Recently many pop up markets are gaining popularity.
Communities are showing their support of local merchants by shopping local. Why? Why not? Your local produce stand's owner values your patronage and will listen to your needs. Your Saturday morning market will value you coming out to shop local. Will Walmart, Target or the like do that? Your financial support helps a mom buy her son a new team uniform. It helps that college student pay their tuition next term. It goes directly into your community and promotes economic growth.
So this holiday season, come out and support the local merchants. They work hard to provide you with quality goods and services. You will not only get your shopping list completed but will put a smile on the face of that child of that mother that you bought something from.