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Ultimate local gift guide: 5 South Georgia small businesses to shop at this holiday season.

Updated: Jan 5

The holidays are here, and that means gift giving season is underway! The Flower Shed is a small family owned business. Because of that, we understand how important it is to shop local this holiday season. Today, we would like to give you a little South Georgia small business gift guide!


Below are FIVE of the best small businesses in the Valdosta, Tifton, and surrounding communities you should add to your shopping list this holiday season. Everything on this list is budget-friendly with every option being under $100!


1. Only Options Valdosta


Only Options is a one-stop-shop for apparel and accessories owned by Devan & Justin Martin. This small business has mens and womens gifts, and is a great way to shop the best brands on the market without stepping foot inside a department store!


Checking out on their website is a breeze with express checkout options like Paypal, META pay, Venmo, and more!


A. Daytona Blaze Sneakers $95.00


Vintage is SO IN right now! These adorable sneakers are the perfect nostalgic vibe to gift this year. What is great about these shoes is how they can be dressed up or down, no matter the occasion!


B. Ranger Two-Tone Wooden Liner Lock Knife $29.95


Nearly every man in your life could use a nice new pocket knife. This clip pocket knife is convenient to use and looks great!

C. Lilly Pulitzer Plush Cara Slippers $68.00


Not to be dramatic, but what girl does not want a pair of slippers for the winter months? Exactly! These are the best, coziest, and cutest house slippers to wear this season.


2. Stylish, Southern, & Sassy


Stylish, Southern, & Sassy is a boutique with an amazing HOLIDAY shopping category! The website currently has free shipping on orders over $125.00.


A. Santa Sweater $46.95


With this adorable Santa sweater, you will never have to wear an "UGLY SWEATER" ever again! Because, let's face it, this is SO CUTE.


B. Howdy Santa $39.95


Santa makes his way to the South in this adorable tee! "Santa Baby, slip a howdy tee under the tree, for me!" That is how the song goes, right?!



3. Southern Dirty Girls Soap


Southern Dirty Girl Soap has been opened since 2010! This women-owned business has a subscription box available on their website--how cool!


A. Advent Calendar $79.00


I have yet to meet someone who does not LOVE an advent calendar. Plus, one with perfectly curated bath products is a score!



B. Apple Season Bundle $24.00


I mean, this one speaks for itself. I can smell it from here! YUMMY!


4. Melton Candle Company


Laura Mathis established her candle company in 2017, and this is a business that is on FIRE! *pun definitely intended*


A. Dough Bowl Candles $35.00


These hand-carved soy wax bowl candles are the perfect gift to give this year! They even have re-fill kits available for purchase on the website. It is really the gift that keeps on giving.



B. Wax Melts $5.00


What an amazing price for such a thoughtful gift! Pair this with a wax warmer and BOOM, you are bringing a smile to whoever tears open this package.



5. Seeds of Salvation, Co.


Levi and Joann are the perfect example of two women passionate about what they do! Seeds of Salvation is an awesome company with an amazing story.


A. Make Heaven Crowded Zipper Pouch $16.95


Makeup bag, travel bag, coin purse, whatever you want it to be--this pouch can do that! Also, maybe we are impartial to the flowers on the outside of the bag (*wink wink*).



B. Rooted in Faith Tee $23.99


Rolling Branch Farms, the other half of The Flower Shed, has its motto "Rooted in Quality." Rooted in _insert whatever word you want to here_ means so much to us here! This tee is perfect to give to your friend who is truly Rooted in Faith.



& there you have it, folks.

Thank you for reading our 2022 South Georgia Small Business Gift Guide! Happy Holidays!

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