November 19, 2020
For 10 years, people all over the country have been championing a special initiative called “Small Business Saturday.” An annual holiday on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, it encourages holiday shoppers to shop at local businesses, and is a day to celebrate and support small businesses and the contributions they bring to their communities. This year, Small Business Saturday is on November 28th.
At First United Bank, we know that small businesses are essential to our communities. We also know that 2020 has been a challenging and unpredictable year for nearly every small business. What better day to show the small businesses in your community that you appreciate them than Small Business Saturday! We know you likely already have a few local favorites of your own, but here are a few of OUR favorites in the communities that First United Bank serves.
Barque Gifts & Paper
Barque is located in Lubbock and you will not leave disappointed! From baby gifts, to stationery, to treats for your furry friends Barque has something for everyone. You can visit the store or shop online.
Stock Style Shop
If you’re in Lubbock, Stock is must-shop for women’s clothing, shoes, accessories and gifts. You can get your Christmas shopping done and probably find a few things for yourself, too!
The Rustic Gypsy
The Rustic Gypsy offers home furnishings, accessories, and gifts right from the heart of Canyon, TX. Stop in and pick up a gift for all the fashion-lovers on your Christmas list this year!
Farmhouse Winery is family-owned and their delicious wines are made from grapes grown in Brownfield, TX. You can order online or stop in to check out their gift shop and enjoy a wine-tasting.
Shelby’s Bridge Gift Shop
Located in Sudan, TX, Shelby’s Bridge Gift Shop has gifts for every age! From home décor to jewelry they’ve got you covered! You can even stop in for lunch at the Sunshine Café (connected to Shelby’s Bridge Gift Shop). This shop is more than just a store—they offer job training program that equips adults with disabilities with genuine life skills.
From 6th Collective
From 6th Collective is a large retail facility, located just outside Amarillo, that spotlights small businesses and showcases the work of a wide variety of artisans, makers, and designers in the area. At From 6th Collective you can find clothing, pottery, candles, purses and even get a manicure! From 6th Collective is your one shop stop answer to shopping small this year!
Libby Lane Leather
Libby, of Libby Lane Leather, was raised on a fourth-generation cattle ranch outside Amarillo, TX. She returned to Amarillo after attending the Chicago Institute of Design with the vision of crafting durable, functional and stylish accessories from domestically sourced leather—and that’s exactly what she did. Visit her website today to shop purses, leashes, business card holders and more!
Seale Florist and Gifts
At Seale Florist and Gifts in Dimmitt, TX you can find beautiful holiday floral arrangements as well as home décor and gifts for any age.
Triple Divas Boutique
Shop the latest trend at the Triple Divas Boutique in Lamesa, TX! They carry a variety of women’s and little girl’s clothing and accessories and you can even pick up fresh flowers while you’re there!
Sweetie Cookie Company:
Sweetie Cookie Company is owned by a life-long West Texan who lives in Lubbock, TX. She specializes in custom-decorated cookies that will fit any theme or idea you have in mind, and the flavor will not disappoint! Sweetie Cookie Company’s cookies are baked from scratch and melt in your mouth.
The Ruffled Cup:
The Ruffled Cup originated in Amarillo, TX but has since expanded to Lubbock! Although you absolutely cannot go wrong with a cupcake from the Ruffled Cup, their frosted sugar cookies are just about the best thing there is!
Located in Seminole, TX, this bakery is a local favorite and is owned by a young Seminole-native who began baking at 18! While they have a case full of mouth-watering baked goods, the real crowd pleaser is their decorated sugar cookies! Check out her website for pictures of her Valentine’s Day designs.
We hope you will join us in promoting the SPIRIT OF WEST TEXAS and Small Business Saturday by shopping small this year. We hope that this holiday season is off to a peaceful and joyful start for you and your loved ones.