Price inflation and supply chain bottlenecks aren’t just hurting our wallets this year, they’re also hurting small businesses. That’s why I shared 4 gift ideas that will support small businesses and indie creators this holiday season.
1. Gift Cards
Search websites like Square’s Give & Get Local directory or local businesses directories like Yelp to find a business’s website and see if they offer gift cards. I also shared a running list of indie creators, products, and services with an indicator for whether or not they offer a product or service that you can purchase as a gift (filter to Indie Creators by clicking on the “List view” button).
2. Indie Creator Markets
Purchase a product made by indie creators on sites like:
Purchase a subscription to a platform or service that pays indie creators like Medium or YouTube Premium (purchase with a Google Play gift card). If you’re interested in gifting yourself a Medium membership, consider using my referral link.
Gift a donation in the recipient’s name to an organization that provides resources and advocates for small businesses and indie creators like:
- Black Economic Alliance Foundation
- Freelancers Union
- National Association for the Self-Employed
- Small Business Majority
- United Way
You can find and research organizations on sites like Charity Navigator. Note that any contributions made to a 501(c)(3) organization are tax-deductible.