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Top 5 Reasons to Shop Local in 2020

Top 5 Reasons to Shop Local in 2020

The confetti has settled so now it’s time to get to work on those New Year’s Resolutions. Your Georgia Crafted Peaches have a proposed resolution for you that doesn’t involve the gym. Instead, we want you to make a commitment to shop local more often in 2020.

You might ask yourself, “Why should I make more of an effort to shop local this year?” Well, check out these top five reasons to shop local in 2020 below.

  1. You support the local Georgia economy.

Every purchase you make locally makes a difference. Approximately 67 cents for every dollar spent at small businesses stays in the community and supports the local Georgia economy. Instead of sending your hard earned money overseas or to support an already rich CEO, your local purchase makes a difference and supports the businesses that make your town unique.

 

  1. You support the dreams of artisans around the state.

Shopping local doesn’t just support the local Georgia economy. Every dollar spent also supports the dreams of community members in your city. Small businesses are founded by folks who have a true passion for their craft or product. From a local veteran who founded a honey business to Georgia Grown pecan farmers who have kept the family business going for generations, behind every small business is a hard-working individual or family with the goal of bringing you the highest quality product you can buy.

 

  1. Small-batch products are the best quality.

Because local artisans have a passion for their craft, you can bet your bottom dollar that you are receiving the highest quality product when shopping local. One of the many advantages of supporting local artisans is each product is handcrafted in small batches. When we add another product to our inventory, you can rest assured that we have taste-tested and inspected every cheese straw, gourmet pecan, honey, and any other website addition to ensure you enjoy every bit of Georgia-made goodness in your Georgia Crafted gift box.

 

  1. You receive the highest level of personalized customer service.

Why make a commitment to shop local more in 2020? Small businesses have one goal: to make sure that you have the best shopping experience and product. At Georgia Crafted, our number one priority is to provide you with the highest level of customer service imaginable. From making sure your box is packed carefully and shipped promptly to helping you build the perfect gift box for a client, we ensure your experience shopping with us is superior from check out to delivery.

 

  1. Every purchase you make ends with a happy dance.

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Finally, the top reason to shop local is because every purchase ends with a happy dance. Of course, you do a little jig from excitement when you know you’ve got a great box of Georgia-made goodness coming to your doorstep. You’re not dancing alone, though! Your Georgia Crafted Peaches also do a happy dance with every ding from Shopify and THANK YOU for your purchase. After all, your purchase not only supports our small business but local artisans throughout the state of Georgia.

Convinced that you should shop local but not sure if you will have the time this year to discover new small businesses and local artisans? Let your Georgia Crafted Peaches do the work for you.

Our monthly subscription box makes it easy to shop local, discover new products, and support local artisans from around the state. Every month, we will scour the state looking for the best new Georgia-made products - whether it's food, home goods, bath & body products and more...and ship them right to your door. You can grab a 1-month, 3-month, or 6-month subscription here and get ready to discover the best-of-the-best Georgia has to offer.

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Your Guide to Stress-Free Corporate Holiday Gifting

Your Guide to Stress-Free Corporate Holiday Gifting

Your Guide to Stress-Free Holiday Corporate Gifting

Halloween has passed so the holiday season is here, y’all!

As you gear up for the busy season, choosing meaningful holiday gifts for your clients, employees, and partners is on your to-do list along with a lot of other tasks that must get done before Santa comes to town.

When it comes to choosing the perfect client or corporate holiday gifts, your Georgia Crafted Peaches want to help you have a stress-free holiday by taking care of your corporate holiday gifts from start to finish. From placing your order to coordinating delivery, our goal is to ensure you can confidently check “corporate holiday gifts” off of your to-do list and trust your recipients will love their gift box filled with Georgia-made products.

Check corporate holiday gifts off of your to-do list

Need another reason to place your corporate holiday gift order with the Georgia Crafted Peaches? Check out our list of 5 reasons why Georgia Crafted is the best partner for holiday gifts.

1. We work within your budget.

Stay within your budget

At Georgia Crafted, our goal is not to upsell or push the limits of your bottom line. We work within your budget to provide quality gift boxes your customers, partners, or employees will be excited to open. Simply, outline your budget and gift box quantity and we will provide gift box options to fit your needs.

2. We ship worldwide.

We ship worldwide

When it comes to Georgia-made goodness, the Georgia Crafted Peaches cannot possibly keep these handcrafted, quality products within state lines. To share the artisan-made love, Georgia Crafted gift boxes ship worldwide to ensure your gift box recipients receive a quality holiday gift no matter where they reside.

3. We ensure your holiday gift boxes are on-brand with your business.

Holiday gifts that match your corporate guidelines and branding

Not only do we stick to your specified budget when curating corporate holiday gifts, we also incorporate your company’s branding. With options to customize the box insert with your logo and choosing a crinkle filler that fits your company’s colors, we make holiday gifts have your brand identity (without any added stress).

4. You can support local artisans with your holiday gifts.

Stress-free holiday gifting for clients, customers, and partners

At Georgia Crafted, we make it our mission to help you easily shop local and support makers from all over the state. Our small-batch product inventory is the result of the hard work of artisans from around Georgia. Every Georgia Crafted gift box purchase supports the dream of makers around the Peach State and the local Georgia economy. Make your corporate gifts count this season by skipping meaningless branded products and shopping local with Georgia Crafted

5. We make corporate gifting fun and easy.

We make corporate gifting fun, easy, and stress-free

With a team of Georgia Crafted Peaches ready to help you take your gifts to the next level, we make corporate gifting a stress-free experience by proactively working with you to ensure your success this holiday season. We pack every gift box with care and ensure that each order is completed correctly and on time, every time. Your stress-free holiday begins with a phone call or email, and we will take care of the rest. It’s that simple, quick, and easy!

 Let's get started

To kick off your successful holiday season of corporate gift giving, contact us at hello@georgiacrafted.com or call 404-931-6647 to get an estimate.

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Georgia Crafted Guide to a College Care Package

Georgia Crafted Guide to a College Care Package

Not sure how to build the perfect Care Package for your college student? Check out your Georgia Crafted Peaches' Guide to building the PERFECT gift box to give your freshman or seasoned student a little comfort from home.
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Georgia Crafted Opens First Brick-and-Mortar Retail Space

Locally-owned business, Georgia Crafted, opened its first brick-and-mortar retail location within The Little Marketplace in Smyrna, GA. Originally founded as an E-commerce store by Erin Zwigart, Georgia Crafted focuses on selling locally-sourced products and supporting Georgia artisans. 
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Artisan Spotlight: Salacia Salts

Artisan Spotlight: Salacia Salts

 

As I pass Forsyth Park with its famous fountain where Forrest Gump dropped notable one-liners, I admire the oak trees with Spanish moss swaying with the Spring Breeze. A businessman is walking down the sidewalk getting to his office, two friends are walking along a path chatting, and tourists are already filling the park to take pictures of this historic site. These individuals have been brought together by the city of Savannah where life never gets old.

Traveling down the cobblestone streets of Savannah, it’s easy to get lost in the beauty of antiquity and history. I turn down West Hall Street in the historic district and find the cottage marked 208.

I ring the doorbell to the Salacia Salts Studio and the walking epitome of Southern sophistication wearing bright colors and pearls around her neck gracefully strolls up to greet me.

A woman of many talents, Cari Clark Phelps, is the owner and founder of Salacia Salts as well as her own design firm, Clark Creative.

She unlocks the front door and we’re transported to a place filled with the sound of seagulls and crashing waves.

 

 

As soon as you walk through the doors of the studio, you inhale the smell of relaxation and the sea, and exhale any worries you had before you walked through the door. The Salacia Salts Studio may be located in the heart of Savannah but the nautical décor and beach vibe makes the spot feel like you’re a few miles down the road on Tybee Island.

 

 

This small business is filled with bath and beauty products made from all-natural organic ingredients locally-sourced and inspired by scents of the South.

Like all other great prophecies, the idea for Salacia Salts came from a dream.

“I have helped brand companies and do packaging design for the past 15 years and in my dream I was helping someone find an economical way to package salt. I was also in the middle of a renovation with my husband in our historic downtown home. In the process, we were finding a lot of cool old things in our backyard including glass bottles.  I think I kind of merged what was happening in my real life at work and at home and had this dream that I was packing salts in a reclaimed bottle. I woke up and told my husband about this crazy weird dream I was having and he said, ‘Did you know that Tybee Island, 20 minutes off of our coast, is the Native American word for salt?’”

After having the dream, Phelps began researching everything she needed to know about salt.

Although most of us view salt simply as a way to season our food, she discovered that there was much more to this mineral.

“Salt is a natural cleanser and can be used as a household cleanser and as an exfoliant. It extracts and helps get rid of different types of dirt from your body and your environment. It’s great to detox and soften your skin and reduce fine lines and wrinkles. I don’t know specifically how many uses there are for salt but I know there are hundreds.”

With that, Salacia Salts was born. Phelps used her knowledge of salt as well as insights from her travels and living in the South to begin experimenting with local ingredients to create her products.

“I find ingredients that are natural or native to this area and try to use anything that’s Georgia Grown. The grits are grown in Lakeland, Georgia. Our pecans are grown in Valdosta. Our rosemary comes from an organic farm in Florida. I always try to use things that you can find in our area so that ends up being the catalyst for everything we’re developing.”

 

 

However, sometimes products don’t go as planned but can still end up working out for the best. After much urging from customers, Phelps started trying to create a foot scrub that would not be as slippery as her moisturizing salt soaks or body scrubs. However, after realizing that all of the ingredients were edible, she ended up making a completely different product.

 

“I had pumice, grits, sugar, salt, and I tried a whole bunch of different things that would exfoliate gently and naturally. When I removed the pumice and I was blending everything, I realized that all of it was edible. Because I’m a foodie at heart, I tasted it and thought this has some potential if I added more sugar. As I did, I realized, ‘Kiss my Grits’ because it had grits in it, it was sugary and I was using it on my lips. No longer was it a foot scrub. Instead, it became our signature product and it’s our number one bestseller.”

 

From your lips to your toes, Phelps has created products filled with natural ingredients to make every inch of your body feel soft, exfoliated, and moisturized.

With inspiration from the South and the sea, Phelps wants anyone using her products to feel relaxed and comfortable like a day at the beach.

 

“I want them to have the feeling at the end of the day when you’ve been at the beach. You’re at peace with nature, relaxed, and calm, but there’s also a comfort side with the fragrances of the South.”

Much like the warmth of the sun on your back or the feeling of sand between your toes, using any of the Salacia Salts products specially crafted by Phelps and her team, from soaps to salt soaks to lip scrubs, you will feel like you’ve given yourself a short getaway if only for a few minutes.

 

To pamper yourself with a gift from the Roman goddess of the sea, Salacia, purchase the Salacia Salts Seaside Citrus Salt Soak, Kiss My Grits Lip Scrub, and Southern Pecan Soap in the Build a Gift Box section of our website. You will feel relaxed and lovely after treating yourself to a wonderful spa day with these products from Georgia’s historic city by the Atlantic.

 

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5 reasons YOU need a Georgia Crafted Monthly Subscription Box

5 reasons YOU need a Georgia Crafted Monthly Subscription Box

 

From makeup samples to shoes to shaving essentials to even athletic leggings, we’re constantly bombarded with ANOTHER subscription box that we HAVE to try. As your Georgia Crafted Peaches, we’re going to be brutally honest: you don’t need more makeup, razors, or leggings. You need a Georgia Crafted subscription box.

 

 

Our Georgia Crafted subscription boxes aren’t filled with low-quality products that make a CEO’s or celebrity’s wallet fatter. Your subscription with Georgia Crafted funds the dream of a local artisan, helps a small business owner expand their entrepreneurial efforts, and improves the local Georgia economy. Our boxes do good for your best friend, your neighbor, the secretary at the doctor’s office. Our boxes help support the dreams of those that dare to take a chance, put their talents to use, and create a locally made product in Georgia. With your Georgia Crafted subscription box purchase, you don’t support the high rises in midtown. You support small towns and family farms.

 

 

There’s only one subscription box in the entire universe that contains locally made and Georgia grown products and it’s Georgia Crafted. We scout the state, spend our weekends at farmer’s markets, network and connect with others to bring you the best products that the Peach State has to offer. We are proud to live in Georgia, and we are proud to be the exclusive Georgia product subscription box.

 

 

We’re good at keeping secrets, and we usually only drop a hint or two throughout the month to peak your interests. Part of the fun of a subscription box is getting the email that your shipment has been delivered to your front doorstep and the excitement that builds until you can get home and open your Georgia Crafted box. The element of surprise sets our boxes above the rest and allows you to have a little bit of mystery to discover new products every month.

 

 

Because we source products from all over the state, we find products that don’t just fit into one category. The top categories for subscription boxes include beauty, food, and home, and we incorporate all of them into our boxes. Each monthly box contains a variety of products from a new scrumptious snack to a new eye cream that will make your eye bags a distant memory. We allow artisans of all product talents to be featured in our box because our boxes are just as diverse as the state of Georgia.

 

 

Need a gift for someone who’s impossible to buy for? Our monthly subscription boxes are PERFECT for such a person. You can purchase a 1, 3, or 6-month membership based on your budget, and they’ll have a wonderful surprise waiting at their front door each month. We cater to every taste and personality with our diverse lineup of Georgia-made products each month.

 

 

What are you waiting for? Subscribe to our monthly Georgia Crafted boxes before it’s too late! You don’t want to miss out on the incredible opportunity to have Georgia-made locally-sourced products delivered to your front door every single month.

 

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