As the Sound Sound gears up for the holiday season, don’t forget to pay a visit to your favorite local shops this November on Small Business Saturday. Falling on Saturday, November 30, this year, Small Business Saturday is an American shopping holiday held annually on the Saturday following Thanksgiving and is a great way for holiday shoppers to support local small businesses within their community on the busiest shopping weekend of the year.

Shop small this holiday season by stopping into one of the many fantastic small and family-owned businesses throughout the South Sound this Small Business Saturday. Here are a few great places to check out.

Paper Luxe

From greeting cards and gifts, to custom-made paper goods and hands-on workshops of all varieties, Paper Luxe located in Fircrest offers a fun and beautiful variety of presents perfect to treat family, friends or yourself this holiday season. This mother and daughter owned business takes pride in its carefully curated collections available for shoppers, regularly bringing in new goods and brands to keep their selection of gifts fresh and exciting. Shoppers can enjoy special items on sale in-store on Small Business Saturday, as well as free gifts with purchase while supplies last. Whether you’re looking for something special created by a local maker, charming party decorations for your upcoming holiday gatherings, or want to sign up for one of their upcoming events like a wreath making or hand lettering workshop with wood slice ornaments, this small business has a little something in store for everyone.

Paper-Luxe is located at 2053 Mildred Street W, Fircrest, WA 98466

Paper Luxe Fircrest
Paper Luxe in Fircrest is ready to ring in the holidays with a beautiful selection of gifts, decorations, and more. Photo courtesy: Paper Luxe

The Curious Bear

Located right next door to Paper Luxe, The Curious Bear is the perfect shop to treat the little ones in your life. The shop sells fun, unique, and educational toys, games, puzzles, and more, The Curious Bear has won the affection of locals during its first year in business. Let your inner child go wild as you explore this shop’s diverse assortment of children’s books, precious stuffed animals, and out of the ordinary gifts for the most creative, artistic, and curious kids. Complete with sweet décor, baby gifts, and a number of upcoming events for children and families, stop by The Curious Bear this Small Business Saturday to enjoy great sales, a raffle, and more.

The Curious Bear Toy & Book Shop is located at 2061 Mildred Street W, Fircrest, WA 98466

Compass Rose Proctor District
The highly curated selection of gifts at Compass Rose offers something for everyone at their charming shop in Tacoma’s Proctor District. Photo courtesy: Compass Rose Tacoma

Compass Rose

Get lost in this favorite North End gift shop as you explore a charming selection of quirky gifts, delightful home furnishings, toys, and more at Compass Rose located in Proctor. From handmade jewelry and apparel, to the perfect items to stock your kitchen, bookshelves, and home bar with, shoppers can enjoy gifts of all varieties from both local artisans and popular brands. Compass Rose believes in embracing classic beauty, sustainability, and enjoying the smaller things in life, which is what inspires them to fill their shop with something special for everyone. Visitors can enjoy different events held at the shop throughout the holiday season, including Makers in Proctor – Holiday Edition. As a way to help promote local artists and shopping from small businesses, from December 12 – 20, Compass Rose will be hosting a local artist/maker in-store each day to showcase their handcrafted gifts and goods ranging from clothing to chocolates.

Compass Rose Tacoma is located at 3815 N 26th Street, Tacoma, WA 98407

Stop by Satori and their neighboring boutique, Little Sister, for unique gifts designed for the unique women in your life. Photo courtesy: Little Sister

Satori & Little Sister

Enjoy the holiday bustle of downtown Tacoma at this modern boutique featuring a selection of unique life and style gifts for unique people. Whether you’re looking for one-of-a-kind women’s apparel, jewelry, or accessories, Satori proudly offers a selection of different styles, fits, and functions designed for women of every variety. Walk next door to visit Little Sister, Satori’s second Tacoma boutique. From makeup and skin care, to herbal supplements and good reads, Little Sister offers a wide variety of goods to treat yourself or a loved one to. With a green lifestyle in mind, Little Sister carries a selection of products that include non-toxic, locally made, and mission-based products.

Satori is located at 1734 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98402. Little Sister is located at 1744 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98402.

Small Business Saturday Tacoma
Enjoy the hustle and bustle of the holiday season in downtown Tacoma. Photo credit: Gabriella Kinner

Stocklist Goods

From finding the perfect souvenir to the perfect laugh-out-loud gift, Stocklist Goods in downtown Tacoma is home to commodities of all kinds, just right for every type of person in your life. From Tacoma and Pacific Northwest-inspired mementos to leather goods, locally made products, apparel, toys, holiday decorations, and gag gifts, enjoy their extraordinarily fun and special variety gifts this holiday season.

Stocklist Goods is located at 1936 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, WA 9402