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Holiday shopping is just around the corner, and while Black Friday and Cyber ​​Monday offer big savings, those two days aren’t the only opportunities to find gifts for everyone on your list. If you’re looking for unique gift ideas this year, be sure to shop while you’re at it Small Business Saturday (November 26th!), an annual savings event that sheds light on local businesses amid the busy shopping season. The advantages? Most small businesses sell products that you can’t get anywhere else – whether online or in person. Plus, it’s a great way to surprise loved ones while supporting small business owners.

If you’ve never shopped on Small Business Saturday, you’ve come to the right place. Ahead, we summarize what you need to know about its history and how to find your local participating businesses. We also rounded up 25 of them the best small business that will endow your holiday shopping season and news with righteous joy. You’ll find everything from candles to cocktail sets to a puff sleeve dress from small companies that have made names in their respective industries, including Caribbean Craft, Carlota, In Kidz and Loisa:

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ADORABLE EARRINGS

Love

14k gold plated brass heart screw back earrings

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INSPIRATIONAL COFFEE MUG

Effie’s paper

Boss Babe Travel Coffee Mug

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GREAT GIFT FOR BEAUTY LOVERS

freak beauty

holiday duo

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A complete bartender set

Tom Bullocks

Cocktail shaker bar set

5

LOCAL SPICES

Loisa

Flavor trio combo

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HANDMADE DECOR

Caribbean craft

Paper mache rainbow zebra head

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AFFORDABLE JEWELRY

Joey Baby New York

Kuro Necklace

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GREAT GIFT FOR TODDLERS

Just play

Qai Qai Doll by Serena Williams

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GARDEN KIT FOR BEGINNERS

Hortiki plants

Kitchen herb garden kit

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NOURISHING HAIR OIL

Brown butter beauty

African Marula Hair Oil

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GREAT EDUCATIONAL TOY

Kemi Tinor

A day in the barbershop memory game

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STYLISH, COMFORTABLE SHOES

Ubuntu life

Women’s mules

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CULTURAL TOY SET

In the KidZ

Mexico culture toy and activity box

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FOR THOSE WHO LOVE CANDLES

CLR

Yellow scented candle

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MODERN LUXURY HANDBAGS

Brandon Blackwood

Mini Kendrick Rhinestone Box Bag

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UNIQUE WORK OF ART

Marabou design

Outstanding

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COMFORTABLE PORTABLE BLANKET

The comfortable

Oversized microfiber and sherpa wearable blanket

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COLORFUL CANDLES

Tanais

Heart Chakra 8 oz. Candle

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ILLUMINATED TRAVEL MIRROR

Riki loves Riki

Cutie portable lighted mirror

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CALM TEA

the qi

Special connection set

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FUN DRESSES

Busayo

Daapo Printed cotton dress with puff sleeves

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PRACTICAL OVEN INLAYS

ThreadNanny

Heavy Duty Non-Stick Oven Liner, Set of 2

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COOL LIGHTING

swan design

Barigo ceiling light

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SCENTED ESSENTIAL OILS

P&J trade

Men’s fragrance oils, set of 6

25

COLORFUL WALLET

Carlota

Cempasúchil shoulder bag with flap

What is Small Business Saturday?

Small Business Saturday has become one of the most important sales events of the holiday shopping season. Originally organized by American Express in 2010, the shopping extravaganza is observed each year to shed light on small businesses that may be overshadowed by large retailers during Black Friday and Cyber ​​Monday. The mission behind Small Business Saturday is to encourage consumers to put money into local causes and celebrate small business owners and all they do for their communities. New this year, AMEX is collaborating with TikTok on a #ShopSmall accelerator. Outside of your hometown, many of the brands we see scrolling through social media and even Amazon are also considered small businesses. While there are countless small businesses to shop online, we’re particularly excited to shop online this Small Business Saturday (all featured brands) Black, Latinx, AAPI, Indigenous and Women-owned businesses on this list are located in various possessions).

When is Small Business Saturday?

Historically, Small Business Saturday takes place on the last weekend of November, nestled between Black Friday and Cyber ​​Monday. It happens during this time because it’s one of the most popular shopping times of the year. Small Business Saturday 2022 is coming up November 26, 2022.

Where does Small Business Saturday take place?

Small Business Saturday takes place across the country, whether you live in a busy city or a small town. There are probably small businesses in your community that you don’t already know, so try American Express’ locator app to find shopping near you.

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