Thanksgiving week is here, your stockings might already be hung with care and the time to get your holiday shopping on is now. With the biggest shopping days of the year in full swing, we want to remind our Bend followers and friends to support local this season. Rather than getting caught in the crowds at major retailers on Black Friday, take your shopping to locally-owned businesses. Instead of hitting big box stores to finish any shopping needs the next day, head to a Small Business Saturday event. Not sure where to start? We’ve put together a handy guide to help you support local this Black Friday and Small Business Saturday in Corpus Christi.
Most Wanted Comics Black Friday Tent Event
Stop by Wanted Comics this Friday, Nov. 24 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. for a store-wide sale! The local comic shop will also have a tent set up outside filled with items for sale and a huge $1 comic book pile. Plus, enjoy free pizza and drinks while you shop.
Halcyon Med Spa’s Black Friday Specials
Head over to Halycon Med Spa this Black Friday for a variety of killer deals with the local med spa’s biggest sale of the year! For one day only, find discounts on services such as laser hair removal, the Signature Hydrafacial, chemical peels, filler options and more. Plus, enjoy 10% off all ZO SKIN Health products and receive a free gift when you spend $150 or more (while supplies last).
Black Friday Record Store Day w/ Hybrid Records
Hybrid Records is hosting an all-day event on Nov. 24 from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. for Record Store Day’s Black Friday edition. Doubling as the local record store’s eighth-anniversary party, the event will feature exclusive Record Store Day vinyl releases, sales and discounts on various store items. Marty Mcpies will be on site for hungry shoppers and Lazy Beach Brewery will provide free beer while supplies last. The party doesn’t stop there! Come 8 p.m., the celebration continues at the Hybrid Records’ Anniversary After Party hosted at House of Rock. Live, all-vinyl DJs will be spinning their favorite 80s hits all night long (costumes encouraged).
Threads Black Friday Sale
Head to Corpus’s favorite place to buy-sell-trade this Friday for a special Black Friday sale, with designer items that will be 15% off. Don’t forget to pop back into the shop on Saturday for their Small Business Saturday event happening from 10 a.m. to close. Limited edition tote bags will be available for the first 25 shoppers through the doors. Hawaiian Specialties will be on-site with a delicious menu to help fuel your shopping.
The Bay Jewel Black Friday Blowout
If you’re planning an upcoming event in Corpus Christi, you won’t want to miss The Bay Jewel’s Black Friday Blowout event. From 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 24, stop by the local event center for 30% off any full-service packages with a signed contract with The Bay Jewel, $400 off an 8-hour photography package with McDermott Wedding Photography and 30% off Party Perfect decor packages. The event will also include raffle and door prizes and small bites from Marcos Catering.
Sweetest Snaps Photography Black Friday Special
If you or someone you love is expecting in 2024, this is the perfect deal! Give the gift of capturing this special time in life by purchasing a photo session with two-time Local’s List winner Sweetest Snaps Photography. For its Black Friday Special, all Bump to Baby Packages are $500 off until Sunday, Nov. 26. That’s more than double the original discount!
SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY
Shop Small Crawl 2023
If you’re looking for the chance to support a variety of small businesses in town, Made in Corpus Christi’s annual Shop Small Crawl covers a whole lot of ground. This self-guided shopping event is a great way to support our small business community and participating is easy. Grab a punch card from any of the participating shops, visit each locally-owned venue, receive a punch every time you make a purchase and then turn in your completed card at your final stop. Each venue on the crawl’s route will host a variety of local vendors. If you stop by each participating venue, you’ll be entered to win a gift basket filled with items from the featured businesses. Stops on the crawl include Made in Corpus Christi, Jewels Clothing & Accessories, Sew Bonita, L&RK at the Dry Bar, The Roughian, 20/20 Vintage, Wildflowers, BUS, K Space Contemporary and more.
Spectacular Saloon 2023
This Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., K Space Contemporary is hosting a pop-up market in honor of Small Business Saturday. Featuring over 25 local artists and artisans, the European-style exhibition will span floor to ceiling with a variety of artworks and handmade items for sale. Participating artists and makers include Jalyn Casarez – Moonlight Woven, A & N Ceramics, Shop Morena, Leticia Gomez, Allison Schuchs, Stan Unser, Ethan Thompson, Clay Reuter and more.
Sew Bonita’s Small Business Saturday
No stranger to the Small Business Saturday event game, Sew Bonita is back with another awesome party from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. this Saturday. An official stop on the Shop Small Crawl 2023 lineup, Sew Bonita’s event will include pop-up vendors Chasing Camillia and Very That, delicious bites from The Most Comida, and special giveaways from Sew Bonita and both pop-up vendors (while supplies last).
Shop Small Saturday Keep the Glass Event
Stop by Rebel Toad Brewing Company on Saturday, Nov. 25, from 2-10 p.m. and take home a limited edition pint glass designed by Mystic Desert Studio! Your purchase of the limited edition artist glass supports Rebel Toad and the Texas Craft Brewers Guild, a nonprofit association advancing the Texas craft beer industry through advocacy and education.
Rock and Roll Flea Market: Small Business Saturday Edition
House of Rock is taking its monthly market to the next level this Saturday, Nov. 25 for Small Business Saturday! The event will include a variety of vendors selling vintage concert t-shirts, collectibles, buttons, pins, CDs, records, posters and more. Vendor booths will be set up both inside and outside the venue.
Shop Small Crawl Southside Corpus Christi
Several of your favorite locally-owned Southside boutiques have teamed up to bring shoppers a fun-filled day while celebrating the growth of local shops in this area of town! Participating businesses will host local pop-up vendors, discounts and giveaways. Shop Small Crawl Southside includes Bub and Beck, Monarch Boutique, Èlan Boutique, Shannon’s Fashions, Blakely Rae Boutique and more. Check out each shop’s social media pages for more details!
The BUS Shop
The November BUS Shop is here just in time for Small Business Saturday! This rendition of the monthly market will feature vendors such as Anet’s Chamoy ‘n More, Anthony’s AVEDA, Fiat Bracelets, Poppin Natural, The Hat Bar Co. and more. The event, which takes place from noon to 5 p.m., will also include live music and tasty bites.
Thia’s Knick Knacks’ Black Friday Antidote
Thia’s Knick Knacks is hosting a post-Black Friday event on Nov. 25 from noon to 5 p.m. to continue the love for all things local. The Small Business Saturday event will include a photo opt, special sales, free goodies and pop-up vendors such as The Hills Retail, Crafty Creations, artist Oscar “Trill Jay” Wheat, Fresh Fruit Frenzy23, Hattie Nettie Studio and more.
Meadowbrook Shopping Center’s Small Business Saturday
Local shops at the Meadowbrook Shopping Center have come together to throw an epic block party this Saturday. Shop L&RK, Driftwood Coffee Company, Sew Bonita and The Roughian will each host a variety of pop-up vendors inside their shop. Plus, Cookies by Design, The Barre Fitness Studio, Olive Blue Charcuterie Chic, Fin Factory and Jypsy’s Treasures will have their doors open with special Small Business Saturday happenings inside. Operating hours for each business on this day may vary.