Win $500 to one of these 9 local shops for the Holidays [GIVEAWAY]


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It’s good to be in Bham for the holidays. (Matthew Niblett / Bham Now)

Stumped on the perfect gift for the right person? As the holiday season approaches, we know that holiday shopping in Birmingham for everyone on your list can be tough. That’s why we’re sharing our top picks for each gift category—no internet scouring required.

1. For the foodie: Umami Birmingham

Umami Bham
Umami holiday offerings. (Umami Birmingham)

Hungry for a holiday meal but want to skip the cooking? After all of the holiday shopping in Birmingham, treat yourself to a holiday meal at Umami. With holiday offerings like an Angus Filet Mignon with white truffle butter, Holiday Roll and Sea Bass with ginger, there’s something for everyone. Pair them with a signature drink like the Chilled Fireball Cider and Piña Colada and you’re good to go.

If you’re searching for a spot to have a holiday party or celebration, look no further than Umami’s private event space. Book on their website today!

2. For the cocktail connoisseur: Dread River Co.

Dread River
Their gift sets are a perfect easy gift for those alcohol aficionados in your life. (Dread River Distilling)

Know that one person who’s holiday season wouldn’t be complete without the newest liquor offerings. Local distiller, Dread River Distilling Co, has you covered. They’re rolling out their holiday specials the week of Thanksgiving and will feature rereleases of some of their most popular liquors.

Check out single bottle variations like the single barrel bourbon or paired bottle variations like the Agave + regular bourbon. Pair these with a gift card and glass and BOOM—you’ve got your gift.

Want to go for a limited time offer? Check out their Sherry Barrel Finished Rye or Double Barrel Aged Agave. If you have a bourbon lover in your life, you’re gonna want to get your hands on this.

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3. For the “always needs new family photos” person: Hannah Obremskey Photography

Hannah Obremskey
Capture your favorite memories with Hannah Obremskey Photography. (Hannah Obremskey Photography)

Unfortunately we can’t freeze time. However, photos are a great way of preserving family memories, a specific time in your life OR a way to get festive for the ‘Gram. Imagine Grandma’s face when she opens up a framed family photo—priceless! Luckily, Hannah Obremskey loves preserving memories and wants everyone to look and feel their best. Check out her website or reach out to find out how she can capture your special moments.

She also offers educational tools like mentorships and free podcast episodes where you can learn more about photography and social media.

4. For the decor enthusiast: City Hardwoods

City Hardwoods
Get quality hardwood, custom furniture and more at City Hardwoods. (City Hardwoods)

Know someone who enjoys hosting or decorating their home, or maybe someone in need of a custom furniture piece? City Hardwoods designs custom wooden furniture pieces and gifts that combine Shaker, Modern and Industrial styles. They add the finishing touch to your home while letting the character of the wood shine through. You can also buy quality lumber from them as well if you’re looking to tackle a project of your own.

Starting November 21, use code “bhm15” on their website for 15% off all gift items. Check out their website to view their portfolio and submit an inquiry for a quote.

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5. For the outdoor-sy person: Cahaba Cycles

Cahaba Cycles
Time to gear up and go for a ride. (Cahaba Cycles)

Looking to cycle into 2023? Cahaba Cycles is a local cycling shop that has everything you need if you’re a mountain biker, road biker or anything in between. In addition to the main event, they also sell apparel that will keep you comfortable and dry on your rides (helmets, pumps, storage—you name it).

Take a loved one out for a ride with their options for rent, starting at $60 per day. Plus, check out their brick and mortar locations in Cahaba Heights, Gadsden, Homewood, Oak Mountain and Trussville today.

6. For the skincare pro: Cahaba Dermatology + Spa Cahaba

Cahaba Dermatology, Spa Cahaba
If you’re looking to relax, check out Spa Cahaba’s services. PS—their relaxation room is amazing. (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

If you’re looking to give the gift of relaxation, check out Cahaba Dermatology and Spa Cahaba. This two-in-one concept focuses on skin health while making you feel fabulous. Check out their Wish Book later this month for deals upon deals this holiday season.

While dermatologists and spas might be known for skincare and relaxation services, they also focus on body treatments, aesthetic dermatology and laser hair removal.

7. For the wine-o-logist: Piggly Wiggly

Piggly Wiggly
Browse Bham’s top wine selection at Piggly Wiggly. (Bham Now)

It wouldn’t be the holiday season without bringing a bottle of something bubbly to a party. That’s where The Pig comes in handy. They single-handedly have the biggest wine selection in Birmingham—including hard-to-find bottles.

Whether it’s prosecco, champagne or red wine you’re after, you’ll be able to find it at The Pig. Spread the holiday cheer with their pairing options as well, because what’s wine without cheese?

A few of their recommendations:

  • Goes good with everything on the table: Chalk Hill Chardonnay, Russian River Valley ’20
  • Perfect for any holiday table: Klinker Brick Brickmason ’19
  • Bubbly: Jeio Prosecco DOC, by Bisol NV
  • Good to the last day: Hyland Estates Pinot Noir, Old Vine ’21

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8. For the ex do-it-yourself’er: C&D Home Solutions

C&D Home Solutions
Look at the gorgeous siding and doors! (C&D Home Solutions)

Listen—we’ve all tried to make the Pinterest thing work at this point. Let’s be real: it’s never as painless as HGTV makes it out to be. That’s where C&D Home Solutions steps in. Whether you’re looking to give the gift of new windows, cleaned gutters or just a maintenance task, C&D can get it done.

Along with top notch work comes top notch customer service. They pride themselves on bringing five star customer service back to home work—just what you need with big projects like this.

9. For the fitness guru: F45 Training

F45 Training
Score fitness and fun at F45 Training. (F45 Training)

While you might think of fitness when you think of New Year’s Resolutions, F45 proves that your fitness goals don’t have to be overwhelming! F45 is a nationwide, but locally-owned fitness community that specializes in functional HIIT and team training. This functional workout is 45 minutes (hence, F45) and gets the movement your body needs in a short amount of time.

You’ll have so much fun through motivational coaches and members that you’ll forget you’re working out. Choose between cardio, resistance and hybrid classes to switch things up during the week and achieve your fitness goals.

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