Small businesses represent 99.7 percent of business across the U.S., employing 57% of the country’s workforce. In Wyoming, more than 63,000 business are considered small businesses, employing over 132,000 Wyomingites.
In Jackson, these numbers take a more personal meaning. A purchase from a shop owner on Glenwood can keep a friend’s family business alive, and a meal at a local restaurant can keep your roommate employed. Especially during the pandemic, the power of local purchases cannot be overstated.
On behalf of small businesses across Teton County, the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce challenges you to shop local this holiday season. We implore you to choose authentic, small, and community-based. See below for incredible options for anyone on your list.
For the Kids:
From stocking stuffers to "best present ever", it can be found locally, right here in Jackson!
Shop Mursell's Sweet Shop for the most unique candy offerings you'll find around the state.
Hole Bowl has bowling, bar games, ping-pong, drinks, and dining, on top of their private parties. Buy here.
More once-in-a-lifetime trips from Wilderness Adventures.
For the Parents:
Unique gifts for the hard-to-shop-for parents.
Center for the Arts is now offering gift cards! Grab one, or five, here.
Log cabin stays, gourmet meals, cross-country skiing, fat biking, and more - just a click away.
Local artist, Carrie Wild, and more wildlife art available from Gallery Wild.
NEW: Jackson Hole Food and Wine recently released a holiday gift box - a fundraising purchase complete with specially-curated goodies that are ALL LOCAL!
For the Spouse or Significant Other:
From Wyoming adventure to spa day to romantic, private dinner, you'll find it in Jackson or the surrounding area.
For one of Jackson's most unique dining experiences, we recommend filling the private space at Rations in Wilson. Email them here.
Book a facial, massage, or beauty treatment from Chill Spa here.
Escape to Togwotee Mountain Lodge - check out their winter specials then snag that perfect gift.
For the Best Friend:
You know what they want, and you know it can be found in town.
Check out all the classes from The Art Association, and choose the one your BFF will appreciate most.
All Wyoming Whiskey products can be viewed and purchased here. Some can even be shipped out of state!
Shop Crown & Brim on their website or contact the owner for an entire hat-making experience.
For the Pets:
Jackson loves it's four-legged friends, and knows that they deserve holiday cheer too!
Shop online from local pet store, Teton Tails, for outdoor pet equipment and so much more.
Day play and overnight passes available for pre-purchase online here.
Check out adoptable animals online or at one of the local Animal Adoption Center's holiday events.
There is no better way to invest in your community than to shop local. Nearly every local business is providing the opportunity to shop online or call for curbside pickup. The money you spend locally will help sustain local businesses through the challenging times the pandemic has created.
When shopping locally in Jackson Hole, please remember to wear a dry 2-ply face mask indoors and outdoors where social distancing cannot be ensured. Please note that some retailers may limit the number of customers in a store at a time. Contact your retailers for updates and be patient.