The Ultimate Atlanta Gift Guide: The Best Local Atlanta Gifts To Give This Holiday
It’s that time of year again! We’re staring down packed department stores with people fighting to grab their loved one the latest and greatest of everything 2018 brought us (in the retail world).
Let’s make this year different! This is the season to find thoughtful, creative gifts that come straight from the community you are proud to be a part of. The name of the game is awesome local Atlanta gift ideas to give this season. With all the personality Atlanta has, you are bound to find something perfect for everyone on your ‘Nice List!’
1. Feeling Extra Charitable? Gift An Extra Life Donation.
Many of us here at UEG Atlanta are gamers through and through. Whether those games are sports, video games or tabletop games, all of us have an intense passion for the gaming industry. We also have a deep love for bettering children’s lives, and thankfully, here in Atlanta, there is a charity organization who cares about both as much as we do! If you’re feeling extra giving this holiday season, consider donating to the Atlanta branch of Extra Life, a charity organization that allows gamers from all across the world to stream their games and earn money that directly benefits, in this case, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.
Recently, Extra Life Atlanta hosted a 25-hour streaming event (On Daylight’s Savings) that raised over $77,000 for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta! So this is one of our favorite gifts to give.
2. For Those Who Love Food and Drinks: Send Them A Gift Card For Two Birds Taphouse
There are tons of amazing fine dining locations throughout Atlanta, and one of our personal favorites is only fifteen minutes away in Marietta! Check out Two Birds Taphouse, nestled deep in the historic Marietta Square. This location offers over thirty craft beers on tap, an immense, custom and rotating cocktail menu, woodfired pizzas and seasonal plates to choose from. Frequently a location for live music, the ambiance in this Taphouse is absolutely breathtaking and is one of our favorite spots. They offer gift cards that you can order on their website to be shipped within 2 business days, or you can pick them up on site!
Our Favorite Cocktail: “Hello Darkness My Old Friend,” a beautiful bourbon-based cocktail with blackberry and ginger.
3. For The DIY Mixologist: Old Fourth Ward Distillery Lemon Liqueur
Alright, alright. Now let’s talk about one of my personal favorite gifts to receive on Christmas–everyone needs a well-stocked liquor cabinet for those holiday gatherings. Whether you just want to sip a beverage by the fire or you need a quick safety break from holiday stress, we believe that Old Fourth Ward Distillery has something for everyone. Located in the heart of midtown Atlanta, the Old Fourth Ward is one of the cities most creative and blossoming locations with amazing artwork, community, and people. Give your loved ones a special treat from one of Atlanta’s few distilleries!
Personal Favorite: Lawn Dart Ginger Lemon Liqueur. Ooooh, buddy lemme tell you how good this is with some Sweet Tea! Southern drinking at it’s finest!
4. For The Never-Ending Sugar Tooth: Gift Basket of Kilwin’s Candy
Is it just me or are the holidays the perfect excuse to eat all of the sweets? (And I do mean ALL of them.) Well, I’m glad we are on the same page because I have another sweet little suggestion for you. Kilwin’s is a fantastic candy and ice cream shop in Atlantic Station, one of Atlanta’s premier shopping destinations. Custom candy apples, freshly made fudge, hand spun ice cream–this location is perfect for your candy-cravings, and they have wonderful gift baskets available as well!
5. For The Adventure Junkie: Ultimate Escape Game Gift Card
Now, I couldn’t leave out my overall and very personal favorite: Ultimate Escape Game. Perhaps this year you want to gift your family and friends with some time locked in a room with you, or maybe you want to send them off to lock themselves in a room without you. Either way, we have wonderful gift cards that you can purchase for family and friends for varying amounts depending on which rooms you’re wanting to book or how many people you want the card to cover. Give us a call and let us know what you’re looking for and we will HAPPILY get a gift card sent directly to you or your loved one!
We hope this helps you narrow down your holiday shopping list with some local, Atlanta favorites! Stay warm, spread cheer and we hope to see you soon!
Ready to give an awesome local gift? Gift a UEG gift card this holiday season!