It’s the time of year to get serious about holiday shopping! Each year after Thanksgiving, shoppers rush to stand in long lines to shop Black Friday deals at busy department stores. This year, we are challenging you to enjoy a less hectic experience by shopping locally on Small Business Saturday when you’ll find a gift for everyone on your holiday shopping list right in the heart of downtown Columbus! Here are some of our favorites to help get you started.
For the Avid Reader,
You know the locally-owned corner bookstore that every town used to have? This is it. Viewpoint Books has been Columbus’ independent bookseller since 1973. Among the nostalgic nods is a nice selection of vinyl records and a turntable for playing them.
For the Aspiring Artist,
Find your fuel for the fires of creativity at Tri-State Artisans. Browse through many local artists’ handmade products. TSA also offers art programs for both children and adults. Whether you are looking for a perfect gift, home décor, or an art class to learn a thing-or-two, Tri-State Artisans has you covered!
For the Distinguished Gentleman,
Dell Brothers has been providing men with fine clothing since 1916. Men can browse through classic and formal wear including Cutter & Buck sportswear, Hart-Schaffner-Marx suits, Ballin slacks, Enro shirts, Johnston Murphey shoes and quality accessories. The best part of shopping at Dell Brothers is the uncompromising customer service their staff provides.
For the Athlete,
White River Running Company
It’s time to get fit for shoes! The White River Running Company is determined to make sure that you have a shoe that gives you the support you need. After giving you a proper foot evaluation, your shoe specialist will walk you through their recommendation for the shoe that is best for you.
For the Gift-Giver,
Baker’s Fine Gifts & Accessories
Located in historic downtown Columbus, Indiana, Baker’s Fine Gifts and Accessories offers unique and unusual gifts. The store glitters with fascinating treasures. Whether you’re looking for last minute Christmas gifts, stocking stuffers or a treasure for yourself, you’ll find it here! Be sure to ask for their free gift wrapping, lest you be tempted to keep your purchases for yourself.
For the Fashionista
This Small Business Saturday, shop these locally owned boutiques in Columbus, Indiana…
Come shop this unique and trendy boutique owned by a mother/daughter duo—each with their own distinct aesthetic. Minash offers a huge variety of clothing and accessories including Free People, one of their best-selling brands.
Boutique Elise is determined to have you be excited to get dressed in the morning! Shop new looks for the season both online and in-store.
Red Lips Spatique
Come shop at Red Lips Spatique, a women’s fashion boutique located in the heart of downtown Columbus, Indiana. This Spatique is unique and unforgettable, much like the town in which it resides.