I realized my typical day to share a new blog post fell on Thanksgiving this year. So I thought to myself; “What is something people would actually want to read on Thanksgiving?” I mean, you’re surrounded my family and food (at least I hope so) what would you want to do with me or my blog post? Then I started thinking about turkey hangover time. Tom and I spent years and years with full bellies browsing the Black Friday ads in preparation for the “big day.” Now, we tend to pass on Black Friday. Not only because it now cuts into quality Thanksgiving time but also because we now plan ahead and budget. That means frivolous, credit card shopping sprees are a thing of the past. Then it dawned on me: small businesses. Small businesses tend to get the shaft when it comes to Black Friday, yet so many of them have specials going on. So, I decided, what better post to share than a guide to some of the best online small businesses for you to shop during your turkey hangover? So here they are, they are taking this day back, Black Friday Small Business style.
Browse below for some great online small stores and at the bottom, I have put together some gift ideas for some of those binge-worthy shows we all know and love. Plus, the links so you can snag all the SWAG.
Ollie Designs has some seriously great deals for this Christmas season on all of your Christmas Card needs! Avoid the lines and start your ordering today.
Click any of the links below to be directed to the main website. Here are a few newer boutiques with some serious unique and adorable fashions.
Fallon Ave is a new boutique that has seen great success in a short amount of time. They offer a wide variety of shirts, pants, shoes and accessories. While originally opened as an online business they are officially making space for a small setup to display inventory.
One major stand out about AmLoree Boutique is their section dedicated to “Curvy” fashion. They offer a cute variety of tops that compliment many body shapes and personal styles. Enter BLACKFRIDAY20 at checkout for an additional 20% off, plus free shipping on everything.
Kokabelle Custom Artwork and Prints has taken an array of gorgeous photos and turned them into mini masterpieces. There are so many options and styles to choose from as well as posters, like the one below. “Book lovers never go to bed alone.” These would be a great gift for those just getting into their first home.
Sara Hynes Designs has a ton of super-adorable shirts, mugs, stationary and more and her designs seem to stand out from all the rest. This tis the season to be freezin’ shirt definitely calls to me and the single lady cat mug? I literally LOLed. From now through Nov 30, 2017 you can get 20% off your order. No code necessary.
Fazl Socks not only offers everyone’s favorite stocking stuffer, but they are also out for a good cause. For every pair of socks bought, 50% goes directly to a charity that helps orphaned children in India. What a great way to give to those you love and give to those around the world this time of year.
Alchemy Bath is a company that my cousin shared with me. She insisted that I should start making my own soaps. As if I could make anything this adorable! Alchemy offers soaps, scrubs, bath bombs and more. Everything needed for a perfectly pampered night in.
Modern Map Art is an Etsy shop that customizes the stars for you! You can get a poster of the stars the night you got married, engaged, or any other special night of your choosing. They also offer maps of cities or typography styled photos like the one of Denver.
Busy Littles has a variety of busy toys to keep your kids growing and learning. They can learn matching, practice fine motors and have fun with all the colorful learning toys offered. I kind of want my own I Spy pillow.
Bella Prints offers so many whimsical hand drawn cartoons in a wide variety of formats. Shirts, prints, magnets, cards, you name it. To see all the designs, check out their Instagram, BellaPrints2012. On Thanksgiving Day as well as Black Friday 2017, Bella Prints is offering 25% a purchase of $10 with the code: CHEER2017