November 20, 2016

Local Deals for Black Friday/Small Biz Saturday 2016


No need to head to the mall this weekend. We’ve gathered 50 Shoreline shops and services (grouped by town) that are offering amazing deals for Black Friday & Small Biz Saturday. Print out our list and head out!


Seaside Home and Gifts – 172 Thimble Islands Rd, Branford – On Black Friday, receive free Sea Salt Soap (1.8 oz) gift with purchase of $25 or more. Purchase of $50 or more qualifies for choice of one of several giveaway items valued at $10-$15. On Small Business Saturday, 20% off original price of all holiday items, bracelets and scarves.


Debi Testa – 180 W Main St, Clinton –  Free 20 Minute Integrative Movement Assessment Session! Private sessions aimed at developing mobility in those who suffer from midlife stiffness, past injuries, chronic aches and pains. Debi integrates movement with energy work and helps people become more flexible and balanced, both internally and externally. This process frees up vibrant, vital energy. Assessments take place via phone. This offer is limited to the first 10 email responses. Move Your Body, Shift Your Energy! Contact Visit

The White Dress by the Shore – 104 East Main Street, Clinton – WHITE FRIDAY (& SATURDAY) November 25 & 26 Enjoy 10% off all gowns priced over $2500 during this exclusive event {excludes Carolina Herrera.} This event is by appointment only. Please ring us at 860.669.4596 to schedule.


Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store – 61 Main Street, Centerbrook – 10% Off store items in-store only from 12-pm. Shop Online Spectrum anytime during the holidays for unique, handmade gifts.


The Perfect Pear – 51 Main Street, Chester – Small Business Saturday only, get a $5 Perfect Pear gift certificate for every $25 spent on November 26th.

SWOON Boutique / Lori Warner Gallery – 21 Main Street, Chester –  20% OFF ALL CASHMERE AND CANDLES! Including: Cire Trudon (the oldest, most respected candles in the world!), Tatine (a customer favorite, artisanal candle maker), and Creative Candles (the ONLY tapers we use for our gorgeous Ted Muehling candlesticks)…and Andraab Cashmere, all sizes (if you’ve seen them in the gallery, you’ll know how special these are!)
*one item only, limited pieces available, not to be combined with additional offers.

Dina Varano Gallery  – 27 Main Street, Chester – Serving Prosecco on Black Friday and Small business Saturday! Free gift with purchases: Spend $100 and receive a sparkler. Spend $250 and receive an ornament. Spend $500 and receive a silk scarf. Any purchase online on Cyber Monday will receive one of our favorite ornaments for free! Thank you for shopping local!

Good Elephant Bistro – 59 Main Street, Chester – 10% off holiday gift certificates on Black Friday & Small Business Saturday. Phone orders or in person after 1pm. 860-526-5301

The French Hen – 14 Main Street Chester – The French Hen is pleased to introduce their new line of Simon Pearce glass. They are offering 10% off the Simon Pearce collection.

Deep River

Squared Circle Studio – 500 Main St #10, Deep River – Prospective members can take a free class on Small Business Saturday or Sunday. Choose from any of their classes! Gift certificates are available for classes and personal training.
Ask about Squared Circle’s discounts for high school and college students and service men and women.

Anchor & Compass – 163 Main Street, Deep River – Buy one pair of Carhartt Socks, get a 2nd pair 1/2 off. Plus save 10% off your entire purchase. Offer good for Black Friday and Small Business Saturday. Open 9am-6pm both days. As always, free gift wrapping and smiles.

Deep River Jewelry Design – 381 Main Street, Deep River –  20% off all silver jewelry by designers Frieda Rothman, Anna Beck and many more on Small Business Saturday.

Compass Rose – 4 River Street, Deep River – Buy one Connecticut River Candle and get one 1/2 off! Plus take 10% off your entire purchase! Good for Black Friday and Small Business Saturday. Open 9am-6pm. As always, free gift wrapping and smiles!

East Haddam

Goodspeed Musicals –  East Haddam –  Purchase a gift certificate for a minimum of $100 on Black Friday and, in addition to the perfect gift for someone special, you’ll get a coupon worth $20 that can be used for tickets to any Goodspeed show during the 2017 season. Call (860) 873-8668


The Red Balloon – 77 Main Street Essex – Their holiday gift to you: 30-50% off store wide sale!* Head there soon for the best selection of apparel and accessories for boys and girls. All sales are final and * some exceptions may apply. Owner is retiring.

One N Main – 1 North Main Street, Essex – Take 20% off everything in the store for small business Saturday. Purchase a gift certificate for $100 or more and receive an extra $20 gift certificate. We will be glad to ship anywhere possible.

Essex Wellness Center – 28 Main Street, Essex –  25% off all Renew Spa services including massages, facials, cupping & gua sha.

Fitness on the Water – 8 Novelty Lane, Essex  – 40% off clothing.  $89 1-month unlimited classes in both Essex and Westbrook studios.


Mix Design Store – 29 Whitfield Street, Guilford –  On Black Friday, buy a pair of leather MyWalit gloves and get a leather wallet half price. Mention the-e-list for 20% off one item.

Ella, Where She Shops – 90 Broad Street, Guilford –  30% off red ribbon items! All items gift wrapped for FREE! Stop by to enter to win a $100 gift certificate.

The Shop at Guilford Art Center – 411 Church Street, Guilford – Take 15% off all glass items over a $30 value (excluding jewelry and ornaments) on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday. Not to be combined with other offers. Purchase gift certificates to use in The Shop or in The School online.

Marijane Boutique –  57 Whitfield Street, Guilford – Take 20% off all full-priced merchandise on Small Business Saturday.

The Spice and Tea Exchange – 80 Whitfield Street, Guilford – $5 off with a purchase of $30 or more Friday, November 25th thru Sunday, November 27th. We know your time is precious, so you can call ahead, 203-453-0022, to have your order packed and ready for pick up!

Just Hatched –  112 State Street, Guilford – Spend MORE, Save MORE!!  Save $5 OFF purchase $50+. Save $15 OFF purchase $100+. Save $50 OFF purchase $250+. Black Friday AND Shop Small Saturday.

ONYX –  20B Church Street, Guilford – Take 20% off clothing Black Friday and Small Business Saturday. See store for details.

Ballou’s Restaurant & Wine Bar – 51 Whitfield Street Guilford – Three-course dinner for two $35: Share an appetizer, choose two entrees up to $12 (More expensive pay the difference)& share a dessert Fondue.(Friday-Sunday all day). Buy $100 in Gift Certificates get a $15 GC for you!

Eve’s Apparel – 96b Broad Street, Guilford – Take 25% off all items including new merchandise as well as 50% off selected items. This will include holiday gifts as well as handbags and shoes. Eve’s is also happy to send gift certificates in your name.

Kathryn Schauer Photography – 4 Davis Drive, Guilford – BOGO! Buy one gift certificate, get another one to keep, or gift to someone else!


Hadlyme Country Market –  1 Ferry Road, Hadlyme – Enjoy 20% off all gift cards $20 or more at by the Hadlyme Country Market now through Christmas eve!


North by Northeast Enterprises – Lyme –  $20 off your online or phone order plus free shipping. Shipping will be refunded on your order once the order is received on our website. Use code elistHOLIDAY

Lavender Pond Farm –  318 Roast Meat Hill Rd, Killingworth – 10% off all lavender goodness in our farm shoppe on Black Friday & Small Business Saturday. Free lavender gift to all farm visitors on Small Business Saturday.


The Madison Stock Exchange –  170 Boston Post Road, Madison – 20% off all furniture starts on November 26, 2016 and continues until December 23, 2016.

A Recipe For Wellness – 57 Hammonassett Meadows, Madison –  10% off any services purchased through the end of 2016! Detoxes, store tours, private cooking classes!

Ciao Bella – 698 Boston Post Road, Madison  – 35% off* storewide on Saturday between 9am and 1pm, after 1pm take 25% off* the rest of the weekend. Free donut from the Orangeside Donut Truck with purchase before 1pm. Giveaways all day in addition to being entered to win one of two $350 Madison Merchant Gift Bags with each purchase at 27 participating merchants/restaurants! Santa will be making an appearance too. *exclusions apply

Bliss Spa – 17 Wall St., 2nd Floor, Madison – Melt your troubles away with a relaxing massage at Bliss Spa in Madison. The spa is offering special Black Friday deals online and in the spa the day after Thanksgiving. The online sale will be November 25, 2016, from 12 a.m. – 11 p.m. Deals will be offered at the spa from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

27 Businesses and Madison Chamber of Commerce Have Joined Together To Celebrate Small Business Saturday Madison. With each purchase at a participating boutique or restaurant, you will receive an entry into the Madison Merchant Gift Bag (giving away two gift bags worth $350 each). In-boutiquespecials, food trucks, Santa visit. Visit for more info and participating stores.


Wesleyan Potters – 350 S Main St (rte17) Middletown – 61st Annual Exhibit & Sale of fine arts and crafts opens November 25 and runs through December 11. The exhibit and sale features the work of  members and invited craftsmen. Includes pottery, jewelry, sculpture, fiber arts, wood, photography, printmaking, toys and more. This year’s Exhibit and Sale highlights a fund-raising raffle of dinner place settings and wine and cheese serveware to benefit Wesleyan Potters Inc. non-profit school. Sale hours are Saturday thru Thursday 10-6, Friday 10-9.


Southern Exposure –  Olde Mistick Village, 27 Coogan Boulevard, Mystic (and 264 Main St, Old Saybrook) -Take 30% off all in stock Lucchese Boots and Slides ALL WEEKEND LONG – Black Friday November 25th through Small Business Saturday November 26th and including Sunday November 27th.  Lucchese has been handcrafting exceptional Boots since 1883 using only the finest Leathers and Craftsmanship.

Salt shop + press – 18 Holmes Street, Mystic – All Art Prints are buy one get one 50% Off.


Grace – 46 Pennsylvania Ave in Niantic – Grace is opening bright and early at 9am on Black Friday offering 20% off all purchases*. They’ll be giving away a free gift with purchase to the first 100 customers. *Discount not applied to previously purchased items or sale merchandise. On Small Business Saturday from 3-7pm, Grace invites the Sugar cupcake truck to park curbside for instant treats for weary shoppers while the Niantic Main Street Holiday Stroll kicks off the season. 

Smoochie Bird – 377 Main Street Unit 101, Niantic – 15% off total order.

La Belle Aurore  – 75 Pennsylvania Avenue, Niantic – Show your receipts totaling $50 from Black Friday and/or Shop Small Saturday from independent , locally owned shops in Southeastern CT and grab a pint of nourishing soup made from fresh, locally harvested ingredients. December 1st through December 18, Wednesday through Sunday, 11:30am-3:00pm.

New Haven

Fletcher Cameron Design – 91 Orange St, New Haven – Made in New Haven/Shop Local Initiative presents their Holiday Market Showcasing 6 New Haven Businesses on November 26th,  from 11am-5pm at Fletcher Cameron Design. 203.777.7707

Old Saybrook

Southern Exposure – 264 Main St, Old Saybrook (and Olde Mistick Village in Mystic) – Take 30% off all in stock Lucchese Boots and Slides ALL WEEKEND LONG – Black Friday November 25th through Small Business Saturday November 26th and including Sunday November 27th.  Lucchese has been handcrafting exceptional Boots since 1883 using only the finest Leathers and Craftsmanship.

Pearls & Plaid – 1330 Boston Post Rd, Old Saybrook CT & 4 Norwich Rd, East Haddam CT  – Free scarf with every purchase of $25 or more!  (While supplies last, select scarves) Both stores open 11-5.

Kaki & Candy – 141 Boston Post Road, Old Saybrook –  Take 25% off everything in the shop on Small Business Saturday. Drawings for free Annie Sloan Chalk Painting instruction, custom whales, and spa gift baskets!

Finders Keepers – 141 Boston Post Rd, Old Saybrook – Holiday Extravaganza for Small Business Saturday at Finders Keepers. Come on down for the Best Holiday Sale Ever!

Refine By Farrell – Old Saybrook –  Have you been considering lip enhancement but don’t want to look “done”? Refine by Farrell offers a subtle elegant change- just enough to refine your holiday smile! Now through December 31, $50 off my lip enhancements. New Volbella for lips and vertical lip lines is from the makers of Botox and Juvederm and provides results that usually last a year! Please contact Suzanne for details.

Vintage Home Decor – 821 Boston Post Rd. Old Saybrook – Take 20% off all dining furniture, dinnerware, and cocktail accessories including Waterford Crystal, Baccarat and Simon Pearce. Perfect for holiday parties and entertaining!

Maximus – 143 Main Street, Old Saybrook – Take 20% off everything at the shop on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday!

POP Weight Loss – 455 Boston Post Road, Old Saybrook – Call or stop in on Small Business Saturday to receive 15% off 6 week, 3 month, or 6 month programs. This deal applies to new clients only.

Dagmar’s Desserts – 75 Main Street, Old Saybrook – Mention the e-list and receive two of their delicious scones for the the price of one.


Yali  – 125 Water Street, Stonington –  Take 25% off all Silk Ikat Pillows on 11/26/16 only.

Grand & Water Antiques – 135 Water Street, Stonington – Take 20% off one item in the shop.


The Pilates Studio by Fitness on the Water – 1921 Boston Post Road, Trolley Plaza, Westbrook – 20% off all Pilates Equipment packages.

Fitness on the Water – 1921 Boston Post Road, Trolley Plaza, Westbrook – 40% off clothing.  $89 1-month unlimited classes – Both Essex and Westbrook studios.

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