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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14k gold plated brass heart screw back earrings
INSPIRATIONAL COFFEE MUG
Boss Babe Travel Coffee Mug
GREAT GIFT FOR BEAUTY LOVERS
A complete bartender set
Cocktail shaker bar set
Flavor trio combo
Paper mache rainbow zebra head
Joey Baby New York
GREAT GIFT FOR TODDLERS
Qai Qai Doll by Serena Williams
GARDEN KIT FOR BEGINNERS
Kitchen herb garden kit
NOURISHING HAIR OIL
Brown butter beauty
African Marula Hair Oil
GREAT EDUCATIONAL TOY
A day in the barbershop memory game
STYLISH, COMFORTABLE SHOES
CULTURAL TOY SET
In the KidZ
Mexico culture toy and activity box
FOR THOSE WHO LOVE CANDLES
Yellow scented candle
MODERN LUXURY HANDBAGS
Mini Kendrick Rhinestone Box Bag
UNIQUE WORK OF ART
COMFORTABLE PORTABLE BLANKET
Oversized microfiber and sherpa wearable blanket
Heart Chakra 8 oz. Candle
ILLUMINATED TRAVEL MIRROR
Riki loves Riki
Cutie portable lighted mirror
Special connection set
Daapo Printed cotton dress with puff sleeves
PRACTICAL OVEN INLAYS
Heavy Duty Non-Stick Oven Liner, Set of 2
Barigo ceiling light
SCENTED ESSENTIAL OILS
Men’s fragrance oils, set of 6
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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