Support Your Local Economy: Make it a Direct Selling Only Holiday

It’s November! We’re entering into the biggest season of the year for most direct sellers. Now is the time to be booking as many parties as possible, helping your customers make gift lists, and contacting former customers for gift orders.

But what about your own gift list?

While you’ll naturally do a lot of gifting from your own product line, there may be other types of gifts that you need. Where are you planning on buying those?

A few weeks ago, Jay Rudman, the CEO of Paperly (a direct selling company), suggested that one of the best ways direct sellers can support our economy is to shop from each other. What a great idea! Imagine a direct selling only holiday! It’s a great way to share with the ones that you love all the great things that our industry has to offer (which adds to the legitimacy of your career choice.) It’s also a way to support local business owners instead of giving all your cash to big box stores.

Here are just some of the amazing things you can purchase through direct sellers:

  • Housewares
  • Cookware
  • Meat
  • Chocolate
  • Ready-to-Prepare Meals
  • Clothing
  • Electronics
  • Candles (with or without wicks!)
  • Bras
  • Romance Products
  • Cards
  • Crafting and Scrapbooking Products
  • Handbags
  • Organizers
  • Health and Wellness Products
  • Cosmetics and Skin Care
  • Jewelry

…and much, much more. I think you can find something for everyone on your list just by looking at what our industry has to offer. And even better, by hosting a party and supporting another direct seller, you can check items off your own list for free!

So will you join me? Will you make this holiday season a direct selling only gift giving occasion?

If so, share your own company name, product line, and link to your personal website in the comments below.  And help spread the word! If you blog, write your own post about this (post a link below in the comments so I can share your post with my network too!) And share through your social networks.

Let’s support one another and make this a direct selling holiday season. We’ll fix this economy one direct seller at a time.

176 Responses to Support Your Local Economy: Make it a Direct Selling Only Holiday
  1. Jennifer
    October 31, 2012 | 9:31 am

    I love this idea! I sell Thirty-One and I have actually already started doing this! I have several friends with a variety of direct sell businesses so I have been doing shopping here and there.

    For the month of November I am offering everyone a free prize for every $100 order they get. The prizes range from $25 in free credit to Free Hostess Exclusive products. This will be part of my Turkey Trot. From November 1st to November 26th, for every $35 you spend you can purchase a Medium Utility Tote for only $5!

  2. Laura Longley
    October 30, 2012 | 10:01 pm

    I SUPPORT! What a great idea! I’m with AVON and it IS possible to get gifts for everyone on your list with me…
    Shop my link @

  3. Tiffany Cookie Lee Consultant
    October 15, 2012 | 12:59 pm

    Cookie Lee Jewelry is quality guaranteed and there’s 100’s of items under $25!
    Shop @
    Ask me about my October only special with any purchase!!

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  4. Amanda Harvey
    October 15, 2012 | 10:38 am

    I love this idea, Jennifer. I’m excited about seeing what everyone else has to offer. I totally agree with supporting each other.

    I actually have three businesses with Scentsy Family. I sell Scentsy Fragrance, Velata chocoloate fondue warmers (, and Grace Adele hand-bags, jewelry, and accessories (

    I do home parties, catalog parties (long-distance ones, too!), and online parties. It’s the best way to get those holiday gifts for free and half priced! Scentsy Family has awesome hostess rewards. And, what I love, too, is that there are money saving Combine and Save packages for your guests.

    I sell in the US and Canada. If you live in Canada, click on the little flag in the upper right hand corner, and follow the instructions. It will take you to the Canadian website.

    I look forward to looking at everyone else’s websites. Thank you for giving all of us this opportunity to support each other.

  5. Jodi Ocken
    October 15, 2012 | 10:11 am

    Create Custom designed Living Lockets to tell the story of your life! View all products and shop online at

    Get a sneak peek of our NEW Fall product line and trends on my Facebook page at

  6. Shari Chavez Ergle - Ind. Silpada Designs Rep.
    September 20, 2012 | 8:26 pm

    See my link to view the catalog.

  7. trisha geyman
    November 27, 2011 | 9:20 pm


  8. Susie Lite
    November 23, 2011 | 1:28 pm

    Thank you Jennifer! As an industry veteran, I am a firm believer in supporting Direct Selling businesses. Not only do you get some of the best products on the market, you also get the personalized service that is lacking in the big box stores. Imagine someone asking you what your needs are and helping you fill them!

    Rodan + Fields Dermatologists is offering a “Love Your Lips” Holiday Collection that’s perfect for gift giving – or maybe you or someone you know could use a little extra pampering during the holiday business. I would love to help! Visit my website at or call 630-810-9593 for a personal skincare consultation. Happy Holidays!

  9. Gina Rice, bcharmed Independent Lead Stylist
    November 22, 2011 | 9:06 pm

    Thank you so much! This is an awesome idea! I am with a brand new company called bcharmed! There are so many ways to enjoy bcharmed!

    Become a Hostess! Earn FREE Jewelry by inviting bcharmed into your home! Treat your friends with an invitation to your bcharmed Boutique and they will fall in love with our stylish, unique charms, and jewelry! Then you’ll get to indulge in a jewelry makeover!

    Become a Boutique-Goer! SHOP from the comfort of your own home or neighborhood Boutique and enjoy our beautifully handcrafted jewelry. Browse, build, and become bcharmed by shopping for jewelry that fits your style.

    COME FALL IN LOVE WITH bcharmed!

    Our jewelry is handcrafted by Artisans around the world. We have taken great care to use materials of the highest quality, while keeping our prices affordable. Our Boutiques are unique because you can create a jewelry piece or collection that fits your specific taste or style.

    bcharmed is jewelry that lets you b you! ™
    Visit my website at or call anytime 317-332-0593

  10. Tina Vasquez
    November 21, 2011 | 12:49 am

    What a great idea! Thanks so much Jennifer.

    If you are in need of a FREE mobile phone for holiday gifts, please take a look at my website. I partner with all the major carriers. My website also offers different products & services. Please use my Rep# L447823 when placing orders.

    Happy Holidays to all. Wishing a prosperous year end to all businesses.


  11. Gage Diers
    November 16, 2011 | 4:51 pm

    This is a wonderful idea! I had an open house this past weekend, and took took a bunch of jewelry orders from other consultants! I had a new product to introduce, so that helped! We had tons of fun, we all had a successful show, and we got tons of holiday gifts purchased! Had some potential team members as well!

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