Sure, some people get up crazy early to hunt for bargains on socks, jeans, toys and electronics at Fred Meyer, Blackbird, Toys R Us and other big merchants. But all the information needed to plan that assault was in Thursday's paper.

Sure, some people get up crazy early to hunt for bargains on socks, jeans, toys and electronics at Fred Meyer, Blackbird, Toys R Us and other big merchants. But all the information needed to plan that assault was in Thursday's paper.

When you've had enough of that, turn to local bazaars. Look for hand-made gifts from artisans and crafters at Lithia Artisan's Market Christmas Faire at the Historic Ashland Armory, 208 Oak St., Ashland. The faire is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and continues Saturday and Sunday.