Local business is what gives our community its personality. It is what sets us apart, keeps us vibrant, and flavors our everyday life. Sure, shopping on Amazon is easy but trust us, they will be fine if you choose to spend your dollars elsewhere.
This holiday season, more than ever before, we all need to come together to support local business. We’ve rounded up some of our local favorites that you can support this year. Your support could be the difference in these businesses keeping their doors open.
Give the gift of play with Snapology! Snapology believes kids are meant to learn through play. Children can participate in classes, camps, workshops, and/or birthday parties- in-person and virtually- focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. Snapology engages children ages 1-14 using LEGO® bricks, K’Nex and technology. Kids all ages can build, experiment, and solve problems while having fun!
Get a great meal and support a family owned business at Mike & Tonys. They currently have four locations in South Side, Downtown, Bridgeville, and Moon Township. They are opening a 5th location soon in Dormont. With a variety of gyros, sandwiches, wraps, salads, and more there is something for everyone! Some locations are open for limited seating, but you can get take-out and catering at every location.
Get some sweet treats at Batter & Dough! This bakery is family owned and operated located in Bridgeville, PA. Whatever your sweet tooth is craving Batter & Dough is the place to be. From cookies, to cakes, to hot chocolate bombs, to their famous biscotti, they have it all! The sweets not only look beautiful, but taste divine as well!
Are you looking for a unique and thoughtful gift for someone special this holiday season? Check out products from Tal & Bert. Their Geode Vessels are a gorgeous addition to any home or desk space. You can shop online or shop in store at their brand new location in the South Hills of Pittsburgh. Tal & Bert Mercantile carries a wide range of Tal & Bert designs as well as the work of many artists and makers around the globe.
Find beautiful, modern clothing and jewelry at VGBoutique. Clothing varies from casual to dressy. All jewelry is made in house and custom jewelry is made at each location. This boutique started as just one woman with a dream and has grown into something amazing. You can shop today online or at one of the three Pittsburgh locations: Dormont, Washington, and Coraopolis. Their passion is styling for the busy mom, working woman, and Instagram loving fashionista.
Staying indoors may have you coming up with all kind of plans for home improvement. Liza K Murals can pretty much make any idea you have come to life. A mural is a unique way to beautify your walls. Whether it is a room for children, an adult space or, a place of business, a mural becomes a focal point, a talking point, and a place where you can escape. Your design and ideas can be any size and the paints they use are non-toxic and safe for kids and pets.
Not quite ready for a mural but want to add some holiday cheer to your abode or just figure out a way for your decor to make more sense? Laurel Dane Designs offers hourly design services creating designs for homes that are purposeful, creative and individualized to suit your lifestyle. They can work with items you already have or help you purchase the exact right items to bring your space together.
We understand times are tough and not everyone can afford to financially support local business. But, there are plenty of free ways to support these businesses too.
· Follow them on social media
· Share a review on google or Facebook if you have loved their service in the past
· Sign up for their newsletters
· Share their information with your social circle
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