It’s #smallbusinesssaturday this weekend which means it’s the perfect time to support your favourite small businesses! Now that it’s December, it’s time to start buying Christmas presents so what better way to get your loved ones something meaningful thatn buying an independent alternative and supporting a local creative?
We know these last few years have been tough for everyone and you may not be able to support the businesses you love financially this Christmas. So, we’ve come up with a guide to help you show your support on small business Saturday that doesn’t always have to break the bank! We also have some ideas for gifts from some of our favourite small companies as well as some perfect Wuzci card pairings to go with them!
How to support small businesses
Of course this one seems simple… but how many times have you bought something online without thinking about whether you could buy from a small/local business? When you shop from a small business, you are funding someone’s dream! Next time you think of a gift idea (or even a treat for yourself) see if a local or small online business has what you’re looking for!
Following on social media and interacting with their posts
Following and interacting with small businesses on social media is a great way to show your support! If you can’t afford to financially support the businesses you love but still want to support them, interacting with their socials can help boost their presence and puts their business out there for others to see and potentially buy from!
Sharing with friends
If you love a business and think your friends would too, why not share it? Whether that’s by sharing a post of theirs on your Facebook or Instagram stories, or through literal word of mouth, getting the word out about a small business you love can help them grow their following!
If you’ve purchased from a small business before, leaving a review on their site or on trustpilot will help them gain more customers and boost their sales! An added bonus is spreading a little positivity and letting a creator know how much you appreciate their work.
Don’t know what to get your friend or know you will want something later but you aren’t sure right now? Buy a giftcard! If a local or small business offers giftcards, they can be a great way to show your support for what they do AND share the business with friends and family.
Signing up to newsletters
If a business has a newsletter, sign up! Investing in a small business is investing in someone’s dream and what better way to keep up with a business’ progress than signing up to hear all about the shop’s updates and growth?!
Wuzci cards and independent gifts
One of our artists here at Wuzci, Studio Yelle sells products featuring their designs on their Etsy store too! We love this card design for your fabulous friends and these motivational and positive gifts from their store are sure to put a smile on your loved ones faces!
Highgrove Cards + Punky Pins
Punky pins doesn’t just sell pins, they sell socks, stickers, hipflasks, washi tape… We love this ‘In Autosave We Trust’ pin and these cute rainbow socks and think they pair perfectly with this Highgrover cards Christmas card design!
Chloe Evans + Amica Aromas
December means it’s time to get cosy! This design from Chloe Evans is a festive favourite at Wuzci and it goes brilliantly with these candles or a pampering gift set from Amica Aromas!
Urghh Card Co
Another one of our Wuzci artists, we love their cute designs! From their store, we especially love their wrapping paper and stickers!
Patzifatz Draws + Mr. B’s
Why not use Christmas as an excuse to get lost in a good book? Mr. B’s Emporium is located in Bath, but their reading subscriptions can be sent all over the world! Treat yourself or a friend with some good reads this Christmas and pair it with this bookish design from Patzifatz Draws.
Pink+Pip + Millie’s Pottery
Can’t stop listening to Red (Taylor’s Version) these two creators give us all the T-Swift vibes! Millie’s Pottery releases beautiful handmade mugs in small batches but each one is beautiful and unique and works perfectly with this cardigan design from Pink + Pip!
Ellen Sarah Crawley + Honest Outlaw
Pamper yourself or give the gift of a pampering to a loved one with these grooming kits from small business Honest Outlaw. Their rustic packaging goes great with this warm and cosy design from Ellen Sarah Crawley!
Another Wuzci artist with both amazing designs here on Wuzci and some adorable products in their own store! Kick of 2022 right with their gratitude journal or decorate your favourite jacket or bag with these cute mini pins!
Jo Rose + Livia Wednesday
Livia Wednesday’s vintage inspired jewellery is the perfect independent substitute for jewellery from a big chain store! Their cute plant earrings go amazingly with Jo Rose’s beautifully illustrated plant cards.
Amy Cole + Purple Paws Boutique
Gifts aren’t just for humans. Treat your dog to some of these adorable creations from Purple Paws Boutique! They go great with Amy Cole’s cute Dalmation card design on Wuzci!