The time has come to start thinking about shopping this holiday season! Given these difficult times it is more important than ever to shop local! We are so blessed to not only live in such a beautiful area, but to also be a part of a community with so many great places to eat, shop and adventure!
Instead of turning to the big box stores or the A-Word...(*cough* Amazon *cough*) shop in Plymouth or the surrounding towns to support your neighbors and local economy!
Did you know that, “When you shop local, you’re making a personal investment in your neighborhood and community. In fact, for every $100 spent, roughly $68 to $73 of it returns to local activity.
Money is kept in the community because locally-owned businesses often purchase from other local businesses, service providers, and [donate to local charities]. Purchasing local helps grow other businesses as well as our region’s tax base.
Whether you realize it or not, when you shop local you are individually stimulating the local economy with your support and in turn, helping shape your community’s unique character and personality.” To learn more benefits about shopping local click here!
Here are some ideas for shopping local with our
Plymouth Shopping Guide
for the 2020 season!
Shopping for Him
If you are anything like me, shopping for the men in your life can be a bit challenging. Luckily for you we have some amazing shops that cater to those hard working fellas!
Shopping for the active guy? Head on over to Plymouth Ski & Sport or Rhino Bike Works to spoil him with some new gear! When I am completely stumped a nice pair of Smart Wool socks from Treads is a personal favorite.
Does a handyman live in your home? Well, Rand’s Hardware is stocked full of tools, supplies and Carhartt clothing in a wide variety of colors and styles!
Wanting to spoil your beer enthusiast?! Look no further than Chase Street Market where you may be overwhelmed by their amazing stock of craft beer!
Shopping for Her
When it comes to gifting for the ladies, we are spoiled with the options right here on Main Street in Plymouth!
For unique jewelry, accessories and gifts be sure to check out Artistic Roots and Simply Sunflowers. Something exciting to note is that Simply Sunflowers has added to its normal selection of goods. They have a stocking stuffer station, bath essentials and even bartending kits! In addition, they even curated Gift Boxes that you can buy in store or online, which makes holiday shopping as simple as click and ship! Gift wrapping, as always, is included!
Shopping for the Kiddos
Shopping for the little ones is as easy as walking Main Street!
I always suggest being properly fueled up first! Think grocery shopping on an empty stomach... not a great idea... so, stop into Café Monte Alto for a coffee or tea before you shop!
Every year I stop into Rand's Hardware to shop their great variety of Melissa & Doug toys! Always a hit! If there was ever a winter to get outside - this is it - so stop into Plymouth Ski & Sport for fabulous activewear for kids. Looking for great games and clothing for the little ones - check out Dressers Unlimited. Get the creative juices flowing with virtual art classes that can be gifted from Artistic Roots!
One of my favorite things to gift during the holidays are experiences. One thing that people can't get enough of, especially now, is quality time. Quality time shared over a meal, having a spa day or taking a yoga class at your favorite yoga studio, like Satya Yoga Studio, with one of your closest pals is how memories are made.
Gift certificates are a great way to treat someone to something that they will cherish - whether they reimburse them now or save it for later... here are some ideas for experience gifting!
Do you have someone who is in need of a little self-care? Gift them
Do you have a favorite person to Girls Night Out with - or a favorite dinner date? Gift them a future date to the MnM Scoops, The Panther Pub, Six Burner Bistro, Stir, or one of the other amazing restaurants in town.
Speaking of gifting to one of your favorite restaurants...
Get a deal on your gift cards from The Lucky Dog! They are offering 20% OFF on gift cards from November 27th through December 23rd!
Shop Safely this Holiday Season
Shopping during a pandemic has its challenges. Always practice responsible shopping habits - wash your hands, wear a mask and if you aren’t feeling your best, utilize curb side pick up and online shopping through local stores - check websites for offerings!
Retailers are offering special shopping experiences as well! For example, Simply Sunflowers is even offering private shopping nights if you want an even more personal and safer experience. Check in with your favorite retailers to see what they are offering!
Dates and Promotions to keep on your radar
November 27th - December 23rd: The Lucky Dog will be running a 20% off sale on all gift card purchases. Gift cards purchased with the discount can be used beginning December 26th.
November 27th - December 23rd: Groovy Noodle is offering the following Gift Card deal: For every $25 gift card purchase, receive an additional $5 free.
November27th - December 24th: MnM Scoops is offering the following Gift Card deal: For ever $20 gift card purchase, receive an additional $5 free.
November 27th: Visit a Common Man Family establishment for their Coupon Books and to learn about the upcoming Gift Card Sale!
November 28th: Ladders Thrift & Gift is expanding! Stop into Step Ladders Grand Opening is on November 28th, located in the old Napa Auto building between the Panther Pub & Six Burner Bistro!
Happy Holidays and enjoy shopping local!