Shop Local for the Holidays
The holidays present a great opportunity to support local businesses by shopping there rather then the big box stores or online. Small Business Saturday, allows you to shop closer to home and avoid the large Black-Friday crowds. There are many reasons to shop locally.
|How cute is that New Jersey, onesie?|
When you shop locally you will have access to gifts that have more meaning to the community. Items will be chosen by those who know the community, by locals who live and work there. Many of these one of a kind gifts, will have more significance then just another item you bought at a department store.
Be sure to post, tweet or Instagram about your local new find as this will remind your friends and family of the great places to shop and dine locally.
You can spend as little or as big as you want, and no matter what is will have positive and lasting effect on the community.
Some of my favorites places in New Jersey are:
- The Giftbar in Montclair
- Homestead Princeton
- The Farmhouse Store in Westfield
- Molly & Zoey in Long Branch
There are so many other places as well to check out. Share your favorite local spots!