5 Reasons to Shop Small this Holiday!
The holiday season is rapidly approaching and small businesses everywhere are busy getting ready. These next few weeks are some of the wildest (and most fun) that small businesses see all year. So as you start to organize your shopping list, take the time to consider that WHERE you get your holiday presents is just as important as the gifts themselves.
And while there are a thousand reasons to keep your dollars local, here are the top five you should consider as you're gifting this season.
5 Reasons to Shop Small this Holiday
Directly Impact Your Local Economy
When you shop local, your community thrives. And the more people invest in the towns in which they live, the better things become for everyone. It really is that simple. From job creation to community outreach, small businesses are the backbone of your local economy. Just imagine how bleak and empty your own main street would look without them!
Better Customer Service
Every customer matters to a small business. Whether you're buying a single birthday card or a custom piece of jewelry, each transaction is helping support a dream. And it shows! Small business owners care about their customers, products and communities and go the extra mile to help you source that perfect gift. Returning customers are what keeps small businesses thriving even in the off season, so it's important to them to make sure their customers feel like friends and not just a transaction.
Find One of a Kind Places & Items
When you shop local, you're not just supporting one small business, but many! Local shops fill their shelves with one of a kind items sourced directly from other independent makers. This ensures a quality shopping experience that you just can't replicate at a big box store. And the depth and variety of items to be found is as diverse and fun as the people selling them. So head downtown and make an adventure out of it! You never know what treasures you're going to find.
Small Businesses Give Back
Independent makers are more likely to put their hard earned money right back into their own communities. They understand the value of shopping and supporting local and often return a portion of their proceeds to the consumer with giveaways, donations and special events.
It Feels Good!
Shopping local is an instant rush of warm fuzzies. You get to feel great knowing that you're helping someone realize their dreams and they will feel great knowing they helped you find exactly what you were looking for. Everybody wins!
Challenge yourself to keep your holiday dollars local this year and see for yourself just how much extra magic it brings you. And you can begin your search at Marrygrams! Golden's small, but mighty, gift boutique. With our carefully curated gift bundles and one of a kind offerings, you're sure to find something for everyone on your list.
See you soon!