Kassi Compton, of rural Atlanta, said the idea to open The Gift Box, 301 S. Vine, in Atlanta, came from something her husband gave her for her birthday.
Compton, who teaches at the school in Bloomington, said that when COVID-19 required education to go online, she had a little more time at home.
“One year my husband gave me farm animals for our birthday. So while I was at home during COVID, I thought I could turn some of my goat’s milk into lotions and products. of beauty, ”Compton said.
The idea for a store began to advance when Darlene Luttrell, who helps run the store, asked her if she would consider opening a store filled with gifts made by the people of Atlanta.
“We also have carpentry, hair bows, jewelry, holiday signs and hand blown glassware,” she continued.
The store, which opened on November 5, features unique items made by nine local artists from the Atlanta area.
Compton said his store was open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday. She also makes appointments and offers online sales for clients.
For more information, find them on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/TheGiftBoxAtlanta/ or text Compton at (309) 6605323.
“We also have a special offer that when you buy $ 20 or more, you get a free item. “
She asks visitors to please wear a mask when visiting the store.