With the holidays approaching, shopping season has begun. Small Business Saturday is a national movement to celebrate and support small businesses and the economic benefit they bring to their communities. Now more than ever it’s important to support small businesses in the East Bay, as many are still recovering from the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. Whether it’s food for holiday meals, or the gifts you buy and events you attend, there are many things you can do to “shop small” this holiday season. And when you spend locally, your dollars can be re-spent locally, contributing to the overall regional economy. Below is a list of ways to support and shop East Bay businesses this holiday season.
- Buy a local gift card: Visit and Shop Local Alameda Gift Card, Berkeley Bucks Gift Card, Shop Concord Card, We Love El Cerrito Gift Card, Fremont Gift Card, Hayward eGift Card, Lafayette eGift Card, Gift Pleasanton, Keep it Oakland Gift Card, San Leandro Gift Card.
- Buy local gifts: Berkeley Holidays Gift Guide, Brentwood Maker’s Boulevard, Danville Gift Guide, Discover Dublin, Think Oakland First, Visit Tri-Valley.
- Shop Small: Find Small Businesses to Support This Holiday Season
- Holiday Food: Support East Bay Markets and Restaurants for Thanksgiving