Shop Small on Saturday

I am as guilty as it gets when it comes to getting swept up in the hype of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. I’ve sat in lines outside of Target at 3 in the morning. I’ve spent hours on my computer with multiple tabs open, refreshing Amazon for the latest deals.

I learned of Small Business Saturday last year, but didn’t partake much because I’d spent most of my budget in the big stores already on Black Friday. So this year, I planned ahead and am ready to support a few of my favorite small businesses this Saturday.

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I’ve included them and many more in this list. Some of them are friends, some are shops I frequent often, some are advertisers who’ve supported me this year, and some were recommendations of readers.

And while it’s even better if you can shop small in your community, these are some businesses that you can shop from the comfort of your home while you spend time with your families this weekend.

Olive Bungalow – One of my long-time blog supporters, and maker of seriously gorgeous gemstone jewelry. She’s even offered a special discount code just for my readers – babyrabies15 – which will get you 15% off your order between now and November the 25th.

Polished Two – I adore this jewelry maker out of Austin, TX. Her pieces are truly unique, and her prices are great.

Lisa Leonard – Not only is Lisa an inspiration to me, but her hand-stamped pieces are gorgeous and make great gifts.

Lifes Candy – My friend Mae makes gorgeous cloth napkins and coasters. The PERFECT holiday hostess gift! Or even a great addition to a tea set for a prim & proper little girl for the holidays.

The Paper Mama – Chelsea illustrates custom portraits that are sure to be the coolest gift for a newly engaged couple or young family, or even a pet lover.

Bloom Maternity – A sweet little maternity and baby online shop run out of San Antonio, TX. They even have a great selection of pedal cars and free shipping on orders over $99.

Three Peas Co. This is a business run out of California that sells some of the frilliest, most ruffly clothes and accessories for little girls I’ve ever seen.

Reese’s Pieces – This shop is full of custom painted wooden letters, growth charts and children’s art. Great gifts for new babies and growing kiddos.

Fleur de Stone – I ordered Coastergrams from this shop based out of Austin, TX last month, and I loved them SO much that I had to add this shop to my list.

Onya Baby – This new baby carrier company won their way into my heart with their generosity and their spirit to help others, including the small businesses that carry their products. Doesn’t hurt that their product is amazing.

Blanqi – If there is a pregnant gal on your list, this is a great gift! In fact, you can get 2 for the price of 1 during their BOGO sale this weekend. I L.O.V.E. this pregnancy support tank.

Mrs PTB Makes – This shop is full of seriously adorable hats for kids of all ages, and lots of other gift-able things.

City Craft – This is my favorite Dallas fabric shop. They helped me pick out all the fabric for Leyna’s PB&J-inspired nursery, and they have a great selection of ruffle fabric and laminated cotton.

My Fun Clothes – One of my long-time readers makes adorable “fun” clothes just for kids.

I Rock So What – If you have a blogger in your life in need of some new graphics, Jess makes some of the coolest, quirkiest ones out there.

Peawee Baby – Home to some innovative swaddle solutions, great gifts for that teeny newborn baby in your life.

Mamamade – This shop is full of eco-friendly goodies, including reusable sandwich baggies that would make great stocking stuffers.

This list is obviously just a very small fraction of all the wonderful small businesses. There are a lot of great ones listed in this Facebook thread on my FB page, too. If you have a favorite small business you plan to support on Saturday, feel free to share in the comments!

Happy Thanksgiving, y’all!

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  1. Wish I would have seen this post sooner – with Small Business Saturday you can get a $25 statement credit on your Amex card when you register and shop at all small business on SBS (with a purchase of $25 or more). Authorized user cards with unique card numbers also work, so many families did quite well getting free money to spend courtesy of Amex while still supporting small businesses.

    It’s too late for this year, but Amex has done that promo for a few years now, so hopefully they will offer it again next year.

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