Shop Local: Valentine’s Gifts

Art Jewelers

Art Jewelers is a family-owned business in Woodstock that provides high-quality gemstones, metals, and handcrafted jewelry. Started by a Canadian immigrant with a passion for fine jewelry in 1926, the business has grown and relocated, and the Woodstock store has been serving our community for thirty years, passing from one generation to another. Dave Meadows owns the business now, while Angelica and Andrew McDeermond, Dave’s daughter and son-in-law, run the store.

Custom jewelry is the passion of Art Jewelers, and it will intimately work with you from start to finish in crafting your perfect, personalized piece. Its certified gemologists expertly design your dream piece and make repairs to other pieces as well, all in house at the Woodstock location.

The store carries everything from earrings to engagement rings and a variety of gemstones and materials, all at good prices. Art Jewelers’ highly trained staff will help you discover a gift that your special someone will adore.

Special features for Valentine’s Day include elegant diamond solitaire earrings, a diamond eternity band, and a sparkling diamond solitaire ring. Don the diamond earrings and sparkle or drop a few hints to your special someone for the diamond solitaire ring. Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a new piece of jewelry for yourself or those you love.

Hours of Business
Tuesday–Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Sunday & Monday: Closed

Visit to learn more or visit the store at 136 Woodstock Square Avenue, Suite 400, Woodstock.

Paula’s Zzerts

Paula Elias of Paula’s Zzerts explains that her bakery in Canton produces the perfect treat, just like Grandma used to make. Paula describes the heart of the business as family recipes and family techniques. Paula’s Grama Zagata called desserts “z-zerts,” which inspired the name of Paula’s business. “Baking is a way to honor what I’ve learned from my grandmothers and mother,” she says.

For the Valentine holiday Paula’s Zzerts offers a variety of chocolate truffles, including the classic dark, milk, and white chocolate. Toppings include nuts, powder, or flavored drizzles. Paula serves truffles perfect for every palate.

Zzerts commits to using only high-quality ingredients, which includes organic and local ingredients as much as possible, including apples from R & A Orchards in Ellijay, among others. These qualities won Paula’s Zzerts the 2021 Best of Georgia Desserts Award.

The new retail location, just opened in November 2021, features many of the bakery’s options on a rotating basis. “It’s exciting to see a dream come to pass with our new retail location,” Paula shares. Guests can visit the store in Canton, order online for pickup, and find goodies from Zzerts featured at farmer’s markets and local events.

Hours of Business
Tuesday–Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Visit Paula at 140 Keith Drive, Canton, call 404-382-8543, or visit to shop and read more about the bakery.

Fowler’s Florist

Fowler’s Florist has been a staple in the Canton area for more than forty-five years, serving the community with fresh and beautiful arrangements for all occasions. Fowler’s Florist boasts the experience of owner Larry Fowler, who has worked in the floral industry for more than fifty years.

Creating a personal relationship with each of his customers is important to Larry. “I have some customers who started with me when I started, and I try my best to take care of them,” Larry shares. The same staff members have been with Larry for more than twenty years, ensuring a perfect bouquet for each order that comes into the shop.

Many of Fowler’s flowers come from South America. “We get top-of-the-line flowers that are vibrant and last longer,” Larry says. “We take steps to ensure the flowers will last, and our customers tell us they do.” The team sees that deliveries are not left outside in bad weather and notify recipients over the phone if they are not home.

This Valentine’s Day Fowler’s Florist offers the classic dozen roses in addition to colorful mixed bouquets custom designed and sure to please your special someone. Whether it’s a holiday, anniversary, other special occasion, or simply a chance to brighten someone’s day, visit Fowler’s Florist for a carefully crafted bouquet as a special gift. Fowler’s offers custom orders and walk-ins as well as online ordering.

Hours of Business
Monday–Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – Noon

Pick up your fresh bouquet at 430 East Main Street in Canton. Visit or call 770-479-3392 to order.