Today (Saturday, Nov. 24) is “Small Business Saturday,” so please try to make a point of doing some local shopping right here in your own community! Most shops and merchants are open today, so get out there and do some of your holiday shopping locally. If you can’t get out of the house today – or simply prefer to shop from the comfort of your computer anytime of day – we’re making it easy for you to support local businesses, with Shop Soking, our own online marketplace that features all-local, independent merchants! Here are some great gift ideas to start with – just click here and browse to find them: 18th Ave Pasta Gift Pack – $29.95:

Purchase our gift pack with 3 12 oz packages of our pasta. You choose from our 8 flavors, mix and match, or pick 3 packages of your favorite flavor! We will mail it to you, or directly to your gift recipient. Give the gift of pasta this holiday season. Shipping included.
Dan the Sausageman Sounder Pack – $36.95:
Just enough to get you through that football, soccer, basketball or any sporting event of your choice, Dan’s Mild Summer Sausage, Roasted Garlic Red Pepper Summer Sausage, Smoke Cheese, Cheddar Cheese, Berry Jam, Garlic Stuffed Olives, Dans Mustard, Pretzels, and Smoked Almonds.
Skinperfect Priori Facial Gel – $52:
Contains 16% LCA Complex (15% Lactic Compound + 1% MFAS) plus 1% Salicylic Acid and peptides in a gel texture ideal for mature problem prone skin to minimize breakouts, pore-clogging and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. pH.3.8.
Phoenix Tea’s Highland Green Tea – $10:
A nice rich green tea, grown in the highlands of Kenya. Its slender curled leaves produce a brilliant green liquor. 2 oz.
Here’s a list of Merchants on the site:
  • Dan the Sausageman
  • 18th Ave Pasta
  • Howard and Marge
  • Skinperfect
  • Phoenix
  • Statements
  • Kimberley’s Exquisite Jewelry
  • Australian Pie Company
  • The Electric Train Shop
  • Gehl Flowers & Gifts
  • Armoire Chocolates
HOW IT WORKS Once you’re on the Shop SoKing website:
  • Create a new account with your email address.
  • Scroll down and view products in our shop.
  • Prices are prominently displayed below each product.
  • Click on “Details” to read more info about each product.
  • You can leave a Comment about products.
  • You can “Follow” shops.
  • You can create a “Buck-It List” – a personal collection of items that make you happy. Friends following you can view your Buck-It List.
  • One easy checkout across all Buck merchants enables instant gratification.
  • Try Buck on your smartphone or tablet – it’s a dangerously easy shopping experience.
  • Check back often as our merchants add new products!