Put Your Money Where Your Heart Is: Shop Local in Johns Creek

Christmas Lights at the Johns Creek Tunnel

The holiday season is always a busy time of year with plenty of traveling, cooking, celebrating and honoring family traditions to keep you busy for weeks. 

With so many demands on your time, it can be tempting to turn to online options rather than doing your holiday shopping in person. But before you do, remember all the benefits of shopping local instead: 

  • You support local business owners and the local economy.
  • You have access to unique, one-of-a-kind gifts you won’t find online.
  • You get to see and touch – and even smell – the gifts you buy before you buy them.
  • You get to take the gifts home with you the same day; no need to wait for delivery. 

Now that you’re convinced shopping local makes a difference, take a look at all the shops at your fingertips right here in Johns Creek. 

chanelizabeth
Photo via chanelizabeth

Unique boutiques 

One thing you definitely won’t find online is boutique shop owners with a passion for fashion and a knack for helping you find just what you’re looking for. Boutiques like ChanElizabeth and Blue Dangles are just two of such shops in Johns Creek. Known for their on-trend clothing, handmade accessories, and global style, these shops – including Lena Larose – can help you find the perfect gift for almost everyone on your list.   

Photo via Johns Creek Books and Gifts
Photo via Johns Creek Books and Gifts

Inspired gift ideas

Whether you’re searching for the ideal hostess gift for a holiday party or the perfect trinket for your favorite co-worker, you’re bound to find inspiration at one of the shops at Johns Creek. Pick up a fine bottle of wine or a novelty Christmas ornament from Piper Lillies. You can grab the latest suspense thriller or non-fiction bestseller at Johns Creek Books & Gifts along with a whole host of witty coffee mugs. For your favorite foodie, head over to Prima Olive for a complete selection of olive oils, balsamic vinegars, kitchen accessories and even a line of olive oil cosmetics. All Inspired Boutique is worth a stop for the accessories alone, but you’ll want to check out the signs, frames, monogrammed throws, and Clemson accessories while you’re there, too.

Holiday Lights on Hospital Parkway
Holiday Lights on Hospital Parkway

Enjoy the local flavor of the holidays 

While you’re shopping in Johns Creek, be sure to leave some time to experience all extras that make it feel like the holidays. Stop by Great Harvest Bread Company for a tour of the bakery and a fresh-baked loaf or two. Or enjoy a tour and tasting at Johns Creek’s first and only brewery and tap room: Six Bridges Brewing. Enjoy a little down time during this hectic season at Pinot’s Palette, where you can enjoy some wine with friends while you paint your holiday masterpiece. On the way home, take a detour to see the free holiday lights on Hospital Parkway – a dazzling drive-through holiday lights experience – as well as the 30-foot tree and giant dreidel brightly lit and on display in Newtown Park.

Christmas Tree and Dreidel in Newtown Park
Christmas Tree and Dreidel in Newtown Park

Johns Creek offers everything you need to get your holiday shopping done in person, rather than online. Plus, you’ll have the added fun of some hands-on holiday experiences. So put your money where your heart is and support local businesses this holiday season. 

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