Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving when stores–especially the big-box stores and the malls–start having their sales to jump-start the Christmas shopping season. Then there is Cyber Monday, which encourages people to buy things over the internet instead of suffering the madness at the mall. Finally, there is Shop Small Saturday, our favorite of the three, to remind people of local small businesses that need and deserve the support of their communities.
A bed & breakfast is the quintessential small business. We’re in your town or neighborhood. We’re your friends, neighbors and business associates. While we love selling gift certificates so that you, your friends or family can enjoy a stay at our B&B, we may also offer items that would uniquely fit your shopping lists. Many B&B’s sell their house-made jams, pastries, soaps, or even cheeses. Some have their own restaurants for that special-occasion meal. We can offer packages so you can include tours, massages, fishing, hot air ballooning or an experience of a lifetime. Your niece may not need another toaster as a wedding gift, but she and her new husband will always remember the stay at a B&B you gave them as a gift for their wedding night.
Shop small. Shop local. Shop a bed & breakfast.
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