross off your holiday gift list, we have some of the best gifts for the whole family. No matter the age or tastes, you are sure to find a great gift idea in our annual holiday gift guide.
Hop & Count Hopscotch Rug
Wellness can begin at any age – and this year, encourage young ones to be active and creative beyond the digital world! The toy company Melissa & Doug have been creating fun and educational products for children of all ages that don’t always rely on batteries and electronic parts. They continue that tradition with this colourful Hop & Count Hopscotch Rug. Brightly coloured numbers and the classic hopscotch design are set against a natural backdrop of birds and flowers. Also included are bean bags to use as your little ones enjoy a fun, indoor activity.
Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM Speaker
The Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM Speaker is a great gift for the teen that enjoys their music on-the-go along with an active lifestyle. The UE MEGABOOM can be found in a variety of colours and styles, and it is small enough to easily be kept in backpacks and carrying bags. It is waterproof and Bluetooth enabled.
If you know anyone who loves a good read, the JustBooksBox is the perfect gift. It’s a book of the month subscription service that ships a new book to your home every 30 days. Unlike many of the other subscription services, JustBooksBox ships just the book free of extra trinkets and toys. Perfect for those more mature readers who are looking for quality literature. There are a variety of genres to choose from so you can stock up for everyone on your list.
Abeego Beeswax Food Wraps
Our planet is at risk, in part, due to the plastics that have permeated every aspect of human life. One of the best things we can do to help our planet and our children is to cut down on the amount of plastic we use in our everyday lives. Abeego Beeswax Food Wraps is a sustainable way to eliminate the plastic food baggies and wrap that we use in our kitchens. These food wraps are made with beeswax, tree resin, organic jojoba oil infused into a hemp and organic cotton cloth.
The Canadian company Search & Rescue Denim has a selection of handmade aprons that are perfect for the foodie in your family. These aprons can be customized to fit the chef on your gift list. Search & Rescue Denim provides aprons to professional and personal chefs all over the world. Best of all they are 100% Canadian made and owned.
Happy holiday shopping!