Tucked between the chaos of Black Friday and madness of Cyber Monday sits Small Business Saturday. This is our personal favorite because we always prefer shopping local! Main Street Bozeman is the place to go on Saturday, November 30th to start your holiday shopping with over 250 small businesses participating in the event. Just skip Black Friday and sleep in! Parking will be FREE all day in the garage and the downtown area for this event. Here are the places downtown (and a couple not downtown!) to shop at on Small Business Saturday
No gift-giving guide is complete without Heyday! This is the ultimate place to shop for everyone on your list, not just the ladies. They have a solid selection for the gentlemen in your life and fun stuff for the kiddos and pets. You'll find perfumes, Montana goodies, books, stationery, beautiful jewelry, handbags, kitchen items...seriously you could check off your whole shopping list at Heyday. They also have gorgeous gift wrapping and the atmosphere in the store is always spot on. Heyday is planning some weekend sales, on Black Friday get a $15 gift card with a purchase of $100, on Small Business Saturday they will have Treeline Coffee and treats and on Cyber Monday they will have 30% off HeyDay favorites!
Looking for something unique and totally local? Head to Intrigue! They have clothes, hats, cups, frames, towels...everything designed and screen printed in the store. For Small Business Saturday they will be having deals throughout the store.
There is something so Christmasey about a local bookstore. Country Bookshelf is no exception! Books make a wonderful gift so this is a must-stop shop for Christmas shopping. Bonus-they gift wrap! On Small Business Saturday, at 11 am they will have storytime for the kids with local author Kyle Steiner, the perfect way to get in the holiday spirit while getting some shopping done.
For the hard to shop for person on your list, consider a personalized gift from Hattie Rex. How about a handmade dog tag for their furry friend? Belt buckles, luggage tags, key chains, money clips...so many cool designs can be found at Hattie Rex, giving a personal touch. They also have products from local artists such as mountain key racks, local books, prints and candles. They'll be offering 20% off Hattie Rex products in-store and online, plus a $20 gift card when you spend $100 for Small Business Saturday!
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One of downtown Bozeman's longest standing stores! Cactus Records is the place to go for the music lovers on your list and to find something out of the ordinary and quirky (perfect for all those white elephant gifts!) The sales will start on Record Store Day Black Friday with all sorts of fantastic deals and it will keep going into Small Business Saturday.
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This place feels like you are walking right into Santa's workshop with the train running above and toys everywhere. Support local on Saturday by shopping for the kids here rather than the big box stores or Amazon. They have a great selection of games for kids of all ages, they gift wrap and on Small Business Saturday they are offering 10% off the ENTIRE store!
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We love, love LOVE Re-Couture! They are a high-end consignment store with designer labels and so much more. You'll find new jewelry from local artists and other great gifts on top of clothes, shoes and furniture. This is a place where you'll not only be able to check a few people off your holiday list but also will find a few things for yourself! For Small Business Saturday they'll be offering $1 items throughout the store!
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Did you know this started as a cafe in Big Fork? Over the years it evolved into a boutique offering unique and fun Montana items. A couple years ago they opened the Bozeman store and we couldn't be happier about it! They have clothes, hats, jewelry and home items all with Montana love. They make the perfect gift for out of town friends and locals to show their MT pride!
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For the avid outdoors-people in your life! Whether it's hunting, hiking, camping, running...Schnee's has it. The large store gives a winter ski lodge vibe making it fun to browse around "hunting" for the perfect gift (see what we did there?!)
This funky boutique will be having fantastic Small Business Saturday sales! They have the cutest items from beautiful jewelry to fun towels, clothing and home items. There really is no other store in downtown Bozeman like Cosmica!
If you're looking for unique holiday gifts, make sure to swing into Montana Honey Bee Company on Saturday. They have honey products including lotion, lip balm, honey supplies and of course honey!
Photo courtesy of Montana Honey Bee Company
This beautiful store in the Cannery District has a lot to love! Stationary, journals, calendars, bath & body, home goods and more. If you haven't been to here, Small Business Saturday is a great day to check them out.