As a small business I am a big supporter of shopping local, that being said I also hate shopping so if I can’t buy it online, I won’t buy it. I do make some exceptions, like if it involves booze.
This season, no matter where you are, you can support small by shopping small, all from the comfort of your home. Here are my top picks for Small Business Saturday, Black Friday or Cyber Monday.
- NODDA Shirt. This is pretty much the best invention ever if you are sick of your husband, boyfriend,
dad, brother, male in your life looking like a slob. If they refuse to wear a button down because it is too bulky or they just hate nice shirts, then order them a NODDA Shirt and they will look dapper for all your upcoming holiday parties. All shirts on sale for $18 from Black Friday through Christmas.
- Shefit. Don’t worry guys, if you don’t have any idea what size to buy, returns are super easy. This local West Michigan company is running a special that offers any in-stock sports bra for$30. This will run Wednesday 6:00 a.m. EST (23rd) to Midnight EST Cyber Monday (28th).
- Fido & Stitch. If you are obsessed with all things dogs, then give this local business your support. Whether you make a grooming appointment or order that much-needed Christmas sweater for your dog, they have a huge variety of items. Their inventory is somewhat limited online, however their store is awesome and parking is easy.
- Bird and Feather. We all have that one friend that has everything and is impossible to buy for. If you are looking for something truly unique, why not give the gift of greenery. Bird and Feather specializes in high quality, easy to assemble air plant kits inspired by the intersection of nature and modern design. Each kit is designed to inspire a sense of wonder and bring soul healing beauty to even the of smallest places.
- Gray Skies Distillery. Just recently this awesome West Michigan distillery released two new spirits, Single Malt Whiskey and Apple Brandy. As part of Grand Rapids’ Cocktail Week they put together a package that customers can purchase online that consists of a bottle of hooch, tasting glasses and slate coasters. You can purchase through their Eventbrite page, but will have to pick up at their tasting room.
- Michigan Pantry. If you are looking to support Michigan businesses, then Michigan Pantry has you covered. This little shop assembles gift baskets that feature Michigan-made products offered throughout the state. They have gift baskets, boxes, candy, cookies, nuts, beer, wine and more. Their prices are incredibly reasonable and would make great hostess gifts.
I hope you will take the time to support local businesses this holiday season, there are lots of great deals out there and if you enjoy shopping stop by area shops and purchase some unique items you won’t find online.
Are there other local shops that sell online? Share in the comments.