Small Business Saturday Put Your Money Where Your Heart Is, Missoula!

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 Small & Dine Local Headquarters

Saturday, November 27 | 10:00am – 2:00pm

Saturday, December 4 | 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.

Keep checking back for the latest specials, promotions, and ways you can support Downtown’s shops and restaurants!

Saturday, December 4 – See Below!

1889 (104 N. Higgins): Stop in to 1889’s bar and lounge and enjoy what’s behind the fourth door of our Beverage Advent Calendar… 1889 is getting festive with our Beverage Advent Calendar. Keep an eye on social media for each day’s reveal throughout December. Look for hard-to-find whiskey, some cool beer & wine, and lots of festive cocktails! Happy Holidays!

A. Banks Gallery (131 E. Main): 10% off discounts on select works! Discounts on miniature works throughout December.

APORTA Shop (117 W. Front): Spend over $200 and receive 15% percent off your entire order in store and online.

Bathing Beauties Beads (812 Toole Ave – Suite E): Deals all weekend long and Free Gift with purchase of $50 or more on December 4th *while supplies last

Betty’s Divine (509 S. Higgins): Take n’ make a Danish Paper Heart Basket from a trashy paperback book, for young and old alike. Free. December specials/deals: 12/11 Hip Strip Indigenous Art Market; 12/17 Full Moon collaboration w/Gild 2-6 pm; 12/31 NYE w/ M80 Chicken and glam makeovers 12-4 pm.

Bitterroot Flower Shop (811 S. Higgins): Once an hour we will have a hidden golden rose in the shop, the person to find it will receive a $25 gift card to our shop. We will also have a Christmas centerpiece give away to enter. We will contact winner the following week and schedule delivery. As well as a free gift for kids who come in.

CLOVER (114 E. Main): Holiday Open House! Special savings throughout the store.. Start your Christmas wish list. Hot Toddies all day!

Community Food & Agriculture Coalition (1535 Wyoming St.): 2022 Local Food & Farm Adventure Passport. Visit over 75 local farms, farm stands, and local food stops across three counties. Collect stamps and win prizes in 2022. Over $150 in offers. Support local famers, farmland conservation and food access programming for all Montanans. $20.00 each or 5 for $15.00 each. To purchase and for more details visit: missoulacfac.org

Cryo Method (111 W Broadway): 20% off all treatment packages. 20% off all apparel. Buy $50, get $10 gift cards.
Unlimited monthly membership $129. Throughout December: Buy $50, get a $10 gift card.

Draught Work Brewery (915 Toole Ave): Throughout December: Snowflake Challenge – For $2 YOU (and your kiddos!) can clip for an amazing cause, and enter to win some pretty cool prizes! Stop by Draught Works and ask your server for a Snowflake Challenge entry form beginning Monday, November 22nd, and be sure to turn it in to us by New Years Day (1/1/22)! Prizes will be awarded to the top three snowflakes in both age groups (Adult & Children)! All funds collected directly benefit the Watson Children’s Shelter. Draught Works Christmas Steamer – Dec 17th 3-8PM – Bust out your favorite holiday sweaters and get to the good hood to celebrate the season at Draught Works! Add a bowl of fresh Penn Cove Mussels masterfully prepared by Burns St. Bistro to any pint for just $1! Enjoy the sounds of bellowing brass from the Tuba Santas from 6-8PM!

Frame of Mind (1706 Brooks): Frame of mind will have a 10% off store wide sale and kids activity kits for sale. Throughout December: Save 10% off custom framing, 15% off ready made and photo frames, and 10% off all inventory from our art supply store. We have 2 kids activity kits that we will be selling for $5.00 each, our photo ornaments as well as a nee activity, holiday stain glass window hangers, etc.

Home ReSource (1515 Wyoming): 10% off Home ReSource gear, lighting and hardware.

Hometana (312 N. Higgins): 15% off entire store. Free shipping at www.hometana.com.

Jeannette Rankin Peace Center (519 S. Higgins): Save 20% off all Holiday Decor. Open. 10:30-6pm(ish).

JL + KO (101 S. Higgins): Champagne Bar and 20% off any purchase over $100! Chance to win $200 shopping spree!

La Belle Vita (135 N. Higgins): 25% off store wide excluding Sid Dickens and French Kande. Open 10am-5pm.

Meadowsweet Herbs (180 S. 3rd St. W.): 10% OFF Store wide, 20% for members. Prizes, treats, samples and a raffle entry for every purchase. This will run all week long, ending on December 4th. Open 10am-5pm.

My Montana Roots (225 N. Higgins): Come shop our hats, all 25% off (Dec. 4th only.) Additional sales racks with items 25% off. All throughout the month of December take advantage of our multiple sales racks, 25% off. Follow our Instagram @mymontanaroots and our Facebook for more promotions.

Noteworthy Paper & Press (219 S. 3rd St. W.): Open Sundays 11-am-4pm from Thanksgiving to Christmas!

Olive + Iron (108 N. Higgins): Enter to win a $200 gift card plus wine + cookies!

Paddleheads Post (140 N. Higgins): 20% off $75, 25% off $125, 30% off $200

Studio Pandora (211 N. Higgins): 15-40% off select items December 4 and throughout December.

Sunday School (610 S. Higgins): 20% off shoes. Tarot Night December 4th! Come get your tarot cards read! Free with any purchase!

Sweet Peaks Ice Cream (223 W. Front): New Holiday Flavors will be promoted. Buy 1 cone get 1 free! 20% off retail. Pint Sale. Gift Card Sales.

The Confident Stitch (139 W. Front): Kate’s Holiday Kits (Sold thru December 2021): Christmas Table Topper Kit; Grainline Field Bag Kit; Montana Mitten Kit; Wool Felting Kits; Food Wrap Kits; Grocery Tote Kit; Woven Napkin Kit; Slipper Kit. The Confident Stitch Gift Cards are available in-store and online. There are no exclusions for gift card purchases and can be used to purchase Kate’s Swatch Experience subscription. Give the gift of Kate’s Swatch Experience. We’ve rebranded our Swatch Service Subscription to highlight the benefits of our two Swatch Experiences. These include: We Quilt This City for quilters and {Gar}Meant For You for garment makers!

The Dram Shop (229 E. Front): Discounted Wine Flights! Join us every Sunday from 2:00-6:00pm leading up to Christmas for artist pop-ups at BOTH shops!

The Sweat Shop (113 W. Broadway): New merchandise launch. Additional specials!

Thyme Out Cafe & Local Market (420 N. Higgins – Suite B): Free Mimosas, Purchase a $100 prepaid meal punch card and receive a $25.00 card free! Pre purchase The Bean Bar coffee cards and save! Great gift ideas!. Discounts on our amazing gifts in the Market area. Have one or our team members help you put together a personal and thoughtful gift for someone you love, candles, incense, jewelry, fun! 20 local vendor products and live music! Coffee Drinks 2 for 1! We will also be hosting an area for the community to come together and make Christmas special for 9 children currently staying at the Carol Graham House! Help us make Christmas amazing for these families by choosing an item that the child dreams of and bring it back to the Cafe by December 15th! Local kiddos will also be offering a gift wrap station in the Cafe for all your downtown purchases! *3:00 pm we will be hosting a Christmas cookie decorating party for the local kiddos! 2 fresh made cookies, icing, sprinkles and a fun cookie box to take home for Santa or to enjoy themselves! $5.00. Sales will run from November 27 through December 23, 2021

Toiffer Pet Outfitter (422 N. Higgins): Bring your doggie or cat to sample delicious treats and food. A special gift with purchases of $50 or more. Open 10am-6pm.

VRTX Fitness (255 S. Russell): F​REE Group Fitness classes at VRTX Fitness, December 4. 8:30AM-H.E.A.T. & 9:30AM-High Fitness. VRTXfitness.com for class description. Call to reserve your spot 406-541-3114. New Member Special NO SIGN-UP FEE on November 27 & Dec 4! $50 Savings! Start your Holidays off with Health & Fitness!

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).