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    Your Guide to Local Gifting

    To you, it’s another item marked off your long list of gifts to buy for family and friends this holiday season, but to a small business owner, your decision to shop with them and purchase something you might have otherwise been able to buy from a big retailer online means so much more than you can imagine. You’re bringing more than just a smile to their face as they hand your beautifully wrapped gift to you to take home. The boutiques and stores around town have spent months dreaming of and finding just the right inventory to stock their shelves with for you to shop. They’ve chatted with you and gotten to know you over the years that you have shopped with them, and they know the type of gifts you’re looking to find. They have decorated their storefronts with twinkling lights and selected a cheerful playlist to greet you and put you in the holiday spirit the moment you walk through their doors. These small businesses have added conveniences to their shopping experiences to make things easier for you: complimentary gift wrapping, free shipping, curbside delivery, curated holiday gift baskets, and more. The teams behind these businesses have poured their heart and soul all year long, and especially this season, into bringing the merriest and brightest items to Columbia for you to shop.

    This holiday season, we invite you to bring cheer to the small businesses around town by gifting and giving locally. Plan a day with your girlfriends, or one for you and your family, where you pop around town and visit each of the shopping districts to find special gifts for everyone on your list.

    Check out the list below to discover some of the great places to shop!