Cue the shiny bows, endless rolls of wrapping paper, and finicky tape dispensers – the holiday season is here! This year, instead of popping online or heading to big box stores to begin your holiday shopping, we challenge you to seek out those trinkets and treasures locally.
Leading up to Christmas, we will be posting unique and inspiring gift guides with ideas for everyone on your list! From the playful kiddo and sweet tooth, down to the minimalist, not only are all the products and services from small businesses within the Fox Valley area, but your gifting will make a major impact.
Shopping at small businesses goes beyond buying gifts, but instead, it means helping that business owner put food on their family’s tables or put their kids into school sports. It can mean the difference between going without and having extra. Big retailers won’t bat an eye if you shop elsewhere, whereas small business owners will graciously welcome you to their shops. In this season of giving, you can help support those in your community by shopping the quirky little boutiques, neighborhood corner shops and trying out new brand or service!
GVK Shop Local Gift Guides
Stay tuned for these amazing gift guides!
- For the Sweet Tooth
- For the Homebody
- For the Caffeine Craver
- For the Magnificent Mama
- For the Minimalist
- For the Doting Dad – Coming soon!
- For the Proud Wisconsinite – Coming soon!
- For the Experiencer – Coming soon!
- For the Foodie – Coming soon!
- For the Playful Kiddo – Coming soon!
- For the Creative – Coming soon!
- For the New Parents – Coming soon!
- For the Animal Lover – Coming soon!
- For the Fun Family – Coming soon!
There are so many benefits to supporting small businesses. Plus, shoppers are more likely to have a positive experience by visiting smaller stores thanks to their personalized service. Most small business owners are willing to go the extra mile to make you happy or help find a specific gift.
Even more, they tend to offer one-of-a-kind products and you support the arts and creativity in your area. Most importantly, shopping in small businesses helps to support our local economy. Who knew you could make such an impact with a little local retail therapy? (We did of course!)