To some, the day after Thanksgiving is the chance to loosen their belts, munch a leftover turkey leg and settle into an easy chair. But many diehards get up while it is still dark, fight for parking and gather in big crowds, waiting for mass retailers to open the doors at 5 a.m. For those people, it is all about Black Friday sales. While big chains do offer discounts, shoppers have to deal with long lines, major aggravation and the same-old, same-old products. Instead, check out Black Friday sales on unique items at these Sacramento small businesses. You will find great prices without the hassles, and be back home before the last of the pumpkin pie is gone.
11787 Fair Oaks Blvd.
Fair Oaks, CA 95628
Gorgeous new and vintage clothing, shoes, handbags and jewelry from Moth Hole will delight every woman you shop for this season. The ever-changing selection includes elegant looks, hip styles, classic stunners, blue jeans and ball gowns, silk, leather, kicky faux fur accents, feathery sweaters and all things flattering, feminine and funky. Some items are on consignment, and amazing deals can be found on designer items from Coach, Manolo Blahnik, Kate Spade, Coco Chanel, Prada and many others. You will love the Black Friday specials, along with the snacks and beverages the gracious staff have to offer guests throughout the year.
PeraDice Cards & Gifts
918 24th St.
Sacramento, CA 95816
This eclectic, delightful shop is paradise for shoppers all year round with a wide array of gifts, jewelry, accessories, wallets, holiday decorations, art, games, cards, candles, gadgets and home and garden décor. Whether they prefer things that are elegant, fanciful, geeky, funny, classic or kitschy, you will be able to find the perfect thing for everyone on your list. Black Friday specials will help you save some green, so go ahead and pick up something special for yourself as well.
Trends-n-Treats Pet Supply, Spa And Boutique
8929 Madison Ave., Suite 200
Fair Oaks, CA 95628
T-n-T carries everything pets and their people could need or desire, and special deals on Black Friday will cause barks of joy. Check out the wide range of attire for dogs of all sizes; it is easy to find practical apparel for Rover or festive, fun styles. Among other kitty goodies, the shop carries “Yeowww!” toys, which are made with some of the best catnip on the planet. Gifts, books and home décor will please the most finicky of humans, and the selection of healthy pet foods is unparalleled. Gift certificates make great gifts, and it is easy to get your pooch primped for the holidays in the spa.
Photography My Way
6520 Lonetree Blvd.
Roseville, CA 95765
A child’s first Christmas, your old dog playing in fresh snow, five generations together at the same time; these are just a few of the opportunities to take once-in-a-lifetime photographs. Capturing precious memories beautifully can be easy and fun with the help of Photography My Way. Classes and workshops are available on everything from the basics to advanced camera work and from Photoshop to special occasion photography. All classes paid for on Black Friday are 40 to 60 percent off regular prices, and gift certificates make holiday shopping a snap.
2523 J St., Suite 101
Sacramento, CA 95816
Cuffs is dressing up the savings on Black Friday, with exceptional prices on items around the shop. The boutique features new and vintage clothing, shoes, jewelry and more. Find trendy gear and stylish apparel for men and women from Civil, SLVDR, Monserat de Lucca, Copy, Aryn K., Sbicca and La Mer. Items like vegan shoes and purses, vintage party dresses, wrap watches, cool collar tips, bustiers and trench coats will be sure to catch your eye.
Valerie Heimerich is a freelance writer out of Sacramento. She typically covers animals and community issues. She has volunteered and worked for many organizations helping animals and people.
Her work can be found at Examiner.com.