Thanksgiving is almost here, which means holiday shopping season is upon us. First there's Black Friday, and then Small Business Saturday and finally Cyber Monday.
An economic boost for small businesses all around the nation, Small Business Saturday was started by American Express in 2010 as a way to encourage holiday shoppers to consider patronizing small businesses after the Thanksgiving festivities. With Black Friday already a major shopping tradition for the big box stores, Small Business Saturday allows small, locally-owned businesses to get a piece of the action.
Tampa offers a plethora of great options for those seeking to add some local flair to their holiday shopping. After Thanksgiving, we invite you to spread the cheer with your business neighbors this holiday season by shopping local on Small Business Saturday. Here’s where you can go:
Don’t miss out on this fun event filled with local shopping, music, food, prizes, artists, and more! This is Tampa Bay’s biggest shopping event of the year. Even better, admission is free! This is a great event for the entire family.
This charming collection of retail stores is a perfect destination for local business shopping on Small Business Saturday or any day of the year. Make a day of it and enjoy great waterfront dining and entertainment when you are all shopped out!
Visit Hyde Park Village to enjoy a fantastic selection of local stores that are prepped for your holiday shopping. Expect to find a variety of local shops for every taste and style to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list.
Do you have a hard-to-buy-for bookworm on your list? Then you can’t miss a stop at the Old Tampa Book Company, a local staple! The shop includes collectible and rare finds and even out-of-print copies for even the most discerning bibliophile.
It doesn’t get more local than the Seventh Avenue Apothecary! This family-owned business specializes in all natural soy wax candles made in small batches. Pick up a few for holiday gifts or to keep some for yourself… we won’t tell!
If you’re looking for a great gift for the folks on your list with a sweet tooth, Toffee To Go, Inc. has you covered! All toffees are hand made in small batches, for great flavors that locals love!
Holiday Gift Markets
The spirit of small business shopping isn’t limited to just businesses or on Small Business Saturday. There are plenty of local artisans at this year’s holiday gift markets who could use your business this year!
So this year, why not make a point to visit locally-owned businesses for some great community holiday shopping? What a great way to help your local economy, get great gifts for loved ones and meet your neighbors all at once.
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