Small Business Saturday first started in 2010 as an answer to Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Instead of doing all your holiday shopping online or in a mega-store, think about supporting a local retailer on November 28th. Lucky for you, we compiled a directory of great local stores for everyone living in a CHR apartment community. Click on the town you want!
Bee's Knees Supply in Allston, MA
Bee's Knees Supply: This gourmet deli and market is the perfect place to find a gift for your foodie friend. Bee's Knees Supply is located at 1316 Commonwealth Ave in Allston, MA.
Chill: Who doesn't love frozen yogurt? Grab a gift certificate and a T-shirt from Chill and if you're lucky your giftee will ask you for help in redeeming that gift card. Chill is located at 353 Chestnut Hill Ave in Brighton, MA.
Devlin's: Do you have someone on your list that needs a night out of the house? Get a gift card and send them to Devlin's. Great food and a great place to hang. Devlin's is located at 332 Washington St in Brighton, MA.
Eureka! Puzzle in Coolidge Corner, Brookline MA
Magic Beans: This place is a wonderland for adults and children alike. You won't find toys like this anywhere else. Magic Beans is located at 312 Harvard St in Brookline, MA.
Brookline Booksmith: The Booksmith is an obvious stop for the voracious readers on your list, but their gift and home goods section could easily knock off a few more with their unique items. Brookline Booksmith is location at 279 Harvard St in Brookline, MA.
Eureka!: This puzzle and game store right in Coolidge Corner is great for the older kids on your list. Eureka! is located at 1349 Beacon St in Brookline, MA.
Million Year Picnic in Cambridge, MA
Nomad: Cool funky clothing, home goods, and art are everywhere in Nomad. Great for that person that seems to have everything. Nomad is located at 1741 Mass Ave in Cambridge, MA.
Raspberry Beret: A treasure trove of a consignment shop, Raspberry Beret will have vintage looks for your hip friends. Raspberry Beret is located at 1704 Mass Ave in Cambridge, MA.
The Million Year Picnic: There's at least one person like this on every holiday shopping list: The comic book reader. The Million Year Picnic has an amazing selection of comics, graphic novels, and toys for your pop culture fiends. The Million Year Picnic is located downstairs at 99 Mt Auburn St in Cambridge, MA.
Mission Clothing in Canton MA
Touch of Klass: Primarily a special occasion dress shop, Touch of Klass does offer everyday women's clothing and accessories. Touch of Klass is located at 552 Washington St in Canton, MA.
Second Debut: This consignment shop is the perfect place for new-to-them clothing and accessories. Designer brands and high quality pieces are all over place! Second Debut is location at 548 Washington St in Canton, MA.
Mission: You won't find women's clothing or accessories like these anywhere else. Mission pride's itself giving everyone a personalized shopping experience. Perfect place to give a gift card to your shopaholic friend! Mission is located at 95 Washington St in Cobbs Corner Canton, MA.
Avery & Co in Chestnut Hill, MA
Avery & Co: We are convinced that all you have to do is think of the person you need to shop for, walk into Avery & Co, and they will have exactly what you need. You can check out our previous Local Spotlight on Avery & Co, but really you should see for yourself. Avery & Co is located at 1008 West Roxbury Pwy in Chestnut Hill, MA.
Whimsy Arts & Crafts in Framingham, MA
Whimsy's Arts & Crafts: Do you give a lot of movie tickets as gifts? Skip the cinema and give a different kind of outing. Whimsy is a studio for both children and adults that offering a ton of different projects to choose. Whimsy Arts & Crafts is located at 686 Worcester Rd in Framingham, MA.
Centre Music Shop: Do you have a budding a musician on your list or someone that would love a refresher? Give the gift of music! Centre Music Shop offers private lessons, classes, and workshops. Centre Music Shop is located at 18 Main St in Framingham, MA.
Framingham Baking Co: Stop stressing over what to give all the teachers and coworkers on your list. Grab a tasty, fresh, and local treat from Framingham Baking CO. Framingham Baking Co is located at 840 Waverly St in Framingham, MA.
Charles River Running in Norwood, MA
Charles River Running: Here another one on everyone's list: The Fitness Guru. Charles River Running has all the apparel, shoes, and accessories they could every need. Charles River Running is located at 670 Washington St in Norwood, MA.
Mind Body Barre: Mind Body Barre put an emphasis on the "mind" in their name. They are hosting a Holiday Fair for Small Business Saturday that will feature offerings from local holistic vendors or stop in a pick up a gift card for barre classes. Mind Body Barre is located at 650 Washington St in Norwood, MA.
Norwood Bicycle Depot: Outfitting riders young and old since 1978, Norwood Bicycle Depot is great for a child's first bike or upgrading beloved older bikes. Norwood Bicycle Depot is located on 85 Broadway in Norwood, MA.
An Unlikely Story in Plainville, MA
Twice the Diva: Technically in North Attleboro, but it's so close to Village Green Apartments in Plainville that we have to list it. The perfect place to grab high quality clothing items without the designer price. They also offer one on one consultations for $65. Now that's the perfect gift! Twice the Diva is located at 540 Kelly Blvd in North Attleboro, MA.
An Unlikely Story: Another fantastic and independent bookstore for your avid readers. Grab a gift card or a book. Either way, it's money well spent. An Unlikely Story is located at 111 South St in Plainville, MA.
Battleground Games & Hobbies: Whether it's card games, board games, or collectibles, Battleground has exactly what you need for the gamer on your list. Battleground Games & Hobbies is located at 25 Taunton St in Plainville, MA.
West Roxbury Main Streets
West Roxbury Main Streets is hosting a BINGO contest from now until December 15th. If you complete your card by shopping at local businesses, you will be enter to win a variety of prizes. That's a win-win! Check out their site for participating stores and how to get your BINGO Card.
The Portsmouth Shop in Portsmouth, RI
The Portsmouth Shop: Excellent gift shop with fun finds for the home. The Portsmouth Shop is located at 2511 East Main Rd in Portsmouth, RI.
Corner Consignment: The perfect place to score some vintage and upscale clothing. The Corner Consignment is located at 980 East Main Rd in Portsmouth, RI.
Eliza Williams Day Spa in Providence, RI
Eliza Williams Day Spa: Give the gift of relaxation! Eliza Williams is running a few holiday specials from now until December 25th. You can save 10% on all gift cards, buy 3 massages or facials and get one free, and a FREE $25 gift card for every $100 gift card purchased. Take advantage not only for your list, but yourself as well! Eliza Williams Day Spa is located at Three Regency Plaza, Suite 2 in Providence, RI.
Franklin Rogers Ltd: Turn any fella on your holiday list into a dapper gentleman at Franklin Rogers. From Friday, November 27th through Sunday, November 29th you can pick up an entire suit for $99! Franklin Rogers Ltd is located at 143 Westminster St in Providence, RI.
Garbolino: Sophisticated women's clothing and accessories, Garbolino's offers the latest in fashion from Italy, France, Spain, and Los Angeles. On Small Business Saturday, you will receive 20% off your purchase plus a free gift. Garbolino's is located at 254 Atwells Ave in Providence, RI.