As we head in to the biggest shopping weekend of the year and you’re setting your post-Thanksgiving holiday shopping plans, remember to think Local First! You can still score great deals (and amazing, unique gifts) from local businesses across the state. Plus, when you shop local, more of the dollars you spend stay in the local community to support local job growth and economic development. So you can feel good about your gift giving! Here are 7 places to shop local this weekend:
Don’t forget – while you’re out shopping, post on social media with the hashtag #IBuyLocalAZ to let your friends and family know you’re supporting local businesses!
Pure Life Trunk Show
Saturday, November 29, 2014, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Bunky Boutique, Phoenix
Join Bunky Boutique and local jeweler, Pure Life, on Saturday November 29th for a trunk show celebrating Pure Life’s newest holiday designs. 10% off everything at Bunky! – MORE
Maker House Buy Local Gift Show
Saturday, November 29, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Maker House, Tucson
Enjoy curated vendors, kids crafts, music, food, hot cocoa, beer, and great local holiday shopping! – MORE
Alternative Black Friday
Friday, November 28, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Think you know what Black Friday is all about? Think again! Avoid the crowds. Sleep in. Sip mimosas and local beers while shopping local vendors and listening to live music. All of this and more is happening at CityScape Phoenix’s annual “Alternative Black Friday.” – MORE
Flagstaff Shopping Crawl Scavenger Hunt
Begins Friday, November 28
The Christmas Shopping Crawl is an activity that invites customers to “Decorate a Christmas Tree” by collecting colorful bauble stickers from each participating business. You will be provided with the map/game board and stickers to handout to those interested in participating. – MORE
Scottsdale Artisans Market
Saturday, November 29, 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Live music, over 60 small businesses, visit with Santa, holiday carolers, raffle prizes, and more! – MORE
November 28 – 30
Heard Museum, Phoenix
Decorate your home for the holidays with wonderful Native-themed ornaments hand-crafted by American Indian artists from the Heard Museum Shops during this annual event! – MORE
You can still shop local and shop easily online! Many Local First Arizona members have online stores that you can peruse from the comfort of your own home. Don’t forget to check out Local First Arizona member’s Buy Local Month offers. – MORE