As many of us are seeking to break away from big box stores, here are a few alternatives to consider. I will be adding to this list, as I come across other proven alternatives. Let me know, if you have any valued businesses.
The Tuttle Twins
This and That: houseware items, supplements, gifts, etc.
Of course, shopping local is great! Some have suggested looking up items in Amazon to read reviews… then order directly from the manufacturer.
*disclaimer: I have not researched every aspect of each of these companies (where they make donations, etc). This is simply to encourage a much-needed breakup from Amazon.