I wanted to make a little Christmas shopping guide for 2020. I've been extra passionate this year about shopping from small, local businesses. I think it's quite obvious and probably doesn't need to be stated that all of the small businesses across the world have been affected by Covid-19. I believe it's really important that we help out our neighbors. Big businesses for the most part will survive. Small businesses employ many of our neighbors, friends and family and it's important they don't go neglected.
I won't ramble any further about this, but please consider buying strictly from small businesses this year. Here are a few of my favorites that I have either already bought from, or will be buying from for gifts this year. If you shop local, please don't forget to try and include business cards in your wrapping paper or Christmas cards that way the person receiving the gift is aware of where the gift is from, so they can shop from those stores in the future.
A personal favorite of mine is Lurose (<-- Check out their website) ... I shop from here frequently. Nina and Nicole are based out of Long Island, NY and they drop new items frequently. I often get asked about "who I'm wearing". It's often Lurose (<-- Check out their instagram). Here is one of my favorite items in their store right now that I think would make a great gift:
|Chestnut Jacket: $49.99|
Use code "APRIL15" for a discount
|Mad Tea Party Candle: $14.50|
|Gift Seasonal Subscription Box - 1/2 Year of Full Year: $112|
Up next we have one of my favorite places on Long Island. Goodale Farms is the best! I go there often to feed animals and hug them just to decompress when I'm feeling stressed out. But they have one of the coolest programs for any foodies or healthy eaters you know. They have a Farm-to-Door Meal box Subscription that its generally more inexpensive than going to the grocery store. You get to choose what kind of fresh produce, meats, cheeses and more for your family. They even have a vegetarian option. I think this would make a GREAT gift.
|Click this link to see the price options for different boxes|
|Here's their zoom class link if you can't make it in person.|