Here are five small, but helpful ways you can show your support for local businesses this holiday season:
Find unique gifts for everyone on your list and show your support for small, independent businesses by stopping in or visiting their online store. Many local businesses will work with you over the phone, through social media, or email if they aren’t currently set up with an online store. Curbside pick-up is also commonly available. To help you get started, we’ve prepared a list of all locally-owned retailers >> CHECK IT OUT
BUY GIFT CARDS TO LOCAL RESTAURANTS
Support local restaurants and finish your shopping by purchasing gift cards. Whether ordering takeout or dining in, this is a gift idea that has never tasted better. CLICK HERE for our list of hometown eats and drinks.
Mason City is home to numerous attractions, organizations, and venues that offer memberships, season passes, entertainment, and special events. Consider gifting a membership or experience that can be enjoyed all year long! CLICK HERE for some fun and entertaining gift ideas.
Gifts and donations to these unique, local attractions would also be greatly appreciated.
- Cannonball 457
- Central Gardens of North Iowa
- Charles H. MacNider Art Museum
- Clear Lake Arts Center
- Clear Lake Fire Museum
- Iowa Trolley Park
- Kinney Pioneer Museum
- Lady of the Lake
- Lime Creek Nature Center
- Music Man Square & Meredith Willson Boyhood Home
- River City Sculptures on Parade
- River City Society for Historic Preservation
- Surf Ballroom & Museum
- Wright on the Park
SHARE THE LOVE
We’ve all turned to Google, TripAdvisor, Yelp, and other review sites for recommendations. Share the love for local businesses and attractions by getting vocal on social media. Write a positive review, post pics, or make recommendations. Follow local businesses on social media and help promote them by sharing their posts and content. There’s no cost to you, but the exposure you give to local businesses can have an incredible impact.
Just because it’s the season for giving doesn’t mean that you can’t gift yourself. Whether it’s the gift of a night off from cooking, a day of pampering at a local spa, or a relaxing staycation (find hotels here), treat yourself and support local business.