By: Jessie Chrobocinski Photo by: Lillian Reitz for Made in Corpus Christi
The biggest week of shopping is here (hello Black Friday and Shop Small Saturday!). This weekend rather than getting caught in the crowds at major retailers, hit the town and support locals by completing your holiday shopping at locally owned small businesses. Not sure where to start? Here’s a quick shopping guide for popular deals and events going on this weekend.
Loca for Local, Curbside
The popular Loca for Local market is going curbside for Small Business Saturday. Visit LocaForLocal.com for this iconic fun online shopping experience. Shop from 18 local vendors online and a chance to win a free event tote bag for the first 50 orders over $35. The pickup curbside event occurs Saturday, November 28, from 11 am – 3 pm at Hoegemeyer’s Barbeque Barn.
Shop Small Crawl
Last year, the first annual Shop Small Crawl event chartered a special bus to tour some of the town’s best local shopping spots. Due to the pandemic, Shop Small Crawl 2020 COVID Edition has partnered with local gems, including Jewels Clothing & Accessories, Wildflowers, Pilar, Made In Corpus Christi, and 20/20 Vintage. Stop by any of these stores and pick up a punch card for the self-guided crawl. Earn a punch with a purchase from each store and be entered to win a beautiful gift basket filled with goodies from every store!
Joining dozens of small and independent craft breweries and retailers is our very own Rebel Toad Brewing Co. On Saturday from 4 pm–11 pm, celebrate local and #SaveTexasBreweries by purchasing a limited-edition glass designed by Carra Sykes. Proceeds from the $ 10-pint glass will support the Texas Craft Brewers Guild. To learn more visit, texascrafbrewersguild.com/smallbizsaturday.
Tannins Wine Bar & Tapas Restaurant
Keep the celebration going at Tannins Wine Bar & Tapas Restaurant. Open at 10 am, the voted #1 wine bar in this year’s Local’s List is kicking off Small Business Saturday with their delectable brunch menu until 3 pm. Transitioning to the dinner after 3 pm, enjoy live music on the patio starting at 8 pm.
Driftwood Coffee Co.
Snag deals online or at any of the market events happening this weekend! Beginning on Black Friday, visit the Driftwood Tasting Room to shop deals in store. Then Saturday from 9 am-12 pm, visit the favorite brewer at the Southside Farmers’ Market or catch them later from 2 pm-7 pm at the Tasting Room for the Parking Lot Market.
Meadowbrook Plaza Market
Local group Third Coast Creatives will be hosting a Shop Small Saturday event in the Meadowbrook Plaza. You’ll be able to shop over 15 different local vendors at this outdoor pop-up market. Stop by this Saturday from 2 to 7 PM and get shopping!
Speaking of Driftwood Coffee Co., get your hands on the exclusive new Hybrid Signature Blend coffee roast, along with the return of the coveted Moonstone’d Pottery collab! If this isn’t local love, I don’t know what is! Not to mention that Hybrid Records will also be celebrating Record Store Day and their 5th Anniversary along with Black Friday deals! Visit their Instagram page for more information.
Coffee Wave’s last “Shop Small Saturday” event wraps up this Saturday from 10 am-2 pm. Stop by to safely shop small this holiday season. With favorite vendors in attendance, including Oak & Vintage, Five Sparrows, Daze Jewelry, and Cookie+Crumb, the opportunity to get something for everyone on your list couldn’t be better!
Sol Boutique has all the gift options for the fashionista in your life, from ear candy to the perfect little stocking stuffers. Shop deals online at www.solboutique.shop
Halcyon Med Spa
The best sale of the year for spa and cosmetic medical treatments is available this Black Friday! Halcyon Med Spa offers deals on spa treatments, including their signature HydraFacial, laser facial resurfacing, and medical treatments. Prepurchase in person or by phone until 5 pm Friday.
CHIA Colombian Handcrafted
Nothing says, “you’re special,” like Colombian handcrafted fashion accessories. This Black Friday, get holiday shopping done early with 25% off sitewide at chiahandcrafted.com. Purchase $50 or more and receive a complimentary Wayuu keychain. Don’t forget to use the code BLACKFRIDAY at checkout.
This Friday and Saturday your favorite local resale shop will be hosting great sales! The entire store will be 15% off (excluding designer items) on Black Friday and Shop Small Saturday. Plus, the first 25 people in the store will receive an exclusive Threads tote bag for free!
Oh My Goodness Boutique
Stock up on crafting supplies for you and your loved ones at the biggest locally owned, do-it-yourself craft store! This Saturday, Oh My Goodness Boutique is offering their most significant sales at both locations. For more information, visit www.shopohmygoodness.com.
Bella La Brew Rockport
This unique boutique and coffee bar will be hosting a Shop Small Saturday event! Head out to Rockport for store-wide discounts and bites! For more information, visit https://www.bellalabrew.com/