Gift Guide: Shop Local

Tis the season to start shopping for the holidays.  I’ve included my top 10 local shops to look for gifts in the Birmingham area.  Feel free to comment below and include where you like to shop locally.

1. Charm, Downtown 

Charm, located at 2329 2nd Ave N., is the perfect stop for modern and vintage jewelry, bags, and accessories.  Chatham always makes me laugh and knows exactly what would be a perfect gift for that special someone.

2. Club Duquette, Woodlawn

Go by and give Morgan and Duquette some love in the heart of Woodlawn.  Give them a high five too to celebrate their one year anniversary and grab some of the softest, most comfortable tees, a pair or two of Levis, beauty products, bags, and accessories. I personally love their special Club Duquette scented candles in “Dragon’s Blood” and “Champa”.

3. Seasick Records, Crestwood

Head over to Seasick records in the Crestwood Shopping Center to grab some of the best new and used music releases, and of course, a great assortment of local music on vinyl and some on CD too.  Make an appointment for a hair cut too from one of the rad barbers on hand so you can look sharp for the upcoming holiday festivities.

4. Sheppard’s Pet Supply, Avondale

Have an animal or an animal lover in your life?  Sheppard’s Pet Supply has a variety of good food, treats, toys, and pet accessories for you.  Make sure to give Declan, the coolest shop cat in town, a pet on the head while shopping too.

5. Faith Skate Supply, Downtown

Go by and check out Faith’s new location at 1201 2nd Avenue North and now you can shop online! (  If you are in the market for a deck, a longboard,  skate related clothing, socks or shoes, then this is the place for you.

6. Winslet & Rhys, Avondale

Winslet & Rhys located in the MAKE Bham building (next to Big Spoon Creamery…yum) is the sweetest stop for home accessories, clothes, paper goods, and baby gifts.  Every time I walk in there I feel like my Etsy favorites list has come to life.

7. Elements, Crestwood

Elements, located in the Crestwood Shopping Center, is a great stop for clothing, accessories, candles, and jewelry. It’s a perfect “shop local” stop for anyone looking for a new local store.

8. Manitou Supply, Crestwood

Looking for some fun vintage finds for yourself or someone on your list?  Manitou Supply, located at 4909 5th Ave S. has a great assortment of vintage clothing, accessories, and is filled with all of the cool stuff you wish you’d saved from back in the day.

9. Yellowhammer Creative, Downtown

Need some posters to adorn your walls?  Want a locally designed shirt, tote bag,  baby onesie, bar towel, or dog shirt? These guys have been killing it in the Birmingham scene for a few years.  Now located in the Pizitz Food Hall, right next to Warby Parker and MO:MO:, they are filled with perfects gifts for everyone on your shopping list…including yourself! You can shop online too:

10. What’s On Second, Downtown

Have someone on your list that won’t want normal?  Do you like to dig around and search every nook and cranny of a store?  This is the place for you.  What’s On Second is filled with weird, wonderful, and vintage gifts that teeter on the side of beautifully bazaar.


All images courtesy of the shop’s social media or website.

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