WHY Shop Local This Holiday Season!?

With the holiday season right around the corner, we know now is the time you’re shopping for loved ones. This year has been hard on so many, including our small businesses that make our great city unique. The pandemic has caused so many of our wonderful local small businesses to close their doors and we want to do everything we can to stop this from happening. 

Small business Saturday is coming up and we want to encourage you to support our local small businesses. KeepLouisvilleWeird.com shared some pretty interesting figures in their 20/21 Buy Local Guide. 

If we want to fare this season and see our local small shops stick around when we come through the worst of the pandemic, let’s do all we can to keep our shopping local, keep our city thriving and share the love with our favorite small businesses. Spend local. Shop small business this holiday season. Keep Louisville weird! 

Why Buy Local?

  • To Keep it Weird: Locally-owned businesses are one-of-a-kind enterprises that are vital to the unique character of the Louisville Metro community.
  • To Keep Your $$$ Local: Dollars spent at community-based merchants create a multiplier effect - a boost to the local economy. Check out our 2012 Louisville study!
  • To Keep More Jobs: Local businesses are better at creating higher-paying jobs for our neighbors.
  • To Help the Environment: Buying from a local business conserves energy and resources in the form of less fuel for transportation and less packaging. 
  • To Keep Good Karma: Studies have shown that local businesses donate to community causes at more than twice the rate of chains.
  • To Keep Your Options: A multiplicity of independent retailers creates a greater diversity of products available to shoppers.

Here are some great places to shop and support this holiday season! 

Local Art & Gifts

Revelry Gallery - https://revelrygallery.com

Work The Metal - https://workthemetal.com 

Jenny Westenhoffer – Local Artist – 20% off sale Nov. 27- Nov. 30th https://www.jennywestenhofer.com/shop-online

Home Décor and more!

European Splendor - https://www.european-splendor.com

Forage - https://forageplants.com

Digs - https://www.digshomeandgarden.com

Red Tree Furniture - http://www.redtreefurniture.com

Posh Home Frankfort - https://poshhomelouisville.com

Fleur De Lis Interiors Accessories & Gifts - https://www.fleurdelisandmerci.com/galleries

Clothing, Accessories & Gifts

Scout - http://www.scoutonmarket.com

Peppermint Palm - https://www.peppermintpalm.net

Darling State of Mindhttps://darlingstateofmind.com

The Urban Market https://theurbanmarket.com

Tunieshttps://www.shoptunies.com/collections/earrings2

Six Sisters Boutique - https://sixsistersnulu.com

Sandi’s Styles Fashion Boutique - https://sandisstyles.com

Rabbit and The Moon - https://www.rabbitinthemoonstore.com 

Rodeo Drive- https://www.shoprodeodrive.com

Magnolia & Fig - https://magnoliaandfigboutique.com

The Prickly Pear - https://www.thepricklypearlou.com

Chick A D’s  - https://www.chickads.net

HIM Boutique  - http://www.himgbfrankfortave.com

Collections Boutique

Peace of Earth - https://www.peaceoftheearth.com/shop.html#/

Two Chicks and Company - https://twochicksandcompany.com

Etcetera - https://etceteraoflouisville.com

Cartwheels papers and gifts

Don’t forget about….

Playthings Toy Shoppe - https://www.playthingstoyshoppe.com

Carmichael’s Bookstore - https://www.carmichaelsbookstore.com

Bourbon Barrel Foods - https://bourbonbarrelfoods.com

Calospa - https://www.calospa.com

Strands Salon – Gift cards for amazing services! https://strandssalonandspa.net/services

Mind Body Massage - Amy Niemann  with Healing Within Louisville is an incredible masseur. Gift cards can be purchased for her services.

Plant One on Me - https://plantparenthoodky.com

My World Travel - https://myworldtravelco.com. Affordable custom vacation planning gift certificates located in Louisville!

The Secret Garden - https://secretgardenshop.com


Here are some great places to dine outdoors during this season! https://www.firstsaturdayre.com/blog/best-patios-round-up-louisville/ or grab takeaway/carryout. 

Restaurant giftcards make great gifts too! 

If you’re a small business and we didn’t list you here, please leave your name and web address in the comments! We want to add you to the list!

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