Among the many crafts and home-based businesses participating in the Christmas Gift Tour this weekend is Zudora jewelry.

Campbell River’s artisans open their doors

The idea began 14 years ago with a group of crafters and artists as a way to sell their products in their own home environment

The 14th annual Campbell River Christmas Gift Tour gets underway today and continues until Sunday.

The idea began 14 years ago with a group of crafters and artists as a way to sell their products in their own home environment and create an event that has stood the test of time.

While the organizers have changed over the years, two of them have been at the helm for the past seven years of the event. They have watched it grow and change over time and some years busier than others as artisans and home based businesses come and go.

This years event takes place Nov. 15-17. It is a wonderful way to get into the Christmas spirit while getting a head start on your shopping in a fun and unique way. The variety of gift items is endless. From beautiful native carved ceramics, jewelry, rustic birdhouses, photography, handknit ponchos, fabric creations, handmade cards, metal art, knitted items, tutus, books, home baked  goodies , paintings, quilts, soaps, lotions, Christmas ornaments, children’s wear, peanut brittle, almond roca, candles, gourmet fudge and lots more.

The tour also includes all of your favorite home based business. Party Lite Candles, Epicure Selections, Tupperware, Scentsy, Jockey 2P2 and much more. The tour is spread out over much of Campbell River and is easy to navigate with the map which can be picked up at several locations around town. It was also in Wednesday’s edition of the Mirror. Come make a day of it, get all your shopping done and enter to win prizes.