The holidays are fast approaching, and the streets will soon be filled with shoppers searching for the perfect gifts for their loved ones. Although sales seen on Black Friday and Cyber Monday are the most popular, Small Business Saturday is one that should not be overlooked. With a number of small businesses in Laramie that rely on local shoppers, here are three reasons to shop Small Business Saturday.

  • 1

    It Keeps Money in the Local Economy

    A 2003 study found that $45 out of every $100 spent in small businesses stays in the local economy, compared $13 spent in large retailers. With the number of local businesses to shop in Laramie, boosting the local economy is made easy for Laramie residents.

  • 2

    The Gifts Are More Unique

    Many local shops make their items out of crafting items or ingredients that may be hard or impossible to find in other places. This allows for shoppers to buy extremely personal gifts for their friends and family members, made with care.

  • 3

    It Spreads Local Culture to Other Places

    Sending a gift purchased in a small business helps send a taste of your hometown to whomever is receiving the gift, whether the recipient has visited your hometown or has never seen it. Items purchased in local businesses can also provided a much needed taste of home to those who have moved away and are unable to visit.