Here's our suggestion list for alternatives to online or out-of-community shopping:
- Tempted by that ad where the spouse becomes hero by putting a Lexus with a ribbon on it in the driveway? Buy a domestic car from a local dealer instead, and help your neighbor keep their job.
- Sending out gift baskets? Lots of local businesses put them together. Other local businesses will pack and ship them too.
- Give a manicure, spa or tanning salon gift certificate from a local establishment.
- Plymouth Whalers tickets make an great present to the hockey fan in your life, and are an affordable, close-to-home night out the whole family can enjoy.
- Our local movie theaters employ people in the community, and everybody likes a night out. Movie gift cards are a great holiday present.
- Winter means dirty cars. Nothing says "I love you, but your car is grossing me out" better than a book of car wash gift certificates from a local car wash.
- Got a foodie in your life? How about a restaurant gift certificate, a boutique wine, or a specialty dessert from a local establishment? There are movie and dinner packages too.
- We've got lots of clothing stores employing local people in the Plymouth and Canton communities, and returns are easier here too. No need to go to the mall.
- Who doesn't have a sports nut to buy for? We've got stores to cover that in the community too.
- Stocking stuffers? We've got department stores, variety stores, gift stores, pharmacies, dollar stores, book stores and more - right here in our communities.
- Are you and a loved one going to exercise more next year? How about a fitness club membership, or a new bike from a local shop?
- Is the perfect gift for your special someone a cruise or vacation getaway? Local travel agents need your business too.
- Buying the family an HDTV this year? Buy it here, in our community.
- iPods, new cell phones, digital cameras or the must have new toy? We bet you can find them all right here.
- Tired from all the shopping? How about treating yourself to a day spa, a nice meal, a movie, or a live performance at a local theater or club? Options abound in the Plymouth and Canton communities.