With all of the parties, events, and attractions that happen throughout the holiday season, it can be difficult to finish your Christmas shopping list. After visiting countless stores and businesses, you may still lack the perfect gift for that “Secret Santa” name you picked. But don’t worry! The many shops in Downtown Huntsville can help you find a gift for everyone on your list.
From local women’s boutiques to gift shops and popular restaurants, Downtown has everything you need to finish your last-minute shopping. Here are a few ideas we’ve put together so you can have beautifully wrapped gifts under the tree in no time.
Do you have other suggestions that are not on our list? Let us know in the comments so we can add them!
Gifts for Fashion Lovers
Downtown has several boutiques that are locally owned and operated with plenty of unique finds for your fashionable friends.
Elitaire Boutique at The Garage at Clinton Row is known for its classic and beautiful style. In addition to its inventory of dresses, blouses, skirts, shoes, and outerwear, visitors can also find accessories that are sure to please. We recommend any of the shop’s cute headbands, ABLE leather goods, and “Playing With Fire” candles.
For the gentlemen on your list, visit Roosevelt & Co. They have created their own gift guide this year that includes handsome messenger bags, Norlan whiskey glasses, wallets, and more.
Across the street, you will find Clachic Boutique and 81 Home, Gift & Glam. These two adorable boutiques have everything from beard oils to winter accessories. Clachic recently suggested a gorgeous two-toned antique bracelet as a stocking stuffer.
Last, but not least, head over to Indigo’s Boutique at The Avenue on Jefferson Street. You’ll find trendy tops, coats, shoes, and jewelry that will impress. We love the Bumble Bee jewelry from Made In The Deep South.
Want to shop more fashion? Don’t forget to check out The Pants Store for more cool casual styles.
Gifts for Foodies
If you didn’t know it already, Huntsville is a big foodie town! And Downtown is known for its mix of eclectic restaurants. You can try everything from comfort food to Greek cuisine and the options keep growing.
Check out the full list of restaurants you can enjoy HERE.
Gifts for Home Decorators
Do you have a friend that loves sprucing up their home and making it cozy? If so, there are plenty of options for you.
A newer store to the neighborhood, Caley Paige Home & Gifts, is getting rave reviews from shoppers. This store offers some of the best decor items like gorgeous throw pillows, blankets, and even furniture. They also sell t-shirts, jewelry, candles, stationery, kitchen accessories, coffee mugs, soaps, and baby gifts. It’s a one-stop-shop and they are adding more items daily! Get an adorable tote for your on-the-go friend or a self-watering herb kit to brighten someone’s space.
Heritage Kitchen & Bath sells fine fixtures and decorative plumbing. If someone on your list is revamping their space and you know their taste, a new fixture may be the ticket.
Overflowing with colorful bits and bobs,In Bloom has taken their space to the next level. By simply walking inside, you’ll be struck by inspiration and find a gift that makes your friends and family feel special. Fresh decor items abound and we love seeing what they come up with each season. We are in love with their sparkling ornaments, which make a great host gift at a party.
Gifts for Creative Types
Huntsville is a city full of creative minds, which means we have several businesses that reflect our love of the arts. If you have someone on your list who adores art, music, or writing, here are some fun suggestions.
Vinyl records are a great gift that can be enjoyed again and again. Maxwell’s Music on Clinton Avenue has an abundance to choose from and the knowledge to help you find the perfect tunes.
Carole Foret Fine Art is a local artist that has a gallery on Clinton Avenue. She has so many one-of-a-kind paintings to choose from with a dreamy, imaginative quality.
You can also choose from several paintings on display at Greene Street Market Store. They always have incredible art that brings new life to a room and trinkets that make a statement.
Gifts for Kids
Lewter Hardware is a staple in the Downtown community and has been in business since 1928. So, while you may know them for hardware, they also have gifts for kids! Think wooden stamp sets, alphabet blocks, jacks, and toy planes.
Another great place to find children’s gifts is at the Huntsville Museum of Art store. They have books, toys, puzzles, art-centered games, stuffed animals, and much more that will not only keep a child entertained but help them learn as well.
Located near the back of Harrison Brothers Hardware, you’ll find books, games, yo-yos, toy cars, marbles, and other items that are perfect stocking stuffers for kids. You will likely discover something for the adults on your list while you’re there because it’s impossible to resist the charm of this historic store on the square.
Hopefully, this small sampling will give you some ideas so you can finish your Christmas shopping with ease. Have more to add? Let us know in the comments!
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