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Atlanta Holiday Gift Guide

More than 50 ideas for local goods to give

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Atlanta Holiday Gift Guide

Welcome to Creative Loafing’s holiday gift guide, a bunch of cool, weird, fun, random, sexy, and, most importantly, local goodies to gift your moms, dads, cats, neighbors, co-workers, cuzes, and S.O.s. All gifts are CL critic-approved and arranged according to the types of gift recipients we all know so well — the person who always looks fly, the wizard with bad karma, the holiday humbug (who hates Santa Claus and America’s infatuation with holiday mythmaking for good reason), and more. Gift ideas cover everything from the super cheap to the wildly indulgent. We also take you shopping with local tastemakers to find out what’s on their wish lists. No excuses this year, y’all. Happy holidays!

CONTRIBUTORS: Rodney Carmichael, Alicia Carter, Eric Cash, Joeff Davis, Maurice Garland, Gavin Godfrey, Beca Grimm, Meagan Mastriani, Debbie Michaud, Chad Radford, Muriel Vega, Thomas Wheatley


 


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5 gifts under $35For the person who just can't even
For the homesick transplantFor the new parents
For the person who always looks flyFor the one who eats it all
For the person who likes doing stuffFor the wizards with bad karma
For someone who already has the vinylFor the holiday humbug
For the sapiosexual 

PLUS:

Go shopping with Atlanta-based contemporary womenswear designer Megan Huntz, We Suki Suki's owner Quynh Trinh, and Atlanta-based producer/rapper Sonny Digital.

 

 


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Image Whitney Ott HONEYCOMB BUD VASE

Honeycomb Studios’ minimalist porcelain works have a rustic quality that lets you know they were each carefully crafted by hand. The small bud vases are brushed with gold on the bottom half — a shiny polish against the matte white clay — and look adorable with a single stem or broken branch. (Also in black and plain white.) $13.99. www.honeycomb-studio.com.

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YO SOY’S “I AM WORTHY” WHITE TEA GINGER CANDLE
Each of these mini candles offers four ounces of aromatic affirmation (12-ounce option available). The white tea ginger scent manages to be spicy and musky and fresh at the same time. The little lights last 15-20 hours and come in a variety of other scents, including cucumber wasabi cilantro (“I am Brave”) and grapefruit lemongrass (“I am Open”). $5. www.yosoycandles.com.
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Ben Hollerbach
MAPLANTA’S ATLANTA HIGHWAY XMAS ORNAMENT
Road rage can be a badge of honor with this wood cutout of ATL’s major highways. 20, 400, 85, 75, 285 — they’re all there, kind of mocking you, kind of winking at you. You are greater than these roadways and the a-holes that drive on them. Especially when they are reduced to tiny lines on a Christmas ornament. Remind yourself of this always. $20. www.etsy.com/shop/maplanta.
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PROOF OLD FASHIONED COCKTAIL SYRUP
By the time you’re ready for a drink you probably won’t want to put much effort into actually making one. No sweat. Proof cocktail syrups — from the pros behind the Pinewood in Decatur — have got you. The 16-ounce bottle of Old Fashioned mix will turn out 32 drinks. Boom. Done. $22. www.proofsyrup.com.
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BLACKRABBET RECLAIMED OAK PICTURE FRAME
Clear up some of the space on your phone by printing out your pics and setting them up in a reclaimed wood frame by BlackRabbet. The wood is barely touched before being repurposed. The finished product looks raw and unrefined — an awesome backdrop for photos. $30. www.etsy.com/shop/blackrabbet.


 


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Image Joeff Davis FUCK COBB COUNTY KOOZIE

Now here’s a Christmas gift with some attitude. Originally created as a big middle finger to the Atlanta Braves after the team announced its plan to depart Downtown Atlanta for Cobb County in 2017, the FCC T-shirt lives on in the form of a beer koozie. What better way to give your favorite transplant free reign to hate on something Atlanta-related? Consider it the perfect double entendre stocking stuffer. $2. www.atltees.bigcartel.com.

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ATLANTA PENNANT
There’s only one way to indoctrinate your favorite newbie transplant with some serious A-Town love: wave it in his or her face. This “Always Atlanta” navy blue and white pennant is the perfect such collaboration between Chrome Yellow Trading Co. and Oxford Pennant. Here’s the cool thing: It’s not dedicated to any specific team, so no matter what sporting event you wind up attending, your accessories — and your burgeoning city pride — are sure to match. $25. www.chromeyellowtradingco.com.
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ATL VINTAGE PRINT
OK, these aren’t actually vintage posters. But their old-school 1920s and ’30s style evokes a feeling of heartwarming nostalgia that can make a new home feel cozy and comfortable. The designs cover a handful of neighborhoods, from Avondale Estates to Stone Mountain, as well as major landmarks such as the Majestic Diner, the Fox Theatre, and even the Clermont Lounge, so there’s a print for pretty much everyone. $15. www.atlantavintagetravel.com/atlanta_order.html.
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2016 DRAGON CON MEMBERSHIP
One great thing about adopting a new city is the chance to become a part of its local traditions, and Dragon Con is among Atlanta’s best. Even folks who aren’t especially interested in cosplaying or video games will still enjoy the chance to get drunk and people-watch in the Marriott atrium, rave with Darth Vader, and pop in on events ranging from burlesque shows to film screenings. It’s practically a rite of passage. $100. www.dragoncon.org.


 


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Image Jason Hales RES IPSA CHUKKA BOOTS

Who says lawyers are square? Res Ipsa is inspired by the pure wanderlust of two local lawyers and stocked with handmade leisure goods from countries around the world. Each pair of Chukka boots is handmade in Istanbul with a more than 50-year-old handwoven Turkish rug. Investing in these means buying a one-of-a-kind pair that highlights style, design, and quality. $275. www.resipsausa.com.

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CRAFTS AND LOVE ALI EARRINGS
Courtney Weil has a knack for making minimalist jewelry with a touch of luxury and fun. With gemstones and geometric vibes, a handmade pair of Ali earrings is her brand come to life. This dangling set, crafted with love (pun intended), is lightweight and perfect for dressing up or down any given day. $26. www.craftsandlove.com.
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Amber Fouts
BE GOOD SHOP SUN/MOON RING
Be Good Shop knows a thing or two about standing out. With modern shapes and patterns, the Be Good Shoop pieces are meant to be worn with confidence. The sun/moon ring is hand-casted with a deep engraved pattern of a sun and a moon on opposite sides to make the right statement on your digits. $55 (brass)-$95 (sterling silver). www.etsy.com/shop/begoodshop.
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Anissa Yarbrough
MAELU DESIGNS SUNSHINE KIMONO
Made with natural fibers and dyes, this sustainable sunshine kimono by Maelu, with its deep yellow color and swirling white lines, will brighten up your day. Wear it over your swimsuit in the summer or layer it up in the fall with jeans. Maelu’s fabrics are block printed by hand, giving accessories like the kimonos unique patterns. A portion of the proceeds go the Global Fund for Women. $48. www.maeludesigns.com.
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GO FORTH GOODS STANDARD WALLET
A classic wallet, this bi-fold is made with premium leather from one of the oldest tanneries in the U.S. Go Forth Goods hand stitches it to last with waxed thread so you can stuff it with up to 14 cards and all of your dollar bills. Pick from six different colors including cognac, black, and olive. $82. www.goforthgoods.com.
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ADMIRAL ROW VINTAGE TIES
Hand-picked by the folks at Admiral Row, these vintage ties add a bit of flair to your everyday suit. From Christian Dior to Oscar De La Renta, Admiral Row finds these statement accessories for you. Each vintage tie is made of silk and comes with a classic pattern at an affordable price. $25-$35. www.admiralrow.com.


 


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Image Courtesy Clue Town CLUE TOWN SCAVENGER HUNT KIT

These ready-to-go quests provide up to 90 minutes of self-guided exploration through scenic Atlanta areas such as Piedmont Park, Oakland Cemetery, and Emory University. Each kit comes with a booklet with step-by-step instructions, a golf pencil, and a compass. Solve one puzzle and get a hint for how to get to the next checkpoint, touring the area on foot and learning about points of interest along the way. It’s nice for a solo afternoon, a date, or an outing with family or friends. $7-$15. www.cluetownbooks.com.

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I BIKE ATL SHIRT
Don’t just express your love for bicycling by pedaling along one of Atlanta’s fancy new bike lanes. Show it on your chest and help support the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition, the nonprofit that’s played a key role in making those two painted lines on the asphalt possible. For the low, low price of $25 — ABC members enjoy $5 off — your friend, family member, or neighbor can sport one of the coalition’s ubiquitous shirts with the group’s logo or, if available, riffing on Milton Glaser’s iconic ad promoting New York. Sizes available range from small to extra-large. Proceeds go to ABC. $25. www.atlantabike.org/shop.
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Susan Sanders
MODA MEMBERSHIP
MODA is the only museum in the Southeast devoted to all things design, and an annual membership grants the holder access to visit the exhibitions as often as she wants without ever purchasing a ticket. The package also includes two guest passes for one-time use, a 10 percent discount on merchandise, special invitations to exclusive previews, and more. MODA has hosted eclectic programs on 3-D printing, a skateboard art display, a chair design exhibition, and everything in between. $40. www.museumofdesign.org.
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GEORGIA STATE PARK PASS
This is the perfect gift for endless exploration. The pass grants unlimited access to one car (and anyone in it) to Georgia’s 48 state parks. The outdoor splendor stretches from the magnificent Cloudland Canyon State Park in the northwest corner of the state to the Stephen C. Foster State Park in the far south, an entrance point to the surreal serenity of the Okefenokee Swamp. There are thousands of journeys in between. Three great parks live within a short drive of Downtown Atlanta: Sweetwater Creek State Park, Red Top Mountain State Park, and Panola Mountain State Park. The pass also includes a free night of park camping, 10 percent off merchandise at the visitors center, and 10 percent off lodges and cottages in any Georgia State Park. $50. www.gastateparks.org/parkpass.
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CIVIL RIGHTS TOUR ATLANTA
For too many Atlantans, Martin Luther King Jr., the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and the Civil Rights Movement are words and names they read in a book. But the city is rich with history, people, and the places where the men and women who fought for equal rights protested, struggled, and lived. And who better to take you there than the man who drove around King, his wife Coretta, and his children? Tom Houck, the gravelly voiced rabble-rouser, was the King family chauffeur and himself a foot soldier in the Civil Rights Movement. Launched earlier this year, Houck’s three-hour tour takes tourists and locals to some of the lesser-known spots that were key to the movement, as well as the Vine City home where King lived as an adult. There are chapters in history that can’t be experienced in just a museum. This is one of them. $65. www.civilrightstour.com.
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ONE-MONTH MEMBERSHIP AT MUDFIRE POTTERY STUDIO
The best thing about a membership at MudFire is the flexibility. The package includes free pottery lessons and the use of all studio equipment anytime the joint is open — six days a week and until 10 p.m. on weeknights (except Tuesday). That means members can simply walk in and receive instruction at any level, whenever it’s convenient. Plus, there’s no limit to how many pieces a member can create in a month, so the possibilities are endless for learning to build, fire, glaze, and decorate works of clay art. Perfect for the guy or gal who has everything except a normal schedule. $99. www.mudfire.com.


 


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Image Eric Cash LOCAL CASSETTE TAPES

Cassettes have taken a strangle hold as the preferred physical medium for local music. The trend has been around for a while, but it’s reached a fever pitch as of late. They’re cheap to buy and even cheaper to make. Here are five essential tapes for the local music lover: 100 Watt Horse: Everything Is Alright Forever And Forever And Forever And Thank You Thank You Thank You Amen ($6, Bear Kids Recordings/Deer Bear Wolf); Dot.s: Jellyfiss ($5, Deer Bear Wolf); Sea Ghost: SG ($5, Teen Sleuth); Shepherds: Exit Youth ($5, Muckman); Breathers: Transitions ($5, Skeleton Realm).

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OUTKAST: STANKONIA (LEGACY)
Fifteen years ago OutKast dropped a big WTF in the form of Grammy-winning album Stankonia. This year, Record Store Day’s Black Friday shopping frenzy has all but guaranteed that people will be screaming WTF in full as they try and get their hands on the limited edition double-LP reissue. The vinyl features an orangey-yellowish, purplely-blackish splatter that looks like the naked unicorn lady on the actual Stankonia CD art may have splattered herself all over. Only 3,000 copies are available, so yeah, be prepared to scream WTF at your computer the same way you did for #ATLast concert tickets. $27.99. www.recordstoreday.com/SpecialRelease/8132.
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ORIGINAL FANI'S “FAN-DANNA”
Depending on where you live or who you hang with, wearing a bandana can say a lot about you without saying a word: Are you a biker? Are you in a gang? Are you in a biker gang? Fortunately, Original Fani's “Fan-danna” only says one word: cool. Designed by Two-9 affiliate and self-confessed minimalist Khalfani Dennis, the Fan-danna is the perfect accessory for long hairstyles and don't care lifestyles. If you're more of a straight-laced type, consider wearing it as a pocket square in your denim jacket. If you've yet to find a reason to wear a bandana, the design also comes as a comfy pillow cushion. $25 (bandana); $75 (pillow). twitter.com/OriginalFaniDZN.
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THE ART BEHIND THE TAPE
Compiled by local tastemakers DJ Mars, Djibril Ndiaye, Tai Saint-Louis, and CL music scribe Maurice Garland, The Art Behind the Tape is every bit as authentic as the culture it reps. Featuring more than 200 pages of classic mixtape cover artwork and interviews with 90-plus name-brand DJs, MCs, industry execs, and graphic designers, it takes readers on a chronological and geographical journey documenting the rise of this curatorial art form from its hand-to-hand underground beginnings to its commercial dominance by way of the Internet. $45. www.theartbehindthetape.com.
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JOE BUSSARD PRESENTS: THE YEAR OF JUBILO: 78 RPM RECORDINGS OF SONGS FROM THE CIVIL WAR
Dust-to-Digital, Atlanta’s purveyors of forgotten and antique sounds, has once again teamed up with famed 78 collector and former Fonotone Records owner Joe Bussard. The fruit of this latest pairing is The Year of Jubilo, a collection of 78 rpm recordings of Civil War songs. Compiled by Bussard and his daughter Susannah Anderson, the disc features numbers, most of which were recorded between 1922 on up through the ’30s. The latest number, “Rebels Hornpipe,” was recorded in 1974 by a group calling itself Cherry Lane Express, featuring Bussard himself playing mandolin. The real gem of the bunch comes with the disc’s closing number, a tune called “Dixie Division” by Cabbagetown’s very own Fiddlin’ John Carson. $12. www.dust-digital.com/jubilo.


 


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Image Joeff Davis/CL File A CAPPELLA BOOKS GIFT CARD

For a true sapiosexual, the bookstore itself is an aphrodisiac. And at local independent bookstore A Cappella getting lost in the short stacks is another form of getting off. The bookstore specializes in titles with local ties, such as My Southern Journey: True Stories from the Heart of the South, the latest collection of stories and essays from former New York Times’ Atlanta bureau chief Rick Bragg. This is one case in which a gift card won’t feel like the cheap way out to the right recipient. Plus, A Cappella let’s you set your own value per card. www.acappellabooks.com.

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THE MOD
This is reserved for the grown and sexy — make that the grown and techy. Atlanta-based sex toy startup Comingle released a game-changing dildo this year called the Mod. The open-source programmable dildo combines DIY tech experimentation with a sex-positive experience. Can’t get more sapiosexual than that. We’re talking laptops-in-bed foreplay, here. Even long-distance lovers can increase their intimacy by programming the dildo to vibrate to the rhythm of one another’s heartbeat. Control it with your smartphone. Or turn your partner’s skin into an interface. Even if y’all aren’t the most tech savvy, the Mod gives couples an excuse to learn how to code — with or without clothes. $199. www.comingle.io.
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ANDOVER TRASK SCOUT TOTE
For the person who can’t leave the house without a book (or two or three), this sturdy canvas bag could be a game changer. It’s made of heavier cloth than most totes, and it’s reinforced at the corners, so it’s more resistant to fraying and tearing at the edges, even with that bulky copy of War and Peace inside. Plus, it’s got a beautiful leather closure and handles, a large interior pocket, and a key clip inside. $98. www.andovertrask.com.


 


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Image Eric Cash HANNAH LEIGH KNITS CHUNKY THROW BLANKET

Help your pal curl up on her throne (“the couch”) with this cozy spread. Or cover the two of you with the 44-inch-by-44-inch afghan and call y’allselves a human crepe. Choose your own motionless adventure. Wool/acrylic blend. $160. www.etsy.com/shop/hannahleighknits.

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GIFT CERTIFICATE TO SAVAGE PIZZA
Both the Little Five Points and Avondale Estates locations offer gift certificates to help deliver cheesy goodness to their open door (ugh, so exhausting to fully close those). For extra credit, pair the certificate with a mix CD of your favorite Savage Garden cuts. Savage Garden Pizza. Get it?? Price varies. www.savagepizza.com.
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Deer Bear Wolf
ORYX & CRAKE: MARRIAGE LP
Married couple Rebekah Goode-Peoples and Ryan Peoples craft a sort of domestic oasis with pockets of heavy meditation on this full-length. What better soundtrack for couch lounging and kitchen dance parties? No-pants-required listening at its finest. $25. www.deerbearwolf.com/store/oryx-crake-marriage.
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ALLISON SONG FLOWER SUBSCRIPTION
A regular installment of fresh flowers to-go is sure to remind your friend there is life outside her apartment. And if not, the bouquets will at least make your visits over there more cheerful. Upgrade to the delivery service, too, for the zenith of sloth satisfaction. Starting at $36. www.allisonsong.co.
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JUST ADD HONEY TEA SUBSCRIPTION BOX
Just because this person’s hands are always cold doesn’t mean their heart is, too. But while we’re at it, might as well warm both with this fragrant, monthly delivery subscription. Options range from just tea to just honey to both. Boom. $12.95-$29.50. www.justaddhoney.net.


 


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Image Courtesy H Massage COUPLE’S MASSAGE FROM H MASSAGE

In lieu of buying more stuff for a friend whose home is already cluttered with toys, bouncy seats, bibs, bottles, binkies, and other assorted baby paraphernalia, consider giving the gift of relaxation. A couple’s massage from H Massage is not only an hour of pure bliss, but also an hour away from the baby. Win-win. $100/hour. www.hmassageatl.com.

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ILLUSTRATED PORTRAIT BY MONICA ALEXANDER
New parents take a lot of pictures of their new bundles of joy. While professional family photos are nice, an illustrated family portrait is a fun alternative. Local artist and SCAD grad Monica Alexander’s watercolor creations make a sentimental gift that can be cherished long after the holiday season ends. Beginning at $60 for a full-color 8.5-inch-by-11-inch portrait. Christmas commission deadline is Dec. 11. monicalexa.weebly.com.
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Kate Blohm
PEACHDISH MEAL KIT
Caring for a newborn is tough. Parents make every effort to ensure their child is clean, happy, healthy, and fed. More often than not it comes at the expense of their own needs. For those who are still getting the hang of this whole parenting thing, a trip to the grocery store can feel like packing for a weeklong vacation. Do these newbies a solid and send them a PeachDish meal kit instead. PeachDish works with local farmers and purveyors to deliver refrigerated boxes filled with all the ingredients (and recipes!) needed to cook dinner at home (two meals for two people or one meal for four people). Their full bellies will thank you. $57. www.peachdish.com.
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JAVA LORDS COFFEE SUBSCRIPTION
When answering the question, “How do you do it?” most new moms will reveal the secret to survival is coffee. A big, hot cup of coffee (or three) provides the fuel needed to operate on a few scant hours of sleep. Java Lords’ three-, six-, and 12-month coffee subscriptions are the gifts that keep on giving. Three months: $25.92; Six months: $48.96; $12 months: $92.16. www.javalordscoffee.com.


 


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Image Joeff Davis A BOOK AND A BOTTLE

For the booze lover in your life, pick up a bottle of Old Fourth Distillery vodka or gin ($24.99-$30, www.old4th.com) made right here in ATL or a bottle of Richland Rum ($50-$60, www.richlandrum.com) made a couple hours south of Atlanta in Richland, Ga. Pair the spirits with a copy of Prohibition in Atlanta by local booze biographers Ron Smith and Mary O. Boyle ($19.99, www.historypress.net).

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ATLANTA CHEF’S TABLE: EXTRAORDINARY RECIPES FROM THE BIG PEACH
Dining out isn’t just something Atlantans do before attending an event. Breaking bread is an event. Part-cookbook and part-tour guide, Atlanta Chef’s Table by Kate Parham Kordsmeier manages to capture the complexity and breadth of Atlanta’s modern restaurant landscape, and serve as a resource for anyone interested in emulating the flavors of this pivotal time in Atlanta food, at home. $26.95. kateparhamkordsmeier.com.
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MADE IN ATL GIFT BASKET
Create a cornucopia of locally made products such as Beautiful Briny Sea’s Magic Unicorn salt ($8, www.beautifulbrinysea.com); a craft bitters gift set from 18.21 Bitters ($24.99, www.1821bitters.com); a Pork Clouds gift box ($25, www.baconsheir.com); or a three-pack of pepper relishes — including the Sweet Georgia Red Relish — from Doux South Pickles ($22, www.douxsouth.com).
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RADIO ROASTERS COFFEE
A coffee sampler or coffee bean subscription from Decatur’s own Radio Roasters could be just what your friend or family member needs to shake them out of their current coffee rut. Send four bags up front with the sampler or choose an order size and delivery frequency for freshly roasted coffee each month. $13 per bag. www.radioroasters.com.


 


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Image Joeff Davis/CL File RONDO’S DISTRIBUTORS

Are you sick and tired of bad karma? This holiday season kill the demons and bring on the angels. Enter the world of Rondo’s. Gift possibilities range from get-rich oils (“prepared according to legend”) to voodoo doll kits (from $25-$50, depending on strength). Or if you’re just looking to smoke out the evil spirits from your home before the parents arrive for a tense holiday visit, three different sizes of sage bundles can be purchased to bring on that positive vibe. The Rondo family business has survived in South Downtown Atlanta for more than 71 years. Who else could you possibly trust with your karma? 171 Mitchell St. S.W. 800-524-3375. www.voodoomansion.com.

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TAROT READING AT PHOENIX AND DRAGON BOOKSTORE
A quality tarot reading probably won’t predict the future with 100 percent accuracy, but it can help reveal and make sense of recurring patterns in one’s life. Those who wish to give up destructive habits or break free from a string of bad luck would be wise to listen carefully to the experienced practitioners at this mystical shop. The cards may stir up some deep unconscious thoughts, bringing to light potential solutions that were there all along.$75 for 30 minutes. www.phoenixanddragon.com.
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PRANIC HEALING SESSION
No better way to end the year than by cleaning out your spiritual house. Pranic healer Aubrey practices this ancient art of natural healing through a non-touch process. By removing the diseased energies and negative emotions accumulated over time from the seven main chakras (crown, third eye, throat, heart, solar plexus, sacrum, and root), she realigns the points of energetic connection. The 30-minute sessions are like a calming meditation, followed by her prognosis for how to maintain those newly aligned chakras. $150. www.aubreyastrology.com.


 


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Atlanta-based CARE is yet another way to celebrate the spirit of the holidays while avoiding the holidaze. The organization supports self-sufficiency and women’s education around the world through a range of gifts donors can contribute, including a human-powered water pump ($95), agricultural tools, farm animals (piglet, $36; goat, $40; lamb, $50), and girls’ leadership training ($26). With charitable gifts that range from $50 to more than $1,000, there’s bound to be a price point and resulting mission that will melt your humbug’s heartstrings. www.gifts.care.org.

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HOSEA FEED THE HUNGRY
Say your secret Santa hates Santa and everything else that has to do with the over-commercialization of the holidays. Well, why not give the gift of volunteerism? Hosea Feed the Hungry has been a staple in this city for decades. And the Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners are always a great way to turn the holidays into a reminder of the real reason for the season. Typically held at the Georgia World Congress Center or the Georgia Dome, HFTH feeds thousands every year. And they’re always in need of volunteers year-round. Considering our unfortunate status as the major city with the nation’s worst income inequality, our homeless population could certainly use a helping hand. www.4hosea.org.


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