While Black Friday may be the official start to the holiday shopping season, Small Business Saturday isn't far behind.
Here in Newton, shoppers have the opportunity to browse a plethora of local, independently-owned stores and boutiques in the city's village centers. From Newton Centre to Nonantum to Auburndale -- locals can find just about anything they need without having to step foot inside a "big box store."
And with all the options right here in the community, the Newton-Needham Chamber of Commerce has asked residents to take the "Shift Three Pledge" this holiday season. The pledge -- which has been signed by Mayor Setti Warren and State Treasurer Steve Grossman -- asks that residents buy at least three items locally that they would have otherwise purchased online or out-of-town.
As shoppers gear up for this holiday season and Small Business Saturday, we want to know more about where you find the best products, service and deals in the Newton community.
What small business in Newton can you not live without? Let us know in the comments section below.
Is it your favorite coffee shop? The friendly hardware store? That fabulous consignment shop where you find amazing deals? Share your favorite Newton businesses with us.