This holiday season, make gift-giving a memorable affair by choosing gifts for your loved ones that are personable and found at the locally owned businesses in downtown Sault Ste. Marie. These one-of-a-kind gifts will be cherished for years to come, and you will forever be known as the most thoughtful present picker.

These amazing local businesses and many more will be participating in Small Business Saturday in downtown Sault Ste. Marie on Saturday, November 30th! Make plans today to spend the weekend in the Soo and discover some hidden gems Up North that will really spark the holiday spirit!

Phat Boutique

Who says great style has to break the bank? The Phat Boutique carries all of the latest styles, as well as offers  “PHATsionistas” who will gladly pull the perfect style combination from the racks.


From fully styled outfits to the perfect accessories, Phat Boutique has everything for the fashionista on your gift-giving list. Stop in for Small Business Saturday and enjoy buy one/get one 60% off all pre-owned inventory, other discounts throughout the boutique, and be sure to ask about the gift card sale!

Crooked Music

The creative energy is flowing at Crooked Music. The knowledgeable staff will definitely strike the right chord with recommendations for the music lover in your life. Thriving in its new location at 539 Ashmun St, Crooked Music has anything that your music or instrument loving loved one may have one their list. From albums to guitars to lessons, Crooked Music has you covered.


Make sure to stop in during Small Business Saturday! The entire store will be 15% and with each instrument purchase, you will receive a complimentary music lesson!

The Foundary

Offering all of the latest gift trends and trendy home decor, The Foundary is filled to the brim with unique gift ideas. this ideal shop will fill you with the spirit of the season! On Small Business Saturday, play “where’s Santa” to win prizes, enjoy a $20 gift card with any $100 purchase, and receive a complimentary elf or santa hat! 5% of all profits on Saturday are being donated to Salvation Army.

Your aunt with the cold hands will love some handmade wool mittens sporting the U.P. and your hunting uncle will always cherish his handmade pewter ornament or key chain with designs inspired by Michigan deer hunting.

UP North Wilderness

An awesome place to visit on your Small Business Saturday excursion is UP North Wilderness located at 416 Ashmun St. This local establishment adds an element of rustic whimsy to the energy of downtown Sault Ste. Marie. In its new location on Ashmun, the window is always being updated with enticing northern inspired merchandise.

Quirky Lazy Ones matching pajamas for the whole family is always a fun gift idea and home decor items are always a hit during this festive season. You will find something for everyone at UP North Wilderness. Step inside from the cold and take a look around! Santa will also be taking up residence here every Saturday from 11-4 until Christmas! Both human and fur babies are welcome to meet Santa!

Monocle Jewelers

For the loved one on your gift list this year who deserves something extra special and shiny, Monocle Jewelers is the place for you. Easy to find at 400 Ashmun St, show your affection with a keepsake that will be worn with love every day of the year.

Get your holiday shopping off on the right foot and visit Monocle Jewelers for its special on pearl jewelry on Small Business Saturday and special discounts throughout the day, including free gift wrapping! With an expertly curated assortment of fine and fashion jewelry, you will certainly find the ideal gift for anyone on your list.

This holiday season, show your loved ones how much you care with a unique and thoughtful gift from one of the many fantastic shops in downtown Sault Ste. Marie. Did we miss any of your favorite gift-shopping hot spots in the Soo? Take lots of photos this gift-giving season and don’t forget to tag them with #ilovethesoo on your social media so we can share in the holiday spirit! For more information on amazing shopping opportunities in downtown Sault Ste. Marie be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest


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