Well well well. The yule tide season is upon us. On Thursday we’ll celebrate the pilgrim’s fall harvest feast while consuming copious amounts of alcohol and football simultaneously.

And then BAM its shopping season! Black Friday is one of the most horrific displays of human nature that anyone could ever experience. The anger, aggression, venom, and cunning displayed by what are normally very rational, sensible people is sometimes unfathomable.

Black Friday

In the last few years, which has seen Black Friday become an ever menacing monster, along with the emergence of Cyber Monday three days later, we’ve also seen the creation of Small Business Saturday.

Small business Saturday was put together by groups of small, local business owners. An opportunity to spend your consumer dollars on businesses within your community. A way to get your holiday season shopping done without giving your whole paycheck to a giant corporation. A chance to avoid the loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooong lines. (See below, that is really the one checkout line at Walmart that will be open on Black Friday, manned by a 75 year old woman who needs to take her reading glasses on and off after every single scan on her register)

Long lines

So how does that all tie in with the You’re Ducking Right holiday shopping guide? Well, let me tell you; below you’ll find what essentially is an unpaid advertisement from some business owners, and/or people who make their living based upon how hard they hustle. Sometimes its a side hustle, and for some its their day to day way to be a bread winner.

The common theme is that they’re all friends of the program so to speak. Friends and supporters of You’re Ducking Right. So consider checking them out. Purchasing some of their products, indulging in their services, or just keeping them in mind for yourself, or friends.

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE feel free to re-tweet this link. Share this link. Email this link. Copy/Paste/Text this link…. and most importantly, to use these vendors to help you make it through your holiday shopping quest.

FITNESS AND HEALTH RELATED: Gift cards, classes, and some books

BODE YOGA – Yoga with Riji Suh in NYC 

FITNESS IN MOTION – Individual and/or group training sessions with the incomparable Leanna Marchese and Rachael Schein in LAS VEGAS

BROOKS DANCE CENTER – With Katie Brooks and Sasha Malone amongst others – WATERBORO, MAINE

THE HOOP CONSULTANT – A website from one of the outstanding developers of basketball skills in the game today, Mike Procopio. You’ll find opportunities to purchase coaching and skill development tips and info to further you or your young player’s career

APPAREL AND OTHER MERCHANDISE: Clothing, Home Décor, and more

THE AVE 617 – A Boston locally owned, repped, and themed apparel company associated with Demetrius “lil Penny” Cobb that you can shop online

KING MILLZ CUSTOMS – Interesting, thought provoking clothing and accessories sold by military member Brye Mills that you can shop online

PINK ‘N SPARKLY – Disney pins and memorabilia made available by a true Mouskateer Annika Guinn


THIS MAY BE VODKA – Customized Cups and Tumblers you can have designed for that special touch for someone you care about – From the mind and hands of Darla Coleman from Las Vegas

HAIR, AESTHETICS, and PAMPERING FROM THE BEST: Because you deserve to feel your best this holiday season

WHEELHOUSE SALON – Everything is bigger in Texas, and nothing is bigger than Val. Go to the best to look your best when you’re in Austin, Texas

UNIQLASER – Numerous aestheitc and spa services offered. Owned by Deniece Degirmenci. Body Sculpting, Botox, Laser treatments and more. With locations in Watertown and Canton Massachusetts

SALON LOTUS – A Salon a professional Beauty Artists – Want to feel pretty while in southern Maine? Head to Scarborough and ask for Lindsay

THE HAIR STANDARD – They’re raising the level of Hair Salons in Las Vegas. Extensions, Balayage, coloring, blow outs. They can do it all. Make sure to ask for their superstar hair artist Chelsea!

WINE AND DINE: Who doesn’t love some first class cuisine or a bottle of wine for your holiday events. 

ONE HOPE WINE- Good wine, in a shimmering glittery bottle? A business whose business model includes giving back to charity with every bottle purchased. Charla Schaefer is one of the best and is in Las Vegas, but can sell to you in any state that allows shipments of wine. So check out the site today!

CARRIAGE HOUSE RESTAURANT – One of the finest restaurants in New Hampshire can be found in Rye Beach. Make sure to give your compliments to the chef, Brett Cavanna

FLYING BRIDGE RESTAURANT – What could be better than having dinner on the Cape with a splending view of the ocean? Not much. So next time you’re in or around Falmouth Massachusetts stop into the Flying Bridge and say hello to Brie. You’re Ducking Right you’ll be happy you did!


CORNEL REALTY – Viva Las Vegas! The Raiders are coming, so why don’t you join them? Ask for Cory and you’ll be moving that couch through the door soon enough!

OLDE PORT PROPERTIES – Looking to make a move along or around the Maine and New Hampshire sea coasts? Contact Olde Port Properties and ask for Raquel!

KELLER WILLIAMS CLEVELAND GREATER SOUTHWEST – Taking your talents to Northeast Ohio? Buying or selling a home in the area? Keller Williams is one of the biggest in the business, and the personable, honest, talented Jered Jones will be with you every step of the way!

AIR BNB: Because you need to get away

TREE HILL CHILL – A lovely Air BnB located in the picturesque coastal town of Wilmington, North Carolina. Owned by a lovely couple, Matt and Alicia Mercer, the name is a play on the fan favorite young adult teenage drama, One Tree Hill. Rent this home and enjoy the calming life Wilmington offers

CLEANING AND SERVICES: Because you’ve got the in laws coming and your home better be up to their standards!

SPIC N SPAN CLEANING SERVICES: A Name you can trust in home and office cleaning services. Owned by lifelong southern Maine resident Amanda Perkins. Contact her today to schedule a cleaning! You’ll feel dirty if you don’t!

GREEN TEAM JUNK REMOVAL: You’ll need to clean out all that clutter in your yard, your garage, your basement, you life! Contact Fred Cullen and his team of junk removal experts if you’re in Eastern and Central Massachusetts to help with your clean out needs!


Got a sports fan in your life? Introduce them to You’re Ducking Right. Contact us directly on Facebook, or Twitter and ask about how we can get you a nifty plastic mug, or bracelet that will display your love and support of You’re Ducking Right


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