Small Business Saturday 2018

Well loves, it's that time of year again! We are prepping our birds, finalizing plans and gearing up for the biggest shopping weekend of the year. All in the spirit of the holiday, right?

It may seem like we've been doing #smallbusinesssaturday since forever but sadly, that in fact, is not the case. Small Business Saturday was created in 2010 by American Express. They saw small business hurting from an economy in recession so they created this 'shop small' movement to bring shoppers, local businesses and community leaders together to support small business and help their local neighborhoods thrive.

It was a simple concept, really. Not to compete with Black Friday, but to get out and shop small and local retailers in your community on the Saturday after Thanksgiving.  The next year, people really took notice and the Senate passed a resolution supporting the day and all 50 states were in participation.

Shopping Small this holiday not only supports our economy, it supports our local community, helping our neighbors thrive!

I've put together a list of gifts anyone on your list would be thrilled to receive from some pretty incredible Clevelanders. Happy Thanksgiving loves!

Revival Body Care - Immerse Soaking Salts Trio $54.95 (it's gonna be a long winter...)
trio of exotic soaking salts

Rose Gold Studio - It List planner $58 (leaving your lists all over the house? get this)
the best planner if you're a list maker

Bombay Taxi Boutique - NYLA drop earrings $26 (scoop these subtle stunners up while they are in stock!)
subtle sparkly earring in textured gold plated brass

Shore Society - Lake Erie script sweatshirt in navy $45 (also comes in ivory)
the coziest Lake Erie script sweatshirt

OcĂ©anne - Custom Brass Bookmark $22 (perfect for snuggly winter nights!)
custom brass tassel bookmark 

Peripeti Candles - Evergreen & Bay Leaf wooden wick candle $25 (truly a high end, long burn candle)
the loveliest evergreen and bay leaf wooden wick candle

Legend Headwear - TC Cuff knit hat with Thinsulate $25 (Unisex and quite stylish for the freezing weather ahead. Bald Husband Approved!)
legend headwear cuffed knit insulated hat

Emily Roggenburk - Cleveland AF t-shirt $25 (Are the Browns playing better than the CAVS this season? I don't know because as always we're Cleveland AF) Avail in every CLE color your heart desires.
Cleveland pride t-shirt

Fetch & Co - Pom Pom beanie $24 (also avail in tan & black because who can resist a fur pom pom)
the most darling fur pom pom beanie

Fount - The Finley Clutch in hazelnut $190 (avail in 5 colors and a few smaller sizes if you're not as big of a drama queen as I am)
a modern, classic, zippered, tassel leather clutch (need i say more?)

Clear Blur Design - Bangle with 23k gold band $45 (check out their shop, they have the most glorious serveware too!)
marbles rorschach bangle with 23k gold band

If you're looking for shops to visit on Saturday, you can check out the AMEX official directory or look on social media. I've seen many posted on Facebook and Instagram. I'll be swinging by Stella & Shay to visit Bombay Taxi & Shore Society and peep their new space, so say hello if you happen to be there!

stella and shay small business saturday

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