Guys are notoriously hard to shop for! Get out of your boxer and sock gift-giving rut by considering what he likes to do and getting creative with the offerings of local retailers. Check out About Town's editors' picks to find the gifts he'll be happy to find under the tree this holiday season!
10. Try a New Experience
Create a memory rather than more clutter. Pick out a gift card for an activity you'd love to do together or something you've never tried before. Civil Axe Throwing in Pepper Place offers a fun date night with open throwing sessions, private group bookings and even options to bring the chopping fun to his backyard!
9. Fresh Ground Local Coffee
Rev up his morning routine with the amazing aroma and unmatched taste of incredible coffee roasted by one of the masters right here in Birmingham. The holiday gift box from Seeds Coffee Co. in Homewood includes an assortment of five international varieties plus a cool sticker.
8. New Grilling Accessories
How long has he been using that rusted spatula to flip his world-famous burgers? Upgrade his grill tools and add some fun new accessories from The Cook Store in Mountain Brook Village.
7. The Right Pair of Running Shoes
Forget the big box athletics stores, even the least experience runner needs great shoes built for his foot. Treat him to a new pair of kicks fitted by the specialists at Homewood's Trak Shak.
6. A Box of Butcher's Cuts
Make a meatlover's holiday by selecting top quality meats, seafood and cheeses to pick up curbside from Evans Meats and Seafood or have a box delivered to his door. the Steak & Gulf Seafood box includes NY strip steaks, beef, grouper and snapper filets.
5. A Subscription to About Town
Make sure he never misses an issue of Birmingham's premier, hyper-local social magazine that highlights the fun and philanthropy of the Magic City. Get him a subscription to deliver About Town's print magazine right to his door for an entire year for only $15 through 12/31/20!
4. Bourbon Tasting and Small Plates
Treat him to an afternoon sampling the most extensive bourbon selection in Birmingham with seriously delicious French-inspired pub fare. You could give him a gift card, but you'll likely want to tag along for food and drinks at Watkins Branch Bourbon & Brasserie in Mountain Brook Village.
3. A Sharp Utility Knife
Once he's got a knife in his back pocket, he'll find countless uses for it. Mountain High Outfitters at the Summit, Galleria, Cahaba Village and Shops of Grand River offers a range of sturdy knives that can stand up to indoor, outdoor, tactical and everyday uses.
2. A Watch He'll Keep Forever
Sooner or later, he'll realize not all watches are made to the standards of the Swiss. Visit Bromberg's at the Summit or in Mountain Brook Village for help selecting the perfect timepiece he'll hang onto for a lifetime.
1. A Bottle of Tito's Handmade Vodka
Who wouldn't love a bottle of Tito's to add to their home bar? Throw in a coffee liqueur, espresso, simple syrup, creamer and some espresso beans and he'll have everything he needs to make the Espresso Martini featured in our latest issue!
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 entertainment venues especially hard. Consider a donation to the Alabama Theatre, the Lyric Theatre or Sidewalk Film Center + Cinema so they'll be ready to welcome us when we can fill their seats again!