Shop Local-ish for the Holidays: The No-Stress, Budget-Friendly Way to Support Small Shops This Christmas

The holiday shopping season is quickly approaching (let’s be honest, it’s already here!), so we put together a guide for shopping local-ish this year! We know it’s not realistic to shop from locally owned businesses for every person on your list, so Carrie breaks down her best strategies for making a list, making (and staying on) a budget, and making shopping fun! We also get into some out-of-the-box gift ideas, and ways to support local shops even if you aren’t able to buy gifts from them. Full show notes at 

Mentioned in this episode:

Leslie Johnson on the Localist Podcast 

Sam Humphries and Caleb Chancey on the Localist Podcast 

Janna Stevens on the Localist Podcast

The Local List Birmingham

Spotify Playlist of Localist Christmas Stories 

Localist Christmas Stories PDF  

Buy The Localist Book 

Morgan Johnston on Strategizing for the Holiday Retail Season on the Localist Podcast 



Birmingham Breadworks 

Church Street Coffee and Books 

@CRollwagen on Instagram 


Piper & Leaf Tea Co 

Twisting Tea Balls 

Great Bear Wax Co

Soapy Jones on the Localist Podcast 



Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott 

On Writing by Stephen King 

Annie B. Jones on the Localist Podcast 

The Bookshelf

Emily Wells Design on the Localist Podcast 

About Carrie

Carrie Rollwagen is host of the Localist podcast and cofounder of Church Street Coffee & Books. Currently, she works as Vice President of Strategic Planning at Infomedia, a web development company in Birmingham, Alabama. Find the Localist at @thinklocalist on Instagram and follow Carrie at @crollwagen.

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