#1 – Fresh & Local

Sure, they make a mean Monté Cristo sandwich, but there’s more than good eats and fresh produce here. Like shelves full of locally sourced goods — every­thing from JumpinGoat Coffee and ROOTS organic juices to pies from Aunt Pearl’s Porch, handmade soaps by Sheryl’s Soaps and even a jewelweed salve that whisks away poison ivy!

Nomad Market of Morganton
12166 Morganton Highway
Morganton, GA 30560

#2 – What Men Want

OAR is a curated accessory store for the modern gentleman — which is a fancy way of saying that they’ve got the stuff guys love: rustic-yet-sophisticated bags, belts, writing sets, flasks and more. Select lifestyle brands include Fulton & Roark, Brackish Bowties, Studebaker Metals and Canoe leather goods.

OAR (Instagram)
701 East Main Street
Blue Ridge, GA 30513


#3 – Smart & Fun

If it’s unique, quirky and cool, it’s at River Laurel. How about a Mandle (because men like candles, too!)? 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
(Riverwalk Shops)
100 Blue Ridge Drive
McCaysville, GA 305

River Laurel Gifts Mandles

#4 – Native Artifacts

This stylish new store is a celebration of quality handcrafted goods. One-of-a kind finds are inspired by the West, including turquoise jewelry, fine art by DeLuna and Native American-influenced home décor. Stop by for a unique gift — or maybe just a little something for yourself!

Red Hand Artisan
100 Blue Ridge Drive
(Riverwalk Shops)
McCaysville, GA 30555

#5 – Electric Toys

Your new favorite way to get around is waiting for you at Blue Ridge Electric Fun. Pedego Electric Bikes, Segway Transporters, Ninebot Kickscooters and Cricket Golf Carts are the exciting and environmentally safe way to incorporate exercise with outdoor exploration. Kick the tires, take a test ride and get ready to have some electric fun!

Blue Ridge Electric Fun/Pedego
257 East Main Street
Blue Ridge, GA 30513