8 Birmingham-made gifts for the grad in your life

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A Birmingham candle for the Birmingham grad you love. Photo via Gerald’s Daughters

It’s officially graduation season, and it’s time to celebrate all the grads in our lives. Whether you’re looking for a Birmingham graduation gift for a college or high school grad (or you want to treat yo’ self for your hard-earned cap and gown), we’ve got you covered. Here are eight locally made gifts to celebrate the occasion—all from our local business database.

For the grad decorating their apartment

1. Art Hub the Collective art boxes

Looking for a Birmingham graduation gift for the grad who loves covering each wall with art *and* supporting local? Art Hub the Collective curates surprise boxes with pieces from local artists.

2. Calm & Collected prints

Calm & Collected curates locally-made art and home goods from up-and-coming Birmingham artists. Whether you choose a print with bold words or a watercolor, your grad will love adding personality to their space.

3. Earthborn Studios dishes

Say goodbye to plastic take-out cups and hello to beautiful pottery that will upgrade mealtime. Earthborn Studios pieces are used in restaurants throughout the country, so you know yours will be in good company.

4. Gerald’s Daughters candles

Let’s face it, postgrad life can be stressful. Give your grad a moment of calm with relaxing candles like these that are hand-poured in Birmingham.

For the fashionable grad

5. Woodlawn Jewelry Co. earrings

For the stylish Birminghamian who’s going to accessorize their cap and gown, locally made jewelry is a stellar gift option. Woodlawn Jewelry Co. makes some of my favorite earrings and they all make a statement. that make a statement with each outfit.

6. Flint Leather Co. wallets

What better way to celebrate a grad’s accomplishments and future successes than a gorgeous Birmingham-made leather wallet? Flint Leather Co. makes wallets for all personalities, from the beer lover to the effortless minimalist.

Looking for even more local businesses to support? Check out our local biz guide with over 730 businesses.

For the grad who LOVES Birmingham

7. byndel

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Bring Birmingham to your next stop. Photo via byndel

If the grad in your life is saying bye to Birmingham, give them a Birmingham gift box filled with Magic City favorites. byndel’s Birmingham box includes classics like Seeds coffee and a Great Bear Wax Co. candle.

8. Alabama Goods Birmingham accessories

For the grad who wants to rep the ‘Ham wherever they go, grab a hat or T-shirt from Alabama Goods.

Where are you grabbing locally made graduation gifts this year? Let us know by tagging @bhamnow on social!

Cecilia Wood
Cecilia Wood
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