Posted By Visit Mesa Team
November 22, 2021
Small Business Saturday Stops in Mesa
Black Friday seems to be all the rage, but have you heard of 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 Small Business Saturday this year:
"You’re sure to find everything you need for the gift-giving season while supporting small businesses in and around Mesa!"
Looking to browse a variety of unique gifts? You can shop more than a mile of great small businesses and shops under one roof at the Mesa Market Place Swap Meet! Mesa Market Place Swap Meet! Don’t get stuck at the mall on Friday - shop ‘gotta have’ merchandise ranging from hardware, clothing, cosmetics, crafts, indoor & outdoor home improvement, plants, Native American collectibles, 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.
Nestled in the Goldfield Ghost Town, an 1890's mining camp on the historic Apache Trail, Mother Lode Mercantile is a one stop shop for all unique and quirky southwestern souvenirs! With items ranging from their delicious gold nugget fudge (real gold flakes!), Arizona candies, or anything else you'd expect from a wild west town! Don't forget to take a break from shopping to enjoy the scenic views of the Superstition Mountains.
If you’ve heard of Queen Creek Olive Mill, then (hopefully) you’ve heard about their OliveSpa! Bath & body oils, soaps, essential oils, balms, butters, and more are made by the OliveSpa on location at the Queen Creek Olive Mill 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!
Talk about 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 and The Farm Store is sure to impress this holiday season.
Schnepf Farms is Arizona's largest organic peach grower and they have some scrumptious items waiting for you. Get your fresh baked pies, cinnamon rolls, homemade fudge, and a variety of jams, salsa and preserve when you shop at Schnepf Farms onsite bakery! What a delicious way to start off the holiday season.
Steadfast Farm is a two-acre bio-intensive market farm grows certified organic fruits, vegetables and flowers, and raises pastured poultry for eggs year-round. The farm prides itself in focusing on honest organic farming practices. Check out the Farm Store and stock up on your produce!
Stroll Through Downtown Mesa for Ultimate finds
Walk down Main Street and you’ll pass by many vintage shops along the strip! 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! Check out these stops:
220 W Main St Mesa
138 W Main St, Mesa
140 W Main St, Mesa, AZ
154 W Main St Mesa
40 N Macdonald, Mesa
58 W Main St Mesa
54 W Main St Mesa
104 W Main St Mesa
When you’re in need of a lunch break during your holiday shopping, stop at Worth Takeaway in Downtown Mesa! Their mouth-watering menu of sandwiches will re-fuel your day, and you can continue to support Mesa’s small businesses – even while you’re eating!
Need to Relax?
If you are looking for a restful and meaningful getaway this holiday season, the W2ND Historic Inn offers luxurious amenities, invisible service, and curated guest experiences. Located in the heart of historic downtown Mesa, this boutique inn is a short stroll away from vibrant downtown with all its charm, shopping, eateries, breweries, and small-town feel
Skip the lines and the stress this weekend and opt for Small Business Saturday instead. You’re sure to find everything you need for the gift-giving season while supporting small businesses in and around Mesa! Keep the shopping simple and help the community thrive – there’s no better way to give thanks, give back, and celebrate the season!
Sales, Deals and Savings!
Black Friday & Cyber Monday 25 Hour Sales at The Mesa Arts Center!
Want to give the perfect gift this holiday season? Why not give the gift of the ARTS! Mesa Arts Center is excited to offer Black Friday and Cyber Monday discounts on select shows, and concerts. For Black Friday get MAC is offering 25% off select Performing Live tickets from Friday, November 26, 8 a.m. – Saturday, November 27, 9 a.m. If you miss Friday’s deals don’t worry! You can still get 25%off select Performing Live tickets on Cyber Monday from Monday, November 29, 8 a.m. – Tuesday, November 30, 9 a.m.
Save big this Holiday Season with MyHownd!
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.
Make sure to visit VisitMesaDeals.com for more holiday savings!
Get ready for Christmas Festivities!
Merry Main Street Returns to Downtown Mesa Nov. 26 - Jan. 2
The festivities begin Friday, Nov. 26 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. with an evening of music, food and fun for visitors of all ages. A brief program and tree lighting ceremony will be held at 5:45 p.m. at Main Street and Macdonald on opening night. Santa Claus will kick off the celebration by making his first official appearance of the 2021 holiday season. Other key attractions at Merry Main Street will include Mesa’s 40-foot-tall Christmas tree, Jack Frost’s Food Truck Forest, Santa’s Merry Makers Marketplace, an ice skating rink and rides on the Mesa Polar Express. Free visits with Santa will be available on Fridays and Saturdays!