I realize that many who live in Europe had never heard of Black Friday until this year. It's obviously the biggest American shopping day of the year and starts the Christmas shopping frenzy. Always held the day after Thanksgiving (a very American holiday), many businesses in America rely on Black Friday to bolster their 4th quarter sales. To go along with that, in America, at least, we have what is called "Small Business Saturday," the day after Black Friday. This is where you honor and shop at small local businesses. To add to that, we also have Cyber Monday, where shoppers can go online and find many bargains.
However, I shopped at only local places this year for the gifts I don't intend to make. Along the way, I visited
this wonderful boutique called Bungalow 26, where you can buy just about any and everything handmade by local (and some not so local) artists. While there, I took a few photos of the tea gifts they have to offer.
Deb pointed out the other day that she would rather buy at the big box
stores. Granted, these are things I would either choose to make myself
or buy at less expensive places, but there were lots of other gifts I
would never have been able to get anywhere but in a boutique similar to
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