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Although Black Friday, the weekend-long sales event of the season, generally revolves around big name brands like Amazon, Walmart, and Target, there are a slew of small businesses that are equally worth supporting—especially during the upcoming Small Business Saturday on Nov. 30. These online shops are some of our favorite places to pick up gifts, kitchen accoutrements, and locally made food and drink items year-round. Here are our picks for all of the things we hope to snatch up during Small Business Saturday. 

Tableware

Mud Australia

Our Pick: Teapot Round 2 Cup, $185

Mud Australia

Mud specializes in handmade, clay products—from beautiful, elegant bowls to miniature sugar bowls—but we’re into this simple teapot that’s made in Mud’s Sydney studio. The teapot is the perfect size for a solo drinker, and comes in five colors: dust, ash, milk, mist, and red. Buy Now

Jono Pandolfi

Our Pick: Oval Platters, $40

These sleek platters from Jono Pandolfi, a handmade ceramics studio designed for chefs and cooks, are the perfect housewarming gift or statement entertaining piece. Choose from three sizes (the small doubles as a plate, the medium can be piled with cheese and crudités, and the large fits a whole chicken or fish). There aren’t any Black Friday promotions, but free shipping on orders over $50 will run through Dec. 15. Buy Now

Recreation Center

Our Pick: Black Bauhaus Mug, $48

Recreation Center

Looking to spice out your mug collection? Take a peak at Recreation Center’s handcrafted ceramic mugs, found in a wealth of colors and patterns. We especially like the black bauhaus version, which comes painted with red, blue, and yellow shapes, and a while speckled interior. Buy Now

East Fork Pottery

Our Pick: Monochrome 3-piece Dinner Set, $83

East Fork Pottery

Save 10% when you purchase this dinner set, which includes one breakfast bowl, one side plate, and one dinner plate. All the pottery is handmade in Asheville, North Carolina, and comes in four colors: night swim, soapstone, eggshell, and morel. Buy Now

Linens

Fisk & Fern

Our Pick: Tea Towel Set of 3, $52

Fisk & Fern

You can certainly never have too many tea towels, and we’re attached to these cheeky ones from Fisk & Fern that are made in Austin, Texas. You can select the three you prefer, from towels decked out in illustrated bacon to three pizzas having a party.Buy Now

Coyuchi

Our Pick: Organic Linen Napkins, $98

Coyuchi

A set of these beautiful, simple linen napkins, in light gray or white, will elevate any dinner party. All the products made by Coyuchi are organic and responsibly made. Buy Now

Rafter 

Our Pick: Sawtooth Buffalo Check Apron, $125

Rafter

Brighten up your kitchen clothing with this red-and-black checked apron from Rafter, a small apron company that’s based in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The fabrics used are high quality, and this version boasts removable leather straps for easy cleaning. Buy Now

Food

Malai Ice Cream

Our Pick: Six Pints of Signature Ice Cream, $99

Malai Ice Cream

It may be cold outside, but that doesn’t mean we have to give up eating ice cream. And Malai Ice Cream, an ice cream shop in Brooklyn, New York, that focuses on flavors from owner Pooja Bavishi’s childhood (think masala chai and golden turmeric), is a testament to that. Stock up on six of Malai’s signature flavors, like Turkish coffee and orange fennel.Buy Now

Seed & Mill

Our Pick: Herb & Mill Tahini, $10

Seed + Mill

Looking for something to spice up your cooking? Let Seed & Mill’s small-batch tahini do the trick: It’s made of hulled, roasted sesame seeds from Ethiopia. Add a scooping of it to salad dressing or drizzle over chicken. Buy Now

Fly By Jing

Our Pick: Sichuan Chili Crisp, $15

Fly By Jing

Fly By Jing is all about showcasing Chinese flavors by using the highest quality products in its sauces. The Sichuan chili crisp is the first chili oil that launched the brand into fans’ outstretched hands (including Chowhound’s executive editor’s!), and is packed with erjingtiao chiles, tribute peppers, and cold-pressed rapeseed oil. Spoon it atop fried eggs, hummus, oatmeal, or whatever your heart desires. Plus, from now until Dec. 2, everything sold online is 20% off; just use code BLACKFRIDAY2019 at checkout.  Buy Now

Bee Raw Honey

Our Pick: Four Wildflower Varietal Honey Flight, $48

Bee Raw

Baker and tea drinkers alike will swoon over Bee Raw’s selection of honeys, all sourced from sustainable beehives around the country. This wildflower variety is filled with honeys from Maine, Colorado, and New York, then corked and sealed with wax. Plus, 1% of profits will go to Save the Bees, an organization on a mission to preserve bees. Buy Now

New York Shuk

Our Pick: The Middle Eastern Spice Collection, $54

New York Shuk

Operated by two native Israelis, New York Shuk is an ode to Sephardic and Middle Eastern Jewish cuisines. The shop showcases an amalgamation of pantry staples, like harissa, spices, and crackers, and we are particularly enamoured by the Middle Eastern spice collection. This collection of six spices includes shawarma, baharat, ras el hanout, sumac, za’atar, and hawaij, all ready to be blended into your cooking. Buy Now

Saxelby Cheesemongers

Our Pick: Cheese & Charcuterie Box, $80

Saxelby Cheesemongers

Saxelby Cheesemongers is the kind of cheese store you could easily get lost in. With one location in Chelsea Market in New York City, Saxelby also does a big online business, hosting a wealth of cheeses from around the country. In this cheese and charcuterie box, you’ll find three cheeses plus two kinds of smoked meats, which can serve between 10 and 12 people.Buy Now

Gifts

Cooking My Feelings with Jamesy

Our Pick: A Big, Red Bucket of Fried Chicken Hat, $25

Cooking My Feelings with Jamesy

Whether you’re still reeling over Popeyes chicken sandwich or simply can’t get enough fried chicken, this hat’s homage to the fried stuff is a thing of beauty. Cooking My Feeling is run by Jamesy—a bona fide food lover—and he creates all the food-forward merch on his site. Buy Now

Kayden Hines

Our Pick: Beauty Comes in All Shapes and Sizes Print, $15

Kayden Hines

Illustrator Kayden Hines got her start posting her adorable and cheeky illustrations on Instagram, and now those very same illustrations are for sale online. We can’t get over this ode to beauty in the form of pasta shapes, which will make everyone smile. Buy Now

Pop Chart Lab

Our Pick: The Compendious Coffee Chart, $30

Pop Chart Lab

Pop Chart Lab transforms nerdy into chic with their slew of infographic posters. There are a host of food-focused ones, but the coffee posters will be sure to spice up any wall for the coffee addicts in your life.  Buy Now

Modern Picnic

Our Pick: The Luncher, $104.30

Modern Picnic

Modern Picnic makes the kind of lunchbox that’ll make you actually want to bring your lunch with you just about everywhere. These lunchboxes resemble your favorite purses, boasting both a long and short strap, and is completed with a magnetic closure and interior pocket. Use it to tote around your tupperware or simply replace all your bags with the Luncher; after all, no one will know the difference. For Black Friday, you’ll get this cute little number for 30% off. Buy Now

Header image courtesy of East Fork Pottery.

Amy Schulman is an associate editor at Chowhound. She is decidedly pro-chocolate.
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