This holiday season, skip the big-box retailers and shop small. Not only are you supporting talented local entrepreneurs, but you’re also buying special and unique gifts that won’t be widely found anywhere else. We’ve curated some of the best local shops that offer the perfect gifts for all the special women in your life, including moms, wives, girlfriends, sisters, mothers-in-law and more.
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Located in the Edgewood Shopping District, The Beehive brings together local designers and entrepreneurs selling everything from apparel and jewelry to baby goods and housewares. When you shop for her this holiday season at The Beehive, it’s a great way to both engage with the brands and businesses, as well as the collective itself.
Location: East Atlanta - 1250 Caroline St NE; Website: thebeehiveatl.com; Contact: 404-581-9261
Just Add Honey
Tea lovers will love the gift of loose leaf tea from Just Add Honey, located off the Atlanta BeltLine. Additional items for purchase include teapot sets, tea infusers, mugs, kettles and more. You can even gift a private “parTEA.”
Location: East Atlanta - 684 John Wesley Dobbs Ave NE; Website: justaddhoney.net; Contact: 404-850-6510
Kudzu Antiques and Modern
Kudzu Antiques and Modern, located in both Sandy Springs and Decatur, offers a variety of unique and eclectic furniture, lighting, art and more that will turn heads and bring delight. If she likes kitsch, you’ve come to the right place.
Location: Multiple Locations (Sandy Springs and Decatur); Website: kudzuantiques.com
A staple right outside Krog Street Market, The Merchant curates a selection of stationery, housewares, books and other assorted gifts for her. Inspired by traveling merchants of ancient times, The Merchant seeks to source and sell items of a specific vintage aesthetic, found from all over the United States.
Location: East Atlanta - 99 Krog St NE; Website: themerchantatl.com; Contact: 404-331-1200
Journey into the metaphysical when you buy a gift for her from Modern Mystic, located in Ponce City Market. Offering everything from crystals and tarot cards to candles, aromatherapy, sage and more, Modern Mystic will engage all your senses. You can even purchase tarot card readings and alchemy workshops.
Location: East Atlanta - 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE; Website: modernmysticshop.com; Contact: 404-600-2939
Urban Cottage is a lovely little shop in the heart of Virginia-Highland. In addition to curated home goods and decor, Urban Cottage even develops custom furniture if you’re looking to elevate that special gift for her this holiday season.
Location: Northeast Atlanta - 998 North Highland Avenue NE; Website: urbancottageatlanta.com; Contact: 404-815-9993
Waiting on Martha Home and Everyday
Find inspiring gifts for her at Waiting on Martha Home and Everyday. Whether you’re seeking home decor, plants, tabletop, beauty, apparel and more, you can find items that exemplify a “life well-lived” at this quaint Vinings Jubilee establishment.
Location: Vinings - 4300 Paces Ferry Rd SE; Website: waitingonmarthahome.com; Contact: 404-905-9285
Wild Oats and Billy Goats
Fun artisan trinkets and decor can be found at Wild Oats and Billy Goats, a gift boutique located near Decatur Square. All items, including pottery and ceramics, paintings, prints, wood, metal and more, are created by local or regional artists and serve as perfect gifts for her.
Location: Decatur - 112 E Ponce de Leon Ave; Website: wildoatsandbillygoats.com; Contact: 404-378-4088
WISH, located in the historic Carnegie Library in Little Five Points, is a woman-owned streetwear boutique that curates the most inspiring stories in streetwear from around the world. From apparel to jewelry, bags and more, WISH works with designers and artists that go beyond fashion and into community and social change.
Location: East Atlanta - 447 Moreland Ave NE; Website: wishatl.com; Contact: 404-880-0402
Offering unique, local and handcrafted gifts, Young Blood is a perfect one-stop shop when searching for gifts for her. Located in the new Atlanta Dairies complex, Young Blood offers everything from flowers and fragrances to jewelry and accessories and more.
Location: East Atlanta - 777 Memorial Drive SE; Website: youngbloodboutique.com; Contact: 404-358-1286