By Hayley Heaton, Content Manager at Vivint Solar and Freelance Writer.
I know clicking that one-and-done button on Amazon makes holiday shopping super convenient and easy--you barely have to blink and you have things sent to your door in one or two days. This year, however, I highly encourage you to get out into your community and support some of the amazing Utah-based businesses owned and operated by women for Small Business Saturday, which is happening this Saturday, November 30th. Not only are you putting money into your local community, but you're also supporting women and improving the air quality (because we all know it gets gross this time of year) by not encouraging multiple delivery trucks to come to your door. Here are a few places to check out along the Wasatch Front.
Hip and Humble
If you're shopping for female coworkers, girlfriends, moms, or sisters, Hip and Humble is the perfect boutique to find something unique for every lady on your list. Co-owners Suzette Eaton and Sheridan Larsen have been in business with each other for over a decade and have locations in Station Park and Salt Lake City. This store stocks strong, quirky, and lovely products for women who have their own sense of style and worth. Stop by and grab some beautiful boots, a trendy bag, luxury laundry goods, or a serious piece of statement jewelry.
Cookies are a big deal in Utah! Who doesn't love a deliciously warm and gooey chocolate chip masterpiece paired with an ice cold glass of milk? RubySnap cookies take that experience to the next level. As the original cookie boss in Utah, RubySnap founder Tami Steggell left a career as an architectural designer to open a cookie shop. Each cookie is uniquely flavored, made with natural ingredients, and named after a 40's era pinup girl.
These cookies make delicious gifts and you can find them throughout the Wasatch Front, including RubySnap HQ in Salt Lake City and Quick Fix shops in Lehi, Daybreak, and and Park City. You can even cheat a little and find the decadent dough in the freezer sections of Harmon's and Smith's grocery stores.
Native Flower Co.
Not all bouquets are created equal. Sending a beautiful bouquet can get expensive and sometimes the flowers you order from the big flower delivery websites are pretty generic. Sure, it's nice to get two dozen long stem roses, but wouldn't you rather opt in for something with a bit more panache? If yes, try Pamela Olson's Native Flower Company. It's located in a quieter suburb not far from the heart of Salt Lake City and its owner has a definite flair for floral drama. Not only are all of the flowers used locally sourced, but they compost all of their green waste.
If you, or someone on your "nice list," has a taste for craft cocktails, head west and visit Waterpocket Distillery in West Valley. This Utah-based distillery, co-owned by Julia Scott, features a long lost of pre-Prohibition liqueurs, bitters, and spirits for the adventurous drinkers in your life, like cocoa and rum liqueur, a coffee liqueur, and a limited supply of blanco rum. You can also schedule a tour of the distillery to view their double pot still system with custom crafted pots nicknamed Witch and Warlock. You must be 21 years of age to visit. Cheers!
The Dailey Method
Small Business Saturday comes on the heels of Thanksgiving, a day dedicated to indulgent feasting. Some of us like to earn the calories by working out before T-day, some of us like to not worry about it at all, and some of us like to work the calories off afterwards. If you fall in the third category, do yourself a favor and check out The Dailey Method in Sandy. This studio, owned by Lisa Strassberg, is dedicated to aligning and elongating your muscles from the tip of your head to the point of your toe. You'll get an incredible, calorie-destroying workout with small, isometric movements that you'll definitely feel the next day.
Remember, Small Business Saturday is on November 30, 2019. Get out into your community and support these and other businesses owned and operated by the amazing women in Utah.