How to support local Brampton businesses this holiday season

Published December 16, 2022 at 2:16 pm

Still searching for some holiday gift ideas? Why not spread some cheer by supporting local Brampton businesses this holiday season.

Brampton businesses are welcoming back customers for the holiday shopping season after years of ongoing closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Part of the City’s Economic Recovery Strategy includes a push to promote small business in Brampton to help restart the local economy, and the City is sharing tips on how residents can shop local for the holidays.

Brampton Business Directory 

The Brampton Economic Office has put together a tracker of Brampton business to help residents find what they’re looking for locally. You can view the Brampton Business Directory online or use the interactive map tool to find business by type and size.

Gift certificates

Purchasing gift cards can be a good option for the hard-to-buy-for people on your holiday hit list. Buying gift certificates from local shops gives support directly to Brampton’s economy and can be a way for your friends and family to discover new businesses they may not have heard of.

Eat Local

Just like brick-and-mortar retail shops, there is no shortage of locally-owned restaurants in Brampton. Consider ordering your festive feast from a Brampton eatery this year, or shopping at an independant grocer for your holiday snacks and meals.

Spread the word

Referring a friend to check out a Brampton business can be the greatest gift of all for local retailers. If you love a local business, spread the word to others so they can try it out for themselves.

Promote a Businesses on Social Media

Sharing a review or recommendation online through your social media accounts can show your support for Brampton businesses. on social media by promoting your favourite businesses using the hashtag #SupportLocalBrampton.

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