What To Buy In Atlanta, Georgia

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Atlanta is the capital of Georgia and its most populated city. Known as “the city in a forest” Atlanta is the ninth-most populated city in the United States and one of the country’s biggest hubs of transport even before the civil war era. Atlanta is a great city to visit because it encompasses so much of southern U.S culture with the contemporary ideals of a modern metropolitan city resulting in a vibrant culture, unlike elsewhere in the United States. There are tons of music to discover, beautiful museums and gorgeous works of art to be seen in Atlanta, so if you’re planning on visiting and you need to pick up a few souvenirs, we got you covered. Here is a list of what to buy in Atlanta, Georgia.

1. The Collective Atlanta landmark coasters

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The city of Atlanta has a ton of landmarks as it is a city that is over 150 years old. If you’re touring around the city checking out its hotspots like the Olympic Park, the Atlanta Botanical Garden or the World of Coca Cola, why not pick up some souvenir coasters? They’re easy to transport if you’re on the go a lot and it is a fun way to remember where you’ve been. Collect them all and brag about how you’ve seen all the greatest Atlanta landmarks.

2. Pickled peaches

Delicious Peaches
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Georgia is the peach capital of the U.S and you can bet that during the summer months when peach season is in full swing, there will be peaches everywhere. Try the delicious southern delicacy of pickled peaches. The tasty treat is usually made in the summer months when the peaches are at their most ripe then consumed in autumn. Pickled peaches are usually spiced with cinnamon and sugar and they are a delicious fall time treat.

3. CACAO Atlanta Chocolate Company limited-edition chocolate

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We are continuing to offer 50% off online in hopes of helping you save money while helping to support us during this crazy time. It’s a win-win! Thank you all for your support! #wewillsurvive

Posted by Cacao Atlanta Chocolate Co. on Thursday, April 23, 2020

Sure you can get chocolate anywhere but CACAO Atlanta is the city’s best chocolatier. This isn’t your ordinary chocolate, but rather it is a delicious artisanal variety made from cocoa beans cultivated in Peru, Venezuela, Trinidad, Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic. The company’s founder is like that of a wine sommelier but with cocoa beans. Everything is fair trade and organically made and going to their store in Atlanta will grant you access to harder to find and limited edition chocolates and treats.

4. Always Atlanta pennant

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It's official! Our Always Atlanta pennant is back in stock! If you preordered one it should be in the mail by tomorrow....

Posted by Chrome Yellow Trading Co. on Friday, January 30, 2015

A good souvenir to bring back with you from a trip is something you can decorate your home with. Pick up an Always Atlanta pennant and proudly display to people who come over where you’ve been. Always Atlanta pennants can be bought online or from Chrome Yellow Trading Co. in Atlanta. And they come in a variety of colors.

5. Mama Bath and Body neighborhood soaps

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Treat yourself or someone you love to some artisanal handcrafted soaps. Mama’s Atlanta soaps are a great gift to bring home and they are certainly unique to the Atlanta area. They’re all handmade in the Atlanta area and the full collection is inspired by neighborhoods in the city, so you can either buy the whole set or just a few of the neighborhoods that you love the most during your visit to Atlanta! Essential oils and other handcrafted products are also available so go ahead and pay them a visit at their store on Krog Street.

6. Heirloom gifts

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Fun fact: Using a hand forged letter opener attracts handwritten letters! (Possibly not a fact, but will definitely make opening bills more pleasant.)

Posted by American Forge South on Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Soaps and chocolate are great gifts to give your friends but why not buy something a little more memorable that you can pass on to your loved ones after your trip to Atlanta? An heirloom gift is a perfect gift that will last a lifetime and something you can look back fondly. The American Forge South Company creates beautiful metal products that are handcrafted and can be tailored to whatever you’re looking for. Things like customized belt buckles and bottle openers are available or if you’re looking or a custom order for something else, you can always request it. Everything is forged in Atlanta out of solid steel.

7. Snow globe

Snow globe
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Although Atlanta doesn’t see much snow that doesn’t mean you can’t get yourself an Atlanta snow globe. Snow globe collecting is something practiced by travelers all around the world and there’s no better way to remember a city quite like a snow globe. Check almost any souvenir or tourist shops and you should be able to find a collection of Atlanta-themed snow globes that depict things from the city skyline to popular Atlanta landmarks.

8. Keychains

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The most collectible of all collectibles is keychains! It is the perfect souvenir or gift idea to bring back to your friends or family back home. They’re small and compact so there’s no problem bringing them on a plane or on transport and they are generally also very cheap and easy to find. Head to any souvenir shop around the Atlanta area and you should be able to find some great little keychains to pick up. Head around to some of the Atlanta landmarks if you’re looking for something specific like an Olympic-themed one or a Coca Cola themed one.

9. Shot glass

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Shot glasses are another great gift for people, that’s small, compact and a great idea for souvenirs for friends or yourself. Shot glasses with images and slogans inspired by Atlanta can be found anywhere throughout the city especially places where there are likely to be lots of tourists, so if you’re on the go, you can always pick one up and carry on with your day.

10. Honey and bee products

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Posted by Metro Atlanta Beekeepers Association on Sunday, January 18, 2015

Support the local Atlanta bee-keeper community by purchasing one of these great honey and bee products. This unique gift is a great idea for those who enjoy some artisanal honey and best of all, when you’re done with the product, you can keep the flask. It also supports the local economy and local beekeepers and tastes amazing.

Atlanta goodies

Atlanta is a great southern city with tons of modern charm and old-time elegance. It’s easy to get wrapped in all the great things you’re doing and seeing that you might not have time to think about a souvenir, luckily, this list of great Atlanta things will help you out.

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Alex is a Canadian university graduate with degrees in English literature and History. He was born in Montreal and when he's not traveling he enjoys movies, video games, playing the drums and...Read more

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