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Shopping tips for the holiday weekend in SWFL

Posted at 2:15 PM, Nov 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-28 14:15:57-05

The weekend after Thanksgiving is a time when a lot of people love to shop.

So here at FOX 4, we are giving you some shopping tips for the holiday weekend.

COVID-19 is causing many traditions to be a little bit different this year, but it's not stopping people from shopping.

Small Business Saturday is the Saturday after Black Friday, where people are encouraged to support local small businesses.

Below is a small list of local businesses in SWFL you can support today.

  • Sunshine Ace Hardware
  • Fort Myers Brewing
  • OFDC Commercial Interiors
  • Matanzas on the Bay/Pierside Grill

Many people are also getting ready to shop online for Cyber Monday.

The Better Business Bureau says Cyber Monday has become one of the top shopping days of the year.

And with more people shopping online this year because of the pandemic, they are reminding you to stay alert.

The BBB says to make sure you shop with sellers you trust on secure sites.

They are also reminding people to understand the return policy.

We have more Cyber Monday Tips for you online.

And as the weekend of shopping wraps up, you want to keep in mind the true meaning of the holiday season.

Giving Tuesday is celebrated after Thanksgiving every year to remind people to do good.

You can participate by doing something good, whether it's donating to charity, helping out a neighbor, or a stranger.

Below is a list of organizations that would appreciate your help and support.

  • Avow Hospice
  • Better Together
  • Charity for Change
  • Child Care of Southwest Florida
  • Community Cooperative
  • Conservancy of Southwest Florida
  • Dress for Success of SW Florida
  • Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce Foundation
  • Growing Climate Solutions
  • Guadalupe Center
  • Guadalupe Resale Shop
  • Guardian ad Litem Foundation
  • Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties
  • Healthcare Network
  • Hope Healthcare Services
  • Kid's Minds Matter
  • Lee BIA Builders Care
  • Lee Health Foundation
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness-Collier
  • Pace Center for Girls, Lee County
  • ReStores of Lee and Hendry Counties
  • SWFL Children's Charities, Inc.