How to Shop Small From Your Couch

I GET it. Oh the guilt! Your conscious really, really wants to support local small business. You know supporting our economy is the right thing to do but it is super snowy outside and cozy inside and your computer is just calling to you for some quick and easy holiday shopping.

No problem. You can achieve both goals. You can keep money in your local community and satisfy that oh-so-tantalizing click, shop, send urge. This year, kick the Amazon habit and get creative.

The process is simple:

  1. Think of your favorite local businesses

  2. Go their website to check if they have eCommerce

  3. Click purchase (gift cards, items, etc). You would be surprised by how many Reno businesses you love have online shopping options.

Below are some easy peasy (and awesome) ideas for the Reno/Sparks area!


Home Goods & Apparel

You can find both Home Means Nevada and Reno Envy swag, shirts, hats, baby clothes, etc online. You simply can’t get more local than this. A great gift for those far and near. These shirts are so soft you will want to sleep in them. With lots of clever designs, there is something here for every lover of Nevada….not “Ne vah daaaa.” ;-)

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Food & Wine

Have a foodie on your list? A gift card from Liberty Food & Wine is just the thing. Gift Cards can be used for both the market and the restaurant so you can buy fine wines, pasta, and cheese to make a delicious meal at home or relax in their swanky downtown dining room. Yum.


Looking to gift an experience? SOAK Lounge & Nail Spa is the answer for a unique mini vacation. Spend an hour or two sipping hand-crafted cocktails while enjoying a luxurious pedicure or manicure. Nails and Cocktails = the perfect experience gift! Gift cards at SOAK can also be used in their chic boutique of oh-so-hip accessories.


Brand spanking new to the Reno area is the divine Prude & Boujee. Looking for stocking stuffers? Look no further than this darling face mask central where you can find just about every sheet mask under the sun. Not sure what that is? Click here.

Happy shopping and keeping it local. Good for you! Virtual high five!

Have any other local online-shopping destinations? Email us to let us know.