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Are toys on your holiday shopping list this year? You’re in luck because Birmingham is home to tons of great shops where you can score amazing gifts and support local businesses at the same time. Now don that Elf-ing hat (or fantastic Elf hat) and dive into this guide for all the top shops to find toys, gadgets and more.
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1. Cahaba Cycles
For me, the ultimate toy to find by the tree on Christmas morning was a bike. If your kiddo’s hoping for a bike this season, visit local shop, Cahaba Cycles. Their bicycle experts will ensure you find the perfect ride.
2. Homewood Toy & Hobby Shop
Homewood Toy & Hobby is one of the most beloved local toy and hobby shops in the Greater Birmingham Area—with good reason, too. Just look at some of the awesome categories you can shop:
- Books, Movies + Videos
- Cars, Trains + Vehicles
- Dolls + Accessories
- Educational Toys
- Outdoor Toys
- Science + Nature
The store also offers one of the largest selections of remote control toys in Birmingham, so if you are seeking motorized cars, trains or drones, this is your ultimate spot to shop.
3. Lambs Ear
Prepare to say awe! when you shop Lambs Ear in Mountain Brook. Here you’ll find lots of sweet gifts for little ones like soft plushes, books, bath bombs and more.
4. M.P. Dawsons Mercantile
M.P. Dawsons Mercantile in Trussville gets my vote as one of the most exciting shops around—especially during the holidays.
At this local store, you’ll find all sorts of unique liftable items including fun finds for kids. From books to stuffed animals, there’s never a dull moment at this mercantile.
5. Smiths Variety
If you’re like me, your favorite kind of shopping is the bing-bang-boom and you’re done kind. So where do you shop locally that provides this type of shopping atmosphere? The answer is Smiths Variety.
Not only will you find great giftables, but the store also offers free gift wrapping. Don’t mind if I do!
6. Snap Girls
Having trouble shopping for the tween in your life? You’re sure to find the perfect gift at Snap Girls in Crestline Village.
While the boutique offers lots of trendy clothes, it also sells bonus goodies like colorful notebooks and pens, fizz-tactic bath bombs and more.
7. Snoozy’s Kids
For that true toy shop feel, visit Snoozy’s Kids in Mountain Brook.
Here you’ll find a huge variety of gift options for all ages like:
- 3D Puzzles
- Crafting Kits
- Family-Friendly Games
- Stuffed Animals
- And more!
For social distance shopping, opt for Snoozy’s-to-go. Simply shop via phone then pick up your delivery curbside.
8. Sojourns Fair Trade
Filled with creations from artisans in 60 countries, Sojourns Fair Trade is a unique shop with inspiring finds. Discover everything from finger puppets and rattles to wooden games like tic tac toe and dominoes.
Your purchase makes an impact, too, because it supports Sojourns’ artisans, many of whom are women liberated or protected from sex trafficking.
Warning: your inner child will escape when you visit this shop. I say, let it free because Swoop offers so many cool finds. Some include:
- Sticker Activity Books
- Board Games
- Fruit-Scented Erasers
- Craft Kits
Pickup + Delivery Options:
- Curbside pickup—available Monday-Friday from 11AM-2PM
- Free local delivery
- Free shipping for overs over $75