BUYING LOCAL MADE EASY.
Whether it's for that special person or for your office Secret Santa, finding the right gift can be a major headache.
With all the shopping and the sales, it's easy to forget that our dollars have real power. If we support local businesses and entrepreneurs, our holiday spending altogether could make a real difference in our communities.
WE CAREFULLY CRAFTED THIS LIST of 12 SMALL businesses offering A wide range OF GREAT GIFTS.
It's easier than ever to buy local AND DO GOOD WITH YOUR DOLLARS this holiday season.
These are all businesses who are supporting something good in our District. We've also made sure that they have quality holiday gift packages with convenient purchasing and delivery options that'll be sure to spread the holiday cheer, right here in D.C.
A BUSINESS A DAY KEEPS THE GRINCH AWAY
We're revealing a new District business and gift idea each day. Read them all, and even take a sneak peek at the ones still to come! Don't worry, we made sure there's a little something for everyone.
GIFT IDEAS STRAIGHT TO YOUR INBOX
WHY BUY LOCAL
MOST OF OUR MONEY IS GOING TO JUST A FEW LARGE CORPORATIONS.
In the US, two thirds of all dollars spent during the holidays go to just 10 large retailers.
Walmart alone accounts for 23% of total sales in this time period -- that's a lot of money that's leaving our communities
But when you spend at an local business, your dollars have three times more impact on the local economy!
3x economic impact
Every dollar spent locally generates three times more economic activity for the local economy -- that's a lot dollars, jobs, and tax revenue!
SHOPPING LOCAL BUILDS A MORE INCLUSIVE ECONOMY.
WHO WE ARE
Spread the Cheer Here is brought to you by Spendrise. We're a local DC social enterprise dedicated to transforming purchasing power into positive change. We know that shopping local is one of the easiest ways we can do more with our dollars, so we figured, for the holidays, why don't we highlight local businesses right here in our own communities? Find out more about us here.