Deal Alert: Where to shop local for the best holiday bargains
Off The Strip is celebrating the holiday season with a 30-days of stories counting down to the big day Dec. 25! Our #WYD Holiday Guide features all the best places to go, experiences to have, festive displays, party destinations, holiday cocktails and dinners—plus where to shop local and cool ways to give back!
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The cost of shipping has tripled from 16 cents per product in January to 55 cents in August, says The Washington Post. Yikes, that’s quite a leap. Bats are flying out of my pocketbook just thinking about it.
Plus, global supply chains are experiencing the aftershocks of the pandemic, which has caused 77 percent of the world’s ports to have abnormally long turnaround times, according to Bloomberg. With these unexpected shipping delays looming over the holiday season, Small Business Saturday on November 27 comes to the rescue.
Instead of wearing out that golden “Place Your Order” button on Amazon, consider catching all the local seasonal deals rolling out from small businesses within the Las Vegas community.
1. Shop Small Henderson
For Henderson habitants, the annual “Shop Small Henderson” event is happening on Water Street this Saturday, November 27 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Support local businesses while also snagging sweet deals.
Along with the special promos, the occasion also features family-friendly fun like the Ugly Sweater Contest, Hidden Talent Contest plus performances by local talents Mikey VIP-DJ, School of Rock Green Valley, School of Rock Summerlin and Basic High School Choir.
The Event itinerary
10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. – Mikey VIP-DJ with Music and Games, Contests -On the Mobile Stage at Events Plaza
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Water Street’s Got Talent (Hidden Talent Contest) Sign up with Angelica at the DJ stand
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Ugly Sweater Contest
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. – School of Rock-Green Valley performing on the Mobile Stage on Events Plaza
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Basic High School Choir will be strolling on Water Street
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Basic High School Choir will be performing on the stage
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – School of Rock Summerlin performing on the Mobile Stage on Events Plaza
What: Shop Small Henderson
When: Saturday, November 27 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Surrounding Water Street District Businesses and Henderson Events Plaza, 240 S. Water Street, Henderson, NV 89015
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
2. Support Non-profit Gems 4 U Discount Store
Local non-profit organization, El- Shaddai Refuge Homes, which operates Gems 4 U Family Discount Clothing Store is offering 20 percent off their entire store this Saturday and Sunday.
The non-profit helps support job training and housing the Las Vegas community. Their mission is to help those who have been displaced in the community and to provide people from all backgrounds services to combat homelessness.
Gems 4 U sells a variety of clothes, hats, accessories among other “gems,” while also giving more people job opportunities in our city.
What: Gems 4 U Family Discount Store is offering 20 percent discounts on the entire store
When: Saturday, November 27 through Sunday, November 28
Where: 901 S. Rancho Dr.
3. Browse Fergusons Downtown Las Vegas
Looking to shop locally this holiday season? Downtown Fergusons is filled with a mix of shops that all sell one-of-a-kind gifts. Listen to live music while hopping from shop to shop in its main complex, the Gather House and a special Market in the Alley, which will be open from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. With over 50 vendors offering a treasure trove, patrons are bound to discover something special among all the rare crafts for sale. Some small businesses that are offering goodies this holiday weekend include:
Hey Maker & Us, a store founded by Mary Felker and Ashley Zabarte, which sells special boxes (similar to monthly subscription surprise boxes) with goodies inside that highlight other makers in the city.
Le Pup Cafè, an adorable dog cafe by Dog & Whistle, which caters to your furry friends. The cafè serves 100 percent unused, natural dog food.
LV Plant Collective, a downtown shop specializing in curating unique plant gifts.
There are also many other small businesses to browse through in the shopping area.
Where: Fergusons Downtown, 1028 Fremont Street
When: Saturday, November 27, Market in the Alley from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
4. Nurture Blooming Minds
Las Vegas local, Jessica Castillo, is running a sale for her company Blooming Minds, which focuses on nurturing emotional intelligence in children and families through practicing yoga, mindfulness and art. Castillo draws experience from working with kids in several positions in the community as an educator, behavior therapist for children with autism and many more programs to cultivate compassion from a young age
For a limited time, Blooming Minds is offering a special discount on their Sibling and Buddy Winter Series program. When shoppers buy two Winter Series sessions, which include six workshops plus more, then they receive 15 percent off the total cost. This sale will be available until the end of Cyber Monday on November 29.
The Winter Series consists of six workshops designed to provide guidance and support for children’s social emotional learning. The Series aims to help kids understand their feelings and develop empathy for other children around them. Check out code is: BUDDY15. The workshops are for kids ages 6-12 and begins on December 5. The purchase also comes with two coffee bags, a journal to compliment the workshops plus a special Blooming Minds gift.
What: Blooming Minds Sibling and Buddy Winter Series
When: Now through Cyber Monday on November 29.
Cost: With the discount, the Series goes down to about $42.50 per workshop
5. Splurge at Sundays Vintage
Seasoned fashion stylist and owner of Sundays Vintage, Iliki Price offers online shoppers sustainable swag for a bargain this Small Business Saturday weekend. The boutique sells blazers, scarfs, jewelry, vintage denim and the list goes on. Enhance your wardrobe this weekend by picking up some stylish pieces with 25 percent off the entire site. Use BLACKFRIDAY code at the checkout to get a sweet deal before the sale ends on Sunday.
What: Sundays Vintage
When: Friday through Sunday
6. Vibe at Vegas Healing Crystals (Henderson)
Stock on crystals, herbs and gifts at Vegas Healing Crystals this Small Business Saturday. This charming shop offers great deals on spiritual valuables this weekend. Whether you want to find the perfect amethyst necklace or buy a beautiful healing gem for a friend, here are all the savings with good vibes you won’t want to miss:
- 10 percent off all jewelry
- 10 percent off purchases of $35-$99
- 15 percent off purchases from $100-$499
- 20 percent off purchases from $500-$999
- 25 percent off purchases over $1000
Don’t forget to mention the sale while you are at the checkout!
Books and Oracle/Tarot decks aren’t included in the sale.
What: Vegas Healing Crystals
When: Saturday, November 27 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: 10740 S Eastern Ave Unit 105, Henderson, NV 89052
7. Visit Downtown Container Park
Head on over to Downtown Container Park this Saturday to take in local talent, unbeatable retail deals and support local small businesses in the neighborhood. Performances by Jonny Hazard, Dream Dance NV, Indie Florentino and Sin City Devils will bring to life this shopping haven. Over 15 different shops are offering Small Business Saturday specials. Here are some homegrown companies featuring great prices for holiday gifts:
- LAYOP 30 percent off any purchase of $50 or more
- Third & Arrow 50 percent off entire store
- Mob Pie $7.99 10-inch Cheese Pizza
- Art Box Buy one get one 15 percent off of journals, rings and earrings
- Shades Deluxe Buy one get one 20 percent all sunglasses
- House of 1000 Pins 3 for $25, 5 for $40 and 10 percent off any purchase of $50 or more
- Lovo Cigars Buy 2 cigars get one cigar for $2
- Las Vegas Kettle Corn Buy 1 medium bag of popcorn and get one small bag free
- Sugar Shop 10 percent off total purchase
- The Olive Branch 10 percent off total purchase
- Kush Kidz Buy one get one half off
- KRP Boutique 10 percent off total purchase
- Katmandu Trading Co. 20 percent off entire store
- The Alchemical Cabinet 15 percent off total purchase
- Dream Dance NV 10 percent off your first month
- Sassy Boutique 10 percent off any purchase of $100 or more
Where: Downtown Container Park, 707 Fremont Street
When: Saturday, November 27 starting at 10 a.m.
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SMALL: Support local instead and shop these Small Business Saturday specials: @battlebornpins offers 15% off all weekend long. Use code VIVALASVEGAS at checkout
• @forthelove.lv holds sales on Black Friday w/ 25% off storewide from 10am-11am and 10% off the rest of the day + a 40% off sales rack. The 40% off rack returns on Saturday w/ food, interactive art and free tote bags with every purchase
• @goldenfoglv: free drip coffee Fri & Sat w/ a @johnnycupcakes pop-up on Sat + buy a $20 gift card, get $5; buy a bag of beans, get a free latte• @thegoodwolflv (pictured) holds a Small Business Saturday gathering from 12-5pm with local vendors and artists
• @thelayerlounge offers 20% off all retail items, with gift bags (while they last) for those who purchase $100+ gift certificates
• @localoasislv On Saturday, Local Oasis gives away swag bags stuffed with goodies from local businesses for the first 50 shoppers to spend $25+
• @smithcenterlv offers 15% off when you buy tickets to 3 shows and 20 %off when you buy tickets to 5 shows or more (excludes Broadway Las Vegas, Nevada Ballet and Philharmonic shows)