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Holiday Gift Giving: 4 Places to Find That Perfect Gift in Athens, GA


The holiday season is upon us and at UNCOMMON Athens, we’re here for it. If you’ve procrastinated about gift buying, don’t worry. We have your back with some awesome spots near the University of Georgia campus to find gifts that’ll make your crew happy and support local businesses in Athens. Win-win, right?

Where Can I Find Gifts for Art Lovers in Athens, Georgia?

Have someone in mind who appreciates a good art piece? We absolutely love this local artist and her shop, Heidi Hensley Art. Being a UGA grad herself, she offers everything from colorful Bulldog-themed portraits to whimsical, state-celebrating prints.

What’s the Best Spot to Buy Music Near the UGA Campus?

Nothing beats the selection of music at Wuxtry Records. Whether you’re looking for a specific old-school vinyl album or something more modern, the shelves are lined with everything your musical heart desires.

How About a Sweet & Local Gift From the Area?

This cute downtown Athens shop is an awesome place to find local goodies. Bear Hug Honey Company specializes in tasty artisanal honey with other products ranging from honeysuckle bath bomb fizzies to eclectic beeswax candles. Pretty sweet, if you ask us.

What’s a Good Socially Conscious Present?

A gift from Community is extra special. Not only are you sure to find one-of-a-kind pieces like 100% silk blouses and funky fabric face masks, but you’re also giving back with each purchase! Every item is sustainably sourced using vintage or eco-friendly material. Even cooler, Community features its very own clothing line along with 50 other Georgia-based designers, so you’ll feel good about supporting local artists and look good with a unique wardrobe.

Have fun checking off your holiday gift list and showing your Bulldog nation pride with these great gift ideas from UNCOMMON Athens, and find more recommendations on where to eat, shop, and play on our Neighborhood page.


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