Small Business Saturday® is November 28th! We all love supporting the local economy so why not participate in Small Business Saturday® in Southcoast, MA?! In 2010 American Express started Small Business Saturday® and by 2011 it had already become officially acknowledged by the U.S. Senate! American Express offers owners ways to promote their business and encourages local residents to shop small. Last year, $14.3 Billion dollars were spent at small businesses on Small Business Saturday® – let’s make this year even better by stimulating the local economy! Be sure to stop by some of our favorite small businesses on November 28th while you’re out shopping for the holidays:
Bob’s Sea & Ski – 211 Pope’s Island, New Bedford, MA 02740
Hit the slopes in style by shopping at Bob’s Sea & Ski for Small Business Saturday® in Southcoast, MA. They have everything you need for skiing and snowboarding from clothing, gloves, goggles, boots, bindings and more. Sign up for one of their ever popular ski trips! A friendly and knowledgeable staff will answer all your questions and help find the best products to suit your needs. The entire Pickup family swears by Bob’s Sea & Ski and have been shopping there for years! Follow Bob’s Sea & Ski on facebook for their latest promos and events!
Flour Girls Baking Company, 230 Huttleston Ave, Fairhaven, MA 02719 Don’t let their name confuse you – Flour Girls offers way more than cakes, pies, and cookies! In fact, our entire office skips over there for breakfast and lunch on a weekly basis. (When you’re located just a stone’s throw away from a place like Flour Girls – it’s tough to resist an afternoon craving!) Jill and her team have an eclectic menu of sandwiches, salads, and soups – all made with love daily! Our Care Free crew favorite: The Vermonter (hot pressed smoked turkey, Vermont cheddar, bacon, red onion, green apple) paired with their Spinach Salad, a cup of homemade soup (they are always cooking up something different and delicous) and finished with their Ginger Molasses cookie! You can also order their delicious treats for your next party! But hey – don’t take our word for it – stop by Flour Girls for some delicious eats and a gift certificate for a yummy holiday gift! Follow Flour Girls on Facebook and Instagram for their latest specials.
Dorothy Cox’s Chocolates – 117 Alden Road, Fairhaven, MA 02719
Dorothy Cox’s has been family owned and operated since 1928! It’s a great place to do some holiday shopping for the sweet tooth in your life. They also make beautiful gift baskets of their fine chocolates and confections that are great for corporate gift giving. Stephanie’s favorite is the buttercrunch! Shop small at Dorothy Cox!
Emma Marie’s – 19 Country Road, Mattapoisett, MA 02739
Looking for the perfect gifts for your furry friends? Emma Marie’s has an expansive retail shop with all sorts of dog and cat supplies, toys, treats, leashes, and gear. Also, be sure to Emma Marie’s in mind when boarding your beloved pets or enrolling them in doggy daycare with our Care Free pups – we’re all Emma Marie clients! Check out the adorable collection of puppy pics on their facebook page!
Euro at Phoenix – 24 Center Street, Fairhaven, MA 02719 Be prepared to shop! You’ll lose track of time with their amazing selection of unique, high quality gifts. From clothing (love their beautiful Norwegian knit sweaters, Sherpa fleece, slippers, hats, mittens, and wool socks) and shoes (think brands such as Ugg Australia, Dansko, Sorel, Keen, Sperry) They have super cool kids toys, coastal home decor, whimsical gifts and more! Follow Euro Ship Store facebook page for the latest products and sales! Set aside two hours – you’ll need it to look at everything they have to offer!
Chrissy Ann Ceramics – New Bedford, MA Hand crafted here in the SouthCoast, we absolutely love Chrissy’s beautiful pottery, custom wedding, baby, and Christmas ornaments! Although you can shop online through her Etsy Shop, we prefer to catch her at one of her many events throughout New England (she’ll be at the Fairhaven Old Time Holiday Craft Fair at the Unitartian Church in December) In fact, her pottery is so gorgeous she can be found in retail locations throughout the United States (she’s even in Whole Foods now!) It doesn’t get any more local than this – Chrissy was born and raised here in the SouthCoast and her pottery is a reflection of her sweet and gentle nature. We like to follow her on facebook and Instagram to see her latest creations!
Arthur Moniz Gallery – 22 Williams Street, New Bedford, MA 02740 One of the most talented artists to grace the SouthCoast, Arthur Moniz’s artwork has been capturing the nature and maritime beauty of our area for over 35 years. Probably most famous for his pen and ink collection of local harbors, Arthur Moniz artwork is so realistic that it could be mistaken for a photograph. They offer custom framing services (done by Arthur’s daughter, Kerran) and have a lovely collection of coasters, clocks, and tiles that feature Arthur’s artwork. Be sure to stop the gallery for the perfect house warming or holiday gift.
Black Tie Cookies – 211 Middle Road, Acushnet, MA 02743 We love Black Tie Cookies! They make the perfect gift during the holidays and all year round. Pre-order one of their signature or custom arrangements and have it delivered to anyone, anywhere! Black Tie Cookies are baked fresh daily and are individually packed for freshness. The only tough thing about shopping Black Tie Cookies: there are sooo many deliciously, amazing Black Tie Cookie flavors – we’ll take one of each Nicole (she’s the owner, baker, and heart of BTC!) We’re so lucky to have awesome people running small businesses here in the SouthCoast and Nicole is definitely one of them! So go ahead, shop Black Tie Cookies – we know it will be Love at first bite! Follow them on Instagram and Facebook – you’ll be able to smell the cookies through the photos!
Partners Village Store – 865 Main Road, Westport, MA 02970
Partners has a great gift shop with a little something for everyone on your gift list! Toys, jewelry, books, housewares, candy and lots of unique gifts to choose from. They even have a delicious café so you can fuel up while you get your holiday errands done. Be sure to follow the Partners Facebook page for their latest events (like their December Open House!) products and promos!
Shop small, jump start your holiday shopping, and support our local economy at the same time!