Easy, fun & affordable ways to shop small in downtown Aurora

It’s Small Business Saturday on November 28. This year, shopping small is easier than ever in downtown Aurora. 

From antiques to unique home goods and boutique clothing stores, downtown Aurora is a shopping destination. 

Thankfully, small businesses in downtown Aurora continue to quickly transition to meet the current state requirements. Stores are open for business, but they also offer curbside pickup and online buying options.

Whether in person or online, there are lots of holiday gift options. 

Stop at one of four craft coffee shops for quick and easy gifts under $20, or purchase gift cards in any amount from their websites to give as gifts. 

Visiting shops on Saturday, November 28 or December 5? Stop by the gazebo at Millennium Plaza or the big star at Mundy Park on Broadway for free photos from noon to 3 p.m. Take a selfie or (weather permitting) pose for a professional (and masked) photographer.

Wyckwood House offers several gift items for under $30.

For gifts under $30, visit Wyckwood House and The Cotton Seed Creative Exchange to find handcrafted wares by dozens of local artisans. Clever home decor signs, artistic coasters, bohemian totes, or a vintage vinyl album are at the ready. 

Branch Gardens has a full lot of Christmas trees on the corner of Benton and Lake streets.

Pick up a Christmas tree or a darling house plant at a range of prices from Branch Gardens, and visit Blissful Blooms for a sweet bouquet – fresh or dried. Ask about the discounted Cocoa Non-Crawl holiday bouquet that’s perfect for the festive season. 

Create gift boxes filled with goodies for friends and family by thinking outside of the box and visiting salons and the Aurora Regional Fire Museum gift shop. Before you head home, make sure to visit a downtown restaurant, cafe, or coffee shop for carry-out. 

The best part is that the gifts found in downtown Aurora are one-of-a-kind, and shopping local supports the community in a big way. 

Don’t forget that Cocoa Non-Crawl kits are only $12 until December 1. They are on sale at Wyckwood House, Society 57, The Cotton Seed Creative Exchange, and Aurora Regional Fire Museum. They’ll go up to $15 in December until they are sold out.

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