The holiday season is rapidly approaching and there’s never been a better time to shop small. Shopping small not only supports your local economy, but it also provides you a sense of community. As a small business, we strive to support other local businesses. So to celebrate the holiday season, we want to shout out a few local businesses we think you’ll love!

The Season of Giving

Nothing beats the joy of giving. If you have the means to donate this season, The Whole Life Foundation is an incredible nonprofit to support. The Whole Life Foundation provides wellness services to those who cannot afford the care they need. Their goal is to help others live well, feel whole, and grow sustainably by supplying education and scholarship funds to obtain wellness services or opportunities. They have a variety of donation levels to match your budget.

For our Furry Friends

Our animals obviously need to get spoiled this season too, right? At Kritter Couture, you’ll find an assortment of adorable bandanas, collars, and leases. Treat your doggo to a day at Ruff Draft, Wilmington’s newest dog park and brewery (it’s really a treat for you too). Or find the perfect pet toy at Bones Pet Boutique.

Homemade for the Win

You can never go wrong with gifting something homemade. When buying homemade gifts, every item is unique. Likewise, you know the business owner spent years practicing their talent to create something special. Local markets are a great way to knock out your Christmas list while shopping locally. Check out any of these markets to meet some of the very talented people in the Wilmington area and find some amazing homemade goods!

Fall Pop Up: 11/5 from 12-3pm at HiWire Brewing

Crafted Market: 11/6 from 12-4pm at the Cargo District

The Groove Market: 11/12 at Watermans Brewing

Kure Beach Holiday Market: 11/19 & 11/26 from 9am-3pm at Atlantic Avenue

Holiday Flea: 12/3 from 4-9pm at Brooklyn Arts Center

We’re very thankful to meet so many incredible small businesses in our community. We’re shopping local this year and we hope you do too!








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