During the holiday season, most of us get so wrapped up in going to big department stores and chain stores to get all of our shopping done that we forget about our LOCAL shops that could use the business as well! Honestly, local stores usually have even more unique and one-of-a-kind gifts to get your loved ones or that special someone in your life which is why I love shopping local. Of course, you can also support your local small businesses and communities this way.

This year, I have the perfect way for you to do your holiday shopping.... check out the Craft & Vendor Show at the Crossroads Mall in Waterloo! If you have never heard of this let me give you a little background... the Craft & Vendor Show is put on by Home Based Business Extravaganza which has over 40 home based businesses in the Crossroads Mall in Waterloo EVERY Saturday and Sunday until Christmas. That means you can do all your shopping in one spot to find unique and locally made gifts!

They have vendors like Creative Crafts and More, Keystone Crafts, B & B Woodworking, Hometown Baby, LaPetite Boutique, Lipsence, Tupperware, Pink Zebra, Pure Romance, Color Street, etc..... and those are not even HALF of the vendors! (Told you you could find all of your Christmas gifts here)

So make sure to shop local this weekend and every weekend leading up to Christmas and support the Craft & Vendor Show happening this weekend December 14th from 10 am to 7 pm and December 15th from 10 am to 5 pm at 2060 Crossroads Blvd in Waterloo!