3 Ways to Celebrate the Small Business Season in Ellijay

Feeling like the holiday rush is already in full swing?

With less than 35 sleeps left until Christmas and long lists of friends and family to shop for, the temptation to make this an “add to cart” Christmas is real. But what if we told you that everything your loved ones want is already available in Ellijay? Here are 3 ways to celebrate the Small Business Season by shopping in Ellijay this Christmas:

Shop Local

When you’re looking for thoughtful gifts like soaps, pottery, candles, and other handmade goods, locally-owned stores are the perfect place to find them. Be sure to check out stores like Belle’s Boutique, Ellijay Coffeehouse, Little Apple Mercantile, and more to find gifts that were handmade right here in Ellijay.

Shop Secondhand

Shopping Secondhand is perfect for anyone on your list who loves sustainable gifts or is a fan of all things vintage. With a formidable lineup of thrift and antique stores sprinkled throughout the community, secondhand gifting offers the opportunity to give something completely unique this Christmas.

Give Experiences

How often has a gift just become clutter in your home? It’s okay to admit–it happens to all of us! Luckily for you, Ellijay is home to incredible spas, awesome museums, vineyards, and a first-rate arts community. Instead of giving a physical gift this Christmas, consider giving the gifts of experiences and time spent together. Whether you give your mom a spa day, gift your dad an afternoon at Ellijay Cigars, go fly-fishing with your nephew, or take a pottery class with your best friend, experiences make the perfect gift this holiday season!