The holiday season is upon us, and what better way to celebrate than by supporting the local businesses that make Diamondhead unique and vibrant?
- by Anne Pitre
Shopping small is not just a trend; it’s a powerful way to invest in your community and contribute to its growth. In Diamondhead, there’s an array of small businesses offering you distinctive and locally-made gifts. Let’s explore some of the gems you can discover while shopping small in Diamondhead this holiday season.
Gulf Coast Small Business Outlet: A haven for local creators
One of the newest additions to Diamondhead’s business scene is the Gulf Coast Small Business Outlet, a co-op that proudly showcases the talents of local creators. This outlet is a treasure trove of unique, locally-made items, from handcrafted jewelry to hand-sewn children’s clothing, wreaths, linens, insulated cups, and bath and body products. By shopping here, you’re not just acquiring a beautiful gift; you’re investing in the dreams and endeavors of your neighbors.
Exit 16 Boutique: Where fashion meets community
For the fashion-forward women in Diamondhead, Exit 16 Boutique has been a go-to destination since 2004. This boutique, with a second location in Slidell, boasts a blend of trendy and staple pieces, along with shoes, accessories, and renowned global brands like Kendra Scott, Pierre Dumas, Miss Me, and Merle Norman Cosmetics. By choosing Exit 16 Boutique, you’re not only staying ahead in fashion but also supporting a business that has been a pillar of the local community for nearly two decades.
Love’s Pharmacy of Diamondhead: More than prescriptions
Love’s Pharmacy & Gifts is not your average pharmacy. Love's Pharmacy offers a one-stop shop for spreading joy this season with an extensive range of holiday-ready items, including apparel, accessories, home decor, and customizable gifts through monogramming. Their selection of adorable baby items and fragrance lines like Sweet Grace and Capri Blue ensures there’s something for everyone on your list. Don’t miss their selection of Vintage Havana sneakers.
Just4Him Barber Shop: Grooming and gifts for guys
Just4Him Barber Shop is not just a place to get a fresh haircut; it’s a haven for great gifts for the guys in your life. From beard oils and grooming kits to shaving accessories and skin and hair care products, this barber shop goes beyond the ordinary to provide unique and thoughtful presents. Your holiday shopping for the men in your life just got a whole lot easier.
Aloha Wine & Spirits: Cheers to local spirits
When it comes to holiday gatherings, a bottle of wine or spirits is a classic and thoughtful gift. Aloha Wine & Spirits is the perfect place to find the ideal libation for your celebration. With a vast selection and knowledgeable staff ready to assist with pairing recommendations, you’re sure to find the perfect hostess gift for the numerous holiday parties and dinners on your calendar.
Hope Restoration: Where vintage meets modern
While technically just outside the Diamondhead city limits, Hope Restoration is so close to Diamondhead that we would be remiss not to include it. Just down the road from their previous location at the end of Kapalama Drive, this hidden gem offers a curated selection of items, including handmade jewelry, refurbished vintage furniture, home decor, team spirit items, gourmet food, and holiday decor. By supporting Hope Restoration, you’re not just buying goods; you’re investing in the revival of vintage pieces and contributing to a business that adds character to the local community.
The importance of shopping small and local
As you embark on your holiday shopping journey, remember the impact of choosing small businesses. Every dollar spent at a local business turns over an average of seven times in the community. Small businesses create 64% of net private sector jobs and ensure that $0.73 of every $1 spent stays in the community. Compared to national chains, small businesses reinvest 64.8% of their revenue into the local community, highlighting the powerful ripple effect of your choices.
This holiday season, make a difference by shopping small in Diamondhead. Your purchases are not just transactions; they’re investments in the vibrancy and resilience of your community. Happy holidays and happy shopping!
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