Shop Bham Now’s 2018 holiday gift guide to the Market at Pepper Place

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The Market at Pepper Place. Photo by Terri Robertson for Bham Now

Saturdays at the Market at Pepper Place from 7 a.m. to noon are the perfect time to shop local for everyone on your holiday list. Plus, on December 1, you can meet Food Network star Martie Duncan and be among the first to get your hands on her new cookbook, “Alabama Cravings.” 

The Gift Guide

This gift guide is only a sampling of the amazing selection of local farmers, makers and food vendors you’ll find at the Market at Pepper Place. But you best not dillydally. There are only three weekends of the Market left in 2018. Check out the full vendor lists for November 24, December 1 and December 8

Tip: if you’ve got guests in town for the long Thanksgiving weekend, the Market is the place to show off Birmingham’s best. And you can get some early holiday shopping done to boot.

1. Foodie Treats

The Market at Pepper Place offers the mother lode of gifts for foodies. Citrus is a traditional stocking stuffer, and you can’t beat fresh Alabama satsumas, kumquats and Meyer lemons from Chickamauga Farm of Mobile.

Or, taste-test your way around the Market to select locally made jams and jellies, pickled veggies, cheeses, sauces and salsas, honey, sausages, handmade pastas and sweets! 

Editor’s pick: The hot gift for home chefs this year is a signed copy of “Alabama Cravings” by Alabama local and Food Network star Martie Duncan. 

Hot off the press: pick up a signed copy of “Alabama Cravings” by Martie Duncan at the Market. Photo via martieduncan.com

Duncan has filled the pages with fabulous recipes from your fave eateries across the state, along with gorgeous photography and stories. The book helps celebrate the state’s 200th anniversary next year, and one of the first places you can buy it is the Market at Pepper Place on December 1.

2. Spa Goodies

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ECam and Co., named after founder Elizabeth Cameron, crafts candles from pure essential oils, pure soy wax, cotton braided wicks and recycled glass.

A spa day is just that—a day. But locally made candles, soaps, scrubs and tinctures offered by Market at Pepper Place vendors will keep that spa-day glow going much longer. 

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Treat a teacher to Southern Natural’s handmade Spa Fusion Goat Milk Soap. Photo via southernnaturalsoap.com

3. Art Lovers

From simple hand-carved utensils by Steven Cordero, aka “The Spoon Man,” to beautiful abstract paintings by Sarah Mason, the Market at Pepper Place abounds with gifts created by Alabama makers. 

Editor’s pick: Bluefire Stoneware. These pieces are sure to become family heirlooms. 

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4. Jewelry

Ear baubles, bracelets and necklaces of all lengths—for one-of-a-kind jewelry gifts, Market vendors have you covered. 

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5. Man’s Best Friend

Our gift guide wouldn’t be complete without a little something for Fido. Load up on healthful, natural dog treats from the Market. Vendors include FetchBlind Dog Biscuit Co.Gaines Family Farmstead and CahaBones.

6. Farmers Market Tokens

Can’t decide? Go for Farmers Market Tokens. They’re the Market at Pepper Place’s version of gift cards. Each token represents $1 and may be used with any vendor at the Market.

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Share your love for the Market with another by giving a stocking full of Farmers Market Tokens. Photo via the Market at Pepper Place

Happy holiday shopping, Birmingham!

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