If you’re in search of the perfect holiday gift, then you may look far and wide across the internet, large stores and online retailers from all sorts of different places. But what you may not know is there are a lot of great options for delightful gifts right here in Atlanta. Supporting local businesses is more important than ever right now, as the COVID-19 pandemic has threatened the livelihoods of many small business owners.
To show your support for Atlanta businesses, consider visiting the storefront or website of one of the city’s many excellent local retailers. Among these retailers are local artists, community culinary creatives and artisans that create useful and sustainable beauty and home products – among other products that are perfect for gift-giving. Check out this Atlanta local business holiday gift guide to find the perfect present for your loved one this season.
Beautiful Briny Sea
For the foodie or chef in your life, Beautiful Briny Sea offers artisan dry-goods to add something unique and delicious to their kitchen and cooking repertoire. They sell salt blends, sugar blends and gift sets that are handmade using locally and sustainably sourced raw ingredients. Their signature blends are made to be sprinkled on desserts, drinks and dishes, and their products are available online.
To get a range of products including art, edible creations, home goods and more that are all created by local makers, visit Eco Denizen. This store was designed with sustainability and a love for people and the environment in mind. Shopping at Eco Denizen feels good because you know you’re supporting a local family-owned business with products and services that are better for people and the planet.
Citizen Supply offers a selection of different local products via their curated marketplace for quality handmade and small-batch goods. In this store, you can find a wide range of locally crafted products and many that you can also have personalized – some right there in the store, like their pressed-leather offerings.
Modern Mystic Shop – Local Makers Holiday Pop-Up Series
On Saturdays and Sundays throughout December, Modern Mystic Shop is hosting pop-ups spotlighting favorite local makers and creators. Each weekend, curated collections from local small-batch producers will be available in the shop – with a focus on women-identified and POC-owned businesses. Products available include jewelry, bath products, candles and more.
SustainAble Home Goods Holiday Gift Box Bar
At SustainAble Home Goods in Ponce City Market, shoppers can create their own ethical curated gift boxes of handmade products from local and global makers. Products available include kitchen essentials, wellness aids and more. Each box is US$60 and includes three pick-your-own items with additional items for US$8 apiece.
Kimberly McDonald Store
Designer Kimberly McDonald creates beautiful, one-of-a-kind jewelry crafted from natural stones and materials, reclaimed gold and recycled diamonds. In her Atlanta Buckhead Village store, you can find an array of bespoke handcrafted jewelry as well as her brand-new Signature Home Decor and Accessories line. You’ll also find a range of luxury products including apparel, accessories and lifestyle items for the discerning high-end gift hunter.
Mama Bath & Body
For the bath and body product lover on your list, look no further than Mama Bath & Body. This local pampering product emporium is available in person at Krog Street Market or Avondale Estates, but you can also buy online. You can find items with signature or seasonal scents, and there are several products selected for holiday gifts, including sets and stocking stuffers.
Xoxcolatl Small Batch Chocolate
If chocolate is on your loved one’s wish list, then Xocolatl is the perfect place for you to find a delicious present. Though Xocolatl no longer has a storefront due to the pandemic, they still offer their delicious Atlanta-made small-batch chocolate online in a wide variety of options and flavors.
Local restaurant gift certificate
Another way to support an Atlanta local business is to procure a local restaurant gift certificate for your friends and family – a gift that will be both useful and well-loved. Many Atlanta restaurants are in a tough economic situation due to the pandemic, and this gift provides your recipient with a delicious takeout meal or in-person dining experience while supporting our favorite local restaurants and bars.
With so many incredible local options, you can truly get something for everyone on your list with this Atlanta local business holiday gift guide. Depending on what you’re looking for, you can find something to fit everyone’s interests – whether it’s luxuriating bath and beauty products, delicious treats, or a luxury home accessory. Consider one of these Atlanta local businesses for your holiday gift-giving needs to help support the local community this season.
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