How To Buy Local On Black Friday 2021

There are just so many good reasons to buy local this holiday season. And many small local businesses are offering some great deals this weekend, so it’s even easier to keep your money right here.

We’ve rounded up a list of locally owned Nova Scotia businesses who are holding a Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, or Cyber Monday sale. (And don’t forget Museum Store Sunday, and Giving Tuesday!) We’ll keep adding to this as we discover more, so check back later.

Nimbus Publishing

From now until Tuesday, Nimbus has 20% off all of their kids’ books. And if you’ve seen the Local Wishlist’s Kids’ Toys & Clothing section, you know they have great books for kids. Use promo code: NimbusBlackFriday2021.  As always, they offer free shipping in Canada and the US for orders over $50.

Neptune Theatre
1593 Argyle Street in Halifax

This isn’t a Black Friday deal per se, but Neptune has just announced a brand new offer: a Holiday Dinner & Show Package that includes a three-course dinner at Bianca Aperitivo Bar and tickets to Neptune Theatre for two, to either Alice in Pantoland or Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
1723 Hollis Street in Halifax

Head to the Gallery Shop for Museum Store Sunday on November 28th from 10am-5pm to shop unique, local and creative gifts at 20% off storewide. Plus enter your name to win two AGNS gift baskets!

You can also shop online, using discount code MSS21 to receive 20% off your cart at check out. They ship internationally and offer local pick up. All Gallery Shop proceeds support AGNS programs and experiences.

Peace by Chocolate
Locations in Downtown Halifax and Antigonish

From Friday the 26th to Monday the 29th, Peace by Chocolate is having a 15% off sale online, and you get a free t-shirt with your purchase if it’s over $50 before tax!

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Peace by Chocolate

Cheerfetti Gift Co.

Everything in their For the Home collection will be 15% off, plus earn double Cheerfetti points on all purchases all weekend long. There will also be daily deals on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, and these will be announced on their Facebook and Instagram pages.

High Tide Handmade

High Tide has 30% off everything on their website, including those sweet Nova Scotia stud earrings you’ve seen on the Wishlist. The sale runs from Friday through Sunday, and there’s no need for a code.

2011 Brunswick Street, Halifax

Friday to Monday in-store and online, Inkwell is celebrating Small Business Weekend! Spend $75+, save $10 and get a free Inkwell Tote Bag with code: SHOPSMALL10. Spend $150+, save $20 and get a free Inkwell Tote Bag plus free shipping with code: SHOPSMALL20. Spend $300+, save $50 and get a free Inkwell Tote Bag plus free shipping with code: SHOPSMALL50. *On total before tax. One code per purchase. Discount codes cannot be combined.

And please consider shopping at Inkwell on Giving Tuesday (November 30th), when a percentage of their sales for that day will be donated to the Nova Scotia division of the Canadian Mental Health Association.

KA Social Media Consulting

That cute little Social Media Content Planner you have your eye on for all your friends who own small businesses? There’s a  Buy 4, Get 1 Free sale on this Friday.

Kreative Knits by Liona Jollota

Liona’s offering a 30% discount online only on all of her winter hats, scarves and gloves, from Friday to Monday.  You’ll need to use the code COZY30.

Michele Faulkner

Michele’s sale runs from Black Friday through to November 30th on items in her online shop. Buy three items (maybe those Forest Animal Cotton Totes?) and get 25% off of one.

Nor’easter Apparel

All of Nor’easter’s fun clothing and accessories are tax free from 9am – 5pm on Friday, Nov 26th, online only.

Inkwell Originals, Michele Faulkner, Nor’easter

Randam Art

There’s a big clearance sale going on over at Randam Art, with a large selection of their painted lights discounted to make room for new products. The sale continues through December 11th, but items are one of a kind, so try to snag what you want early.

Sea Glass Designs

Friday through Monday, get 15% off your purchase in their online store. No coupon code required, discount applied automatically at checkout. Excludes rings.

Scrub Inspired

Scrub Inspired’s Black Friday – Cyber Monday Sale will be Buy 2, Get 1 Free, which applies to all products on their website. It runs from Friday to Monday.

The Far Far Away Shop

Those cheerful tea towels you’ve spotted on the Wishlist are tax free from 9am – 5pm on Friday, Nov 26th, online only.

The Happiness Field

A Black Friday promo sale on all earrings and weaving kits, buy 3 items and save 10%. Use coupon code SAVE10PERCENT at checkout.

The Little Shop Box

Their Black Friday Give & Take Sale runs from Friday through to end of day Monday. Save 10% on any single box or $20 on any annual subscription plan, plus your savings will be matched with a donation to Food Banks Canada to help those in need during the holiday season. Use these codes: GIVE10TAKE10 and GIVE20TAKE20.

Toy Maker of Lunenburg

The Toy Maker has an online-only Black Friday sale on all of their handmade wooden toys. They’re offering 15% off of all  online orders from Friday to Monday. The discount is applied at checkout, and there’s no need for a coupon code.

Scrub Inspired, The Happiness Field, Toy Maker of Lunenburg

There are hundreds of incredible local gift ideas available in this year’s Local Wishlist. Head to the full list and start browsing!

Take Me To The 2021 Local Wishlist


The Local Wishlist is made possible by our Category Sponsors:

Made in the MaritimesNeptune TheatreNimbus
Taste of Nova ScotiaHalifax Chamber of CommercePeace by Chocolate
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

And by our Friends of the Local Wishlist:

White PointChristmas Tree Council of Nova Scotia
The Trainyard General StoreDowntown Halifax Business Commission

About the author

Kate Kirkpatrick

A Nova Scotia native, Kate chased the bright lights of other cities for a while, but eventually found her way home. She's the minder of all things Halifax Bloggers. And yes, she loves this town.