I want to start a discussion on: Why buy local for Christmas? It does not exclude buying on-line or in big box stores, just taking some of your money to local businesses. I will use the best in a article to share with merchants and give full credit for all that I use.
Why should people buy local?
What does buying local mean?
What are resources for finding local merchants?
Also see the discussion to list if you have a product for someone to give as a gift: