Thanksgiving is officially over and Christmas trees are springing up all over the city. Skating in the Park is back, the Tinsel Trail in Big Spring Park is in full swing, and the many shops in downtown Huntsville are showing off their holiday inventory with beautiful window displays and décor.
After a challenging year, retail shops in the Rocket City are doing everything they can to accommodate holiday shoppers and make the season merry. Boutiques, restaurants, and shops have gone the extra mile to deliver excellent customer service while adapting operations to ensure safety and convenience. Some have even added extended holiday hours!
We’re thankful that we have them in our community to support, and we look forward to shopping at the many unique shops in downtown Huntsville for the holidays.
There are a lot of gifts to be found in the city center—something for everyone on your list! Whether you’re looking for a coworker, cousin, or friend, you’re sure to find the perfect gift.
One place we love to travel to for stocking stuffers and sought-after gifts is Caley Paige Home and Gifts on Clinton Avenue. Owner Brooke Busby has her shop decked out for the holidays with wintry white trees and earthy ornaments. It’s a perfect wonderland to get you into the Christmas spirit.
Caley Paige has jewelry, candles, home décor, bath products, stationery, fashion accessories, coffee mugs, graphic t-shirts, and a whole lot more to discover. Rest assured, you will find something special on your visit.
Get something for your loved ones that is personalized and unforgettable. Holtz Leather Co. on Meridian Street near Lincoln Mill creates handmade leather goods that are high-quality and one-of-a-kind.
Choose from a wide selection of accessories for men and women, wallets, handbags, hats, phone cases, home accents, and more. Any gift from Holtz will add a touch of class and sophistication to your holiday traditions.
Granite coaster sets, antique brass decorative bowls, copper cheese knives, candles, and rustic ornaments are just a few of the great gifts you can find at Preservation Company. Located in the same building as Holtz Leather, this store offers hardware, furniture, décor, and architecturals that will stun anyone on your list.
Plants, furniture, home décor, and accessories abound in this Lincoln Mill district shop. Open since 1946, Brooks & Collier has provided a memorable home and garden shopping experience for decades.
For the holidays, they are offering in-store shopping and the ability to shop from home by emailing or calling 256.536.0734 to place an order. They can deliver your purchases directly to your home or via contactless curbside pickup.
For the gentlemen on your list, there’s no better place to look than Roosevelt & Co. This locally owned and operated gentlemen’s supply company has extended its hours this holiday season to make shopping with them even easier.
Roosevelt & Co.’s hours are Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. until Christmas.
From stylish sweaters to blazers, boots, bags, and barware, Roosevelt has everything you need to take care of your Christmas list. One of the more popular gifts in shop includes the Norlan Rauk Heavy Tumblers, developed for whiskey drinkers who prefer their spirit chilled.
Touting “timeless fashion for today’s modern woman,” Elitaire Boutique has a gorgeous selection of dresses, blouses, shoes, accessories, and much more that adds chic vibes and style to any wardrobe.
Shop owner, Kayla Adams, said that she also carries a variety of local brands that are popular, including jewelry makers like Shop Moss and E.S.Co, coffee mugs by Goldenrod Paper Co., and greeting cards by Mizpah Card Co.
Want a gift that’s sure to please? You can’t go wrong with an elegant pair of hoop earrings by Binky & Lulu. These lightweight hoops look great with any outfit and they come in a wide variety of colors and styles.
Shop online this season with Elitaire by visiting https://elitaireboutique.com. They also offer delivery within Madison County and curbside pick-up outside the shop.
Situated on the ground floor of The Avenue apartments, Indigo’s is a fashion-forward women’s boutique that is now offering curbside pickup and front porch drop-off within Madison County for its customers this season.
This cute shop has apparel, accessories, shoes, and the option to work with a personal stylist. Check out their Instagram page for the latest outfits and visit their website here: https://www.myindigos.com
If you need to set the stage for Christmas in your own home, look no further than In Bloom at the Clinton Row Shops. This stunningly decorated store has everything one could need to create beautiful holiday trees, table settings, and displays.
Choose from gorgeous ornaments, tea towels, knickknacks, kitchenware—the list goes on and on. You’ll find once you’ve entered that you don’t want to leave because everything is so beautifully designed.
It’s no secret that downtown has a TON of restaurants to choose from. Our culinary scene is growing more diverse each year as we introduce new concepts to the area.
Why not grab a gift card from one of the neighborhood’s many restaurants or cafes? There’s everything from fine dining like Cotton Row and Purveyor to more casual options like Melt, Jack Brown’s Beer & Burger Joint, or Super Chix. You can also pick up some pastries, coffee, tea, or other goodies from places like The Moon Bakeshop, Honest Coffee Roasters, Just Love Coffee, Piper & Leaf, The Kaffeeklatsch, or Canadian Bakin’.
One of the downtown meccas for locally made gifts is Harrison Brothers Hardware on the square. This historic shop supports local artists, makers, and authors with colorful displays and a wide range of inventory. Purchase pottery, paintings, books by local authors, puzzles, games, toys, cookware, and more! Visit their website here: http://harrisonbrothershardware.com
One of the things that makes Lewter Hardware Company so unique is that it carries much more than hardware (although, they have that too). They also have wooden toys, puzzles, games, cookware, and Lodge Cast Iron skillets!
Who says that you can’t gift fixtures and furnishings for Christmas? Because it may be the perfect item for someone on your list. Heritage Kitchen + Bath is known for its decorative plumbing fixtures that jazz up any home. For the holidays, they are offering online shopping via virtual appointments or in-store shopping by appointment only. Be sure to follow them on Facebook for updates!
ANTIQUES & COLLECTABLES
Downtown has an eclectic mix of antique stores that have been staples in the community for years.
Specializing in upscale American, French, and English antiques from the 18th, 19th, and early 20thcenturies, Rivenbark & Roper has a style all its own. They also have one of the largest collections of silver in North Alabama.
Located in the historic Lombardo building on Jefferson Street, Railroad Antiques has more than you might expect. They have several product lines and carry interiors, bath products, skin care, gifts, candles, candy, mulling spices, and other unique finds in addition to antiques.
Chattanooga-based company, High Point Climbing and Fitness, is set to bring more world-class climbing to Huntsville with the addition of a new climbing and training facility just north of the city center. This new site will be located within the historic Lincoln Mill development and offer area climbers around 11,000 square feet of bouldering terrain and training space. The new High Point location will also feature hydraulically adjustable training walls and a full pro-shop stocked with all the top brands of climbing equipment. High Point’s new Huntsville facility is slated to open by the end of 2022.
In a world that is overwhelmed with endless to-do lists, stressful careers, personal challenges, and a recent pandemic, finding serenity can seem close to impossible. But a new wellness and recovery concept called The Covery aims to bring overall wellness, athletic recovery, and aesthetic services all under one roof so the community can target specific needs with a holistic approach. The Covery plans to open at Times Plaza, 2319 Memorial Parkway, next to Regymen Fitness in Spring 2022.