#ygkChallenge: Local Holiday Shopping

Local Holday Shopping, Santa BucksWelcome to Kingstonist’s weekly challenge, dare, resolution or whatever you prefer to call it. Each week we establish a new and ambitious community goal, encouraging our readers, followers, friends and families to step out of their comfort zones and do something great, and hopefully a little out of the ordinary. Consider this your official and personal invitation to join us in completing a small but meaningful achievement. By taking part in this community-wide initiative, we hope to make Kingston a slightly better place to live, work and play. And of course, we also hope that you will feel proud of your contribution and achievement.

This week’s challenge encourages you to:

Purchase your holiday gifts from local, independent businesses.  Black Friday has come and gone, but if you’re anything like me, you still have way to many people to buy a little something for.  Sure it’s easy to sit back and let the Internet take care of business, but the competitive prices and local selection around Kingston are hard to ignore.  Combine local holiday sales with coupons such as Santa Bucks, and you can stand tall knowing that your holiday shopping supported Kingston’s small businesses.  Plus, there’s no better way to get into the spirit of the season than immersing yourself in all that festive, local cheer!

Sign up and commit to completing this week’s challenge by commenting below with an “I’m in“, “challenge accepted“, “en garde” or something along those lines. Further, help us spread the word via Twitter and Facebook by using the hashtag: #ygkchallenge. As you work towards completing this week’s task, please feel free to lend others a helping hand by providing tips on how you achieved success.

Thanks to frostis for today’s photo.

Harvey Kirkpatrick

Harvey Kirkpatrick is Kingstonist's Co-Founder. His features curiously explore urban planning, what if scenarios, the local food scene and notable Kingstonians. Loves playing tourist and listening to rap music. Learn more about Harvey...

One thought on “#ygkChallenge: Local Holiday Shopping

  • Definitely in for this one. So many great shops and proprietors downtown. Have already received excellent service and purchased some great stuff at Rocking Horse and need to hit Novel Idea, Cooke's and others too.

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