Valentine's Gift Ideas that Show Your Love for Them and Atlanta

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East Pole Coffee Co.
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AVIATE “ATL” HAT
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AVIATE “ATL” HAT

For frequent flyers, the three-letter airport codes assigned to major cities instantly evoke the memories of journeys past, the anticipation of adventure ahead, or the satisfaction of heading home. Aviate embraces this idea with eye-catching gear evoking pride in a place. $35

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EAST POLE COFFEE CO.
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EAST POLE COFFEE CO. SUBSCRIPTION

This specialty company works with importers to source single-origin, green coffee, then roasts all beans at their Atlanta shop. Subscribers can sign up to receive freshly roasted coffee at their doorstep once or twice a month. They hand-select which variety to send every month, or biweekly, so customers receive a mix. $20 per shipment

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 “IN GOD WE MUST” COIN RINGS
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“IN GOD WE MUST” COIN RINGS

After he was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in 2014, Atlantan John Elijah Richards started making rings for friends and family to pay for insulin and diabetic supplies. Today, I.G.W.M. has grown into a lifestyle brand built on the values of true grit and quality goods. Shop the Statehood Quarter rings and more styles at Citizen Supply in Ponce City Market and Brother Moto in Grant Park. $45

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Beautiful Briny Sea Co. Gunpowder Finishing Salt
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GUNPOWDER FINISHING SALT

For the guy or gal that loves to cook, gift artisan seasoning from Atlanta-based Beautiful Briny Sea company. Made in collaboration with celebrity chef Kevin Gillespie and Gunshow executive chef Joey Ward, the Gunpowder Finishing Salt (made of Hawaiian volcanic salt with chipotle, black pepper, garlic, onion, sumac) pairs with grilled meats, fried foods and barbecue. Available from Gillespie’s Red Beard Restaurants. $15

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David Yurman Heart Earrings
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DAVID YURMAN HEART COLLECTION

Hearts are integral to David Yurman’s design vocabulary. In various collections over the years, David and Sybil have personalized the designs with pavé, stone and precious metals, beginning with the Heart Collection in 1996. Now, new petite heart-shaped designs crafted in gold, lustrous enamel and cable have a timeless sense of glamor to say, “I love you,” on any occasion. Available at David Yurman in Lenox Square. Heart Earrings with Diamonds in 18K Gold, $990

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Rinnovo Studio Scarf
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RINNOVO STUDIO WINTERY MIX SCARF

Atlanta-based Rinnovo Studio is a private label of silk scarves that partners with artist and retailers to bring beautiful Italian scarves, such as this 90-by-90 centimeter playful woodland composition, to the market. The vibrant blue hue adds a fun pop of color to any outfit. All scarves are printed and finished with a hand-rolled hem in Italy. $250

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Little Barn Apothecary + Co. beauty products
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LITTLE BARN APOTHECARY + CO.

Crafted from organic and wild-harvested ingredients, the Atlanta-based apothecary products like the Cocao + Chamomile Cream Cleanser, Aloe + Rosewater Balance Mist, Helichrysum + Violet Fortifying Face Oil and Passion Fruit + Rose Enzymatic Exfoliant Mask—just to name a few—promote relaxation and luxurious skin care. The world-renowned products are now in more than 700 spas and shops around the world, as well as at their flagship store at the Westside Provisions District or Serene shop. $16-$50

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okabashi sandals
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OKABASHI MAUI SANDALS

A pair of pomegrante-colored slip-ons with a floral insole may look ready for a getaway to the islands, but these shoes are in fact proudly made in Buford, Georgia. Designed with comfort and sustainability in mind, Okabashi’s best-selling Maui shoes are bound to be a welcomed addition to any closet or carry-on bag, and are especially essential for yogis, hotel hoppers and of course, an escape to a tropical paradise. $18.99

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Gold Foil Wood Heart Dish
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DEAR KEATON HEART DISH

Curated by two Atlantans and former execs in the home textiles industry, Dear Keaton is an online marketplace for goods that make everyday feel like resort living. This Gold Foil Wood Heart Dish is a pretty place to display jewelry, beads or small trinkets. They'll think of you whenever they see it. Bonus: many of Dear Keaton’s globally sourced products are made by artisans, sustainable and fair trade. $18

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TOMS EYEWEAR
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TOMS EYEWEAR

The one-for-one brand known for shoes that give back offers a wide inventory of handsome sunglasses as well, like the Franco in Whiskey Tortoise. True to the company’s caring ethos, TOMS Eyewear purchases provide people in need with full eye exams and treatment by trained medical professionals. Available locally at Half Moon Outfitters, Abbadabba’s, Mode Marché and more. $159.95

By Colleen Ann McNally

Whether treating your loved ones or practicing some self-care, shop for treasures big and small this Valentine’s Day.

Colleen Ann McNally
About the author

Colleen Ann McNally has called the South home for 20 years and counting. She aims to travel light, but also love...