The journey to bring Story & Teller to life has certainly been filled with twists and turns, but I am giddy to be able to celebrate our first ever Small Business Saturday!
I first set the intention of opening my own home and lifestyle boutique all the way back in 2015. Fast forward through two cross-country moves, several job changes, and a pandemic later, and we're now well into the 2020s (not sure if I love this century's version of "roaring 20s" though). The last few years have been tough on small businesses, which is why I hope that you consider supporting not only Story & Teller, but other independently owned businesses as well.
'Every time you spend money, you're casting a vote for the kind of world you want.'
This quote rings true now more than ever. If you are like me and love those unique local stores that always have the best finds, little coffee shops roasting up amazing varietals, or restaurants serving up the most inventive dishes, then making the intentional shift to give your business to them in lieu of major chains or brands is a way to ensure that they are around for the long haul.
If you are reading this, then chances are you are on that journey already, and I can't thank you enough for considering Story & Teller as a source for unique pieces for your home or gifts for your loved ones. As a *brand new* boutique, I can safely say that I will beam with joy and almost certainly do a little happy dance for every order that comes in. Your support not only provides for my livelihood, but also that of our Makers both here in the United States and abroad.
Holiday Shopping with S&T
Even though our storefront construction is delayed into early 2024, we have several ways that you can shop with us for all of your holiday needs - from thoughtful gifts to hosting must-haves.
- Shop Online + Nationwide Shipping
- Shop Online + Local Delivery*
You read that right! If you are within 25-miles of Minneapolis, you can order with S&T and have your items delivered to your doorstep by yours truly within 2-3 business days for a flat rate fee of $5. This time of year is hectic enough, and I think you deserve to be able to choose presents in your pajamas.
How To Get Local Delivery
Add the items you want to your cart and select Delivery at checkout. This option will flag as unavailable if your address zip code is outside of the radius, in which case you can choose to have your order shipped. For delivery orders, please add a note for where to put your order, and look out for a confirmation email once your order is prepared and out for delivery, which should be within 2-3 days of ordering pending item availability and order volume.
Small Business Saturday Delivery Special
Because I'm excited to be celebrating our first ever #smallbusinesssaturday I'm offering free local delivery for orders placed on November 25th for customers within 25 miles of Minneapolis! Select " at checkout and enter code SBS2023 to waive the delivery fee. The code is valid only until 11:59 PM Central on 11/25/2023, so be sure to get your shopping list ready and a pen to start crossing it off.
Need inspiration for everyone on your list? We put together shopping guides with unique and meaningful gifts that can be cherished long after the tree or menorah comes down. You can either shop by recipient or shop by interest, and don't hesitate to reach out in our messenger app or contact us page if you find yourself needing a bit more assistance!
With every ounce of gratitude,