Young Blood in Poncey-Highland (Photo by Yelp user Molly S).
Young Blood in Poncey-Highland (Photo by Yelp user Molly S).

By Benjamin Getz
Yelp Atlanta Community Manager

Having someone in your life and no idea what kind of gift to buy them can cause holiday strife. Hey, even that co-worker you’re supposed to pick up a gift for is no small feat. Well, look no further… or at least before you decide on which color gift card you’re settling on. This time ‘round, Yelp has some stellar choices for classy gifts that will wow even the lowest person on your shopping list.

Young Blood – Poncey-Highland
Gill B deems it is “THE place to go for unique, well-made local gifts.” And she sure has a point – This Poncey spot is chock a block full of art, jewelry, cards, and other items that will give the recipient that reaction you’re looking for. 632 N. Highland Ave. NE

The Merchant – Westside
Tucked in between businesses on Howell Mill is this shop with seriously laidback owners who will let you peruse to you heart’s content. Great selection of bowties and other dapper items for the gents and plenty of stationery and artful pieces for ladies. Whether it s cleverly wrapped present for grandma or a thank you for your boss, you’ll be in good hands. 993 Marietta St. NW

Heliotrope in Decatur (Photo by Yelp user Marc R).

SimplyPut – Westside Provisions District
Should you find yourself gallivanting about at WPD or decide to do a bit of shopping after a fine meal at JCT Kitchen, SimplyPut has a everything from soap to books and everything fun. Their selection of cards will provoke the most guttural of laughs for even the grinchiest of folks. 1170 Howell Mill Road, Suite 104.

Heliotrope – Decatur
The cool shop owners know how to outfit a store. Almost tuned to anyone and everyone in the market for a cool gift for that someone with an “edge, too.” Their selection of cool kitchen items will please even the least savvy cook and the collection of journal items spans all levels of gifting wares. 248 W. Ponce de Leon Ave.

The Beehive – Edgewood
What is better than one business and brands to choose from? How about a handful? A collection even! The Beehive is a perfect recipe for anyone in the “buying a gift for someone I don’t know all that well” zone. They carry everything from apparel, to paper goods, and even gifts for dogs. 1250 Caroline St., Suite C120.

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Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.