Small Business Saturday: Shopping Hit-List!

Shopping list at the ready, and game plan in place… it’s time to get gifting! But before you go wild on Black Friday or Cyber Monday, don’t forget Small Business Saturday – a day to celebrate and support all the amazing local retailers in our communities!

From toys to tickets, jewelry to jumps (see below!) we’ve got great gift ideas for everyone on your list, from a few of our favorite local businesses.

Read on for our local picks to knock out that shopping list and breathe a little easier this holiday season!

Team Scoop

Let the magic of live performance uplift your holiday season. Whether it’s your family tradition to see their annual production of A Christmas Carol, or your first time attending one of their wide-ranging show offerings, there’s something for everyone at McCarter, located right in the heart of our community. Explore their upcoming schedule and give the gift of the arts at

Elevate your Black Friday shopping game–snag an Annual Pass to SkyZone for just $149.99. The passes are good for a year, for 90 minute jump times. It’s sure to be a hit with that certain, energetic someone on your shopping list; but hurry – this price is only available on Black Friday-Sunday, and there’s a limited supply. Available for purchase at the park only, so swing by while you’re out!

Join ELEPHANT in the ROOM DESIGN for a special shopping experience! Enjoy refreshments, an inspiring atmosphere, and the perfect furniture, home décor & tableware for entertaining and gathering! Be a gift-giving hero with their assortment of unique & thoughtful gifts for everyone on your list! Mention ‘Princeton Scoop’ to receive 10% off any consignment itemon the bottom price, and any CR Laine and Wesley Hall furniture. Located at 1225 State Road 206, and open Tues-Sat from 10am-6pm.

Lego, lego, lego and lots, lots MORE…. Twirl Toy Shop on Main Street in Pennington is the place where holiday wishes come true, with great gift ideas for baby to tween. Locally owned, they carry unique toy finds from the latest trends, your family’s favorite classics, super-fun stocking stuffers, and did we mention, Lego? PS: they offer free gift wrapping, too!

Hamilton Jewelers is proud to have called the Princeton area home for over 100 years! With a heritage of excellence and family ownership, Hamilton is proud to serve generations of guests with an outstanding experience with each and every visit. They are proud to be a small business in this wonderful community. Stop by for all of your holiday shopping needs from jewelry to watches to giftware! Diamond Studs are always a great gift idea, starting at just $325!

Give the best gift of the season by gifting something one of a kind from H1912 in Princeton, NJ. Each piece of history has a story to tell. This beautiful 18kt yellow gold diamond cuff is Italian made from the 1980’s featuring approximately 4.43 carats total! Shop their full vintage selection of watches and jewelry in store and online@h1912vintage.

Join Lace Silhouettes Lingerie for their Annual Holiday Sleepwear Sip & Shop event this Friday 11/23 through Sunday, 11/25 at the shop on Palmer Square. Sip on some bubbly and enjoy chocolates while you start on your holiday shopping. They offer luxurious brands in sleepwear including Natori, UGG, PJ Salvage, and more. While you cross people off your list, receive a special gift (to keep for yourself!) with any pajama or robe purchase of $150+. They’ll even wrap your gifts for you! Call for more information: 609-688-8823

For him, for her, and yourself, too: gift cards from Metropolis Salon & Spa come with a $25 bonus card if you purchase $200+ between now and 12/31/18. Gift cards can be used for a fresh cut or color with one of their stylists, a relaxing mani/pedi, or a rejuvenating visit to their oasis-like spa (we’re obsessed with the new line of facials.) Browse their menu here, and purchase your cards online or at the salon, located in Princeton Shopping Center:

Happy Holidays from Miya Table & Home, located on Palmer Square! Find something different this year for everyone on your list. #givebettergifts. Mention this ad to receive 20% off one item at Miya Table & Home! (In Store Only / One per customer) Check them out on Facebook & Instagram to get a look at their amazing variety of tableware and homegoods.

Support local restaurants and plan for some tasty meals this holiday season: book your lunch or dinner at Trattoria Proccacini – hearty Italian classics  – or PJ’s Pancake House‘s Kingston location, with its spacious upstairs dining area. You can count on crowd-pleasing fare, including fresh baked desserts!

This Weekend! For over 50 years, dancers from American Repertory Ballet and students from Princeton Ballet School have been performing Nutcracker in Princeton. See Clara, toy soldiers, the evil mouse king and famous party scene at McCarter Theatre Center, November 23-25.


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