Support Local Independents this Small Business Saturday
3rd Dec 2021
What is Small Business Saturday? For those of you who don’t know it’s a grass-roots, non-commercial campaign that focuses on the success of small businesses and encourages the public to support local at Christmas.
Taking place on the first Saturday of December of every year (this year Saturday 4th December), the national campaign has the goal of leaving a lasting effect on consumers all year round to think local with every purchase they make.
On Small Business Saturday, customers are encouraged to go out and support every sort of small business. The initiative involves small businesses taking part in the day by hosting events and offering discounts to mark the day. The organisers of the day encourage every kind of small business to be part of their campaign. You could be a family business, local shop, online business, wholesaler, business service or a small manufacturer, Small Business Saturday is here to support you!
If you would like to get involved or are interested in supporting Small Business Saturday, click here.
So tomorrow, if you are heading out to one of the Island’s town or villages for a bit of Christmas shopping - then think local along the way, as our high streets are jam-packed with small businesses, just like the ones Small Business Saturday encourage you to support. Below are just a few that you can help out this Saturday – and beyond.
Based in Douglas, Renegade Vintage is locally owned and sells second-hand vintage clothes. Any style goes in Renegade Vintage, from dungarees to corduroy you can pick up any clothing style with their vast collection of vintage attire.
Photo Credit: Renegade Vintage Facebook Page
Celtic Gold, Peel
This family owned jewellery shop in Peel is full of handmade finds, where nearly all the stock is created on-site in the workshop at the back, where the jewellery is made using a wax casting process. Celtic Gold offers everything possible when it comes to creating bespoke Celtic-inspired jewellery.
Photo Credit: Celtic Gold Facebook Page
Originally set up as an online store, Whim Boutique is full of sparkly bags, jewellery, hats and much more! Whim Boutique now have their own store which is situated in Laxey and is full of local clothing and fashion to cater for all tastes.
Photo Credit: Whim Boutique Website
Port Erin's multi-award winning (they were named British Independent Retailer of the Year) greeting card and gift shop is stocked daily and full of gifts and treats for all the family. Mantons aims to do more than just make a profit, but also benefit the local community.
Photo Credit: Mantons Facebook
A cosy cafe in the heart of Port St Mary, the Sugarloaf serve home cooked food in a community focused environment. Always aiming to use local produce, the Sugarloaf offer a wide range of artisan coffees, cakes, gourmet sandwiches and soups!
Photo Credit: The Sugarloaf Café Facebook Page
If there’s one place that’s full of pre-loved furniture and home, it’s Penny Farthing! With a whole host of second-home décor from sofas to fire pokers, it’s the perfect place to pick up some second-hand items this Christmas.
Photo Credit: Penny Farthing Facebook Page
A cosy gift shop in the heart of Castletown with everything you need when it comes to picking out a gift this Christmas. From stocking fillers to Secret Santa gifts, you’ll be sure to find something for someone this Christmas.
Photo Credit: The Gaslight Company Facebook Page
Thinking of creating your own decorations this Christmas? Head to Joan’s Wool and Crafts in Onchan Precinct to fill your boots with all the arts and crafts supplies you could possibly need. Joan’s has a huge supply of fabrics, knits, craft kits, knitting and sewing equipment for all levels of expertise.
Photo Credit: Joan’s Wools and Crafts