Shopping Local in Georgia: The Best Boutiques & Shops for Gifts

Shopping local at boutiques and shops in Georgia is one of my favorite pastimes, especially as I’m looking for all my last minute holiday gifts! Instead of sharing the usual Black Friday guides, I’m sharing places to shop in Atlanta & around in Georgia that are local, but still have amazing clothing and gifts.

If you’re in Georgia and looking for some new outfits for yourself and gifts for your friends and family but want to support small businesses by shopping local, this post is for you!

Shopping Local in Georgia at the boutique Lavish Ellijay
This dress is from Lavish Ellijay.

I’m also excited to share great places to for shopping local for gifts from you- my readers! So many of you own such incredible local businesses- I love supporting you all.

Shopping local is so important to me- supporting small businesses and the Atlanta community is what my blog is all about! I love to buy my clothes and gifts from boutiques around Atlanta and it’s fun to buy gifts for my friends and family from boutiques- it’s like sharing a piece of my home with my family that lives far away.

Shopping Local in Georgia at the boutique Doodlebugz in Marietta
Doodlebugz in Marietta, GA.

Finding My favorite Boutiques for Shopping Local in Atlanta and around Georgia

I stumbled upon most of these boutiques organically- I’m always on the hunt for a local spot to shop at for my outfits! I get so many messages and comments about my dresses on my instagram- unfortunately I don’t link my outfits because I shop local! 

At least 80% of my dresses that I’m always wearing are ones that I’ve picked up from local shops around Atlanta. I love to stop in a boutique and come away with a unique dress and generally they’re not too expensive! Most of the dresses I get are about $50, and that’s a reasonable price to me that benefits small business owners!

Shopping Local in Georgia at the boutique Dress up Atlanta
This dress is from Dress Up Atlanta.

Shopping Local at My favorite Boutiques Around Atlanta

Southern Local: Southern Local has the cutest clothes and you can shop online also! They have women’s, men’s, and baby clothes. It’s a great spot for a new cute outfit. Here is the website.

Dress Up Atlanta: Every time I go to the Battery (Truist Park), I have to go to Dress Up! They have the cutest dresses and their prices are really reasonable. I have a few dresses from there that I love. Here is the website.

Sweet Pea Boutique: Sweet Pea Boutique was one of my first collabs when I started blogging. They have super cute clothes and accessories and amazing tees. It’s a great spot if you want to support a girl-owned business! Here is the website.

Shopping Local in Georgia at Sweet Pea Boutique in Atlanta
This tee was gifted to me from Sweet Pea Boutique.

Shopping Local at My favorite Boutiques around Georgia

Towns in Georgia are also known for their great local boutiques and shops- every time we take a little trip from Atlanta, I always come back with a new dress or gift! I have a few favorite shops in every little town- my go to is Marietta, which has so many local shops- listing them all would take a whole blog post, haha! I recommend visiting the town for the day and taking a walk through the square- there are so many to choose from. 

Doodlebugz in Marietta, Georgia: I love to go into Doodlebugz on the town square for gifts- they have the cutest selection of home items! They also have a clothing rack where I’ve found a few cute things. Here is the website.

Sarah Liz Boutique in Marietta, Georgia: This shop in Marietta has super cute, trendy clothes- I love it for when I’m looking for a higher-end piece. Their prices can be a little bit more than typical retail, but it’s worth it. Here is the website.

The Local Exchange in Marietta, Georgia: This shop on the square in Marietta features gifts from local artists around town! It’s my favorite spot to buy gifts for friends and family. They have everything from home decor, Georgia- themed items, to local sauces and especially food items. Last time I was there, I bought a Camp craft cocktail in a mason jar- what a fun gift!

The Humble Candle in Dahlonega, Georgia: I love this little Christian shop on the Dahlonega town square- it has the cutest home gifts and little trinkets. Last time I was there I got a devotions book and a few presents for my family (Not all the gifts are religious but if you’re looking for girly-Christian things it’s a great spot!). Here is the website.

It’s Just Peachy in Helen, Georgia: It’s Just Peachy is a total hidden gem in Helen, which tends to be known for its touristy shops. This little spot off the main road in town has adorable women’s clothing and accessories that are unique finds! Here is the website.

Lavish Ellijay in Ellijay, Georgia: I stumbled upon Lavish Ellijay when Ry and I were in town apple picking and I bought so many dresses there. The shop had this beautiful wall of dresses- I bought so many and literally wore one out of the store, haha! Here is the website.

Blue Skies in Chattanooga, Tennessee: I bought a lot of fun gifts at Blue Skies during our trip to Chattanooga a few weeks ago. They have a lot of unique gifts- I even bought something fun for my dad, who is historically impossible to shop for- a custom notebook from a Hardy Boys book cover (Dad, if you’re reading this please act surprised!). Gifts like that are just impossible to get anywhere but a local shop! Here is the website.

The Copper Closet in Savannah, Georgia: The Copper Closet was one of my favorite finds in Savannah during my trip there– I ended up going back twice! I bought a few dresses there, and they also have fun girly accessories and gifts. Here is the website.

Meo’s Suite on Saint Simons Island, Georgia: Meo’s Suite has gorgeous women’s dresses and clothing- I bought two dresses there when we visited Saint Simon’s on vacation! It’s a must stop if you’re visiting on vacation and want one-of-a-kind dresses. Here is the website.

Shopping Local in Georgia at the boutique Dress Up Atlanta
This dress is from Dress Up Atlanta.

Local Atlanta Businesses to Shop at for Gifts This Year

I love supporting local businesses and my readers did not disappoint in sharing their own spots for shopping local in Georgia! Thank you all for submitting your amazing businesses on Instagram– I’m so excited to feature your amazing boutiques & shops for gifts. These shops and businesses have amazing gift options for the holidays- all of these fun stores have great products that would make for perfect stocking stuffers and gifts. 

Graze Atlanta: Graze Atlanta does amazing Charcuterie boards! After Thanksgiving they will be launching individual boxes for $25 (minimum purchase of 3) which will be great for the holidays and social distanced picnics. Here is the website.

Leeor Skincare: Leeor skincare is a natural skin care brand that combats multiple skin concerns in one product to save you time and money! They have great products, and both shipping and local delivery.  Here is the website.

The Sweet Street by Sadaf: Sadaf is a certified event planner and licensed baker specializing in custom desserts and dessert table displays. Hot chocolate bombs are super popular this holiday season and perfect for stocking stuffers! Here is the website.

Gardenia Lane Boutique Etsy Shop: This ATL-based Etsy shop sells adorable homemade hair scrunchies! They’re perfect for adding to a stocking. Here is the website.

Local artist Casidy Cnossen: Casidy Cnossen is a local artist and her work is amazing. If you want to browse local art (including hers), Cool Beans Coffee Roasters carries a ton of local ATL art available for purchase in Marietta square (this would also be a cute date idea!) Here is the website for Cassidy, and here is the website for the coffee shop.

Give Manicures with PROSE Nails: PROSE Nails in Midtown delivers Toxin-Free, Fume-Free nail care and beauty experience through healthy + beautiful manicures & pedicures and brow + lash services. For the month of November, they are offering first-time guests $5 OFF on their first visit. Here is the website.

Give the gift of fit with CITYROW: CITYROW gives you a high intensity sweat, low impact burn, with total body results- this would be a great gift for local fitness enthusiasts. They have holiday deals right now and will have even more during their cyber week! If you want to try before you buy, their first class is free. Here is the website.

Give a Spa Day at Perspire Sauna Studio: Perspire in Buckhead combines the centuries-old practice of sauna with the modern science of infrared technology and color light therapy to transform your health and wellness. Right now, they are offering Intro Passes for first-time guests, where the first session is only $20. Here is the website.

Shopping Local in Atlanta for gifts
This camp cocktail set is from The Local Exchange. The book is from the Humble Candle.
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