Down Home for the Holidays – ‘Tis the Season to Shop Local

By on December 1, 2014

2014 Holiday Gift Guide

Appalachian Country Living’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide is All You’ll Need to Please Everyone on Your List

ACE Hardware in Ellijay

ACE 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. Womens & kids clothing? Yep. Camping, fishing and outdoor gear? Yep. Furniture, appliances and housewares? Yep. Lawnmowers, garden supplies and picnic tables? Yep. Toys for the little ones? Yep. And just for the tough guy on your list all of the things the big box hardware stores– tools, home repair items and building supplies. Take care of everyone on your list at ACE. 305 South Main St., Ellijay, GA 30540. 706-635-2236.

Blue Ridge Bird Seed Company

For the bird lovers on your list, we’re offering one of our best selling feeders. The Sky Cafe’s extra large, squirrel-baffling hood makes this feeder squirrel proof from above! Blue Ridge Bird Seed Company has been feeding birds (and fighting squirrels) for 45 years, and our experience is reflected in the products we offer. We always try to provide specific, personal advice and only offer products that fit your needs allowing you to get maximum use and value from whatever bird feeders and hardware you already have. Visit us in Blue Ridge or online to shop this Holiday Season.
Blue Ridge Bird Seed Company, 611 East Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513.
1-800-584-BIRD (2473) or

Blue Ridge Brewery

One of the hippest spots in town and a cool place to get a gift for that hep-cat beer drinker on your list. Pint glasses, T-shirts, hoodies, caps and hats– all black emblazoned with the infamous white logo are available for purchase. Serving craft beers, fine wines and top shelf alcohol along with off-the-chain burgers, pizzas, salads, a full dinner menu and Sunday Brunch– an awesome gift certificate will surely please. Head on down to Blue Ridge Brewery and snag that last-minute gift! Located at 187 Depot Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513. Call 706. 632. 6611 or visit

Blue Ridge Community Theater

Season tickets make great gifts! Nestled in the North Georgia Mountains, the theater produces seven Main Stage adult plays, two Sunny D Children’s Theater productions, a two-week summer camp, and eight Live Music IS Better concerts. This totals over 100 performances a year. Contact the Box Office today at 706-632-9223. Or visit to make your reservations on-line.”

Blue Ridge Mountain Arts Association

Come shop for that unique creative gift for the art lover on your list during our Holiday Show & Sale now through January 6th. There are paintings, photographs, sculpture and jewelry of all styles and prices. You’ll also find top-notch art supplies in our Art Supply Station for the most discriminating artist. Find information on our exhibits, festivals and classes at or call us at 706. 632. 2144. Open 10am-6pm, Tuesday through Sunday. Blue Ridge Mountain Arts Association is located at 420 West Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA.

Cartecay Vineyards

2014 Chimney Noel. Celebrate the Christmas Season with a Seasonal Nouveau Wine only available during the Holidays. Chimney Noel is a light drinking Sweet Wine with flavors of Berries and Christmas. The wine is vintage dated, 2014, and marks holiday occasions as a wonderful seasonal gift that can be enjoyed by all. Cartecay Vineyards is open for tastings and available for weddings and events. Gifts and gift certificates available. Hours: Monday – Saturday: 11am – 6pm, Sunday: 12:30pm to 5:30pm. Cartecay Vineyards, 5704 Clear Creek Road, Ellijay, GA 30536. Call 706. 698. 9463 or visit

Consigning Women

The hippest thing this season? Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. Give an honest-to-goodness piece of gently pre-loved clothing, a festive scarf or vintage jewelry at a fraction of the price. Designer Holiday fashions and unique accessories for that hard to buy for, global footprint conscious, tree hugger on your list. Consigning Women has it all, and while you’re gift shopping why not pick up a smashing outfit for yourself to celebrate the season? Consigning Women is located at 29-B Cove Road, Jasper, GA 30143. For more info call 706. 253.6905.

Daisy Boutique

Wonderful clothes, bags, shoes and accessories from Daisy Boutique will surely please the most fashion forward woman on your list. BRIGHTON your holidays by giving her the perfect gift from Daisy! Our new Love Notes Tote is absolutely FREE with a single same-day Brighton purchase of $100 or more from December 1st thrtu14th. The perfect hold-everything, go-everywhere tote!  Retail value: $100. Stop by Daisy Boutique today- 35 South Main Street, Jasper, GA 30143. Call 706. 253. 6996 or find Daisy on FB:

Dean’s Store and Woodstock Visitor’s Center

Step back in time and visit Dean’s Store and the Woodstock, GA Visitor’s Center. You’ll find local information, maps, local history- including books, photographs, historical exhibits and memorabilia and now the new Downtown Woodstock Collection. The Collection features a variety of items- hats, hoodies, t-shirts, bumper stickers, and water bottles that proudly display the Downtown Woodstock logo. Stop by the Woodstock Visitors Center this Holiday Season and get your own piece of The Downtown Woodstock Collection! Hours: Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm. Dean’s Store, 8588 Main Street, Woodstock, GA 30188. Call us at 770-924-0406 or visit What’s up Woodstock at

Design ReFind

From collectibles to furniture, lighting, accessories, gifts and fine art, Design ReFind has become the favorite store for unique, one-of-a kind gifts for the holidays or any occasion. We have amassed a “treasure trove” collection suitable for just about any type of home or personality including a selection of beautiful, antique Christmas decorations. Consignment for the home, and much more! The weekend after Thanksgiving, we will be celebrating Blue Friday and Light Up Blue Ridge with several artist demonstrations, local author book signings, music by local musicians and refreshments. Design ReFind, 146 Depot Street, Blue Ridge, GA. Call 706. 946. 2030 or visit

Fannin Brewing Company

The perfect gift for beer lovers? An annual membership in the Fannin Brewing Company Mug Club. Just $100 secures a personalized mug and the right to use it at any public tasting for one year from the date of purchase – that’s 624 beers total! Your mug will be ready in 7 days or less, just leave us a little time to get it just right. Or, visit the tasting room for all kinds of stocking stuffers, from tees, to koozies to flashlights. You may also shop online at our web site. Prost!
Fannin Brewing Company, 3758 East First Street, Blue Ridge, GA  30513 or 706.258.2762.

Fishbone Studio

Located in beautiful Blue Ridge, in the north Georgia Mountains, Fishbone Studio is home to Betty Wassmer Ceramics, featuring the original creations of this noted ceramicist. Wassmer creates one-of-a-kind designs using dishwasher safe, lead free glazes. Each piece is lovingly decorated in a colorful and lively style ensuring that your gift will be a unique, one-of-a-kind item to be cherished for years to come. Fishbone Studio is located inside Multitudes Gallery, 723 East Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513. 706. 632. 1718. Sunday – Friday: Noon – 5pm. Saturday: 10am – 5pm. Closed Tuesday. Or shop Fishbone Gallery on line at


Life is too short for matching socks, especially when you can wear these fun and beautiful socks! Multi-patterned and colorful mismatched socks for children, adults, and babies. Solmate Socks is a unique gift that’s sure to bring a cheerful smile to the wearer. Great gifts for men and women of all ages. Available at Junktiques offering an extensive array of Wonderful Finds for the hardest to please. Visit Junktiques at their new location just off Hwy 515 in Jasper: 35 Hidden Creek Road, Jasper, GA. Call 706-253-2295 for more information.

Lisa Mitchell Hair Design

This season give the Gift of Beauty. Offering world-class color services and precision cuts, European facials, skin treatments and manicures/pedicures, all in a friendly atmosphere. Find great gifts such as beauty products, handmade soaps and more and gift certificates are always available. Lisa Mitchell Hair Design, located at 245 East Main Street in Blue Ridge, is your one stop shop for pampering, beauty services, gifts, and relaxation. Call 706-632-8824 for that special gift today.

Lakota Cove

Decorating for the Holidays with our hooked pillows will brighten any room! They’re great as gifts or accents that your family will remember as you bring out the decorations year after year. Choose Snowmen, Santa’s, Snowflake, Snow Tree, or Ski for the Holidays. Find many other gifts for the discriminating loved ones on your list– jewelry, accessories, holiday home décor and exquisite cabin furnishings. Shop Lakota Cove– 230 Old Mill White Rd. Ext. Jasper, GA 30143. Call 770. 893. 3495 or visit

Madeline’s Gift Shop

Fabulous fur caps, vests and jackets designed for cool nights and frosty mornings. Purrfect winter picks you’ll fall in love with when you touch, feel and try on. Luxurious accessories, scarves, gloves, halo hats, boot toppers, seat belt covers, ice scrapers and men’s classic leather bomber jackets are available for your Christmas list. Semi-precious jewelry, gourmet foods & candies, Holiday baskets and Decor. Open Tuesday thru Friday 11:00am to 2:00pm, Wednesdays and Fridays 5:30 to 8:30pm. Shop Madeline’s at 1052 E Church St, Jasper, GA 30143. Or call 706. 253. 1052. Visit

North Georgia Furniture & Home Décor

Give the gift of comfort to the ones you love. 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: Monday thru Fri 10am-6 pm, Saturday 10am-4 pm. North Georgia Furniture and Home Décor: 2142 Tails Creek Road, Ellijay, GA. Call 706. 635. 4202 or visit

Oasis Medspa

Relax, revive, rejuvenate with an Oasis Medspa Holiday Package. Beauty is within us all and we are here to help bring it out. We use only professional grade products that bring results. Enjoy a relaxing full hour massage followed by an Oasis Signature Firming facial enhanced with Laser skin Rejuvenation. Treat yourself or a loved one to something special this year with this relaxation package, $250. Oasis Medspa 51 Gordon Rd., Jasper, GA 30143. Call us at 706.253.7326 or visit

Red Apple Barn

One of north Georgia’s oldest apple orchards, visit The Red Apple Barn for whole selections of unique gifts! From fresh tasty apples, creamy fudge and other candies, honey, jam and jellies, pecans, cashews, and peanuts, dried apples chips and 6 varieties of cider to our very own cookbook!! Pick up a gift basket or make your own! Open mid July through December 23rd. Monday-Saturday 9am-6pm, Sunday 12:30pm-5:30pm. A north Georgia tradition, 706. 635. 5898 or 706. 635-7674. Red Apple Barn, 3379 Tailscreek Road, Ellijay, GA 30540.

Tellus Science Museum

Hey grandparents- won’t find better gift for those inquisitive kids than a membership to the Tellus Science Museum! Tellus is a world-class museum with four main galleries that educate and inspire visitors to make scientific connections through dynamic exhibits and enriching experiences. How much fun is that? What a great gift– a full year of family fun and education for the avid science fan! Family membership only $95. Call 770.606.5700 to get a gift that lasts all year long. Tellus Science Museum, 100 Tellus Drive, Cartersville, GA 30120. Visit for more information.

The Vine Wine Bar & Bistro Restaurant

What better gift for the discriminating wine drinker than the gift of a tasting? The Vine is a Wine Bar & Bistro showcasing Georgia Wines from exceptional wineries and vineyards such as; Wolf Mountain, Montaluce, Habersham, and Frogtown Cellars. They also feature several varieties from West Coast and International vineyards. For that classic gift, choose from wine flights, wine and chocolate pairings, a Wine Club Membership, select single bottles and purchase by the case. Or just come on in, relax and enjoy their innovative fare, fine wines and beers. The Vine is located at 632 E. Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513. Call or email 706-946-VINE (706-946-8463), Visit for more information.

Toccoa Riverside Restaurant

Serving great food in a spectacular riverside setting–Toccoa Riverside Restaurant has been welcoming guests since 1992. Along the scenic Toccoa River in the north Georgia mountains you’ll experience really great food in a beautiful place. Maybe even some live bluegrass music on weekends in a rustic, peaceful setting. With an extensive craft beer and wine list plus a super-friendly dog patio, you can’t go wrong. Their gift certificates, T-shirts and mountain-made items all make great gifts. Toccoa Riverside Restaurant, 8055 Aska Road, Blue Ridge, GA 30513. Call 706. 632. 7891 or visit

Wrapsody in Blue

Located in the heart of Historical Downtown Blue Ridge, Wrapsody in Blue is treasured among locals and visitors alike. A unique shopping experience featuring mountain-nature inspired fine home design, accessories and gifts for the most discriminating. You’ll find superb Holiday accessories to decorate your gracious home or just the perfect gift for friends and family. Please come shop with us. Wrapsody in Blue, 652 E. Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513. 706. 258. 2700.