November 27, 2018
I’ve been wanting to do a Made in North Alabama Gift Guide for you guys for this holiday season and here it is! I’m so excited to share this list of fabulous gift ideas all made in North Alabama! I’ve been doing some research over the past few weeks and I’ve even asked my Instagram followers who their favorite Made in Alabama companies were, so I think I have a great list of options for you guys!
I’m such a huge fan of shopping small whenever I can and I know that alot of you out there feel the same way! Even if you don’t live in North Alabama, these businesses are amazing and have amazing products that would make great Christmas gifts! And if you DO live in North Alabama, even more reason to shop small and support these local businesses when you do your holiday shopping!
So without further ado, here are some of my favorite Made in North Alabama options for holiday gifting! (Just click on the image to start your shopping!)
I love me some Paper Petals HSV, ya’ll!! So much so, that I actually included this based-in-Huntsville business in last year’s gift guide too! AND I have some white paper peonies on my personal Christmas Wish List this year! :) These handmade paper flowers are so stunning and so realistic. They would make an especially great gift for someone who loves having flowers in their home, but has a hard time keeping them alive ;-) *Raising my hand*
I discovered The Cardinal Collective a little over a year ago and I’ve been obsessed ever since! Christina does some of the most stunning watercolor work I’ve ever seen! You can get her work on more than just paper… she does pillows, cards, ornaments, and more! And I love that she has Huntsville, Auburn, and Tuscaloosa cityscapes! The perfect gift for your Huntsville local or Auburn/Alabama fan friends!
I discovered Holtz Leather this Fall and I instantly knew it needed to be included in my gift guide! It was super fun seeing some of their items at a shop in downtown Asheville, North Carolina this past weekend! Holtz has all kinds of unique gift ideas for everyone, especially for the men in your life! Leather wallets, luggage tags, to leather coozies and wraps for your Yeti tumblers to leather cases for your laptop… and that’s just scratching the surface of all the items you can find at Holtz Leather! Check them out and I can almost promise you that you’ll find some great gifts for your loved one that they will love! They have an online shop as well as a brick and mortar store in downtown Huntsville!
My dear friend, Darla, is rocking her new business encouraging mind, body, and spirit strength. She offers coaching, fitness clothing (I own several pieces and I’m obsessed!), and much more! She also posts super helpful and encouraging tips and tricks on her social media, which you should definitely check out!
It wouldn’t be a North Alabama holiday gift guide without Jitneys! Whitney, the owner, is a friend of mine and she has a hot ticket item that ya’ll need to snatch up before they’re gone! Her new 2019 Agenda has been taking not only North Alabama by storm, but it’s popular around the country (and beyond, I’m sure!). Jitneys has prints, cards, the agenda, and more for sale in their online shop as well as in local stores like Sweet Pineapple, another one of my favorite stores that you should totally check out if you’re in Huntsville!
My husband, Will, can attest to Irons One whiskey being a great gift idea… he asked for it last Christmas and, being the wonderful wife that I am, I got it for him ;-) And he loved it so much that he’s asking for it again this Christmas! Will is somewhat of a Whiskey connoisseur, so the fact that he loves it is saying alot. A great gift idea for the whiskey lover in your life! You can find them in Lowe Mill in Huntsville!
And that brings me to Lowe Mill! A great option for shopping local! Lowe Mill not only has alot of local artists selling their work, but some of these artists also offer classes!
A great gift for someone who doesn’t really want/need any thing: get them a spot in a workshop/class! The artists at Lowe Mill have so many cool classes that I’m actually thinking about signing up for a few of them! I mean, book binding?! Come on! How cool and unique is that?!
I love Green Pea Press! They have a wide range of items available for purchase including posters, calendars, kitchen towels and aprons, stationery, and tote bags, but my personal favorite is the HOME t-shirt with the state of Alabama in place of the O. I just love it! Green Pea Press is located in Lowe Mill in Huntsville and they not only offer items available for purchase, but they also do workshops and custom work too! You must check them out!
Handcrafted leather keychains, bracelets, necklaces, custom clutches, and more that hold more meaning than meets the eye. “Handmade products designed to encourage your everyday drive”. My friend, Alex, is the owner of this small business and I could not be more proud of her! For more information or to order a piece, you can direct message her on her Instagram page! You can also find information/photos of her products in her saved Instagram Story Highlights!
You didn’t think I was going to leave out the bath and body category, did you? ;-) 1818 Farms is based out of Mooresville in North Alabama and they have the perfect gift options for those of you who love to give bath and body gifts! I know I’m someone who loves to give and receive bath and body gifts, so this one is right up my alley! They have SO many great gift ideas for you to choose from (even options that aren’t bath and body related), so make sure you visit their website to see all they have to offer!
Custom House Sketch from Salt + Paperie
Ya’ll know I couldn’t do a local gift guide without including my friends at Salt + Paperie! When I asked what kind of gift options she might have available, Jacki mentioned custom home sketches and I said “OMG YES!” What a meaningful personalized gift to give! I love it! It’s especially great if you have a friend or family member who recently moved into a new home!
You can order a custom home sketch in time for the holidays by emailing Jacki at email@example.com before December 12th for delivery by December 17th, just in time for Christmas!
If you’re looking for a unique jewelry gift for a special lady in your life, look no further than Shop Moss! I am obsessed with these handcrafted floral pieces of jewelry! How stunning are these?! Everything from stud to dangly earrings, necklaces, and wrap bracelets, you’re bound to find a beautiful unique piece for a perfect gift!
For those of you who love to give tasty gifts, boy do I have a great gift idea for you! I visited Belle Chevre in Elkmont, Alabama about 5 years ago and it was then that I discovered my LOVE for goat cheese and the different things you can pair with it! I don’t know if I had ever had goat cheese before that day, actually. But my goodness, I eat it all the time now! My personal favorite is the Tuscan Chevre. Oh my goodness ya’ll, it’s SO good! My mouth is watering now just thinking about it! And in case you’re wondering, YES, Belle Chevre does ship, so you’re not limited to being local to North Alabama!
Last, but certainly not least, I have a few gifts ideas that are not only made in North Alabama, but they are supporting our friends’ adoption!
If you check out my friends Seth and Lori’s Facebook page sharing information on their adoption, you’ll see some of the different fundraisers they are doing to help with the adoption. Christmas cakes, hair and makeup workshops, and handmade wooden Christmas trees are just some of the fundraiser items they have for sale right now! I would love it if you would check out their page and see if you can help support their adoption and get some great Christmas gifts in the process :)
I hope that you found some great Made in Alabama gift ideas on this list! I love being able to support these local businesses and I hope you can too! Happy shopping!