Everyone knows that Black Friday is the narrow window of time to shop for all the best deals on Holiday gifts. What many don’t stop to consider is that it isn’t just the large chain retailers and mega-stores which offer enviable deals on the day after Thanksgiving: small retailers and locally owned shops actually front a surprising number of specials each year. Rather than waiting in line from midnight to try and take advantage of savings at a large store, why not consider some of these deals being offered by local businesses. The prices are just as good, and the shopping is easier and more personal.
Pandora’s Box
50 E. Cross St.
Baltimore, MD 21230
(410) 244-1442

Pandora’s Box is a hidden treasure: a small shop of unique accessories and home furnishings that makes it one-of-a-kind. Take a few tours of the store and discover every kind of jewelry, sunglasses, handbags, purses, clutches, watches, socks, t-shirts, hats, headbands and more. Pandora’s is essentially a one-stop gift store, especially for the lady in your life. This Black Friday, the store is offering customers a special deal: buy two pieces of jewelry and get the third for free.

Know anyone who loves to accessorize? Treat them right this Holiday with jewelry from Pandora’s Box.

Canton Games
2101 Essex St.
Baltimore, MD 21231
(410) 276-2640

Canton Games is a spectacular place to shop for unusual entertainment. Not only does it have your classic family board games, but it also carries unusual and unbelievably fun strategy board games and card games. Into collectibles? Canton Games carries comics, graphic novels, collectable busts, toys and action figures. They also carry a full line of collectible card games and trading cards.

This Black Friday, head on into Canton Games to take advantage of its once-a-year offer: the AEG Blackbox. Priced at $50, the Black Box is a mystery package which contains assorted items, such as cards, figures, and merchandise valued well over the $50 price. The Black Box is also guaranteed to contain at least one current video game.

Surprise yourself or a loved one with a Mystery Box this holiday season; but hurry, it’s only available once a year.

Related:  Best Gift Ideas For Your Loved Ones

Cards Comics And Collectibles
100 Chartley Drive
Reisterstown, MD 21136
(410) 526-7410

Since 1984, Cards Comics And Collectibles has been the number one, premier comic book store in all of Baltimore. In fact, this shop is responsible for getting Baltimore City its very own Comicon. Fairly massive, as comic book stores go, this venue has everything geek culture desires including cards, comics and… well… collectibles.

On Black Friday, CC&C rolls out its biggest deals of the year, dropping prices on everything in store between 20 and 70% off. This includes 70 percent off Modern back issues comics and half off all toys, cards and paperbacks. The sale goes on all weekend, but if you don’t get in early, the good merchandise is liable to be gone.

Maryland SPCA
3300 Falls Road
Baltimore, MD 21211
(410) 235-8826

The Maryland SPCA works hard all year to improve the lives of domestic animals, especially those who are needy or unwanted. It takes in pets, spays and neuters them, cleans them up, gives them shots and finds them good and loving homes. While the Maryland SPCA labors year round in order to help the abandoned pets of the Baltimore area, it intensifies its efforts around the Holidays to make sure no needy critters are left out in the cold. This year, SPCA is offering a special deal to shoppers. Not only is it extending its adoption hours from noon to 6:30 p.m., but it is waiving the adoption fees on any pet with black fur.

Consider giving your loved one a gift which will love them back, and help a needy pet in the process!

DataFlow Computers
1265 E. Fayette St.
Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 563-3282

DataFlow Computers is well known by locals as a friendly and reliable computer repair locale which is usually quicker and better priced than some of the larger corporate stores. But in addition to fixing computers, DataFlow also sells them. You can get some amazingly low prices on refurbished and pre-owned devices, and on Black Friday, those prices will be even lower. DataFlow is offering customers 15% off all computers – laptop or desktop – on Black Friday. If you want to surprise someone special with a computer for Christmas, DataFlow may be your go-to store.

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Post Author: Joel Furches.

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