Shop Local Online This Christmas : Unboxed Wishbook

This year has been tough on local businesses. 

During the pandemic lockdown earlier this year, big box retailers like WalMart were among the few essential services permitted to remain open – while smaller, local businesses struggled to survive.  

Canadian business owners have shown incredible resilience and creativity as they continue to navigate through these unprecedented challenges.  However, even despite their very best efforts, many businesses have had to close their doors for good. 

But the shop local movement has not died!

People are just as interested in supporting their communities by shopping local as they were 6 or 7 months ago.  To move forward from here and meet people where they are right now – at home – requires flexible, creative solutions. 

The reality is that we don’t know how the next few months are going to unfold. With an unfamiliar landscape ahead, we need to keep building new bridges between businesses and customers, especially as the holiday season approaches. 

That’s why Picks and Giggles is working together with local makers and small business owners to provide an online shopping experience like no other this Christmas – so you can shop local online from the safety and comfort of your home!

Introducing the Unboxed Wishbook 

The Unboxed Wishbook 2020 is a modern reimagining of the traditional holiday catalogue experience we all knew and loved as kids.  The arrival of the wishbook marked the beginning of the season, and gave us all dreams of what we might expect under our tree that year.

On October 22, we’ll be releasing the first ever Unboxed Wishbook, a massive online catalogue featuring hundreds of items from your favourite local shops and makers. 

The catalogue contains clickable links which take you to each shop’s website, where you can purchase directly from them.

Designed with customer experience in mind, the catalogue is beautifully laid out and is both desktop and mobile friendly and very interactive.  You can do all your Christmas shopping easily and efficiently without budging from your couch! Turn on your festive tunes, grab a family member and browse away!

“In this crazy time, businesses are looking for new ways to reach customers and consumers are looking for new safer ways to shop.  Why not reinvent the catalogue experience we all knew and loved, but in a more modern context?”

  – Melinda Lemay

No matter what happens between now and Christmas, you can still shop local online – and we are so happy to be helping customers and businesses connect in new ways during these strange times. Enjoy a splash of nostalgia while supporting the people who make your communities what they are!  


The Unboxed Wishbook is HERE! 

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