Shop Local - Support your community

When you shop local, you support your local community and don't have to travel far. Shop smart and visit the local merchants listed below to find great gifts, superior service and fine dining at affordable prices!

Top Reasons to shop local!

  • Keep dollars in the local economy. For every $100 spent at a locally owned business, $45 stays in the local economy, creating jobs and expanding the city's tax base. For every $100 spent at a national chain or franchise store, only $14 remains in the community.
  • Foster local job creation. Studies show that locally owned businesses create more jobs locally and, in some sectors, provide better wages and benefits than national chains. Small local businesses are the largest employer nationally, and in most communities provide the most new jobs to residents.
  • Better choices. A marketplace of many small businesses helps to ensure more innovation and competition, and lower prices over the long term. Independent businesses, choosing products based on what their local customers need and desire, not a national sales plan, guarantees a more diverse range of product and service choices.
  • Local owner's expertise. Local business owners and employees often possess a level of expertise and a passion for the products they sell that is unmatched by employees and managers of national chains. They also tend to have a greater interest in getting to know their customers who are, after all, also their neighbors. Simply put, local owners and employees take a special pride in their trade.
  • Community investment. One-of-a-kind, locally owned, independent businesses are an integral part of what makes southern New Hampshire a great place to live. Local businesses contribute more to local fundraising. Local business owners invest in community: People who own local businesses live in the community and are more invested in the our future. Nonprofit organizations receive an average 350 percent greater support from local business owners than they do from non-locally owned businesses.
  • Southern New Hampshire is unique. In an increasingly homogenized world, communities that preserve their one-of-a-kind businesses and distinctive character are more likely to attract entrepreneurs and new investment. People in southern New Hampshire place a high value on individuality and consider our homegrown enterprises a source of pride. They are also an attraction to visitors.
  • Customer service is better: Local businesses often hire people with more specific product expertise for better customer service. Chances are if they don't have what you are looking for special orders are easily accommodated.

Greater Nashua

Shop local in Nashua, New Hampshire
  • Cardin Jewelers

    At Cardin's, customer service is paramount to us.

    We carry one of the largest jewelry selections in the area, and also provide service and repairs on jewelry and clocks.

    Contact Us
    125 Main Street
    Nashua, NH 03060
    (603) 889-0011
  • Dick Avard's Haberdashery

    Since 1981, Dick Avard has been offering the finest in mens clothing and accessories.

    Meet The Haberdasher himself anytime you enter his establishment on Main Street in Downtown Nashua.

    Contact Us

    117 Main Street
    Nashua, NH 03060
    (603) 889-0305
  • Edible Arrangements

    We are Edible Arrangements - the Fruit Experts since 1999!

    Don't miss out
    Save $5 on the purchase of a Holiday House Bouquet arrangement! Coupon code: NTGG0169 (Valid until 12/31/12).

    Contact Us
    300 Main Street #408b
    Nashua, NH 03060
    (603) 886-2790
  • Fortin Gage Flowers and Gifts

    Fortin Gage has a wonderful variety of gifts and decorations for the Holiday Season.

    Some of our lines are Trollbeads, Vera Bradley, Byers Choice Ltd, Mark Roberts Christmas Fairies, Simon Pearce, plus much more.

    And of course we will gladly provide all your floral needs for the Holidays both for your home or to deliver to that special person.

    Contact Us
    86 West Pearl Street
    Nashua, NH 03060
    (603) 882-3371
  • Fresh of Nashua

    Voted #1 Boutique in Nashua.

    Fresh is featuring great holiday dresses and accessories for your winter apparel needs.

    Contact Us
    178 Main Street
    Nashua, NH 03060
    (603) 821-9888
  • Great American Downtown

    Established in July 2002, Great American Downtown (GAD) has been a strong supporter of local events, businesses, arts, entertainment, and so much more.

    Don't miss the Holiday festivities, unique shopping and dining experiences, and charming commercial buildings of Downtown Nashua!

    Contact Us
    (603) 883-5700
  • League of NH Craftsman

    Beautifully hand-crafted items made by local residents of NH.

    Contact Us
    98 Main Street
    Nashua, NH 03060
    (603) 595-8233
  • Maynard Lesieur Inc.

    Visit our website to find great savings on a selection of brand-name tires, including Michelin, Hankook, Goodyear and Dunlop.

    Contact Us
    31 West Hollis Street
    Nashua, NH 03060
    ((603) 883-7739
  • Neverett's Sew & Vac Inc.

    Neverett's is a full line sewing machine and vacuum cleaner dealer, with great savings on Janome basic sewing machines and specific models of Electrolux Vacuum Cleaners.

    We offer service on most sewing machine and vacuum cleaner repairs no matter how old!

    Contact Us
    51 East Pearl Street
    Nashua, NH 03060
    (603) 883-5409
  • Scontsas Fine Jewelry

    Are you looking for that special Martin Flyer diamond, a Judith Jack necklace, maybe a great serving dish from Vietri, or a simple tree ornament for your tree?

    Well if so, you can find any of these plus so much more at Scontsas Fine Jewelry and Home Decor.

    Please come in and check out our full array of gifts for yourself, your loved ones or your home.

    Contact Us
    169-173 Main Street
    Nashua, NH 03060
    (603) 882-3281
  • Twill

    Newest store to Downtown Nashua!

    Stop by and check out our great selection of yarn and sewing materials, and ask about our weekly classes!

    Contact Us
    100 Main Street
    Nashua, NH 03060
    (603) 718-1454

Hudson & Litchfield

Shop local in Hudson, New Hampshire
  • Showtime Computers

    Locally owned and operated since 1991, Showtime Computers has everything to fit your computer needs, including hard to find items and great customer service.

    We are now open in our 2nd location in Downtown Nashua, stop in to see the new store and check out our great product and super savings. Also take a minute to talk to one of our sales associates what we can offer for Ink refills for your printer.

    Contact Us
    15 Derry Street
    Hudson, NH
    (603) 882-5400

If you would like to see your business listed here, please contact Sheila Crete at or call (603) 594-6509.

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