As a multi-generation family owned business, we at First Service Group know how important it is to be a part of the local community, and for our community neighbors to come to us when they want to buy or sell a property. The local community has helped us thrive since 1980, and we want to encourage you to support Treasure Valley local family-owned and small businesses, so the whole community can continue to grow!
Not only does shopping locally help out small business owners—your neighbors—but keeping your dollars in the Treasure Valley makes you an important part of the thriving local economy. So shop local, and your gifts will be both a special treat for their recipients and they’ll benefit the Treasure Valley!
When it comes to the holidays, shopping generally begins with a long list of family, friends, coworkers, and perhaps even clients or a dependable parking lot attendant your mornings would be duller without, who you’ve decided deserve a gift. It can feel overwhelming, and your first thought might be to grab a stack of gift cards and be done with it, or travel to a big-box store and pour all of the aisle displays into your cart. We wouldn’t blame you for wanting convenience, but we’d like to suggest a few ways to one-stop-shop while supporting small businesses in the Treasure Valley.
Attend the Buy Idaho Winter Market. Guarantee you’re supporting local businesses by attending year’s annual Buy Idaho Winter Market at the Linen Building on Dec. 5th from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Admission is free, and you’ll have access to 30 Idaho local vendors—more than enough variety to find something for everyone on your list.
Check out Mixed Greens in Downtown Boise. Local and handmade gifts are Mixed Greens’ specialty, and they stock items created by 60+ local artists. If the folks on your list would be excited to receive a special one-of-a kind piece of jewelry, pottery, or any artistic medium in between, you can’t go wrong here.
Capital City Public Market Whether you’re seeking inspiration for a full-out feast or you’re missing the perfect olive oil or cutting board to put the finishing touches on your special holiday celebration meal, if it belongs on your dining table, you’ll likely find it at the Capital City Public Market. Open on Saturdays at The Grove Plaza from 10:30a.m. – 2:30p.m., this special Holiday version of Boise’s weekly Saturday Market is sure to fit your winter needs.
Guru Donuts Since Guru Donuts are “Made With Love,” you don’t need to worry about disappointing your holiday party guests with desserts that aren’t homemade. These unique donuts are sure to add some festive flair to your dessert table.
Lee’s Candies Is your family a fan of chocolate? Then don’t miss Lee’s Candies on Vista in Boise—they’ve been family-owned since 1947, and their chocolate is crafted from a three-generations-old recipe. WIth special holiday boxes, there is no reason not to check them out.
Sweet Valley Cookie Co. An Eagle-local bakery, Sweet Valley Cookie Co. delivers locally, so if you think you’ll run out of time to bake Santa’s cookies yourself, Sweet Valley has you covered.
No matter how you’re celebrating, don’t miss your chance to shop small and local this holiday season. The Treasure Valley will thank you!
And if your list includes a brand new home for your family…you know which local business to call!