BCause Guide to Supporting Local

BCause Guide to Supporting Local

We’ve all been there—frantic last-minute holiday shopping through busy malls and stressing about the perfect present. 

BCause is making the holidays a little better by sharing the BCause Guide to Supporting Local with more than two weeks of lead time till Christmas. As in, start shopping with this guide NOW and you’ll have an enjoyable holiday season with the perfect presents. And while you’re at it, check out our 2023 Holiday Gift Catalogue filled with awesome gifts from local vendors for any budget. 

Shop Directly From Vendors

Maybe there is a local maker of something that your partner has been looking for. Or a small business that your friend follows on social media and has sent you their Instagram posts in the past. Seeking out local vendors and purchasing directly from the source is the best way to support local this holiday season.

Visit Holiday Markets

A great place to find local vendors and gift inspiration is holiday markets! There are tonnes this time of year and generally draw in a wide variety of different products. It makes a great weekend activity and a chance to meet the makers themselves who are often helpful guides when it comes to purchasing their goods.

Gift Cards

If you’re not sure what exactly to get a friend or maybe you have family that live in another province, you can still support local by purchasing a gift card to a local business. This way, the hard-to-buy-for friend can pick what they want from a local business. And for those further away, most businesses have the option to call or purchase their gift card online and have it sent to your loved ones.

Leave a Review

Perhaps you’ve decided to do a no-spend holiday or simply don’t have the budget to shop local. Leaving local businesses a positive Google review or sending an encouraging DM or testimonial can also bolster small businesses!

Donate to a Charity

Share the love this holiday season and support local community organizations by donating in honor of someone. For example, donate to the local animal rescue and let your animal-loving friend know that they’ve made an impact in a furry friend’s life.

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Get Them What They Need

Remove the stress of trying to get friends and family the perfect gift and get them a gift card to a local grocer like BCause! Everyone needs fruits and vegetables so why not set them up for the new year with a fridge stocked using a gift card? Relax over the holidays by purchasing your BCause gift card now!

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Don't Forget Restaurants

Not looking forward to cooking elaborate meals or multiple dishes this holiday season? Support local restaurants by ordering takeaway or purchasing their products via the BCause store. Refire Kitchen, Maiiz Nixtamal, and Mr. Cooper’s Pies all have great products that you can put on the table and tell everyone you made yourself. We won’t tell. 

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