8 Ways to Celebrate Small Business Saturday!

 Photo by Jess Fredericks Photography

Photo by Jess Fredericks Photography

Happy Thanksgiving, Friendsgiving, holidays, & Small Business Saturday! There’s so much to be thankful for and we’re excited to celebrate the small businesses and owners who make our city bright & wonderful. Having that go-to shop whenever you need something special for a friend’s engagement party or important birthday, or even visiting a new city and stumbling into a beautiful shop where the owner not only helps you find the perfect memento to treasure your trip with, but also shares her favorite local place to get the best dessert in town with you… these are the experiences that make up why we fall in love with a city— whether it’s our own city or a city we’re visiting.

“The people who run those small businesses, LOVE what they do,” says Crystina Castiglione of The Messy Painter. “They are passionate, generous, kind, talented and they CARE greatly about taking care of their community. It's important to support them no matter where you live or are visiting.”

We couldn’t agree more. Thank you for showing small businesses lots of love this year, both brick & mortar shops and online shops. Let’s show them (as well as our loved ones!) just how much we love & appreciate them by spending our dollars locally. As you’re looking for gift ideas, take a peek at the businesses linked below— they have some fun pop ups & awesome deals taking place this weekend. Enjoy the holidays, thank you again for shopping small, & stay boss! xx -G

 Photo by Jess Fredericks Photography

Photo by Jess Fredericks Photography

The Paper Seahorse is hosting a grand opening of their second location, a pop-up shop with Frivolous Dry Goods in Ybor City at 1901 E. 7th Avenue. 

They’re are also hosting a fundraiser for literacy at their original Soho location the same day. There’s an all ages 'zine making class and 100% of proceeds are going to the Blue Bird Book Bus. 

The first 10 people at each of their locations to tell them why they love to shop small will receive a goodie bag filled with papery goodness. 

Meet the babe behind the brand, Tona Bell.

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Posie’s Flower Truck will be celebrating Small Business Saturday with a pop up at LS Organics and BOHO Beauty House on Saturday, 11/24 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Find their signature cornflower blue truck filled with fresh blooms at 219 S. Packwood Ave. 

Meet the babe behind the brand, Stephanie Newton.

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Citrus Press Co. is a full-service online stationery company know for botanical wedding invitiations. Getting married? Shopping for Save the Dates? From Small Business Saturday to Cyber Monday, Citrus Press Co. Wedding Stationery, is offering 15% off your online order. Use Code CPFALL18 at checkout! Also, you can save more by joining our mailing list and receive even more amazing discounts for that week. Shop & sign up for bonus discounts here

Meet the babe behind the brand, Sarka Nichols.

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Vêtue Boutique is all about everything from pretty casuals to effortless chic and has you covered when you shop online during Small Business Saturday. Save up to 25% off on your purchase with the following discounts:

15% off 2 Items

20% off 3 items

25% off 4 items

Vêtue makes shopping online easier for you when you download their free app in the App Store or Google Play. There’s also a “shop now, pay later’ payment option. Discover great quality fun, unique and stylish clothing and accessories at amazing prices. At Vêtue Boutique, fashion is what you buy and style is how we help you put it together. Owner, Rowena Sjovall invites to to her Vêtue dress you!

Meet the babe behind the brand, Rowena Sjovall.

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Babe Crafted is offering a complimentary month of membership to new members who sign up for our annual membership to celebrate Small Business Saturday. This membership is geared towards established business owners and full details can be found here. To redeem, sign up here between 11/21 and 11/24 at midnight.

Meet the babe behind the brand, Gina Moccio.

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Photo by The Dashing Ginger

Valhalla Resale has in store promotions for Small Business Saturday, including:

First time members will receive 50% off their first month of membership

Spend $100 on purchases (excludes gift certificates) and earn a $20 gift certificate for a future visit (transferable)

Starting on Black Friday, if you buy $50 in gift certificates (not to be redeemed the same day) you'll get an extra $10 gift certificate (this deal is extended until December 24th).

Meet the babe behind the brand, Danielle Ferrari.

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The Messy Painter is proud to be a local business. “Local businesses are the bedrock of any community. They are what bring flavor, variety, style and uniqueness to a city,” says Owner Crystina Castiglione.

Each year during the month of December, Crystina hosts a month long birthday sale for whatever age she’s turning. This year, she’s hosting a 31% off sale site wide for all of her prints. You'll be able to use code BDAY31 at checkout through her online shop here. She will also be holding a 50% off sale off select prints if you shop in person at St. Pete Indie Flea on December 1.

Meet the babe behind the brand, Crystina Castiglione.

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PaperFinch Design creates fun & modern home decor and gifts inspired by travel and adventure. Snag 15% off your purchase of $50 or more, 25% off your purchase of $75 or more, and get a Holly Jolly card with the purchase of any print.

Meet the babe behind the brand, Amy Braswell.