A Holiday Gift Guide Spotlighting Local Athens Businesses | Arts & Culture

With the holidays quickly approaching, Athenians may want to get a head start on gift shopping. The Red & Black has compiled a holiday gift guide that will help you find the best suited gift for the people you care about.

For the metaphysical practitioner

Margo Metaphysical does not only sell crystals and stones, but also offers a variety of jewelry that would make the perfect gifts.

Crystal necklaces, rings, earrings and bracelets are all available starting at just $ 5. An amethyst necklace would be perfect for those seeking serenity and grace, while an unakite crystal bracelet would be a great help for those who wish to develop themselves.

For the bookworm

Book lovers everywhere will appreciate the Snail Mail Surprise service from Avid Bookshop. After answering a few questions about the gift recipient, such as which books he likes to read and even what his zodiac sign is, a bookseller will choose a book curated according to his taste to surprise him in the mail. Options range from $ 20 for a single paperback to $ 99 for three hardcover books, all in mint condition.

For the chocolate lover

Condor chocolates will satisfy even the most stubborn sweet tooth. In addition to the traditional chocolate bar, the local shop also sells assorted boxes of truffles for $ 18. He even sells gift boxes such as the $ 35 Baker’s Box which includes cocoa nibs, chocolate chips and cocoa powder and the $ 40 Condor Sampler Box which includes caramel, a chocolate bar and a box of truffles.

For the person you can’t understand

The eco-friendly Community store sells prefabricated gift boxes starting at $ 42. All products are locally sourced from Athens.

The $ 45 Athens Care Box is perfect for anyone who might need to take care of themselves this holiday season, filled with goodies such as a bath bomb from Normal Soap Company and chocolate au Condor Chocolates Honeycomb Caramel. For those looking to splurge, the $ 85 Athens Classics box includes the most items, ranging from a jar of Provisions Piedmont fruit preserves to a 12 oz. 1000 Faces Coffee Company coffee grounds package.

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