We have a huge place in our heart for brick and mortar stores and encourage you to shop local this holiday season. Below are a few stores and friends of Knock Knock you should know about this coming Small Business Saturday, November 26. Find a small business near you in our store locator.
1. Hi Sweetheart
Location: La Jolla, California
Nestled close to La Jolla Cove in San Diego, Hi Sweetheart has hand-picked gifts for all occasions made by both local and global artists and designers. The store’s owner, Molly Rossettie, originally owned The Little Apple in Philadelphia before moving back to SoCal.
2. The Mustache Goods & Wears
Locations: Fayetteville and Bentonville, Arkansas
Quirky is as quirky does. Mustache Goods & Wears has been offering eccentric and hilarious gift items and comfy apparel for all since 2011. Check them out and #ShoptheStache!
3. Tiddle E. Winks
Location: Sonoma, California
Tiddle E. Winks focuses on one-of-a-kind retro and nostalgic gifts, blast-from-the -past items mixed with irreverent picks (like, who needs inflatable turkeys? Everyone!). Plus, their store dog, Scooter, is adorably awesome.
4. Pop Katonah
Location: Katonah, NY
This snarky and funky store carries “cool items for tweens, teens, and immature adults.” This one-stop shop isn’t opened on Mondays—because Mondays.
5. Silver in the City
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Silver in the City has “giftmongered” their way into winning a “Best Gift Shop” award from The Indy A-List. They also have an “Emergency Gift Service” for gifters in Downtown Indianapolis.
6. Lola of North Beach
Location: San Francisco, California
With three locations spanning San Francisco, Lola of North Beach is filled with something for everyone—including cat lovers, babies, and Raiders fans.
Location: Austin, Texas
Atown keeps Austin weird with fashion, jewelry, stationery, and accessories from local Texan creatives. Also, where else can you quickly get Willie Nelson for President shirts for the whole family?
Location: Rochester, New York
Since 1960, Parkleigh has been the go-to destination for gifts. Each month they create a fun shop calendar designed with random, eccentric holidays (we missed Banana Day—darn!), and store specials.
9. McArt á la Carte
Location: Woodbury, New Jersey
McArt á la Carte is three-parts art studio and one-part storefront. They host daily art classes and paint parties for kids and adults while also offering gifts for the art lovers.
What’s your favorite mom and pop shop? Give them a shout-out in a comment.