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10 gifts made in Georgia that are perfect for any occasion

Those of us who live here know what Atlanta and the surrounding areas have to offer. Why not share these treats and treasures with family and friends this holiday season?

Here are just a few examples of Georgia-themed gift ideas:

1. Sweet Auburn Desserts: Atlanta's Little Bakery That Could

Sonya Jones, a pastry chef and owner of Sweet Auburn Bread Co., includes recipes for breads and desserts from the local restaurant. The book can be found online at Amazon.comPelican Publishing Co. and other sites.

2. Drink your way through Georgia

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UncommonGreen has pint and rocks glasses with a map of Atlanta and pint glasses of Athens, home to Georgia Tech and UGA, respectively. 

3. Shining state

For the person on your list who no longer lives in Georgia, give them the state. Minted.com has a foiled map of Georgia suitable for framing.

4. Food of the monks

The monks at Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Conyers have a bakery that produces, among other things, biscotti, fudge and fruitcake. Also check out their Abbot's Table Honey, which is 100 percent local and made from nectar harvested from wildflowers. 

5. Gifts for less

Georgia is known for peaches, so why not send someone a sweet Georgia peach gift basket from  Georgia Gifts and More? The set includes Georgia peach cookies, peach taffy, peach butter and even a chocolate peach. Is the person you're buying for not in to sweets? Check out these Vidalia onion sauces and dressings.

6. Mind your beeswax

Savannah Bee Co. produces more than just honey. Gifts for menwomen and children can be bought online, in case you can't make it to Savannah. Try the heel balm, or maybe the honey straws.

7. The sporting life

From stags to shotguns to trout, Maison de Papier's custom stationery celebrates Georgia's sporting lifestyle. Custom gift tags are also available for a personal finishing touch.

8. Home grown

Pecans say Georgia and Christmas. Pearson Farm speaks to a range of palettes with varieties from salted, to roasted, to chocolate covered. These treats are great for snacking and in holiday recipes.

9. Say cheese

Sweet Grass Dairy, Georgia’s most beloved cheesemaker, offers small batches of grass-based cow cheese, as well as gift boxes. 

10. Grill, baby, grill

Inspired by the South and built to last, Heirloomed's waxed canvas grilling apron is ideal for the cook or outdoorsman. The plaid interior cotton lining adds a dash of style.

MORE: Here are more gifts that are made in Georgia

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