We all know this: Local is Better. As one of the many small towns across the USA, we know that buying local means directly supporting families and the economy, which positively influence our schools, infrastructure and the beautification of our community. As Thanksgiving kicks off the shopping season with corporate crazy Black Friday, Vincent Properties would like to remind you of a little less known shopping day: Small Business Saturday. Falling on the Saturday after Black Friday, (November 24th in 2018), all the locally and family owned business will share in their own Holiday steal deals. Luckily our little town of Blowing Rock is packed with quaint shoppes that fit all tastes, needs and wants!
So instead of fighting Black Friday crowds, why not change your tradition to “Family Friday”? Let that turkey digest one more day, pull out the Scrabble board or the pigskin to enjoy the company of your family! Leave the shopping for Small Business Saturday! One of the best things about shopping in Blowing Rock is while “Santa” can be shopping the kids can play in the nearby park, making shopping locally fun for the whole family. As part of the Downtown BR Family, Vincent Properties wants to help you get to know our neighbors down the street while helping take the stress from your holiday shopping. Below is a brief highlight to some of the shops on Main Street, in Historic Downtown Blowing Rock, NC. There are many more great shoppes, you hope you can come explore them this Small Business Saturday!
It sometimes seems difficult to find the right gift for the man in your life, weather it is your significant other, your dad, or good friend. Men typically do not hold many sentiments when it comes to receiving gifts, it is all about the practicality, things they need, which…. can seem mundane. Holiday gifts are supposed to have a flair of magic and surprise, so who really wants to get socks and underwear? (No matter how ratty your old ones are!) Adding a sense of adventure can help “pice things up to those seemingly every day “Man-cessities“. Our suggestion, visit our old friends at Footsloggers at 921 Main Street, Blowing Rock NC! Brian has put together an array of great gifts for all levels of outdoors-men.
What do you get for the woman that deserves her own private island, complete with a masseuse, never-ending wine and sunshine- but your wallet can’t quite stretch that far? No worries, many of us are in this same boat! Our gift tip is to head over to Take Heart at 1009 Main Street, Blowing Rock, NC. There you will meet the fabulous and magical Sheri! Simply show her a picture of your lady, and she will help you pick out an outfit to help compliment their beauty and style. Wrap it all up with a cute little-handwritten coupon for a special evening out on the town! 2 gifts in 1! Our marketing assistant, Sara, loved these PJ Harlow Sweaters, they are versatile and cozy!
Probably the easiest gift on your list and your most loyal friend deserves the best! Sneak on over to Stella Blue Pawtique, at 110 Sunset Drive, Blowing Rock, NC! They have been specializing in dog and cat nutrition for over 11 years! They carry premium hygiene products, foods, treats, apparel, and toys! They are featuring these handsome leather collars and having a BOGO special on their Vital Essential snacks too! Ian is very knowledgeable and there to help to help you pick out the best products for your pet! Plus, how adorable are these winter parkas?
They can be a strange bunch, Millenials. They love to be cool and have an edge, but now they are “growing-ups” and need something useful too. Good thing we will love them no matter how much of a paradox they can impose! Enters: Neaco!Located at 1053 Main Street, Blowing Rock, NC. This funky fresh shop has an assortment of home and personal decor that will add a splash of uniqueness and color to your Millenial’s repertoire. Their top selling item these days is this stone “booze dispenser”, creating an uncommon twist to your at home bar. Pair this is some whiskey stones, and you’ll have yourself a “rockin'” party!
You know who we’re talking about, they know all the good places to eat and have the tastiest dinner parties! Foodies make the best of friends! The start of any flavorful dish begins with spices and oils used to cook with! Step down to Art of Oil at 915 Main Street, Blowing Rock, NC, where they have a huge assortment of spice mixes, oil fusions, and flavored kinds of vinegar. They have a variety of gift box sets that pair great flavors together whether you are cooking meat, veggies, or dessert.
Home is where the heart is! Show your home some love with some new and rustic inspired decor. Housed with Art of Oil, Rustic has an assortment of mountain furniture, arts, and crafts to warm up your home this holiday season. We like these charming clocks that add a creative edge to usually mudane home necessity.