Small Business Saturday 2019 Deals and Gift Packages from Around the World
Today marks the 10th anniversary of Small Business Saturday, the annual holiday shopping tradition that helps to bring communities together in support of their favorite small businesses.
Don't forget, our Black Friday Weekend deals will run through Small Business Saturday and Sunday.
Make sure to check back on Monday (Cyber Monday) for more deals on our entire stock of merchandise.
Black Friday Weekend Sales
- Take 25% off our entire stock of regularly priced pens with code BLK25
- Take 10% off our entire stock of already discounted items with code XTRA10
Black Friday Weekend Free Gifts With Purchase
- Florentine stationery set (10 cards and 10 envelopes) handcrafted in Florence, Italy with any purchase over $200
- Rhodia 80th anniversary limited edition notebook and pencil set made in France with any purchase over $500
- 23 pen treasure chest crafted from black wood with any purchase over $1000
- Omas Emotica black pencil with titanium frame crafted in Italy with any purchase over $2500. The only pencil that comes with its own kickstand!
The History of Small Business Saturday
In the midst of the recession in 2010, American Express created Small Business Saturday® on the Saturday after Thanksgiving to encourage people to Shop Small and bring more holiday shopping to small businesses.
The first Small Business Saturday was a success, prompting local officials across the nation take notice and move to promote the day. In 2011, the Senate unanimously passed a resolution in support of the day, and officials in all 50 states participated.
By 2018, there were more than 7,500 Neighborhood Champions across all 50 states to rally and support their local communities with events and activities on Small Business Saturday, and they're not alone. Business associations, nonprofit trade groups, municipalities, and public officials have united, forming a Small Business Saturday Coalition to encourage everyone to Shop Small. Nearly 100 corporations lend their official support to the movement.
Approximately 67 cents of every dollar spent at a small business in the U.S. stays in the local community. 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!
When you Shop Small on Small Business Saturday — and all year long — it can help add up to a big impact. Because shopping at a family-owned pen store or buying a bottle of ink from your favorite online small business helps to promote more vibrant communities.
- Detlef Bittner