If you don't like to get your friends and family gifts from big box stores, The Indie Garage Sale is the perfect place to shop. When I go, I find the coolest stuff. For example, at the last Indie Garage Sale (the Holiday 2012 sale), I bought a fork bracelet. Yes, a bracelet made from a fork! Who knew that even existed? There are tons of unique items at great prices at the annual Indie Garage Sale. So, if you're looking for that perfect, one-of-a-kind gift, you don't have to wait much longer for the Spring 2013 Indie Garage Sale--it's just a few weeks away.

What exactly is the Indie Garage Sale? According to the official website under the FAQ section,

"We are a craft show, made up of independent artists and crafters. Our name stems from the beginning days where we wanted to hold a garage sale and also sell our crafts. We no longer sell non-handmade items, however."

The Spring 2013 Indie Garage Sale is going to have a lot of vendors. There's almost anything you can imagine being sold at this special garage sale. There's handmade pottery, woodworking, jewelry, clothes, artwork, food, and so much more. For a full list of vendors, click here.

So, when is the Spring 2013 Indie Garage Sale happening? It's taking place April 13 and 14 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. It will be at the Jewish Community Center at 2310 Oneida Street in Utica. Admission is free.