Over the years chain stores have become more diverse in their hours, selection, and price points. We are not to say that there aren't perks of larger stores, but supporting local shops means a lot to those business owners.
As competition in the retail market has become tough, many family owned businesses have had to close over the years. The large stores have done very well coming up with select bargains to advertise for "Black Friday" to get you in the door knowing you would buy so much more!! Well, today is the time to specifically seek out your local businesses and see what they have to offer.
You might be surprised at what you can find in a smaller store. Generally, the store will have items that are important to that area of the country rather than something that has mass appeal. This can be a great place to find that "one of a kind" gift for someone that has everything.
The best part about today is that I almost guarantee you are going to see a friendly smiling face!