Small Business Saturday is Nov. 26

Shop Small LakelandA popular holiday tradition among small businesses returns Nov. 26: Small Business Saturday.

Many of our Downtown Lakeland businesses are hosting events between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., and offering sales and specials as part of this post-Thanksgiving shopping tradition geared toward supporting small, locally-owned businesses.

Battle the Black Friday crowds if you wish, but be sure to take a stroll through Downtown on Small Business Saturday where you can shop at a casual pace away from the maddening crowds in the big box stores.

Downtown Lakeland’s small businesses pride themselves on offering an array of unique gifts that will help you tell your friends and loved ones, “You’re special,” instead of “blue light special.”

Many local shops will offer their own personalized discounts and specials. Here’s a rundown of them (we’ll update this as we gather more information):

Two Hens & A Hound: Enter to win a $50 gift certificate for custom picture framing. 20% off jewelry by Rusty Lark. $5 off handcrafted spoon rings and bracelets.

Traditions Unlimited: 5% off your entire purchase when you pay with cash.

The Shop at Polk Museum of Art: Elves Shelves, a shopping experience for children ages 5-13, opens today and runs through Dec. 11. Items are $2-10 and there’s free gift wrapping.

Stationery Loft: Take 5% off your total purchase when you pay with cash. Snacks and a coffee bar with a free shot of nitrogen in your coffee, provided in conjunction with Mitchells Coffee House. We will be open until 6 p.m.

Scout & Tag: Free hot cocoa bar and treats. Free gift wrapping. Get a free Florida or swan ornament with purchase of $50 or more ($10 value). Free reindog dish towel and Florida or swan ornament with purchase of $150 or more ($26 value). Free tote bag, reindog dish towel and Florida or swan ornament with purchase of $250 or more ($40 value).

Nathan’s Men’s Store: 20% off all blue jeans, dress jeans, straw hats and Saxx underwear. 15-50% off suits and sports coats. Free gift with purchase on Tommy Bahama and Southern Tide items. Free gift boxes.

Lloyd’s of Lakeland: 5% off your entire purchase when you pay with cash.

Jesse Carl Vinyl: Join us in celebration of the opening of our new location. We will offer sales, discounts and giveaways. 5% off your entire purchase if you pay with cash.

Home Essentials: 5% off your entire purchase when you pay with cash.

Embroidery Mill & Boutique: Get a free pair of Twisted Sisters Earrings with a $50 purchase. 5% off your entire purchase if you pay with cash.

Copper Tree Beads: 5% off your entire purchase when you pay with cash.

Brooke Pottery: Refreshments, Brooke Pottery ornament free with $30 purchase, and “drawing for discounts” * all day long.
Plus, get an additional 5% off your entire purchase if you pay with cash.

Bella Visage: Free gift with purchase to first 15 people ($40 value). Enter our raffle with any purchase for a chance to receive: One free Strawberry Lipo session
or one $100 gift card toward services. 30% discount on all product lines: Image, Pure & Simple Treats, FarmHouse Fresh, PooPouri, RevitaLash. We will be serving hot apple cider and snacks. Build your own wishlist while you shop for those on your Nice List.

Bebe Flow: Buy any two Mud Pie items and get 50% off Home Good items. Cloth diapers and supplies are 30% off. 5% off your entire purchase if you pay with cash.

801 E. Main: Spend $150 or more at Bear Cat & Big 6 and take 15% off your purchase. Receive a free order of traditional beignets with the purchase of a Lakeland T-shirt.