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Welcome to the first edition of Flagpole’s Holiday Gift Guide.

We will be printing a second edition in the December 11th issue. To be included in the next Gift Guide, contact the Flagpole Advertising Department at 706-549-0301 or

R. Wood Studio

Model Citizen Salon 497 Prince Ave.

450 Georgia Dr.

Hair products, t-shirts and skin care! You can look amazing whether you’re naughty or nice. Travel size stocking stuffers also offered.

One-of-a-kind pottery, handmade in Athens, makes the perfect gift. Each dish is entirely made and painted by hand in the studio.

Gift Certificates are available.

J’s Bottle Shop 1452 Prince Ave.

Holiday Sale: December 14th, 9a.m.-4p.m., plus open daily M-F 10a.m.-5p.m., Sat. 10a.m.-4p.m., Sun. 12p.m.-4p.m.

Junkman's Daughter's Brother 458 E. Clayton St.

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This year, give your friends and family what they really want! Fill the fridge with craft beers like St. Bernadus Abt 12, Duchesse De Bourgogne and Terrapin So Fresh & So Green Green!

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Brit sci-fi series Dr. Who. Extensive selection of gift items available including mugs, salt and pepper shakers, hardback books and more! Plus tons of collectibles from movies, comics, bands and so much more.

Gift Certificates available. Open Christmas Eve.

Gift certificates available, free gift wrapping with purchase, Santa and other rental costumes available now.

Dynamite Clothing 143 N. Jackson St.

find us on Facebook Offering gift certificates in any amount for unique and fun gift items for the guys and gals on your shopping list. Sweaters, Dynamite t-shirts, hats, sunglasses and much more for your pickiest of friends and family. Open daily from 12:30-6:00p.m. Locally owned.

The Grit 199 Prince Ave.


1850 Epps Bridge Pkwy. (Suite 207)

iPad Air is unbelievably light and fast. It comes equipped with the A7 chip, advanced wireless, great apps for productivity and creativity, and up to 10 hours of battery life. Open 6a.m.-9p.m. on Black Friday, Nov. 29.


2455 Jefferson Rd. Homewood Shopping Center

Your local vegetarian restaurant has many gifts for everyone on your list: gift cards, t-shirts, cookbooks, Grit Granola, Jittery Joe’s “Grit blend” coffee and stickers.

Have a merry, sexy Christmas with lingerie and costumes from Savannah’s. Whether you’ve been naughty or nice, these gifts will guarantee a happy holiday.

Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas day; open Christmas Eve and the day after Christmas.


Holiday Gift Guide Sangha Yoga Studio

at the Healing Arts Centre 834 Prince Ave. Offering top quality exercise clothing from Prana and Be Present, as well as yoga mats and accessories from Barefoot Yoga Co. A full holiday schedule of studio classes in all styles of movement for all fitness levels is posted on the website. Gift Certificates available.

Ted’s Most Best 254 W. Washington St. Artisan pizzas, salads, paninis, daily specials, cheesecakes and beer make Ted’s a good place to refuel while doing your holiday shopping. While you are here, pick up a t-shirt and a gift card for anyone on your list. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas day but open Christmas Eve and the day after Christmas.

Athens Community Council on Aging 135 Hoyt St. For the person that has it all, give a donation in their honor to the Athens Community Council on Aging: a bag of groceries ($5), a transportation trip to a medical appointment ($15), or a day of care at Adult Day Health ($60). It’s a unique gift and helps those in need. Be A Santa to A Senior Gift Wrapping Party – December 10 at 4:00 p.m. at the Athens Community Council on Aging.

Bendzunas Glass

89 W. South Ave, Comer, GA 30629

Give the gift of art! Bendzunas Glass, an Athens family run studio for 40 years, creates unique nature inspired functional art pieces including this footed handkerchief vase, kitty paperweights, ornaments, and more. Annual Winter Open House, Nov. 29-Dec. 7, 9a.m.-5p.m. Live demonstration.

Five Points Bottle Shop


Five Points has all you need to check everything off your holiday list. With gift sets from traditional liquors, to hand selected single barrels of bourbons, to handcrafted tobacco pipes, there’s something for everyone! Their friendly knowledgeable staff can point you in the right direction! Do you know someone who is impossible to buy gifts for? Need to stuff your stockings? How about a gift for that person who has everything? Give the gift of pizza, wings, and friends with an Amici gift card. Maybe you’ll even get to help spend it!

Can’t decide? They have Gift Certificates, too!


1655 S Lumpkin St. & 3685 Atlanta Hwy.

beca designs Cheers! Vintage and recycled glass bottles transformed into unique jewelry and home decor items are perfect for holiday gift giving: Grey Goose Tumblers (10 oz.) $28 a pair, UGA Vintage Coke Candles $24, Bombay Sapphire Hoop Necklaces $40 (18” sterling chain). These items and more available online. Free Athens delivery available!

233 E. Clayton St.

5 Points Acupuncture

2027 S. Milledge Ave. Give the gift of wellness with gift certificates for acupuncture and massage, personalized blends of Chinese medicinal herbal tea and aromatherapy products.

Holiday Gift Guide Mama’s Boy

Avid Bookshop


197 Oak St.

493 Prince Ave.

Need a great gift? Stock up on Mama’s Boy t-shirts, onesies, mugs and Jittery Joe’s Mama’s Boy Blend coffee. Don’t forget your teachers! Need them mailed? Call or email us. 706-548-6249

Find gifts for the bibliophile on your list! Buy 6- or 12-month book subscriptions: Avid will send a hand-selected title each month to readers of any age. Peruse a variety of notebooks and planners, including Moleskines. Gift a Seven Year Pen, guaranteed to last seven whole years (or your money back).

Gift certificates are available in any amount. Some dates are still available for holiday parties.

Free gift wrap; open on Small Business Saturday (11/30) when Georgia authors moonlight as Avid booksellers.


Handmade for the Holidays Support Athens’ only arthouse cinema by giving the gift of membership! Also available: gift cards good for movie tickets, cocktails and treats, and a Dinner + Movie package with neighboring restaurant, The National.

Buy local handmade gifts this holiday season. Featuring over 60 local artists! Check out Dave Cain Handcrafted Jewelry, Soaps N’ Stilettos All Natural Goats Milk Soap, Kay Ceramics Handmade Ornaments and more. You’re sure to find something for everyone on your shopping list.

234 W. Hancock Ave.

December 14th, 12-8p.m. & December 15th 12-6p.m. at the Classic Center

Sunday, December 15th - Family friendly holiday screening of IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE! More info and showtimes available online.

Indie South Fair

Georgia Theatre

660 N. Chase St.

215 N. Lumpkin St.

Come to Athens’ largest handmade market and buy local from over 60 vendors. Jewelry, prints, photography, fashion, pottery, vintage, antiques and an expanded Kindie South for the kids! Join your creative community!

Georgia Theatre has new hats & hoodies, baby onesies, t-shirts & tanks. Or give a gift card-- good for purchasing concert tickets, food & beverages and Georgia Theatre merchandise! Available online and on the Georgia Theatre rooftop.

December 7th and 8th, Saturday 11-5p.m. and Sunday noon-5p.m. Artisan eats and live music.

Perry’s Convenience & Liquors 265 North Ave., 4388 Lexington Rd.

Give them what they really want this year: Liquor Gift Sets from Perry’s! They have a variety of gift sets and glassware to please every person on your Holiday Shopping List! All locations are open seven days a week!

World of Futons 2041 West Broad St. This holiday season, World of Futons is featuring a wide variety of bean bags for all ages in a large selection of colors and sizes (toddler-adult). Microsuede outside and foam on the inside which help it hold its shape. Providing Athens with quality futon furniture for 29 years. Shop early while supplies last.

Holiday Gift Guide Native America Gallery


Free Gift Wrapping, Hot Apple Cider, Gift Certificates, Layaway, Visit Santa Nov. 29-Dec. 1

Need a great gift or stocking stuffer? Barberitos offers gift certificates. For every $20 you spend on gift certificates, receive a free entrée and drink. Hosting a holiday shin dig? Barberitos can turn your party into a fiesta by catering using the freshest ingredients that are prepared in house daily.

Musician’s Warehouse

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195 E. Clayton St.

Your holiday gift is here! Don’t miss Native America’s annual holiday tradition of “Thanking You” for your support. This year a wonderful pair of turquoise teardrop earrings embellished with a snowflake silhouette. Free with purchase or free for members of their email tribe! Available Now thru Dec. 25th!

150 Crane Drive

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112 Foundry St.

Squier® introduces its very first Telecaster® pack, which puts the time-honored tone, look and vibe of the world’s first great solid-body electric guitar in a value-filled pack including a 15-watt Fender Frontman® 15G amp, an electronic tuner, instructional DVD, gig bag, cable, strap, picks and one FREE lesson.

Get the gift of 40,000+ weekly readers discovering your business through advertising in Flagpole. Be included in our 2nd Gift Guide in the Dec. 11th issue (deadline Dec. 4th). Anyone running a display ad in the Dec. 18th issue will receive a free 75 word write up in our Flagpole Holiday Guide. Or run an ad in Slackpole, our two-week issue coming out on Dec. 25.

Open at 10a.m. on Black Friday. Open every day until Christmas.





OFF! Deadline to register:

Sunday, Dec. 8

Winners announced:

Dec. 11 issue of Flagpole Names will be chosen to win $100 in Gift Certificates! Register at FLAGPOLE.COM

Contact the Flagpole Advertising Department for more details: 706-549-0301 or




Making the pledge is easy. Just go to and register your commitment to spend at least $100 at local businesses this holiday season. As an incentive, Flagpole will enter all who pledge into a drawing to win $100 worth of gift certificates from local businesses. GIFT CERTIFICATES SUPPLIED BY THE FOLLOWING LOCAL FLAGPOLE ADVERTISERS: 1000 Faces Coffee Allgood Lounge Amici Aromas Craft Works Athens Art and Frame Athens Farmers Market Athens Habitat Restore Barberitos Bel Jean Bell’s Food Stores Big City Bread Cafe Blind Pig Ciné Classic Center Daily Groceries Dynamite Clothing

Farmington Depot Gallery Five Points Bottle Shop Georgia Theatre The Grit Gyro Wrap Heirloom Cafe and Fresh Market Jittery Joe’s Coffee Juice Car Juice Up Junkman’s Daughter’s Brother Little City Diner Loft Art Supply Mama Bird’s Granola Mama’s Boy Masada Leather and Outdoor Max Model Citizen Salon

Musician’s Warehouse Native America Gallery Page Boy Pain and Wonder Perry’s Convenience and Liquor Pulaski Heights BBQ R. Wood Studio Ceramics Republic Salon Rocket Salon Sawbuck Bill’s Shenanigans Salon Southern Waterbeds and Futons Speakeasy Square One Fish Co. Ted’s Most Best Terrapin Beer Co. Walker’s Coffee and Pub

So whether you are shopping, eating, drinking or seeking entertainment,

THINK LOCAL FIRST! If your local business would like to be a part of Flagpole’s Shop Your ATH Off program, call our Advertising Department at 706-549-0301 or email

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