15 fantastic locally-made gifts to buy from Downtown Birmingham businesses

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Let’s dive into some locally made gifts in downtown Birmingham. Photo via Byndel’s website.

Downtown Birmingham is home to amazing businesses creating handcrafted and original products you won’t find anywhere else. For those loved ones who deserve a present as unique as they are, here are 15 locally-made gift ideas you have to check out.

1. Jewelry from Marsuko

Snag a pair of these beautiful earrings this Christmas. Photo via Marsuko

An amazing gift for every woman in your life, Marsuko specializes in making beautiful polymer clay earrings. Creator, Angela Santiago, started her business in Woodlawn and infuses her eclectic style into each original piece she makes. Although there’s no brick-and-mortar store yet, you can find all of her products online.

2. A sweet treat from ChocolatĆ”

Bite into the best candy in downtown Birmingham. Photo via ChocolatĆ”

ChocolatĆ” creates handcrafted chocolates in Downtown Birmingham that taste even better than they look. These beautiful truffles make the best present for those with a sweet tooth, but be sure to buy an extra box to treat yourself, too.

3. A tote from Yellowhammer Print Shop

How adorable is this tote? Photo via Yellowhammer Print Shop.

If you’ve ever dined at Hot and Hot Fish Club, you’ve seen the gorgeous pottery created by Earthborn. A place that has incredible food has to be served on a beautiful plate, wouldn’t you agree? Get one for yourself or for your favorite friend and feel like every night is a five-star meal.

4. A wallet from Flint Leather Co.

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Keep your cash safe in style. Photo via Flint Leather Co.

Did you know Flint Leather Co. was created by an Alabama Native? Cool, I know. The shop has a great selection of beautiful wallets, bags and accessories all made with genuine, quality leather. Check out the “shop your state” section of their website for Alabama products.

5. Wine bucket from Alabama Sawyer

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Give a handcrafted gift to someone you love this year. Photo via Alabama Sawyer

This one is for the tree-huggers. At Alabama Sawyer, they make quality wood-carved furniture from already fallen trees so you don’t have to feel bad about them getting cut down. Products include beautiful furniture like desks and side tables and smaller household items like ice buckets, cheese boards and candle holders.

6. Custom paintings from AS Custom Art

Get a painting of your pup as a great gift. Photo via AS Custom Art

Buy your friends and family a custom piece of artwork this Christmas from AS Custom Art in Birmingham. Whether it’s a watercolor of their furry friend, their favorite animal or a family portrait, a custom painting is the perfect sentimental gift.

7. Soap from Infinite Soaps

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Smell amazing when you use soap from Infinite. Photo via @infinitesoaps on Instagram

Infinite Soaps specializes in sustainable and ethically-sourced skincare and bath products. Besides the fact that their soaps smell amazing, you can know what you’re putting on your skin is good for the environment and your body.

8. A graphic tee from SHEEPBLACK Designs

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Get a custom design tee for a great holiday gift. Photo via SHEEPBLACK Designs

This is a great gift for your friends who love The Magic City. SHEEPBLACK Designs makes unique Birmingham-themed graphic tees that are a must-wear at your next social gathering. Check out all of their designs on their website.

Check out our Small Business Guide for dozens more of amazing local shops like these, so you can support local!

9. A Byndel box

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A box full of everything Birmingham. Photo via Byndel’s website.

A Byndel box is the compilation of all the Birmingham goodies you could want. Shop their website for an assortment of Birmingham-based products placed together in an adorable gift box. What’s inside your box varies on which package you pick, but can include anything from homemade caramel sauce and soaps to loose leaf teas.

10. Furniture from Magic City Woodwork

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This table would make a great addition to any room. Photo via Magic City Woodworks

This downtown Birmingham business is cranking out some incredible wood furniture and buying it could make you the best gift-giver ever. Check it out to see why.

11. Coffee from June Coffee Co.

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This downtown Birmingham coffee brand is a must for coffee lovers. Photo via June Coffee

This is for all your coffee lovers. June Coffee Co. roasts its beans in Birmingham to make some pretty amazing cups of Joe. For now, you can try it in person at The General, but they have plans to open their own shop in 2022.

12. Kitchenware from Civil Stoneware

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Get a new set of kitchenware from Civil Stoneware. Photo via Civil Stoneware’s Facebook

Located in the Civil Rights District of Downtown Birmingham, Civil Stoneware makes gorgeous stone bowls, plates, utensils and more. Help your loved ones’ kitchen stand out with a gift from this unique shop.

13. Jelly from Jennifer’s Kitchen

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Give the gift of jam and jellies. Photo via Jennifer’s Kitchen

Any easy gift that everyone in the South loves is jelly and jams. Jennifer’s hot pepper jelly makes a great appetizer at any holiday party or for snacking on at home. You can find their products at Alabama Goods.

14. Prints from Stately Made

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The most adorable cards and prints can be found here. Photo via Jordan Jarvis Hughes

Get a cute framed print for family and friends from Stately Made this holiday season. Brimingham native and owner, Jordan Jarvis Hughes, makes all of her products small-batch style right here in town.

15. A Candle from Great Bear Wax Co.

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Photo via @greatbearwax on Instagram

Fall in love with the scents of whiskey, pumpkin and campfire when you buy a Great Bear candle. These hand-poured candles are made right here in Birmingham.

Where are your favorite spots in downtown Birmingham for buying local gifts? Let us know by tagging us @bhamnow.

Miranda Shaffer
Miranda Shaffer
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