SEATTLE — The holidays tend to involve spending quite a bit of money, but Intentionalist wants to challenge consumers to spend more thoughtfully this season.

Intentionalist is an online guide to minority-owned businesses within the community. Beyond its purpose as a directory, the site aims to build a community by interviewing local business owners and creating meet-up opportunities. Founder, Laura Clise shared the importance of shopping locally and showcased the kinds of unique gifts you can find at a small business.

A few of Laura's favorites:

Retail Therapy

Momo

Eighth Generation 

Clover Toys

Valerie Madison Fine Jewelry

Intenionalist also works with businesses to support and encourage spending in local communities. Intentionalist worked with PR firm Porter Novelli to make a gift guide that will be sent to their clients to showcase local businesses where corporations can spend regularly on day-to-day items like office supplies, caterers, florists and photographers.

Be sure to follow Intentionalist on Instagram and Twitter!

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