Local Small Businesses to Support this Small Business Saturday
Small Business Saturday, a day to celebrate and support our small local businesses, is this Saturday, November 28. Make sure to put small businesses on your Christmas list by shopping local! Here are a few local shops to consider as you get your holiday shopping done.
2ND AVENUE RESALE – Find clothing, shoes, CDs, DVDs, small furniture, books, jewelry, purses, kitchenware, toys, décor, crafts, and more during your 2nd Avenue shopping spree. The resale shop offers high quality items at low prices, and gives back to the community. Find the store at 385A Sawdust Rd, Spring, TX 77380, or visit the website here.
A.S. IS DESIGNS: Based in Conroe, this husband and wife team create one-of-a-kind home decor, furniture, games, and more, turning reclaimed wood into new treasures. The shop also takes custom orders. Shop the website here.
THE ARTWERKS: Local artist Melissa Polomsky sells hand painted colorful art, floral fabrics, vibrant decor, and handcrafted jewelry. She is best known for her use of bright and vivid colors to create dramatic floral prints. Shop online here.
BITS AND BOBS: Owner and designer Lorraine Richardson gives old things a new story and life by using vintage/antique bits to craft assemblage jewelry and pieces mixed with soldered glass techniques, and a little bit of leather and copper thrown in for good measure. Find her website here, or shop from her Facebook page here.
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BRANDING IRON CUSTOM GOODS: For the men in your life, this family-owned and operated store offers leather goods, screen printing, embroidery, and more. Visit 210 N Main St, Conroe, Texas 77301 to find the perfect gift, or click here to visit the website.
CAFFE DI FIORE: Purchase a gift card or come in for a break from shopping at Caffé di Fiore. The cafe offers authentic traditional Mexican cuisine with a friendly, casual dining atmosphere. Tired of running around after a long day of shopping? The restaurant now offers Uber Eats and Door Dash. Order online here, or visit the restaurant at 10110 Woodlands Pkwy Ste. 900, The Woodlands, TX 77382. Meet Arturo and Lucy Calderon, owners of Caffé di Fiore, here: www.hellowoodlands.com/caffe-di-fiore-8-year-anniversary/
THE CANDY HOUSE: Everybody loves candy! The Candy House is a true mom and pop small candy store and gift shop that has been owned by Donald and Barbara Baker for over 20 years. The Candy House is located at 27160 Glen Loch Dr, The Woodlands, TX 77381. Visit the Facebook Page here. Learn more about The Candy House: www.hellowoodlands.com/locals-rally-to-save-the-candy-house.
CONROE ART LEAGUE: Shop art of all styles and types of media from local artists this holiday season, or give the gift of an art lesson! The Conroe Art League Gallery is located at 127 Simonton St, Conroe, TX 77301, or click here to visit the website.
DIVA BOUTIQUE: Diva Boutique has been dressing the women of Montgomery County for over 20 years and is the exclusive retailer for Joseph Ribkoff in The Woodlands. Get a fabulous accessory or gift card in store or online. The store is located at 4526 Research Forest Dr, Spring, TX 77381. To shop online, visit the website here.
FARMER’S MARKETS: Don’t forget our local farmer’s markets, where you can find many small businesses in one location. There are several in the area, including: The Woodlands Farmer’s Market, Oak Ridge Pop Up Market, The Farmer’s Market on Tamina, Rayford Sunday Market, Isaac Conroe Farmer’s Market, Tomball Farmer’s Market, Old Town Spring Farmer’s Market. Learn more about our local farmer’s markets: www.hellowoodlands.com/local-farmers-markets.
FERN HOME & FASHION: Drawing on her degree in Fashion Merchandising and Design and inspiration from nature, local owner Cecille Wright uses natural beads, cording, and stones to create jewelry pieces that have character and style. Shop her Etsy store here.
HOT LINE PEPPER PRODUCTS: This family owned business takes pride in making quality, custom blended hot sauces and seasonings with a variety of heat levels to please every palate. Visit the website here to shop online.
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JEN LOVES PAPER: Jen Loves Paper is a stationery boutique with paper goods, invitations, gifts and more. Local Woodlands mom Jennifer McDonald creates one of a kind keepsakes and party gear. Find her creations online here.
LEARNING EXPRESS TOYS: This locally-owned and operated family business offers a unique mix of amazing gifts, one-of-a-kind products and outstanding customer service. Learning Express Toys offers free gift wrapping, free personalization, and the personalized service that customers have come to expect. Shop at 8000 Research Forest Dr, The Woodlands, TX 77382 or online here.
PINEY ROSE FLORAL: Established in 2016, Piney Rose Floral is owned, operated, and arrangements are designed by husband and wife team Cullen and Taylor Handfelt. Their hard work has built Piney Rose’s reputation for having exceptional quality, fresh flowers, one of a kind designs, and outstanding customer service. In addition to wedding and event florals, Piney Rose delivers flowers locally for special occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries and holidays, and offers floral arrangement classes. Visit the store at 2417 Research Forest Dr Unit B, The Woodlands, TX 77381, or shop online and book classes here.
MERCY HOUSE GLOBAL: For a colorful and charitable way to buy gifts or purchase items for yourself, Mercy House has a wide selection of handmade items perfect for anyone. Mercy House is locally owned and sources fair trade handmade goods from all over the world. Head to the red barn at 5814 FM 1488, Magnolia, TX 77354, or click here to shop online.
RIGHT NEXT DOOR DESIGNS: In addition to selling home decor items, Right Next Door sells gifts, jewelry, and accessories. Meet the owner and woman behind the designs, Michelle Harper: www.hellowoodlands.com/right-next-door-designs-now-open. Visit her new location at 9940 Woodlands Parkway, Suite 300, The Woodlands, TX 77382 or shop online here.
THE RANCHER’S DAUGHTER: In addition to the eclectic selection of home accessories and gifts, The Rancher’s Daughter is home to over 70 different Texas wineries and represents over 200 different Texas wines calling itself “Texas’ Only Texas Only Wine Shop.” The Rancher’s Daughter is located at 14387 Liberty St, Montgomery, TX 77356. Click here to visit the website.
THE RUSTIC PEACH: Get the perfect personalized gift! The Rustic Peach specializes in custom wood signs of any size, using both reclaimed and solid wood pieces that provide that beautifully unique look. Click here to place an order.
SEYCHELLES MED & LASER SPA: Pick up some gift cards, or treat someone special to a relaxing facial. Seychelles offers a friendly atmosphere while providing the most advanced aesthetic and cosmetic procedures in a comfortable and relaxing setting. The med spa uses the most advanced treatment techniques and equipment to maximize results and to ensure the safety of its clients. The spa is located at 25230 Borough Park Drive, Spring, TX 77380. Go online to learn about the products and services Seychelles offers here.
TEXAS AXE THROWING: Try something different and give an experience that won’t soon be forgotten! Don’t worry if you or your guest have never tried axe throwing – beginners are welcome and guided sessions are available. Book online here.
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TUMBLEWEEDS & NOTIONS: This store is known for its motto: gifts, decor, and whimsy! Tumbleweeds & Notions’ carries women’s clothing and accessories by 31 Roots, another locally owned business. Another fun attraction: Stella the shop dog comes to the shop on occasion to greet customers with puppy love. Find the store at 8021 Research Forest Dr., Ste. C-1 The Woodlands, Texas 77382, and online here.
THE TURQUOISE DOOR: In the heart of Tomball, right on Main Street, The Turquoise Door can’t be missed. This colorful boutique is filled with clothing for women and children, jewelry, gifts, home décor, and seasonal items. Head to downtown Tomball to check out the shop, located at 314 Market Street, Tomball, TX 77375, or shop online here.
VICTORY PIE COMPANY: Victory Pie Company takes a portion of all profits from its fresh handmade artisan pies and supports veterans as well as widows and orphans of veterans, so you can order your pie knowing you are doing good in your community. The local eatery serves made-from-scratch savory and sweet pies. Give the gift of a pie in a beautiful wooden box, give a gift certificate, or just stop in for a bite. In addition to pies, the cafe offers a full breakfast and lunch menu. Visit the cafe 32907 Tamina Rd., Magnolia, TX 77354 or go online here.
VILLAGE BOOKS: Share the joy of reading! Purchase books, book-related accessories, and more at Village Books. Although Village Books’ brick and mortar store isn’t open just yet, you can purchase books for home delivery and even start a book wish list through the website here. You can also find owner Teresa Kenney Saturdays at The Woodlands Farmer’s Market.
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VOLUME MUSIC: Do you have a music lover on your list? Give the gift of music, merch, and more at the recently opened indie music store Volume Music. Find the store at 436 Sawdust Rd, Spring, TX 77380 or click here to shop online. Learn more about Volume Music and meet the owners in our Small Business Spotlight: www.hellowoodlands.com/small-business-spotlight-volume-music.
WALKING TOTS: Walking Tots has more than just shoes! Find toys and children’s accessories at this family-owned children’s shoe store. Walking Tots offers almost 50 brands children’s footwear for children of all ages in sizes ranging from Toddler 3 to Youth 6. The company has made giving back to local organizations a priority. Visit the store at 3091 College Park Drive Ste. 195, The Woodlands, TX 77384 or online here.
VIRTUAL WOODLANDS WATERWAY ARTS FESTIVAL: Art is always the perfect gift! The 2020 Virtual Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival can be enjoyed from the comfort of your home this year. The festival will continue through December 31 to give art lovers and gift givers the opportunity to shop for beautiful art pieces including jewelry, paintings, drawings, apparel and accessories, unique pens and journals, photography, clay and wood works and mixed media. The festival can be found at www.thewoodlandsartscouncil.org/p/festival.