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

the lumbar earth month cocktail kit
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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Shop clothing, accessories + more from 6 local stores in Birmingham

NEED all the clothes from basic. Photo by Jett Walker Photography via @abasicshop on Instagram

Birmingham is full of locally owned, small retail shops that need our support now more than ever. If you’re looking to refresh your closet for spring consider shopping small and local here in Birmingham.

You may not be able to pop into their storefronts, but there are still so many ways to show your support. Here are 6 of our favorite shops that we pulled from our local business database featuring nearly 400 Birmingham businesses, plus how to shop them all online and get them delivered to your doorstep.

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20+ local spots in Birmingham to get a fried chicken sandwich curbside

Throwback to when we would grub on Winner Winner during lunch break. Can’t wait to get back to it! Photo via Matthew Niblett for BhamNow.

Social distancing in Birmingham means staying at home, exploring the outdoors and trying to figure out how to get our comfort food fix without dining in a restaurant. We’ve got 20+ local spots serving up mouthwatering fried chicken sandwiches curbside. Check ’em out! *Warning: Drooling may occur.*

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Shop goods from local Birmingham stores at home

FREE shipping from YellowHammer Creative + new merch! Let’s get shopping and supporting Birmingham. Photo via Yellowhammer Creative’s Facebook.

Bham Now is all about supporting local—especially now when some of those who will most be heavily impacted by COVID-19 are small businesses. We’ve pulled together a starting list on how to shop safely from your couch, but please share and fill out this simple form to be included in Bham Now guides including online ordering, virtual classes, curbside pickup, and more.

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7 local jewelry + accessory designers bringing spunk to Birmingham

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Verra Studios is serving ALL the boho vibes of my dreams! Photo via Verra Studios Instagram.

I’m always looking for ways to jazz up my neutral tone outfits. What better way to do that than repping local gems to show off some personality. Here are 7 Birmingham-based accessory and jewelry designers to put on your radar.

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Ashley Mac’s strawberry cake has your name on it. Win one + steak dinner for 2

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Ashley McMakin with her family icing a strawberry cake for Birmingham Home and Garden Magazine. Photo courtesy of Ashley Mac’s

Ditch the store-bought sweets this Valentine’s Day and opt for a local Birmingham treat instead. Here are a few of our favorites from Ashley Mac’s, plus more info on how you could win a Valentine’s steak dinner and strawberry cake for two!

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Love shopping local in Birmingham? So does Carrie Rollwagen, author of “The Localist”

Carrie Rollwagen, author of "The Localist"
In addition to hosting a podcast and writing blogs, Carrie Rollwagen reviews books for Southern Living and BookPage. She is also Vice President of Strategic Planning for Infomedia. Photo via CarrieRollwagen.com.

If you’re reading this, hopefully, it’s because you love us, but also because you love Birmingham. You might love it so much you decided to exclusively support local businesses for an entire year as Carrie Rollwagen did.

In her book “The Localist”, along with her blog and podcast, Carries takes us through her journey with Birmingham small businesses and shows us what came out the other side.

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Holiday Art Crawl at The Village

Brookwood Village will partner with Birmingham Art Crawl in hosting Holiday Art Crawl at The Village, an event featuring dozens of local artist pop-ups throughout the holiday season. Visitors can browse local art while shopping for other hand-crafted gift items at Brookwood Village.

Holiday Art Crawl at The Village

Brookwood Village will partner with Birmingham Art Crawl in hosting Holiday Art Crawl at The Village, an event featuring dozens of local artist pop-ups throughout the holiday season. Visitors can browse local art while shopping for other hand-crafted gift items at Brookwood Village.

Holiday Art Crawl at The Village

Brookwood Village will partner with Birmingham Art Crawl in hosting Holiday Art Crawl at The Village, an event featuring dozens of local artist pop-ups throughout the holiday season. Visitors can browse local art while shopping for other hand-crafted gift items at Brookwood Village.

Holiday Art Crawl at The Village

Brookwood Village will partner with Birmingham Art Crawl in hosting Holiday Art Crawl at The Village, an event featuring dozens of local artist pop-ups throughout the holiday season. Visitors can browse local art while shopping for other hand-crafted gift items at Brookwood Village.