This year, more than ever before, it’s vital to support local during the holidays. Not only do these small retail businesses have to compete for business with big box stores and services like Amazon, but they also must combat the effects of COVID-19.
Don’t let the fact that you are at home deter you from shopping local! Many downtown Victoria businesses have gone online to stay afloat, meaning you can shop local from the comfort of your couch.
Please, give the gift of local this holiday season. A gift bought locally is a gift not only for your loved one, but for the business, their staff, their suppliers, and the community. Your dollars make a difference.
Don’t see your favourite business on this list? Pick up the phone and give them a call, many businesses are happy to facilitate shopping from home over the phone.
Don’t see your downtown business on this list? If you have an online store not yet listed, simply email email@example.com.