Happy Wednesday, Penny Darlings!
It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood & I am READY for Thanksgiving! Ya girl is pumped for pumpkin cheesecake, my dad’s famous potato filling, stuffing balls, and some holiday punch! Yum! Yum! Yum!
Anyway, as we all know, after Thanksgiving it gets into the holiday season, and as we all know even more; that usually involves some shopping, gifting, & giving!
This holiday season – I am so pumped to be supporting small businesses, local businesses, Etsy shop owners, go-getters, & more! I’ve done tons of #ShoppingSmall so far! It’s been a blast! For this Small Business Saturday, I wanted to compile a list of some of my fave places to shop!
But what is Small Business Saturday, you may ask?
SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY!
If you’re not familiar, Small Business Saturday is the Black Friday for makers, creators, innovators, and shakers! It’s a great day to go out and support your local shops, download the Etsy app, and shop small business Saturdays!
While I may not be a ‘small business’ exactly, I definitely am a side hustler gone full-time, #GIRLBOSS, entrepreneur. I love shopping small businesses when I can (everything from soap to candles to shopping local farm stands). It’s awesome to get a high quality product, supporting makers of all types, and be able to directly communicate about my purchases!
Bath & Beauty
Paisley & Company
My faves are the sugar scrub and goatsmilk mousse lotion! Preston loves the beard oil! We are both die-hard fans! I’ve been shopping here since I was in college and I still make the two hour trip to stock up. Preston & I seriously have at least four products in use at any one time! Hand-crafted, customizable, unique – EVERY product is good on my sensitive skin!
Luminance Skin Care
Luminance is a line of skin care ranging from cleansers to toners to lip balms and everything in between! They’re cruelty-free, no animal testing, fresh, and organic ingredients! All products are handcrafted in small batches by a small team, using only the cleanest ingredients for your skin. Everything is vegan, non-synthetic, cruelty free, and nontoxic. As a gal with sensitive skin, this is a MUST!
HOLIDAY SALE: Another exclusive code: use PENNYHOLIDAYS at checkout for 20% off your order from Dec. 1 to January 1.
Lock & Key Confectionery
Lock and Key Confectionery has the perfect sweet treats for the Holiday season! And I can say absolutely first hand that these sweets are absolutely UN-BE-LEAVE-AH-BULL. Seriously, so good! I had to convince my mom not to eat all mine! Ha!
HOLIDAY SALE: 30% off any order with code: HOLIDAY19 (valid 11/29-12/2)
Ya’ll know how much I love my girl Ady (Cupcake Wars WINNER) of Ady Cakes on Penn Avenue in West Reading. This bakery is a serious showstopper. EVERY SINGLE SWEET I’VE HAD THERE IS A BANGER. For real, the macarons, the cookies, cake pops, cupcakes, it’s all SO. DARN. GOOD. And by some force of magic these TASTE even better than they look, and they look fantastic.
Urban Tails PA
This Pennsylvania local company is a pop-up based company (or maybe PUP-UP! Ha, get it?! I’ll see myself out). Urban Tails PAis a perfect place to stuff your furry friend’s stocking! They have everything from toys to treats to accessories, for cats & dogs!
Urban Tails PA sells all-natural,eco-friendly treats, toys and supplements. They also have a line of CBD products and tons of Central PA events to shop! Bonus: free local delivery!
HOLIDAY SALE: This code is just for my readers – 10% off with code ThePennyDarling10
THE DAPPER DOG BOX
These subscription boxes are for the stylin’ pooch in your life! With everything from bowties, leashes, bandanna, toys, treats, and more! And for that dog-obsessed person in your life, you can gift a month with tons of adorable gifts!
Bonus: they also donate a portion of their sales to a dog rescue or shelter in the US!
Meeka Fine Jewelry
A local shop to my current homebase, this fine jewelry shop has everything! There’s something for everyone. There’s artists & collections from all over the world, unique stones, & stylish pieces! *
Sorrelliis a family-owned jewelry design company based in Kutztown, Pennsylvania. (my college alma-mater!) Sorrelli jewelry is handcrafted from genuine semi-precious stones and high-quality Austrian crystals. I got introduced from my mom who is a long-time customer and has turned me into a Sorrelli-lover too!
Jewelry Source is a shop is local to my hometown! My mom has gone here for years and the amazing woman who owns the shop is one of those people who is a genuine expert in her craft. I got my wedding ring here, and when I said I wanted one like my mom’s, she didn’t hesitate and grabbed the ring that I now wear every day. I tried on another 20 or, but she was SO right. It was perfect.
They are not an online shop, so this is for my PA locals only – but they are having a 40% off sale on their ENTIRE inventory for Small Business Saturday!
This adorable boutique is THE destination place to stock up on ALL things bags & accessories! There’s brands from Kate Spade to Betsey Johnson to a million other designers and the prices at this shop are totally guilt-free! (like this penguin crossbody!)
HOLIDAY SALE: Extra 20% off entire order plus free shipping!
Use with coupon code: BEMERRY (Offer valid 11/15/19 – 12/31/19)
Laudi Vidni is a custom leather goods brand based out of Chicago who’s core value is to empower people and encourage them to express their own personal style through the pieces they design. The company was founded by two total #BOSSBABES who were tired of the fashion industry deciding who was “in” and who was “out” and who should or shouldn’t be their customer or demographic. Laudi Vidni (individual spelled backwards!) believes that there’s a customization option for EVERYONE, with YOU at the forefront!
HOLIDAY SALE: With the purchase of every gift card over $50, every customer can also get a Meno Wallet (a typical $60 item!).
Ya’ll know that I’m a Dackie in my heart – so an obvi choice was The Adirondack Winery! You can shop their amazing selection of holiday wines, wine accessories, wine gifts, and so much more for any wine lover on your shopping list! Check out their site here!
HOLIDAY SALE: Adirondack Winery is offering 10% off all wines in-store and online Black Friday Weekend with code BF10 and a special sale on select wines on Cyber Monday!
I didn’t know the perfect adult beverage could possibly exist and then Cafe Agave comes in with spiked cold brew coffee. Yes, for real. Cafe Agave specializes in Spiked Cold Brew Coffee 12.5% ALC/VOL Ready to Drink Cocktail. It’s made with real gourmet coffee, agave sweetener, & it’s gluten free!
Bonus: There’s currently 4 additional flavors (including Salted Caramel & Mocha. OMG).
Check out Cafe Agave on their website, on their Facebook, & follow them on Instagram!
SHOP SMALL BUSINESSES.
This is so important! Shop these links, share with anyone who may be in the market, do some gift shopping, recommend to a friend!
Bonus Tip: Many rescues and pet adoption centers have reduced or waived adoption fees to get their pets to good homes! Be sure to check out your local rescues!
*this post is sponsored by all these amazing creators, however all thoughts and opinions are my own!*
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