Behind every Thanksgiving lurks something dark: Black Friday.
We're all for boosting the economy, but the post-Thanksgiving midnight sale at Target can make one lose an appetite. So this year, why not keep things local? Presenting: Small Business Saturday.
This Saturday, small businesses across the city will offer sweet and unique deals including discounts, gifts with purchase, free desserts and cheap beer to make holiday shopping a bit more bearable. Need fuel? Get a free cup of coffee at Ritual when you buy beans. Cross country relatives? There's complementary gift wrapping and shipping at Atys. A reminder that it's Saturday? Step right up to the bar at Amnesia for a $3 microbrew.
The lineup of participating stores is extensive (click here for a full list), so we've picked a few of our favorites so you can take care of every person on your list.
Check out our slideshow below for the perfect gift for each of your friends, no matter where they live in the city: