November 24, 2020
Local Holiday Shopping and Gift Ideas: Black Friday & Small Business Saturday
You may be surprised to find out that there are dozens of thriving small businesses in Mesa. From jewelry shops to fashion boutiques and everything in between, you can find the perfect gifts to give this holiday season without getting stuck in line at the big department stores! Here are a few stops you shouldn't miss when you go shopping in and around Mesa on Black Friday & Small Business Saturday this year
Black Friday Deals!
Mesa Historical Museum: What is the best part about Black Friday? The holiday savings, of course! If you’re looking for the perfect gift ideas, then you might want to check out Mesa Historical Museum’s Black Friday Sale. Shoppers get ½ select items in the museum gift shop, plus boutique items that are not normally available in store will be available now!
OdySea Aquarium: Now thru Black Friday, Nov 27th - Purchase an Annual Pass and GET 2 FREE MONTHS!
Did you know an Annual Pass pays for itself after ONLY 2 VISITS? With unlimited visits and no reservation times required, you'll have the flexibility to pop in for an hour anytime you want.
Small Business Saturday!
Mesa Market Place Swap Meet: Looking to browse a variety of unique gifts? You can shop more than 1,600 local retailers a mile of great small businesses and shops under one roof at the Mesa Market Place Swap Meet! Merchandise ranges from hardware, clothing, cosmetics, crafts, indoor & outdoor home improvement, plants, Native American collectables, and more! Mesa Market Place brings the community together and even offers coupons on their website! It’s the perfect place to spend your Small Business Saturday and support local shops, too. (Open Fri-Sun, 7am-4pm)
Puzzle lovers and cat admirers - This one’s for you! Get your hands on this unique, limited-edition puzzle based on Corinee Geertsen’s piece “The Board of Directors Take up the Cate Problem,” part of Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum’s Collection. Also did you know you can take crafting kits to-go from the Mesa Arts Center? Get artsy this holiday season with your very own DIY projects!
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas - in Mesa! Located in Downtown Mesa, Moondust Farms has the perfect holiday decor to make your home into a winter wonderland. From decorative pillows to Christmas trees to jolly elves, there’s so many unique must-have items in this cute shop.
If you continue to walk down Main Street, you’ll pass by other vintage shops like Atomic Age Modern and Buckhorn Vintage. Take treasure shopping in Mesa to a whole new level - You may find that special something for your home, or stumble upon a unique pair of earrings, who knows!
Have you heard of the Olive Spa at Queen Creek Olive Mill? Bath & body oils, soaps, essential oils, balms, butters, and more are made by the OliveSpa using all-natural ingredients. Extra virgin olive oil is the main ingredient, of course, and it’s a natural skin moisturizer, among other added benefits! A gift from the OliveSpa is fresh and unique, so be sure to add it to your list of stops on Small Business Saturday!
Speaking of products that come straight from maker to buyer – Barnone at Agritopia is a community for skilled craftsmen to make and sell their handcrafted goods. You can experience 12 of Arizona’s best makers, from woodworkers to experimental winemakers, and more, up close! A special gift from Barnone is sure to impress this holiday season.
Looking for a yummy holiday gift set? Stop by the Mill Shoppe at Hayden Flour Mills and check out their different holiday foodie boxes. “The Rise and Shine” box is their best seller and it includes pancake mix, Vermont maple syrup, hand crafted bean-to-bar chocolate and whole bean coffee! *The Mill Shoppe will be closed Thanksgiving weekend*
Cyber Monday Deals!
Jake's Unlimited: Let the countdown to Cyber Monday deals begin! If you love bowling, games and more family-fun entertainment then you may be interested in an $100 giftcard to Jake’s Unlimited - for only half off!
MyHownd Buy Now, Gift Later feature added to the App.
Download the free MyHownd app from your favorite app store to discover new experiences, discounts and a variety of promotional offers from Mesa merchants! Not only does the MyHownd app give you access to hundreds of special offers, but also using MyHownd is a great way to support your favorite local businesses. Once you purchase a voucher, gift card or buy now offer on the app, the money is immediately deposited in the merchant’s bank account, giving them access to the cash flow they need now to help sustain their business.
Downtown Mesa Gift Card Program
Shopping local this holiday season is more important than ever. We’re here to make it easy! Our new Downtown Mesa Gift Cards are the perfect gift for friends, family and co-workers. This program will allow you to shop and dine at over 30 local Downtown Mesa businesses.
For the holiday season, purchase a $50 gift card, get an additional $5 for free or purchase a $100 gift card, get an additional $10 for free! For a limited time, receive a holiday ornament with purchase of ANY gift card amount. Promotions run through December 31, 2020. Amount will be automatically added to the gift card.