Shop Small This Holiday Season: Small Business Saturday 2013

When choosing where to shop this holiday season, be sure to consider to the many small businesses on Long Island.

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As the holiday season is rapidly approaching, choosing where to buy your holiday presents can be difficult. Maybe some of you did layaway or ordered online, but it is not the same as being in the store. With the recent controversy over major stores opening on Thanksgiving, many Long Islanders are reconsidering their shopping choices.
With so many department store, we tend to forget the same businesses that are on Long Island. These business promote the local economy and introduces people to shopping locally.
Developed in 2010, Small Business Saturday takes place the day after Black Friday. In 2011, the U.S. Senate officially recognized the day and many more people a participated and raised more money for small businesses.
American Express has teamed up with local business to support Small Business Saturday this November 30th. Their sites provides consumers with the locations for all the small business participating that Saturday.
So where can you find a small business to shop at this Small Business Saturday? Check out our list below and support the Long Island community! Remember this is only a sampling of the many small businesses on the island:
  • Ready Riders
    15 East Deer Park Road , Dix Hills, NY
    This premier motorcycle outfitter offers all your motorcycle needs including motorcycle parts to helmets and apparel.
  • Boardwalk Games
    98 Main Street, Port Jefferson, NY
    This game store in the heart of Port Jefferson offers games and puzzles for adults and children of all ages.
  • MJ Beanz
    345 South Oyster Bay Road, Plainview, NY
    From old wooden toys to the most modern kids toys, MJ Beanz will have a toy that will entertain or educate a child.
  • Irresistible Home Decor
    136-17 39th Ave, Flushing, NY 11354
    Give the gift of decor this holiday season with the wide selection of home decorations offered at Irresistible Home Decor.
  • Novelty Poster Co.
    81 North Forest Avenue, Rockville Centre, NY
    From movie posters to novelty toys, this store offers a lot of pop culture items that will please anyone this holiday season.
  • Libutti Jewelers
    336 New York Avenue, Huntington Village, NY
    Looking to buy someone something special or propose this holiday season, do it with jewelry from his Jeweler at the heart of Huntington Village.
  • Little Shop of Shamrocks
    173 Islip Avenue, Islip, NY
    Looking for the luck of the Irish? This gift shop has been providing customers with imported gifts from Ireland since 1988.
  • Big City Bicycle Inc.
    301 Nassau Blvd, Garden City, NY
    From buying bikes to fixing them, Big City Bicycle can be your place to give someone the gift of exercise or transportation this holiday season.
  • Sneaker Aquarium
    41 East Main Street, Riverhead, NY
    Displaying their sneakers in custom fish tanks, this new sneaker store will be an enjoyable place to purchase shoes, apparel, and music.
  • Ooh La La
    Various Locations on Long Island
    From dressy to sexy, this store is aimed at keeping women dressed in fashionable clothes all year around.


Do you have a local small business that you shop at? Tell us where you are shopping this Small Business Saturday.