With the holiday season upon us, it's time to start thinking about how to make this season memorable for everyone. In the past, we've all spent our hard-earned money on the latest and greatest items. But this year, why not try something different and shop small and local?
Shop Small this Holiday Season
Shopping small has become increasingly popular as more people become aware of the benefits of supporting small businesses. Small Business Saturday helps boost holiday sales for local craft businesses. But it's not a once-a-year mindset, it's a year-round mindset. Shopping small means shopping from local businesses instead of big box stores and online retailers. It's a great way to show your support for the local economy, and it can also be a great way to find unique and thoughtful gifts.
When you shop small, you're not only helping out the local economy, but you're also helping out your neighbors and friends. Shopping small is an excellent way to support your community and help keep businesses alive during difficult times. Plus, you'll be able to find unique and exciting products that you won't find in the big retailers.
Shop Small for Pet Lovers
For example, if you're looking for a unique gift for a dog lover, consider purchasing any of our handmade dog and cat toys. We make our toys from recycled and up-cycled materials in a zero-waste environment.
How to Find Local Businesses to Support
There are lots of ways to find local businesses to support. The easiest way to start is to look at your local newspaper or city website. Many cities have special sections on their website devoted to small businesses, which can be a great way to find unique gifts and products. Local art and craft shows are filled with local artisans.
You can also search online for local businesses. Many small businesses have websites, and you can sometimes find them on popular online marketplaces.
Finally, you can also ask your friends and family for recommendations. Chances are, they know of a few local businesses that you can support.
Shopping small this holiday season is a great way to show your support for your local community and make a difference in the lives of others. By shopping small, you'll help keep businesses alive during difficult times and support local artisans and makers. So, why not try something different this holiday season and shop small? You'll be glad you did!