Shopping Local in Georgia

You can’t buy happiness but you can buy local, and that’s kinda the same thing. Right? If you live in Atlanta, Georgia you have a plethora of options when it comes to finding unique and stunning holiday gifts for your loved ones this year. The powerhouse Atlanta retail locations like Ponce City Market and Krog Street Market house some of the greatest new shops in town in addition to pop-up shops that appear when the weather changes and long-time storefront staples that bring nostalgia to locals who have lived in Atlanta since childhood.

With all these options, it’s hard to figure out where you should be shopping. Lucky for you, this list will point out some of the best GA local shops where you can not only find a great gift, but also support someone’s dream of owning a successful business. In no particular order, here are some of our favorite Georgia made products:

  1. The Neighborhood Nest

    This brand spanking new, as in it opened in November 2018, eclectic home goods store opened just a stones throw from downtown Woodstock, GA and lives on Main Street. This locally-owned business is stocked with home décor, gifts and jewelry that you won’t be able to find anywhere else in town and is the perfect backdrop to find that perfect gift for the person whose nest is always welcoming and stunning. Check them out in store and on Facebook.

    The Neighborhood Nest Woodstock GA

  2. Southern Grove Candles

    The ever-popular idea of candles is always a good approach to holiday gifts. But when it comes to finding the perfect look, smell and affect on your room, these hit the nail on the head. Each of their soy candles, are handmade and prepared by local chandlers who have picked the perfect southern inspired fragrances. You can visit their website to find out Georgia retail locations that carry their beautiful brand.

    southern grove candles made in georgia

  3. Bench Dogs Custom Furniture

    While this shop doesn’t have a storefront, they have a great website and Instagram account that showcases the incredible talent of head designer, David Sisson. If you’re looking to replicate a piece of furniture that you had as a child, that you saw in an over-priced luxury showroom or want to brainstorm an idea to create, this team can deliver just about anything you can dream up. And we guarantee nobody else will be getting your “hard to buy for” dad a Georgia custom-made piece of furniture that he’ll show off to all his buddies.

    Bench Dogs Custom Furniture made in Georgia

  4. Made In Georgia

    This online Georgia store is a great local spot to find the perfect stocking stuffer for your loved ones. This website includes locally-designed Georgia shirts for adults, youth and even has Georgia onesies for that special little kiddo in your life, as well as great coffee mugs for those chilly winter mornings. If you’re looking to find the perfect Made In Georgia gift for that favorite Atlantian (and yes, that’s a real word) in your life, this should be your first stop.

    made in atlanta georgia shirts

We hope these local Georgia businesses spark your holiday spirit and that you’re able to find some great gifts for your friends and family. And if you visit, be sure to mention this article and let them know we approve of their amazing work! Have yourself a merry little Christmas.