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The 2020 Downtown Atlanta Holiday Gift Guide

December 01, 2020

Small businesses need our support now more than ever. In the season of giving, we've rounded up a few spots where you can find Atlanta-centric and "only in Downtown" items and experiences that make wonderful gifts for friends, family, and coworkers. Thanks for supporting entrepreneurs in our neighborhood!

Thoughtful Local Goods

Retail centers like the Sweet Auburn Curb Market and Peachtree Center are great places to source stocking stuffers and treats, from popcorn and confections to jewelry and apparel. Looking for specialty items like cigars, wine, skincare products, or footwear? You'll find those in Downtown, too. 

The Gift of an Experience

Memories are perhaps the greatest gift of all. Book a guided tour of Atlanta with Unexpected Atlanta Tours, Civil Bikes, Bicycle Tours of Atlanta, or ATL-Cruzers, all of whom are offering safe, outdoor experiences by foot, by bike, by Segway, or by vehicle. Go deeper: have you ever gifted someone a sea lion meet and greet or a shark cage dive? It's possible at Georgia Aquarium

Give Now, Use Later

Save someone a night of head-scratching over what to make for dinner--and support a small business--by purchasing a gift card to a Downtown restaurant. Peruse our listing of restaurants to see which ones are offering gift cards. 

An ATL Day

See the best of Atlanta with one easy-to-use mobile ticket and enjoy 30 days of validity. CityPASS includes admission to Georgia Aquarium and World of Coca-Cola, plus admission to 3 more attractions of your choice: Zoo Atlanta, the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, Fernbank Museum of Natural History, and the College Football Hall of Fame.

Year-Round Fun

Annual memberships to Downtown Atlanta attractions are a gift that keeps on giving. Children's Museum of Atlanta (plus, shop their museum store here), Georgia Aquarium (view their full gift guide here), the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, Zoo Atlanta, and Oakland Cemetery each have membership programs with unique benefits.

Feature image courtesy of Peachtree Center