Will You Shop American for Christmas?

Real Estate Agent with Private Label Realty ( Denver metro area, Colorado EA1321548



Many items that we can label as "common gifts" are manufactured overseas at the expense of American labor; things like electronics, toys, games for gamers, etc.  Why not think outside the box for your gift giving this year?  Support a small local businesses and help your neighbor and our own economy.  There are many things you can do that keeps your money in this country, like gift certificates for services that anyone could use.

I'm going to give you a few ideas to start you on your way to thinking outside the box.

1) a gift certificate for detailing a car, a booklet of car washes, gas, oil changes or other car services.

2) find out where the recipient gets their hair cut and buy a gift certificate.

3) go to the Mom and Pop restaurants down the street and buy some gift certificates

4) maybe the recipient would appreciate their walks being shoveled throughout the winter, or grass cut/yard work in the summer

5)  golf, bowling, batting cage tokens

6) lessons for musical instruments, a sport or dance

7) a membership to the zoo, museum, theater, amusement parks, a gym

8)  tickets to sporting events, plays

9) computer upgrades & tune-ups, programs,

10) cleaning service for the house

Think outside the box this year and keep your spending dollars in your local community.  Not only will you be helping our economy, but you will probably have a side effect from this.  The side affect of feeling good for playing a small part in helping to improve our economy.  Remember, many small parts add up to bigger parts!  Enjoy your shopping!


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Keller Williams Real Estate, LLC

Broker Associate, CNE, CRS, GRI, SFR

Servicing buyers and sellers in the Denver metro area since 1993

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Comments (10)

Kathy Schowe
California Lifestyle Realty - La Quinta, CA
La Quinta, California 760-333-8886

Great ideas for keeping our dollars right here!  Fantastic post!


Nov 10, 2013 03:17 PM
Christine Donovan
Donovan Blatt Realty - Costa Mesa, CA
Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M

Dawn -  A lot of interesting ideas for keeping the money we spend in our community.

Nov 10, 2013 03:19 PM
Dawn A Fabiszak
Private Label Realty ( Denver metro area, Colorado - Aurora, CO
The Dawn of a New Real Estate Experience!

Kathy ~ thanks!

Christine ~ if we just think about it when we shop, we can make a difference

Nov 10, 2013 03:22 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Great ideas Dawn, just be careful who you give that cleaning service to, they may take it as a message rather than a gift.

Nov 10, 2013 09:14 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

We try to buy American everytime we make a purchase, but it is sometimes very difficult.  These are great ideas, and I may use some of them!


Nov 10, 2013 10:19 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Dawn, I certainly try to shop American however, as you know, it is a challenge at times.  I do not buy many Christmas gifts, I only shop for a few people.  I do schedule time with friends during the holidays ... that is what they are all about in my mind and heart.  

Nov 10, 2013 11:22 PM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

Dawn...I love this post...and suggested the post...great idea to keep the money at home.

Nov 10, 2013 11:33 PM
Dawn A Fabiszak
Private Label Realty ( Denver metro area, Colorado - Aurora, CO
The Dawn of a New Real Estate Experience!

Bob ~ good point!

Kat ~ I know it can be tough.  But at least you're trying.  I try to as well even when I'm buying silly things.

Kathleen ~ that is so true.  It's about the time spent and  cultivating friendshps.

Jeff ~ Thanks, Jeff!  I thought it was the perfect time for this post.


Nov 11, 2013 08:01 AM
Nick T Pappas
Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Hun... - Huntsville, AL
Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource

Dawn, I'm laughing at Bob's comment...kind of like giving someone a membership to a health club.  Great point though...I usually try to buy American...but it seems to be getting more difficult.

Nov 17, 2013 06:30 AM
Dawn A Fabiszak
Private Label Realty ( Denver metro area, Colorado - Aurora, CO
The Dawn of a New Real Estate Experience!

Nick you  probably should know the peerson well before you get them a gift certificte for cleaning or a health club.

Nov 17, 2013 10:05 AM

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