5 Ways to Support Small Businesses For Last Minute Christmas Shopping!

Last chance to shop for the Holidays! I’m trying to keep most of my Christmas shopping to support local businesses so I’ll be out and about this week doing my best to shop local! So here are 5 ways to support small business, last minute, this Christmas!

Support Small Business by popular Nashville life and style blog, Pearls and Twirls: image of three girls sitting in front of a Christmas tree while wearing scarves and winter hats and holding mugs in their hands.

How to Support Small Business with Last Minute Christmas Shopping

Gift Cards!

Gift cards to local businesses, restaurants, coffee shops, etc are such a great Christmas gift! I love that there is thought and love that goes into these versus just a Visa gift card! It’s a great way to support local businesses right now, but also is a great way to get friends & family in the door of those local businesses. They may have never gone otherwise!

Local Beef & Dairy Producers

A great gift for the guys in your life is some locally grown beef! Most of the men I know & love love a good steak. Bonus points if its a steak from a pasture down the road! We also love gifting local sausage & cheese for the holidays too! It supports our local farms and is some of the best meat & cheese you can get!

Local Stores & Boutiques

There are so many wonderful local boutiques! A lot that do in store pickup if you can’t make it out there, or who are still shipping! A lot have cut off Christmas shipping, but we are still shipping orders out next day with My Kind of Lovely! You can check out my Instagram reel from yesterday for some of my personal MKL favs! 🙂 If you ever have questions and want to chat about gift ideas feel free to message me and I’d be happy to help you pick something out!

Local Wine

I’m all about an alcoholic beverage as a gift (to give and to receive!) so a great way to gift wine is to get some from your local winery! It’s a little more thoughtful than picking it up from a wine store and a great way to share the local love with any out of town guests or to try something new with your girlfriends this Christmas! I did a feature a couple years ago with our local fav, Tsali Notch!

Your Friends who Have Network Marketing Businesses!

Monat, Beautycounter, Matilda Jane, Arbonne, Young Living, Lipsense, etc! There are so many great products out there that your friends sell! Don’t miss out on gifting a quality product!! I know a lot of us keep extras on hand if you’ve missed the shipping cut off, but today’s the last day for Monat’s shipping if you did want some Monat for Christmas!

I hope this gives you some fun ideas of how to share the local love this Christmas season! I’m so excited for the holidays and to share all the fun local love with all my friends and family!

How do you support small business during this time of year?  Let me know in a comment below!