Appalachian Country Living’s Holiday Gift Guide

By on November 30, 2022

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Abernathy’s Complete Home Furnishings

The Holidays are special in many ways but they can also be a difficult time for some. No matter how hard life can be, take time this Holiday Season to count the blessings in your life. As you choose gifts for your loved ones we encourage you to shop local. Your support will help local families continue the 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,


Around Back at Rocky’s Place

Have a “Cornbread” Christmas! 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, visit the Gallery Saturdays 11am- 5pm, Sundays 1pm- 5pm, or make an appointment to visit the gallery; call 706-265-6030 or email Around Back at Rocky’s Place, 3631 Highway 53 East, Dawsonville, GA.


Blue Ridge Coin Shop

The American Silver Eagle is one of the world’s most recognizable coins. The United States mint started producing them in 1986 and each coin is one troy ounce of pure silver. The beautiful design and wide date range make American Silver Eagles one of the most popular gift options. They make great gifts for teachers, employees, co-workers, friends and family. How about starting a yearly tradition of giving a dated ounce of silver coin? It is the perfect gift the for the hard-to-shop for person on your list or for someone who already has everything. The American Silver Eagle is bound to be a hit at any gift exchange! Stop in and find gold, silver, coins, currency and date sets. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10:00am-2:00pm. Blue Ridge Coin, 1901 Appalachian Highway, Suite 105, Blue Ridge, GA 30513,  (706)-632-3127 or


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! Or 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 2023! Contact the Box Office today at 706-632-9191, or visit to make your  reservations online! Blue Ridge Community Theater,  2591 East Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA.


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 or in person at both locations: Copperhill, 160 Ocoee Street, Copperhill, TN 37317 and Murphy, 104 Tennessee Street Suite D, Murphy, NC 28906. Both open seven days a week: Noon- 8pm!


Cabin Coffee, Co.

Here’s the perfect gift for every coffee drinker on your list. How can you go wrong with something so good? Cabin Coffee Co.’s fresh, gourmet roasted beans come from the best growers around the world; Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Sumatra. Looking for an interesting blend? They have those too. Pair any coffee gift with flavorings like hazelnut, vanilla, snickerdoodle or crème brulee and you’re shopping is done. Open Mon – Sat: 7:00am – 4:30pm. (During winter, Sat: 8:00 – 4:00). Visit Cabin Coffee Co., 44A Town Square Blairsville, GA 30512. 706-745-0073,


Color My Nest

Give the gift of Memories. Color My Nest is A Birdhouse Painting Playshop providing a colorful and playful experience to make your mountain time the most memorable. Select your birdhouse, colors, and other materials from the many different sizes, shapes, and accessories available. And then you’re ready to Color Your Nest! Ages five and up. Reservations required.  Seating is limited. Sessions are two hours in length and start at 11 am & 2 pm. Book Online  at or Call 512 (WePaint) /  512-937-2468. Color My Nest, 14244 Georgia Hwy. 515-N, Suite 900, Ellijay GA 30536.


Cotton Mill Exchange

Housed in a 118 year old mill building, Cotton Mill Exchange is a unique retail shopping experience. 48,000 square  feet of old brick walls and wood floors are the backdrop for a multitude of shops. With an exceptional collection of local area artisans and merchants providing new and handmade furniture, antiques and primitives, handcrafted and new jewelry, distinctive gifts, and home goods– as well as a variety of new sophisticated clothing– you’re sure to find gifts for almost everyone on your list. Located in the historic district of downtown Canton, GA, the Cotton Mill Exchange makes shopping an amazing day out with friends. Open Monday thru Saturday 10am – 7pm and Sunday Noon – 6pm. Located at 225 Reformation Parkway, Suite 100, Canton, GA 30114. Call or visit 770. 992. 9294, 


Consigning Women

What’s old is what’s new again! Whether you’re looking for vintage, kitsch, contemporary or brand new items, Consigning Women is the place to find hidden gems of all sorts. Shop jewelry, fashion, daily wear, prom, wedding, shoes, scarves, hats, bags and other accessories. Looking for that Christmas sweater for a holiday party or a nicely beaded top and purse for New Year’s Eve? You’ll find a great selection of both. Consigning Women offers gently-used ladies clothing and accessories at a fraction of the original price. Visit Consigning Women at 540 North Main Street, Jasper, GA. Find them on Facebook or call (706) 253-6905.


Gilmer County Historical Society

Keeping the History of our native ancestors alive, the Gilmer County Historical Society and The Tabor House Civil War Museum might just have the right gift for your favorite history buff. Letters from a Confederate Soldier 1862-1864 chronicles the Civil War through the eyes of James L. Tucker of the 37th Alabama Volunteers. Featuring 65 letters, transcripts and maps, “Letters” gives us a factual, first person glimpse into the difficulties of the war. Add the Tabor House 2.5” ball Christmas Ornament, and your shopping is done. The Gilmer County Historical Society, Historic Tabor House & Civil War Museum, 138 Spring Street, Ellijay, GA is open Thursday & Friday 11m – 3pm or reservations by appointment mid-March through mid-December. Find them on Facebook, visit or call 706. 276. 1861. 


North Georgia Furniture & Home Decor

Give the gift of comfort to the ones you love. Our beds are designed to invite rest, ease pain, and restore well-being by giving you the power to get into the perfect position, every moment you’re in bed. Features like massage, easy-to-use controls, and under-bed lighting deliver a personalized experience. Streamlined design and construction allow our bases to fit inside most beds. 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: Mon – Fri 10am-6 pm, Sat 10am-4 pm. North Georgia Furniture and Home Décor: 2142 Tails Creek Road, Ellijay, GA. Call 706. 635. 4202 or visit


Stressbusters Cabin Rentals

Who wouldn’t love a stress-free weekend in the north Georgia Mountains? Welcome to Stressbuster Cabin Rentals. Whether you’re looking for a water front cabin, mountain view cabin, luxurious rental home or pet friendly cabin, we offer a variety of cabin locations in and around the Ellijay, Blue Ridge and north Georgia Mountain areas. Need a romantic getaway for two, a cozy cabin for the family or a mountain lodge for a larger group, we have exactly what you’re looking for! Providing your luxurious home away from home in the mountains since 1995, Stressbuster cabins are appointed with classy touches to make you feel right at home. Now taking reservations for Valentine’s Day. Stressbuster Cabin Rentals,, (404) 791-4388, or find them on Facebook.


Strings & Stitches Yarn Shoppe

Happy Holidays from The largest yarn shop in north Georgia, Strings & Stitches 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: Tuesday through Saturday: 10am – 4pm. Strings & Stitches Yarn Shoppe, 449 Industrial Blvd., Ellijay, GA 30540. 706-698-KNIT. Or visit: