Tis’ the season where we unleash our normally well-guarded dollars into the world of commerce. What we choose is so personal, but where we choose to buy is so important, too. Our dollars go to support things larger than the small gifts we buy.
There is good reason to shop local, and shop small. The results can be extraordinary, like the small mouth blown vases from Extraordinaryny.com. , which sell for about $45.00. These are small, ranging from 3-5 inches tall. At Extraordinary, a small but beautifully curated boutique, two blocks from Bloomingdales, in Manhattan, you will find an oasis of hand selected items that are unique and well made.
How about this fabulous shoe to sit on your night stand and keep you cell phone or remote at the ready? Pretty cute, right! It is $39.00 and they gift wrap for free, in a white box and gold ribbon that is, like all of their offerings, tasteful and lovely. Plus, they ship internationally!!!
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And to tote your sunnies, here is a super cute case for $30.00.
The sweet little pastry or cheese plate behind it is dishwasher safe and only $39.00!
Now from another small and locally owned business, is a gem in the Hamptons. DJ Hart is in Sag Harbor. All jewelry featured is well below $50.00! In the Hamptons? Yes!
When you shop locally you reduce your carbon footprint and help ensure that the little guy gets his or her share. And there is a nice personal element to shopping in places like this also, the friendly service is heart warming. Shopping does not have to be a commerce first enterprise. Plus, the merchandise you get is more unusual.
Shopping small it is a win-win. I hope you will consider this as you make your last minute purchases for the Holidays and the New Year ahead!
All opinions are my own – I was not compensated in any way for this post.
Happy Holiday Shopping! XX, Elle @theellediariesnyc