Skip Black Friday: Celebrate Small Business Saturday in San Diego

Nov 18, 2021 - Mary Cravens

The holidays are officially here, which means it’s time for gratitude, being with loved ones, a lot of eating—and even more shopping. This year, get into the holiday spirit by giving back to your community and shopping local. On November 27 (and beyond), show your support this Small Business Saturday at one of our favorite local shops.  

Central San Diego 

For the perfect gift for those who love the sweeter things in life stop by Hazel and Jade for decadent desserts and pastries that will leave you mind-blown, and Mostra Coffee for tasty drinks, great ambiance, and kind staff. 

Vinyl Junkies is perfect for those who are music obsessed. You can find every artist from Elvis to The Doors, and the store is an experience within itself. If skateboarding sounds more appealing to your loved one, then check out Overload for everything they need to shred, from gear and apparel.  

For gifts that are as unique as San Diego, check out Artelexia and Gold Leaf near iconic Balboa Park. Artelexia specializes in Mexican gifts, art, home decor, and food. It also offers unique goodie bags available for purchase to make your gift-giving as easy as it is thoughtful. Gold Leaf has everything from lavender eye pillows to earrings and an array of great gifts for those who believe in natural remedies.  

North County 

Is a loved one looking to step up their home decor game? Stop by Clay and Craft in North County to get beautiful handmade vases and wall art. For those with an eye for fashion, Lone Flag has the must-have basics to elevate anyone’s wardrobe.  

If you are looking to give the universal gift of self-care, from skincare products to spa treatments, North County has it all. Pearline’s Apothecary offers plant-based skincare including acne treatments and do-it-yourself facials. Shop Good is your one-stop shop to browse clean products for skin, hair, and more. Not to mention its in-house spa offers facials, beauty, and wellness consultations. 

South County 

Head South to Barrio Logan and visit Simón Limón to get just about anything you could think of for the creative and fashion-forward person in your life. For handmade style, be sure to stop by Sew Loka for one-of-a-kind accessories and clothes, or give the gift of experience and book a private sewing lesson with its owner. 

Not so little known fact, Hans and Harry’s in South County is home to its world-famous fruit strudel. Stop by for a sweet gift for those who like to indulge. A gift card from Brew Bar is perfect for those who love coffee… and cocktails. With a menu that encompasses everything from lattes to mimosas, they have essentially any drink you could want.  

East County  

East County has plenty of gifts for those who feel more connected to nature. Head to Kit Fox for everything adventure-related, from apparel to survival kits. Amethyst Moon has a beautiful selection of crystals and incense, with plenty of offerings for those who love yoga and meditation. Give the gift of peace, serenity, and ultimate relaxation with a certificate to Eroma Day Spa.

Finally, for a beautiful floral arrangement that can be delivered straight to your loved one’s San Diego home, look to Jasmine Creek for a bright holiday bouquet.  

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