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Get a jumpstart on your holiday list with these Rhody shops


Sure, shopping for the upcoming holidays can be as easy as click-review-send, track and wait, or it can mean donning a scarf, walking a city sidewalk, entering a cozy shop, and enjoying the art of perusing. Chatting – even behind plexiglass or a mask – with the shopkeep who knows the inventory while you eye the assemblage of items curated with an aesthetic results in giving that exudes personality and thought. Exiting back into the chilly air with a handled paper bag or two, knowing in some small way you’ve helped maintain the dream of owning a business for someone, is part of the experience. 2020 has been rough on all of us, including small business owners. This year, make room on your shopping list for those local brick-and-mortars who could use a break, because without our actual patronage, shopping online-only will become a reality. Here are a few items from vendors across the state to get you started, not just on Small Business Saturday on November 28, but all year long!

  • Candle, Christina’s Ltd., Westerly
  • Belt, Lisa Mackey, Pawtucket
  • Soap, Kala Style, Cranston
  • Brushed knit tunic, Green Ink, Wickford & Providence
  • Totally Pink Tiverton Tote, BABS, Bristol
  • Cascade Pendant, Tiffany Peay, Tiverton
  • Knit beanie, Frog & Toad, Providence
  • Stoneware platter, Three Wheel Studio, Providence
  • Sip cup, Nico Scout, South Kingstown
  • Pint glasses, Rhody Craft, Providence
  • Crewneck sweater, Therapy Boutique, East Greenwich & Wakefield
  • Art print, What Cheer Flower Farm Shop, Providence


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