(credit: Classic Facets)
While most people know about Black Friday and may even plan for it, Small Business Saturday is a relatively new tradition. Held the day after Black Friday, this is a day in which you can help out your local economy by picking up holiday gifts from local shops and boutiques. The Denver metro boasts many locally owned and operated shops with a ton of things to choose from. Treat your loved ones to something unique while giving back to your neighborhood at one of these shops.
200 N. Quebec St., Suite 111
Denver, CO 80230
Find trendy, urban-style clothing from brands like BCBG, BB Dakota, Nanette Lepore and more at this Lowry boutique. With a wide variety of clothing and accessories, you will be sure to find the perfect gift for the fashionista in your life. The owner of this shop loves fashion and employs equally passionate employees who will help you find a gift for the fashion lover in your life.
The Market at Larimer Square
1445 Larimer St.
Denver, CO 80202
Nothing screams holiday shopping like a hot cup of coffee, cocoa or tea. This Larimer Square staple has been one of Denver’s favorite coffee shops and bakeries since 1983. While The Market mainly specializes in deli food and baked goods, it also sells specialty groceries and candy. Shop here for party treats or specialty gifts for the foodies in your life. Or just grab some coffee to refuel before checking out other shops downtown.
1055 S. Gaylord St.
Denver, CO 80209
The Denver area is a sports enthusiast’s paradise. There are so many outdoor activities to do all year that people flock here to take advantage. That makes sporting goods a pretty good bet for presents. Sports Plus offers new and gently used gear for every sport from snowboarding to tennis. If you know a novice boarder who could use some gear, check out the selection. Or pick up a set of golf balls for the office gift exchange.
A Knitted Peace
5654C S. Prince St.
Littleton, CO 80123
Whether you’re a knitter yourself or know someone who is, this is a great shop for Small Business Saturday. The store offers yarn of all types, patterns and more. It even offers classes. Find a pattern that speaks to you and give your loved one a homemade gift. In the winter, knits are always appreciated, so come to this store and get everything you need to make a hat, scarf, gloves or a blanket. You will be guaranteed that the gift is 100-percent original and your loved one can have a great pair of mittens.
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942 Pearl St.
Boulder, CO 80302
For that special someone, check out Classic Facets for antique jewelry. Anyone in your life who loves the vintage look will appreciate a piece from this shop. The store has an abundant selection of classic rings, pendants, cameos and more. If someone in your life is a fan of estate jewelry or vintage pieces, you will find their dream gift at this store. With an owner that knows vintage jewelry, you can be certain that the stock will appeal to the taste of your vintage aficionado.
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Alaina Brandenburger is a freelance writer living in Denver. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.