Small Business Saturday - Shoppin’ with a Purpose in Downtown Chandler
Just like Santa, we are all making our lists and checking them twice this holiday season, but what do you get for the person on your list that has everything? That same person that says, “I don’t want anything this Christmas” or “I just want to spend time with you”.
Well, lucky for you, Downtown Chandler has all the ideas for your gift giving needs!
Experiential gifting is perfect for any person on your list that is stumping you. Think cheese board making classes at Mingle + Graze, school of wine from d’Vine Gourmet, or intro to clay wheel throwing from Burst of Butterflies. These experiences are sure to put a smile on the faces of your family and friends, especially if you purchase 2 and join them, one for you and one for me!
Service gift giving is perfect for the person that wants for nothing but loves to be pampered! Downtown Chandler is full of stops for these recipients. Gifting a service that a person may not purchase for themselves is the perfect answer! Downtown health and beauty establishments offer unique services such as tanning, eye lash extensions, deep conditions, and cut and color, to name a few. Compass Hair Salon has put a package together that includes a gift certificate paired with a revitalizing shampoo and conditioner, a winning combination. Stop into any health and beauty location downtown including: AZ Eyebrow Threading, AZ Lash Lady, Compass Hair Salon, Country Clipper Barber Shop, Isela’s Salon de Belleza, Lauren Snow Beauty, Lifeline Barbershop, and Vaya Solutions.
Another creative idea is gift packages that include your favorite things from a handful of local businesses. Small novelty items such as a custom wine glass from d’Vine Gourmet, a cross body bag from Shoe Thrill, a stylish belt or wallet from Saba’s Western Wear, or an Arizona inspired tee for your out-of-town family from Blue Planet Outdoors. Tickets to a show at LOOk Dine-In Cinema or ImprovMania could be other great additions. The key to making this a thoughtful and impactful gift is to package items together and make it known that these are from your favorite Downtown Chandler businesses.
Why is it so important to continue to shop local? Not only are you supporting the dreams of your neighbors, but small businesses add to the character and success of our community. These businesses offer an economic advantage for Chandler, but these entrepreneurs help to foster a happy and unique experience for you, your friends and family and tourists! Downtown Chandler has more than 75 independently owned and operated businesses! While many of you show your love for these local go getters every day, Small Business Saturday is the perfect occasion to celebrate big- so Join us on November 26th for live music from 1-4 p.m. and endless shopping opportunities at Blue Planet Outdoors, Saba’s Western Wear, Shoe Thrill, Gemsetter & Co., The Religion Store and d’Vine Gourmet.