Today is “Shop Small Saturday,” and so I thought it would make sense to share some of my favorite gift ideas from small businesses. We all love our big e-tailers–I know that I, for one, couldn’t survive without my Amazon Prime–but small businesses are truly the backbone of our economy.
We have a great downtown here in Southern Pines and it’s easy to spend our time and money here. I love knowing the shop owners by name and being greeted by them when I come in. You can’t get that kind of personalized service through a web purchase!
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If you want to “shop small” but don’t want to leave home (no judgment), then just head over to Etsy. Etsy is the online marketplace for creative small business owners and you can find anything and everything there, from vintage, to handmade, to one-of-a-kind, and sometimes all three of those things at once!
Today is a great time to make a day of it–head out to lunch at a local restaurant, do some “shopping small,” and then enjoy a cocktail out and about. If you happen to be in my area, I wrote an entire post on my favorite restaurants (food is very important to me!).
If you’re in my neck of the woods, check out movie tickets at the Sunrise Theater in Southern Pines, Amahl and the Night Visitors at the O’Neal School in December, and of course–this weekend–the best Nutcracker in the world (I may be biased; that’s my Snow Queen:).