By Joe Barrett
To date over 100 businesses in Laois have signed up to take part in the Laois Gift Card initiative.
The initiative was taken in an effort to support local businesses and local employment.
The card can be used to purchase a wide range of products and services.
People are being asked to be a local hero this festive season and to support your local retailers by purchasing a Laois Gift Card and to keep your spend local.
You can purchase your gift card online here