Black Friday. Small Business Saturday. Cyber Monday. Thanksgiving shopping.
Personally, I hate going out on Black Friday. Even the grocery stores are crazy. I prefer to spend the day decorating my house for Christmas.
That being said, I do love Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday. I've compiled a collection of my favorite deals (mostly on Amazon and are good all week long!) and curated some of my favorite small businesses for your shopping pleasure and convenience.
Black Friday Week Deals
I think that my favorite section, hands down, has to be the "Deals of the Day" page. These deals change daily. Hell, they change throughout the day. Once one sells out, another deal pops up. I recommend checking this out often.
Small Business Saturday
Small Business Saturday is one of my favorites because you know when you buy something, you are directly impacting the owner and their family. Your purchase helps fund their Christmas, pays for their electric bill, car note, house note, groceries, or whatever. You're not just throwing money at a massive corporation. Yes, I know those corporations have a plethora of employees, and my purchases eventually trickle down to pay their salaries, but it's just not the same. When someone orders something from my Etsy shop, or my doTERRA site, I do a literal happy dance. I like the idea of giving someone else a reason to dance too!
With that in mind, here are some of my favorite small businesses that would be thrilled to have your support and help make your Christmas bright this year!
You might be concerned that small business products cost more than the stuff you can find on Amazon or at Walmart, and most of the time that's true, but take a second and think about it. Buying small and supporting local shops has a far more profound impact on your local economy than buying from a big box store. I'm not knocking the big stores, if you follow me on Instagram, you know we go to Target weekly, but I highly recommend buying less stuff and investing in more quality items while supporting moms and other small businesses.
If you know anyone (yourself included) who runs a small business and would like to be added to this list, feel free to email me at One.Nerdy.Momma@gmail.com
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