Buying local has an extremely important impact on not only your neighbors' businesses, but also your local economy. Most small businesses in your town sell unique high-quality items that you will not be able to find in department stores. Here is a sampling of what Laurel Highlands businesses and organizations will be offering on Small Business Saturday!
The Line Boutique in Irwin is the perfect place to buy unique gifts for your loved ones and also treat yourself to a new trendy outfit. You won't be able to resist the "Santa Claws" t-shirt or the Maria Victoria handcrafted handbags. The Ella B. Neighborhood Candles are specially-designed soy candles that have fun names to celebrate the culture of western PA, like "Light Up Irwin" and "It's a Beautiful day in the Neighborhood." In addition to in-store specials, treats and a gift basket giveaway, the first 30 customers receive swag bags. Don't miss out!
Visit Sechler Sugar Shack to purchase gifts for those on your shopping list with a sweet tooth! Or you could treat yourself and stock up on Somerset County maple syrup! Did we mention that the syrup comes in festive bottles? The Christmas tree and gingerbread family glass jars are on sale as well as a gift pack of pure maple coated walnuts, pecans, peanuts and cashews. Make sure you call in your order before Dec. 10!
For a shopping experience that feels like a mall but isn't such a frenzy, check out The Specialty Shoppes at Georgian Place. The center features retail shops, places to eat and even a nail spa. Make it a weekend getaway! Some stores are going the extra mile by giving away a free gift bag while supplies last, serving free soup and raffling off gift cards!
If you're already missing farmers' market season, check out the indoor set up Somerset County Farmers' Market has for Small Business Saturday! Browse from dozens of different vendors selling unique items, from wine and meat to hot peppers and holiday wreaths, and everything in between. While you're shopping around, enjoy a glass of apple cider and live music by Blind Liver.
For one day only, the Ligonier Country Christmas Market will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at two locations: the Ligonier Valley YMCA and the Ligonier Valley Library. More than 100 artisans, crafters, farmers and food vendors be selling their goods that they make, bake or grow themselves!
Living Treasures Wild Animal Park may be closed for the winter, but the Wild Things Gift Shop is still open and is having a huge sale for Black Friday and Small Business Saturday! Prepare for next year by snagging a deal on a season pass and while you're at it, purchase a few gift shop items for under the Christmas tree, all marked at 20 percent off!
Support your community on Small Business Saturday by making a stop at Crown Antique Mall, which features more than 65 small businesses and vendors who sell truly unique items, including antiques, collectibles, furniture, decor, records and more. Plus, with each purchase you make, you'll receive a raffle ticket for a Crown Antique Mall shopping spree!
It may not be camping season, but it is the perfect time to buy a beautiful RV from RV Leaders and Camping Outlet. When you're a happy camper six months from now, you will thank yourself! For the entire month of December, the camping outlet will be making room for new RVs from two manufacturers, which means select models are significantly discounted! If it has a red bow, it has to go!
With any new RV purchase during the red bow RV sale, you get a free walk-through instruction with a service technician to be sure you know all about your new RV, a free welcome starter RV kit and free delivery and set up within 25 miles!