Tis​’ The Season to Shop Local!

December 22, 2023

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As we head into the last weekend ​​before the​ holiday, it’s the perfect time to celebrate the joys of shopping ​locally. Beyond the festive cheer and twinkling lights, there’s something truly special about supporting the heart and soul of our communities. As a local brick-and-mortar and an e-commerce business​, we understand the value of both. The truth is, our lives have lots of demands and we love modern-day conveniences in any area where we can make life just a little simpler. It is also important to recognize that when shopping locally we make an economic impact, contribute to our vibrant communities, ​and environmental advantages, create stronger bonds, and support local causes. 

Join us as we share some of the ​​reasons we love ​​shopping ​​locally and discover some of our ​​community’s local shopping gems during this holiday season, and also all year round. 

Image: Bright Day – Cle Elum, WA

When we choose to shop local, we help generate a positive economic ripple effect within our community. Every dollar spent at a local business has a much larger impact than when spent at a big box store. Why? Because local businesses tend to reinvest their earnings back into the community, creating jobs, supporting local schools, and contributing to public services. 

Image: Black Sheep – Cle Elum, WA

Locally-owned businesses infuse our neighborhoods with character and charm, offering a diverse array of products, ​one-of-a-kind pieces​, and experiences that simply cannot be replicated elsewhere. From handcrafted goods to curated boutiques, these establishments reflect the spirit and individuality of our community, making it a place ​​where we also get to get out and enjoy the activities and environment they create.

Image: Bright Day – Cle Elum, WA

A greener path, something we at Whitestone are very passionate about! Shopping local is not just about supporting the community; it’s also a sustainable choice. By opting for local businesses, we reduce the environmental footprint associated with long transportation distances. Local retailers often prioritize sustainable practices, including sourcing locally, reducing packaging waste, and embracing eco-friendly initiatives.

Image: The Stovehouse – Roslyn, WA

Image: The Stovehouse – Roslyn, WA

Community ​connections in a world that often feels disconnected, shopping ​​local can provide an opportunity to build stronger bonds within our community. When we frequent local businesses, we get to know the people behind the counter—the friendly faces who greet us and share stories. 

Image: Mountain Joy – Roslyn, WA

Local ​​businesses are the backbone of community events, sponsors of local charities, and advocates for important social issues. When we shop ​​local, we’re not just buying products; we’re investing in a stronger social fabric. By aligning our purchasing power with the values of local businesses, we contribute to the betterment of our community as a whole. 

We have the power to shape our communities and make a meaningful impact. This holiday season and beyond, let’s embrace the magic of shopping ​l​ocal! 

Happy Shopping! 

Image: Mountain Joy – Roslyn, WA

Cle Elum-

Black Sheep

Elevate your home decor and gift-giving with items handpicked at Black Sheep. Perfect for your one-stop shop that offers something for everyone.

Bright Day

Welcome to Bright Day Shop, the newest addition to downtown Cle Elum.  Explore the selection of exquisite plants, stylish glassware, and one-of-a-kind gifts. 


Mountain Joy

You will have an amazing experience at  Mountain Joy Shop in Roslyn, WA. Discover a curated selection of seasonal decor, thrifted treasures, and elegant tableware. Accentuate your space with the unique home accessories and be delighted by the diverse collection of exquisite pieces.

The Stovehouse

The Stovehouse at Suncadia, a warm and inviting dining experience for visitors and residents alike. The crafted cocktails and wine selection perfectly complement the unique bites and food, making every meal a special occasion in the cozy atmosphere.

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