By Laurrel Allison
It’s that time of year again! Love and friendship is awesome and all. But why not show the depth of your care with a gift or two? Birmingham is chock full of shops that can meet your holiday expectations.
Every year, Christmas Village Festival brings together a myriad of vendors. Whether you need something to perk up your appetite or fill the presents under your tree, you’ll find plenty of choices. Tickets do go fast, so be sure to snap yours up before the event takes place from November 1st – 5th.
We all know a book-lover. Even if they correct you by saying they don’t read as much as they used to, you know they still love the look and feel of a good book. At Reed Books, owner and curator Jim Reed has dedicated his time to perfecting a renowned museum of books. Old or new, you can find incredible gems hidden within the walls of books that tower above you as you walk down the aisles. If you can’t find something, ask Jim. He’ll be sure to point you in the right direction so you can find the perfect gift for your beloved reader.
If you’re not too keen on buying into the society of consumerism, look no further. Nestled on 3rd Avenue North, a short walk from Urban Standard coffee shop, is a vibrant fair trade shop. Delicate dresses, beaded necklaces, ornate rings, colourful decor, and delicious chocolate are only a few of the treasures that await you inside. Pleasant music accompanies you as you make your way through the shop, making sure that you see everything. Avoid the hustle and bustle of big-name stores by making Sojourns your go-to this holiday season.
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