Four unique and local small businesses to support this holiday season!
December 13, 2022 · Engage, Holidays, Visit
The holiday season is in full swing, and we have the perfect place to not only buy unique gifts but also support the community. We are highlighting four local small businesses that can help you check off some holiday shopping!
Supporting local stores not only helps business owners but also creates a demand for more jobs, helps invest in the community, is environmentally beneficial, and is just convenient! According to the American Independent Business Alliance, small businesses generate $68 of local economic return for every $100 spent with them, and over a quarter are immigrants. Usually, the goods sold are made with higher quality materials and are limited, making for a one-of-a-kind gift! Here are four local businesses to support and shift your consumer habits to be more local shopping-centric.
Lifelyles gifts and interiors is a great place to find locally sourced and unique gifts. From home décor to self-care items, Lifelyes has a carefully created collection for yourself or a loved one. You can find cards, BHAM merch, candles, and even premade gift baskets!
Tuesday – Saturday | 10 am – 5 pm
Monday and Sunday | Closed
2212 Morris Ave Ste 104 Birmingham, Alabama 35203
Basic. is a woman’s clothing boutique that sells staple pieces and is a socially responsible vendor. They have shoes, clothing, and accessories for that conscious consumer in your life, and most of their inventory is locally made!
Tuesday and Wednesday | 11 am – 6 pm
Thursday – Saturday | 11 am – 8 pm
Sunday and Monday | Closed
2214 2nd Avenue North Birmingham, AL 35203
Visit Honeycreeper and embrace the opportunity to introduce your tastebuds to the unique flavors that come from cacao grown, harvested, and processed with the express purpose of bringing to life the inherent flavor of the bean. You can find chocolate bars, drinking chocolate, bonbon assortments, baking, and confections for that foodie who loves to try new things.
Tuesday and Wednesday | 11 am- 6 pm
Thursday – Saturday | 11 am –8 pm
Sunday and Monday | Closed
2214 2nd Avenue North, Birmingham, AL 35203
Bridge + Root
Bridge + Root is a male clothing store that offers garments for that special trendsetting gentleman who appreciates quality and individuality. Plus, Mayor Woodfin is known for being a regular here!Hours:
Tuesday – Saturday | 11 am – 6 pmSunday and Monday | Closed
Location:2212 Morris Avenue – Suite 200 Birmingham, AL 35203
Birmingham Holiday traditions then and now!
Some may recall the Enchanted Forest at the Pizitz or the Christmas light display on 20th street; Birmingham has a rich history and continues to create new traditions. As we take you through a deep dive into the historic holiday seasons, Birmingham is continuing to change to be a more inclusive and vibrant city.
Take a walk alongside the Birmingham Holiday Window Art Trail!
Downtown Birmingham has partnered with seven local artists to begin the first Birmingham Holiday Magic Window Art Trail! The artist had full access to the unoccupied window spaces to create a holiday-related art scene. Artists were encouraged to use multimedia art types in their windows, and began to go up the last week of November. You can check out all the artist and their work now until the end of the year!