NEW YORK—The holiday season has officially arrived, bringing with it thoughts of family, food, and, as always, gifts and shopping. With a myriad of supply chain issues and staffing worries impacting businesses across the board, many small businesses are pushing to remind customers to shop for their holiday gifts as early as possible—as in: right now. This week, we’re taking a look at some of the cute, creative ways small businesses are nudging their followers and regulars to get their holiday shopping done early—use this space to get inspired for your own posts and newsletters, so you can make sure patients and customers get their sunglasses and eyewear on time for the holidays.

Splice Clothing in Las Vegas is offering gift wrapping through December 6—a great way to encourage customers to get in early and take advantage of a special offer. Image via spliceclothing on Instagram

HomeGrown Decatur, a hub for artists in Decatur, Georgia, shared a fun, sweet graphic as a reminder to get shopping early. A graphic like this is easy to make on an iPad or laptop for anyone on your team with an artistic calling. Image via homegrowndecatur on Instagram

Joining Jill, a quilter located in Texas, shared a countdown to Christmas—a great visual reminder for the procrastinators among us. Image via joiningjill on Instagram

Creating a holiday gift guide like the Binc Foundation did is a great way to encourage early shopping, too. It’s also a perfect place to support other local businesses—include them in your guide to foster relationships and help out your neighbors. Image via thinkingbinc on Instagram