The Local Holiday Gift Guide: Atlanta Edition

Gusto Editors

Wrap up the holidays and explore local businesses for gifts that capture the vibrant spirit of the Peach State.

For the skincare aficionado: Frankbody

Why you should support this business: Frankbody started as a happy hour conversation between five friends about coffee scrubs. Years later, Frankbody offers vegan, cruelty-free skincare products with the intent of making skincare for every type of skin and budget.

Potential gifts: The Pore-ifics Kit, Glycolic Body Scrub, Original Coffee Scrub

Check out Frankbody’s website here

For the socially aware shopper: Flourysh

Why you should support this business: Flourysh is uniquely dedicated to spotlighting brands from women and BIPOC business owners, with a special focus on Black-owned brands, ranging from apparel to beauty care to food products. 

Potential gifts: Never Fit In Vintage Crewneck, Clarence Claus Coffee Mug, Heard It All Before: A Game of Hip-Hop Samples

Check out Flourysh’s website here

For the homebody: YOUNG BLOOD

Why you should support this business: From jewelry and ceramics to accessories and fragrances, YOUNG BLOOD has curated an array of carefully handcrafted, beautiful goods to beautify yourself and your home. 

Potential gifts: Moonflower – Botanical Perfume Oil, Go Pouch Set, Scarlet Studs

Check out YOUNG BLOOD’s website here

For the floral fiend: Foxgloves & Ivy Floral Design Studio

Why you should support this business: Foxgloves & Ivy has been curating floral fantasies for Atlantans since 1997, and is committed to only providing flowers and plants without pesticides or harmful chemicals, as well as ensuring their suppliers support fair working conditions. 

Potential gifts: Holiday Plant Composition, Potted Amaryllis, Blooming Orchid Plant Composition

Check out Foxgloves & Ivy’s website here

For a taste of the Mediterranean: Kitty Dare

Why you should support this business: Kitty Dare — named after the owner’s late friend, Kitty Dare Ethridge — is more than just food: It’s about giving customers a taste of different Mediterranean cultures. 

Potential gifts: Take your friend out to a Mediterranean-inspired holiday dinner with tunisi eggplant and a lamb burger, or perhaps a brunch with shakshuka, gazpacho, and barbari toast

Check out Kitty Dare’s website here

For the foodie: Food Tours Atlanta

Why you should support this business: You’ll get the true taste of Atlanta in this tour around locally-owned restaurants and cocktail stops. 

Potential gifts: Modern Southern Food and History Tour; Ponce City Market Food, Art, and History Experience; Atlanta Beltline Craft Cocktails and Bites Experience

Check out Food Tours Atlanta’s website here.

For the green thumb: Garden*Hood

Why you should support this business: Whether you’re a novice or a plant pro, Garden*Hood is a Grant Park-located haven for gardeners in A-Town. 

Potential gifts: Christmas trees, wreaths, and garlands from the plant nursery; Wreath Decorating Workshop

Check out Garden*Hood’s website here

For the confident young girl: Beautiful Curly Me

Why you should support this business: With help from her mom, 11-year-old Zoe serves as the CEO of Beautiful Curly Me, a company dedicated to encouraging other little girls to love and be confident in who they are.

Potential gifts: Beautiful Curly Me Bella Doll, 100 Piece STEM Puzzle, Book and Coloring Book Set

Check out Beautiful Curly Me’s website here.

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