December 16, 2020

Last Minute Shopping Ideas for Holiday Procrastinators

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This holiday season, we’re highlighting local businesses as part of our #StayLocal2020 campaign. Scroll to the bottom for more information.

We all know that one annoying person who has all of their holiday shopping finished in October. And that’s great, for them. But for the procrastinators, well, sometimes it’s December 21st and you don’t know what to do.

This a judgment-free zone…and we’re here to help.

Like whoa. So Soon.

Gift Certificates

This one is a no-brainer. All you have to do is pick the restaurant/store/service of your choosing and they’ll print up a certificate to send to your chosen recipient. Plus, many of them can do this digitally, meaning no shipping involved.

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Personalized Video Message or Zoom Drop In

Did you know that you can commission performers to create a personalized video message or zoom drop in for your loved one? Yep, it’s been a hard year for performers and many of them are offering personalized videos as a holiday gift.


Don’t know if a performer offers a thing like this? Ask, you’d be surprised by what is possible.

Send a Thing Directly

Let’s be real, USPS is a mess right now. So, instead of relying on them to get the job done (they won’t), send a gift directly to your recipient from someone doing local delivery.

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SHOP LOCAL! Support the small businesses that make up your community and are owned by your friends, neighbors, and fellow community members.

If you are a business and are interested in being part of this initiative please visit and sign up for our comprehensive business program!

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We wanted to shine a spotlight on many of the small businesses that make up the fabric of our communities and support them as much as we can throughout the Winter.

Stay tuned to this event for information on businesses throughout the North shore. We will be highlighting the humans behind the small businesses, showcasing specials and promotions, and also curating experiences that will make your local shopping even better!

A priority this year will be to educate consumers on the safety protocols that so many of our fantastic businesses have implemented in response to the Coronavirus pandemic.