It may be tempting to run to the big-box stores, shopping malls and Amazon for your annual Black Friday shopping. There’s nothing wrong with making a stop at Target or grabbing an online order for Cyber Monday, but shopping local is always a good call! Supporting local businesses means circulating money through the local economy and supporting small business owners during the holidays.
Add these Delaware businesses to your Black Friday shopping itinerary to take advantage of deals you don’t want to miss.
Hunt & Lane offers a curated selection of handcrafted furniture, hand-woven textiles, hand-hammered metals, artwork, authentic artifacts and more. The shop’s annual end-of-the-year sale kicks off Black Friday weekend with 20% off storewide. This Rehoboth shop is filled with amazing gifts for your loved ones who enjoy a beachy aesthetic.
48 Wilmington Avenue, Rehoboth Beach | @huntandlane
This curated modern gift market is a wonderful place to find a variety of gifts for everyone on your list. From home décor, office supplies and children’s toys to self-care goodies, jewelry and accessories, Trolley Square Market is truly a one-stop shop for gifting. Shop 20% off store products Friday to Tuesday, with 10% of every sale in November being donated to Harper’s Heart. The store is closed Thursday and Monday, but you can take advantage of the sale online. With a constantly rotating inventory of houseplants, antiques, vintage finds and more, you may want to check it out multiple times throughout the holiday season.
25b Trolley Square, Wilmington | 401-1414 | @trolleysqmkt
If you have a loved one interested in metaphysical goods like crystals, tarot cards, herbs and more, Mandie’s Magical Marketplace is the perfect stop to add to your holiday shopping trip. On Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, Mandie’s offers “buy two, get one free” crystal bags and hematite rings, free mystery bags if you spend over $50 and 15% off spell kits, jars and sigil candles. Plus, readers will be onsite throughout the weekend with their own specials on walk-in tarot readings.
4837 Limestone Road, Wilmington | 818 Kings Highway, Lewes | 313-5950 | @mandiesmagicalmarket
Give the gift of mouthwatering local mead and cider this season. Delaware’s first meadery brings back its popular Black Bag Special for Black Friday. Buy three bottles or growlers and get the fourth for just $4. Liquid Alchemy’s award-winning mead and cider comes in a variety of unique flavors, so there’s sure to be something for everyone. While you’re there, pick up some local artisan honey, baked goods and more. This deal makes for great gifting or bottles to open and share at your holiday parties this season.
28 Brookside Drive, Wilmington | 438-0252 | @liquidalchemybeverages
This Delaware-based lifestyle brand offers a variety of cute beachy jewelry and surf apparel. From feminine understated designs to boho ocean-inspired pieces, the jewelry collection is full of amazing gifts. On Black Friday, enjoy 30% off all earrings with the code “SHOPBF.” Plus, Raising Surfers works to eliminate a fear of water and reduce drowning incidents by funding swim and surf lessons around Delaware, so your gift will also support a great cause.
This New Castle County boutique with locations in both Newark and Greenville carries gifts, jewelry and accessories, clothing and more. The Black Friday/Small Business Saturday party will include free gifts, kiddie treats, free handmade chocolates and 15% all clothing.
165 East Main Street, Newark | 302-454-7266 | 3828D Kennett Pike, Greenville | 302-510-4990 | @bloomdelaware