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Valentine’s Day is just a heartbeat away. If you’re scrambling for the perfect present, here are some last-minute gifts you can find at local shops right here in Birmingham.
The Glass Studio
Have you heard of The Glass Studio? Owned by local Birmingham artist, Amy Soverow, the shop specializes in creating beautiful, unique and afford glass art.
One thing they make is these luscious glass heart sun catchers.
Find them at Vulcan Park and Museum’s gift shop—The Anvil— at 1701 Valley View Dr., Birmingham, AL 35209.
Susan Gordon Pottery
Nothing says Valentine’s Day like jewelry. So be sure to check out Susan Gordon Pottery.
After many years of selling amazing pottery on Etsy and in local shops around Birmingham, Susan Gordon Pottery finally has their very own shop in Homewood.
From necklaces and earrings to ring dishes and more, this is the ultimate store to score the perfect V-Day gift.
Find Susan Gordon Pottery at 1910 28th Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35209
Known for good vibes and signature scents, Club Duquette is the place to go for not-so-typical Valentine’s Day gifts. Who doesn’t enjoy crushing the norm?
Perfect for: men + women with a down to earth, living is easy vibe.
Top finds: T-shirts ($27+), fun socks ($16+), incense burners ($12+)
Find Club Duquette at 17 55th Pl. S., Birmingham, AL 35212.
Alabama Peanut Company
Peanuts? Okay, before you question my sanity, hear me out.
I’ve been with my hubs for a long time. Yeah, we’re the high school sweethearts that still continue to make others sick. Nope, not sorry.
With so many Valentine’s Days behind us, creativity is key when thinking of new gift ideas. So last year, I decided go “nutty” and create an “I’m nuts for you” basket filled with every nut-filled item I could find. Seriously. Snickers, Almond Joy, protein bars, cereal, you name it!
Now, what better nut is there for a nuts-for-you themed Valentine’s Day gift than peanuts from the Alabama Peanut Company?
Buy ’em classic or opt for a fun flavor like Wickles Pickles or Alabama Cajun.
Word to the wise: if you try this gift idea for someone you are newly dating or don’t know too well, make sure they aren’t allergic to peanuts first!
Find the Alabama Peanut Company at 2016 Morris Ave, Birmingham, AL 35203.
Great Bear Wax Co. and Crave Candles
Spark some romance this V-Day by gifting a candle or two from Birmingham-based candle companies. And no, candles aren’t just for women.
Great Bear Wax Co. caters to the fellas with scents like Campfire, Forest, Whiskey Lemon
Find Great Bear Wax Co at 5529 1st Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35212.
For candles with “girlier” scents, check out Crave Candles.
Popular picks: Pink Mimosa, Day at the Spa, Twisted Coconut
Find Crave Candles at local Birmingham retailers, The Market at Pepper Place and online.
Interested in more local candle shops? Find ’em here.
Flowers and Chocolate
There’s nothing wrong with sticking to the classics on Valentine’s Day. Yep, I’m talking about flowers and chocolate. Lucky for you, there are lots of local florists and candy shops around Birmingham.
Here’s where to find the perfect chocolate and flowers combo.
- Wild Honey Flower Truck: The Pizitz Food Hall, 1821 2nd Ave N., Birmingham, AL 35203
- Leaf & Petal: 2817 Cahaba Rd., Mountain Brook, AL 35223 | 2612 Lane Park Rd., Mountain Brook, AL 35223 |4113 Crosshaven Dr., Vestavia Hills, AL 35243
- Wild Things: 2815B 18th St. S., Homewood, AL 35209
- Dorothy McDaniel’s Flower Market: 3300 3rd Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35222
- Chocolatà Artisanal Chocolatier: 1927 2nd Ave N., Birmingham, AL 35203
- Honeycreeper Chocolate: 2026 Morris Ave, Birmingham, AL 35203
- The Birmingham Candy Company: 1821 2nd Ave N., Birmingham, AL 35203