How To Buy Local On Black Friday 2023

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 throughout the weekend as we discover more, so check back later.

Neptune Theatre, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

Neptune Theatre
1593 Argyle Street in Halifax

Neptune has an amazing discount offer for some of their 2024 shows today! On Black Friday only, save 50% on tickets for Tier 1/2 seats for The Full Monty, The Last Show on Earth, and Addicted (first week of each show only).  And they’re also offering $20 tickets to YPCo’s production of The Prom. No promo code needed.

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
1723 Hollis Street in Halifax

Head to the Gallery Shop for Museum Store Sunday on November 26th from 10am-5pm to shop unique, local and creative gifts at 20% off storewide. Plus visitors can enter their name to win one of two AGNS gift baskets! You can also shop online, using discount code MSS23, to receive 20% off at check out.

White Point Beach Resort, Hook Line & Tinker

White Point Beach Resort
75 White Point Beach Resort Road, White Point

Starting on Cyber Monday and running through to Friday next week, White Point has a fantastic sale on their gift cards, which can be used for accommodations, spa treatments, dining and at their gift shop.

  • Purchase a gift card for $200.00 and get a free gift card valued at $50.00
  • Purchase a gift card for $300.00 and get a free gift card valued at $75.00
  • Purchase a gift card for $500.00 and get a free gift card valued at $100.00

This is a chance to double up on your gift buying! But don’t miss out: the sale begins Monday, November 27th at 8am and will end Friday, December 1st at 4pm.

Hook, Line & Tinker

Not a Black Friday offer, but we love that Hook, Line & Tinker offers free downloads on their website of embroidery patterns rich with meaning, including Small Stitches Towards Reconciliation, Sunflowers For Ukraine, and Love Is Love Is Love. The one pictured above is our favourite of a fabulous bunch: we also have Big Love for Small Shops. ❤️

Downtown Halifax Business Commission

And also not specific to Black Friday but very much worth noting if you’re heading to downtown Halifax: starting tonight, you can enjoy 2 hours of free on-street parking in Zone B from 4 – 6 pm on the five Fridays leading up to Christmas (November 24th to December 22nd) courtesy of DHBC. A holiday treat! Check out their website for help finding parking.

Argyle Fine Art, Believe Fairy Designs, Inkwell

Argyle Fine Art
1559 Barrington Street, Halifax

On Black Friday only, Argyle Fine Art is offering 20% off original paintings in their gallery! Some exceptions apply.  Also on offer: until end of day Saturday, buy 3 vinyl art stickers from their Stick ‘Em Up Show and pick a free sticker from a blind bag. Plus, with any purchase of $25 or more before tax, you can participate in their Candy Cane Pull to reveal if you’ve won a free gift — which might be a card, sticker, or even a gift certificate.

Believe Fairy Designs

As of this week, their sweet little fairy doors have all been reduced in price to $30, not just during Black Friday weekend. And as a bonus, they always add a free gift to your purchase!

Cheerfetti Gift Co.

Cheerfetti’s Black Friday sale runs from Friday through Monday, November 24th to 27th. They’re offering 15% off site-wide, with no exclusions. No promo code is required, your discount will be automatically applied on checkout.

1453 South Park Street, Halifax

From Friday to Monday, Inkwell’s Small Biz Weekend specials include a Buy 5, Get 1 free holiday card offer; plus spend $75 and get a Surprise Goody Bag, both in-store and online. Inkwell also participates in Giving Tuesday every year: on November 28th, a percentage of their revenue will be donated to the Canadian Mental Health Association, Nova Scotia Division. Again, this is both in-store and online.

Ladoni Kind Beauty

Eyeing their Nourish & Brighten Holiday Set in our Bath & Spa category? Ladoni Kind Beauty has a sale going on now right through to December 1st. They’re offering 20% off all products on their website with the code SHOPSLOW.

My HOME Mercantile
10 Inglis Place, Truro

My HOME’s Black Friday sale runs through until Sunday, with 30% off all My HOME Apparel clothing, and 50% off all Tartan Scarves. They have a special Buy 3, Get 1 Free offer on Christmas cards as well. And on Monday the 27th, they’ll have 20% off the Christmas Collection (online only).

Ladoni Kind Beauty, Murphy’s Camping On The Ocean, Rawkette Custom Jewellery

Murphy’s Camping On The Ocean
308 Murphys Road, Murphy Cove

Lots of deals at Murphy’s! Today only, save 15% on all purchases, including camping, ocean experiences, packages, and gift certificates. And yes, that also includes their 100 Islands, 100 Minutes Adventure Tour on the Wishlist. On Small Business Saturday, book a stay of two nights or longer to get a free meal, and Cyber Monday, free kayak rentals. You’ll find all of the details on their website. They’ll also participate in Giving Tuesday, donating 10% of that day’s sales to the Nova Scotia Nature Trust.

Nova Scotia Fisherman

There’s a big sale on their website for Black Friday, with their “Face Care Door Crasher”, gifts and sets up to 25% off, and soaps up to 50% off.  You can nab free shipping with a $100 purchase, and a free lip scrub if you spend over $150.

Rawkette Custom Jewellery & Gifts

From now through November 30th, spend $35 or more in Rawkette’s Etsy shop and get 25% off your order. That includes their jewelry as well as other lovely gift items, like these sweet stainless steel pet tags.

Lunenburg Foundry, Broad Street entrance, Lunenburg

reFoundry is celebrating its first anniversary with a sale and a party: All 2022 MADES are now discounted 22%! This includes all wood collages, lamps, bookends, coasters and sculpture. if you order online, you can choose the option to pick up in Lunenburg, or in Halifax (at Renovators Resource). And on December 2nd and 3rd from 12-5pm, they’ll be throwing a party at their Broad Street location to celebrate, with unique gifts, warm cider and great music.

Rescue Coffee

Save 15%, give 15%! Rescue Coffee has 15% off sitewide from today through Cyber Monday. And they’ll be donating 15% of their profits to their partnering animal rescues! This includes the wintery Howl-iday Blend coffee on the Wishlist.

The Good Anchor
26 Government Wharf Rd, Eastern Passage

In-store only, from Friday through Sunday, The Good Anchor will have 25% off on all Kismet, Handmade by Teenie, or their own The Good Anchor brand only. Plus they’ll have a free gift with $30 purchase while supplies last! The clearance bin will be stocked full of 50% off items, too. Their hours are 12-6 Friday and Saturday, and 12-5 Sunday.

The Practice
300 Prince Albert Road, Dartmouth

They don’t have sales often at The Practice, so you’ll want to take advantage of this one. Their 5 class pass is on sale for $85, and so is the 5 sauna session pass (20 minutes). Purchase both, and receive a $25 credit on your account! And don’t forget, their one year unlimited pass is available for $1400, a savings of $340.

To & From Seed Co

Kristen De Palma (also of KDP Letters) will be participating in Evergreen Market on the Halifax Waterfront every Wednesday through Sunday from now until December 3rd, and will be offering Buy 2, Get 1 Free on seed packets, as well as Mystery Bags worth $50+ for only $20. Not just this weekend, but right up to the 3rd!

Toy Maker of Lunenburg

Toy Maker has been crafting classic wooden toys and games for over 40 years, and they’re a bargain at any price. But from today until Tuesday, they’ll be offering 20% off all purchases on their website.

Yellow Petal Handmade

Their online shop will be holding a Small Business Saturday sale on the 25th,  with 20% off everything, including those sweet bucket bags you’ve spotted on the Wishlist. It’s one day only!

Wool a Fibers

On Friday, Saturday and Monday, Wool a Fibers will be offering their natural wool diffusers for $1 off, if you message them through their Facebook page.

To & From Seed Co, Yellow Petal Handmade, Toymaker 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!

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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 has big love for local.