6 easy steps to get you started

We know that it could feel overwhelming to shop locally because there's so much variety and it takes time to do the proper research. That's why we will also send you tips, guides, and features on shopping small in the District to make it easier for you to fulfill your pledge. To get you started, we threw in some tips with this pledge!

 
 
 

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Start with your neighborhood

DC's Department of Small and Local Business Development compiled a list of websites that showcase businesses in the many neighborhoods of DC. Check out the list here. American Express also created this searchable map that helps you find small businesses near your address.  

Get your social game on!

Many small businesses have very active social media presences. Check out #ShopDC, #SmallBizDC, or #MadeInDC on Twitter and Instagram. 

 


Get your social game on!

Many small businesses have very active social media presences. Check out #ShopDC, #SmallBizDC, or #MadeInDC on Twitter and Instagram. 

Browse Made in DC

Many small businesses have very active social media presences. Check out #ShopDC, #SmallBizDC, or #MadeInDC on Twitter and Instagram. 

Think Local First DC.

Did you know DC has a non-profit dedicated to advancing small businesses here in the city? Learn more about how you can support small businesses on their site

Sign up for our Email Updates.

DDuring the "Spread the Cheer, Here" campaign, we'll send you periodic updates with curated profiles of local businesses, complete with discounts and gift idea to make shopping locally easier than ever.

GET CRAFTY

Get crafty. There's no better place to find unique gifts than at the many local holiday markets in the DMV region. Find a full list of holiday markets here