The most wonderful time of the year often comes with a long list of loved ones you want to treat. Our Spotlight Shop Gift Guide is back by popular demand, and we're excited to share that it's packed with even more gift ideas from small businesses than ever before to help you find the most thoughtful presents for all ages and interests on your list.

Santa, if you're reading this, you've got some competition when it comes to gift giving!

Making a list and checking it twice (as fast)

The Spotlight Shop Gift Guide features the most beloved products or services from small businesses near and far. The majority of these businesses have shipping options if you're not from their area, and the guide is sectioned by different personality types to help you get straight to the gifts that people (and furry friends) on your lists will love.

Holiday gifts for the:

  • Coffee Lover
  • Health and Wellness Enthusiast
  • Community-Conscious
  • Dad Who Has Everything
  • Sweet Tooth
  • Animal Lover
  • Busy Mom
  • Social Butterfly
  • Host with the Most
  • Self-Care Guru
  • Homeowner
  • Outdoor Aficionado
  • Fashion Fanatic

Resources to make shopping small your New Year’s resolution

First, we love that goal – you community superstar, you! For shopping small all year round, check out our Small Business Spotlight Shop, an online hub totally geared toward discovering small businesses, hearing their stories and, of course, shopping their products.

If you're an in-person shopper or just want to see small businesses nearby, there is a filter on the site that will only show businesses in your area. There may even be some upcoming in-person pop-up events near you! 

Interested in being featured on the Spotlight Shop?

Apply today – we'd love to have you! You don't even need to bank with us at M&T (though, how could you not want to?). 


Falalala-feel good about supporting small.

When you shop small, you're not just shopping, you’re supporting the businesses that make our neighborhoods unique. If that doesn't get ya on the nice list, we don't know what will!

Grab some cocoa, crank the carols and let’s wrap up something meaningful for all the special people in your life!