Can you believe Thanksgiving is already upon us? While some have been carefully planning the
dinner menu and preparing a grocery shopping list, others have planned their
itinerary with a different type of shopping list … A “Black Friday” shopping
list; the un-official beginning of the holiday shopping season – and the
busiest shopping day of the year (at least since 2005).
For those of you brave enough to go out amongst the crowd in hopes of a good
deal – don’t forget about our local businesses.
If you’re looking for that unique, unusual, “perfect” gift, they’ll always
remember, check out the local stores and boutiques first. Savannah is full of so many wonderful local
retailers, offering a variety of things to choose from for everyone on your list;
clothing, jewelry, handmade trinkets and baubles, music, collectibles … all
sorts of one-of-a-kind finds that you won’t find at the big retailers.
Tucked away on Bull Street, just north of Forsyth Park is Folklorico; full of
fair trade finds from around the world. Have
an avid music collector on your list?
You won’t want to miss the extensive collection of albums (and other
curiosities) at Graveface Records in
the Starland District. Wander around the Design District on Whitaker
Street where you’ll find Custard, One
Fish Two Fish, and La Paperie (perfect
for the stationery lover on your list).
If you’re shopping Historic Downtown Savannah and haven’t stopped by 24e recently, check out the newly remodeled
store – more than the coolest furniture in town, they also have groovy household
accessories, custom kinetic leather cuffs made from reclaimed upholstery
leathery and the newly introduced Salacia Salt scrubs – made right here in
Savannah! You never know what one-of-a-kind
favorites from around the world that you might find at Paris Market, another local favorite; jewelry, candles, décor, bath
products, baby items, books – a special something for that special someone on
your list that will become a treasured favorite.
Looking to stuff some stockings? Do it
with gifts that have soul; handmade soaps from Nourish,
everything honey from Savannah
Bee Company, seasonings and salts from The
Salt Table … just to
name a few!
Just don’t know what to get, or don’t like to shop? Give the gift that everyone loves – a Gift
Card to a favorite restaurant or local store.
To really sweeten the downtown shopping deal, the city is offering FREE PARKING downtown every Thursday –
Sunday from this weekend through the end of the year!
By shopping local, you’re investing in your community; creating more jobs, promoting
entrepreneurship, and investing in neighborhood improvement by keeping the
character and charm of Savannah.
Whether you’ve made making a “Black Friday” shopping
list, a grocery list, or both – Savannah Getaway wishes you and yours a Happy