- You support your community! By shopping local you are putting money back into the place where you live, making your community stronger and helping it to thrive. You are helping to boost your local economy which let’s face it, with what is on the horizon we need to be doing everything we can to support small businesses!
- Its more ethical to shop local, Local suppliers are more likely to be eco-friendly, sustainable and have less of a carbon footprint
- Customer service is important to small businesses, they will go above and beyond to make sure that you get the best product and service so you recommend them to friends and family, it’s a more personal service and they will go that extra mile
- Find unique gifts – Find things that you cannot buy off the shelf in a high street retailer, something someone has lovingly put work into, perhaps even something designed specifically for your needs.
- Small businesses do a happy dance when you buy from them! Help someone to pay their mortgage, give a child dance lessons or art classes, help feed little mouths and help businesses to keep going in a tough economic climate
- Help create jobs – The more money we spend locally the more jobs are created making a stronger community and economy
- The Personal touch- You get to interact with a human being! Not an online basket, your interaction with someone could be that one thing that makes their day
- Local support local charities Lots of independent businesses support local charities and what humbug doesn’t like to support local charities!
- Start a tradition, especially if you have kids! A handmade Christmas stocking or a Christmas eve box filled with handmade goodies! A handmade advert calendars! Just think! you are making their childhood special and potentially helping someone else make their kids Christmas special
- Enjoy shopping urgh! a trip to a shopping centre can be stressful, online shopping doesn’t have to mean amazon, check out Etsy or Facebook Market Place! Its so much fun looking for quirky Christmas gifts!
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