A Birmingham gift guide for the art lover, including galleries, supplies + classes

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Sometimes you know the artist in your life better than Santa. Photo via Unsplash

Birmingham’s a gem when it comes to art. It’s the perfect spot for the artist on your gift list to flourish. While they’re busy becoming the next Monet, here are some gift ideas including where to get art locally, art supply stores and classes to help them brush up on their skills.

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20 gift ideas for 5 different people on your list according to Gus Mayer

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Ready. Set. Shop. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Let’s be honest, gift-giving isn’t always easy. So it’s especially exciting when one spot has options for a few folks on your list. If you’re in need of some giftspiration, Gus Mayer has you covered. Here’s a detailed guide with 20 gift ideas for five different types of people on your list—including yourself!

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Your local gift guide for the outdoor enthusiast in Birmingham

Your local gift guide for the outdoor lovers. Photo via Alabama Outdoors’ Facebook

Time to go exploring. Sometimes it’s hard to find good gifts for the person who would rather be outside and on-the-go, but finding the perfect gift doesn’t have to be a trek. Here are five local spots to visit to get that perfect item for the outdoor enthusiast in your life, including experiential ideas.

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3 jewelry trends to add to your wish list. Shop them Nov. 16-22 at Diamonds Direct Holiday Showcase

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‘Tis the season for plenty of sparkle. Photo via Hannah Williams for Bham Now

It’s officially the most wonderful time of year. The part where we start sending our significant others not-so-subtle hints about what we’d like to find under the tree next month. If your partner could use a nudge in the right direction or you’re looking for the perfect present for family and friends, find the trendiest jewelry during Birmingham’s Diamonds Direct Holiday Showcase, Monday, November 16-Sunday November 22.

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8 Birmingham experiences to share with your dad for Father’s Day

Shout out all the dads and father figures. This one’s for y’all. Photo via Railroad Park’s Facebook by @eyesofcorn on Instagram.

Father’s Day is right around the corner and sometimes it’s hard to know exactly what to get your dad or father figure in your life. Why not give him the gift of a memorable experience? Here are eight ideas for local experience gifts he won’t forget.

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5 local shops to find the perfect Father’s Day gift in Birmingham

Lots of ❤️ to all of our Birmingham fathers and father figures. Photo via Pat Byington for Bham Now

Father’s Day is just around the corner, and if you’re still looking for the perfect gift for your dad or the father figure in your life, we’ve got ya covered. Here are 5 local shops with deals + unique gift ideas this Father’s Day in Birmingham.

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Local gifts for the graduates in your life

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Congrats to the Class of 2020. Photo via @exploreuab on Instagram.

Graduation’s right around the corner for the Class of 2020 and that means celebrations and gifts—lots of them! Your soon-to-be graduate has reached a major milestone and although this semester may have been unconventional, it’s time to give them a big congrats. Here are some local gift ideas for the graduate in your life.

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Need the perfect gift idea? Here are 6 curated gift sets for anyone on your list from Birmingham based Freedom Soap Co.

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Freedom Soap Co.’s new shaving set is the perfect gift for Father’s Day. Photo by Hannah Chambley for Bham Now

Looking for the perfect gift for a college grad, bridesmaid or for Father’s Day?  We got ya covered with some help from Birmingham based Freedom Soap Co.  Give all natural, eco friendly, locally made and thoughtfully curated Freedom Soap gift sets.

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5 ways to plan an unforgettable holiday season—from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Eve—with Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille in Birmingham

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It’s a Thanksgiving feast at Perry’s! Photo submitted

There’s a lot to love about the holidays, but all the planning can be … a lot. Or, you can just make plans to celebrate at Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille in Birmingham. From Thanksgiving family dinner to a hot date night for New Year’s Eve, from private parties to gift giving, Perry’s pulls it off scrumptiously.

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Shopping for art and local, handmade goods is the way to go this holiday season

As a southerner, giving gifts is an art in itself. It is my humble opinion that the people of the South take great pride in knowing just what to give our loved ones to celebrate special occasions. You know, by doing things like committing their Amazon wish lists to memory. Or, scrolling through their social media photos to understand their fashion preferences and personal style.

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How to help find forever homes for the furries!

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Photo by MomaKat Rescue

If you’re looking for a new puppy dog or kitty pal this holiday season, whether for yourself or as a gift for a loved one, be sure to give our local animals a chance to come home with you!

The Birmingham metro area and beyond is home to a handful of animal adoption options that are full of friends looking for their forever homes.

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