5 holiday markets to buy local handmade gifts in Birmingham

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How are you supporting Birmingham this holiday season? (Lauren Bedford / Bham Now)

The holidays are officially upon us! We encourage you to buy local this festive season by including places and markets to buy local handmade gifts. Keep reading to find out where to shop this season.

1. Waldorf Holiday Faire

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The perfect family activity this holiday season. (Alabama Waldorf / Facebook)

The 35th annual Holiday Faire is back and is the perfect way to get in the holiday mood. You can check off holiday shopping and baking at this event by supporting local vendors and Alabama Waldorf School.

What you’ll find:

  • Lindsay Parris | handmade jewelry, painted clothing, original artwork
  • Jasmine Densmore | hand-poured soy candles, organic soap and lip balm
  • Kathleen Costello | prints and notecards of original artwork
  • Julie Carpenter | metal jewelry
  • Nam Suk Early | ceramics
  • + more

There will also be activities for children, such as candle rolling, face-painting, cake walk, bean bag toss, ornament making and a drum circle class.

2. CahaBAZAAR Holiday Market

local handmade gifts at Cahaba
Try not to get overwhelmed with ALL the things happening at Cahaba. (Cahaba Brewing Company / Facebook)

With over 120 local vendors, you are sure to check off some holiday shopping. Support Birmingham by buying one-of-a-kind local handmade gifts while drinking some beer in the process.

What they’ll have:

Be sure to also get a free cup of hot chocolate from Filter Coffee Palor and pictures with Santa in the barrel room from 1-3PM.

3. Saturn Holiday Market

local handmade gifts at Saturn
You never know what local handmade gifts you might find at Saturn. (Saturn / Facebook)

This family-friendly event will brighten your holiday spirit. Shop for friends, family or yourself at the Saturn and snag a coffee or lunch while you browse.

What you’ll find:

  • Art
  • Pottery
  • Vintage items
  • Jewelry
  • + more

4. Fellowship House Holiday Market

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Holiday shoppers, you won’t want to miss this event. (Fellowship House / Facebook)

The Fellowship House is hosting a holiday market to support their Junior Board. There is no better feeling than supporting a local charity while you shop.

What you’ll find:

  • Variety of local vendors
  • Visit from Santa
  • Holiday cheer
  • + more

5. Wild Roast Makers Market

Makers Market
Unique gifts (+ and great coffee) at Wild Roast. (Wild Roast / Facebook)

Wild Roast is more than just a coffee shop. They serve “caffeine, creativity and community” through their stellar customer service and unique local handmade gifts sold in their shop.

What you’ll find:

  • Jewelry
  • Notecards + prints
  • Ceramics
  • Vintage items
  • Clothing
  • Handmade soaps + candles
  • + more

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Emma Johnston
Emma Johnston
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