‘Tis the Season to Shop Small, Shop Local.

#ShopLocal for the Holidays

Year after year Americans find themselves lured into the “Black Friday” hype. With all the bright, flashy ads around Thanksgiving, it’s no wonder! gift box FINAL for title page (400x600)As retail shoppers you feel the transition happening – sale flyers snuck into your shopping bags (as soon as Halloween!), the TV commercial spots, full page magazine spreads, and more. What message is it that we hear?:

“Wait to buy. Wait a mere few hours after giving thanks for your family, your friends, and what you have this past year…and then buy, and buy BIG!”

Instead, give something that can be useful to both the intended receiver and for your brand – utilize a term I like to call “conscious gift-giving” and shop local, shop with intent.

#ShopSmall for Promotional Gifts

We can’t help but turn a package over or look for a tag to find out more about this promotional gift we’ve just received from our favorite company. We look for size tags, care instructions, as well as where (and how) was it made.

Think of how profound an impact you can leave with a custom promotional gift that was Made in the USA, printed in a union shop, and given with purpose and forethought.

We have gifts that fit a range of budgets as well as perfect personal touches that are just missing your logo or personalized message. And if you are looking for where to start we have a free, downloadable ebook guide to customized promotional gifts available to anyone with internet access.

#ShopUSA Whenever Possible

Shopping locally, shopping “small”, has ripple effects throughout our local communities, states, and country throughout the year. Spending your hard-earned money on locally manufactured products and gifts keeps the economy strong by circulating US dollars within the country. Support your values with ethically sourced promotional gifts by Ethix.

Take the Made in America Holiday Challenge

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Made In USA Challenge Holiday Challenge

Aren’t in the market for customized bulk holiday gifts? MadeinUSAChallenge has buying guides for discerning retail purchasers.

Made in USA Challenge says it all with the introduction to this year’s American Made Holiday Gift Guide:

The average American will spend $738 on Holiday gifts this year.

If half of this was spent on gifts made in USA, we could create up to a million American jobs!

And there’s always #BuyNothingDay

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