In 2018, the average household spent $1,536 on holiday spending (Source: Fortunly). Shopping small and staying local will help keep the small stores you love in business, but they also offer you value that you simply will not find at chain stores. Some offer curbside pickup so you don’t have to wake sleeping babies, products are often hand selected by the owner (and they can tell you everything you need to know, since they’ve tried the product themselves!), and much more.
We asked Green Team Retailers what makes their store unique, and why we should shop with them. We encourage you to visit your local stores and find out what they have to offer you that you can’t find elsewhere!
“I own Kansas City Baby Co. I have a 6, 4, and 2 year old that love nothing more than helping me pull, package and ship orders! If you have a package with a crazy tape job, that’s why. We also talk about who and where the order is going to, how they’ll use it, how much they’ll love it, etc.” -Megan Bolin, Kansas City Baby Co
“At South Coast Baby Company, we host free classes & support groups for parents because we love being a support hub in our community. We love being a place where little ones can’t wait to visit & play.” -Kelly Michelle, South Coast Baby Company
“We sell mostly cloth diapers and we’ll virtually ‘sit down’ and help you hammer out wash routines.” -Ket Doran, The Fluffy Penguin Company
“At Nurture Nest we will offer gift packaging in store, all online orders include handwritten notes of thanks, and we offer FREE tutorials on cloth diapering, baby wearing, and will walk you through all our baby favorites!” -Becky Embree, Nurture Nest
“For Mom and Keiki is a DME providing breastpumps through insurance- I am available for breastfeeding and pumping help as part of my service at no extra charge. And no- this service is not billed to the insurance companies.” -Gloria Buoncristiano-Thai, For Mom and Keiki
“We are trained Babywearing Educators and offer free in store OR online live classes for all types of babywearing at all stages of your infant and younger children’s ages. We also include yummy goodies in your order so no matter what you needed to buy you get a treat (and some for kiddos too if we know you have them!)” –Beyond the Baby Store Alaska
Find your nearest Green Team Retailer in our locator.