Saturday, November 30, 2013

Shop Small

Small Business Saturday is something I wholeheartedly support.

Shopping on Black Friday, well, I've done the early-morning waking up to beat the deals before the sun rises. But when you think about it, what is the point? I understand that some people need to buy gifts for their kids and they need to be able to spread out the cash. But the electronic-crazed people that go nuts and hurt people are ridiculous. Quite frankly, I'll just sleep in!

But on Saturday, you can count me in! I will support the local shops any day, but what I want to do is explore local shops with great gift ideas, and little restaurants, featuring different towns every Saturday from here until the holidays.

If you support the local shops, and the little guys, you are more likely to get a unique gift that is more specific to the person that you are gifting to.

And then the money stays in the town.

Do you support Small Business Saturday? For the last three years, I have shopped Princeton, New Jersey on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. It is the closest little town that is packed with great little shops, awesome food, and great ideas for gifting! This year I will be heading back to Princeton! Follow along on Instagram to see what I find today!

I plan to check out a few little home decor shops, a few clothing shops, a cafe and/or a restaurant, and of course it wouldn't be the same without a stop at the knitting shop!

If you have a town you would like me to explore, let me know, and hopefully I can share my finds with you on Princeton soon!

I hope you all enjoyed a fabulous Thanksgiving with friends and family and made a lot of great memories! I am thankful that I have the means to support the little guys, and not have to bang down the doors at the big box stores yesterday!

1 comment:

  1. I'm itching to get out of the house today and go shopping, but honestly I don't need anything! So most likely I'll have a repeat of yesterday - walk a dog, sew and make dinner - of course tonight will be an all out dinner (rib roast, twice baked potato casserole, salad, garlic bread and pumpkin cheesecake bars) to celebrate the engagement of a wonderful couple!