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Friday, November 27, 2009

Shift Your Spending

As the "black Friday" shoppers swarm the stores, I encourage you to sit at home and start thinking about the meaningful, homemade, local, thoughtful gifts you're going to hand out this Christmas season. There are so many options for buying local gifts, you really have no excuse!

Next week starts Seacoast Local's Buy Local Week. Here's a blurb from Kelly Cioe President, Board of Directors for Seacoast Local:

and enjoy
November 30 - December 6

Don't forget to get Buy Local Week in your calendars. Come out and support your neighbors.

In an effort to give our local economy a much-needed boost this holiday season, towns throughout the Seacoast officially proclaim "Buy Local Week" Nov. 30 through Dec. 6. Tell everyone, so we can really make a difference!

Buy Local Week encourages shoppers to "Shift Your Shopping" and seek out local businesses during the biggest retail shopping week of the year.

Dollars spent at locally owned, independent businesses recirculate up to twice as much in our community compared to dollars spent at non-locally owned businesses. That means each dollar that Seacoast residents shift to local independents during the holiday season turns into more local people getting a paycheck, paying their mortgage, and buying what they need at other businesses across our community.
Also, you can shop online at NH Made anytime and pick up nice gifts from all different catergories:
  • Maple Products
  • NH Mementos
  • Specialty Foods
  • Coffee & Tea
  • Decorative Accents
  • Pottery & Glass
  • Toys & Recreation
  • Clothing & Jewelry
  • Prints & Cards
  • Personal Care
  • Organic/All-Natural
  • Pet
  • Accessories
  • Books/Calendars/DVDs
  • Candles
  • Gift Baskets
  • Wood & Metal
And if you can't decide, there's always the NH Made gift certificate option!

Don't forget about the:
** Jenness Farm Stimulus Package**
We will offer 10% off your entire purchase from Nov. 27 through Dec. 24, 2009. This offer valid in our retail shop only and excludes food/beverage sales.

The Winter Farmers' Markets are also a great place to purchase Christmas gifts. Think about local maple syrup & maple treats, wine and spirits, a wooden cutting board from The Original Woodchuck, jams & jellies, teas and more!

Where do you buy your local Christmas gifts? What are your plans? Will you be doing more homemade/local products?


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