#1 – One of a kind finds!

Looking for a unique gift for someone or something special for yourself? Check out Fat Racoon Gallery in Copperhill. Browse through a wide array of artisan goods as well as local honey and other provisions. Paintings, pottery and even local artwork are available at this unique shop!


Fat Raccoon Gallery

121 Ocoee Street, Suite 2, Copperhill, TN 37317
(770) 362-6330
Artist painting onsite at Turning Leaf Gallery in Blue Ridge, GA

#2 – The Cutting Edge

Blue Ridge Knife Company is your one-stop shop for Case, Buck, Gerber, Shrade and other handcrafted cutlery. You’ll also find a selection of priced-to-sell knives confiscated by the TSA. Owner Daryl has “forgotten” more about knives than most of us will ever know in a lifetime, and loves to talk cutlery.


Blue Ridge Knife Company

497 E Main St, Blue Ridge, GA 30513
(706) 946-6634

#3 – Smart & FUn

If it’s unique, quirky and cool, it’s at River Laurel. How about making your own gin or beer? There’s fun stuff for dog (and cat) people, stylish reversible umbrellas and all things wine — decanters, glasses and stoppers. PLUS the amazing Swedish Dishcloth (one dishcloth is equivalent to 15 rolls of paper towels).


River Laurel Gifts & Boutique

100 Blue Ridge Dr Suite 114, McCaysville, GA 30555
(706) 964-1210
Herbal teas at Folk Apothic in McCaysville, GA
New items at Canoe in Blue Ridge, GA

#4 – Add Spice to Your Life

Meraki Souq is a new Middle Eastern Market that offers a wide wide range of Lebanese foods and seasonings, as well as eclectic art creations by local artist Jennifer Danner. If you want something new for dinner or just need a great snack for the trail, check out Meraki Souq!


Meraki Souq

100 Blue Ridge Dr Suite 106, McCaysville, GA 30555

#5 – Yuppy Puppy

Spoil your fur baby even more and maybe find a little something for yourself. Mainstreet Mutt in the Riverwalk Shops is a small store with a big heart. Let your dog choose their own toy or select from a wide variety of flavors of treats. Don’t forget to add your “mutt” to the “Wall of Fame.”


Mainstreet Mutt

100 Blue Ridge Dr Suite 107, McCaysville, GA 30555
(706) 964-6888
Nirvana band t-shirt at Deaf Man Vinyl in McCaysville, GA