‘Tis the season to shop ’til you drop! Why not support your community while you are at it?
The nationally celebrated, annual event, Small Business Saturday, is Saturday, November 27, 2021, and is always sandwiched between Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
Started by American Express in 2010, Small Business Saturday has taken off and gained support in communities all throughout the United States. In 2015, nearly 95 million people participated in Small Business Saturday shopping.
This official day (approved unanimously by the U.S. Senate in 2011) encourages people to shop at independent and small businesses instead of chain stores and online. Small business is often described as the backbone of local economies and can have a large impact on communities. In 2014, nearly $14.5 billion was spent on Small Business Saturday!
Shoppers appetites also support local eateries and restaurants, helping more than local retailers on this busy day. So, as you search for unique and memorable gifts this holiday season, be sure to shop small in a neighborhood near you!
Where to Shop Small in Marquette
Where to Shop Small in Sault Ste. Marie
Where to Shop Small in Grand Rapids
Check out the Downtown Market for gifts perfect for the foodie in your life. Vendors feature specialty items including wine and spirits and cooking oils and spices. Don’t forget about Michigan Pantry to stock your pantry with locally sourced salsas, dip mixes, pasta, soup, honey, and more!
Where to Shop Small in Kalamazoo
Downtown Kalamazoo has a wide range of stores guaranteed to help you check off your holiday shopping list. Find special gift wrap, cards, and stationary at Petals and Postings. Warm-up with a cup of tea at Tudor House Tea between your shop-hopping.
Where to Shop Small in Holland
Where to Shop Small in Lansing
- October Moon
- Polka Dots Boutique
- Bad Annie’s Sweary Goods
- Katalyst Art Gallery & Gift Boutique
- Old Town General Store
Where to Shop Small in Jackson
- Rustic Market Co.
- Apricot Lane Boutique
- The Blessed Nest
- The Book Exchange of Jackson
- CottonTales Jackson
Where to Shop Small in Traverse City
Where to Shop Small on the Leelanau Peninsula
Where to Shop Small in Glen Arbor
Where to Shop Small in Petoskey
Where to Shop Small in Harbor Springs
Where to Shop Small in Charlevoix
Where to Shop Small in Bay Harbor
Where to Shop Small in Detroit
Explore Eastern Market in Downtown Detroit and the auto city pride stores nearby including Detroit Vs Everybody. If a neighborhood adventure is more your style, go to Shop Small in Detroit where lots of local vendors and shops will be open to celebrate.
Where to Shop Small in Birmingham
Where to Shop Small in Royal Oak
Where to Shop Small in Rochester
Where to Shop Small in Frankenmuth
Where to Shop Small in Midland
Where to Shop Small in Bay City
Where to Shop Small in Flint
For handmade gifts, stop by the Holiday Handmade Market and check out more than 40 local vendors! You can also always support local farmers and artisans at the Flint Farmers’ Market.
What are your favorite Michigan stores for holiday gifts and treats? What neighborhoods and communities do you support on Small Business Saturday?