Shop Small on Small Business Saturday 2016
The approach of Thanksgiving also signals the “official” beginning of the holiday shopping season—Black Friday. While Black Friday focuses on the crazy sales of big retail, more and more people are preferring to keep their shopping on a local level at nearby small businesses. If you’re one of these individuals, then get ready to “shop small” with special deals on Small Business Saturday, November 26, 2016.
Here are a few gift ideas to get your started on your way:
- A bottle of Virginia wine or a growler of Virginia brew—Afton Mountain Vineyards, Veritas Vineyards, Blue Mountain Brewery, and more. Click here for a few local winery options, and click here for breweries.
- A gift certificate to a local restaurant. From casual American cuisine to fine dining, we have plenty of eateries to celebrate on Small Business Saturday. (While some offer gift certificates you can order for the holidays, you may want to check out each individual restaurant website or give them a call to be sure.)
- A box of Charlottesville chocolates—You friends and family will absolutely love the variety of truffles, fudge and more chocolatey delight from Gearharts Fine Chocolates, Wine Loves Chocolate, and My Chocolate Shoppe.
- A Piece of Artwork from the Rockfish River Gallery—If you need a one-of-a-kind gift, the Rockfish River Gallery is your solution. With everything from paintings and photography to jewelry and wood carvings, there’s plenty to choose from amidst the unique selection of handmade items from local artists.
We look forward to seeing you here for this special promotion and celebration of the small businesses that are the heart of the local community!