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Support Small Business Saturday: 7 Gifts That Are Better From Small Businesses

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With all the hullaballoo over Black Friday deals from Amazon, Walmart, Macy's, Kohl's and all the other places that have big screen TVs for $5 or whatever, the hoards of shoppers sometimes forget that small businesses are still struggling with this terribly difficult economy. Those giant stores don't need help–most are surviving just fine. But independent, mom-and-pop type stores still need our support, particularly in this holiday season. Celebrating Small Business Saturday is a great way to do so.

There's a misconception that small businesses are always selling things for high prices; in fact, lots of smaller stores will actually bargain with you on prices and have their own great sales. So, why not put down the 15 all-the-same ornaments from the giant bargain store and instead hop downtown, uptown or even online to find some great gifts? Plus, you'll be getting a one-of-a-kind gift for the one-of-a-kind people in your life. Everybody wins!

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