Shopping Small this Christmas Season without Dying
Cheers to that!
Small businesses have been disproportionately crushed by this year’s sweeping pandemic. According to a recent BusinessWire article, 48% of businesses with 1-4 employees experienced a severe or significant damaging impact in 2020.
The good news is, according to a recent VISA study, 60% of holiday shoppers plan to shop locally!
How can you shop small this Christmas and follow CDC recommendations?
Kenya Brantley, the owner of Greenhouse Mercantile, is determined to "meet the customers where they are."
Greenhouse Mercantile carries fair use, American-made, environmentally-conscious gift items for all ages and genders! Check out Brantley’s inspired and stunning Christmas gift recommendations below.
To provide customers with CDC approved consumerism, Brantley focused her efforts online by upping her inventory and improving her shipping capabilities. She also offers in-store pick-up, curbside delivery, and home delivery for those living in Newnan, Georgia.
Many small businesses have adapted by creating e-commerce websites. Luckily for The Hug Box, they had an e-commerce website already set up!
The Hug Box is an excellent choice for heartwarming holiday surprises. In the age of no touchy, these gift boxes are a wonderful way to comfort and cheer. If you would like a custom box or curbside delivery, simply call the store, and let them know in advance. The best way to shop at this boutique is online.
Both owners of these companies are committed to mask-wearing, social distancing, and maintaining a clean space for all those who prefer to shop in-store.
Long story short, do your research. Call and ask. Check Google for delivery and pick-up options! Wear your mask (over your nose) and keep 6 feet apart.
Do not forget to ENJOY this season of giving (to yourself and others 😉).
Greenhouse Mercantile Gift Ideas
“I really think the point of small business is to be creative and actually seek out things you can’t find anywhere else.” -Kenya Brantley
Signature Sydney Hale Candles
Houseplants for All
Red Onion Serenbe Jam
Blueberry Serenbe Jam
The Bohemians Handbook: Come Home to Good Vibes
Atlanta Roasted Coffee
Afro Blue Tea
Sunday Morning Tea