Your Guide to Supporting South Sound Small Businesses This Holiday Season

With Thanksgiving happening this week, we’ve officially entered the holiday shopping season. This year I thought it would be nice to provide a guide to various businesses you can support throughout the South Sound.

Of course there’s already the national campaign to encourage consumers to “shop small” on the day after Black Friday, and while that’s great, I wanted to write something to help people think beyond Small Business Saturday.

If you’re looking for unique gifts, be it clothing, items made in Washington, upcycled items, or gifts that are artsy, check out this list of boutiques around Pierce County that offer amazing selections.

Maybe you’ve shopped til you drop and you’re looking to be entertained or just unwind? Tacoma’s entertainment and nightlife options are plentiful, from escape rooms, to bookstores,  adult gaming spots, a free museum, or quirky bars, and cozy breweries, Grit City has you covered.

Tiramisu cake and a latte from Corina Bakery.

All that shopping and entertainment is bound to make you hungry (and ready for a cup of something hot). Whether you’ve got a sweet tooth, want a bowl of something warm, like eating healthy, flavorful foods, are craving a European specialty, or a slice of authentic New York style pizza, Tacoma has it all. If you’re needing a caffeine fix, or just a cup to warm you up, there’s so many great options for coffee.

And, let’s not kid ourselves here. It’s the holidays, and this time of year is stressful. While you’re preparing to make this season magical for family and friends, don’t forget to create a little magic for yourself. Hit up a spa for a massage, a skin treatment, or to get your nails done.

Whatever you get up to this holiday season, in whatever corner of the world you reside, I hope you’ll find a way to support a small business or two.

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