4 Easy Ways to Shop Locally this Holiday Season

Everyone has a preference when it comes to shopping, especially during the holiday season! Some like to browse in-store. Some prefer items to be delivered to their doorstep. Some want to pick it up on the way home from work, and others don’t even know where to start when it comes to buying gifts for loved ones. Whatever your liking is, there is a safe option for you when it comes to shopping local during this festive time of year! 

In-person shopping

Island Business owners want to make this year’s shopping experience as safe and comfortable as possible. Businesses across the Island have installed safe protocols such as sanitizer near the entrance of their stores, floor decals to ensure shoppers stay six feet apart and have staff make sure all patrons are wearing their masks properly. The health and safety of their customers are extremely important to them, especially when you’re shopping for that perfect gift for your friends and family. 

Curbside pick-up

Curbside pick-up has become an increasingly popular option when it comes to shopping over the last eight months. There are a lot of businesses across PEI that offer this convenient method of shopping! We encourage you to check your favourite local store’s website or reach out to them on social media or over the phone to see if this is an option during this holiday season! 

Online shopping 

The perfect local gift is just a click away! Over the last eight months, many Island businesses have adapted the way they do business and are offering their products for sale online. We strongly encourage you to visit their social media pages and website to see what online offerings they have! Shop away in the comfort of your own home! 

Personal Shopping 

To some of us, holiday shopping can be an intimidating task. Island businesses across the Island understand that. Most locally-owned shops have very friendly staff who are more than happy to assist you in finding the right gift for your family or friends. Other businesses, such as the Confederation Court Mall in Charlottetown, are offering personal shopping services to take the stress of shopping away from you altogether!

No matter how you choose to shop, there is a local business on PEI that can fulfil your shopping needs and more! Put your money where your heart is this holiday season by loving local, PEI!