12 Boston shops for Small Business Saturday

Holiday shopping can be all rainbows + happy times | Photo via @vivantvintage

Black Friday brings out the best deals from all the major retailers, but Small Business Saturday is when the lovers-of-all-things-local come out to shop. From grabbing a coffee at Trident Booksellers + Cafe to kickstart your shopping adventure to picking up holiday gifts at Neatly Nested, you can make your entire Saturday a local experience.   

Fun facts from Small Business Saturday last year:

No matter if this is your first time in Boston or you’re a seasoned local, you can shop small this Saturday + give back to the Bostonians who give us a million reasons to brag about our city. To help you sort out your Saturday shopping plans, we’ve compiled a list of 12 local businesses to check out for Small Business Saturday.

Blackstone’s of Beacon Hill  

📍 40 Charles St.

⏰ 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 

🛍️  This shop has Black Friday deals on kitchen necessities, including knifes, mugs, and pots. 

Black Ink 

📍 101 Charles St.

⏰ 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 

🛍️ Add this store to your shopping list for eclectic white elephant gifts, vintage posters + products from local makers. 

Bodega 

📍 6 Clearway St.

⏰ Saturday: 12-7 p.m.

🛍️ Known as being hidden in plain sight — this convenience store with a hidden athletic and sportswear shop in the back will deliver all the perfect hidden gems for your holiday list. 

Brookline Booksmith

📍 279 Harvard St., Brookline

⏰ 8:30 a.m.-10 p.m. 

🛍️ This book store has been serving the community for 60 years — celebrate that milestone by shopping the special edition 60th anniversary gear for the locals who have been there through it all. 

Flock 

📍 274 Shawmut Ave. 

⏰ Saturdays 11 a.m.-7p.m.

🛍️  Find clothing, jewelry, accessories + home decor at this local shop. Pro tip: if you want to shop from your home there is a flat $5 shipping fee. 

Green Tail Table 

📍 343 Watertown St., Newton

⏰ 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 

🛍️ Reference the store’s holiday gift guide and don’t skip the Thanksgiving or Hanukkah collections. If you’d rather shop online, they have gift ideas based on price point

Love Child 

📍 364 W Broadway

⏰ 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 

🛍️  Browse the decor collection or give the gift of a workshop at this bloom + booze shop in South Boston. 

Neatly Nested

📍 373 W Broadway S.

⏰ 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 

🛍️  This design + decor shop has lots of options for folks who love all things Boston, including custom pillows, oyster candles, signage, city map glassware + more

Niche Plant Shop 

📍 South End: 619 Tremont St. + Somerville: 259 Elm St.

⏰ 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

🛍️  Perfect presents for all the plant parents + green thumbs you know. 

Trident Booksellers & Cafe

📍 338 Newbury St. + 483 Somerville Ave., Somerville 

⏰ 8 a.m.-10 p.m. 

🛍️  After you’re done shopping the collection of books, paper goods, accessories, and holiday decor, refuel with a bite to eat

Vivant Vintage 

📍  318 Lincoln St., Allston 

⏰ 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

🛍️  Explore vintage second hand apparel, accessories, and more at this thrift shop, as well as unique products made from artists around the city.

4 Good Vibes 

📍 483 Somerville Ave., Somerville

⏰ 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 

🛍️  Shop light up tumblers, hot cocoa bombs, crochet ornaments, dog treats and more — you’ll find something for pretty much everyone on your list.