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The 12 Industries of Christmas: Unique Gift Ideas from Service Businesses

Give your loved ones the gift of service this year. Small businesses everywhere provide an abundance of holiday gift ideas. Think outside the box and check out this article for some fun ideas.

Bailey Keppel
Bailey Keppel
6 min read
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The holiday season is here and GoSite is all too excited to showcase our gratitude for the service-based companies we get to work so closely with.

Here at GoSite, we believe when small businesses succeed, we all do. So this holiday season, we encourage you to shop small and lend a hand to the businesses in your community that could use some extra love.

Our customers represent a variety of service industries all across the country. To get into the holiday spirit, let’s take a look at 12 of these industries, why we love them, and ideas for how you can support them through the 2020 holidays.

1. Landscaping

GoSite is proud to offer services to landscapers all over the United States. From Southern California to New Haven, Connecticut, our lawn care workers are always on the go and seeking new clients.

This holiday season, consider giving the gift of a beautiful yard to someone in your life. These landscaping professionals specialize in lawn care, landscaping, hardscaping, waste removal, and much more.

A year’s worth of yard care would be a great gift for a parent or relative who could use a hand maintaining their outdoor space.

2. HVAC

puppy laying on an air vent

When’s the last time you had your A/C unit inspected or your water heater replaced? This winter is a great time to touch base with some of these essential appliances.

Nobody wants to suffer through a cold winter, so rely on your local heating, ventilation, and air conditioning expert to make your home as cozy as December should be.

3. House Cleaning

cat clinging to a mop being pushed around

Who doesn’t love having a clean home? Give the gift of cleanliness this year to your friends and family who love—or need—to clean the most!

The house cleaning experts we work closely with specialize in various combinations of services including:

  • Vacuuming
  • Mopping
  • Washing dishes
  • Washing windows
  • Cleaning carpets
  • Sanitizing
  • Doing laundry

A clean space really is a gift, so consider helping a loved one sign up for services from your community’s local house cleaning service provider.

4. Pet Grooming

puppy getting a haircut

Have a happy howliday this year by surprising your pet-loving friends with quality grooming services. Our pets mean the most to us, so imagine the smile on your friend or family member’s face when they receive a day at the spa for their beloved companion!

Our pet grooming clients have several years of industry experience and will pamper a pup to their heart’s content! Take advantage of services, such as shampooing, trimming, nail clipping, flea treatments, ear cleanings, and more.

The way to a person’s heart is through their pet, so spread the love and support your local groomers this December.

5. Auto Detailing

german shepard driving a car

On the first day of Christmas my loved one sent to me, a voucher for an auto detailing.

We can’t all have a sleigh and reindeer, but many of us have cars that could use a wash. This year, give your favorite car-lover the gift of a clean ride.

Our auto detailing clients do an incredible job when it comes to exterior detailing, interior detailing, shampooing, engine cleaning, and more. Gift cards, coupons, and vouchers are usually available, so be sure to contact your local auto detail shop today to inquire.

6. Beauty and Wellness

pomeranian being blow dried and groomed

Everybody loves to be pampered every once in a while.

That being said, manicures, pedicures, hair cuts, massages, and facials make some of the best holiday gifts for moms, dads, siblings, significant others, and friends alike!

More often than not, certificates and vouchers are available for purchase in the amount of the grooming service you wish to gift. Give your favorite salon a call today to find out how you can put them under your tree this year.

7. Construction

two dachshunds wearing construction gear, helping with a project

Whether you work in the construction industry or know someone undergoing construction, there are a few ways to give the gift of creation.

As an owner, you may consider offering a seasonal discount to customers. Meanwhile, patrons can support their local construction companies by investing in projects now rather than later.

Why wait to undergo a home renovation, commercial project, room expansion, or other upcoming construction venture? Small businesses of all types could use support now, so consider starting your next project this winter.

8. Moving

one cat closing another cat inside of a box

GoSite works closely with a lot of moving experts. While moving services aren’t exactly a “wrap it up and put it under the tree” sort of gift, there are still ways to support your local moving companies this holiday season.

Many of our partners in the moving industry double as storage facilities and retail spaces for moving supplies. You can support your local movers after the holidays by renting their storage spaces to store your holiday decorations.

You may also consider purchasing gift boxes, cards, tape, and other wrapping supplies from your local movers rather than large department stores or retail outlets. Meanwhile, if you know someone who’s about to move, inquire about gift certificates to help them cover part of the costs.

These are just a few ways to lend a hand to the movers in your community.

9. Painting

‘Tis the season to be painting! You—and many others—may be feeling a shift in decor as 2021 rolls in.

When you do, call on a nearby painter to provide high-quality and long-lasting services for your residential or commercial properties. Our team works with an abundance of professional painters—from east coast to west coast—and urge you to support their business this upcoming year.

10. Pest Control

Bah humBUG!

Believe it or not, there are ways to give the gift of pest control services this holiday season. Pest and wildlife extractions are transferable, as many businesses are offering what they call “gift subscriptions.”

A wide range of prices and package options are available when you decide to purchase a bundle for a family member or friend. This is a useful gift that keeps on giving, so contact your local exterminator for details today!

 11. Technology

small cat browsing on a cell phone

Phones, speakers, tvs, tablets, laptops—the list goes on and on. Technology is one of the highest-trending and most popular holiday gifts to date.

Whether your little brother wants a new phone case, or your mom could use a screen repair service, turn to a local tech shop near you.

Our clients in the tech industry have experience with repairs, troubleshooting, new products, upgrades, and so much more. No doubt, they’ll have great insight and the best gift recommendation for whomever you’re shopping for.

12. Home Improvement

Last on our list, but certainly not least, is the home improvement industry. GoSite works with hundreds of plumbers, roofers, mechanics, electricians, and general handymen all year round.

These companies help our communities stay up and running, so we owe it to them to reinvest this holiday season.

There are so many ways to support this industry. Here are a few:

  • Give gift cards as Christmas gifts.
  • Recommend your service provider(s) to friends and family.
  • Surprise your services providers with a holiday gift.
  • Hire somebody to install/set up your holiday decorations this year.
  • Invest in small businesses and contractors for your home improvement needs.

Shop Small this Season

We all have small businesses that we know and love. Maybe your favorite sub shop is down the street, or maybe a good family friend runs his own event planning business.

These industries provide us utility, happiness, and help all year long. The holiday season gives us an opportunity to go the extra mile for them in return by gifting their services.

Shop small and happy holidays from the GoSite team!

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