(📷 Ben Rose)

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Atlanta Gift Guide 2020: Where to Get the Best Gifts while supporting Local Businesses in Atlanta

City sidewalks, busy sidewalks… ‘Tis the season for shopping. With so many opportunities to shop local, support Black-owned businesses, discover Black fashion designers and artists and explore Atlanta retail havens virtually and in-person, you are sure to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list.

Ponce City Market

Shop inside or outside or both at the massive Ponce City Market. (Photo by Sarah Dorio)

Check everyone off your list at this multistory indoor and outdoor shopping destination. If you prefer shopping outdoors, head to the Courtyard and pick up unique reading material at Posman Books and accessories at Anthropologie. Grab a bite at the Central Food Hall with order-ahead options and check out Eleven TLC, a new wellness company selling organic teas, lattes and vegan ice cream. PCM Goes Inside Out takes the market outside where guests can safely relax and enjoy food and drink from the food stalls and restaurant merchants. Visit the Holiday Market on Dec. 12.

Buckhead Village

Enjoy upscale shopping at Buckhead Village.

For a chic experience with European charm, head to Buckhead Village (formerly The Shops Buckhead Atlanta) where designer stores like Alice & Olivia, La Perla and Tom Ford beckon. Pinker Times is a new pop-up floral design studio and art exhibition, available until March 2021 and featuring a choose-your-own flower bar. Head to Christian Louboutin to satisfy the shoe lover in your life and stock up on candles and perfume at fragrance specialist Diptyque. Bella Cucina offers a beautiful selection of ceramic wares, aromatic salts and Italian-inspired spreads.

Lenox Square

You can complete your shopping at Lenox Square. (📷 Ben Rose)

At Lenox, there’s a gift for everyone. Shop for classic threads at J. Crew or stop at Psycho Bunny for out-of- the ordinary menswear. Pick up accessories at Apple Store and stop by Crafted, selling local artisan goods. Many retailers offer curbside pickup including addidas, Guess, Bloomingdale’s, Neiman Marcus, Pottery Barn and Tory Burch.

Phipps Plaza

Santa says there’s something for everyone on your list at Phipps Plaza.

For discerning gift recipients, head to Phipps Plaza with high-end options from Fendi or Anne Fontaine and baby items from Baby Bella Boutique. Give something sparkly in the robin’s egg blue box from Tiffany & Co., offering curbside service. Need more curbside pickup? Stores like BOSS, Frontgate, White House Black Market, Nordstrom and J.Jill all offer options.

Lucy’s Market

Fall in love with Lucy’s Market in Buckhead. (Scott White photo)

Shop this beloved Buckhead store for locally prepared food items, wines, fresh produce, flowers, home décor and one-of-a-kind gift baskets. For gifts, pick up M&D Boxed Soap, a smooth and creamy triple milled goats milk soap made in Australia or the M&D Bon Bon Soap with ethically sourced ingredients and shea butter. The Housewarming Basket is a perfect gift for new homeowners with olive oil, artisanal condiments, wine and more. To blow off some steam, the Lucy’s Market Relax and Restore Basket has restorative bath and body essentials such as bubble bath, soap and C & The Moon body scrub.

Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta

Find the Outlet Shoppes a few miles north of the city.

Look for special holiday festivities at this outlet shop destination in Woodstock, Ga. This outdoor shopping experience hosts stores such as Tommy Hilfiger, Chicos, Brooks Brothers, Columbia Sportswear, Le Creuset, Vineyard Vines and Michael Kors. The Outlet Shoppes are also the closest outlet shops to the convention district.

Westside Provisions District

Spend the day at Westside Provisions District. (📷 James Duckworth, AtlantaPhotos.com)

Find treasures for the bed, bath and the rest of the home at the airy, spacious Serena and Lily, and for your sports conscious friends, grab a gift card or sportswear at lululemon. Stop by Seed Factory with unique merchandise for newborns to 8-year-olds. Find gifts and apparel at Anthropologie and Peridot West, selling everything from candles and gifts to home decor and fancy rugs. Curbside pickup and appointments are available at some stores, and the open-air district makes it easy for guests to social distance.

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