Small Business Saturday might be over, but supporting local businesses should be our goal all year long! The weeks ahead will be busy with shoppers out looking for the perfect gifts for family and friends as Christmas looms closer. While large corporations and big business might offer cheap prices and huge inventory, they miss out on something special.
Anyone can get a gift on Amazon or run by the local corner store at the last minute for a gift card, but are those gifts really remembered, and does your purchase make an impact? Probably not. Shopping local means you pour resources back into our community, supporting businesses owned by your very own friends and neighbors. What’s more, you get unique gifts for everyone on your list that are sure to be loved and appreciated by the recipients.
Brooks Law Group is proud to be a local business right here in Winter Haven, and we love seeing so many new shops, restaurants, and fun businesses opening up in and around Downtown in recent years. If you’re looking for great gifts this holiday season consider:
Bellies 2 Babies – This fun little shop is great when you’re wanting to spoil a mom-to-be or are preparing to welcome a little one. Moms, aunts, grandmothers, sisters, friends…everyone loves shopping the clothes, toys, accessories, and much-needed baby items found in this Dowtown Winter Haven storefront. You can find great gifts for holiday baby showers or Christmas celebrations. They even have gift cards!
The Treasured Olive – This local business is a more recent addition to Winter Haven, and is quickly becoming a favorite among locals! They carry a wide variety of premium olive oils and aged vinegars, perfect for gifting the foodie in your life. In addition to these, you can find gourmet soup mixes, dressings and sauces, seasonings, unique pastas, and more. You won’t be disappointed with their selection, or their friendly, welcoming staff!
Calypso’s on Central – A great choice for those who wish to maintain their health and wellness with more holistic options, Calypso’s is our local provider for natural skincare and makeup, health and wellness products, and more. They are very helpful in helping you find the best products for YOU, and are a huge asset to our community in Polk County.
Gourmet Goodies – Everyone in Winter Haven knows this downtown shop! Gourmet Goodies serves up specialty desserts and fun treats for every season. They’re a great place to go for custom cookies, celebratory cakes, wedding cakes, and more. It’s the “sweetest” spot in town…literally!
These are just a few of the MANY small businesses located in and around Winter Haven. We encourage you to get out this holiday season and take in the sights, sounds, and flavors of our own little community. You’re sure to find some hidden gems, and get the best gifts for your friends and loved ones in the process. If you or someone you love is struggling this holiday season and can’t get out to enjoy the festivities thanks to an accident or injury, we’re your local source for legal help. We take each case personally, making sure your family feels supported from the very first free consultation until the day your case closes. We seek the justice you deserve and the compensation you need to move forward and heal. When accidents happen, you can always Look to Brooks!