These are shops where the majority of the inventory is handmade,
with a nice representation of local talent.
An additional note: I spent so much time putting this list together, I will shamelessly plug that MANY of the artists on this list are represented at COCO + MISCHA (the ones in bold), and we would love your support so we can continue supporting the makers of ATL.
It would be impossible to add all the locally owned restaurants that could benefit from you buying a gift card for holiday gifting. If you do that, make sure it's not a chain, buy from our local neighbors, and look to support restaurants that support local farmers. Beyond restaurants & bars, here are some food & drink purveyors based in Atlanta that make food/drink stuffs that are worthy of gifting. Many of these items work great to keep in cabinet for emergency gifts for when that neighbor pops by with a present. They also work great for entertaining. Please be sure to add more of your favorites in the comments.
COCO + MISCHA
COCO + MISCHA is a soon-to-be-real-live retail shop in downtown Decatur, Georgia. We held a pop-up shop during the 2015 holiday season, and we're eager to open permanently!
We will offer local and regional handmade goods, vintage clothing, found objects, and beautiful things for your home and body (made all over the world & sometimes with machines!). We hope to provide the things that make your life more creative and beautiful.