Will You Shop Small This Holiday Season?

Black Friday

Let the Holiday Shopping Begin!

With all the holiday bustle, we know it can be so easy to fall into the online ordering trap. But this holiday season, take a moment to stop and see what our area business owners have to offer. From handmade crafts to contemporary home decor, spices to spas, you will find a gift for every Tom, Dick and Scrooge in your life. The shopping season begins this Friday, November 23 with Black Friday steals and deals. Here are a few specials to help you cross the gifts off your nice list.

Black Friday Specials

Craft Habit

Craft Habit is hosting a Handmade Gift Bonanza this Thanksgiving weekend (Nov 23rd, 24th, and 25th). Handmade by who you ask? Handmade by YOU!  Craft Habit will have a variety of simple projects available to make in-store, and staff on-hand to help you out, no matter your level of craft acuity. Check out their Facebook event for more details.

Whitley Furniture



Whitley Furniture Galleries is offering 10% off all accessories and interest free financing thru November 26. Visit their Zebulon location today for dozens of quality brands, including American made and Amish furniture. Need decorating expertise? Whitley Furniture Galleries offers free interior design consultation.


Who doesn’t love an assortment of goodies? Pick up your boss or kids’ teacher a coffee & tea gift basket from Dazzle & Lace. FREE local delivery for the holidays! Available on Small Business Saturday are the 12 Days of Christmas gift baskets for 15% off!

And speaking of Small Business Saturday….

Shop Small

Small Business Saturday is an effort to encourage you to Shop Small the Saturday after Thanksgiving week. Since its inception in 2010, Small Business Saturday has generated an enormous amount of revenue for local communities and in 2017 7,200 businesses across 50 states had signed on as Local Champions to support the initiative.

“Since Small Business Saturday started,
U.S. customers have reported spending
an estimated total of $85 billion1 at
independent retailers and restaurants —
that’s $85 billion over 8 days alone.” – AmericanExpress.com

On November 24, step out into Wake County and find your locally owned boutique, hardware store, restaurant, salon, gift shop, book store, the list goes on and on. Make a resolution to improve our county and strengthen the businesses that gave Sam her first job, or provided a scholarship for Traci to attend college. That’s what the holiday spirit is all about right? And our local business members like The Green Monkey have the gifts you need. See The Green Monkey’s Facebook page for a schedule of their happenings on Small Business Saturday. Be sure to visit our member directory for all the independently owned local business members.

Still have items left on your list? Finish it off on Cyber Monday!

Shop Dazzle & Lace, Craft Habit, and more on Cyber Monday for special after holiday special. And don’t forget the most important day of the month, #GivingTuesday. Give back to a local non profit, or shop at a retailer who is giving back. Find a list of local non profits on our web page. Purchase furniture at The Green Chair Project, stop for lunch at A Place At the Table, donate funds to ComMotionNC for their dance program for vets and cancer patients, or drop canned goods at local food drives. The Blood Connection has several blood drives set up around the area and is in much need during the holidays. Consider donating 30 minutes of your time and a little blood. You never know whose life you might save.

Bottom line, when you spend locally you fuel our economy. So Shop Small this holiday season and watch our community bloom. Happy Holidays from Shop Local Raleigh!  #smallbizsat #shopsmall #shopindy #weshopsmall

Shop Local Raleigh is all about promoting & supporting locally-owned, independent businesses. It’s about making your hard-earned money go further, fueling the local economy, & helping to preserve the unique character of Raleigh.