Residents of Cobb County are never far from homemade goods and services of top quality because small businesses thrive in this community. The holiday season is a great time to take a look at what the creative people of this county have to offer. From delicious edible offerings to truly unique pieces that would please even the person who has everything, you can find it here.

Debbie Cohan, owner and chocolatier at Chocolate Ooh La La, says, “The best thing about being a small business owner in Cobb is being able to have so many customers right around the corner.” Cohan began her chocolate business when her daughters became a little older, and after a special recipe from a friend had friends and families taking requests, the idea for a business was born.

Shopping local means you’re supporting entrepreneurs in your very own community, keeping your money where you live and ensuring great customer service—because you know who owns the company. “From the very start of my company [five years ago], my neighbors and friends became customers and still are today,” Cohan says. “I also love that having customers in Cobb means I can personally deliver their orders and I love that interaction.”

We’ve collected some unique offerings to give you some ideas for gifts this holiday season, almost all made and sold right here in Cobb. Support your community by shopping local and supporting the entrepreneurs in your own backyard.

Edible Arrangements Marietta

4880 Lower Roswell Road, Ste. 820,
Marietta, GA 30068

The leader in fresh fruit bouquets and displays, Edible Arrangements takes chocolate-dipped fruit above and beyond. With lots of seasonal, themed bouquets to choose from, your local Edible Arrangements store has what it takes to make your holidays a little sweeter.

(770) 579-7081

Snowden Cigar Box Guitars

Utilizing discarded cigar boxes, premium exotic hard woods and high quality accessories, Mike Snowden meticulously handcrafts his personal brand of unique three- and four-string electric cigar box guitars from his east Cobb workshop. Each of Mike’s handcrafted guitars is a “one-of-a-kind” instrument possessing an original tone, feel and look. With more than 850 guitars crafted to date, Snowden’s love of music is built into each and every one. Whether you are a beginner or a long-time picker, these instruments are easy and fun to play, providing hours of musical possibilities. If you are looking for a unique gift, a musician seeking inspiration or an individual choosing a new hobby, Snowden’s handcrafted cigar box guitars are a solid investment. •

Edward-Johns Jewelers

1205 Johnson Ferry Road, Ste. 124,
Marietta, GA 30068

This classic treasure shop was opened by Johnny and Anna Johnson in 1979 and offers quality jewelry, repairs, design, appraisals and jewelry consultations. Known throughout the area for its designs, the Edward-Johns team has won more than 50 national and state jewelry design awards. Considered a “mom and pop” business, you’re sure to get great service and affordable prices.

(770) 977-2026 •

The Local Exchange

130 South Park Square
Marietta, GA 30060

A regular treasure trove in Marietta, The Local Exchange is sure to keep you perusing the aisles for the better part of an afternoon. Chock-full of locally made goods, you can mark each person off your list in one trip. This modern-day general store features merchandise, artisan beers, local art and wines, fair trade and organic goods and, of course, gift baskets.

(770) 794-3136 •

Chocolate Ooh La La’s

It all started with a simple recipe handed down friend to friend. Owner and founder Debbie Cohan opened her candy kitchen after enjoying years of decorating, cooking, entertaining and giving beautiful gifts, packages and customized gift boxes for every occasion. Every Ooh La La is hand-crafted one by one and even the festive bows are hand-tied—a truly homemade touch, straight from Cobb. • (770) 850-8666 •

The Wine Door

5284 Floyd Road
Mableton, GA 30126

The Wine Door was born of necessity, a space-saving wine rack in the door utilizing the door itself and the space behind it to optimal wine storage. The Wine Door offers a unique solution to the large cumbersome wine racks by combining all of the features of a custom-built wine rack in a unit that is designed to fit into an existing space in your house. This revolutionary, patented idea combines a wine rack with an interior door, giving you all of the benefits of a traditional wine rack incorporated into a finely crafted hardwood door. By utilizing an existing doorway in your home, you can create a custom wine storage and display area that is unique, attractive and yet still functional.

(404) 858-8051 •


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