Woman shopping at La Bella Maison in Alpharetta, Georgia. Photo by @awesomealpharetta
Arts Clayton Gallery in Jonesboro
Once a filming location for the movie "Smokey and the Bandit," the building that houses Arts Clayton Gallery now hosts rotating exhibits featuring Southeastern and Georgia artists. Although the building in Jonesboro may not look like it did in the movie, the gallery is still very much worth visiting. The gift shop features items ranging from jewelry to food produced in the Southeast. Many of the pieces are also one-of-a-kind.
The beehive in Atlanta
The beehive was Atlanta's first handmade boutique collective focused on local entrepreneurs. From soy candles to dog treats, the beehive offers a great assortment of locally made items. You will surely find that perfect gift or souvenir to remind you of your time in Georgia. Although the store may not seem big, you will definitely need more time than you would think to look at all the wonderful items available for purchase.
La Bella Maison in Alpharetta
La Bella Maison is a boutique in downtown Alpharetta specializing in fashionable women’s clothing and accessories, beautiful home décor, and thoughtful gifts for everyone on your list. Established in 2015 by husband and wife team Charlie and Lisa Baggett, the boutique shows off Lisa’s love of French antiques and her experiences living in many great cities with her husband, a former college and NFL coach.
Farmer's Table in Douglasville
The Local Exchange in Marietta
Located on the historic square in downtown Marietta, The Local Exchange is a modern-day general store with a focus on selling locally made gifts, art and groceries from Georgia and all over the Southeast. Be sure to smell the Georgia on my Mind scented soap by NuMe, and check out the handmade cards by local artists while you are browsing the store. Leave plenty of time to stroll through the Marietta Square before you leave town.
New Black Wall Street in Stonecrest
A destination for family fun, entertainment, retail, gourmet grocery shopping, and fine dining, New Black Wall Street in Stonecrest has a mission to increase the size and number of minority and women-owned businesses throughout the United States and globally. Featuring more than 100 shops and restaurants, this exciting development supports entrepreneurs and offers a unique shopping experience for visitors.
Personify Shop in Duluth
Personify Shop in Duluth curates modern and whimsical women's clothing, lifestyle accessories, home goods, and gifts to delight and surprise shoppers. Visit the store near the Duluth Town Green and next door to the adorable children's store Hello Rainbow. Personify has an excellent online shopping portal, as well.
Southern Belle Farm in McDonough
Southern Belle Farm in McDonough is open for tours and you-pick produce. They also have a farm market, and in addition to selling their seasonal produce, freshly baked goods, pre-picked berries and peaches, the market features Southern Belle-branded jams and jellies, local honey, pickled okra, canned peaches, ciders and more. Check the website for hours and more information.