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Sold out Summer Ooh La La Box Revealed!

Our first Ooh La La Box seasonal subscription box was a sell out!

Thank you so much to everyone who subscribing to the Ooh La La Box and have sent us such amazing comments and feedback!

The Ooh La La Box was an idea developed after our Spring Out of Hand (Ooh) Modern Market was cancelled. It’s an entirely different way to bring makers and shoppers together. I am excited the idea is now a reality and so glad our subscribers love their boxes!

We worked with eight amazing makers to create the first Ooh La La Box. It’s a small representation of the beautiful hand made goods found at Out of Hand Modern Market. It is inspired by summer fun and sun, the colour pink, and a few personal inspirations and preferences – raspberries remind me of my grandmother’s backyard, the scent of plumeria transports me to Maui, I love sweet treats and cocktails, gorgeous jewellery, and being in the company of family and friends on warm summer evenings.

With all the boxes now delivered I am thrilled to reveal what was inside our Summer Ooh La La Box:

Gold Tinsel Earrings by Leah Yard Designs, Vancouver

These have to be one of the sexiest pair of hoops ever. When dressing to (finally) go out these earrings will be the perfect finishing touch to your outfit. Jewellery designer Leah Yard has created these gorgeous curved hoop earrings and made them by hand with 14 Karat Gold Fill. Value$70

Ooh La La Summer Candle by Cordova Candle Co, Saanich

Ooh La La Box Exclusive: This candle was created just for the Ooh La La Box. Inspired by my love of the beautiful Hawaiian island of Maui, our Ooh La La Summer Candle is scented with plumeria, used in the iconic lei flower. The richly scented plumeria flower is blended with lilac, jasmine, gardenia and guava. Value $34

Pink and Gold Coasters by jmp flow + design, Victoria

Every one of these gorgeous resin coasters are a small work of art by Jocelyn Pransky. They look fabulous under any summer cocktail but especially something with bubbles in a tall elegant glass. Value $25

Summer Love Body Scrub by Salt & Seaweed Apothecary, Lanztville

Summer skin needs a little love. Using this sugar crush body polish with natural goodness of petite sugar crystals, decadent butters and a zesty blend of refreshing essential oils, will leave your skin luminous. Created by Nicole Sullivan a skincare guru who is a holistic aesthetician, clinical aromatherapist and a naturopath. Value $30

Pretty in Pink Jewellery Dish by Driftwood Pinchpots, Victoria

Ooh La La Exclusive: This super sweet little dish was created just for the Ooh La La Box by Tanya Lee of Driftwood Pinchpots. It’s pretty pink glaze with a hint of gold along with the unique design make this dish adorable! Use it for jewellery, soap or perhaps gumdrops 😉 Value $20

Tropical Palms by Goldilocks Wrap, Victoria

In addition to the eco-friendly essence of these wraps, one of the things I love about Goldilocks Wraps is that each of the beautiful designs are created by founder Amy Hall.  Large flora and fauna make up this trendy tropical palm set perfect for taking along on a summer picnic. Value $30

Raspberry Vanilla Syrup by frostbites syrup co, Squamish

Created by Chef Peggy Speir, this Raspberry Vanilla Syrup is so delish! Lush, tart, raspberries are given a decadent twist with bourbon vanilla beans, that can be used for many things (soda, dessert, trifles and more). My choice though –a summer cocktail! Make yourself a Pink Lady and enjoy. Value $10

Raspberry Vanilla Gumdrops from Tout de Sweet, Victoria

I admit it – I have a weakness for sweet treats. And these sugar coated chewy gumdrops are irresistible. Created and made by hand by Tout de Sweet owner Jeanette Miller using real local raspberry and classic vanilla bean these Raspberry Vanilla Gumdrops are so, so yummy! Value $8.25

If you missed out on our Summer Box and want to become an Ooh La La Box subscriber, please sign up for the waitlist on the Ooh La La page of our website. Subscriptions for the fall box will be available in early August. The Fall box is going to be fabulous!!

Creator & Curator, Ooh La La Box
Owner & Producer, Out of Hand Modern Market

Subscribe Now to our New Seasonal Subscription – the Ooh La La Box!

Out of Hand has partnering with some amazing makers and created a one of a kind, seasonal subscription box – the Ooh La La Box!

The Ooh La La Box contains beautiful handmade goods, made only by BC makers. Thoughtfully curated, packaged and shipped from Victoria by the producers of Out of Hand (Ooh) this box is for everyone who loves quality handmade products, beautiful goods and supporting local makers. For those of you that love subscription boxes, here is one that is local and supports small businesses in your community.

The first Ooh La La Box is our Summer Box, full of products that are inspired by the fun and sun of summer. We are excited and delighted with the products that this box contains and in awe of the makers creativity and quality of their craft. The price of the box is $135 with a value of $229!

Each season the Ooh La La will be available through ongoing subscriptions. Note, you control your subscription – enjoy the Ooh La La box for as long as you like and cancel it at anytime.

Because the Ooh La La Box contains only handmade goods, the quantity is very limited. The Ooh La La Box is on sale now and will delivery in late June. Subscribe now and get the summer box.

We can’t wait to for the Ooh La La Box to reach your doorstep!

Out of Hand Modern Market


Gorgeous Gift Boxes Available for Mother’s Day Delivery

Out of Hand Modern Market has partnered with some of our makers and artists and created five beautiful signature gift boxes.

These gift boxes were created for the ladies in your life. To bring some joy and smiles during this time. They all contain hand made goods by makers from Greater Victoria, Vancouver, Salt Spring, and other parts of Vancouver Island

If you are shopping for Mother’s Day, we will be making local deliveries on Friday, May 8th. We will also deliver on Mother’s Day, May 10th for a $10 donation to the Victoria SPCA.

These boxes are available through on our shop page.

Thank you for shopping with us!


Out of Hand Goes Online! April 29 to May 1, 2020

We are moving our Spring Market from the big barn to online!

From April 29 to May 1, you will be able to shop many of the artists and makers that would have been at our Spring Market. For these three days the makers will be offering discounts and deals through their online shops. The participating makers and their offers will be listed on our website soon. Link to their website through our site and use the promo code “oohspring” to save!

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 10th. While we are all staying safe by staying home, we can still surprise the moms in our lives. This market is the perfect time to shop for and have the items delivered for Mother’s Day.

Mother’s Day isn’t the only reason to shop though – we all deserve some presents right now. Buy direct from the makers of beautiful handmade goods. Jewellery, pottery, bodycare, food, beverage, home décor, fashion and more will all be part of this online market.

Please note your purchases will support artists and makers who, like many small businesses, have been hit particularly hard by the current COVID-19 crisis. In addition to all of the market cancellations, their retail contracts have been put on hold due to the closure of most retails stores. These makers are seeing a drastic reduction in their sales and their ability to sell their items has been greatly diminished. Your purchases will be so appreciated and will help keep these makers going during these difficult times.

Thank you in advance for your support.

Happy shopping!


Spring Market Cancelled

It is with sadness and disappointment that we announce that our Spring Market has been cancelled in response to the recommended suspension of all mass gatherings over 250 people due to COVID-19.

We were excited to add a Spring Market and to be creating a new tradition for our market shoppers – an opportunity to shop for, or spend the day with your mom, on the Mother’s Day weekend. After months of planning, this market was to take place in the big barn at Saanich Fairgrounds featuring shopping, eating, and making, with over 70 artists and makers, food trucks, coffee cart, live music and a floral workshop all onsite.

While this market is cancelled we strongly encourage you to shop these artists and makers direct or through the stockists they partner with. Please visit our Makers Page to view the list of artists and makers and link to their websites. Please continue to support local businesses during this difficult time. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook as we will be featuring these makers in the coming weeks.

Looking forward we have booked the 2021 Spring Market. It will take place in the big barn at Saanich Fairgrounds on May 7th and 8th with all the same features as we planned for this year. We look forward to presenting this market and all of the participating vendors.

The 32nd annual Out of Hand Modern Market will take place November 20 to 22 in the Crystal Garden. We look forward to seeing you then and wish everyone good health in the meantime.

Bethany Wilson
Out of Hand Modern Market

Our new Spring Market takes place May 8 & 9

Out of Hand Modern Market is pleased to announce our first annual Spring Market on Friday, May 8 and Saturday, May 9, 2020!

Just in time for Mother’s Day, the market takes place in the RCMP Barn on the Saanich Fairgrounds. In Out of Hand style this big barn will be transformed into a wonderful Spring Market with an incredible array of beautiful goods made by local makers and artists plus live music, a coffee bar and food options.

Tickets go on sale through our website on April 1, 2020 for $5.  Tickets will also be available at the door for $7.

Artists and makers interested in applying for the 2020 Spring and Holiday Market can complete our online application form available on our website.

The Last Day!

The 31st annual Out of Hand Modern Market has been a wonderful event so far. Sadly its our last day tomorrow, Sunday, November 24. We will be open at 11am until 4pm. Come by and check out the amazing group of Artists and Makers that are all under one roof at the very festive Crystal Garden.


Join Our Wreath Making Workshop

Out of Hand is full of talented makers and artists. For just an hour why not join them and make your own beautiful holiday wreath. Coming home during the holidays is made even more special when a wreath adorns your door.

Sarah from You Floral will lead this workshop and help you create a stunning wire frame wreath decorated with an array of greenery resulting in a contemporary take on a holiday classic.

The workshop takes place at 3pm on Saturday, November 23 on the upper level of Crystal Garden near the Gourmet Market.

To register for this workshop please visit our event page. Note your workshop fee includes entrance to the market. You will be emailed a ticket with a QR code that will be scanned at the door.

The first 25 revealed!

Over 100 incredible artists and makers will be taking part in the 31st annual Out of Hand Modern Market. Check out the the first 25 of this amazing group we are proud to present this year in our makers section.

For some, like Adhesif Clothing, Gordon Hutchens, June Hunter Images, The Wooden Forge, Treats Designs, You + Me Candles and more this will be the only time they will be in Victoria this year. Make sure you save the date and don’t miss out.

Apply now!

Applications are now being accepted for the 31st annual Out of Hand Modern Market taking place in the Crystal Garden from November 22 to 24, 2019

Out of Hand is a much anticipated holiday market featuring some of the best artists and makers in Western Canada and attracting shoppers from across Vancouver Island. Showcasing the incredible work of over 100 renowned artists and makers, Out of Hand carefully curates the market for a premium shopping experience.

If you are an accomplished Canadian artist or maker that designs and/or creates your work by hand consider applying to Out of Hand 2019.

Out of Hand Celebrates 30 Years

Bigger and better than ever, Out of Hand Modern Market takes place Friday, November 23 to Sunday, November 25. In celebration of the 30th anniversary of Out of Hand, the Victoria Conference Centre will be transformed into a wonderful holiday shopping experience with beautiful goods made by 125 artists and markers from across Western Canada.