Capricorn Killjoy is a Black-owned local business handmaking custom earrings, pins, and necklaces. Pick a word or phrase (up to seven letters per earring) and colorway to create a completely unique gift for yourself or a loved one. Order by December 4 to ensure delivery for Christmas. $20–$50, Capricorn Killjoy; online: capricornkilljoy.com.
B. Custom Cassette Tape
Take it back to basics with this old-school present. This cassette is completely customizable — you choose the color, track list, and label and jacket art — making it an incredible, heartfelt gift for a loved one. $16, In the Clouds; online: intheclouds.io.
C. Create Your Own Reel Viewer
What’s better than a scrapbook of photos? A modern take on one of the greatest gadgets from your childhood: the View-Master. Choose from one of four colors — red, blue, black, or white — and fill the reel viewer with photos of you and your loved one. $29.95, Uncommon Goods; online: uncommongoods.com.
D. Green and Turquoise Glasses and Decanter
This beautiful decanter and glass set is perfect for the frequent dinner party host. If these beauties have been sold already, don’t fret; Kudzu in Decatur always has myriad glassware on sale. $48 for decanter, $54 for glasses, Kudzu Antiques + Modern; 2928 E Ponce de Leon Ave.; 404-373-6498; in person.
E. Cowboy Salt and Pepper Shakers
If there’s one thing we can learn from Brokeback Mountain, Lil Nas X, and Orville Peck, it’s that there’s nothing gayer than a cowboy. This magnetic antique salt and pepper set — featuring a saddle and a cowboy boot — is one of Kudzu’s huge collection of cute and kitschy shakers. $14.95, Kudzu Antiques + Modern.
F. Vintage Lamp
What better gift for a new homeowner than a beautiful, one-of-a-kind vintage lamp? Kaboodle in East Atlanta Village has a wide variety of gorgeous light fixtures, including this modern buddle lamp. $149, Kaboodle; 485 Flat Shoals Ave. SE; 404-522-3006; in person.
G. Prema Painting
Kaboodle also has a collection of works from local abstract artist Prema, whose distressed and rustic work is truly one of a kind. $795, Kaboodle.