When it comes to holiday shopping, busy schedules and traffic always put a damper on the be merry part. We thought we would do a little work for you and showcase some of our favorite places (online too) that have a local flair for Atlanta! There are so many amazing Atlanta area businesses that you could hit up for gifts this year and we are thrilled to support these businesses!
Not only are we excited to point you in the direction of these businesses, we love the highlighted products. See below and keep an eye out for Facebook giveaways of each of these items!
Hand-dyed and block printed fabric goods, handmade by a mom here in the Atlanta ‘burbs! Emily creates one-of-a-kind items that are perfect for gifting, like block-printed tea towels, and hand-dyed swaddle blankets for babies & moms-to-be. She has hand-painted ornaments for the holidays, too. Check out Boolean on Etsy for anyone in your life who appreciates handmade craftsmanship.
Featured Holiday Gift Giveaway: a block printed towel gift set OR a hand-dyed baby blanket (winner’s choice!)
Georgia Crafted is changing the way you buy gifts, shop local and experience what Georgia is all about! This mom-run business curates Georgia-made products, creates unique gift boxes with a variety of themes, and ships them to your door (or the door of the lucky recipient). Great for secret Santa gift exchanges too!
Featured Holiday Gift Giveaway: A gift box packed full of Georgia-made Spa products!
Keeping little ones entertained at the dinner table can be a challenge. The Coloring Table has a great solution- beautiful fabric tablecloths the whole family can COLOR! These will keep the entire family at the dinner table this holiday season and throughout the year! Depending on the marker/crayon you use – you can create a permanent masterpiece OR make the table cloth reusable after a run through the washing machine.
Featured Holiday Gift Giveaway: One holiday table cloth
Give the gift of Goldfish this holiday season! Goldfish Swim School of Johns Creek (opening in early 2017) is offering a limited-time only holiday gift package that includes two months of lessons, the annual membership fee, goggles, a “Bubbles” plush toy and two family swim passes! Swim lessons are a gift that will last a lifetime and bring happiness and joy into your little swimmer’s life this holiday season and beyond. (Special holiday pricing: $168; value of $220).
Featured Holiday Gift Giveaway: Holiday Package listed above!
Jill and Julie with Wishdrawals Travel are your expert travel planners at no cost to you for the perfect family Disney trip! They will help you plan an amazing vacation without all the muss and the fuss that typically comes with planning a Disney trip. How about surprising your family with a Disney vacation (either over Christmas or in 2017!)
Featured Holiday Gift Giveaway: $50 Disney Gift card
Located near downtown Woodstock, you will find community here at the tasting room. Reformation Brewing believes why you drink is important as what you drink. Excellent beer for all life’s moments. Reformation hosts weekly events from game nights to book clubs – it’s kid friendly too! This is a perfect gift for the guys in your family (and one that you can enjoy too).
Featured Holiday Gift Giveaway: One brewery tour with anniversary pint glass. Plan a guys night or a family day trip to visit the brewery and sample beers.
Throughout Jana Fleming’s life, she has found fulfillment through the arts and design. While she appreciates all forms of art, Jana loves creating unique abstract mixed media pieces. She often uses chalk pastels, graphite, charcoal and resin with acrylic paints. Her love for color can be seen throughout her work, whether it is fiery orange or calming blues she is passionate about it all. Jana’s eye for interior design gives her an instinctive ability to transform a fabric sample or vision into a distinct piece for any space.
Featured Holiday Gift Giveaway: 6”x6” gilded mixed media paintings on a gallery canvas (valued at $60)
Treat the special mom (or yourself) to a 60 minute, full body, low impact barre workout. Childcare is available, so one less excuse to forget about the most important person in your life (YOU!). Single classes and packages are available. It’s the perfect way to jump start any New Year’s resolutions that include getting fit or taking time for you.
Featured Holiday Gift Giveaway: 5 Class Package and 5 Free Childcare Sessions
This local Esty shop is the perfect place to find handcrafted custom jewelry for all moms with kids. Customize each piece with names, birth dates, initials, and birthstones. Celebrate the ones in your life who inspire you!
Featured Holiday Gift Giveaway: $25 gift card towards the purchase of your custom piece
Perfect gift for tween/teen girl in your family! ivivva is athletically inspired clothing for girls created by Lululemon. A brand that encourages positivity, encouragement, and a healthy, active lifestyle. Athletic and accessories are unique and have colors/patterns that will stand out. Not to mention their Lenox Mall location has free fitness events and workshops year-round. They strive to create a local community, by highlighting local fitness places and opportunities.
Featured Holiday Gift Giveaway: a pair of tights from ivivva (perfect stocking stuffer!)
Inspired by their Mom, this family-owned business is making sports magical and encouraging kids to work hard. Adorable 8 inch plush sports character with ball head that represents different sports. Perfect for little athletes! Inspire your kids to be active and live a healthy lifestyle with these characters.
Featured Holiday Gift Giveaway: One sports character of your choice
Here are a few other favorites that we love at Atlanta Area Moms Blog: