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While plenty of mega-retailers from Amazon to Target are hosting big holiday discounts, these past three years were a reminder that small businesses could always use additional support. With many struggling to get back on track, we’d like to reinforce the importance of shopping small this holiday season.
In our search for surprisingly cool gifts to feature, we discovered that some of the best presents can come in small (business) packages. So put away your Prime account, if only for a gift or two, and discover the special gems you can find at these independent retailers ahead.
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