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We love small business and we love Saturdays. So, obviously, we love Small Business Saturday! We are super excited to announce our very first Small Business Saturday Gift Guide with a look at some of the unique offerings at local businesses right here in Glastonbury.
*MENTION THE SCOOP GLASTONBURY FOR DISCOUNTS AND FREE GIFTS WHEN YOU SHOP THAT DAY*
SOW'S EAR (Main Street)
Every time we visit The Sow's Ear, we feel like staying for awhile. We love everything about it...the music, the curated selection of gorgeous gifts for someone special (or yourself), the vibe...we love it all! They offer a range of beautiful things in a range of price points. Ask about their oil lamps, browse their amazing selection of candles including one that looks like an old ink blotter (LOVE), or pick out gorgeous jewelry from local artists or one-of-a-kind handbags (their new line of Neoprene are fun and functional - who can say no to that?!) for your fashion-conscious friend.
**Get 10% off on Small Business Saturday when you mention The Scoop!**
KATZ HARDWARE (Main Street)
Katz Hardware added so many adorable gifts, we could spend hours there. They have THE most amazing things: custom vintage style pillows (you can add a college, zip code, or name), lovely smelling themed-soaps, pitchers and platters with adorable sayings like 'HE SEES YOU WHEN YOUR DRINKING' (yes, yes he does), and Glastonbury gear for the whole fam! YOU NAME IT...THEY HAVE IT. You might even get all of your shopping done right there! BOOM.
**Get a FREE creative wine bag with purchase when you mention you saw this in The Scoop**
PINWHEELS (Hebron Avenue)
It is a world of play, glitter, and fun inside Pinwheels! We can't get over the creativity flowing from the shelves. This holiday season, they are brimming with a new line of Frozen II products that will delight little fans, a section for do-it-yourself lovers, including a fun make-your-own bath fizzies kit, and a bow and soft arrow set perfect for the boy who loves to take aim. Their new Beanie Boos with flippable sequins are THE cutest things we've ever seen...shiny, glittery Rudolph...too cute for words! The new LEGO sets are super high tech with hidden scenes you can find through an app on your mobile device. So many ideas...so little time...but they are sure to help you find the perfect gift!
**Get a special FREE gift with purchase when you mention The Scoop**
NANA'S (Main Street)
Inside Nana's Boutique along the historic section of Main Street is a treasured selection of gifts for babies and young children. Check out her custom sweaters with initials or playful designs, a delightful collection of soft 'first' toys (a barn, sports, or doctor set), Waddle socks for babies with rattles on the toesies (STOP RIGHT NOW with the cuteness!), magnetic clothing (for easy access when changing a diaper), and an array of bows and dresses to make the littles shine during the holiday season.
**Mention The Scoop to get 25% off your purchase! (And, get a professional picture with Santa that day from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM when you bring an unwrapped toy)**
EMMY LOU'S (Hebron Avenue)
After 35 years in town, Emmy Lou is certainly doing something right. Her shop has become iconic for it's gorgeous outdoor seasonal decor and unique gift items. Try on their trendy selection of ponchos in all styles and colors. Run your hand over the 'world's softest socks' (100% softest and just $13). Pick up an ornament fit for anyone on your list (we love the 6-pack of beer or avocado ones). We are obsessed with their new light-up snow globes that look like an old phone booth and their beanie hats with lights on the front (perfect for men and boys). Buy one of their stunning, hand-crafted Christmas wreaths or decor to bring the spirit of the season to your home!
**Get a FREE gift with purchase when you mention The Scoop**
RIVER BEND BOOK SHOP (Main Street)
Did you know River Bend is more than books? Their gifts are so thoughtful and different. We love popping in and hearing the stories behind the products or how you can gift them to those you love! The new caramels they offer are hand-pulled, savory, and SO delish. Pewter paper weights with inspirational messages are made in Vermont. The soft ornaments are fair trade and hand felted. Could the mini boxed messages be any more creative? Think stocking stuffer or a gift for YOU so you can brighten someone's day throughout the year. The portable gratitude kit might just be our fave...stuff it in your purse or suitcase to make someone feel good on the go!
**Mention The Scoop for a FREE book light with purchase**
THE SILVER DAHLIA (Hebron Avenue)
We legit cannot get enough of The Silver Dahlia! There are SO many amazing lines, we want it all (but wait, we're supposed to be shopping for others...oopsy!). Anyway, like we said, there is so much, it was hard for us to choose, but a few of our faves include the reindeer platter with the dip cup as Rudolph's nose, flat leather coasters with playful messages (great for guys), the cocktail multi-tool (excuse me...every house should have this!), Payne & Comfort's hand warmers, and the new line of silver platters from Beatriz Ball (in all their shiny gorgeousness). Stop in and get lost like we do...you'll love it all and so will everyone on your list!
**Mention The Scoop and get a FREE gift with purchase**
GOZZO JEWELERS (Eric Town Square)
Gozzo Jewelers next to Plan B in Eric Town Square offers so many beautiful pieces at affordable prices. Can we talk about the stackable, birth stone rings? HINT to Dads: great gift idea and SO sentimental! The cuff bracelets with stones at the end are simply stunning. The Naomi Jewelry line is at an affordable price point with one-of-a-kind pieces made by a local designer from Avon. Knotted sterling silver bracelets are ideal for the girl with simple, classic taste. And, of course they have diamonds of all varieties to really wow the one you love.
**Mention The Scoop and get a FREE pair of freshwater pearl earrings with purchase**
LIQUID NIRVANA (Main Street)
Once you have one of Liquid Nirvana's acai bowls....you're an instant fan...are we right?! Our fave is the PB&J bowl...so darn good, we get a brain freeze from eating it too fast. But seriously, let's talk about all the things you can get with a GIFT CARD at this healthy little shop. They have a variety of juices like The Healer, for someone battling illness or Hangover Helper for the party person, or smoothies like the Elixir of Life (sounds like Cloud 9). LIQUID NIRVANA GIFT CARD PEOPLE!!! Get there.
**Get your Small Business Saturday energy boost, mention The Scoop and get $2 off an acai bowl of your choice.
HELABELTS (Inside Baribault's Rankin Road)
We love when two childhood friends join forces and come up with a great idea, especially when those friends grew up in Glastonbury! Earlier this year, Helen Taylor-Harrison and Lauren Herring created HELA Belts (HELA is a combo of their first names) as a modern day belt reminiscent of the styles they loved from the 70's and 80's (RIGHT. UP. OUR. ALLEY!). Their design is simple, streamlined, and SO affordable with lots of fun fabrics like camo, plaid, and animal print. They are doing a pop-up shop at Baribault's on Small Business Saturday. Find them there and mention us OR order online HERE. See below for discount code!
**Get 20% off using code SCOOP20 when you shop online or mention The Scoop**
THAT'S A WRAP ON THIS YEAR'S GIFT GUIDE...NOW GET SHOPPING!
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