If Black Friday is important to you, so should be the element of logic. Most want to run to the nearest mall with the Best Buy and the Bath and Body works. But what if I told you that you can shop your heart out on Black Friday AND help the community? Logically, this seems to be more economically sound with the way overseas shipping is set up.
Why not shop locally and get super creative gifts? This helps the mom and pop stores in your community and you will definitely buy something no one else has.
It was hard to get my list together of small businesses because there were so many. My real interest was natural body oils, lotions, soaps and fragrances (spoiler alert). But then I was introduced to stylish clothes sites, handcrafted picture frames, and coloring books. I have narrowed down my Black Friday list to a couple natural sistas who run Black owned Businesses. Most are in my immediate area but some are online, too.
http://www.cult47.bigcartel.com for crotchet hats, shirts and bags
Friend of mine @ Facebook.com/pariis.williams
https://www.etsy.com/shop/Ebonessence for candles that are just right
Also @ Facebook.com/Shatavia.Green.7
I will be compiling more lists as the day gets closer. Also, check out BlackEtsy.com if u want to have a leg up on me (that’s not what she said).
See you here, same time, same channel!