Gift certificates from Local First Alliance member businesses make wonderful holiday gifts that will excite anyone on your gift list and will support your local economy and community.
Did you know that every dollar spent at a local, independent business returns 2-4 times more to be re-spent in the community than a dollar spent at a non-local business. With consumers reporting that they will spend an average of $967 for holiday shopping this year, according to a 2017 National Retail Federation survey, a shift to local purchases represents a significant contribution to local jobs and taxes.
The holiday season is the perfect opportunity to match your shopping to your community values. When making holiday purchases at locally owned independent businesses you can find the perfect gifts, expert service, and neighborly good cheer without leaving your own community. Make holiday shopping easy by wrapping up a gift certificate to a Local First Alliance business and keep your gift dollars circulating in the Upper Valley supporting your friends, neighbors, and communities.
Go to the Local First Alliance website and use our directory to search for Local First Alliance member businesses. There you will find all sorts of businesses to visit from jewelers and salons to restaurants and museums and everything in-between.
Local First Alliance is a program of Vital Communities, a nonprofit organization based in the Upper Valley that brings together citizens, organizations, and municipalities to take on issues where an independent voice and regional approach are essential. Go to VitalCommunities.org to learn more about how we strive to make our region a better place to live, work, and play every day.