November 24, 2012

Small Business Saturday! Buy Local NW – share your deals, your favorite small businesses

Today is Small Business Saturday!  This last week we scoured the Internet looking for sales at small businesses here in the Northwest. We were looking for Small Business promotions this weekend and through the holidays. Unfortunately we didn’t have much luck through Google – so we’re hoping you’ll help!

I know we post a lot of big box deals here (it’s the nature of being a national website), but I really do believe that shopping your local small businesses can be a great way to fuel your local economy and support local entrepreneurs. You can get one-of-a-kind gifts and the whole experience is more fulfilling (I think) than pushing an oversized cart through an oversized store, buying overly hyped products.

If you know about a holiday sale at a local business in the Northwest (Washington/Oregon), if you know of one please leave a comment on this post! We’re looking for things like coupons, in-store events, and charitable opportunities! I’d also love to hear which local stores are your favorite and why!

Here’s are a couple examples

I adore Bayside Quilting here in Oympia! I love walking into their store – the colors, the fabrics, the people working there, the inspiration I get from all the projects. AND they have regular events where they take competitor’s coupons! So you can get beautiful fabric for a fraction of the price. The quality just doesn’t compare to some of the fabrics you can get int he big box stores. You can sign up for their newsletter and get notified about all the in-store promos they do! 

Olympia Local Foods just opened a store front here in Olympia! I’ve done a review for their online ordering (it’s slick!) and I can’t wait to make it over to their store!  Open Fridays through Sundays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 2010-B Black Lake Blvd SW (just south of Highway 101, across from Ken Lake) – it’s owned by friends Celia and Tom! They work with Northwest farmers to bring you fresh, locally-sourced foods and products at an affordable price.

Okay you’re turn. . .which small businesses will you support this holiday season? Do you know about an event or sale at a local business? Share your ideas! 

p.s. If you own a small business, you’re welcome to leave your information as well. 


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  1. We bought some great Eco friendly toys at Wind Up Here in downtown Olympia. We got a couple of awesome Christmas gifts for the kids!

  2. I supported the Pacific Hazelnut Factory in Aurora, Oregon. I got a lot of yummy goodies after my AMEX $25 statement credit!

  3. check out our small home business on face book….search for J&J HOMELAND CANDLES. We handpour soy jar candles.

  4. I am a reader from Seattle and am part of a small local business called Lazerwood. We create wood iPhone covers, mods for Beats headphones and wood decals for Macs. Prices start at $15 which is such a great value for a quality, locally made iPhone cover. And an easy gift for that hard to buy for guy in your life.

    Use the coupon code QUEENBEE for 10% off your entire order.

    Thanks for supporting small AND local business!

  5. I’m a follower from Seattle, and sew items for my own small online shop – Shannon Sorensen Designs. Just about everything is 40% off right now! Thanks for supporting small businesses! 🙂

  6. Today I visited Debbie Macomber’s “A Good Yarn Shop” in Port Orchard, WA. I bought really nice wool yarn to ship to my daughter who is living in South Korea. The ladies who work in the shop are very nice and helpful. I highly recommend this shop!
    P.S. There’s a really nice Tea House across the parking lot.

  7. We’d love for you to check out our local etsy shop online. Even use code LILIHOLIDAY to get 10% off your order! We’re a mother daughter duo who loves to craft and sew – Linda & Lisa, hence the name Shop LILI 🙂 Please check us out! Yeah for small businesses!

  8. Hello, I am a reader and a small business owner. My bestie and I are stay at home moms in Tacoma, WA and sewers. Our shop is iheartbaby at

    We make advent calendars, mini quilts, Easter baskets, toddler belts, and things for kids, babies, and people in general! Hurry, there are only a few days left to get your Advent calendar in time for the holidays.

    Thanks for supporting local business.

  9. If you need a website created for your local small business, Digital Cherries Studio will give you a Christmas special discount

  10. Rosalind Chinneth says:

    Best soap and bath bombs ever!

    Flowering Tree Botanicals is having a sale today!

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