SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY is Nov. 28 and this year, keeping your dollars local has never had a bigger impact. Created by American Express, this shopping holiday encourages people to shop small businesses after – or in lieu of – the big-box retailers on Black Friday. All of these items have been carefully curated by local shop owners and sourced from around the world to bring a bit of luxury and style into your home. So get your credit card ready, and get your giftin’ on this Saturday!
2534 S. KINNICKINNIC AVE.
A salt or pepper mill is a staple for every kitchen so why not look at something with such natural beauty? These Olive Wood mills from URSA ($30/each) will also dress up any dining table.
This recycled green glassware is hand blown in Morocco. Glasses ($8/each) and pitcher ($34) have a vintage vibe, but modern shape. Whip up a pitcher of margaritas and day-dream of the summer days ahead when we’ll all think 2020 was just a nightmare.
URSA is open daily 11 a.m.-7 p.m. or online. They are now offering local delivery every Tuesday and Friday.
1809 N. HUBBARD ST.
Want to gift something way cooler than a candle this year? Try the FLÎKR Fire ($95) from Orange & Blue Co. This mini (5×4.5”) cement fire pit for your home runs on isopropyl rubbing alcohol and is safe for cooking. Indoor s’mores, anyone?
Local artist Janelle Gramling hand makes these minimal, matte ceramic candle holders ($60) that fit traditional tapers, including this beeswax taper candle set.
Currently, Orange & Blue Co. is only open for online shopping, but does offer local pick up from the adjacent Uncle Wolfie’s Breakfast Tavern. They do also ship anywhere in the U.S. and for free on orders of $50 or more.
4508 N. OAKLAND AVE.
This classic, rectangular, gold bar cart ($355) will match any modern or vintage space and neatly organize all the bottles you’ve been relying on to get you through this pandemic. Available at the The Workroom Shorewood.
Maybe it’s time to add a bit of class to your makeshift, at-home office with this metal LED gold lamp with glass shade ($184), also from the Workroom – just in case you aren’t going back to the office any time soon.
309 N. WATER ST.
A one-of-a-kind vintage Turkish rug will warm up any room with texture and a bold pattern. Available at The Home Market.
5. MOD GEN
211 N. BROADWAY
Add an extra layer of warmth with these neutral cotton throw blankets ($44) from MOD GEN that will match any decor. They are currently 40 percent off through Small Business Saturday.
Plants are the perfect way to add a little life to your home when you’re stuck inside. Mix and match any plants in these assorted metallic, ceramic planters in geometric shapes ($15.99-$21.99).
MOD GEN is offering curbside pick up Tuesday 11 a.m.-4:00 p.m. and Wednesday-Sunday 11 a.m.-6:00 p.m., as well as virtual shopping by scheduling an appointment. In-store shopping is available Wednesday-Sunday from 11 a.m.-6 p.m.