11 local stocking stuffers that will knock your socks off

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Ornaments at The Cahaba House in Trussville are H.O.T. this year. Photo via Patience Itson for Bham Now

After the year we’ve had, everyone could use some extra special goodies in their stocking. Load ’em up with these local Birmingham stocking stuffers that are perfect for everyone on your nice list.

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1. Curated Box from Bijou

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The Bijou Box features a variety of essential accessories. Photo via Shop Bijou BHM’s Facebook

Shopping for the accessory fan in your life? Ditch the typical fuzzy stocking and say hello to the Curated Bijou Box. Each box is specially crafted with an assortment of must-have accessories from Bijou BHM like earrings, bracelets and more.

Simply pick which style you want, age of recipient and your price point and a special mystery box will be sent directly to your giftee.

Where to buy: Shop online here
Price: $30
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2. Moonscape Peppermint Bark from Chocolatá Artisanal Chocolates

Chocolata Artisanal Chocolates
Moonscape Peppermint Bark. Photo via Chocolatá Artisanal Chocolates

Nothing beats finding sweet treats in your Christmas stocking—especially when it’s locally made.

Leave those boring every-day candy canes at the store and fill your stockings with a bag of Moonscape Peppermint Bark from Chocolatá Artisanal Chocolates. Trust me, it will bark right up any mint lovers Christmas wish list.

Where: to buy: 1927 2nd Ave N, Birmingham, Alabama 35203 | Shop online here
Price: $$5.95-$11.95
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3. Hand Sanitizer from Crave Candles Co.

Crave Candles Co, hand sanitizer
Helping to eliminate germs is the best present in 2020. Photo via @bloomandpetal/Crave Candles Co’s Facebook

There’s no better year than 2020 to give the gift of hand sanitizer—and these from Crave Candles Co. are just the right size to slip into that special someone’s stocking.

Choose from five scents:

  • Lavender Eucalyptus
  • Walk in the Woods
  • Midnight Citrus
  • Tom Ford Tobacco
  • Unscented

While you’re shopping for those stocking stuffers, consider grabbing some of Crave’s candles. I suggest their Travel Tins which range from $7.50 to $13.

Where to buy: 34 Metrock Cir, Helena, AL 35080 | Shop online here
Price:
2 oz for $7
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4. Hard Cider Craft Brew Kit from Stone Hollow Farmstead

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Give that stocking a kick with a Hard Cider Craft Brew Kit from Stone Hollow Farmstead.

Each kit comes with all of the essential supplies to make three one-gallon batches of dry sparking cider at home:

  • Glass Carboy
  • Funnel
  • Racking Cane
  • Rubber Stopper
  • Transfer tubing
  • Tubing clamp
  • Airlock
  • A No-Nonsense Guide to Making Your own Hard Cider
  • Hard Cider Recipe (Enough for 3 batches)
  • Sanitizer

Where to buy: 2825 2nd Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233 | Shop online here
Price: $40
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5. Chocola-Tea Tea from Piper & Leaf

Piper and Leaf Tea Co
Photo via Piper and Leaf Tea Co’s Facebook

Know someone who is always on the hunt for more caffeine? They’ll meet their match with Chocola-Tea from Piper & Leaf.

This loose leaf tea features two key ingredients—chocolate and figs. Dubbed as rich, dark and surprising, this is sure to get any stocking owners tastebuds bouncing.

Where to buy: 1821 2nd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203 | Shop online here
Price: 35 gram loose tea – $10.99
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6. Ornaments from Vero the Traveling Artist

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Support local this holiday season with special finds like ornaments and more. Photo via Vero the traveling artist’s Facebook

Ornaments are one gift that never gets old. And when they’re made by local artists like VĂ©ronique Vanblaere (VĂ©ro), they are all the more exciting to receive.

She sells more than just cat-inspired ornaments, too. For one that truly sums up 2020, click here.

Where to buy: Shop online here
Price: $12+
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7. Spices from Just Good Flavor Company

Just Good Flavor Company, spices
Give the gift of spices. Photo via Just Good Flavor Company’s Facebook

Add some flavor to someone’s life with a stocking rich in spices from Just Good Flavor Company.

All seasoning from this local shop is organic and made with all-natural flavors. Some include:

  • Citrus Pepper
  • Ghost Pepper
  • Marble Salt + Peppercorn

Where to buy: Shop online here
Price: $5+
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8. Snacks from Naughty But Nice Kettle Corn Co.

Naughty But Nice Kettle Corn
Photo via Patience Itson for Bham Now

I was never a fan of kettle corn. And then, I tried Naughty But Nice Kettle Corn and became a true fan, or pophead if you will. For the ultimate stocking stuffer this year, this is it.

Choose from a variety of flavors such as:

  • B’HAM Mix
  • Cheddar Makes It Better
  • Original Sweet & Salty
  • Salted Caramel Crunch
  • Strawberry Vanilla

Where buy: 5831 1st Ave N, Ste 200, Birmingham, AL 35212 | Shop online here
Price: $1.75+
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9. Soaps + Bath Bombs from Buff City Soap

Buff City Soap
Soap so beautiful, it’s art. Photo via Buff City Soap’s Facebook

Winter weather can leave skin dry and damaged. For the one in your life who longs for happy skin, drop a bar of locally made soap or a bath bomb or two in their stocking from Buff City Soap. All products from this company are free from harsh ingredients and full of nourishing plant-based goodies.

Not only are their bars of soap a work of art, but their bath bombs are an awesome gift for kids. Because what could make tub time more exciting than fizzing colors?

Where to buy: 5361 US-280, #105, Birmingham, AL 35242 | Shop online here
Price:
Soap – $7 per bar | Bath Bombs – $7
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10. Touchless Multi-Tool from Please Reply

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Don’t touch another germs spot. Photo via Irene Richardson for Bham Now

For those of us who became true germaphobes during the pandemic, there’s no better stocking stuffer than a Touchless Multi-Tool like this one from Please Reply in Mountain Brook.

What are they used for? To help you avoid touching germ-rich surfaces. Use it to push open a door, press buttons in an elevator or even at a gasp pump. Talk about a COVID-19 game-changer.

Where to buy: 42 Church St, Mountain Brook, AL 35213 | Shop online here
Price:
$5
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11. Vulcan Bobblehead Bobblebuns from Vulcan Park & Museum

Vulcan Bobblehead
Photo via Vulcan Park and Museum

No Birmingham stocking is truly complete without the Magic City’s mascot—Vulcan. For the ultimate stocking stuffer, grab a Vulcan Bobblehead Bobblebun from Vulcan Park and Museum’s gift shop, The Anvil.

Where to buy: 1701 Valley View Dr, Birmingham, AL 35209 | Shop online here
Price:
$18.50
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