With some cities in lockdown and a pandemic crisis in place, with the number of cases increasing every day, Christmas Shopping List will be a bit of a challenge for everyone. Up until now, small gatherings are still permitted, so maybe you should plan this vacation for family only. But Santa will find everyone, so Business Review made a list of shopping ideas for the loved ones.
This year’s list will focus entirely to Romanian entrepreneurs and Romanian businesses in order to sustain small businesses. Buying locally also helps keep money circulating in the community, while the local economic return from independent businesses is on average 48% of revenue from independent businesses. Chain retailers, by contrast, recirculate only 13.6% of their revenues in the communities where they do business. When you factor in buying local products at a local independent store, that percentage is even higher.
BR’s Christmas Shopping List: experiences
If there are some gifts you forgot about and you still want to surprise the others, without going offline shopping or waiting for delivery – which might not come up until Dec 24, online vouchers for experiences might do the trick.
ialoc Romania has a series of vouchers to surprise foodies and to help out the small restaurant and coffee businesses around Romania, not only Bucharest. You can offer vouchers dedicated to coffee lovers, restaurant goers, a list of exquisite food experiences curated by Gault & Millau Romania or individual vouchers from over 160 local businesses.
Another experience could be a subscription to the Romanian film platform TIFF Unlimited, curated by TIFF. Give it a look to Eventbook, the tickets platform offers a series of experiences to be used nationwide, from culinary to tourism.
Business Review will continue Christmas shopping list every day until almost Christmas. Please buy responsible and try to offer something for those in need. This Christmas is going to be even more special. If you know a business that can be featured in one of our lists, please contact us. Read all our Christmas Shopping Lists here.