5/24/2016 - The Gift That Keeps Giving: Handmade Gifts by Local Artists
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When you need to buy a gift for any loved one (or for yourself!), do you head to the nearest department shop or big box retailer? Or have you been more inclined to visit a nearby gift shop and try to find unique gifts produced by local artists? While buying from larger commercial retailers has plenty of advantages, there are many more if you purchase from a local gift shop. Here are some reasons you should consider buying local when you really need gifts, trinkets, artwork, photography and other items like that. - Gift Shop Special Offer 

Buying from a local gift shop means you might be supporting your local community. Chances are the artists featured within the gift shop are the ones who live in your general area. If you decide on their artwork and photography, you are not supporting some big company executive who already has a ton of money. You are supporting a local artist and helping them to pay for their housing or their kid's dance lessons, and you're simply helping that artist continue their artistic endeavors as well as other artistic projects.

The money you spend at your local gift shop dates back into your local community. It is not spread far and wide want it would be if you went to a large international (or perhaps national) store, and you can feel like you are doing your part to contribute and present back to your local community and economy too.

Finally, the handmade gifts in a gift store are totally unique and one of a kind. The recipient will comprehend the time you spent trying to pick out the perfect gift, and you also know that the recipient will not receive that exact gift or anything want it when you buy from a local artist with a local gift shop! Buying from a larger retailer means that, chances are, the items you buy are stuff that other folks will have. A unique gift is generally more appreciated from the recipient too.

Buying local does not always mean you are supporting a nearby artist and his or her family and livelihood. You are also supporting your area, and the money spent will be filtered back into your local economy, helping everyone else in your community as well. Take the time to visit a local gift shop locally, and chances are you are going to find the perfect gift for all on your list - Gift Shop Special Offer 


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