Dads are notoriously difficult to shop for. Either they’re the type to buy what they want when they want it, or they don’t let on to ever wanting anything. Whichever category your dad falls into, give him the ultimate gift this Father’s Day – the gift of community.
When you shop at a locally owned business, your money has more than three times the economic impact than if you were to spend it at a national chain store.* According to the National Retail Federation, Father’s Day spending this year is expected to reach $13.3 billion.** Imagine what an impact that money could make on the community if just a portion was spent locally.
So this Father’s Day, why not spend your hard earned money on Dad at his favorite local business? Take him out to eat at an indie restaurant. Buy him a book at that family run bookstore down the street. Treat him to that new chainsaw, blower or trimmer he’s been eyeing at the local hardware store, because nothing says “I love you Dad” like outdoor power equipment purchased from an independent dealership! Finding a locally owned business in your area is easy. Just visit our “buy local” search engine here, or download our free mobile app. Please help us spread the word by sharing our Father’s Day posters. Just click on the posters below to download a high res printable pdf. To share on Facebook, blogs or email blasts, please right click on the poster images below and select “View Image” and then “Save Image As” and save to your hard drive. * Civic Economics/American Booksellers Assoc. ** National Retail Federation 2013 Father’s Day consumer spending survey conducted by BIGinsight