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Shop Local 2017

Every time you spend $10 at a locally owned store, anywhere from $4 to $7 re-circulates in your local economy. That’s $1 to $6 MORE than if that same $10 was spent at a big retailer.

With the convenience of online ordering and big box stores, shopping local during the holiday season can be hard. But have no fear — we put together a list of holiday gift ideas and where to find them that are sure to wow while supporting your community and local makers!

  1. Visit cultural institution gift shops such as Birmingham Museum of Art, McWane Science Center, Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, and Birmingham Botanical Gardens.
  2. Season tickets to performing arts organizations like Red Mountain Theatre Company, Alabama Ballet, and Alabama Symphony Orchestra give all year long.
  3. Wrap up your favorite attractions like Vulcan Park and Museum, Birmingham Zoo, Sidewalk Film Festival in a membership.
  4. Visit some of our CO.STARTERS graduates listed below for a variety of local gifts.
  5. Shop at businesses that support other artists and makers such as Elements, Charm, Alabama Goods, Winslet & Rhys, and Square One Goods Co.
  6. For your foodie friends and family, get a gift card to their favorite local restaurant or coffee shop.
  7. Shop holiday markets and pop-ups.
  8. Create an experience for family and friends with MAKEbhm, Vicious Delicious, and The Social Crafting Club.
  9. Give the gift of health with Stones Throw Market, Abundance Yoga, Wild Ginger, and Life Touch Massage.
  10. Buy art from local galleries such as The Jaybird, Paperworks Local, Canary Gallery, Naked Art, and Ground Floor Contemporary.

Rainy Day
Saramia Arenas

Laced Up Boutique LLC
Joseph Brown & Lauron Pijeaux
1305 2nd Ave N, #105; Birmingham, AL 35203

Seasick Records
Daniel Drinkard
5508 Crestwood Blvd; Birmingham, AL 35212

Square One Goods Co.
Kate Hardy
1811 3rd Ave N; Birmingham, AL 35203

Gypset Beauty Co.
Kim Hightower
4075 Helena Rd; Helena, AL 35080

Posh Beauty Bar
Kim King
1st Ave south and 14th Street

The Shoe Clinic
Alvin Miller
1801 11th Ave S; Birmingham, AL 35205

Abundance Yoga
Nancy Rhodes
611 Doug Baker Blvd, #116; Birmingham, AL 35242

Green Guy Gourmet
Josh Smith

Winslet & Rhys
Brittany Baker & Mallory Collier
4000 3rd Ave S, #105; Birmingham, AL 35222

Yogi Dada
Yolonda Carter

Infinite Soaps
Chris Funderburk
1st Ave south and 14th Street; Birmingham, AL 35233

The Shayla Nicole Collection
Shayla Nicole

Left Hand Soap Co.
Soapy Jones

MAKEbhm
Bruce Lanier
4000 3rd Ave S; Birmingham, AL 35222

Domestique Coffee
Krysta Parsons
3017 6th Ave S; Birmingham, AL 35233

Naughty But Nice Kettle Corn
Tanesha Sims

Stephen Smith Fine Art
Stephen Smith
5104 Gary Ave; Fairfield, AL 35064

Deep Roots Apotheké & Clinic
Cameron Strouss
620 Main Street; Montevallo, AL 35115