Why You Should Shop Small Business Saturday in Hillcrest

It’s no secret we’re big fans of small businesses here at Soirée. We might as well have #shoplocal tattooed on our foreheads.

Shopping locally revitalizes the community, the local economy and creates more jobs. That’s why we always look forward to Small Business Saturday after Thanksgiving, this year on Nov. 29. 

The Hillcrest Merchants Association is celebrating with displays of local products for the busiest shopping season, as well as offering lots of discounts and even free gift wrapping. 

Here’s a list of the some of finest Arkansan items you can find at some of Hillcrest’s finest businesses, and why you should shop there:


Hocott’s Garden Center

– locally grown poinsettias, perennials, herbs, vegetables, bedding plants, pansies

– free gift wrapping


The Full Moon

– Arkansas Democrat Gazette books, JR. League cookbooks, James Hayes Art Glass, Candace McCray signs, Pickle People’s pickles and salsa, Bentley drinkware, Red Block’s cutting boards, Just Knutz’s hair accessories. 

– free gift wrapping


Hillcrest Liquor

– Rocktown Liqueur and whiskey in Blackberry, Lighting Hot Peach, Arkansas Corn Whiskey, hickory Smoked whiskey, a variety of Cowie Wine and locally made beer from Core, Diamond Bear and Moody Brews 

– sales going on various items, gift sets for the holidays and Hillcrest Liquor T-shirts


Hillcrest Artisan Meats (H.A.M.)

– house made bacon, sausage, hams and charcuterie, all made with locally raised pastured meats

– Bonta Toscana, Bear Kindom, Richard’s Hiney, Cedar Rock Apres, Cocoa rouge, Ratchford Farm and Farnsworth Foods, Arsaga Coffee, Maria’s-Chow, White River Creamery, Southern Timbers Cutting Boards and Our Farms products 

– discounts on all Arkansan products


Shoppes on Woodlawn

– Lux Candles, Resident Chef, What’s Cooking, Hot Springs Soapery products and many locally made crafts 

– free gift wrapping


Worren’s Salon 

– gift certificates for hair and make-up and waxing 

– free product with a hair color and cut purchase


Café Bossa Nova 

– gift certificates for meals and Brazilian Cheese bread, Salpjcao and offer coupons through Enjoy the City, Red Door and Q-Bot


Gallery 26

– paintings, drawings, photography, pottery, glass, jewelry, wood bowls, hats, scarves, pillows, belt buckles, fabric bowls, T-shirts, ornaments, mobiles and hummingbird feeders made by local artists 

– free gift wrapping


Breathe Salon

– gift certificates on hair services 

– 25% off all products and services sold today


Hillcrest Designer Jewelry

– handmade and custom pieces of jewelry

– make a purchase to be entered to win a loose one carat diamond (ends Dec. 13)


Massage Little Rock

– gift certificates for services

– locally made private label candles

– $20 gift card for every $100 spent


Rhea Drug Store

– Juanita peanut, cashew, and pecan brittle; WooHoo Mix, Robbins Salsa, Farnsworth Foods sea salt toffee, Grandma Barkers Zucchini Relish and Southern Timbers Cutting Boards

– free gift wrapping


E. Leigh’s Boutique

– locally made jewelry by Robinson Lane


Damgoode Pies

– gift certificates for locally made pizza, pasta, sandwiches and salads


River City Coffee

– coffees roasted in Little Rock, Mountain Valley spring water, muffins, scones and handmade Ozark Cards 

– 10% off all retail coffee and loose leaf tea


Haus Werks

– art and jewelry made in Arkansas

– free gift wrapping


Kahler-Payne Antiques

– local heirlooms 

– various in-store specials


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