We're big fans of shopping it up at smaller businesses, as you can often find truly unique, creative gifts off the beaten path of typical big box stores. Ergo, we happily present the 2009 Black Friday/Cyber Monday Roundup: Small Business Edition!
Korres - This Greek company makes amazing all-natural hair care, skin care, and makeup, and their fabulous gift sets ($9-$40) are quick & easy ways to show your girlfriends you love 'em. Save 30% sitewide, plus receive free shipping on orders over $30, with coupon code OUTBLUSH. Expiry unknown.
Me and Goji Cereal - We've told you about these folks' nifty Cereal Capsules ($4.50 and up) before. With add-ins like chia seeds, chocolate covered cranberries, brazil nuts, goji berries, and more, you can create a truly customized morning munch mix that's really good for you - or your mom, or your brother, or whoever. You even get to have your special cereal's name, like "Amanda's A.M. Apple Granola" and a photo printed on the capsule. They also donate 5% of their profits to charity. Use coupon code OUTBLUSH before 11/26/2009 to save 10% on your order.
Shop Go Girl - Makers of some of our favorite girl-on-the-go products like Smudge-Sponge, Shop Go Girl has gifted us with coupon code BARG, good for 20% off through 11/27/2009. We're loving their new Go-Girl Gel-Patches, ($14.50) which soothe aches and pains after a short stint in the freezer.
Smell Bent Perfumes - This LA-based niche perfume company makes hand-blended fragrances with quirky names, like Lemon Cowboy, Hungry Hungry Hippies, and Elf-Fulfilling Prophecy. And, if you think those sound perfect for your favorite quirkster, you're in luck: all orders will receive free shipping through 11/27/2009.
UncookedLand Cards - Seriously, we waste so much time on this site snorting over their high-larious cards. Send 'em out to friends this year, and pay just $2.50 per card or $14 per pack through 01/01/2010. We guarantee you'll find those cards on your friends' refrigerators for months, if not years.