Why You Should Spend on Small Business Saturday {And a Giveaway!}

shop small, small business SaturdayNowadays, we are all very familiar with the videos of crazed shoppers trying to literally push their way to a great deal. Black Friday has become a part of our holiday shopping culture pretty quickly and righty so! It’s a great day to spend some of your hard earned coin. But, this year, I’m also hoping that you take note of the perhaps lesser known shopping day – Small Business Saturday.

What started as a small promotion years ago is now the perfect day to shop small. It’s about diverting your spending towards local shops rather than the big chain stores. Why do this, you ask?! Because of its positive impact on local small businesses and neighbourhoods all over our city and, naturally, our country. In essence, shopping small pays big. It keeps more money in the local economy and supports the people who live and work in your community. And having a strong community is so important these days!shop small, small business Saturday

Also, independent shops often stock items which aren’t available elsewhere, which makes your shopping experience so much more unique. When it comes to gifts, quirky one-off items are a major plus of shopping small. Not to mention that going into a local store creates a personal connection too. You might get great advice from the shop owner, or create a great relationship that could lead to future finds.

I feel very lucky to live in Edmonton solely for the fact that there is this great local community that supports each other. Some of these business owners have even become good friends of mine! You won’t be getting that at a big brand store now will you!? shop small, small business Saturday

Today, on this year’s Small Business Saturday, I’m happy to partner with my girl Diana from 204 Park to showcase some of our favourite local shops. If you head to her blog, you can see her local gift guide and then, pop over to my Instagram for a great local giveaway featuring some stellar YEG finds. You definitely want to enter this one!!

Happy Shopping Everyone! xo

  • I love this contest! I love all of the items/products involved here! I would really like to try love pizza!

  • I still haven’t tried Love Pizza (what’s wrong with me?!) I would loooooove to have a date with my husband there!

  • I love what Small Business Saturday is all about. Would love to win the awesome giveaway you all are hosting. The lipsticks are my favorite. (:

  • I would loooove to win Love Pizza. They are right by my place and my husband and I are ballin’ on a student budget so it would be wonderful!

  • What an incredible giveaway packed with so much local talent!! I love the forge and fell charcuterie boards. Perfect for a cozy & delicious evening with friends!

  • Thanks to you and Diana for featuring these local businesses! I had never heard of most of them before! I’ve been freezing cold ever since returning from a trip to Cali a couple of weeks ago, so I’d especially love the Top Knot Style items…I’d probably never take them off!

  • Suuuuch an amazing giveaway! I love everything featured in it, but I have to say my favourite item are the Forge and Fell cutting boards because I am in serious need of a new one and they are beauties.

  • Amazing! Took a workshop with Justine early this year and she’s so lovely. So many talented makers 😍

  • Hi Kristina! Totally drooling over here for that amazing choker & the gorgeous wooden charcuterie boards. Fingers crossed! Thanks! ❤️

  • Everything looks so glorious!!! And I’m not going to lie i don’t want just one thing haha I want to be greedy and have/try it all!!! 😻👌

  • Thank you for hosting such an awesome giveaway!! Love supporting local! Hmm it’s sooo hard to choose just ONE thing, but I think my most favorite thing I’d be excited about winning would be that scarf and headband set!! Gives me a warm cozy feeling already! 😜❄️

  • Local business’ doing incredible giveaways is absolutely my cup of tea! Thank you so much for your kindness and generosity, all the beautiful items look so amazing, and I definitely could not pick a favourite! Great blog post!

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