MINNEAPOLIS — It's that time of year again to fuel up on leftover turkey sandwiches and head out to shop small and local for this year's Small Business Saturday.
Whether it's the perfect holiday gift for a loved one or a little something for yourself, check out the list below for deals and events happening Nov. 26 across the Twin Cities metro.
Editor's note: This is not an exhaustive list. If you'd like us to include something we've missed, please text event details to (763) 797-7215. Remember to text; don't call.
AudreyRose is offering a $5 gift card to Sister Sludge coffee shop to the first 10 shoppers who spend $50 or more (and a $10 gift card to the first five who spend $100 or more) over the weekend. The store will also offer hot cider and treats from Black Fox Bakery.
Carousel and Folk is making a weekend out of it with 15% off Friday and 20% off storewide Saturday at their south Minneapolis location.
The bookstore-meets-wine-bar-meets-coffee-bar in Hopkins has deals both in-store and online Saturday. At the shop, guests can peruse while enjoying a free 12 oz. drip coffee with any purchase from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.; buy one, get one on select new books; and will enjoy a mere $1 deal on used books. Can't make it to Hopkins? The store is also offering 10% off sitewide.
Fair Anita is offering big deals for jewelry online through Monday. Buy two, get one free ethically made, affordable pieces created right here in Minnesota.
Speaking of jewelry, local-favorite designer Larissa Loden is also extending deals to shoppers Saturday, with in-store and online gift card deals (buy a $50 gift card, get a free $10 one; buy $100, get $25) in addition to hosting illustrator Claire Ward, who is available from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on-site, walk-in portrait sessions.
Uptown's Les Sól is giving shoppers 20% percent off everything — and will feature a 40% off rack — while welcoming guests Addis Pottery and Nina Dani Art for a pop-up.
The holiday celebration at Minneapolis' international mall on East Lake Street is already underway and goes through 5 p.m. Saturday. In addition to the rows and rows of delectables, shoppers will be subject to hourly prize giveaways, food demos and sampling, art demos, a holiday selfie station and kid's activities, among others.
Check out Moth Oddities in Northeast Minneapolis Saturday for deals on all of your vintage needs. Instagram followers will enjoy 20% off while sipping on samples from Sencha Tea Bar's holiday tea cocktail kits and Nicole Feest of NylonSaddle Photography will also be in the shop to offer guests mini-photo sessions.
Another local favorite, each Primp boutique location has 20% off full-price items storewide all weekend, while shoppers can also get in on 70% off on sale items.
Located in the Lowry Hill East neighborhood in Minneapolis, Disco Death Records is a unique store that offers new and used vinyl records, coffee and film development. Customers will get 15% off used records, 25% off cassettes and 40% off seven-inch record.
Small business shoppers will be pleased to hear there's no shortage of deals around the shops at 50th & France. Several locally based businesses, including Billy Reid, DUGO, Faribault Mill and Flirt Boutique, among others, are offering an array of deals at their respective locations. Bonus: Saturday's annual Holiday Tree Lighting celebration will include local performers, words from Edina's Mayor Hovland, horse-drawn carriage rides, family-friendly crafts, music — and even visits from Santa. Click here to learn more.
The annual event is billed as "the most authentic traditional holiday market of its kind in Minnesota," offering European-inspired gifts and food, while boasting family friendly entertainment and intercultural activities. You can get in on the fun this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Spend your Small Business Saturday with reindeer, a magic show, trolley runs, live music, Father Christmas and Vikings legends Carl Eller and Stu Voight in Excelsior. In between events, shop among dozens of local artisan and food vendors. Click here to get your tickets before you arrive.
Continuing its annual gift card promotional tradition, Face Foundrié will set you up with a bonus $20 gift card when you purchase $100 in gift cards this holiday season. You can also get 20% off when you buy three or more products through Dec. 1.
Get all of your shopping done Saturday at St. Paul's Holiday Market at Schmidt from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Gather holiday goods from more than 40 local artists and enjoy music, food and fun while you do it!
The Minneapolis Craft Market at Holidazzle will set up in Loring Park every weekend from now until Christmas. Stop by to shop local vendors selling goods from jewelry to clothing to art and more.
Belly up at Sociable Cider Werks Saturday for its 9th-anniversary celebration and enjoy live music, deals on merch (including holiday bundles!) and a free $20 gift card with the purchase of $100 in gift cards. Sociable staff asks anyone interested in gift cards to preorder them online.
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