Spring into a New Season.

March 05, 2024

Spring into a New Season.

Spring is almost upon us. A new season. New life.

The flowers are starting to bloom, leaves are sprouting, the days are becoming longer and the chill is coming and going and soon to be gone. Daylight Savings is Sunday, March 10th (so spring forward an hour and hope you adjust alright!) The first day of Spring is March 19th. Easter is early this year, Sunday, March 31st. And we can't forget St. Patrick's Day on March 17th. March is a month of celebration of life!

As seasons change, get ready for celebrations and surprises with the Hug Box! We're celebrating 10 years in May!

With this celebration, comes news as well. The bittersweet decision has been made to close the retail space as of Saturday, May 24th. Towards the end of 2023, it weighed on my heart and it was finally made clear. Over the last 6 years, it has been such a joy to become a part of the community of Newnan, Georgia. Opening up the warm, friendly little shop on the corner (13 West Washington) in 2018 was a dream come true along with continuing the venture with my lovely friend Laura (Newnan Book Company) at her growing space for the last 2 years. The quaintness of the Hug Box space led to many heartfelt conversations with customers, local and visiting, artisans, fellow business owners - the community. I loved designing a space for creative minds. When people came in and confirmed my mission of the Hug Box shop and the concept of the Hug Box - it meant a great deal to me and kept me moving forward. Through exciting and challenging times (pandemic closing) watching the artisans grow, the space grow, the customer base grow and connections grow was so fulfilling. And I am looking forward to the continued growth.

I am grateful for the blessings through the Hug Box with each season and for everyone that supported my little huggable shop over the years. The one thing I will miss greatly is seeing everyone (and the doggies) daily, weekly or once a month to catch up or get a hug. I hope that after this transition occurs to be even more involved in the community and to continue to see everyone out and about (and hopefully chat when you want to send a Hug Box!) As with many small businesses, and especially if it is run by a solopreneur, there comes a time when change is calling. And God has helped me to realize that it's time for me to simplify my life and to focus more on family, to dive into my creativity and work through to new purposes as well as continue working with my artisan friends and sending hugs!

BUT DON'T WORRY! The Hug Box is continuing to SEND HUGS! Its commitment to its timeless values and missions remains the same. Thehugbox.com will be enhanced with even easier and more options with online orders, shipping across the US and local deliveries around town! Filled with happiness curating gift boxes always with heartwarming themes, natural and handmade professional local artisan, small business and nonprofit products with a larger selection for the Build a Hug Box section. Our creative endeavors persist as we engage in collaborations with the talented local artisans and small businesses to curate exclusive items for the Hug Box gifts. We are also expanding our bulk custom gift box offerings for wedding and special event packages and business gifting.

I hope that you will come by the Hug Box shop to say hi in the next couple of months. In celebration of 10 years and our most popular holiday, Mothers Day, please mark your calendar for Saturday, May 11 to come celebrate! And let's be sure to connect on how the Hug Box will still be your gift-giving service!


Best of Georgia 2023

the Hug Box was awarded 
Best of Georgia Regional Specialty Service - Retail
Winner! View here.


Each Day is a New Day Hug Box

Be sure to checkout the latest updated collection of Hug Boxes

Newnan Events Coming Up!

Mainstreet Newnan Spring Art Walk - Saturday March 22, 5pm - 9pm
Brush and Blossom earringsOur guest Artist will be Ariana Sullivan of Brush and Blossom.

The Art Walk Event is our celebration of local art, hosted twice a year in downtown Newnan! During the Art Walk, businesses extend their hours to host store-front exhibits and demonstrations curated by a variety of Newnan’s finest artists. Visitors can expect to stroll through over 25 locations and see the work of at least 40 artists, and you will find a wide variety of art styles and mediums, including: oil on canvas, engraving, pottery, photography, jewelry-making, fiber arts, performing arts and acrylics. The downtown streets and sidewalks are sure to be filled with unexpected talent and delightful entertainment! There is no fee for admission to this event. The Hug Box will be hosting one of our own local artisans! Follow us @thehugbox for updates.

Newnan Theater CompanyNewnan Theater Company - Moon Over Buffalo - March 7-10, 14-17
At the moment, they’re playing Private Lives and Cyrano De Bergerac in rep in Buffalo, New York with five actors. On the brink of a disastrous split-up caused by George’s dalliance with a young ingénue, they receive word that they might just have one last shot at stardom: Frank Capra is coming to town to see their matinee, and if he likes what he sees, he might cast them in his movie remake of The Scarlet Pimpernel. Unfortunately for George and Charlotte, everything that could go wrong does go wrong, abetted by a visit from their daughter’s clueless fiancé and hilarious uncertainty about which play they’re actually performing, caused by Charlotte’s deaf, old stage-manager mother who hates every bone in George’s body. Click here for tickets.



Mabel Rescue DogMabel is 4 years old. She loves meeting people, riding in cars, and going for walks. She is heart worm positive; NCHS will continue to treat that issue. This darling stray has won hearts!
www.nchsrescue.org to read more about her.
CLICK HERE to adopt Mabel

Be sure to checkout your local rescues to adopt your dog or cat. CLICK HERE for more details for local adoption in Newnan, Georgia.




"Vicki is always so incredibly responsive and helpful. She recently built 2 custom boxes for me for sisters that had lost their father. They were perfect!


The Hug Box Storefront windowthe Hug Box gift shop is located at 
2C Jackson St., 
Mainstreet in Newnan, Georgia.
The Hug Box shop is located INSIDE of the Newnan Book Company in the back. 

Sunday - Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday: By appointment only for Hug Boxes
Thursday - Friday: OPEN 11am - 5pm
Saturday: OPEN 10am - 5pm