Girls can be lots of fun to shop for! They can also be a headache when you're worried about selecting the gift that's just right. Before you reach for another big box gift card, get creative with the awesome options available at local retailers. Check out About Town's editors' picks to find the gifts she'll be thrilled to find under the tree this holiday season!
10. Cute New Clothes
Every lady on your list would love to add some updated couture to her closet. And even though the thought is sweet, she probably doesn't want you to guess what she would like. Treat her to a guilt-free shopping spree at a lovely independent shop like Elle Birmingham, where she'll find one-of-a-kind items and select designer labels with friendly experts to help her shop.
9. An Experience at Her Favorite Gym
Whether she's a die-hard devotee to her favorite fitness place or ready to try something she's never done before, chances are she'd love to have an excuse to let off steam with a great workout. We love a killer ride led by Ignite Cycle's inspiring instructors, with classes taking place outdoors as long as necessary.
8. A Professional Photo Session
If she's single, chances are she would love a professional headshot for her social media pages or a special session with her favorite canine. If she's a mom, there's no doubt she would adore a photo session of the kids or the entire family. Whatever the occasion, Beth Hontzas will capture beautiful images she will cherish.
7. TLC for Her Skin
Her dermatologic wish list might be as simple as a facial and some skincare products or it could entail more details than you're ready to discuss. Make her day with a Dermatology & Skin Care Center of Birmingham Loyalty Membership. Each month she'll receive a Signature HydraFacial and one of the following: Dermaplane, Chemical Peel, Spray Tan, or Laser Hair Removal; plus a discount on products and a gift on her birthday and Christmas.
6. Artisinal Chocolate to Savor
We guarantee she'll swoon over a box of handmade chocolate bonbons that really are almost too pretty to eat. Skip the grocery store chocolate aisle and order a gift box from Chocolata for a decadent selection that perfectly illustrates how special she is to you.
5. A Subscription to About Town
Make sure she never misses an issue of Birmingham's premier, hyper-local social magazine that highlights the fun and philanthropy of the Magic City. Get her a subscription to deliver About Town's print magazine right to her door for an entire year for only $15 through 12/31/20!
4. A Gourmet Night off from Cooking
She's tired. She's busy. She doesn't want to shop, cook or wash dishes. Treat her to a gourmet meal from one of Birmingham's fabulous restaurants, like Satterfield's. And if you're not ready to eat inside, she'll be just as delighted with upscale takeout at home or a gift card for a future reprieve.
3. Professional Haircut & Color
You might be surprised how much she wishes she could indulge in a professional haircut with an experienced stylist or specialized custom highlights that don't come in a box. The hair artists at Hairfolk are ready and more than able to fulfill her dreams of the hair she's always wanted.
2. Heirloom Jewelry to Treasure
Forget the cookie cutter initial necklace you see everywhere. She wants jewelry that's uniquely her and unlike anything she'll see on another friend wearing. Schedule an appointment with JB&Co. Jewelry Boutique to find a truly original piece of heirloom jewelry. Their specialists will give you personalized attention to find the perfect piece she'll treasure forever!
1. Redmont Vodka Bloody Mary Basket
Who doesn't love a savory Bloody Mary on a holiday or weekend morning? And spirits from a local distillery make it even better! Redmont Distilling Co.'s gift basket includes a bottle of Redmont Vodka, Bloody Mary mix, Tabasco, a pop socket, Redmont Vodka sticker, 2 cups, a koozie, chapstick, and facemask--all for $40.
BONUS: Support Birmingham's Local Arts Scene
Sometimes the best gift for someone who has everything is a donation to support the things we don't want to live without. This year has hit our local performance ensembles especially hard. Consider a donation to the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, the Alabama Ballet or Red Mountain Theatre Company so they'll be ready to welcome us when we can enjoy a live performance again!