8 Woman-Owned Businesses to Support this Small Business Saturday

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I love Small Business Saturday. Don’t get me wrong – I’m a Black Friday pro and even better at Cyber Monday, but I love knowing that on Small Business Saturday I’m able to stock up on presents that will not only delight my family and friends but also bring a small business owner in the community joy as well.

This year more than ever, I’m trying to buy as many of my gifts as possible from local spots and especially from women-owned businesses. Here’s a roundup of my favorite local gift ideas!

Small Business Saturday Stops

Cub Shrub

Trying to decide between these cute toys at Cub Shrub

I absolutely love this little shop on Grandview Avenue. They carry the cutest clothes and the most fun books and toys. They have done SO much during the pandemic to keep their employees and customers safe – everything from contactless pick-up, to appointment shopping. After Thanksgiving they’ll be going to all curbside which I highly recommend, it’s so efficient and easy. Tip: follow their Instagram page for product releases, tours of the shop, and updates on their COVID-19 policies. In addition, there are many local toy stores to choose from!


The Flowers and Bread Society

A Village Basket from earlier this fall – aren’t those flowers gorgeous?

Early on in the pandemic, one of the first spots that closed permanently was the cafe at Flowers and Bread. I was devastated! Their cafe was one of my favorites in town. However, what has emerged is The Flowers and Bread Society, a conglomerate of classes, experiences, and gifts. Their Village Baskets would make an excellent gift – the baskets are filled with a variety of sweet, savory, bread-y, and floral-y surprises.


Coco Beans

My son is obsessed with his super-soft Coco Beans silk crib sheet

Coco Beans is a local start-up that’s rethinking sleep for little ones. We’ve been using their first product, the silk crib sheet, for a few months and it has totally tamed our son’s morning bed head! I also love that it’s hypoallergenic and super easy to clean. Right now Coco Beans is crowdfunding for their release in February, making this an awesome gift for any springtime mamas-to-be (the pre-order site is here.)


Pistacia Vera`

There’s no age limit on loving Pistacia Vera

My favorite spot for stocking stuffers. Their coffee beans are a crowd pleaser and they always have tons of sweet treats that add a little something extra on to any gift. Tip: grab a coffee for yourself and spend some time walking around German Village – it’s especially gorgeous during the holidays.


Boozy Bakes

Patiently waiting for cupcakes this summer at the Dublin Farmer’s Market

I discovered Boozy Bakes cupcakes this summer at the Dublin’s Farmers Market and was such a big fan. Personally, I’m bored of giving out bottles of wine and bourbon for the holidays and I love the idea of instead gifting cupcakes inspired by fun cocktails! Tip: these cupcakes can also be made non-boozy if you have any little ones who would enjoy as well!


Granny Gram Shop

A few months ago I stumbled onto the world of vintage shopping via Instagram. If you’re not familiar, these shops post their finds on social media and the first to comment “Mine!” is the winner. Granny Gram Shop is my favorite shop to stalk and, luckily, they’re based in Columbus! I also love knowing that since the products are thrifted, it’s an eco-friendly way to find fun ideas for gifts.


BossGal

My sweet friend Izzy gifted me an at-home face mask for my birthday – the perfect quarantine present!

Tucked inside a strip mall across from a Target, BossGal is hard to spot unless you’re looking for it. Luckily for me, the nearest UPS store to my house is right next door so I stumbled on this spot right when it opened and have been a fan ever since! BossGal has the best facials – you can either gift an experience at the spa or buy one you can take home. If you’re feeling really generous, you can also gift Botox or lip fillers. They are extremely low pressure and do a great job making you feel comfortable with any procedures you’re interested in.


Annie’s Wine Cottage

My husband is a little bit of a wine snob so he’s all about staying on top of the best wine shops in Columbus. Anne’s Wine Shop was a recent find but has quickly become a favorite in our household. The staff is super knowledgeable if you need help selecting a gift, they offer a huge variety, and usually have a few options that aren’t usually distributed in the Columbus area.

Whether online or safely in person, where will you be shopping on Small Business Saturday?

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Sarah is a new mom to 6-month-old Henry. Originally from the Chicago suburbs, she graduated from the University of Illinois in 2013 and moved to Columbus to pursue a career in retail. She currently works at the Victoria’s Secret PINK Home Office. She lives in Clintonville with her husband, son, and dog who very much misses his days as an only child. Outside of work and family she enjoys reserving books at the library and then forgetting to pick them up (but somehow still reads a few books a month), exploring Clintonville by foot and bike, and oversharing on Instagram stories (add her at @Sarah_Kaechele). She enjoyed traveling prior to becoming a mom and is hoping to get the hang of it again sometime in the next five years.