Top 10: Best Brummie Presents
Christmas gifts for Brummies, by independent Brummies
With so many independent Brummies absolutely killing it at the moment, we want to share with you our top 10 gifts you can purchase or experience in and around the city! Our specially selected panel from the studio have deliberated long and hard over a fair few biscuits to bring you this curated list.
Number 9: A pair of outrageously warm mittens, surely a staple in everybody’s stocking. These Hestra mittens can be found in a variety of colours at Liquor Store online and instore. Recently moved from the Great Western Arcade, they have bumped up Colmore Row’s coolness tenfold.
Number 8: Know an artsy architect? Buy them a print from Brumhaus where they can stare at the mix of Birmingham’s Brutalist and Modern buildings made of geometric patterned structures. YEAH ARTSY WORDS. Check them out.
Number 7: Swordfish Records fulfilling your vinyl needs. Covering a whole host of genres, you can really find some gems in here. Make sure you keep your eyes peeled as they’re putting together their top albums of the year, in case you need anymore inspiration. Definitely worth a trip to Dalton Street.
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Number 6: How about a cinema pass at the oldest working cinema in the UK? The Electric Cinema gift passes offer waiter service with a comfy sofa set up, what’s not to enjoy? You can even add on more luxe with wine and prosecco!
Number 5: Got an arts and crafts enthusiast to buy for? Why not try a jewellery workshop at The Quarterworkshop, obviously in the Jewellery Quarter, where you can make your own silver ring, earrings or pendant! You can even make your own wedding rings too.
Number 4: Now this is perfect for anyone with a sweet tooth. The fudge Sweetmeat create is OUT OF THIS WORLD!! Want something in particular? They can make bespoke fudge just for your Brummie mate!! We highly recommend the peanut butter fudge, so get your orders in! FYI they use only the bets ingredients and no palm oil.
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Number 3: Need a fancy stocking filler? Look no further than Loki Wine for your next purchase. Offering an extensive range of wines online and instore – not sure what palette your fellow Brummie has? No worries, get them a ticket for one of their tasting events, but book early they’re very popular!
Number 2: Everyone deserves a yes bab tshirt from Punks and Chancers, so be a mate this Christmas and spread the love of ethical trade rights, organic cotton, eco conscious brummie shirty goodness. Even better yet, it comes in a festive glitter accent of Jesus bab!
Number 1: The Cheesy Dream…bag a fellow Brummie a Cheese and Chutney hamper from Anderson&Hill in The Great Western Arcade, complete with sourdough crispbreads. Luxe it up by getting one of their luxury hampers that includes Belgian hot chocolate, Italian nougat, Amaretto biscuits and a bottle of premium Prosecco!
Smithsonia: Where they stock literally everything you could probably gift to someone! They just have too many options for us to pick. But check out their range of beautiful and quirky wrapping paper.
IKON Bookshop: Get some thought-provoking, creative stimulating specialist art books, novels, magazines and journals all from the IKON. They also have some really cool jewellery and homeware.