Every year after Thanksgiving, many people I know gear up for Black Friday. Crazily trying to organize their day after Thanksgiving to battle the crowds and snag a deal. Last year, REI started a great campaign with #optoutside encouraging people to skip the stores and enjoy the outdoors. We plan on partaking in that this year as we did last year. Yet also every year there is the Shop Small promotion, to support small business, support local. We also participate with this every year too.
In that respect, we wanted to share some shops that are favorites of ours.
Modern Burlap. We have tons of swaddle blankets from this great shop. Black and white in design, great meaningful phrases and terrific designs. Not your typical swaddle blanket. This Friday, code: blackfriday20 you can get 20% off! Asher loves them.
Go Plae. These shoes are the best! First because they fit Asher's braces easily but for more than just that. These shoes come in a variety of styles, colors designs. They also have adjustable straps. Let me explain, you can get extra Velcro straps at different lengths and designs to replace the pair that comes with the shoes. So if your child has a wide foot or braces (like my little one), they can easily fit many types of feet. Also, they are a San Francisco based company so to us that is local. It's awesome!
Littlest Warrior. This company is a company with heart. Today, with code blackfriday you get 20%. They have shirts for all that proudly lets you and your little ones declare their acceptance of all. They are about inclusion of all and we love that message in our house.
Wire and Honey. Advocacy is one word I think about when I buy from this shop. With this year being one of shock and uncertainty, this small business has wonderful apparel for all that encourages acceptance, to "stand up against racism", "stand up for equality" and so forth. And a great perk? From now until Monday use the code STUFFED for 25% off!
Sarah Marie Design Studio. If you have followed us on Instagram, Twitter or Blog you know we love running. It's kinda a family thing. Naturally we had to include at least one small business running shop. This one is rad! In full disclosure, I am an ambassador for Sarah Marie Design Studio, yet I was a fan far before I became an ambassador. And a special "Black Friday" deal, she is giving 15% off her Holiday Shop AND free shipping. For the discount use code: BLACKFRIDAY2016, free shipping is automatic and requires no code. Check her site out. There is something for every runner in your life. Really. I promise.
These are just some shops that we love and the BEST part is that you can support small business while drinking coffee in your pjs on your couch.
DISCLAIMER: we are not sponsored by any shop listed in our "Shop Small" blog post, just fans. I am an ambassador for Sarah Marie Design Studio however we are in no way being compensated from any shop. Happy Holidays!