Why Shopping Small Is So Important This Holiday Season

Save the Dates: Shop Small, Buy Handmade

Shopping small is important all year but buying handmade girls can make the holiday season feel extra special. Not only are handmade markets the best place to buy meaningful gifts, it's a more eco-friendly way to shop that directly supports local makers and small businesses. Here are 5 more reasons why shopping small can make the holiday season extra special:


Supporting Local Businesses

When you shop at handmade markets, you're directly supporting local makers and small businesses. Every purchase you make helps them to thrive and continue making beautiful items you can't buy anywhere else.

Personal Connection

Meeting the makers and hearing the stories behind a product's creation means so much more than buying something that has been mass-produced. Buying items that have been made by hand makes every gift feel much more meaningful.

Unique Gifts

Handmade items have a special touch and character that you won't find in mass-produced products. Shopping small and buying handmade is an opportunity to gift truly unique and meaningful presents.

Better Service

At craft fairs and handmade markets, you can speak directly to the designer-makers who made your gifts. The service you receive is much more personalised, making the shopping experience more enjoyable.

Environmental Benefits

Handmade markets are a great way to have a more eco-friendly Christmas. Shopping locally will reduce the environmental impact of shopping online and buying handmade gifts has a much smaller carbon footprint than mass-produced goods.


By shopping small and buying handmade at Birmingham's handmade markets, you can make this holiday season truly special. You will be supporting local talented artisans and makers, and your loved ones will appreciate the thought and effort you put into their gifts.



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Written by Sophie Davies

Sophie is a freelance writer and full-time jeweller. She has been writing about style and sustainability for over ten years; exploring simple living, sustainable style, and slow travel. She writes for a variety of brands and publications as well as her personal blog, A Considered Life.

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