With the holidays approaching, gift-giving will likely take on new meaning for many Atlanta residents, who plan to forgo their regular plans due to the pandemic. In the same way, small businesses, struggling to survive financial hardships, will rely upon the patronage of local shoppers to close out a tough year. To check off the name of everyone on your list, consider rounding up a few gifts from these Atlanta vendors, restaurants, and bakeries through pick-up, local delivery, or nationwide shipping!
Root Baking Co. Subscriptions
The popular Atlanta bakery and cafe on the second floor of Ponce City Market now offers monthly subscriptions for the home baker. The subscription, Root Home Baker, includes monthly Zoom classes with co-owner and baker, Chris Wilkins, on basic bread and pastry baking. If you don’t consider your gift recipient to be the most proficient at-home chef, then consider purchasing the Root Provisions Basket subscription, a monthly box filled with bread, pastries, pasta, heirloom Southern grains, jams, cheeses, and butter, along with special merch from the bakery itself.
Pastry Chef Jocelyn Gragg creates beautiful, hand-crafted chocolates in a variety of styles, designs, and flavors from her Chamblee shop. With fresh, unique flavor combinations and great attention to detail, Chef Gragg vends from her flagship location at 3400 Hospital Avenue, as well as through several shops in and around Atlanta, including Perrine’s Wine Shop and Steel & Cotton. Box combinations range from four to 72 piece boxes! Current flavor favorites include Hazelnut Crunch, Passion Orange Guava, and Pistachio Rose! So, “choc” out JARDÍ Chocolates for all of your holiday gift needs!
Cocktail Commons’ Cocktail Kits
Cocktail Commons, founded by Atlanta bartender, Ben Richardson, formerly of H. Harper Station, Staplehouse, and Likewise, and photographer Maddie Richardson, offers individual cocktail kits and cocktail kit memberships, ranging from monthly to yearly. Each kit is delivered with recipes, mixers, garnishes, small-batch spirits, and tools for making specific drinks at home. In addition to cocktail kits and memberships, the online shop also sells curated modern and vintage glassware and barware. Get any of these items for the cocktail lover in your life, who is missing the ATL late-night scene.
Just Add Honey Tea Company’s Gift Sets
Atlanta-based Just Add Honey Tea Company, owned by Brandi Shelton and Jermail Shelton, houses locations at Sweet Auburn Curb Market and off the Eastside Beltline trail in the Old Fourth Ward. In addition to selling its tea blends at its two storefronts, Just Add Honey also sells its teas and tea gift sets online for shipping. Choose from black, green, or iced tea boxes. There are also kits to make your very own matcha, elderberry syrup, and honey lavender lattes. Just Add Honey Tea Company’s online shop also boasts plenty of tea accessories, from teapots and infusers to strainers and travelers.
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