Birmingham christmas lifestyle

BAB ABOUT TOWN’S EPIC CHRISTMAS GUIDE TO INDEPENDENT SHOPPING IN AND AROUND BIRMINGHAM

Can you believe it’s that time again? Where everyone is rushing around like headless chickens carrying 50 Primark bags, middle-aged women are crying out George Micheal’s Last Christmas and everyone is sodding off their diets?! URM…CORRECTION! Everyone is rushing round in masks carrying 50 Primark bags, middle-aged women screaming out George Micheal’s Last Christmas from across the road from one and other and everyone is sodding off their YEAR LONG LOCKDOWN diets, 2020 goes down in the history of being the most wanky year ever. I know it’s not just me who still thinks is 2020 a nightmare or not? It’s been a rollercoaster (the crappy wooden one’s that you find on the side of a dirt road in a foreign country) of a year, so I thought why not bring a little bit of joy and get everyone in the festive mood by creating a Christmas gift guide to Independent shopping in and around Birmingham.
The Autumn gift guide was a big success so I decided to give the Christmas gift guide a go, you may be thinking…Bab, Its November?! You are correct, but TKMAXX had their Christmas decorations out in September and to be honest, 2020 keeps fucking up my plans so I have decided to start early!


The Midland’s has an impressive list of independents, from competitive fashion brands to quirky giftware stores, and I really want to show them off to you all! It’s of course, been a very tough year for independent’s and this year I have done my best to support as many as I can so here is to the last hurrah of 2020 supporting my Midlands independents!
All these businesses deliver across the Midland’s, so you may not even need to leave your house to do Christmas shopping this year! From gifts for the kids to gifts for that someone special in your life…that’s the dog of course! My Independent Christmas guide is here to deliver and I am hoping it will make Christmas shopping a little bit easier for households across the Midlands.

This blog post will cover gifts for your loved ones to secret Santas for your work colleagues, all colour coordinated to help you out…It’s quite a big guide!

GIFTS FOR COUPLES
GIFTS FOR YOUR GAL
GIFTS FOR YOUR CHAPPY
GIFTS FOR FOODIES
-CHEEKY BEVVY GIFTS
-HAMPERS
-COFFEE GIFTS

-FOOD & DRINK VOUCHERS
GIFTS FOR THE LITTLE ONES
GIFTS FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

GIFTS FOR THE PROUD BRUMMIES
GIFTS FOR THE CRIB
BLOOMING LOVELY GIFTS-PLANTS & FLORALS

LETTERBOX GIFTS
SECRET SANTAS £10 & UNDER
CARDS & GIFT WRAP

GIFTS FOR COUPLES

-EXPERIENCES

THE EDGBASTON HOTEL

Cocktails for two and an overnight stay at the Boutique hotel from £250

BOOK HERE

HAMPTON MANOR

The Great British Staycation- Two night stay at the Manor with dinner on both nights with breakfast and a complimentary wine tasting from £365 pp

BOOK HERE

THE BELFRY

Christmas & New year break-Includes an overnight stay, dinner, full English breakfast and either a round of golf or spa treatment from £239

BOOK HERE

THE QUARTER WORKSHOP

Make your own wedding rings work shop experience at The Quarter Workshop in The Jewellery Quarter!

BUY NOW

SALT-STRATFORD UPON AVON

Stratford-Upon-Avon’s first-ever Michelin star restaurant is offering cookery classes and gift vouchers offering 6-8 course taster sessions for you and your partner!

BUY NOW

GIFTS FOR YOUR GAL

NAILS BAB GIFT VOUCHERS

Vouchers will be live on Nailsbab website that is launching this week!

BOOK HERE

LILAC ROSE/MAKE UP BAGS

From £22-£28

BUY NOW

THE FLOWER STUDIO X OCULO LONDON

Dried flower blooms paired with evil eye bracelets from Oculo London £40

BUY NOW

TRAILER TRASH-MERCH-UNISEX

BUY NOW

HARVEST-KINGS HEATH

Treatment room gift card from £15 and a variety of skin care products on offer

BUY NOW

-JEWELLERY GIFTS

HEDGE/ALEX MONROE-ALPHABET NECKLACES

From £105-£135

BUY HERE

V BY LAURA VANN

-ART DECO/VINTAGE STATEMENT JEWELLERY

BROWSE HERE

AMELIA MAKES

SHOP NOW

LOVE KIKI DESIGNS

SHOP NOW

WORKING CLASP

Make your own! Working Clasp offer gorgeous jewellery as well as DIY Jewellery kits such as the Christmas wreath earrings and necklace colouring set from £27.00

SHOP NOW

MORE GIFT IDEAS

LUCY & JANE-WARWICKSHIRE-JEWELLERY

BLUE MOJO UK-BIRMINGHAM-WARWICKSHIRE

JODIE FERN JEWELLERY-LEAMINGTON SPA

-EXPERIENCES/GIFT VOUCHERS

LE KEUX VINTAGE- A VARIETY OF GIFT EXPERIENCES ON OFFER FROM HAIR VOUCHERS TO AFTERNOON TEAS

SHOP HERE

HART + CO GIFT VOUCHERS-BOTTOMLESS BRUNCH

Hart + Co are offering gift vouchers for you to buy to give the ultimate FEMME experience! All you need to do is message Hart + Co on Instagram, Facebook or send them an email reservations@hartrestaurants.co.uk Vouchers can also be posted out or a digital copy can be sent instead! Merry Christmas Gurl!!!

INSTAGRAM

NOELS RESTAURANT-BIRMINGHAM-AFTERNOON TEA

From £27-£40

BUY NOW

HENCOTE ESTATE-SHROPSHIRE- WINE TOURS AND VOUCHERS

BUY NOW

GIFTS FOR THE CHAPPY

CANDID BEER ADVENT CALENDAR

24 hand selected craft beers curated into a bespoke beer advent calendar box! The perfect Christmas gift for a craft beer lover from £85

BUY NOW

GOODLIFE BARBER SHOP

Variety of grooming products as well as T-shirts and gift vouchers

SHOP NOW

PURITY BREWING CO

Purity Brewing Co offer some fantastic gifts to keep the chap happy this Christmas from Picking your mixed case of beers to these exclusive Aston Villa Purity Pale Can case for £23.90.

SHOP NOW

LIQUOR STORE

SHOP NOW

SUNDAY SCENE SWEATSHIRTS

From £21-£30

BUY NOW

BONEHEAD

T-shirts from £15

BUY NOW

-EXPERIENCES/GIFT VOUCHERS FOR THE CHAP

ESCAPE LIVE BIRMINGHAM-GIFT VOUCHER

BUY NOW

LOKI WINE-BIRMINGHAM-WINE/GIN TASTING AND GIFT VOUCHERS

SHOP NOW

GHETTO GOLF-BIRMINGHAM-GIFT VOUCHERS

BUY NOW

FLOODGATE-BIRMINGHAM-GIFT VOUCHERS

BUY NOW

THE WHISKY CLUB-BIRMINGHAM-TASTING GIFT EXPERIENCES

From £60

BUY NOW

GIFTS FOR FOODIES

DISHOOM COOKERY BOOK-£26

BUY NOW

THE CHEESE WEDGE CO

ATTENTION CHEESE LOVERS!
A variety of cheesy gifts available here at The Cheese Wedge Co from Cheese selection boxes to quirky cheese boards

SHOP NOW

THE BIRMINGHAM COOK BOOK BY KATE EDDISON

BUY NOW

PIPS HOT SAUCE

SHOP NOW

TAN ROSIE-CARIBBEAN VEGAN COOKERY KIT-£15

BUY NOW

AUBREY ALLEN-MEAT AND CHEESE BOXES-FROM £36

SHOP NOW

-CHEEKY BEVVY GIFTS

SHAKESPEARE DISTILLERY HOME GIN TASTING KIT £35

BUY NOW

WINE FREEDOM-WINE FOR NEWBIES

6 BOTTLES OF WINE FREEDOM FAVOURITES, 3 WHITES & 3 REDS FOR £75

BUY NOW

LOLA PROVISIONS WINE SUBSCRIPTION

BUY NOW

ATTIC BREW CO-GIFT BOXES

From £13.50-£15.50

SHOP NOW

BIRMINGHAM BREWING COMPANY-MIXED BRUMMIE CASE

£23-Collection from Brewery and delivery to B postcodes

BUY NOW

WOBBLY BREWING CO-HEREFORD

Fantastic craft beer designed to celebrate that special occasion for £4.99 and you can also get the gift sets for £29.99

SHOP NOW

-CHRISTMAS HAMPERS

GRACE + JAMES CHRISTMAS HAMPERS FROM £30-£50

BUY NOW

TUTTOAPPOSTO-SICILIAN CHRISTMAS HAMPER FOR £55

BUY NOW

THE CHOCOLATE QUARTER-CHRISTMAS HAMPERS FROM £15.95-£48

BUY HERE

MISS MACAROON-SOCIAL ENTERPRISE HAMPERS FROM £25-£100

SHOP HERE

TASTES OF BRITAIN-SOLIHULL-FROM £25-£170

SHOP HERE

THE STAFFORDSHIRE CRAFT HAMPER COMPANY FROM £37 TO £43

The Staffordshire Craft Hamper Co offers contemporary, seasonal, limited edition hampers filled with artisan foods and beverages from the Midlands. Many of the items are award winning and these small batch treats aren’t freely available to buy from mainstream shops. Support local producers, through this local hamper company!

SHOP NOW

BETHEL BAKERY CHRISTMAS CAKE/BISCUIT HAMPER BOX FOR £35-AVAILABLE FROM DECEMBER TO ORDER

SHOP NOW

MORE HAMPERS

ARCH 13 BAR

CANALSIDE FARM-STAFFORD

ANDERSON & HILL

-COFFEE GIFTS

200 DEGREES COFFEE CHRISTMAS BOX AND COFFEE SUBSCRIPTION

BUY HERE

YORKS– COFFEE SUBSCRIPTION

BUY HERE

WAYLANDS YARD-INDEPENDENT COFFEE GUIDE-NORTH,MIDLANDS AND NORTH WALES

AND KEEP CUPS

SHOP NOW

BLACKRIDGE COFFEE COMPANY

Freshly roasted coffee delivered straight to your door as well as gourmet Christmas coffee hampers- Please contact via Instagram

BUY HERE

QUARTER HORSE COFEE/BREWING EQUIPMENT

SHOP NOW

-FOODIE VOUCHERS

BONEHEAD BIRMINGHAM

ORIGINAL PATTY MEN

THE EARLY BIRD BAKERY

STRIPCLUB STREETFOOD

BREW DOG BIRMINGHAM

THE MEAT SHACK

LIBERTINE BURGER

[SPECIAL OCCASIONS]

THE WILDERNESS

OPHEEM

PULPERIA

CRAFT

ADAMS

SIMPSONS

THE PLOUGH SHENSTONE

{DRINK VOUCHERS]

DEADWAX DIGBETH

ATTIC BREW CO

THE PAPER DUCK

GREEN’S SOLIHULL

TWISTED BARREL ALE-TAPROOM-COVENTRY

GIFTS FOR THE LITTLE ONES

MINI MINI KIDS-SOLIHULL

SHOP NOW

IKON GALLERY-BIRMINGHAM

SHOP NOW

KIN HOME-MOSELEY

SHOP NOW

BERYLUNE-LEAMINGTON SPA

SHOP NOW

GIFTS FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

THE MOCKINGBIRD CINEMA MEMBERSHIP

Choose from a variety of memberships to watch some great films with the whole family here

BIRMINGHAM HIPPODROME

Birmingham Hippodrome have a range of memberships for you to choose from offering discounts, 2 for 1 on selected shows and priority booking.

BUY HERE

BIRMINGHAM MUSEUM & ART GALLERY

Birmingham Museum offer a range of memberships for the whole family to enjoy this includes NINE Birmingham museum sites for you all to visit for 12 months-entry FREE.
Family Memberships start at £95.00

BUY NOW

LUCKY TAILS ALPACA FARM-COVENTRY

ALPACA EXPERIENCES ASWELL AS OTHER ANIMAL EXPERIENCES FROM £7.50

BUY NOW

MORE FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

ANNUAL SEASON TICKETS TO STRATFORD UPON AVON BUTTERFLY FARM

TRENTHAM ESTATE ANNUAL TICKETS/MONKEY FOREST

SEVERN TRENT VALLEY RAILWAY GIFT EXPERIENCES

GIFTS FOR THE PROUD BRUMMIES

PUNKS AND CHANCERS

A fantastic variety of gifts and garms for the proud Brummie!

SHOP HERE

PRINTIGO

MERRY CHRISTMAS BAB JUMPERS £18

BUY HERE

TOM WOOLEY STUDIO

A great variety of illustrated maps and prints of Birmingham!

SHOP NOW

PROVIDE BRIMINGHAM

Variety of Brum Merch on offer from tees to mugs!

SHOP NOW

THE CRAFTY BRUM

BRUM PRINTS

SHOP NOW

MORE GIFTS FOR BRUMMIES AND PEOPLE FROM THE MIDLANDS

TRUE REVERIE-WOLVERHAMPTON

BOBBY DAZZLERS-THE BLACK COUNTRY

GIFTS FOR THE CRIB

LOBEELA STUDIO

SHOP NOW

LIV’S SOLIHULL

SHOP NOW

HONEY BEE HOME

Beautiful homeware to fabulous gifts such as these for under £10!

SHOP NOW

-PRINTS

SUPER FREAK

SHOP NOW

POPS PRINTS

SHOP NOW

LISA GALLEY

SET OF 3 JUNGLE FRIENDS PRINTS FOR £34.97

SHOP NOW

MORE INDEPENDENTS FOR YOUR CRIB

VINCENT VAN DOODLE

KIN HOME

SAGE AND GRACE UK

LICHFIELD TEA COMPANY

BLOOMING LOVELY GIFTS

LITTLE PRICKS

SHOP HERE

JUNGLE HOUSE PLANTS

SHOP NOW

IN BLOOM/JEWELLERY QUARTER

SHOP NOW

ISHERWOOD AND CO (COLLECTION ONLY FROM STIRCHLEY)

SHOP NOW

GREEN AND WILD/WARWICKSHIRE

SHOP HERE

EDEN EVERLASTING-SOLIHULL

SHOP NOW

MORE BLOOMING LOVELY INDEPENDENTS

HEDGE-BIRMINGHAM

AUDREY MAY FLOWERS-SUTTON COLDFIELD

RIMA LINDEN-BIRMINGHAM

SARAH HORNE-LEAMINGTON SPA

FLOWER DESIGN OF LICHFIELD

LETTERBOX/LAST MINUTE GIFTS

RUBY THE CAKE ARTIST

Christmas star letterbox brownies for £12.99

BUY NOW

YOU GOT THIS CLUB

Letterbox hampers where you can mix and match!

SHOP NOW

THE STRAWBERRY SANCTUARY

Strawberry gift boxes sent straight to your door!

BUY NOW

BEKI’S BROWNIES

BUY NOW

LEMON & LOWE

Beautiful gift boxes customised by you and sent straight to your loved ones from £12

SHOP NOW

YO DOUGH-CHRISTMAS COOKIE BOX

PRE-ORDER NOW

THE LITTLE BIG BAKERY-MIXED CRONUT BOX FOR £14

BUY NOW

SECRET SANTAS UNDER £10 AND UNDER

SPARROW AND WOLF

SHOP HERE

TILT

SHOP HERE

KNEALS CHOCOLATE’S

Festive alcohol truffle box of 12 for £9.95 or for 50p over your budget you can get trio collection of Kneals chocolates offering a variety of flavours with gift message

SHOP NOW

LOCK IN LIQUOR CO

Small batch, premium cocktails to your door! from £8-Please contact via Instagram to order-Christmas range coming out soon!

SHOP NOW

CARDS AND GIFT WRAP

PUNKS AND CHANCERS

MERRY SHITMAS CARDS

BUY NOW

RIFFY-BOSTIN BAB CHRISTMAS WRAP

BUY HERE

BERYLUNE-VARIOUS CHRISTMAS GIFT WRAP AND CARDS

BUY NOW

JOLIE CARTE CREATIVE

SHOP HERE

PAPER FABLES

Beautiful illustrated Birmingham Christmas cards

SHOP NOW

-MORE CHRISTMAS GIFT WRAP AND CARDS

Mrs Best Co

ABBIE WORTON

BAB ABOUT TOWN

4 comments

  1. This is the best Christmas guide ever! It has given me so many ideas for gifts for friends and family. I will be trying to do as much of my Christmas shopping for independent shops this year and I am so excited to get started.

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