Ye Olde Christmas and Candy Shoppe, nestled in historic Marietta Square, stocks a selection of nostalgic candies and festive gifts. Saunter up to the candy bar to tempt taste buds with homestyle fudge, imported Belgian chocolates, and sugar-, gluten-, and nut-free chocolates. Retro candy, such as rock candy, Necco wafers, and Gold Rocks nugget gum, brings back the sweet taste of childhood and the memories of watching the other kids eat the candy their parents gave them to show them their love.
The Christmas Shoppe prepares shoppers for upcoming holidays with folk-art Santas by Pat Siskin and Marietta ornaments designed by local artists. Its shelves also house collegiate items and gifts for special occasions such as anniversaries and imaginary friends’ weddings.
A CityVoter award-winning gift store, doodle bugz hosts an array of gifts perfect for almost every occasion. Sweet-smelling bath products and baby items nuzzle up to hostess gifts, personalized products, home décor items, and stylish jewelry in this eclectically arranged shop, which groups gift ideas together so browsers can make their own thrilling goody discoveries. Pick up a soft-fabric worry doll to squeeze when work gets stressful ($12.50), or get out of helping a host dry dishes with an Atlanta dish towel ($20) offering. Gifters can tickle the fancy of a favorite baby with a sweet and soft Angel Dear blanket ($15.75), or frame a photo of the last-known acromantula sighting with a Glory Haus frame ($25). The cheerful, vibrant shop beckons shoppers with pots of flowers outside, gift-wrapping services, and a fleet of gift-wrapping ponies trained to tie bows with their lips.
True Wilderness is a family owned and operated survival-gear retailer offering a wide selection of emergency gear. Prep for grizzly bear hugs gone awry with a first-aid kit ($23), or grizzly bear cuddle sessions gone right with a set of emergency bivvy heat sheets ($16). The eGear Stretch Lantern ($24.95) takes the form of either a flashlight or lantern during ghostlore-sharing sessions, and the miniature stove ($45) enables campers to embrace nature's greatest gifts, fire and pan-seared tuna. Other utile selections include high-tech sleeping bags, backpacks, and toolsets.
After searching for an easy and affordable way to sample craft brews from across the country, Moondog Growlers’ proprietors began selling specialty suds in bottles that customers can bring back and refill with a new selection each time. The growlers hold between two and four pints depending on their size, bestowing beers with a shelf life of 7–10 days inside a fridge, 36 hours outside of a fridge, and 0.4 seconds inside of a thermonuclear jet engine. A rotating selection of 30 craft brews—which may include selections from famous hop houses such as SweetWater, Bell's Brewery, and New Belgium—changes based upon seasonal availability.