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Being that time of year again to start thinking about what to get people for the holidays. I may be a bit partial to Etsy, since I do have my own store there (www.etsy.com/shop/tandjsoaps). I love using etsy as a buyer and a seller! I find the most unique gifts there and for great prices.
There is even a new gift recommendation section for the site. It connects to your facebook friends and links you to their favorites. http://www.etsy.com/gifts?ref=fb_gift_promo_hp Nothing is posted without your permission.
They have their own shop locally section now that is extremely helpful. Go to this link http://www.etsy.com/local?ref=fp_nav_local and type in your Zip Code or City. This helps you support local art, crafts and baked goods!
Remember the impact of buying local has been studied and it has been found that shopping local kept three times more money in the local economy than shopping at chains. The studies cite several reasons for this. Proportionally, local merchants tend to employ more local labor and buy more local goods than national competitors, which operate from remote headquarters. Local business owners keep their profits in state, and contribute more to local and state taxes. Local businesses are also more likely to promote local artists and authors. (http://www.expressmilwaukee.com/article-93-the-importance-of-buying-local.html)
Now How do I buy on etsy?
Easy! Set up a Pay Pal.