The halls are decked, the tree is adorned, and the eggnog has been poured. The only thing left to do? Create your holiday gift shopping list. You don’t have to break the bank this year buying the perfect gift for everyone on your list. You also don’t have to leave the house. From holiday home decor and edible delights to fashionable finds and gifts for the whole family, we’ve put together the ultimate Birmingham holiday gift guide filled with ideal gifts and gadgets for all the special people in your life. Best of all? Each item is less than $50. Happy shopping, Magic City!
GET THEM IN THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT
Metal wreath card holder
Have a new homeowner on your shopping list? Gift them this metal wreath cardholder so they can display all the gorgeous Christmas cards they receive throughout the season. Plus, it’s a festive and creative decor piece. Find it for $48 at Wrapsody.
2020 commemorative ornament
Sometimes you just have to laugh to keep from crying. This 2020 commemorative ornament, featuring a mask-wearing Santa with a sack full of toilet paper, will make your giftee giggle each year they place it on their tree. Find it for $21 at Sojourns Fair Trade.
Acrylic wine glasses
Cheers to the holiday season! Pair these adorably festive acrylic wine glasses with a bottle of bubbly to create the perfect gift for your best gal pal. We especially love that they are shatterproof! Find the set of four for $18 at Please Reply.
‘Tis the season for special holiday scents. From Santa’s cookies to winter candy apple, Deep South Luxury has worked tirelessly to perfect their signature Christmas fragrances. Made right here in Alabama, these slow-burning candles make for the perfect holiday gift. Find them for $15 each at Deep South Luxury.
If you’re attending a virtual holiday get together this year, don’t forget to send a hostess gift ahead of time. We love these festive jingle bell bottle openers. Wrap them up with some bubbly, and you’ll win the holiday season. Find them for $15 each at Lamb’s Ears.
HEALTH, BEAUTY & FASHION
Treat a lucky lady (or maybe even yourself!) to this gorgeous designer-inspired lock necklace. This initial necklace can be easily dressed up or down and will undoubtedly be a hit with the accessory lover on your list. Find it for $44.50 at Soca Clothing.
At-home spa experience
We could all use a bit more peace and pampering, especially during the holidays. Give the gift of relaxation this holiday season with this essential oil-infused bath soak. Perfect for a holiday gift exchange, find this soak for $25 at Domicile.
From trying new products and shades to searching for an unexpected gem, we love keeping up with the latest and greatest in the makeup world. If you’re shopping for someone who enjoys the same, grab one of these full-coverage mineral foundations by Dermaflage to make her holiday extra beautiful. This foundation is great for those looking for an easy-to-apply base with an added bonus of water-resistant SPF. Find the perfect shade for $24 at SB Shop.
Shopping for a fashionista, but don’t know where to start? This beaded silk headband is super fashion-forward with its gray pattern and turban style. It’s the perfect accessory for any gal’s closet. Find it for $38 at Minette Boutique.
Earrings are a girl’s best friend … or something along those lines. Acrylic earrings, in particular, are having a moment right now, and we are definitely here for it. These gorgeous drop earrings are the perfect gift for the trendy gal in your life. Find them for $38 at The Mercantile by Miller.
FOOD & BEVERAGE
Kombucha starter kit
Gift your kombucha-loving friend or co-worker this unique starter kit this holiday season. The kit includes a glass jar, organic black tea and organic cane sugar, SCOBY (symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast), a tight-weave cloth and rubber band, and a step-by-step guide on how to brew a batch of kombucha. Find the kit for $40 at Stone Hollow Farmstead.
Wrapped delicately with a beautiful bow, this Christmas ballotin makes for the sweetest gift. From hostesses to teachers, everyone will appreciate this thoughtful box of treats. Handcrafted right here in Birmingham, these chocolates will be at the top of everyone’s wishlist for years to come. Find a box of 12 pieces for $30 at Chocolata.
Alabama hot sauces
Spice things up this holiday season. Alabama Sunshine released its “Warm Gestures” gift set just in time for Christmas. This pack includes eight of Alabama Sunshine’s most beloved hot sauces, including our favorite, Jalapeño Green. Find the set of mini sauces for $16.50 at Alabama Sunshine.
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Goo Goo Clusters
What a cluster this year has been. Wrap up the good kind of cluster — Goo Goo Clusters — for a tasty treat this holiday season. The beautiful snowflake tin includes six original, six pecan and six peanut butter Clusters. Yum! Find the set for $48 at SB Shop.
One of Birmingham’s most beloved coffee shops, O’Henry’s, is honoring another local landmark, Homewood’s 18th Street star. Every year, a beautiful star lights up the busiest street in downtown Homewood and brings Christmas cheer to all who see it. Grab the Homewood Star blend, a light roast with touches of milk chocolate and tasty fruits, from O’Henry’s for $17.49. You can also pair it with this specialty mug ($22) for an added touch.
FOR THE FAMILY
If you have a mom, aunt, niece or daughter on your list who is particularly hard to shop for, look no further than this subscription box from Shop Bijou BHM. Choose from four different styles and age ranges to create the perfect box of accessory surprises delivered right to their door each quarter. Order the box for $50 at Shop Bijou BHM.
For the kiddos
Learning has never been so fun! Gift a child this hop-and-count hopscotch rug, and watch their imagination soar. It’s a great addition to any child’s game room and can even be used outside. Find it for $29.99 at Homewood Toy & Hobby.
For the hostess
If you’re attending a small holiday gathering this year, don’t arrive empty-handed. These luxury candles are hand-poured here in Birmingham, and each one is paired with scripture or an inspirational quote to provide some much-needed encouragement and joy. Find them for $30 each at FAVOR candles.
For the collegiate
Perfect for the busy college student in your life, this zipper-top pouch easily fits makeup, accessories and toiletries. Customize it with your recipient’s sorority letters and fill it with her favorite products for an extra personal touch. Find it for $39 at SB Shop.
For the gardener
Have someone on your list looking to flex their green thumb? This calathea orbifolia plant is easy to take care of and adds a bright pop of color to any home. Find it for $38 at Botanica.
SPREAD THE ALABAMA LOVE
Sweet home Alabama! When we spotted these Alabama clay coasters, engraved with some of the most popular symbols seen throughout the state, we knew we had to gift them. Choose any or all of these beautiful patterns for the hard-to-buy-for person on your list. Find the coasters for $5.75 each at Alabama Goods.
Magic City notepad
Have a lover of the Magic City on your list this holiday season? Think outside of the box with this custom Magic City notepad. We love the added touch of personalization at the bottom, as it makes this gift feel intentional and well-thought-out. Starting at $12, find it at Weezie B. Designs.
Share the Magic City love this Christmas. This heathered t-shirt featuring Birmingham’s signature “It’s Nice To Have You In Birmingham” phrase is available in sizes small through 3XL and in children’s sizes as well. Find it for $24 at Yellowhammer Creative.
Thanks to all the amazing breweries in town, it’s definitely not hard to drink local. Grab this pint glass for a friend while you celebrate the season and all of our favorite places to grab a brew in the Magic City. Cheers! Find this glass for $10 at Art by Kaitlin.
This cute tote bag features some of the most prominent foods from our great state, making it the perfect tote for perusing our local farmers’ markets. Find it for $18 at Stately Made.
Enjoy a safe holiday season — and happy shopping!