By Laurrel Allison
It’s easy to miss Birmingham when you go away for a while, whether it’s for college or vacation. If you have friends or children who are currently off studying, what better way to remind them of home than to send a care package? But it can’t be just any care package. You’ve gotta choose the right items in order to successfully lift keep homesickness at bay.
Octane is a truly special shop. It may not be the most local shop since they also have locations in Atlanta, GA. However, Octane knows coffee. They have a fully-functioning roaster right next to each location. It adds that extra drop of satisfaction in your cup to know that you can actually see those coffee beans getting primed for brewing. That’s why you should stop by one of their Birmingham locations and grab a bag of freshly roasted coffee for the perfect care package. If your college student has access to a coffee maker, they won’t thank you enough for the extra coffee.
This year marks 40 years that Charlemagne Record Exchange has been in business. If you haven’t been to the place yet, that’s probably because it’s not easily spotted from the street. You have to go in a narrow door and up a flight of stairs. The walls on either side are riddled with past, present, and future music gigs. Movies, CDs, vinyl records, and other odds and ends await you at the top of the stairs. Grab an old poster or a record with awesome artwork to encourage your college student to spruce up their dorm room.
Give your college student something sugary. Insomnia Cookies is ready to satisfy any sweet tooth. Order a dozen cookies and ship them off for a sweet surprise.
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