Here it is, bigger and better than ever before — the Holiday Gift Guide for everyone on your list! We’ve done the research and put together the top gifts from local businesses all over OTP. Support local this year!
So without further ado…
– FOR THE DECORATOR –
A Marietta-based design and manufacturing company for inspirational gifts and home decor. Aiming to inspire and encourage people through their products and serve their community as well as customers, Glory Haus has partnered with Must Ministries to employ local women transitioning out of difficult situations. These women have become the talented artisans for all handmade jewelry and accessories made in Glory Haus’ Repurposed on Purpose workroom.
Glory Haus also speaks its purpose and mission through Daughters of Hope, its fair trade factory in India, to lift women out of social and economic oppression by providing employment, training, and the means to sustainable life. Glory Haus is proud to work with these women and offer you their products.
Look out for a Glory Haus storefront at the Marietta Market in January 2019.
The Rustic Market is one of those stores that has something for everyone — home decor, jewelry, bath products, accessories, gifts, and apparel. This year we are featuring their handcrafted wooden signs. Made by Six Twenty-Two, a woman owned- local business, they have fun sayings like, Better not pout ($16) and First Christmas. They start at $12!
And new this year to The Rustic Market is Market Home, which has all of the furniture, textiles, and lighting to give your home rustic charm. New as well this year will be Market Provisions — a deliciously curated collection of hostess snacks, jellies, dip and drink mixes, cookies, chocolate, and crackers!
Located at 5330 Brookstone Drive Suite 220 & 230 Acworth, Georgia 30101 next to Reveille Cafe (770) 694-1282.
Located in Woodstock, The Gifted Ferret is filled unique gifts. Transform an ordinary room into an extraordinary one with stunning patterns, vibrant colors, luxurious textures and delicious scents of Michel Design Works products. Available in store or online.
Check out this unique shopping boutique filled with tasteful gifts, artisan wine and natural gourmet items and enjoy free artisan wine tasting every Saturday from 6-8pm.
Located at 1910 Eagle Dr, Ste 400, Woodstock, Georgia, 770-693-5889
Short on time? Let them create a custom gift basket that will impress anyone on your list. Prices range from $35-100.
Located at 130 S Park Sq NE Marietta, Georgia 30060 (770) 794-3136
Unique, hand-crafted hummingbird feeders are the perfect gift for nature lovers! The feeders are hand-poured and glazed inside to ensure durability and easy cleaning. Each one is hand-painted with non-toxic paints, then sealed to preserve the design. Available in several colors and styles. $21.95 + tax.
This new home decor, gifts and design business opens November 17th! They carry modern farmhouse decor as well as gifts, handmade jewelry, and some locally made products as well.
Located at 7117 Main St. in Woodstock. (770) 485-5898
This new Woodstock gift shop is a wonderful “treasure” with gifts and great customer service. They carry Nora Fleming, a line of beautiful serving pieces that can be customized for any holiday or event such as a tennis luncheon or football tailgating. The dishes come suited for Nora Fleming interchangeable minis, which easily attach to each piece to fit whatever occasion or season you are celebrating. The minis are sold for $13.50 and serving pieces range from $27 – $65.
Located at 102 Fowler Street in Woodstock. (770) 926-9280
– FOR THE FASHIONISTA –
The destination for the latest trends in both fashion and home decor. They offer rustic and modern style home decor, unique gift ideas, accessories, and fashions ranging from boho to casual chic. Stop by to grab a fun holiday party outfit or a special hostess gift.
Located at 145 W Main St Suite 104, Canton, GA 30114 and 2960 Shallowford Rd, Marietta, GA 30066.
Locally filmed “Ozark” is the show that everyone is talking about. If you love the show as much as we do, grab some of our custom printed Blue Cat Lodge t-shirts, tanks, hoodies and hats — available in our new online store. We promise, you will get compliments everywhere you wear them!
MARINE LAYER @ AVALON
This holiday season, stop by one of Avalon‘s newest retailers. Marine Layer, a West Coast-based retailer known for creating absurdly soft tees, gives shoppers the opportunity to give the priceless gift of comfort. With clothing crafted using a signature fabric made from recycled beechwood, Marine Layer’s apparel is sustainable, eco-friendly and incredibly soft.
As always, don’t forget to experience Avalon on Ice and Santa at Avalon as you shop this holiday season!
Located at 400 Avalon Boulevard Alpharetta.
If you or someone you know is going on a warm weather destination this winter, finding the perfect swimsuit can be a challenge. The experts at Southeast Swimwear can help you feel comfortable and confident in the right swimsuit — it’s empowering!
Southeast Swimwear carries the best-fitting swimwear styles, primarily bra-sized to make the whole process much easier. They will help you find your perfect fitting suit, as well as hats, bags, dresses, coverups, and everything else you need to complete your look. (They now carry bras, too!) Grab a gift card and surprise someone with the gift of a great fitting swimsuit.
Located at 12926 Hwy 92 Suite 500 Woodstock, GA 30188 (678)-403-1444.
Dinner Date? Holiday Party? Come shop The Pink Valise Boutique for an amazing new outfit. They are located in the Alpharetta City Center. The boutique, which carries contemporary styles and some designer brands, is a perfect spot for both moms and teen daughters to shop, with sizes ranging from XS to 3X.
Based in Thomasville since 2015, The Pink Valise is a women’s clothing boutique created by sisters Amanda and Tracie. After losing their mother to cancer, and Amanda’s own bout with cancer, the two opened the store with the tagline “A passion for fashion and a cure for cancer.”
Step into the colorful world of LuLaRoe, the most comfortable men’s, women’s, and children’s clothing you’ll ever find. Live sales every Sunday, Wednesday, and Friday on Facebook, and a boutique in Canton, GA with over 2,000 items. Private styling appointments available. Contact Elaine at (407)-435-3454.
– FOR THE READER –
POSMAN BOOKS @ AVALON
Before settling into its new permanent home at Avalon in Spring 2019, Posman Books, a family-owned contemporary bookstore offering the best selection of adult and children books, as well toys, games and greeting cards, will activate a special holiday pop-up shop for holly jolly shoppers.
As always, don’t forget to experience Avalon on Ice and Santa at Avalon as you shop this holiday season!
Located at 400 Avalon Boulevard Alpharetta.
Over 100 contributors share their failures, setbacks and most embarrassing moments for this compilation of hilarity with the hopes that their stories would give the weary some much needed comic relief. Order on Amazon!
– FOR THE LIBATIONIST –
Need a little silver and gold this holiday? Jude, a modern belgian-style tripel, makes a great Christmas gift for the beer lover in your life. The delicate floral aroma, sweet malt character, clean citrus finish, and high alcohol content are sure to make the season glitter. Look for this local Georgia offering at Reformation Brewery and local retailers near you.
Retails for $10 per six-pack direct (limit one case per person from brewery). Prices may vary at discretion of retailer per Georgia law.
Tiny Bubbles Tea Bar is serving up the fun with award-winning bubble teas, Vietnamese coffee, loose leaf tea, macarons and more! Come taste what everyone is talking about.
New this year, you can pick up an adorable Bubble Tea Purse that includes a $10 gift card. Purse has a zipper closure, outside pocket and adjustable strap. Crafted from faux leather with a macaron keychain included, measures 12″x7″. Available at both locations and online.
Located in Kennesaw, Independent Grounds is a coffee shop with heart that primarily hires adults with special needs. Grab the coffee lover on your list a gift card, mug or t-shirt from this shop that is as inspirational as it is welcoming. Be sure to try their special holiday blend of coffee beans this season!
– FOR THE CANDLE BURNERS –
Woodstock’s hot spot for all kinds of gatherings — this is your place to go for holiday events all season long. Live music, ugly sweaters and more are on the calendar, so be sure check it out for holiday fun.
On Small Business Saturday, they’ll be selling these handcrafted wine bottle candles, made from their own stock of wine bottles. Pick one up for yourself or as the perfect hostess gift. Prices start at $16.
Located at 8558 Main Street in downtown Woodstock.
Atlanta-based Wax Candle Bar offers one of the first customizable home décor concepts that is healthy and environmentally-friendly. Customers can create a personalized candle a la carte, choosing from more than 15 phthalate-free fragrances, 20 different containers and three kinds of wax: beeswax, coconut and soy (Wax Candle Bar is one of the very few candle companies that offers three different types of wax!)
Beeswax is hypoallergenic, so it’s recommended for people with allergies and Wax Candle Bar uses pure beeswax sourced from the United States. All of the fragrance oils used in the 15+ scent choices from Wax Candle Bar are 100% phthalate-free. The 20 container styles at Wax Candle Bar are as varied as the fragrances. All styles can be re-used — fill them with flowers or other decorative purposes! Candles range from $45 – $90.
– FOR THE HOSTESS –
Cheeses & Mary, OTP’s go-to spot for everything party tray under the sun, is featuring a “Just Add Friends” cheese plate. Simply let them know the number of people you will be entertaining, and they will create a Pinterest-worthy cheese board that will delight your crowd. Prices range from $6 to $10 per person, depending on selections.
Cheeses & Mary is located at 12220 Birmingham Highway, Bldg 80, Alpharetta, GA 30004.
This delightful gift shop in the heart of downtown Roswell has everything you need for the perfect hostess gift this season. Pick up their locally made cheese and cracker tray — it’s made out of a recycled gallon jug. $40.
Established in 2005, they are proud supporters of local & American made. Located at 35 Oak Street in Roswell.
Their loyal fans refer to them as their culinary destination for premium olive oils and vinegars, delicious cooking demonstrations by renowned chefs, and every unique product that is needed to become a flavor guru. Pick up a Grab-n-Go Custom Gift Basket for yourself or a party. Prices start at $25.
Located at 105 East Main Street in Woodstock.
– FOR THE KIDS –
A local company with a plethora of natural materials using eco-friendly practices to make artisan toys for children of all ages. Prices range from $8 to $75. Have your gift for the littlest ones stand out from the rest.
A fun, fast-paced, addictive card game for the whole family. The object of the game is to get rid of your cards before your enemies. A game of attacking and defending, involving some luck but mostly strategy — there is no winner, only a loser!
Kids to adults, 2-6 players. $12.00.
With their new location at the Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta in Woodstock, their shop is filled with toys including a gift basket registry. A top toy this year is Teddy Ruxpin, now with bluetooth and all sorts of cool new functions!
Black Friday deals are:
- $10 gift card with purchase of Teddy Ruxpin
- $5 gift card with every $100 purchase
- Activity pads, water wows and puzzles buy 2 get 1 free
New location is 915 Ridgewalk Parkway Woodstock 30188 at the Outlet Shoppes of Atlanta.
With winter approaching, you’ll probably want a way for the kids to burn off some energy. Airborne Canton is Georgia’s largest indoor aerial park. Grab a gift card for all the stockings you need to stuff this year, and give them something fun to look forward to this winter.
60 minute jump pass is $17.00; 90 minute jump pass is $23.00; and 120 minute jump pass is $28.00. Prices include socks.
– FOR SOMETHING SPECIAL –
Z COUTURE CUSTOM HANDMADE JEWELRY
Locally handmade by Terri Zahorodny using only the finest quality Swarovski crystals, sterling silver and semi-precious gemstones along with other beautiful findings. These are one-of-a-kind designs featuring natural gemstones and crystals with hand knotting. Visit her home studio, or book her for your own private home party.
MARK EDGE JEWELRY
Atlanta-based jewelry artist Mark Edge has designed collections for over 30 years. Recognized for his signature ecovintage style, he uses reclaimed, recycled and vintage materials to reinvent each piece of jewelry.
Mark’s handmade creations feature simple yet timeless elements like vintage beads and cameos, semi-precious and fine crystals, coins and lockets. Each element is anchored by patterns of mixed metal chains, resulting in a one-of-a-kind jewelry that complements any style. It is beautiful, classical jewelry that accents the individuality of the person who wears it.
Although Mark’s touch is contemporary, his work is a blend of modern styles, combined with an eye on fashion. The result is jewelry with timeless feeling. Mark Edge is worn by the granddaughter, the mother and the grandmother — and this generational family tie is what Mark is most proud of.
– FOR THE FOODIE –
TODD HOGAN RESTAURANTS
James Beard recognized chef Todd Hogan owns several restaurants around town: Branchwater in Vickery Village/Cumming since 2013, Branch & Barrel at Avalon since 2015, and recently opened Duke’s Roadhouse Grill in Crabapple/Milton. All of these restaurants will delight your taste buds and are the perfect gift card to give to friends and coworkers. Stop in any of his restaurants and enjoy his flavors.
We all have one on our list — the health nut! Give them the gift of a Kale Me Crazy Gift Card It’s a great way to give the gift of health and wellness. Good for any purchase of wraps, salads, smoothies, gift baskets and cold pressed juices or official Kale Me Crazy merchandise.
Kale Me Crazy will be opening its newest location in Alpharetta on January 3rd at 50 Canton St Suite 101. Stay tuned for their grand opening celebration.
Gift cards must be at least $10. They are easily redeemable at any Kale Me Crazy.
– FOR THE WELLNESS SAVVY –
INTOWN SALT ROOM WELLNESS GIFT PACKAGE
Looking for the perfect gift for the person who has everything? How about a much-needed wellness package from Intown Salt Room?! They offer two different Himalayan salt experiences: dry salt therapy and meditation with sound therapy.
Dry salt therapy helps to alleviate stress, anxiety and fatigue. In the meditation room, slip on a pair of headphones and sink into a zero gravity Wave Lounger built with Acoustic Resonance Technology, for a whole body sensory experience.
The package includes a “Get Salty” tote bag, 30 minutes of dry salt therapy, 30 minutes of meditation with sound therapy, and all natural Pink Himalayan salt bath products. $85 (tax included) while supplies last. To purchase, call 678-974-7867 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
2 goats, 20 Silver Lace Wyandotte chickens, 3 Americaunas, 2 bird dogs, 1 rat terrier with 3 legs, and Buttercup, the cat that doesn’t chase mice! Farm2Face Beauty is a natural/organics skincare product line that produces natural artisan skin care, baby care, soap, body care & home care products on their farm outside of Atlanta. They are 15 acres of healthy living and farming.
Created by award-winning esthetician Shannon Palmquist, the line never uses harsh synthetic fragrances, synthetic colors, parabens or tests on animals. All the herbs and flowers in the product line are grown on the farm.
One of the new products for the holidays is a dreamy lotion made with natural sunflower oil, plus peppermint and vanilla to soothe your skin and remind you of a candy cane (organic) that Santa left you! All products are ideal to tuck into a gift basket, put in a Christmas stocking, or give as hostess gifts!
Step through the door and with one breath be magically transported to an old-world apothecary where shopping is a relaxed delight, full of discovery. Lilly Sage Apothecary’s bath and body products are all natural and handmade onsite with care from ingredients you can pronounce.
There you’ll find exquisite gifts for yourself or a loved one, including candles, essential oils, mens grooming products, books and jewelry from five local designers. This is inspired boutique shopping at its best — no airline ticket required!
Located in the newly minted uptown district in historic Roswell at 1097 Alpharetta Street, Roswell, GA 30075.
Since IV therapy is the fastest method of introducing fluid and nutrients throughout your entire body, the health benefits take effect as soon as the hydration treatment begins. Whether you are sick, fatigued, injured, or hungover, they can help you feel better immediately.
The fluids used in hydration therapy deliver electrolytes, amino acids, and essential vitamins directly into your bloodstream with 100% absorption. Services include hydration, energy, migraine relief, immune boost, muscle recovery, brain boost and more.
First time visitors receive 30% off their service and Black Friday weekend special: 2 for 1!
– FOR LAUGHS & JUST BECAUSE –
Highwave is dedicated to producing innovative products that humans and dogs love while reducing their impact on the planet. Check out some of their awesome products, like the original and BEST travel mug for dogs — made in the USA, and now comes in six colors!
And their BrewFish takes the guesswork (and bitterness) out of your morning coffee equation — this personal brewing system allows you to brew and drink right in the same mug. Check out their other travel mugs (for humans) and the Vinogloww Stemless wine glass.
For the fun loving family member who can’t get enough of Georgia’s own Waffle House, why not surprise them with Waffle House original ornament? Priced at $11.50 you can grab one for an ornament exchange or anyone who loves a good laugh.
This might be the perfect gift for the man in your life! A half dozen at $49 is 100% edible and truly made for that rugged one-of-a-kind, hammer swinging, IPA drinking, duck hunting, beast of a man-animal you call yours.
Each broquet comes fit for a Manly Man, in a Manly Man pint glass. The broquet is pre-arranged, sealed and packaged fresh in a stylish printed box, too.
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