Shopping with Intention this Holiday Season

Those of you who know me  are aware that there are a few things that I love: traveling, supporting small businesses and finding one of a kind gifts. Small businesses are what keep our economy going and give our communities individuality and something to be proud of and call their own. During this pandemic season, as we slowly inch towards the end of the year, you have probably noticed a strong push towards shopping small.  Yet, you might be asking yourself, what exactly does that mean?  And how can I help out, even if it’s not by purchasing?   

As a wife, mother and a female small-business owner, I wanted to chat about what small business means to me.  So grab a latte or your favorite cup of tea and cozy up with a blanket……….

Grab your favorite latte and cozy up on the couch to read on

One of the things that I love most about being the owner/founder of Mayta Collection is the opportunity to learn and share the stories of our one-of-a-kind products and the artisans that make them. My passion for creating, sharing and supporting others are just a few of the reasons I choose to shop small.   Creating a community of online support with other business owners has been the foundation for our brand, and it is important during this holiday shopping season to continue to share those experiences.  

I enjoy talking to shop owners about what the inspiration is behind opening their boutique, why they are passionate about what they do, and how we can support each other throughout the year.   The more we connect, the more we grow as people, communities, and businesses.

Small businesses need our support now more than ever.  Shopping local is so impactful to your community.

I ask that you to start making a conscious effort to shop small throughout the year, but especially during this unfamiliar holiday season.  I know, this shopping time looks and feels different for many of us - and it is easy to head to Amazon and order gifts online and have them delivered to your doorstep, believe me it is tempting!  However, I encourage you to visit the shopping area in your city to say hello and show support.  

Small boutiques really focus on their customers and give them special attention

We understand that not everyone can buy all their gifts from small shops, but I wanted to leave you with a few ways you can easily support small businesses without spending a penny.  

  1. Leave a review on their website or Facebook page
  2. Shout the business out on social media
  3. Share their story with others

Here is my my top finds for my shop small Christmas List this year.  Can someone share this with my husband?  haha - no, really!

  1.  Trauma Restorative Balm from Willow & Oak - code MAYTA10 takes10% off purchase until 12/9
  2.  Linen Napkins from The Arc
  3. This cozy scarf from Winifred Grace
  4. A beautiful black vest from Kelsey Resale Boutique
  5. An adorable handknit ornament from City Grange
  6. This stylish wool beret from Mabel & Moss
  7. These practical wall hooks from The Garage Collective
  8. A set of these sleek measuring cups from Kate Marker Home
Let me know what some of your favorite local businesses are in the comments!

Until next time,

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