Your ultimate Birmingham holiday gift guide + exclusive local deals

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Puppies not included, but isn’t that the gift we all really want? Photo via @jakobowens1 on Unsplash

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… but it can also be the most stressful. We’re making holiday shopping easy by bringing you the best gift ideas for everyone on your nice list, all from Birmingham small businesses. Check it out, then start checking off your list.

Pssst: Read through to the end to learn how you can win over $900 in prizes from these local businesses.

For the Adventurer

Mark’s Outdoors

Mark's Outdoors
Let’s be honest—fall is the real picnic season in Alabama. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Whether you’re gearing up for hunting season or the holidays, Mark’s Outdoors needs to be on your list. From hunting and fishing gear to the biggest names in camouflage and outdoor wear, this is your one-stop-shop for the outdoorsman or woman in your life.

  • What to Shop: A solid pair of sunglasses is the gift that keeps on giving all year long. Mark’s Outdoors has a huge selection of Costa Sunglasses that vary in style + price.
  • Address: 1400 Montgomery Hwy, Vestavia Hills, AL 35216
  • Phone: 205.822.2010
  • Find them Online: Website | Facebook | Instagram

For the Pamperer

Freedom Soap Company

Freedom Soaps
Just as gorgeous on your counter as they are in your bath. Photo via Freedom Soap Company

Established in 2012, Freedom Soaps creates all-natural, sustainable and palm oil-free products that are good for you and the environment. Use promo code BHAMNOW online or mention this article when you shop in-person and receive 20% off your order.

  • What to Shop: Give the gift of relaxation. The bath salts (pictured above) retail for $17.95 and are available in 3 scents: Eucalyptus + Mint, Lavender + Geranium and Ylang Ylang + Rose.
  • Address: 3131 Bellwood Dr, Vestavia Hills, AL 35243
  • Phone: 205.783.1171
  • Find them Online: Website | Facebook | Instagram

Reveal Beauty

Reveal Beauty
High-quality skincare is a great investment all year. Photo via Reveal Beauty

The holidays are just around the corner, and we know you want to look your best. Reveal Beauty has the perfect stocking stuffer—the Hollywood Laser Peel. It’s a great way to reduce fine lines, stimulate collagen and reduce acne scars, while leaving you with a Hollywood glow ready for any event.

  • What to Shop: $100 off? Um, we’ll take it. Shop the Hollywood Laser Peel for $150 (originally $250) and pair it with Obagi 360 skincare for $100 (originally $150).
  • Address: 7191 Cahaba Valley Rd #200, Birmingham, AL 35242
  • Phone: 205.408.9787
  • Find them Online: Website | Facebook | Instagram

For the Aspiring Sommelier

Piggly Wiggly

The Pig
The best wall in town. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

The Pig sports a huge wine selection at several locations across Birmingham with experts to help you navigate it. Plus, you get to support a business that’s been #LocalSinceForever.

Red or White

Red or White
Don’t forget your masks when you’re out hitting these stores. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

The hottest new wine shop in town, Red or White, has customized possibilities for the wine lover in your house or on your client list. Select 3-bottle or 2-bottle gift boxes, single bags and all types of wine-related gifts.

  • What to Shop: Not only can you gift a fantastic bottle (or two) of vino, Red or White can add customizable stickers to your selections for that extra personal touch.
  • Address: 3916 Clairmont Ave, Birmingham, AL 35222
  • Phone: 205.538.5213
  • Find them Online: Website | Facebook | Instagram

For the Chef + the Barista

Royal Cup Coffee and Tea

Royal Cup
An essential for holiday decorating. Photo via Royal Cup

This OG Birmingham company makes some of the best coffee and tea in the game, and when it comes to the holiday season, you can never have too much caffeine. Shop Royal Cup on Amazon and use code 10BHAMNOW for 10% off your purchase.

  • What to Shop: Useful + luxurious—not many gifts meet both of these standards, but Royal Cup’s artisan roasted coffee beans do. You can snag a 2 lb. bag of their signature blend for just $25.99.
  • Address: 160 Cleage Dr, Birmingham, AL 35217
  • Phone: 205.849,5836
  • Find them Online: Website | Facebook | Instagram

Dale’s Seasoning

Dale's
Get your cooking and your gifting done, all at once. Photo via Dale’s Seasoning

Dale’s Seasoning has the perfect stocking stuffer with the NEW Dale’s Gold Label. Now you can dip it, dunk it or just pour it on! You’ll love it—and so will everyone on your list.

For the Beauty Guru

Tonya Jones SalonSpa

Your holiday beauty hotspot. Photo via Tonya Jones SalonSpa

Tonya Jones SalonSpa has been operating from the heart of Mountain Brook’s English Village for over 11 years. This Aveda Lifestyle Salon Spa offers services from hair color and blowouts to makeup, massage, nails and more.

  • What to Shop: The TJ Sampler has a little bit of everything, making it the ultimate pampering experience. For just $205, you can gift a massage, facial, manicure, pedicure and blowout to the beauty guru on your list.
  • Address: 2410 Fairway Dr, Birmingham, AL 35213
  • Phone: 205.870.4247
  • Find them Online: Website | Facebook | Instagram

For the Fitspo

Ignite Cycle

Ignite Cycle
You never knew you could have so much fun while burning this many calories. Photo via Hannah Williams for Bham Now

Get your wellness wheels turning as we roll into a new year by gifting safe + socially distant workouts with Ignite Cycle. They’re currently hosting rides in a covered, open-air setting, so you get the high-energy, sweaty, party-on-a-bike experience Ignite serves up every time, all while keeping your COVID worries at bay.

  • What to Shop: Ignite Cycle’s 5-ride series is a great introduction to your new favorite way to exercise. It retails at $95 and it’s the perfect gift for anyone who loves killer playlists and fun, high-energy workouts.
  • Address: 224 29th St S, Birmingham, AL 35233
  • Phone: 205.639.6908
  • Find them Online: Website | Facebook | Instagram

For the One Who’s Hard to Shop For

University Fancards

Fancards
Who are you cheering on? Photo via University Fancards

Whether it’s Roll Tide or War Eagle, give the gift of fandom with a Fancards Gift Card this holiday season. A proud Birmingham company, Fancards is the only producer of collegiate-licensed Mastercard Gift Cards, available for 25+ teams and counting.

The Anvil at Vulcan Park

Vulcan Park
Made in Alabama. Photo via Vulcan Park and Museum

Located inside the Vulcan Park and Museum, The Anvil gift shop offers locally-made goods and Birmingham-centric gifts perfect for everyone on your list. Whether you’re looking for t-shirts, socks, magnets, mugs, or hand-crafted glassware, The Anvil specializes in Magic City goods.

  • What to Shop: Socks, prints, shirts, stocking stuffers… put a little piece of Birmingham under your tree this season with these gifts.
  • Address: 1701 Valley View Drive, Birmingham, AL 35209
  • Phone: 205.933.1409
  • Find them Online: Website | Facebook | Instagram

Win BIG

Christmas gifts
Brown paper packages, tied up with string… Photo via freestocks on Unsplash

The holidays are all about giving, which is why we’re giving away more than $900 worth of Magic City goods this season.

Head over to our Instagram and don’t miss out on your chance to win our ultimate holiday gift guide giveaway. One lucky winner will take home prizes including gift baskets, packages and gift cards to some of our favorite local businesses.

No matter what the holidays look like for you this year, be sure to stay safe and shop local.

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  • A Birmingham transplant who can usually be found hitting a new hiking trail or restaurant opening when she's not writing stories and snapping photos for Bham Now.