Source: Yelp Shops Local
By: Xerxes N
Yelp is challenging you to keep your dough in the 757 this holiday season — and, this week we’re making it easy to shop local with a starter guide to hometown shops where you can find a gift for every Yelper on your lengthy list.
It’s Janelle C‘s “first go-to spot for unique gifts to send back home. The finds really run the gamut: jewelry, home decor, trinkets with political humor, and religious items. Everything is of high-quality and much of it is handmade. They’ll even gift wrap your items free of charge.”
Simply Selma’s (Virginia Beach)
Troy S advises, “Make sure you stop in for Christmas. They always have the neatest and glitziest decorations and ornaments. Cheese plates, serving platters, and unique picture frames… this is one of my secrets to great, memorable gifts.”
“I see this as a perfect little gift shop when I need to pick something up for a friend. There’s a little of everything: jewelry, home goods, baby good, pottery, and plants.” Alison M thinks this place is “so cute!”
A Dodson’s (Suffolk)
“This store is pure magic.” They have gifts for everyone: men, women, kids, and pet lovers. Tawny A “can’t leave without a large bag full of goodies and their prices allow me to grab many things without blowing the whole paycheck!
The Royal Chocolate (Virginia Beach)
Jennifer D loves the dark chocolate-dipped dried fruits, apples, strawberries, and marshmallows. ”Chocolate boxes and personalized baskets make great gifts” and they start at $13.95. “The line of fresh chocolate is made locally in Virginia Beach Town Center!”
In the spirit of giving, we’re challenging communities across Yelpland to buy outside the (big) box. Why? ‘Cause every $100 spent at an independent retailer means $58 stay local! There’s no better time to put your money where your heart is than during the holidays. By taking part, you’re supporting your great local business community and encouraging others to do the same.
Take the pledge with Yelp to shop local this holiday season!
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