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2017 Holiday gift guide: gifts with local appeal

Small Business Saturday happens once a year during a weekend of frenzied Black Friday shopping. But why not spread a little more holiday cheer to local small businesses?

This year, resolve to purchase a gift that benefits a local business or the local community. Maybe even make it a gift for yourself. Even if you are buying for someone else, you still have the good feelings from helping out your fellow Georgians.

The Victorian Atlanta, prices vary, Citizen Supply: Shop this new Atlanta-born business, which calls itself a “creative houseplant shop.” The owners will help you curate a green look suited to your space. Some recent plants on hand include Ric Rac Orchid Cactus, Black Coral Sanseviera, Dieffenbachia and Paddle Plant. Visit them at Citizen Supply, Ponce City Market, 675 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE, Atlanta.

Gift card for Shops Buckhead Atlanta: Support local shopping when you give a gift card from a local shopping center. The Shops Buckhead Atlanta gift cards are packaged for gift giving and can be redeemed at any of the shops and restaurants at Shops Buckhead Atlanta that accept American Express. Visit the Property Office on B3, underneath Spanx and behind Le Bilboquet or call 404-939-9290 for more information. Shops Buckhead Atlanta, 3035 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta.

Admiral Row Atlanta necklace, $30, Crafted Westside: The husband and wife behind Atlanta-based Admiral Row were inspired to launch a jewelry collection in 2012 after a search for the perfect accessory resulted in frustration over outlandish prices. The brand offers curated accessories for men and women, including the best-selling Atlanta necklace with a 14-karat gold-filled chain and gold-plated brass pendant. Find the collection at four Crafted locations in Westside Provisions, Mall of Georgia, Lenox Square and the Forum or online at

“Glow for It” Body Kit, $70, Little Barn Apothecary: Joshua Morgan and Brad Scoggins created Little Barn Apothecary in 2015 to bring safe, organic modern apothecary goods to the public. The “Glow For It” Body Kit comes in a limited-edition box and features Sweetgrass and Lavender Soap Bar, Jasmine and Geranium Polishing Body Scrub and Honeysuckle and Grapefruit Body Oil. Little Barn Apothecary has two locations at Westside Provisions District, 1170 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta, or Serenbe, 9131 Selborne Lane, Palmetto. You can also order online at

Disc-O-Bed Kid-O-Bunk Bed, $289.99, Kids ages 7-12 will love having bunk beds for on the go. The Disc-O-Bed requires no tools, screws or bolts and can be assembled by one person. It can also be configured as bunk beds or made into two single cots or a bench for sitting. There is no center bar, so the sleeping surface is smooth. Perfect for camping, sleepovers and more.

Stitch Blvd Bucket Bag, $65, the Beehive: A roomy bucket bag made of coiled cotton rope with a leather shoulder strap and copper rivets brings a fresh look to the bucket bag style. Wear it every day to tote essentials. The bag measures about 15 by 10 inches and is handmade in Athens by Leslie Borger. The Beehive, Edgewood Retail District, 1250 Caroline St. NE, Atlanta. Also available online at

Gift card for Ponce City Market: Ponce City Market is in on the gift card game. Purchase Ponce City Market gift cards online and pick them up at the gift card kiosk on the first floor of the Central Food Hall (near West Elm). To purchase online, you must register as a user. Ponce City Market, 675 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE, Atlanta.

Savannah Bee Company Winter White Honey, $16.55, Savannah Bee Company: This creamy, spreadable honey is the perfect seasonal treat. It comes from wildflower fields in the northern Rocky Mountains, but it is exclusive to Georgia-born Savannah Bee Company. Savannah Bee Company, Westside Provisions District, 1100 Howell Mill Road NW, Suite A01, Atlanta.

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Nedra Rhone has been a features reporter with the AJC for 10 years. She’s written about everything from fashion to food to news.