Have a favorite shop in your local downtown? I know that I have a few. The "official" small business Saturday event is always Thanksgiving weekend, so it's coming up on 11/28. I'm not sure who started this concept, perhaps some retail association, but it's a great idea.
So get out there and start your holiday shopping on Saturday, 11/28 at all of your local shops. The small business owners will really appreciate it, and it's a big help to your whole community.
If you're local to the western suburbs of Detroit, try downtown Milford or Howell for some unique shops with great gift ideas. Maybe I'll see you there!