12 Unique Shops in Georgia's Blue Ridge
One of the charms of Blue Ridge and the Copper Basin is the amazing variety of locally owned and operated little shops. Perfect for holiday shopping...
From vintage vinyl to one-of-a-kind art pieces, Georgia's Blue Ridge is a place to find unique gift items, all in a stress free, laid back mountain environment that we've become known for. Friendly people all around make shopping a vacation, such a welcome getaway from malls and city traffic. Plus picking up local gift items means not only that you'll be shopping small and local, but also that you won't have to stress over shipping delays and whether your gifts will get to you by Christmas!
Deaf Man Vinyl - Located in the Riverwalk Shops in downtown McCaysville, GA, Deaf Man Vinyl stocks an amazing assortment of new and vintage vinyl, including rock, pop, metal, jazz, blues and roots/country — from classics to deep finds to a few guilty pleasures (check the $3 box!). New and used vinyl comes in weekly, so stop by and flip through the racks for the latest finds (they buy used records, too!). And if you’re looking for a special record, they can order and ship it directly to you. You’ll also find top-quality turntables, record-cleaning accessories and vinyl sleeves, plus pick up a tee from your favorite band, a few used CDs, music-related books, artwork, rock merch and fun gifts. Everything for the rock ‘n’ roll soul!
Pezrok - Discover Nature's Artistry in downtown Blue Ridge and experience the gallery's collection of exquisite Minerals; Fossils, Gems, and Carved Wildlife Driftwood! Also, see the new Home Decor Showroom featuring Teak Furniture; Petrified Wood Sinks & Tables; Custom Fireplace Mantels and Timeless Fossil Kitchens!
Oyster Bamboo Fly Rods - William Bill Oyster is a full-time career bamboo fly rod maker. Each Oyster Bamboo Fly Rod is intensely hand crafted and personally hand engraved. Bill has been commissioned to make rods for many of the world's finest anglers including President Jimmy Carter. As the most prolific teacher of this rod making art alive today, Bill draws students from as far away as England and Scotland as well as every corner of the US to his southern mountain town studio in Blue Ridge.
Mercier Orchards - the largest apple orchard in the southeast, is known as Southern Living Magazine's "favorite roadside apple market," but it is much, much more. For over 75 years, the Mercier family has been welcoming visitors to taste the fruits of the mountains, and the yummy fried pies, apple cider, apple butter and fritters that come from the fruit can be wrapped up into great unique holiday gifts. Plus fresh apples, gift baskets, the Candy Kitchen with a variety of caramel apples, fudge, brittle and glazed nuts make amazing gifts. The Market at Mercier has all kinds of unique gift items. Mercier Orchards also presses their own ciders and hard ciders. Almost a one-stop shop for one-of-a-kind local gift shopping.
Blue Ridge Knife Company - Blue Ridge Knife Company features a wide variety of pocket, hunting, gift and collectible cutlery as well as: sheaths, sharpeners, accessories and team merchandise - hats, flags, collectibles and more. A great place to grab gift for the men and boys!
Out of the Blue - Out Of The Blue offers an extraordinary selection of the finest wines, beers, and artisan cheeses from around the world. They sport the only beer Growler station in Blue Ridge. Stop in and experience all that Out of the Blue has to offer! Located in the heart of historic downtown Blue Ridge.
Fishbone Studio - Fishbone is a haven for locally made art in a booming mountain art town. Creating: Platters, Dinnerware, Mosaics, Customized Jugheads, Flowerpots and Vessels. Betty Wassmer creates one-of-a-kind designs using dishwasher safe, lead free glazes. Her colorful styles have graced homes and tables across the USA and have been featured in numerous publications and art events. Each piece is lovingly decorated in a unique style that has become Betty's trademark.
Multitudes Gallery - Multitudes Gallery features the art of Hand-Blown Glass and handmade arts and craft work from over 120 Nationally known, and regionally recognized artists. We are a working studio featuring local pottery and local painters. In addition, Multitudes offers jewelry, photography, Assemblage, indoor/outdoor metal art and many other handcrafted works that makes wonderful gift items. Multitudes has offered unique art work and gift items in downtown Blue Ridge for over 20 years, one of the oldest originally owned shops in Blue Ridge. Find out why!
High Country Art - High Country Art Gallery is located in the heart of historic Blue Ridge Georgia. The Gallery features an exceptional collection of fine, traditional, contemporary, impressionist, and folk art... as well as one of a kind jewelry, sculpture, pottery and other high end crafts. They strive to stay local, meaning many of their artists and crafts people originate from Georgia, and nearby Tennessee and North Carolina. The Gallery, which has been in Blue Ridge for over 20 years, has been recently acquired by Artist Sarah Long who has transformed it into a must-see Blue Ridge experience. Constantly inspired by artist's creativity and never ending stream of artistic magic, the art reflects each ones uniqueness and celebrates their diverse backgrounds.
The Pasta Market - Located in Hampton Square in the heart of Historic Downtown Blue Ridge, The Pasta Market - Blue Ridge offers a beautiful, artisanal market, has a secret wine bar and offers wine tastings and tapas-style plates, perfect for a light lunch or dinner! Wines from Italy, Napa Valley, and Sonoma are sold by the bottle and exceptional pre-made and custom gift baskets are available daily. Gorgeous kitchen and home accessories, such as ceramics, cheese boards, and candles, are also sold at the Blue Ridge market.
Turning Leaf - A Fine Art Gallery - EXCLUSIVELY AMERICAN, UNIQUELY LOCAL. At Turning Leaf - A Fine Art Gallery you will find turned wood, wood art, original paintings in oils, acrylics, pastels and watercolors as well as jewelry, sculpture fiber arts, functional and artistic pottery, carvings, gourd art, baskets, face jugs and so much more.
The Art Center - The Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association and Art Center is located in the historic Fannin County Courthouse and showcases artworks from their 600 member artists, features multiple visiting exhibits, and provides artistic workshops and classes for adults and children in various mediums such as pottery, painting and photography. The Art Center hosts two Arts in the Park festivals each year, Memorial Day and the second weekend in October, and two national exhibits. For a complete schedule of events, visit their website. Located in the Historical Fannin County Courthouse.