Holiday Gift Guide in Birmingham | Ideas for Moms, Dads, and Kids


Welcome to the Holiday Gift Guide in Birmingham with ideas for moms, dads, furry friends, and kids of all ages! We’ve compiled a list of local shopping so that you can support our community while also getting unique, one-of-a-kind gifts for your family and friends.


From the beginning its’s been important for us to give parents options when selecting meals for their children. That’s why Chick-fil-A was the first restaurant to offer a fruit cup and grilled entrée, and why we expanded our menu to include organic and soda-free options for kid’s meals. Download or open the Chick-fil-A App to start a mobile order and enjoy quick and easy pick-up, Dine-in, or Delivery.

Holiday Gift Guide in Birmingham

Gift Ideas for Moms

Holiday Gift Guide in BirminghamEXPERIENCE GIFTS

Spas- Escape Day Spa, Aveda Institute, Poseidon Spa at the Grand Bohemian, Retreat Day Spa, Ross Bridge Spa, Santa Fe Day Spa, Woodhouse Day Spa

Cooking Classes – Cooking with Kessler, Cooking with Culture

Travel – Brownell Travel


Boutiques- Wrapsody, Cottage Basket, Pants Store, Clover and Bee, Monograms Plus, The Pink Tulip, Stella Boutique

For the Fitness-Nut Mom- Lululemon, Athleta, and Fabletics at the Summit.

For the Jewelry-Loving Mom- Pandora, Bromberg’s, Levy’s Fine Jewelry, Holland and Birch

For the mom with a sweet tooth- Birmingham Candy Company, Chocolata

For the art collector- Check out the beautiful selection of art by local artists such as Carrie Pittman Hill, Liz Lane, Shannon Harris, and Susan Gordon Pottery to name a few.

For the mom who loves home decor: Alabama Furniture Market, At Home Furnishings, Home Goods, Nadeau – Furniture with a Soul, Urban Home Market, The White House Interiors, and Three Sheets


Restaurants Moms Love… Taco Mama, Ashley Mac’s, Real and Rosemary, Urban Cookhouse, Taziki’s, Olexa’s, Edgars, and Zoes. We could go on and on, but these are some of our faves!

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Gifts for Dads

Holiday Gift Guide in BirminghamEXPERIENCE GIFTS

TopGolf, The Golfice, Bowling, indoor rock climbing, driving at Barber Motor Sports, tickets to watch a sporting event (ie UAB, Alabama, or Auburn athletics), tickets to watch their favorite musical act. 


Clothing- The Varsity, Shaia’s, Mobley and Sons, Pants Store, Onward Reserve, Billy Reid

For the golfer dad- Pebblehurst, PGA Tour Superstore, Cinderella Story

For the foodie/chef dad- The Cook Store, Penzey’s Spices, Williams Sonoma, Hollywood Outdoor Living and Paradise Grills (for the grill master!)

For the outdoorsman- Mark’s Outdoors, Alabama Outdoors, Mountain High Outfitters

For the beer and wine aficionado- Hop City, the Piggly Wiggly, Red or White, Classic Wine Company 

For the book lover- Little Professor, Thank You Books, Alabama Booksmith, Church Street Coffee and Books

For the lover of all things local- Alabama Goods

For the lover of sports memorabilia- check out our full list of Baseball Card + Sports Memorabilia Shops in Birmingham


Alabama Peanut Company, Automatic Seafood and Oysters, Ferus Artisan Ales, Mr. P’s Deli, The Son of a Butcher, Back 40 Brewing Company, Irondale Cafe, Saw’s BBQ, Soho Social

For a full list of breweries in Birmingham, check out Guide to Breweries in Birmingham.

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Gifts for Pets

Holiday Gift Guide in BirminghamLOCAL PET SHOPS

Ed’s Pet World- A family owned pet store located in downtown Homewood, Alabama, at Ed’s Pet World they can help you with choosing the right pet, equipment, setup, and offer ongoing instruction for proper care.

Hollywood Feed- Located in Mountain Brook, Hollywood Feed’s experts can help you find the best food, treats, toys, and other essentials for your dog or cat. 

Petco (various locations)- Petco is focused on improving the lives of pets and pet parents. Since 1965, they’ve been creating communities that deepen the pet-pet parent bond.

Pet Supermarket – With 2 locations in Birmingham (Vestavia and Gardendale), their mission is to enhance the lives of people and their pets. Their goal is to be your trusted local, neighborhood pet store.

Pet Supplies Plus (Pelham, Homewood, Trussville)- At Pet Supplies Plus, you can easily find all your pets favorite items at great prices. You can shop in store, online and use the free curbside pickup, or choose same-day delivery. 

Looking to wear matching clothing with your pet? Check out Where to Buy Family Christmas Pajamas in Birmingham

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Gifts for Kids :: Ages 0-5

Holiday Gift Guide in BirminghamGIFT IDEAS

Bubbles and bubble toys, bath toys, cars and trucks, books, balls, baby dolls, dollhouse, dress-up clothes, magnatiles, colors and coloring books, puzzles, ride-on toys like bikes and skooters, and wooden blocks.


Homewood Toy and Hobby– This Homewood institution is the oldest toy store in the Birmingham area. From books, to costumes, to building blocks of all brands, to baby doll accessories, to arts and crafts, you’ll definitely find something great, here.

Learning Express Toys– Located in Cahaba Heights, this store has a wide array of toys and gifts for children of all ages, including those hard to shop for teens. Their wall of Squishmallows is truly something to behold!

Snoozy’s Kids– This Mountain Brook store is a delightful place to stop by if you’re in need of toys for the littles in your life. If you aren’t sure what to gift your loved one, George can help you pick out the perfect item within your budget.

Monograms Plus– Located in Vestavia, Monograms Plus has a great selection of Jellycats, items to be monogrammed, specialty toy items for babies to big kids, hair bows, jewelry and more! Plus they have decor, clothing, and items for mom and other family members as well. 

Facebook Market Place– Need something more specific in your area? Check Facebook Marketplace! They have lots of used items in and around your community. 

Target– There are 7 locations of Targets around town to find costumes: Alabaster, Bessemer, Birmingham 280 corridor, Fultondale, Homewood, Hoover West, and Trussville.

Walmart– With several locations across town and great prices.

Bookstores- Check out our entire guide, Ultimate Guide to Local Bookstores in Birmingham.


Memberships- Birmingham Zoo, McWane Science Center, Oak Mountain State Park, Cook Museum of Natural Science, and Majestic Caverns.

For the full list of experience gifts, check out Ultimate Guide to Experience Gifts for Kids in Birmingham

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Gifts for Kids :: Ages 6-12

Holiday Gift Guide in BirminghamGIFT IDEAS

Lego sets, bracelet making sets, sewing kits for kids, Barbies, American Girl Dolls, Squishmallows, bicycles, scooters, roller skates, video games, books, clothing, sporting equipment, dance items, gymnastics equipment, baseball cards, outdoor playground equipment, trampoline, baseball hitting net, puzzles, nail polish, scrunchies, headbands, and flavored chapstick.


Sporting Goods Stores- Bandwagon Sports, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Hibbett Sports, Homewood Sporting Goods, Romeo’s Sporting Goods

Dancewear Stores- Applause in Homewood, Dance-N-Things in Irondale, Forté Dance Essentials in Hoover 

Baseball Cards + Collectibles- All Star Sports Cards Emporium, LIT Cards & More, Magic City Collectibles, Sports Nuts Collectibles, and Yellowhammer Cards & Gaming

Bicycle Shops- Bike Link of Hoover, Bob’s Bikes, Cahaba Cycles, Redemptive Cycles, and REI Birmingham Bike Shop | REI Co-op

Toy Stores- Homewood Toy and Hobby, Learning Express Toys, Snoozy’s Kids, Monograms Plus, Target, Walmart

Bookstores- Check out our entire guide, Ultimate Guide to Local Bookstores in Birmingham.


Memberships- Birmingham Zoo, McWane Science Center, Oak Mountain State Park, Cook Museum of Natural Science, and Majestic Caverns.

For the full list of experience gifts, check out Ultimate Guide to Experience Gifts for Kids in Birmingham

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Gifts for Teens

Holiday Gift Guide in BirminghamGIFT IDEAS

Sneakers, ipad, iphone, airpods, school t-shirts and sweatshirts, cozy blankets, stationary, monogrammed makeup/travel bags, pajamas, athletic clothes, gift cards to their favorite stores, custom neon sign, Stanley water bottle, books, candles, portable chargers, bluetooth keyboard, sunglasses, leather wallet


Buy a branded school sweatshirt at Bandwagon Sports or Bama Fever | Tiger Pride

Buy a coffee shop gift cards at one of the coffee shops in The Ultimate Guide to Coffee Shops in Birmingham. 

Get electronic gifts at The Apple Store, Target, Walmart, or Best Buy.

Bookstores- Check out our entire guide, Ultimate Guide to Local Bookstores in Birmingham.


Escape Room- Breakout Room, Locked In

Buy music lessons from Mason Music.

Putt putt and a drive-in movie at The Grand River Drive-In

Buy a membership to Oak Mountain State Park.

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Have an idea or local business that you think should be added to the gift guide?

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This holiday gift guide is sponsored by Chick-fil-A Birmingham.


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