Everyone has their reasons for getting up at the crack of dawn to stand in line for this year’s “it” toys or electronics. But for every dollar you spend at big box stores, we encourage you to spend the same amount at locally owned and operated small businesses.
Sandwiched by Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Small Business Saturday is the retail holiday that lets you show your love for local brick and mortar businesses in your town. In 2016, 112 million people across the nation supported their local small businesses through $15.4 billion retail dollars! That’s money that’s more likely to stay in your community—supporting local business owners, local staff, local services, and local nonprofits in the area.
From Asheville to Hendersonville to Waynesville and areas in between, feel great supporting local businesses while crossing unique gift items off your holiday shopping lists. Here are seven great shopping spots to visit for Small Business Saturday this weekend:
Duncan & York Modern Market
Duncan & York Modern Market believes gift-giving doesn’t have to be a snooze fest. The shop offers local and handmade gifts, as well as your favorite items from around the world. Check out their wide selection of gorgeous cards for every occasion, candles and home fragrances, jewelry, bath and body supplies, books, mugs, notebooks and prints, gifts for kids, manly finds, delicious treats, shirts and knitwear, wall art, office wares, and much more. National brands available include Rifle Paper Co., Bando, Kate Spade, and others.
33 N Lexington Avenue, Asheville | (828) 575-2441 | duncanandyork.com
THIS MONTH FROM LOLO: Your Choice of Mug from Duncan & York Modern Market
The best way to welcome cooler weather is with a warm mug of something delicious. Stop into Duncan & York on Lexington Avenue in downtown Asheville and pick out a mug of your choice! Let us know what you chose to sip in style. View the offer.
Wag!: A Unique Pet Boutique
The holidays aren’t just about the people in your life. Wag! provides a nice selection of toys—stuffed or tuff—for your four-legged friends. They have a large selection of mix-and-match bulk treats and chews, antlers, water buffalo horns, bones, packaged treats, and locally made baked goods. Items are all natural, with no fillers, with many hypo-allergenic options for dogs and cats with special nutritional requirements. While you’re there, ask about training and behavior tips and tricks.
231-A N Main Street, Hendersonville | (828) 697-7799 | wagpetboutique.com
Commerce Street Mercantile
Commerce Street Mercantile is a mid-century-inspired gift shop located in the warehouse district of Frog Level in downtown Waynesville. Their ambiance transports visitors to the past, while introducing them to new products that evoke feelings of nostalgia. They also offer retro purses, reproduction jewelry, tin signs, vintage inspired toys, unique books, kitschy housewares, miscellaneous vintage, and hilarious gifts. Pick up a perfect pair of lucite earrings and a greeting card for one-stop gift shopping!
CLOSED Sunday and Monday
58 Commerce Street, Waynesville | (828) 246-0071 | retrogiftstore.com
Robin Blu is one of our favorite “pop into” spots in Waynesville. With a passion for all things creative and unique, you’re sure to find the perfect gift for your loved ones or yourself at Robin Blu. The shop is located in the Hazelwood Village area of Waynesville, along with several other wonderful local shops. With an open floor plan that allows you to shop with ease, stop in and see what beautiful new home decor or gift items are available. They are constantly getting new merchandise, so come for Small Business Saturday, but stop back often!
486 Hazelwood Avenue, Waynesville | (828) 246-9697 | robinblu.com
Main Street Mercantile
If you haven’t popped into Main Street Mercantile, now is the time! They are a boutique gift shop in located in downtown Waynesville, NC. The shop offers clothing, jewelry, accessories, unique gifts, bath and body products, and so much more for shoppers of all tastes. Burnt out after all your Black Friday shopping? Visit Main Street Mercantile online for a fast and friendly digital shopping experience!
101 S Main Street, Waynesville | (828) 246-6176 | 101mercantile.com
Black Dome Mountain Sports
As Asheville’s original full-service outdoor outfitter, “quality, value, selection, and experience” has been Black Dome’s motto for over 33 years. They are fully stocked with the best in outerwear, sportswear, backcountry gear, footwear, climbing gear, and so much more! If you’re looking for the perfect gift for the outdoors enthusiast in your life, consider the iconic 32-ounce wide mouth Nalgene. It’s a water bottle that will keep its owner well hydrated, hold up against bangs, bumps, and drops, and not leak a single drop ever.
140 Tunnel Road, Asheville | (828) 251-2001 | blackdome.com
Homestead Linens & Gifts
Since opening in 2001, Homestead has established itself as the “go to” Hendersonville boutique for gifts and linens. Step in, inhale, and awaken your senses. Choose from several different scents of Thymes products for a gift that’s harmonious and enriching, including Eucalyptus, Frasier Fir, Goldleaf, Lavender, and Goldleaf Gardenia. Gorgeous gifts are a trademark at Homestead. You can find something perfect for the holidays—or all occasions!
110 N Main Street, Hendersonville | (828) 697-8787 | homesteadfinelinens.com
Receive Great Gifts throughout the Year from These and Other Merchants!
Beverly-Hanks and LoLo have partnered with each of the above small businesses this year through our Thank Local program. Thank Local is our way of giving back to clients by introducing you to the many independently owned businesses, restaurants, and nonprofits across the region.
Simply by being a member of a Beverly-Hanks agent’s email list, you can take advantage of exclusive Thank Local offers each month. You’ll receive an email on the first week of the month with a no-strings-attached gift in your neighborhood. Using your local gift is easy! Learn how to redeem your gift.
Contact Your Beverly-Hanks Agent Today!
Not on the Beverly-Hanks email list? Ask your Beverly-Hanks associate for more information and to sign you up for exclusive local offers each month. Happy shopping!