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5 local hidden gems to shop at this holiday season

The hunt is on for the perfect holiday gift.

The holiday shopping season is in full swing, and the Dayton region offers several independently owned gems if you don’t want to shop at major retailers this year. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, 28 million small businesses in America account for 54 percent of all U.S. sales — and they also provide 55 percent of all jobs.

NRF projects that holiday retail sales in November and December this year will be up between 3.6 percent and 4 percent for a total between $678.8 billion and $682 billion. Consumers say they will spend an average $967.13 this year, according to the annual survey conducted.

Here’s five small businesses that you can visit for your holiday shopping this year:

1. For the guy with style: Brim

“We believe in the power of a good hat. We believe that somewhere out there there is a hat just right for you and it’s our job is to help you find it. To help in this mission, Brim offers a wide selection of hats for ladies and gents from major brands to small artisan makers. Our accessories collection is based around small makers and unique finds, with a strong focus on American made.” SEE BRIM’S FACEBOOK 

Address: 464 E. 5th St., Dayton

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL LIST OF HIDDEN GEMS 

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