Best Shopping

From all the shops and stores in a city, 10Best narrows the options to those places with the most appeal and the best offerings. We deliver a carefully vetted selection to let you explore Helen shopping on your own. If time is really tight, though, and you don't have the leisure to look through all our offerings, we present our Best Shopping list for Helen. Here, we distill the best businesses down to a special selection of ten. These places promise a stellar experience and a taste of the city that you just can't miss.

Mark of the Potter

This lovely arts and crafts shop occupies a former grist mill on the banks of the Soque River. Mark of the Potter opened in the spring of 1969 and now carries the works of more than 25 artists. Among the handcrafted, contemporary crafts you'll...  Read More

Unicoi Outfitters

A favorite of fly-fishing aficionados, this outfitting store sells flies and lures, books, guide services, and offers classes in fly-fishing, casting, and lure-tying. Guides have a keen knowledge of reservoirs along the Chattahoochee River,...  Read More

Damron's Gifts

This custom glass-engraving shop and gift store sits in the heart of Helen and offers everything from glassware and stemware to pitchers and mugs. The shop has been in the same family for more than a century, and the present owners provide the...  Read More

Gourmet Shoppe

This delicious venue offers products that make perfect gifts or help travelers remember Helen. The shop sells imported and domestic cheeses and wines, international meats and wursts, and bakery items. To satiate the sweet tooth, the quaint shop...  Read More

The Gourd Place

Located a few miles from Helen, this quaint crafts shop and museum showcases everything gourd. The facility features more than 200 different gourds from around the world, along with contemporary works by local and regional artists. In addition,...  Read More

Southern Comfort Quilts

Located near the Main Street Bridge, this shop sells a variety of quilts made by machine and by hand. Ideal for use or as collectibles, they're available in various sizes, colors, and patterns and come at reasonable prices for the quality. The...  Read More

Old Sautee Store

This rustic, inviting general store has been serving the people of the North Georgia Mountains for more than 130 years. The wood-frame building is today both a cultural locale and a shop that offers a glimpse of history, along with modern-day...  Read More

Habersham Winery

This local winery, one of the state's oldest, produces a quality vintage that's popular with wine buffs. Samples are available in the on-site tasting room where you can better see the winemaking process. Habersham also hosts the area's annual...  Read More

Dressed to look like a charming Alpine Village, Helen's downtown area is especially abuzz during the fall and winter months. In September and on into October, the city comes alive with the sights and sounds of Oktoberfest. As the year pulls to a...  Read More

Alpine Village Shoppes

This shopper's paradise is situated along the Chattahoochee River in the heart of Helen and the North Georgia Mountains. Alpine Village is home to a whole community of shops, including specialty stores selling rugs, afghans, art, furniture,...  Read More