Holiday Gift Guide 2020

By on December 2, 2020

Shop Local Mountain Style and Skip the City Crowds

Abernathy’s Complete Home Furnishings

With such a challenging year behind us, we all need extra love and support this Holiday season. As you choose gifts for your loved ones, consider shopping local. Your support will help local families continue traditions that have shaped our communities. Abernathy’s has faithfully served these very communities for over 130 years so you don’t have to look very far to find quality products, unbeatable prices and one-of-a-kind customer service. From furniture and mattresses to appliances and home decor, you’ll find something for everyone on your list. Abernathy’s Complete Home Furnishings, open Mon – Sat 9:00am – 5:30pm, 3310 Blue Ridge Drive, Blue Ridge, GA 30513, (706) 492-3071, www.AbernathysFurniture.com.

ACE Hardware of Ellijay

ACE Christmas Shop is THE place to shop this Holiday season and we mean it! ACE Hardware in Ellijay carries everything and anything for everyone on your list. Carhart? Yep. Women’s & kids clothing? Yep. Camping, fishing and outdoor gear? Yep. Furniture, appliances and housewares? Yep. Lawnmowers, garden supplies? Yep. Toys for the little ones? Yep. And just for the tough guy on your list– tools, home repair items and building supplies. Take care of everyone on your list at ACE. Open Mon – Fri 7am – 6pm, Sat 7am – 5pm. Ace Hardware of Ellijay, 305 South Main St., Ellijay, GA 30540. 706. 635. 2236.

Around Back at Rocky’s Place

Gift those special folks in your life an original artwork to be enjoyed for years, and passed down to future generations. Ponder these options; good ole Southern pottery, woodcarvings by leading masters, paintings along many themes, styles, and explosive colors, metal works, and smaller gift items like soap, jewelry, 2021 calendars, and ornaments. But, the gift on the list of most folk art aficionados is a painting by John “Cornbread” Anderson. We host the largest collection of Cornbread’s work in the universe. Shop the website at aroundbackatrockysplace.com or make an appointment to visit the gallery; call 706-265-6030 or email gallery@aroundbackatrockysplace.com. Around Back at Rocky’s Place, 3631 Highway 53 East, Dawsonville, GA.

Black Bear Antiques

In search of the perfect gift this holiday season? With over 20,000 square feet and 50+ dealers, Black Bear Antiques, in Ellijay, has something for everyone. Unique items from vintage tableware, jewelry and art, to coins, trains, albums, and knives arrive daily! Let Black Bear help you find an ideal holiday gift or a little thank you for all the party hosts. Black Bear Antiques is in Ingles Shopping center, 240-B Old Orchard Square, East Ellijay, GA 30540. Hours are Mon-Sat 10am-6pm and Sunday 12pm-6pm. Check them out online at Facebook.com/BlackBearAntiques and blackbearantiques1 on Instagram. (706)635-2327

Blue Ridge Coin Shop

These Monarch 1 troy ounce silver building blocks are this year’s must have item. Each building block is minted of .999 pure fine silver and mimics the design of the legendary 2×4” brick. Each solid silver block is designed with stacking in mind. Their uniqueness makes a great gift for the kid at heart for any aged person! Silver itself makes a valuable gift, so why not have some fun with it! This idea works for kids, coin collectors, silver hoarders or for the person who has everything! Hours: Tues-Sat: 10:00am- 2:00pm. Blue Ridge Coin, 1901 Appalachian Highway, Suite 105, Blue Ridge, GA 30513, (706)-632-3127 or www.blueridgecoinshop.com.

Blue Ridge Community Theater

Live Theater tickets make great gifts! Nestled in the North Georgia Mountains, the theater produces a variety of performances from Main Stage adult plays and Live Music IS Better concerts to Sunny D Children’s Theater productions and a two-week summer camp! Contact the Box Office today at 706-632-9191, or visit www.BlueRidgeCommunityTheater.com to make your reservations online. Give the gift of philanthropy by making a donation to the theater in the name of a loved one and help keep the arts alive & thriving in 2021!

Blue Ridge Mountain Trail Rides at Hell’s Hollow

Give the gift of childhood magic, excitement, and wonderment! Bring the whole family together, from your 8 year old nephew to grandma, and enjoy the great outdoors together. Play with baby goats and spend the afternoon touring the farm by horseback, experiencing the out-of-doors at it’s best. Being in Mother Nature’s beauty is always such a glorious gift. Horseback Riding Gift Cards can be used all year round with each season showing it’s special charm. Guaranteed to bring the Magic of Christmas and the beauty of nature with every ride. Order your Gift Cards by calling Blue Ridge Mountain Trail Rides at Hell’s Hollow, 1-706-408-RIDE (7433), find us on Facebook or visit blueridgemountaintrailridesathellshollow.com

Buck Bald Brewing

Fill a Pint… Fill a Growler… Fill your Mind. For the craft brew enthusiasts on your list check out the hippest joint in town, Buck Bald Brewing, a hands down local favorite watering hole in the Copper Basin. For the clothes horse there are T-shirts, hoodies, beanie’s, and trucker caps. For the man cave, how about signs, posters, stickers, mugs and pint glasses? Beer to go- no problem! Fill a growler or grab a handful of tokens. Can’t decide? Hello Gift Card! You can shop online at buckbaldbrewing.com, by phone 706.431.7141, email info@buckbaldbrewinhg.com, or in person at 160 Ocoee Street, Copperhill, TN 37317.

Cabin Coffee, Co.

Cabin Coffee Co. in Blairsville has the perfect gifts for every coffee lover on your Christmas list! Custom gift baskets can be assembled to include fresh roasted coffee, double-insulated tumblers, Cabin Kups, Ghirardelli chocolates, Rishi tea, and natural flavorings like hazelnut, snickerdoodle, or crème brulee. Cabin Coffee’s fresh roasted beans come from the best growers around the world; Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Sumatra. Stop in for a wide selection of gifts perfect for family, friends, coworkers, neighbors, and everyone else on your list. Visit Cabin Coffee Co. at 44A Town Square in downtown Blairsville. Open Mon – Sat: 7:30am – 4:30pm. 706-745-0073, www.cabincoffeecompany.com

Daisy Boutique

Bring the aroma of the majestic winter forest into your home with our Nest home fragrances. Blue Cypress has the aroma of a snow covered mountain retreat with hints of Blue Cypress, Juniper Berry and Smoked Vanilla Bean or Birchwood Pine, with a combination of Fir Balsam, Birchwood White Pine over Amber Musk. Available in a diffuser or candle. At Daisy Boutique you’ll also find a fine collection of unique and on trend clothing, shoes, jewelry and accessories that she’ll simply love. Shop our Holiday fragrances and other Gifts for Her at Daisy Boutique! 35 South Main Street, Jasper, GA, 30143. 706-253-6996. Like us on Facebook daisyboutique.com or Instagram daisyboutique1.

Fat Raccoon Gallery

Looking for one-stop fun Holiday shopping? Look no further than Fat Raccoon Gallery. For the art lovers there’s a plethora of pottery, paintings, photography and sculpture. Handmade jewelry is always an awesome gift! Browse a great selection of local honey, and artisan foods, or pick up a book from a local author. New to the gallery is our unique and fun selection of educational and activity-based children’s toys. Stocking stuffers? Christmas ornaments? Got those covered. Shhh. Don’t tell- you’ll probably find something for yourself too! Fat Raccoon Gallery, 121 Ocoee Street, Copperhill, TN, 37317. Hours: Fri-Sat: 12:30-4:30, Sun: 12:30-3:30. (770) 362-6330, fatraccoonart@gmail.com or find us on Facebook.

North Georgia Furniture & Home Decor

Give the gift of comfort to the ones you love. A new powered recliner or lift chair will make even your biggest Grinch happy. Whether you need a new quality mattress set, a recliner or porch rocker, North Georgia Furniture and Home Décor will save you money. Unique furniture, home accents, and area rugs are their specialties. How about a gift certificate for a custom order? With hundreds of fabrics and wood finishes to choose from, create that special look that fits your family’s lifestyle. Hours: Tues – Fri 10am-6 pm, Sat 10am-4 pm. Closed Sun and Mon. North Georgia Furniture and Home Décor: 2142 Tails Creek Road, Ellijay, GA. Call 706. 635. 4202 or visit www.ngfh.net.

Misty Mountain Hops Vinyl Pub

Burgers, craft beer, salads, sandwiches, awesome cocktails and yummy desserts- what better way to support our local restaurants than purchasing a Gift Card for nearly everyone on your list? Misty Mountain Hops and Vinyl Pub is a local music centric restaurant, providing a fun, laid back, pub atmosphere that visitors and locals alike rave about. Misty Mountain Hops believes that through music and food they are creating a place for people of all backgrounds, generations and beliefs to come together and enjoy an enthusiastic experience of community! Purchase Gift Cards online at mistymtnhops.com, by phone at 706-946-8620 or in person. Located at 3300 East 1st Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513 and open Wednesday thru Saturday, Noon to 9pm..

Power Solutions Unlimited

Peace of mind year-round, the ultimate gift. Generators aren’t exclusively for the winter months anymore, not for residents who have experienced the heat, humidity and temperamental weather of the summer months. The most vulnerable residents, such as those who rely on dialysis or chemo-therapy face a real threat during power outages. Generators are quickly becoming a must-have for peace of mind, especially as homeowners learn of their affordability and simple installation. Power Solutions Unlimited Inc., 111 Confederate Ave Jasper, GA 30143, (706) 253-7737 or www.psu24-7.com

Strings & Stitches Yarn Shoppe

Happy Holidays from The largest yarn shop in north Georgia, Strings & Stiches Yarn Shoppe is sure to have just the thing that the yarn artist on your list would love. Select from the exquisite yarns and notions or one of their many specialized project kits. Gift cards are always available, and don’t forget that of one of the shop’s wonderful classes would make a truly cherished gift for the creative soul on your list. Hours: Tues, Wed & Fri: 10am – 5pm. Thurs: 10am – 7pm, Sat: 10am – 4pm. Strings & Stiches Yarn Shoppe, 449 Industrial Blvd., Ellijay, GA 30540. 706-698-KNIT. www.stringsandstitches.com