Why Shop Local? April 22 2016

Why Shop Local?

Do you love your city? Do you believe in supporting your neighbours? Do you believe quality, freshness, convenience, and selection can all go hand in hand? If so, consider the following advantages of shopping locally:

An Intertwined Community

Don’t you get a tinge of pride when an athlete, author, or activist from your neighbourhood is in the news? There is something special about being connected to the people around us, the people who walk the same streets, shop at the same stores, and breathe the same air. When we shop locally, we are buying products made or curated by our neighbours. Putting money into the pockets of a store-owner whose son is in your daughter’s karate class, buying handmade goods from an artisan who lives just two blocks away, or enjoying tasty jam made with fruit from an orchard just down the highway. Buying local sparks conversations and forges connections with the other people who made Toronto the lively, cosmopolitan city we’re so proud to call home.

Distinct and Different

Talk about your travel plans, and you will be bombarded with recommendations. “You have to try the shrimp ceviche at this taco truck in San Diego – best I’ve ever had!” “You’re going to Vancouver? Pick me up some hand cream from this store, it’s amazing!” We recognize the amazing one-in-a-lifetime finds in other cities, but sometimes overlook the distinct character of our own city. Buying local gives us a chance to appreciate the unique finds right here at home. Take OMG Baked Goodness, a Dundas West bake shop that makes to-die-for seasonal pies or Toronto Island SUP, paddleboard tours that explore the history and ecology of the Toronto Islands. Buy your friends and love ones gifts that celebrate Toronto history, culture, and small businesses.

Fresh and Fabulous

When you order gift delivery from Givopoly, you are choosing quality and freshness. Take Mary Macleod’s Shortbread, handcrafted daily in small batches in a small shop on Queen Street East and delivered within days to your loved one’s door. Or consider indulgent truffles from Rococoa on Yonge Street – made with such fresh ingredients and zero preservative and additives that we recommend enjoying them within two weeks of delivery from our Toronto gift delivery service.

Givopoly has partnered with hundreds of exciting, authentic, and passionate Canada business owners to deliver amazing local gifts in Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver, and a growing list of cities. We strive to be Canada’s number one gift delivery service, driven by the notion that together, small local businesses can achieve amazing things.