Shop Small and LGBT for the Holidays!

By Sarah Jester 

Holiday season is officially upon us! Snow is falling (at least, in some states), festive lights string the trees, and cheery music plays in nearly every coffee shop and department store across the country. After several years of not always being able to see friends and family for the holidays, this month serves as a perfect time to reunite with the ones that we love most. So what’s at the top of our checklist before the holidays are officially in full swing? Buying the perfect gift!

This holiday season, shopping small and LGBTQ for your gifts is more important than ever. Small, diverse-owned businesses were hit extremely hard by the pandemic, with some being forced to close their doors for good. The good news about the LGBTQ business community? We stick together through thick and thin.

As LGBTQ business owners continue to endure challenges brought on by the pandemic, the best gift you can give to them this holiday season is by putting your hard-earned dollars towards the LGBTQ business community. NGLCC’s Certified LGBTBE® businesses boast a wide array of unique and special gifts for each member of your family this year! From funky swimwear to artisan candles to Pride in a Box, there is no shortage of high quality and imaginative presents to be purchased from LGBTQ suppliers.

But there are many, many more gift options like these to explore from LGBTQ-owned businesses. Be sure to check your local NGLCC affiliate for deals that support small, neighborhood LGBTQ-owned and allied businesses. And remember to keep an eye out for the NGLCC Certified LGBTBE® logo this holiday season as you continue to shop for gifts!


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