Holiday Shopping In The Northeast Georgia Mountains

This year, escape from the mall crowds and head up to our neck of the woods to do your holiday shopping. In addition to a slowed-down pace of life, you’ll find terrific little stores filled with one-of-a-kind gifts for all ages and interests. And when you stay with us at Lucille’s, we’ll help you navigate the local markets to find what you want.A gold foil-wrapped gift with a gold cord ribbon and bow.

The northeast mountains are a mecca of wonderful artisans. Start your search in Helen at The Glassblowing Shop where they sell tree ornaments and other delicate masterpieces, such as a selection of exquisite mini glass guitars for the rock-and-roller on your list.
8600 Main Street, Helen
Open daily, 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. or later

A block away, Southern Comfort Quilts is a treasure-trove of comfy handcrafted quilts in an assortment of designs and colors from king-sized to crib.
8580 North Main Street, Helen
March – December, open Friday – Monday, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
January – March, Friday – Monday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

If Santa is shopping for kids, head to Tim’s Wooden Toys where all the toys are 100% hand-made in the workshop right inside the store. They also have a selection of games, signs, and personalized gifts.
635 Main Street, Helen
Open daily, 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.A short drive away in Clarkesville are two quality pottery shops. Hickory Flat Pottery makes beautiful pottery that also happens to be functional—oven, microwave, and dishwasher-safe. The gallery next to the studio sells an array of other regional artists’ pottery, jewelry, metal art, wood, and more unique creations.
13664 Highway 197 North, Clarkesville
Monday – Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.; Sunday, 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Find the perfect mug for the coffee or tea drinker on your list at Mark of the Potter. The shop has an insane number of handmade cups, plus all kinds of pottery critters too cute to pass up.
9982 Highway 197 North, Clarkesville
Open daily, April – December, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.; January – march, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

You can shop back here at Lucille’s too. Our plush robes are a favorite ($69 each). Or treat a loved one to a spa treatment—we have gift certificates you can slip right into a stocking!