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Shopping for Kids this Holiday Season

  • GA State Railroad Museum Gift Shop

    Find choo-choo trains and more at the Georgia State Railroad Museum in Savannah.

Have you started your holiday shopping yet? We try to keep it simple and focus on giving rather than the gift, settling on four presents each: Something they want, something they need, something to wear and something to read. Even with a minimal shopping list, I love finding just the right gift for my little ones. One of my favorite places to scope out? Gift shops at museums and attractions. Here are 10 of my favorite museums and gift shops in Georgia for gift hunting.

Find artistic gifts for kids at the Georgia Museum of Art in Athens. - GeorgiaMuseumofArt
Find artistic gifts for kids at the Georgia Museum of Art in Athens. - GeorgiaMuseumofArt

Georgia Museum of Art Gift Shop, Athens. Books, art supplies, games, craft and DIY kits, dolls and stuffed animals are available for the kids. Stationary and decorative items are ideal for adult gift giving.

High Museum Shop, Atlanta. Select from art studio supplies and workbooks, plus a series of fun collectibles from Mo Willems Seriously Silly exhibition.

Tellus Science Museum Store, Cartersville. Pick up a gemstone mining kit or a science experiment. There are also activity kits to help kids learn about magnets, microscopes and more.

Foxfire Museum Gift Shop, Mountain City. A plethora of books include subjects on outdoors, cooking, Appalachian living and more. There are also soaps, craft kits and other unique finds.

Museum of Arts and Science Museum Store, Macon. You’ll find science-related items for all ages, unique art and gifts and nature-inspired jewelry.

Georgia Aquarium Gift Shop, Atlanta. Enjoy books, games, toys and more that focus on the beloved underwater creatures of the aquarium. The website even features a Kids’ Holiday Gift Guide, allowing you to purchase items online.

Georgia State Railroad Museum Gift Shop, Savannah. Perfect for your train enthusiast, there are dozens of gift-giving ideas here.

Red Top Mountain Visitors Center Gift Shop, Cartersville. You’ll find gifts, books, apparel, toys for children, and much more to please nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts.

The Walking Dead Store and Museum, Senoia. Perfect for the zombie-lover in the family. You’ll find officially licensed TWD products like clothing, games, accessories and collectibles.

Michael C. Carlos Dance Centre Boutique, Atlanta. There is also an extensive gift department at this location, featuring dance books, music, jewelry, statues and collectibles as well as imaginative children’s items like the exclusive Atlanta Ballet Signature Nutcracker, available only during the holidays.

Lesli Peterson

Lesli is the Georgia’s official Family Explorer and the owner of 365AtlantaFamily, which offers a daily dose of inspiration for metro-area families. Click here for more Family content from Lesli.

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