With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, love is in the air and it’s crunch time for last-minute gift givers everywhere. Luckily, Atlanta is the perfect place to find unique, locally-inspired goods for any occasion. Whether you’re on the hunt for the perfect present for Valentine’s Day, a birthday, or just out of the goodness of your heart - consider this your go to Atlanta gift guide.
For the Lover of Local
There are plenty of incredible locally-inspired shops popping up all over Atlanta. One of our personal favorites is Cocoa and Mischa, a charming boutique tucked away in Decatur. You’ll be hardpressed NOT to find something spectacular at this shop. Boasting local and regional handmade goods, every piece in the store is unique and meaningful. With a mission to work with small, sustainable and socially conscious makers, you can feel good about making a purchase at this local shop. While you’re in the area, stop in at Victory Sandwich Bar for a quick snack or tasty cocktail.
For the Romantic
Show the hopeless romantic in your life some appreciation with a gift that will last forever. Noonday Collection designs and sells an inspired collection of jewelry that will make a lasting impression. The best part? This socially responsible business creates opportunities for women across the globe, empowering them to make a difference. That’s a win, win. Bonus points: give the gift of meaningful quality time by curating a romantic evening at home. We have a few tips to help you create a fine dining experience at home.
For the Foodie
For the lover of all things food, consider a gift card to the best new restaurant in America that just so happens to be nestled in the heart of our city. Staplehouse totes their gift cards as the gift that gives twice. Not only will you be giving the gift of Chef Ryan Smith’s food, you’ll also be making a contribution to The Giving Kitchen.
Have a foodie in your life that’s more of a homebody? Give them the gift of chef-prepared meals delivered straight to their door with a Christophe’s gift card. Our chef crafted dishes are sure to give the gifter major bonus points. Maybe they’ll even invite you over to enjoy the meal together.
For the Birthday Girl
For the special lady in your life bringing in another year, head over to the Westside and check out The Merchant. From books to candles to one of a kind vintage finds, you’ll leave with the perfect unique gift for her - beautifully designed, witty greeting card included. Want more ideas? Check out Atlanta Magazine’s full list of local gifts for her.
For the Birthday Boy
Ditch the go-to gift card or boring pair of socks with a gift that will actually drop his jaw. For the man on your list, stop in at Onward Reserve at Ponce City Market. They even have a handy gift search guide to search based on category or budget - brilliant. From gameday essentials (think Yeti hoppers and fancy leather koozies) to manly reads (like Hot Coals and Lost Balls), this Atlanta shop is laid back but unwavering in quality. Or, if you have cocktail lover on your hands, give a gift the two of you can enjoy for years to come. Toast to the good life with vintage and modern glassware from Cocktail Commons, a local shop run by a husband and wife duo out of Adair Park.
Are you a last-minute gifting expert? Comment below with any brilliant ideas that we missed!