Black Friday shopping at big box stores sure sounds tempting if you’re looking to save this holiday season. But we’ve all heard about the crazy-long lines and 6 a.m. horror stories where every year someone nearly loses a limb. So before you set your alarm extra early for Friday morning, we’re here to tell you that there’s a better solution — and it’s trample-free. Shop local this Small Business Saturday, and you’ll not only conquer your holiday gift list, but also give back to your community. These local vendors are just a few of the many local shops participating, and this year, the sales are big.
There’s nothing like cozying up by the fire with a steaming cup of tea during the holidays. Make me-time teatime with a purchase from Poughkeepsie’s Tea Talk, and enjoy a 10 percent discount off your entire purchase on Saturday, only.
2600 South Rd., Poughkeepsie
Voted “Best Consignment Shop” by our readers, this Dutchess County boutique is more that just nearly-new clothes and accessories. Shop designer bags, cocktail dresses, and even wedding gowns, with women sizes 14-32 in mind. And with 15 percent off through November 30, you can cross a few names off your gift list, and buy yourself a new outfit for holiday parties ahead.
1177 Route 9, Wappingers Falls
Get your hair holiday-ready at Saturday’s open house with free consultations and 20 percent off products, gift certificates, and first time services (if you book during the event). Best of all, a relaxing day at the salon is the perfect gift for even your pickiest friend.
29 West Strand, Kingston
When it comes to holiday gifts, you really can’t go wrong with jewelry. But don’t think you need to hit up the big department stores to save big. With 20 percent on off all regular priced items this Saturday, her eyes will sparkle as bright those new diamond earrings — and your wallet will be happy too.
1 Idlewild Ave., Cornwall-On-Hudson
By now, your December schedule is likely packed with festive parties and gatherings. Stock up on bottles for all your holiday hosts at Hudson Valley Distillers’ Saturday event, and sip a complimentary hot toddy sample as you shop.
1727 Route 9, Clermont