Small Business Saturday is on Nov. 26. What started as an American Express campaign in 2010 to inspire consumers to shop locally has become an annual holiday that’s celebrated nationally.
We asked you to tell us what local small businesses you love shopping with + any deals you’re excited for. Plus, we included some of our favorite local shops + products we love.
🛋️ Home and garden
The Golden Slipper, 314 Madison St. | Pro tip: The business will be a part of 30+ vendors set up at the Shop Small Holiday Market from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Apple and Oak, 717 Porter Rd. | What we love: Don’t sweat the small stuff. Apple and Oak is your stop for stocking stuffers like stickers, keychains, and coloring books personalized with some of your favorite on-screen characters.
Gardens of Babylon Landscapes, 900 Rosa L. Parks Blvd. | Pro tip: Celebrate Green Weekend with 25% off pottery, free plantable oranaments, and $5 local forestdale incense, among other deals.
👚 Apparel and accessories
imogene + willie, 2601 12th Ave. S. | Pro tip: The retailer will offer 20% off online and in-store beginning Wednesday, Nov. 23.
The Normal Brand, 5068 Broadway Pl. | What we love: The women’s Kalo 2-Way Maxi Dress doubles as the perfect cover up for our holiday vacation and annual beach family photos, plus, the basics act as transition pieces from season to season.
Finnleys, various locations | Pro tip: The store is offering 20% off purchases of $100 or more, plus, special discounts on various products.
💪 Health and fitness
The Climb Gyms, locations vary | Pro tip: Celebrate the season of giving with a Cyber Monday special offer with 50% off initiation fees for recurring monthly memberships and 20% off one month prepaid memberships. The gym will offer 25% off a 10-visit pass the entire month of December.
Holiday Salon and Bathhouse, 747 Douglas Ave., Ste. 106 | What we love: Relax and unwind with a full day of services from facials and massages to hair removal and waxing. Don’t forget to book a session for two at the bathhouse.
Nupower Yoga + Barre, 2218 8th Ave. S. | Pro tip: The yoga studio is bringing back its Shine Circle membership for Black Friday, allowing you to lock in an $89/month rate for a year when you join with a friend. 20-Class Packs will also be discounted to $240.
🍷 Food and wine
Sky Blue Cafe, 700 Fatherland St. | Pro tip: Sky Blue Cafe will offer cozy drink specials + pay-what-you-can soups and bread from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. while you shop holiday gifts from The Getalong, LilaLue Sweets, Cybelle Elena, Holy Carden Illustrations, and Stomping Grounds Herbals.
City Winery, 609 Lafayette St. | What we love: Give the gift of City Winery this season with free shipping on the holiday gift basket, gift sets, or custom label wine by the case — a thoughtful gift for companies with volume discounts available.
Abode Mercantile, 1002 Fatherland St., Ste. 101 | Pro tip: The Holiday Open House from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. will feature special product offers, complimentary drinks and food tastings while you shop, and a free gift with purchase to the first 100 shoppers.
🎟️ Tours and attractions
Lane Motor Museum, 702 Murfreesboro Pk. | Pro tip: Celebrate this small business on Black Friday with vault tours and demonstrations included in museum admission, offerings that are typically an additional add-on cost. Vault Tours are limited to the first 180 guests to sign-up.
Ryman Auditorium, 116 5th Ave. N. | What we love: Grab your specialty Ryman ornaments before decorating the tree this weekend, plus, get into the holiday spirit after wrapping up all of your shopping by watching Brett Eldredge’s “Glow Live” tour show.
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, 222 Rep. John Lewis Way S. | Pro tip: Save $10 on Family Memberships and $5 on Individual Memberships through Saturday, Dec. 31. Plus, shop specials at Hatch Show Print and The Museum Store.