I don’t have a lot of money to buy a lot of fancy gifts for friends and family this year, and if you’re reading this blog, chances are you don’t either. Boyfriend, you won’t find a an iPad or a phone that works under the $20 fake unlit Target Christmas tree this year. Roommate, I did not buy you/us an awesome turntable. Mom, I did not get you that really expensive Elvis Costello Spectacular Spinning Songbook Box Set. Sorry folks, it’s not happening.
That’s why I love events like the Porter Flea Handmade Holiday Market. It’s an artisan market that will take place this Saturday from 12-8pm at the East Park Community Center. You’ll find over 70 local and regional artisans and designers selling awesome unique things that you can gift to friends or yourself.
Some things will be cheap (roommate, secret santa), while others will be more expensive (wife, mom), but at least you’ll know that what you’re getting that special someone isn’t being mass produced. Also, you’ll be helping to “promote the indie craft movement, encourage sustainability, and support artists, small businesses, and non-profits in Nashville and beyond.”
C’mon, that has to make you feel better than you would buying a bluetooth keyboard.
Even if you just come to window shop you’re still going to have a blast. Food trucks will be there and three live DJs will be spinning sweet tunes all day. But if you actually attend and leave the Porter Flea without buying something then dang, you have way more self-control than I do. But that’s mostly because I love me a fancy apron.