17 gift ideas from Black-owned businesses in Birmingham

Black-owned gift guide
Couldn’t we all use a bit more color in our life? Photo via Exalting in Beauty on Facebook

Want to shop local AND support Black-owned businesses in Birmingham? Here are 17 gift ideas to get you started. From high-end menswear to one-of-a-kind art pieces—there’s a little something for everyone on your list.

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Indian Springs Christmas Shoppe

Join us on Thursday, December 3rd from 3pm-7pm to shop around for art and Christmas decor for yourself and loved ones. We will have artists that create jewelry, pottery, woodworking, leather, wall art, soaps, candles, & more! This is your one stop shop for locally made art this holiday season, so don’t miss out. This event is free to the public and we can’t wait to meet you at the Indian Springs Town Hall!

205 By Design

Bison Ridge Leather Company

Cathy Jo Wheeler Art

Infinite Soaps

Lindsey Kelly Pottery

Obsessions Jewelry

South and Main

*Parking is in the field to the left of the town hall building!

Get one, then give a pair of shoes to an essential worker from Dec 4-13 at Mountain High Outfitters

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It’s giving season at MHO! Photo via Mountain High Outfitters

Remember earlier this year when we shared the exciting “Get One, Give One” special from Mountain High Outfitters? Well, the promotion is back just in time for the holiday season.

Take advantage of Mountain High Outfitters’ 10 Days of Giving between December 4 and December 13, 2020. All you have to do is purchase a pair of eight select brands in-store only, and Mountain High Outfitters will gift a pair of equal value to the first responder, teacher, restaurant, retail, healthcare or dental care worker of your choice.

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13 can’t-miss Cyber Monday deals in Birmingham

Local deals you’re going to want to keep on your radar. Photo via Unsplash

The deals just keeping on rolling. Despite your wallet dwindling over the holiday weekend, it’s hard to resist a great discount. I’ll be the first to advocate for treating yourself and you might as well take advantage of these irresistible local Cyber Monday deals in Birmingham.

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15 items we’re shopping during Museum Store Sunday at the Birmingham Museum of Art

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Shop at the BMA for Museum Store Sunday
Shop from the comfort of your couch online or safely in-store during Museum Store Sunday. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

I love museum exhibits, but I wouldn’t be lying if I said one of my favorite parts of visiting is hitting the gift shop on the way out. The Birmingham Museum of Art (BMA) houses one-of-a-kind treasures that make unforgettable holiday gifts. Shop items and score 10% off during Museum Store Sunday on November 29. Or, become a member of the BMA and get 20% off of all items.

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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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13 local shops getting you ready for sweater weather in Birmingham

It’s sweater weather! Photo via Soca Birmingham’s Instagram

It’s officially that time of the year. Sweater weather is here and we’re ready to get cozy. These local shops have some of the coziest, most stylish sweaters on the racks right now. Check ’em out—there are even some selections for the fellas.

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5 Birmingham candy shops to hit up for a sweet treat

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Happy national Candy Day, Bham. Photo via Chocolatá Artisanal Chocolates

Hope your sweet tooth is ready because November 4th is National Candy Day. We’re celebrating by highlighting Birmingham’s delicious candy shops. You probably have a lot on your mind and we could sure use the excuse to enjoy a local, sweet treat that will put your Halloween leftovers to shame. Check ’em out!

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Exciting new openings + reopenings happening in Birmingham

Shoppe’s new pop-up store at The Summit. Photo via Shoppe’s Facebook

This past week in Birmingham has been a busy one. Between brand new restaurants and seeing some of our fave spots getting back into the groove of things, here are a few reopenings and new openings that you’ll want to have on your radar.

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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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I tried 3 quarantine trends including whipped coffee. Here’s what happened.

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Quarantine made me do it! Photo by Chaise Sanders for Bham Now.

Quarantine turned me into a baker and self-proclaimed fashion designer. Who would’ve thought? Not me! But here we are and let’s just say banana bread has become a major food group in my diet. Here are three easy quarantine activities to spice up your new daily routine as well as where you can find them in Birmingham.

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Jeans are out. Joggers are in. Here are 7 local shops selling fun + comfortable loungewear.

We’ve all been in this position. Photo via Unsplash.

Since most of us are at home for a majority of our days, loungewear has become our new uniform. Might as well be comfy and fashionable while we’re at it. Here are some local Birmingham shops that make it easy to do just that with unique loungewear options.

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9 local shops to get fresh flowers for Mother’s Day

How adorable! Photo via Wild Honey Flower Truck’s Facebook.

With Mother’s Day on May 10th coming up soon, it’s about that time to start looking for that special gift. Why not start with the foundation of any great present—flowers! Here are 9 local florists creating beautiful bouquets for your mother or mother figures in your life.

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Celebrate sustainability with these Birmingham companies + cocktail kits

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Photo via The Lumbar’s Facebook.

If you weren’t aware, April is Earth Month! It honestly couldn’t have come at a better time as we’re all finding a new appreciation for the outdoors during these uncertain times. So in honor of celebrating our planet, we’re highlighting a few local sustainable businesses doing their part to take care of the environment.

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