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December/January Gift Guide

Gift Guide: Keep Giving

We’ll keep this simple. Be more intentional with your gifting this year. Help save our retail businesses. Shop local. Shop Macon made, when possible.We asked our editorial team and 5 Under 40 young leaders to be like Oprah and share their top gift.

BIKE

A high quality, versatile, fun and affordable bike, such as a Charleston-based Bilda Bike, is perfect for neighborhood sunset rides and cruising through Amerson River Park. Bike Tech. $399.

HONEY

Locally spun, nature’s sweet syrup is the antidote to congestion, bland oatmeal and their favorite cup of hot tea. Village Marketplace. $7.

RESPECT CHILDREN’S BOOK

In a nod to The King of Soul, teach them to R-E-S-P-E-C-T early. Otis Redding Foundation. $35, signed by the Redding Family.

DALAI LLAMA OIL PAINTING

“Peace to all people” is the rough translation of the Tibetan script on this 24-by-30 original painting. Art is the never-ending gift that can transform a room. Be the best giver. You’re welcome. Art by Kevin Lewis, available at Triangle Arts. $1,100.

RECORD

Anybody else feel better about life when the music is spinning? Us, too. Fresh Produce Records. Prices range.

ELDERBERRIES & MORE

The ultimate syrup mix includes elderberries, used for thousands of years for a myriad of health issues. Travis Jean. $22.95

HOUSE PLANT + POT

The greener the better in a striking pot because we could all use a little new life these days. Bonus: Perusingthis outdoor nursery and market will spark joy. Mossy Corner. Prices range.

WASH ‘N FOLD SUBSCRIPTION

“It has truly changed my life!” -Andrea Cooke, 5 Under 40 young leader Independent Laundry. $36 per month.

FLOWER SUBSCRIPTION

If flowers are healing, help keep her in good health all year long with a fresh bouquet delivery as frequently as you like. Mary Pinson Flowers. Prices range.

JEWELRY

If bling is her thing, give the gift of a little extra sparkle this year with 14k yellow gold diamond and black onyx earrings. Bashinski.

DINNER OUT

Dining al fresco is made better with a decadent dish served up at the famous Natalia’s. Natalia’s. Prices range.

MACON BACON TICKETS

Fun for the whole family, your work friends or your book club. Macon Bacon. Prices range.

HAND-BLOWN GLASS WINE TUMBLER

Festive and more practical than stemware if their holidays are a little less fancy this year. Hand-blown tumbler by Devan Cole,available at Macon Arts. $36.

PERSONALIZED STATIONERY

Justin time to help your favorite people better connect with their people, these notepads, calling cards and notecards are destined for more thoughtful connections. The Post Letters. $15-$30.

LOCAL BEER

A local brew hydrates while offering local flavorto any mundane or celebratory day. Fall Line Brewing Co. $10-$12 per six pack.

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