I’m going to be totally honest with you. It’s a little bit difficult to write a Cyber-Monday post with cyber-specials from locally owned businesses. And it’s even harder to come up with appropriate pictures. But I’m going to do my best. We’ll consider it a game.
Ready? Set! Go!
Gift certificates are always a fine holiday gift idea and you can get them from nearly any locally owned business. Sometimes the owner doesn’t think to advertise them, but if you call and ask, they’ll happily make one up.
- Larkburger, one of our biggest Colorado businesses, has thought to advertise gift certificates and if you buy one today, they might give you a hat! Visit their promos page for details.
- Colorado Springs Food Tours is offering $10 off gift certificates today. If you ever have visitors or just want something fun to do, a Food Tour is a great way to spend an afternoon. I’ve never seen them offer discounts before and they may never do it again. This is your chance! Go to their website and get them while you can!
- Today is the last day to take advantage of Tabor Mountain Bakehouse‘s special on gift certificates. Buy a $20 certificate and get a $5 certificate free. I did not see a way to buy the certificates on their website. You may have to call. The Bakehouse seldom offers discounts on their allergen-free baked goods or their consulting services. This may be your one chance, so don’t miss it!
( … Wait a minute! Why am I missing these? I use all these businesses. As soon as I’m done here, I’m going to buy gift certificates from all three!)
You have cyber options besides gift certificates too.
- Right To Thrive offers an online Backyard Farming course, which I’ve been enjoying. You can take the class in person or online. Go to Right to Thrive’s website for details. If you want to send the online course as a gift, simply respond to the confirmation email with the recipient’s email address.
- Many local artists have Etsy stores. Check out painter Liese Chavez‘s store or jewelry maker Evelina Stoyanova’s store. If you contact the artist, you can usually save on the shipping by picking up the item.
- Are you familiar with Crunchy Betty? Crunchy Betty is the secret identity of a local woman who is a nationally known blogger. She writes about natural cosmetics. She opened an etsy store, Crunchy Betty’s Natural Market, earlier this year where you can buy handmade skin care items.
The Adam’s Mountain Cafe Holiday Market starts this afternoon at 3PM and goes until 8PM. I can hardly wait! Last year I found everything from hair bows with eyeballs to birds nest jewelry. Who knows what creative work awaits! Trust me when I say you don’t want to miss this event!
See ya there!
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