In the shopping craze that is Black Friday, sleep is sacrificed for discounted mainstream and chain store deals. But instead of getting the deals on the same clothing and giving your kids the same toys as everyone else, stand out this holiday season by shopping local. 

Local First Utah encourages you to shop local, not only on Small Business Saturday (Nov. 30), but throughout the year. Local boutiques, food markets, furniture stores and restaurants give Utah its character. By making purchases in these shops, you protect your town's personality.

Some of the businesses on our list shopping lists this year include Faces PhotographyLes Madeleines, and Beehive Bicycles

Join the Local First Utah Movement and help strengthen your community. 

For more info, including a full list of local businesses, visit localfirst.org.