Shop local in Missouri wine country this season

November 24, 2021

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Thanksgiving is fast approaching with the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping to follow. Crowds of eager shoppers will soon flood shopping centers on Black Friday to snag the best deals. Businesses will follow suit on Small Business Saturday as they welcome their biggest fans for a big day of shopping local in store and online. Join the pursuit and remember local wineries during this busy gift-buying season and look for ways to support your community. Here are 4 reasons to shop small this year:

1. Purchases boost local community and business itself

Every dollar spent at local businesses is put to work employing current and future employees, creating new jobs, investing in community activities and creating the potential for business expansion. According to a study completed by Intuit Mint, for every $100 spent at a small business, $48 of that sum is circled through the local economy.

2. Local collaboration provides unique items and experiences

Community oriented businesses are often working with local creators to bring one-of-a-kind products to the table. See this recent highlight of local artisans to find unique gifts straight from Missouri wine country.

3. Encourage tourism with local wine experiences

Experiences also serve as thoughtful gifts that will provide lasting memories. Look for wine-club memberships, tasting coupons and wine trail tickets to gift the wino in your circle. Bringing visitors back to the area will boost local attractions and provide a connection with the community.

4. Skip the line and shop online

Many local shops and wineries offer an e-commerce option on their website for a variety of items. Purchase unique gift baskets, gift certificates, wine, apparel and more in the comfort of your home. Look for online purchasing options when browsing winery websites.

Enjoy the holiday shopping season and tag us with your Missouri wine country finds with #mowine on social media.