Now that you’re ready to pick yourself up from the day-after-Thanksgiving slump, it’s finally time to get shopping. Luckily, Small Business Saturday is here and the awful, long Black Friday lines are gone.
This year, I encourage you all to give back to your community & shop small. Luckily, NJ & NYC has some amazing, local artists and businesses, which I’m proud to support.
Not sure where to start? No worries, I’ve curated a list of my favorite local NJ businesses for you to shop this Small Business Saturday. (Not local? Shop online!)
NJ-based Tessa Perlow offers a whimsical touch on handmade clothing, accessories, and home decor items. Her magical, well-crafted pieces are insanely addicting (& incredibly hard to choose from). Perlow’s embroidered hoops make the perfect gift for your BFF, co-worker, cousin, or even yourself! I know I’ll be snagging a few this season. They’re especially perfect to add a pop of color to a gallery wall.
Shop Tessa Perlow here!
Bell Mountain Naturals
There’s seriously no better feeling than detoxing at the end of the day with a face mask or scrub. Luckily, Bell Mountain Naturals makes that easy & extra-luxurious with their all-natural line of skincare products. Everything’s made small-batch in NJ, too, so this local business owner really puts her personal touch on every wonderful item.
Shop Bell Mountain Naturals here!
Basically the holy grail of local, small businesses in NJ. Interwoven boasts insanely-good men’s & women’s clothes, accessories, and even home decor. Perfect for everyone on your list (& you)! This weekend, Interwoven is offering a $25 gift card for every $100 you spend *In store only. Stop in, shop online – you won’t regret it!
Shop Interwoven here!
Oh Honey Apiaries
Perhaps this is the sweetest deal you’ll score all day. Based in Jersey City, Oh Honey Apiaries offers locally-sourced organic honey, luxurious lip balms, and hand creams. Check them out online or find them around at farmers markets throughout NJ.
Shop Oh Honey Apiaries here!
Steady Hand Creative Co.
Dress up your home this holiday season with insanely-beautiful wall art & macrame. Steady Hand is a multi-dimensional local business, but her tapestries are something everyone needs on their wishlist. Her pieces can be purchased at shops throughout NJ, California, and Austin, TX.
Shop Steady Hand Creative here!
Asbury Park Moto Club
Guys (& girls), no need to look any further. AP Moto Club offers a killer selection of everything you could ever want for you or your significant other. AP Moto Club has all of the leather jackets, vintage-inspired tees, and Pendleton blankets you need. So whether you’re looking to shop for a badass guy or gal this season, AP Moto Club will be your best bet.
Shop AP Moto Club here!
Julia Passafiume Design
Oh baby, baby! Julia Passafiume makes the most adorable clothes for your favorite little ones. You’ll be seriously smitten at her whimsical patterns and designs. Each item of clothing is sustainably-sourced, hand crafted in small batches right here in NJ.
Shop Julia Passafiume here!
Bond & Bangs Apothecary
If you or someone you know is trying to go au naturale this holiday season, Bond & Bangs Apothecary carries everything you need. From facial scrubs to body butter, fire tonics to natural wraps… The toughest part will be trying to leave without one of everything.
Shop Bond & Bangs Apothecary here!
Did I leave any out? Share your favorite Small Business in the comments!