2020 has arrived! With a new decade comes new hopes, dreams and, of course, resolutions. To celebrate, we searched the Magic City and discovered some local FINDS to assist you in keeping all your new resolutions. From items and hobbies that benefit your mind, body and soul, to 2020 diet-approved FINDS and services to amp up your work and fitness routines, here are our January FINDS!


SereneHouse essential oil diffuser

If your New Year’s resolution is to take better care of yourself, both mentally and physically, you can create an at-home, spa-like experience with a new essential oil diffuser. Pick the perfect spot in your home and fill the diffuser with your favorite essential oils to create a warm and relaxing aromatherapy-filled room. Diffusers are a great way to breathe in the calm and breathe out the stress! Find this diffuser by SereneHouse for $26 at Suite Dreams.

Suite Dreams essential oil diffuser- January FINDS

Essential oil diffuser, $26, at Suite Dreams

Face mask

In the never-ending journey of self-care, it’s essential to carve out time in your schedule each week to invest in yourself and truly relax. Some weeks may only allow time for a simple face mask, but it can still make all the difference. Find these for $4 each at Wrapsody.

Three wrapsody face masks for January FINDS

Face masks, $4 each at Wrapsody

Refresh your makeup routine

New year, new you. Let the talented team at Tonya Jones SalonSpa help you feel refreshed and recharged with a helpful makeup lesson. Whether you have a big event coming up, a long-awaited date night, or you want to learn the newest tips and tricks in the world of makeup, stop by Tonya Jones at any of their convenient locations and let them get you all dolled up. Makeup lessons start at $120.

Make up lesson at Tonya Jones SalonSpa

Makeup lesson, starting at $120 at Tonya Jones SalonSpa | Image: Tonya Jones SalonSpa

Treat your skin

Show your skin some much-needed love with a relaxing, soothing HydraFacial from SpeedSpa. The winter months wreak havoc on our pores, leaving us with dry, acne-prone skin. You deserve 45 minutes out of the day to take care of your beautiful face! Book your HydraFacial for $175 at SpeedSpa.

Hydrafacial at Speed Spa

Hydrafacial, $175 at Speed Spa | Image: Speed Spa

Update your skincare routine

Are you hoping to revamp your skincare routine in 2020? Start with replacing your current lotion for one that truly works wonders. This Portus Cale body lotion from All Things Grace not only soothes dry and cracked skin, but it also smells delicious. Find this lotion for $26.50 at The Mercantile by Miller.

Body lotion from The Mercantile by Miller

Portus Cale body lotion, $26.50, at The Mercantile by Miller


Upgrade your fitness routine

Is one of your resolutions to get physically fit and healthy in 2020? If so, look no further than Three15 Studio. This innovative facility features three concepts during their signature workout class – barre, cycling and strength work. With motivating instructors, world-class equipment and a high energy atmosphere, you are sure to crush your fitness goals this year. A single class is $22, and membership packages start at $175. Find out more about Three15 Studio and its classes at three15studio.com.

Woman on bike at Three15 Fitness Studio

Fitness class, $22 at Three15 | Image: Three15

Juice cleanse

If you’re looking to detox from the holidays, choose a delicious cleanse for one day or seven days from Kale Me Crazy. Flush your body of toxins, show your digestive track some love and get back to feeling like yourself! Choose different flavors to customize your cleanse and reach your goals. Starting at $51, find these juices at kalemecrazy.net.

Kale Me Crazy juice cleanse options

Juice cleanse, starting at $51 at Kale Me Crazy | Image: Kale Me Crazy

Tasty mocktails

A lot of people vow to abstain from alcohol in January, following a month full of holiday soirees and New Year’s Eve celebrations. Stock up on great mocktail mixers to help you stay on track! We love the brand Perfectly Cordial, as it makes all its mixers with fresh fruits. Find this flavor and several others for $7 at SB Shop.

Perfectly Cordial mixer from SB Shop for January FINDS

Perfectly Cordial mixer, $7 each at SB Shop | Image: SB Shop

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If learning to cook at home is at the top of your priority list for 2020, you’ll need a trusty cookbook to get you started. Taken from the world-renowned Ottolenghi restaurants, this cookbook features 140 recipes that were inspired by Mediterranean culinary practices. It will have you cooking like a pro in no time! Find this for $35 at A’mano.

Ottolenghi cookbook at A'mano January FINDS

‘Ottolenghi’ cookbook, $35 at A’mano



The best way to succeed in staying organized for the new year is with a planning notebook. Jot down your goals, hopes, dreams and plans to ensure your most organized year yet. It doesn’t hurt that this is a super cute notebook, too! Find this for $15 at Wild Things.

Pink planning notebook from Wild Things

Planning notebook, $15 at Wild Things

Organizing session

The absolute best way to enter the new year is in a beautifully organized space. Organize Bham is the Magic City’s dynamic custom organization service that will declutter and create custom functional solutions. They help with any room in the home — kitchens, bathrooms, garages, closets and everywhere in between. They’ll even haul away trash, recyclables and donations after the session!

Organized playroom by Organize BHAM January FINDS

An organized home can make all the difference in setting up for success in 2020! | Image: Organize BHM


Learn to make pottery

Make 2020 the year you learn to do something new and exciting. Learn to handcraft your very own bowls, mugs, sculptures and more at MAKEbhm. Participants will leave each session with several of their own pieces and a fun new hobby! After completing four sessions, participants are welcome to purchase a ceramics membership at MAKEbhm. For more information, including class times and costs, visit makebhm.com.

Pottery class stock photo

Learn the ins and outs of ceramics at MAKEbhm | Image: Unsplash, Juliet Furst

Friends of the Birmingham Botanical Gardens

If you’re looking to add a hobby to your new year, be sure to consider supporting a local treasure in the process. Friends of the Birmingham Botanical Gardens have access to exclusive classes, children’s summer camps, admission privileges at more than 300 botanical gardens across the U.S. and so much more. Flex your green thumb in 2020! Learn more about their membership opportunities at bbgardens.org.

Woman gardening at Birmingham Botantical Gardens January FINDS

Learn a new skill and start a new hobby in 2020 at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens | Image: Birmingham Botanical Gardens

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Learn calligraphy

If you’ve ever wanted to learn a new skill, there is no time like the start of a new year. Take a step out of your comfort zone and attend an interactive, hands-on calligraphy class at Samford University. No prior experience is required or needed! Classes meet Thursday evenings from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., starting January 23 and running through March 5. Enroll now for $215, plus a $15 fee for your calligraphy pens. For more information and to register, visit samford.edu.

Calligraphy stock photo January FINDS

Learn calligraphy at Samford University in 2020 | Image: Unsplash, Debby Hudson

Happy January, and best of luck with your New Year’s resolutions, Birmingham!


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