How to Shop Small & Safe This Holiday Season

November 5, 2020

Your holiday shopping may look a little different this year and we’re here to help guide you through it! Shopping small and shopping safe is important more than ever as you check off your holiday gift list. While shopping in Elkhart Lake, here are a few ways to support your favorite shop.

How to Shop Small

  • Order Online Many shops today are offering an online way of shopping, so take advantage of it if you aren’t able to make it to the store in person. For those that do not have online shopping outlets, you can call in your order and pick it up!
  • Gift Cards Are a Gift for Anyone The perfect gift for that person in your life who you aren’t quite sure what to get. This is also a great way to support the local businesses in your community.
  • Create a Holiday Shopping List Go into this holiday shopping season knowing exactly what you are looking for. That will speed up your shopping process and time in each store.
  • Check Store Hours & Facebook Page Things are changing constantly in this day and age, and that means that businesses may have to unexpectedly change their hours or close temporarily. Look for updates on each shop’s Facebook page for time changes and closures.

How to Shop Smart

  • Try to Minimize What You Touch We are used to touching products that we are thinking about purchasing, like that soft cashmere scarf or smelling that Christmas cookie candle – this year we need to fight that urge. Try to minimize what you are touching unless you are positive you are going to purchase it.
  • Wear Your Mask & Practice Social Distancing Many of the shops in Elkhart Lake are small, so please mask up, practice social distancing, and respect store capacities for a safe and comfortable shopping experience.
  • Use Hand Sanitizer Many stores have hand sanitizer available at the door, so grab a pump when you are entering and leaving a store.
  • Shop Early Beat the holiday rush! Get your shopping done early this year for a fast, easy, and comfortable experience.

Join us in Elkhart Lake for the Annual Holiday Shopping Event! To encourage social distancing, the event is spread over 2 days, December 4th and 5th from 12pm to 5pm. All of the shops involved will be offering special sales, promotions, giveaways, and a raffle for a grand prize featuring wine and other great goodies! Masks are required when shopping in-store. Check out the event details >>> Elkhart Lake “Shop Local” Shopping Event