Small businesses are the backbone of the Missoula-area economy. This holiday season, all Missoulians are encouraged to support our local economy and small businesses by shopping and dining in Downtown Missoula during Small Business Season. Downtown businesses are extending hours of operation, offering special promotions, and providing personal touches and connections along the way.
Spending at locally-owned small businesses keeps dollars circulating in our own community and economy. During times of crisis – such as the COVID pandemic – supporting small businesses in Missoula means those businesses can keep their doors open, their people employed and their families fed.
Downtown Missoula Shop & Dine Local Headquarters
Saturday, November 26 | 10:00am – 2:00pm
Location: Paddleheads Post (140 N. Higgins Ave.)
Coupon for FREE Hot Cocoa, Shop Small Goodies, & a list of Downtown Small Business Saturday Promotions from your favorite retailers and restaurants.
It’s time to ‘Put Your Money Where Your Heart Is’ and support local businesses during Small Business Saturday! Check out the sales, deals, and promotions below from some of Downtown’s businesses. Thank you for supporting Downtown and Happy Holidays!Small Business Saturday Handout
AR Workshop Missoula (128-A W. Alder): Shop Small at the Boutique @ AR Workshop with our special retail deals from 9am-close! 9am – 11am: 25% off, 11am – 1pm: 15% off, 1pm – close: 10% off. Plus FREE GIFT TAGS with every purchase of $25 or more! Holidays are Happy in the Workshop!! Join us for a festive and family-friendly Cocoa, Cookies & Crafts DIY workshop session to make any of our (totally kid-friendly) Holiday Wood Ornaments – 10am-3pm. The first ornament is FREE, each additional ornament $5. Choose your ornament designs and paint colors at the workshop! While you’re here, enjoy cookies, cocoa, and check out all of our holiday home decor, jewelry, accessories and last-minute Christmas gift ideas! Open 9am-9pm.
Artists’ Shop (127 N. Higgins): The Artists’ Shop features art & fine craft, by local artists. Visit us to see new new art and get a jump on holiday shopping. View our show of botany-inspired fiber art, and look for discounts and specials offered by many of our member artists. You will find leather, jewelry, paintings, glass, wooden children’s toys, prints, art-shirts, calligraphy, ceramics, metal, wood, and more. Open 10am-5pm.
Bayern Brewing (1507 Montana): Your first beer is on us with purchase of an entree! Open 11am-8pm.
Bathing Beauties Beads (812 Toole Ave – Suite E): Friday Nov 25th will be 2 hour sales: 11am to 1pm 25% off seed beads; 1pm to 3pm 25% off beading tools; 3pm to 5pm Buy one Get one 50% off Strand Wall. Small Business Saturday, Nov 26th: Free Coffee/Cocoa Coupon for Hunter Bay while supplies last. 25% off all regular priced dished beads all day long! Open 11am-6pm.
Bernice’s Bakery (190 S. 3rd St. W): Bernice’s Bakery will be offering a complimentary 8 oz drip coffee or hot cocoa with the purchase of any breakfast pastry. Offer valid on Small Business Saturday from 6 am – 3 pm. (Offer valid while supplies last).
Betty V Vintage (104 E. Main): 15% off almost everything, any purchase over $75 gets entered into a giveaway with a $100 gift card and a basket full of great goodies from local businesses. Promo valid Friday-Sunday. Open 10am-7pm.
Betty’s Divine (509 S. Higgins): Complimentary Jethro the ShopCat bandana with purchases of $75 and over. Locally crafted wreaths and swags available. Open 10am-7pm.
Bitterroot Flower Shop (811 S. Higgins): 25% off most plants and a free gift. Open 9am-3pm.
Board of Missoula (618 S. Higgins): Offers are good all weekend! Free waffles! Free gift wrapping! Free gifts with purchase of $100 or more! Free Lost Trail Lift Ticket and $75 tune credit for the season with new 22/23 snowboard purchase, 5% Off full snowboard set up (New 22/23 Board, Boot, Binding), 5% Off custom skateboard completes, 10% off all pre built skateboard completes and footwear (snowboard boots not included), 10% off all Board of Missoula products,10% Off all Snow outerwear kits (Jacket and Pant or Bib),10% Off all softgoods (Sweatshirts, Pants, Insulation, etc.) and accessories (Goggles, Helmets, etc.), and extra discounts off any current sale item-Bacon’s Choice
Cambie Taphouse + Coffee (945 Wyoming): Small Business Saturday – 25% off all Merchandise, and buy at $25 Gift Card for $20. Starting December 12th we will be doing our 10 Days of Giveaways on our Instagram as well. Follow @cambietaphouse and @cambietaphouse_sawmill for more information and more holiday deals, and pre-made Gift Baskets! Higgins Location open 9am-9pm. Old Sawmill Location open 9:30am-9pm.
CLOVER (XX E. Main): 20% off all Apparel & Cashmere.
Cranky Sam Public House (233 W. Main): 20% off all merchandise, get a 10% bonus gift card when purchasing $50+ of gift cards, $5 mimosas. Open 12pm-11pm.
Dana Gallery (246 N. Higgins): Complimentary greeting cards and 2023 Robert Moore art calendars (while supplies last). Open 10am-6pm.
Draught Work Brewery (915 Toole Ave): Small Business Saturday is Draught Works’ BIGGEST sale of the year! Enjoy 25% OFF all of our merchandise and to-go beer and 40% OFF a special selection of clearance items for ONE DAY ONLY! Shop small on Saturday, November 26th from 12 – 8 PM!
Frame of Mind (1706 Brooks): We will be having a 10% off store wide sale, including our art supply store, and selected Monte Dolack prints. We will also be hosting a book release/ signing for Monte Dolack’s newest book: The Art of Monte Dolack. Vision. Myth. Mystery. This event will be hosted in our gallery from 11 am – 1:00 pm. Open 10am-5pm.
GILD (515 S. Higgins): Makers GILD Pop-Up Shop! Join us at GILD on Small Business Saturday & get a jump on your holiday shopping with a few of Missoula’s finest local makers, artists & designers! Enjoy beer & chocolate pairings featuring local chocolates made by Dark Waters Chocolate. Get a taste of what’s to come at our main Holiday Pop-Up Shop that’s coming up on Sunday December 18th! Open 11am-10pm.
Golden Yolk Griddle (200 W. Pine): Free drip coffee with food purchase. Open 8am-1pm.
Hometana (312 N. Higgins): 20% off the entire store. Free cookies & sparkling waters. Open 10am-6pm.
Hunter Bay Coffee Roasters (812 Toole Ave – Suite D): 20% off 12 oz & 2lb coffee bags and swag/$1 off drink special. Open 7am-3pm.
Imagination Station (227 N. Higgins): 10%-50% off “punch cups” for the first 75 to check out. We will also be doing gift card drawings! Open 9:30am-6pm.
JL + KO (101 S. Higgins): 25% off the Entire Store + Mimosa Bar! Open 10am-6pm.
La Belle Vita (135 N. Higgins): 20% off most of Store excluding Sid Dickens and French Kande. Open 10am-5pm.
Lake Missoula Tea Co. (136 E. Broadway): Free Sample of Sun-Kissed Huckleberry OR Mushies’ Instant Cup! Open 9am-6pm.
Mary’s Mountain Cookies (101 S. Higgins): Free cookie with the purchase of a $15 gift card or more. Open 10am-10pm.
Meadowsweet Herbs (180 S. 3rd St. W.): 10% OFF storewide, raffle baskets, treats, flash sales, free product samples. Open 10am-5pm.
Missoula Scuba & Snorkel (500 N. Higgins – Suite 103): First come first serve Discover Scuba Diving Experience, 2 for 1 Open water Courses, 10% discount on gear. Open 9am-6pm.
Missoula Wine Merchants (311 N. Higgins): Gift with every purchase over $100. Open 11am-7pm.
Montana Decor (135 E. Main): 20% off storewide! Open 10am-5pm.
Mood Boutique (208 N. Higgins): 15% off the entire store, including clearance! Gift with purchase with a $75+sale (while supplies last). Open 10am-5pm.
Noteworthy Paper & Press (219 S. 3rd St. W): In-store and online Saturday 11/26 and Sunday 11/27 receive 15% off your entire purchase! Starting Friday 11/25 and through the month of December purchases over $100, both in-store and online, will receive a FREE Noteworthy tote bag*! Open 10am-6pm.
Olive + Iron (XX N. Higgins): 20% off store-wide + gift with purchase ~ trunk show with local maker Standing Arrow Jewelry
One Eleven (111 N. Higgins): One Eleven will be hosting a storewide sale at 15% off and complimentary gift wrapping! Open 10am-6pm.
Paddleheads Post (140 N. Higgins): Free PaddleHeads ornament with $25 purchase, while supplies last. 20% off all full price merchandise. Additional 10% off clearance items.
Radius Gallery (120 N. Higgins): ALL DAY: Free “Live with Art” sticker or pin with every purchase. Every purchase over $50 will be entered in drawing for a coveted Beth Lo Swimmers cup! (One entry per person). 10 – 11am: EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: 20% off for one hour only! 11am – 2 pm: A free Frank Finley (Salish) art print with $100 purchase; 2 – 4pm: A free ceramic flower magnet by Danielle O’Malley with $200 purchase. Open 10am-4pm.
Roxy Theater (718 S. Higgins): 5 punch pass sale for Small Business Saturday! $32 for a 5 Punch Pass regularly priced $40. Must be purchased in the box office. Open 10am-3:30pm.
Sage Accessories (259 W. Front – Suite 2): Enjoy up to 50% off on Jewelry, Headbands, Scarves and Belts. First 5 purchases will receive a gift with purchase. Cookies and cider will be served all day. Open 10am-4pm.
Smooch On Main (125 E. Main): 20% Off STOREWIDE! Open 10am-5pm.
Studio Pandora (211 N. Higgins): 15-40% off select items! Open 10am-4pm.
Sunday School (610 S. Higgins): 15% off Regular priced Items, Extra 10% off Clearance, Get a free pair of socks with select shoes purchase. Open 10am-6pm.
Sushi Hana Downtown (403 N. Higgins): Free sake glass with purchase of a $50 Gift Card. Free beanie with purchase of $100 gift card. Open 11:30am-2:30pm; 5:00-8:30pm.
Taste of Missoula Food Tours: Enter promo code ShopSmall406 for 10% off any food tour booked on November 26th. Book online at tasteofmissoula.com.
The Crystal Limit (119 S. Higgins): Tumbled Stones $1.00 each, All Jewelry is Buy 1 get 1 50% off, All Soaps and Body Products Buy 1 get 1 50% off, Select Clearance items up to 75% off. Spend $100 or more and receive a FREE $10 Gift card. Open 10am-6pm.
The General Public (112 W. Front): Your purchase enters you to win a $500 Gift Card in store and online! Enjoy a holiday cocktail while you shop. Open 10am-5pm.
The Montana Scene (170 E. Front): 25% off store-wide, all day long! Open 9am-8pm.
The Trail Head (221 E. Front): We will be doing our sock sale, buy 2 get one free. In addition we will have other specials – stop by to check them out! Open 10am-7pm.
VRTX Fitness (255 S. Russell): Pay $50 for a $60 gift card, and $100 for a $125 gift card. All group classes are free and open to the public on Sat. Nov. 26. One-year memberships are available for $425 (value of $570) and new members will get their $50 sign-up fee waived. Open 8am-8pm.
Zootown Arts Community Center (216 W. Main): 20% off all Paint Your Own Pottery items – Come and create a one of a kind gift for friends and loved ones! Open 10am-6pm.
Each year, small businesses band together to promote the importance of shedding the big box stores and supporting locally owned, small businesses the day following Black Friday. Known as Small Business Saturday (SBS), this shopping holiday has created a large following all across the country. Since 2016, it is estimated that shoppers supported small businesses by spending over $15.4 BILLION during SBS. It is a trend that is spreading across the country….come out and support your community by Shopping & Dining Small during Small Business Saturday.
Small Business and Small Business Saturday Statistics:
- Small businesses have created over 8 million jobs since 1990.
- Small businesses donate 250% more than larger businesses to non-profits and community causes (Source: Seattle Good Business Network).
- If you spend $100 at a local business, roughly $68 stays in your local economy. If you were to spend the same at a large business, only $43 stays in the local economy (Source: Civic Economics Study in Grand Rapids, Michigan).
- Small Business Saturday became officially recognized by the U.S. Government in 2011.
- In 2018, U.S. consumers reported spending a record high of an estimated $17.8 billion at independent retailers and restaurants on Small Business Saturday. Over the years, Small Business Saturday spending has now reached a reported estimate of $103 billion since the day began in 2010 — that’s $103 billion over 9 days alone.
- A National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) survey found that 55% of US consumers are aware of Small Business Saturday, and a whopping 83% say it inspires them to shop small throughout the year, too (Small Business Saturday Consumer Insights Survey).