The Christmas countdown begins! Have you considered supporting local businesses this year? As early as September, these business owners are hard at work filling in orders for their clients. Setting up a small business is not easy. I am aware of the sleepless nights, aching backs, tired legs, sweat and tears these business owners go through to produce quality products.
As a mompreneur, I totally support other start-up entrepreneurs. One way of helping them is by buying their products. Word of mouth is a great marketing tool that will fuel their business too. Let us use social media wisely by posting share-worthy businesses that will help them grow.
I found this quote from Pinterest which sums up what am I trying to say… “When you buy from a mom and pop business, you are not helping a CEO buy a third vacation home. You are helping a little girl get dance lessons, a little boy get his team jersey, a mom or dad put food on the table, a family pay a mortgage, or a student pay for college. Our customers are our shareholders and they are the ones we strive to make happy.”
Holiday bazaars will be setting up sooner than we think. Why not scout your local bazaars in the coming weeks? Discover new and awesome homemade and handmade products you can give away this holiday. And get to meet some of your local business owners
Here are some locally made products that I love and support. I hope you’ll check them out too!
Adam and Aiden. Homemade Coco-Garlic Tuyo is “packed, loaded with organic, local garlic! Comes with whole organic dried chili – go, crush them if you want to adjust the level of heat! Soaked in our special blend of olive oil-coco vinegar based sauce – flavorful even on its own, so set aside some for dips, salad dressing, bread or steamed rice!” — I just love this!
Chunky Choconana Muffins • High Fiber • NO gluten • NO dairy • NO refined sugar • Made mostly with Certified Organic and Non-GMO Ingredients. (Vegan option available) Pre-order (1-2 days lead time) Check out Adam and Aiden on Facebook.
Bebeng’s Kitchen . “Totally homemade savory sidekicks” —My personal favorite is the Sweet Bagoong Alamang, reminds me so much of my Mom’s homemade bagoong. See Bebeng’s Kitchen on Facebook.
Cuki Confections . Cukis for every occasion. Hand painted personalized and dainty cookies by my friend, Lorrie Battung. She is on Instagram as @cukiconfections. For inquiries contact 09472973044.
Izzoshop. For fashionable wears and gifts this Christmas, check out Izzoshop. Find them on Facebook and Instagram.
The Red Stitch . For your leather needs, handstitched and handmade with love. The Red Stich is on Facebook and Instagram.
The Scullery . Love soaps? You’ll love these handcrafted soaps and more! Know more about their products here. Check them out on Instagram as well.
Treen Manila. “Treen, literally “of a tree” is a generic name for small handmade functional household objects made of wood. Treen Manila offers home decors and small functional objects made of wood.” Visit their Facebook Page and Instagram account today. For orders contact 09213094682.