By Mike McClure 

Tis’ the Season and now more than ever, we need to support the local, small businesses.

This month’s Business Report has a theme of Holiday Shopping and Events. Check out The Mercantile at Milton for gift ideas. The Mercantile offers everything from unique to antique. Located in a former hardware store, it has two floors filled with items from over 50 local vendors and artisans.

Looking for that special gift for someone? Visit Blooming Boutiques. Blooming Boutiques started at one location in Lewes and is now in 10 stores, including six in Lewes, in addition to doing websales and live shows on Facebook.

If you or a loved one is looking for a furry friend or something for your own fur baby, you should go to Puppies-R-Us. Puppies-R-Us has, you guessed it, puppies, along with other pets and pet supplies.

Want to give something that will feed your loved ones’ appetites? Check out Maria’s Bella Cucina for gourmet Italian foods and customized gift baskets.

Are you in the market for a new home? Call Pam Price, a veteran real estate professional at RE/MAX Coast and Country. With the real estate industry heating up, now is a good time to buy or sell a house.

Next month’s theme is Reinventing the Wheel. Many businesses have had to adapt to the coronavirus and its economic effects, shifting gears in how they do business and even what they sell. If this sounds like your business, tell your story with an ad and article in the January issue of the Business Report.