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Shuswap ideas for holiday shopping

This weekend is Small Business Saturday - it's squashed between Black Friday and Cyber Monday. It's a day meant to highlight the small, local businesses that make your community awesome and is a reminder to put some of your holiday spending in your community.

We debated doing Black Friday and maybe that's a miss for us but honestly, I didn't want to undercut the stores who have been such big supporters of Shuswap Soul since the beginning.

So we're opting out of the Black Friday and Cyber Monday madness. Instead I'm asking everyone to check out a new-to-you small businesses in your community - either at the Shuswap or wherever you call home. You get to find new cool stuff and maybe get some of your holiday shopping done. 

Small Shop Saturday

There are so many awesome businesses and makers around the Shuswap and we get asked all the time for ideas. So if you are looking for an awesome gifts for your holiday shopping list, we've put together a few ideas from across the Shuswap if you are looking for Small Business Saturday shopping inspiration.

These are some of our favourite things, places, events and foods from around the Shuswap. 

Awesome Local Shops

If there's a small shop in your town or neighbourhood, stop in, check them out. 

Small businesses are an important part of every town

Salmon Arm

Sorrento & Blind Bay


North Shore



So many great food options in the Shuswap

Some of these places have gifts for the foodie in your life or ask about a gift certificates.

Local Makers

Don't forget to check out the markets this season - we made a list of them here where you will find some great makers.

If there is some awesome maker, market, store, experience or something I missed, drop a comment and we can add it in. 

Also you can support your local businesses without spending anything:

  • follow that business on social media
  • like their posts
  • share their posts
  • comment on their posts
  • tag a friend who might love their post
  • post photos of their products on your social - don't forget to tag the business
  • tell your real life friends about their business
  • write a review on Facebook, Yelp or Google about your experiences with the business and their products
  • sign up for their email newsletter

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