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Independent Christmas shopping in Edinburgh

Christmas is such an important time for small businesses across the country. It can literally be make or break time for independent, where every pound we spend truly makes a difference.  I see this first hand, both at the bricks-and-mortar level at my workplace Godiva, and through my online store here at Willow. Shopping small and shopping local means your hard-earned cash goes back into the local economy (independents are way more likely to support other independents, whether that's through packaging, business supplies or even buying lunch!) rather than gilding a millionaire's mansion or staffing a super-yacht. Plus, us little guys pay our taxes. ;) I'm so lucky to live in Edinburgh and be surrounded by beautiful, quirky and unique...

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