Georgia calling: Subscription gift box company brings local food, goods to your door every month
by Sally Litchfield
July 16, 2014 12:23 AM | 1402 views | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Erin Zwigart, owner of Georgia Crafted, an online business where customers order gift boxes of products from Georgia artisans, still gets the chance to ring a few doorbells for Smyrna customers. <br>Staff/Kelly J. Huff
Erin Zwigart, owner of Georgia Crafted, an online business where customers order gift boxes of products from Georgia artisans, still gets the chance to ring a few doorbells for Smyrna customers.
Staff/Kelly J. Huff
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Zwigart works to fill some local orders with her Georgia made products that she packages into gift boxes.
Zwigart works to fill some local orders with her Georgia made products that she packages into gift boxes.
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A bounty of local treasures.
A bounty of local treasures.
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Georgia Crafted brings local fare to your doorstep. The company, owned by Smyrna resident Erin Zwigart, promotes products of local artisans through monthly subscriptions or selected gift boxes.

“The whole idea behind Georgia Crafted is to allow people to experience and to try out products made by local Georgia artisans. The products are in a variety of categories. We do everything from gourmet food to bath and body products to handmade stationary to art in some form and even local music,” Zwigart said.

Launched in September 2013, Georgia Crafted is a monthly subscription gift box company. “Each month we are curating products made by local Georgia artisans. Everything is Georgia made. We package them up and ship them to our subscribers once a month,” she said.

In addition to the monthly subscription service, Georgia Crafted offers prepackaged gift boxes that ship within 48 hours for different occasions such as “A Bit of Southern Hospitality,” “A new Mom Gift Box,” “Chocolate Lovers Gift Box,” “A Bit of Luck to Y’all.” (Patrons can also assemble their own boxes from individual items for sale.)

“They’re all around a theme. They’re, of course, all Georgia made,” Zwigart said.

She and her husband, Brad, have two children.

“The idea is to promote local Georgia artisans to get their products into the hands of people that have not heard of them before or maybe they’ve heard of them but have not had the opportunity to try them out. We want to promote the concept of shopping local,” she said.

“With the way the economy is, it’s important to do everything you can to help sustain your local economy,” she said.

Georgia Crafted helps local people promote their passions.

“You have these artisans who are out there, and many of these people have full-time jobs. But they’re also trying to push their passion whether it’s the cookies they make or the crackers they make or whatever the product may be,” she said.

“They’re trying to make a living. They’re trying to pursue their passion. Our idea is to try to promote that and support them and to teach people to support your smaller artisans, local folks, local businesses,” Zwigart said.

Boxes can be subscribed for one month, three months, six months or recurring membership. Boxes are shipped the 15th of the following month.

“We really want to be the go-to company for buying gifts. Let us take one thing off your plate. Whatever it may be, come to Georgia Crafted. Buy locally made products. We say we curate only the best,” Zwigart said.

For more information, visit georgiacrafted.com.

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