6 Ways to Shop for Kids on Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday is fast approaching! Founded by American Express in 2010, Small Business Saturday is celebrated every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. So, this Small Business Saturday, consider shopping close to home and supporting those neighborhood small businesses. If you are in the Columbus area be sure to stop into one of the following shops to stock up on some goodies for those tiny humans in your life.

Helen Winnemore’s

In operation since 1938, Helen Winnemore’s is one of the oldest craft shops in America, located in German Village. It was the destination for my first outing when I was an infant, one of my first jobs, and now one of my daughter’s favorite places to shop. While the downstairs caters mainly to adults, there is a wonderful children’s section tucked away on the second floor. In the children’s room you will find a variety of toys, dress up clothes, and accessories.

Look how sweet this little outfit is that can be pieced together in the children’s room. You might spend a good amount of time finding the perfect combination!


I get in trouble whenever I step foot into one of the two locations of Cubshrub (Grandview & Short North). The shop offers the cutest clothes, stuffed animals, games, books, and accessories for children ages 0-6.  There are quite a few deals going on the entire weekend after Thanksgiving: On Friday expect 25% off storewide from 9 am – 11 am and on Friday through Sunday expect an additional 25% off sale items, books BOGO, retro inflateables for $10, and logo tees/onesies for $5 or free with a $50 purchase.

The Sunroom

The Sunroom is a boutique that opened in the Clintonville neighborhood this past summer.  The shop specializes in ethically made goods for all walks of life. While the majority of the items in the shop are perfect for that special adult in your life, the shop does carry the local children’s clothing line, mrly. For Small Bussiness Saturday, the shop is offering 15% off your purchase.

James Robert John

This small shop is owned and operated by a mom boss. She developed a nail polish line that is 5-free, which means it is free of: Formaldehyde, Toluene, DBP, Formaldehyde Resin, and Camphor. My daughter recently became obsessed with having her nails painted and I have to say this nail line is the only polish I feel safe using on her little nails. The shop will be running a little deal for a few hours on Black Friday: $10 polish and $20 candles. There will also be an online promotion going on Friday while the shop is open. Find the shop on Instagram at @jrjpics for more details on when it will be open.

Gramercy Books

Gramercy Books is a “locally-owned, independently-minded neighborhood bookstore located in the heart of Bexley, Ohio.” The bookstore opened in December 2016 and was the first independent bookstore to open in Columbus in 12 years. The children’s section is impressive. Bring a canned food donation in on Small Business Saturday and receive 15% off your entire purchase.

Naturally Curious Kids

Natural Curious Kids is an independent toy store located in uptown Westerville that offers a variety of toys for all ages.  The shop promotes that a “toy store should be a play store. It should be a place that inspires wonder and learning at every turn.” There will be a special promotion running on Small Business Saturday, but it hasn’t been announced yet. Follow them on social media for updates!

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