Whether you are prepared or not, the inevitable is upon us! The fiercest of holiday shopping is in full swing, and the Huntsville/Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau would like to help you out with some local gift ideas. So, here you are: 17 places to get your #ShopLocal on in Huntsville, Alabama this holiday season. Whether you’re visiting Huntsville for the holidays and want to bring home something special or you’re just wanting to send a little something special from Rocket City, USA to an out of town loved one, we think you’ll enjoy this list. Have we left out any important local spots? Tell us in the comments!
Check this out! Be sure to show our friends at The Arts Council some love as they have put together a great local gift guide as well. Check it out by clicking here. And you’re not going to want to miss Rocket City Mom’s 2015 Hometown Holiday Gift Guide here.
500 Church Street NW
Mon-Sat 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 12:00 p.m. – 5 p.m.
We’ve got Hello Kitty Astronauts, locally made ornaments and a TON of Huntsville swag. While you are here, pick up our Holiday Magic coupon for discounts on area holiday events. Click here for a glimpse at some of our items!
300 Church St SW, Huntsville, AL 35801
Tuesday – Wednesday & Fridays 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday 11:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 12:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Original paintings by Vicki Sawyer, Marilyn Wendling and Patti Zeigler, Epicurean items for every hostess, art books and toys for children, toddlers and babies, jewelry, notecards, soaps, and candles, journals messenger bags, Lily and Laura bracelets, Cal Breed vases, Southern Growler beer growlers, books and ornaments are all up for grabs at Huntsville Museum of Art’s Museum Store.
One Tranquility Base, Huntsville, AL 35805
Open seven days a week, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
In addition to the gift of Space Camp, the U.S. Space & Rocket Center has a plethora of space and exploration-themed items for sale not only in its gift shop in Huntsville, Alabama, but also at its online store found here.
1435 Paramount Dr, Huntsville, AL 35806
Mon-Fri 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Give the gift of membership to Sci-Quest, Hands-on Science Center for your science-minded friends and family. Members receive unlimited general admission to Sci-Quest’s super fun (and super educational!) exhibits such as BrickBlast, Science of the Holidays and New Year’s Eve at Noon.
3101 Burritt Drive, Huntsville, AL 35801
Winter Hours (November – March)
Tuesday – Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
In July, when I vowed to be ahead of the game this year, I found some great gifts at Josie’s including a hand blown glass hummingbird feeder for the nature lover. Their selection includes toys, garden items, foods, jewelry, soaps and lotions.
109 Gates Ave SE, Huntsville, AL 35801
5:00 p.m. through 9:00 p.m. November 27 – December 23
Santa’s Village always has a great selection of ornaments to add to your (I mean your friends’), collections.
4747 Bob Wallace Avenue
Huntsville, AL 35805
October through March
Monday-Saturday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Specializing in unique home and garden decor, the Shoppe is a quaint and beautiful place to spend searching for gifts for your family and friends this holiday season. Take a look at this album to get an idea of the sort of items offered by the Shoppe.
2211 Seminole Dr SW, Huntsville, AL 35805
Wed – Thursday & Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
December 19 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
December 23 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Probably the largest concentration of locally made art and products in Huntsville, one trip to Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment and you could complete all of your shopping this holiday season. Green Pea Press, Piper & Leaf, Big Glass Art and Pizzelle’s Confections are just a few of the outstanding local businesses that call Lowe Mill home.
124 Southside Square
Huntsville, Alabama 35801
Monday – Saturday
9:30am – 5:00pm
Vintage toys, art, housewares and edibles and more at one of Downtown Huntsville’s most historic spots. You’ll feel like you’re stepping back in time at Harrison Brothers Hardware – a true shopping experience.
Cleveland Ave NW 120-A
Call for hours. 256-808-8860
A fabulous wine selection complete with hand crafted items and one-of-kind art selections. When you’re shopping at Domaine South, be sure to also check out the Indigo Shoppe next door. You’ll love the vibe of the A.M. Booth Lumberyard area – and while you’re there, grab lunch at the newly rebranded Lumberyard Kitchen (formerly Sandwich Farm).
Do you have a few culinary connoisseurs on your list? Yes? Then I have just the right places to shop: Pizzelle’s Confections www.pizzellesconfections.com and Piper & Leaf www.piperandleaf.com at Lowe Mill and Whistle Stop Sweet Shop www.whistlestopsweets.com in downtown Madison.
With the craft brew explosion in Huntsville, how about a beautifully crafted growler filled with one our local’s best? Shop online at www.southerngrowler.com or on site at Liquor Express, OBTX or a brewery of your choice! A membership to Church Street Wine Shoppe’s wine club is a clever idea for the wine enthusiast (caution: not recommended for crazy aunt Bet who prefers a wine glass the size of her head). www.churchstreetwineshoppe.com/wine-club.
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