Hey everyone! I'm super excited to be sharing this post with you today! Shopping small/local is one of my favorite things during the holiday season. I love knowing that, even in a small way, I'm helping others reach their goals as entrepreneurs. My goal this year is to do at least 50% of my shopping at a small or local business. I hope that through this holiday shopping directory I can help you find some fresh new place to shop this holiday season.
First up is a directory for those local to Illinois...
Shop Small Discounts & Specials:
Jonlin Creative Arts - 40% off almost all inventory, no coupon needed
Samantha Suzanne Photography - 10% off any session booked between November 22-27 (session doesn't have to take place during that time, you just have to book/pick a date for a session within the next three months. Afraid of the cold? No worries, I can do an indoor session!)
Four30 Scones - Keep an eye on their Instagram page (@four30scones) for pop ups! Can't wait for a pop up to get your scone fix? You can find Four30 Scones at The Blend in Washington, CXT Coffee in Downtown Peoria, and The Spot Coffee trailer! Stop by one of those locations on Small Business Saturday for a coffee & scone!
Eli's Coffee - NEW online store launch 11/23! Eli's has your gift-giving covered with gift cards & bagged coffee. They also offer catering for your holiday needs!
Native Rest - GIVEAWAY coming in December (keep an eye on their Instagram page (@native.rest) for details!
So Chic Boutique - FREE gift with purchase over $50 on Small Business Saturday
Favorite Non-Local Shops:
Some of these shops are particularly "small", but I love them anyway! They're either independently owned, ethically run, or proceeds go to a good cause.
I've really only scratched the surface when it comes to awesome places to support this holiday season! Stay tuned to my Instagram stories on November 25 (Shop Small Saturday) because I'll be posting sales + shoutouts to more awesome places.