Shop Local Mountain Style and Skip the City Crowds
Abernathy’s Complete Home Furnishings
Being around the table with family during the holidays will always be memorable. Touch up your dining room with a beautiful new dinette that the entire family will love! Abernathy’s Complete Home Furnishings has everything to make your home a gift of love this holiday season. From furniture and home decor, to mattresses and appliances, you’ll find something for everyone to enjoy. Abernathy’s Complete Home Furnishings, open Mon – Sat 9:00am – 5:30pm, 3310 Blue Ridge Dr, 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. Womens & 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
There’ s nothing better than receiving a piece of folk art as a gift, and the gallery has many holiday-themed artworks to meet your needs, like these Cornbread Hoilday Paintings. If you’re looking for that something special that is not holiday-themed, we have that, too. The gallery features pottery, paintings, woodcarvings, metal works, fiber pieces, and assemblages…one-of-a-kind pieces make the perfect gift!!! Visit us at 3631 Highway 53 East, Dawsonville, GA, or on the website at www.aroundbackatrockysplace.com. Open Saturdays, 11-5 and Sundays, 1-5. 706-265-6030
Black Bear Antiques
Have a collector on your gift list? What about a special or holiday occasion? The experts at Black Bear Antiques in Ellijay are happy to help you find that special item. With over 20,000 square feet and 50+ dealers, they have just about every collectible and hostess/host gift you could want. From vintage tableware, jewelry, and art, to trains, tools, and knives. Come visit and let Black Bear help you check off your list, even if you’re on that list! Black Bear Antiques, open Mon-Sat 10am-6pm and Sunday 12pm-6pm. Hwy. 515 and Maddox Rd. next to Ingles, 240-B Old Orchard Square, East Ellijay, GA 30540. or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BlackBearAntiques.
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 1 ounce of 99.9% pure silver. The beautiful design and wide date range make American Silver Eagles one of the most popular gift options. Whether you want to start a yearly tradition of giving a dated ounce of silver coin or you are looking for a gift for the person who already has everything, the American Silver Eagle is bound to be a hit! Stop in and find rare coins, collectables and commemorative sets. Hours: Tues-Fri: 9:00am- 2:00pm, 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
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 www.BlueRidgeCommunityTheater.com to make your reservations on-line.”
Blue Ridge Mountain Trail Rides at Hell’s Hollow
Don’t need more “stuff” this year? Here’s a superb gift idea– a safe and fun outdoor family adventure where you can let your inner cowboy SHINE!!! Is there anything as wonderful as a view of the Cohutta Mountains, riding atop of one of nature’s most majestic beasts? A day of horseback riding is the perfect therapy for the soul! Connect with our animals at all levels, from pure novice to expert. Take your pick of anything from our soft and easy pony-go-round, to our Black Diamond level riding trails, there’s something for everyone of all ages. Call Blue Ridge Mountain Trail Rides at Hell’s Hollow, 1-706-408-RIDE (7433) or visit www.blueridgemountaintrailridesathellshollow.com
Brrrr. Baby it’s cold outside! For the craft brew connoisseur, Copperhill Brewery has the swag they’ll want. These warm beanies come in great colors for men and women. Not the right style? Check out the ball caps, tee-shirts, even dog collars and leashes. How about a growler? Logo glasses, coasters, key fobs, bottle openers and gift certificates will make great stocking stuffers, too. Enjoy a “Craft Beer You’ll Dig” while doing your holiday shopping to make the day complete. Thurs – Sat: noon – 8pm, Sun: noon – 5pm. Copperhill Brewery, 105 Ocoee Street, Copperhill, TN 37317, (423) 548-3030 or www.copperhillbrewery.com
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, Cabincoffeecompany.com
Where to find on trend and unique jewelry for someone close to your heart that she’s sure to love? Shop Daisy Boutique this holiday season and nourish your mind, body and soul with our fine collection of designer jewelry. Romantically inspired with attention to detail. The perfect touch for any holiday evening. Located at 35 South Main Street, Jasper, GA. 30143. Open Monday thru Saturday 10:00am to 6:00pm. 706-253-6996. Follow us on facebook, daisyboutique.com, or Instagram daisyboutique1.
Fat Raccoon Gallery
Do you have a pottery lover on your list? Then Fat Raccoon Gallery is the place for you to shop this holiday season. Whether functional, decorative or sculptural, you’ll find handmade pottery in many styles and prices. Mugs, plates, bowls, ornaments, and small-scale sculptures fill the gallery along with paintings, hand-crafted jewelry, fiber art, stained glass, and even local honey. You’re sure to find an awesome, unique gift for friends, family or maybe just for yourself! Call for hours. Fat Raccoon Gallery, 121 Ocoee Street, Copperhill, TN 37317, 423. 548. 0000 or www.facebook.com/Fat-Raccoon-Gallery.
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: 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 www.ngfh.net.
Porch Life 360
What better gift to the entire family than a beautifully executed enclosed porch? Porch Life 365 will create the ultimate all-season outdoor living space of your dreams. Imagine spending time with family and friends surrounded by nature without the pollen or pests! Select materials that are not only beautiful but also durable and made to last, so you can enjoy your new favorite space for many years to come, a timeless gift for sure. Life is just better on the porch! Porch Life 365 Custom Enclosures, 706-889-8343 or www.porchlife365.com.
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