A highlight of this holiday weekend's worthwhile steals and deals.
—Photo courtesy of Hailee Grace
While Black Friday often draws shoppers to large chain stores with huge markdowns, we sometimes forget that local shops also provide promotions and discounts during this popular shopping weekend. From Black Friday to Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, support the local community by shopping at these Denver businesses.
Clothing and accessories:
Goldyn : The Denver-based, fashion-forward boutique will offer 30 percent off all merchandise—including jewelry, which typically never goes on sale—Friday through Monday. If you’re not looking to leave your couch, you can get the same deals online using the code "ALLBLACKEVERYTHING". Friday through Monday; 2040 W. 30th Ave.
Hailee Grace : Located in Larimer Square, this contemporary women’s boutique will have 20 percent markdowns throughout the entire store—and a mimosa bar all day long (because how else will you get through a full day of shopping?). Friday; 1423 Larimer St.
Clotheshorse Consignment Boutique : Clotheshorse recycles hundreds of clothes and accessories, whether they came from boutique overstock or are consigned from a design-lover’s closet. If you shop on Saturday, you’ll receive $10 off a purchase of $50 or more on non-clearance items, so you can get perfect gifts for a great price. Saturday; 4232 Tennyson St.
Crafts and artisan gifts:
Fancy Tiger Crafts : This local store is a DIY-lover’s paradise. Fancy Tiger sells fabrics, yarns, dyes and other crafting tools for that project that has been sitting on your Pinterest board far too long. This weekend, get 30 percent off all Madelinetosh  yarn and Cotton + Steel  fabrics. Plus, receive free shipping on all online orders. Friday through Sunday; 59 Broadway
Artisan’s Market at Wazee Union Station : If you’re looking to get a lot of shopping done without driving around town, this artisan market at Union Station is your one-stop shop. Peruse the offerings of dozens of local businesses and craftsmen for unique gifts. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday; 1701 Wynkoop St.
Light Rail Gallery : The Olde Town Arvada art gallery, in addition to displaying works from several local artists, hosts popular Paint & Sip classes. On Friday and Saturday, you can buy gift certificates for these classes for the discounted price of $25 (down from $35). Friday through Saturday; 7714 Grandview Ave., Arvada
New reading material:
Tattered Cover Book Store : This Denver stalwart is putting a fun spin on Small Business Saturday—three of their locations (Aspen Grove, LoDo, and Colfax) are inviting a number of local authors to come in to work the floor, recommend books, and chat with customers. The store will also have some swag for those who choose to drop by that day. Saturday; 7301 S. Santa Fe Dr., Littleton; 1628 16th St.; 2526 E. Colfax Ave.
Tenn Street Coffee & Books : This Berkeley cafe and bookstore is offering 10 percent off any purchase of $10 or more on Saturday only—so you may as well grab some coffee while gift shopping for your favorite bookworm. Saturday; 4418 Tennyson St.
BookBar : BookBar is like a neighborhood book club come to life. It offers a cozy atmosphere full of your favorite books and a wine bar with food—and if you haven’t made your way there yet, Saturday is the day to go. Their holiday sale will offer 40 percent off more than 1,000 titles, and many local author selections will be marked down 20 percent. Saturday; 4280 Tennyson St.
Gifts for kids:
Firefly Furnishings : If you’re shopping for kids, Firefly Furnishings is the place to go. This store, located in Cherry Creek North, offers furnishings and gifts for newborns through teens. On Saturday, they are offering 20 percent off storewide, with the exception of furniture and special orders. Saturday; 2445 E 3rd Ave., #5
Gator Loft : This Parker-based store offers adorable baby products for the little ones. The shop will be participating in Small Business Saturday with deep discounts and deals storewide. Saturday; 10490 N. Dransfeldt Rd., Parker
Boulder Ski Deals : The ski season is just beginning, and last year’s gear sometimes just won’t cut it. Boulder Ski Deals is offering a Black Friday sale of up to 70 percent off top brands of ski, snowboard, outerwear, accessories, footwear, and more. Now through Friday; 2525 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder
Louisville Cyclery : Bike season never ends in Colorado. On Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, Louisville Cyclery will offer deep discounts throughout their store. Shoppers will receive 10 percent off all 2016 bicycles, up to $800 off MSRP on 2015 clearance bicycles, 20 percent off accessories, and 25 percent off clothing. Friday through Saturday; 1032 E. South Boulder Rd., Louisville
Vital Outdoors : This Golden-based online retailer is not even making you leave the couch to take advantage of their hot deals. Shoppers can save on quality, brand-name clothing, shoes, and backpacks both in-store and online with the coupon code “turkey.” Now through Friday; 1224 Washington Ave., # 125, Golden
Treat Yo' Self:
The Inverness : All that shopping and holiday stress can definitely take a toll on your wellness. This week—from Monday through Friday, excluding Thanksgiving—snag spa deals so you can pamper yourself. This Englewood hotel and spa is offering 20 to 60 percent off on Eminence Organic Skin Products, Lira Clinical skincare, Denver-based ZENTS, Davines hair products from Italy, Jack Black products, and more. They are also offering $20 off a 25-minute manicure and $50 pedicure, and a 25-minute massage or a 25-minute facial combined with a 25-minute body scrub for $119 (regularly $138). But if you’re still in the giving mood, purchasing a gift certificate of $200 or more will get you a free ZENTS gift. Monday through Friday; 200 Inverness Dr. W., Englewood
AILLEA : The trip to AILLEA will double as gift shopping and self-pampering. The beauty shop is offering free mini makeover touchups and a weekend-long storewide discount of 20 percent, so you can buy something for the beauty lover in your life and a little something for yourself. Friday through Sunday; 1408 Larimer St., #102
The Woodhouse Day Spa : Treat yourself, or buy products or gift certificates for the ones you love at The Woodhouse Day Spa. On Black Friday, receive a series of seven services for the price of five, a complimentary luxury throw with a gift card purchase of $400 or more, and save up to 40 percent on products. Friday; 941 E. 17th Ave.
The Rink at Belmar : If shopping isn’t appealing, but you still want to take advantage of discounts, head to the Rink at Belmar on Black Friday. The rink will be open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. for all-day fun, and skating is half price. Friday; 439 S. Teller St., Lakewood
Berkeley Untapped : You’re bound to need a break between all the shopping—and there is no better place than Berkeley Untapped on Saturday and Sunday. Grab a drink (or two!) in-between bargain hunting, because they're offering 25 percent off any purchase this weekend. Cheers! Saturday through Sunday; 4267 Tennyson St.
Denver Art Museum : Bring the kids to the Denver Art Museum on Black Friday, where the Family Cart will be open exclusively for the occasion. Youth 18 and under get free admission, and you can walk through galleries with a Family Backpack stocked with games, puzzles, and art -aking tools. Friday; 100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy.
Walnut Room Broadway : The Walnut Room is opening early at 10 a.m. to fuel your shopping-filled weekend with housemade cinnamon bites, coffee, and hot chocolate. Friday; 2 Broadway
Small Business Saturday Holiday Fair & Artisan Show : This family-friendly event at the Douglas County Fairgrounds includes more than 140 vendors, a silent auction and fundraiser, Santa Claus, activities for children, and food and drinks to enjoy. Children can attend this fair for free, while anyone over 12 can get in for $3. Saturday; 500 Fairgrounds Dr., Castle Rock
Bonus: Some of these businesses participate in American Express's Small Business Saturday rewards program . To find out if your favorite local shop works with AMEX, search for them  on the website.