Photo courtesy of Simply Elegant

Black Friday has taken all the joy out of the holiday season, unless getting into a physical fight with someone over a big-screen TV over $ 150 sounds like fun. We would much prefer a more civilized gift shopping experience and that’s why we’ll be waiting to do as much shopping as possible on November 27, AKA Small Business Saturday.

Held every year in the aftermath of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday encourages consumers to buy local and supports small retailers who often struggle to keep their doors open. Sure, we realize you’ll never find a laptop handcrafted from local components at your favorite neighborhood boutique, but we all know when it’s appropriate to hang out with guys in the big box and when it’s time to go. throw your money straight at Mom and Pop themselves. Small, local shopping also counts for restaurants and bars, so keep that in mind as you step away from the Thanksgiving table this week for meals with family and friends.

Of course, we encourage you to support the businesses listed below at any time of the year, warming your soul knowing that you are helping put money in real people’s pockets instead of funding it. a CEO’s sixth house or a trip to space. Expect everything from quirky and fashionable gifts to spa services and the perfect cocktail kits to satisfy everyone on your holiday shopping list.

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Dallas East
Makers Connect near White Rock Lake and the Dallas Arboretum makes it easier than anywhere to support local artisans with more than 65 manufacturers selling their products from a space on Garland Road, as well as the possibility order personalized items in certain cases. Best of all, they’re located right across from two other big independent companies – Good Records and Aquarium Boutique – if you need a vinyl version of the Hamilton soundtrack or a giant tree crown in the shape of an angel fish with its own goldfish bowl.
How to support: Spend in-store shopping or buy gift cards online.

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Photo courtesy of MIXY

Several locations
Celebrate the season with a handmade alcoholic concoction from this Dallas-based cocktail kit company. In a mason jar you’ll find everything you need to make a bar-worthy drink (just add your own house liquor or toss it in a bottle if you offer it), including seasonal mulled wine, spiced cider, and other festive drinks.
How to support: Order online or shop in store at local outposts including Sample House, Favor The Kind, The T Shop, Patina Green Home & Market, Neighborhood Goods, UNT CoLab, and The Kitschy Cupboard.

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Matthew Trent | Photo by Luis Martinez

Preston Center
If we learned anything from this song “Santa Baby”, it’s that a lot of people like a little bling under the tree. For over 30 years, Matthew Trent has created some very special pieces (including classics like Romeo Hoops and Burnt Edge Dangles) that will surely place you much higher on the Nice List this year.
How to support: Shop in-store or buy online.

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Photo courtesy of Pilates Methodology

Thomas State
Give a gift of fitness (or throw yourself into New Year’s resolutions) with private, semi-private, and small-group lessons that introduce traditional Pilates techniques at this studio owned by a mother and her. girl.
How to support: Book classes for yourself or buy gift cards online.

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Simply Elegant Dallas – Floral Design

Victory Park
Brighten up any room with flower bouquets from a store known for tasteful but creative arrangements, with many available for same day delivery. Personalize your selection or hang a specially designed masterpiece with everything from succulents to orchids. Or give them a budget, go for the Designer’s Choice and prepare to be impressed with the results.
How to support: Shop in-store or buy online.

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Karinwiseman Collection

You get two boutiques for the price of one at this one-stop shop for fashionista. At Karin Wiseman Collection, collect jewelry bags designed by the store’s namesake, as well as vintage home decor items, bar items, and small gifts like candles, soaps, and lotions. Meanwhile, Frocksy specializes in vintage clothing and accessories for women. Enjoy goody bags at participating Downtown Garland stores on Saturdays, plus complimentary champagne and karaoke at both concepts.
How to support: Drop by for in-store shopping or buy Karin Wiseman online.

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Photo courtesy of the neighborhood cellar

Bishop’s Arts District
Offering 10 years of sommelier experience, owner Ian Montgomery shares his love of wine while emphasizing affordable bottles. Shop for vintages to serve at parties or holiday dinners and enjoy a drink or two while you relax after Black Friday.
How to support: Shop in-store or buy online.

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Park cities
Stop in to pamper yourself with services specially designed for men or women and a few that everyone can enjoy, whether it’s a double glow facials or Botox to freshen things up before the start of the holiday season. Gift certificates make it easy to give others a little relaxation or self-improvement. In addition, from December 1, they will be holding a special 12 days of Christmas a day.
How to support: Spend in-store shopping or book services and purchase gift cards online.

Deep ellum
Do you remember the IRL bookstores? The good folks at Deep Vellum Books have been keeping the hard-to-find retail mainstay alive since 2013, highlighting books published under their own imprint. Buy a personalized mug and receive a free cup of coffee or tea as you walk around the store and soak up all that new book scent.
How to support: Shop in-store or buy online.

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Weed spot

Bishop’s Arts District
It’s all in the name. Of course, marijuana is not legal in these areas, but CBD in its many relaxing forms (including Delta-8 and Delta-10) can be purchased almost anywhere. This fun Bishop Arts destination specializes in everything from body products and novelties to edibles and beverages like CBD infused coffee and tea drinks for fun while you’re in the store or take home. you.
How to support: Shop in-store or buy online.

Oak Lawn
Located in the heart of the Gay Quarter, this sustainable gift shop has grown from the heyday of VHS and DVD rentals to a must-see place for fun and kitschy, rainbow-themed merchandise, men’s underwear and swimwear, as well as all kinds of intimacy products for all possible sexual orientations, LGBTQ + or not. You might even still find a video or two lying around.
How to support: Stop for in-store shopping.

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Wines & Spirits Biagio | Photo by Jane Kim

Victory Park
Discover more than just bottles of wine and spirits (although they have plenty of them) by personalizing your order, selecting a carefully curated gift basket, or marking local delivery for parties of any size. This local boutique lends a powerful punch to its smaller than chain store operation, and its knowledgeable staff can help you discover unexpected joy under just about any screw cap and cork stopper.
How to support: Shop in-store or buy online.

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Photo courtesy of SculptHouse Dallas

Inwood Village
Save up to 75% this weekend on a variety of items, including sportswear for men and women (including their very popular fringed sneakers), as well as a nice selection of gift items. Gift cards for in-store purchases as well as on-site CardioSculpt or StrengthSculpt workout classes are also available.
How to support: Stop by for in-store shopping or purchase gift certificates and book classes online.

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Photo courtesy of Vivi’s Victory Park

Victory Park
Vivi’s is a local boutique that caters to all the needs of its clientele, offering an assortment of products ranging from clothes to suit all moods and unique gifts for friends and loved ones to pet toys and adorable accessories. They also provide in-store monograms, gift wrap and more.
How to support: Shop in-store or buy online.

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Photo courtesy of Black Optical

Knox Quarter
Do you see what I see? These aren’t just the song’s lyrics, but the inspiration behind the sunglasses and other eyeglass-related giveaways from luxury eyewear brand Black Optical. After all, we can pretty much guarantee that giving someone a gift card for a new pair of beauties with or without a prescription will be both memorable and practical.
How to support: Spend in-store shopping or buy gift cards online.

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Village Baking Co.

the District of Knox; Lower Greenville
Show up at any holiday event with a gorgeous chocolate truffle cake or other baking item and you will be loved by everyone involved. And if you’re still the go-to person to bring the buns, impress enemies with the most delicious breads, whether it’s baguettes, spicy jalapeño-cheddar, or Meyer’s lemon-rosemary.
How to support: Stop for in-store shopping.

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