Hot Chocolate Bombs E&S Sweets Shop Small Saturday

Shop Small on Small Business Saturday in Lake Country

The holidays can get a bad reputation for being full of consumerism. “Buy This! Right Now! You NEED this!” But it’s the joy of giving that really stands out to me. When I asked on our Facebook page , what your favorite part of the season is, one of the most popular answers was giving and seeing their children’s faces. I could not agree more! 💓

As a small business ourselves, Lake Country Family Fun loves to support other small businesses in our community. The businesses that are located in our community’s downtown areas or operated online by our community members, are the first places I like to look for unique, special, and meaningful gifts for the people in my life. Small Business Saturday is November 26, 2022, this year and there are so many ways to take part and save some money while supporting our community. (And did you know it’s the 13th anniversary of Small Business Saturday? #nowyouknow)

Lake Country Family Fun is not shy about our love for this area we call home and our love for shopping small – I mean, we publish our Shop Small Guide every year and love giving away gift cards to our readers throughout the year to the various shops listed in it. {Tap that link to enter to win a $100 gift card to one of the local businesses!}

The downtown areas of Oconomowoc, Delafield, Hartland, Pewaukee, Waukesha, Eagle, Muskego, and Mukwonago among others are our favorite places to peruse and find hidden gems. We’ve done a little bit of research so you can get the most out of shopping small on Small Business Saturday this 2022 holiday season.

Plus find hot chocolate bombs, which are still all the rage right now locally:

  • Sweet P’s Pantry in Oconomowoc
  • Snips and Giggles in Oconomowoc
  • The Lounge by Snips in Oconomowoc
  • Birch and Banyan in Hartland
  • E and S Sweets in Mukwonago
  • Allo! Chocolat in Waukesha

*Featured image from E and S Sweets in Mukwonago. 

Where to Shop Small on Shop Small Saturday

  • Oconomowoc
    • Downtown Oconomowoc encourages you to take a stroll down Wisconsin Ave and Main Street this Saturday to support your local “O-conomy”.
    • Pop into Snips and Giggles and The Lounge by Snips for unique gifts for the little ones and adults in your life and Sweet P’s Pantry for the yummiest toffee I’ve ever had. They have hot chocolate bombs, too, at all of the locations! Note that the Lounge will have fun gift bags for the first 25 purchases. 
    • Across the street in their newly expanded space, Fray has great gifts from fashion to jewelry and footwear, as well as Scarpa Belle Boutique.
    • If you are an outdoorsy family like ours, Sherper’s has all you need! (They also have locations in Hales Corners and Port Washington.)
    • Books and Company is our favorite stop for books and unique gifts for Christmas. You can even call them, tell them what you want and they will gift wrap it for you for FREE for you to pick up!
    • The Brown Street Emporium is a great place to shop to support local artisans. So many unique finds from so many local crafters. For their Shop Small Saturday sale (say that 3 times fast), they will be offering sales throughout (10-20% off from select booths and refreshments). Doors open at 10:00 am.
    • The German Christmas Market is also going on and has so many small vendors to find unique gifts. 
  • Delafield
    • The Smiley Barn has all the latest toys, puzzles, games, and candy for the holiday season. Shop their advent calendars before they are gone!
  • Hartland
    • Hartland has a list of all their local Shop Small Saturday items listed HERE on Facebook. 
    • Pop into Birch and Banyan for a yummy warm wintry drink or one of their new Wellness teas if you need to pop out of the house. So yummy! They also sell Honey Acres honey and other stocking stuffer gifts. If you bring in a receipt from another small business dated on Shop Small Saturday, receive 20% off!
  • Pewaukee

Shop Small Saturday in Lake Country 2020

  • Waukesha
    • Pop into Polished Patina and revel in all that is holiday in downtown Waukesha.
  • Muskego
    • Be sure to pop into the Gingerbread House for yummy food and baked goods and a gift shop.
  • Mukwonago
    • Looking for a special sweet treat? Pop into E and S Sweets. They have hot chocolate bombs! The image above is courtesy of E and S Sweets.* 
  • Menomonee Falls
    • Attend their Christmas Market and shop all the downtown stores and specialty merchants.
  • Brookfield
    • The Corners is set up for all your shopping needs! They have so many sales and unique gifts and finds, plus, love dining there. A gift certificate to Improv is always a great experience gift. 
    • And pop over to the Bee’s Knees Homestead, featuring jewelry from A Happy Thought.
  • Online – nothing beats supporting a local WI mommy in your jammies 🙂
    • EveryKind
    • A Happy Thought Indeed
    • Agape Art Creations
      • Special offer for Lake Country Family Fun readers: 15% off 11″x14″ or larger painting through 12/31/20. 
    • K.Jo Design
      • K.Jo Design can personalize {pretty much} anything for that perfectly unique gift.
    • Makoshey
      • To help facilitate gift-giving and selections by interest, the small team at Makoshey clothing has added a “Gifts” tab to their navigation bar that includes 6 different collections:
        – Gifts for girls who love science
        – Gifts for girls who love sports
        – Gifts for girls who love art
        – Gifts for girls who love history
        – Gifts for girls who love the outdoors
        – Gifts to celebrate the season

 Where do you Shop Small on Small Business Saturday in Lake Country and Waukesha County?

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