Pizelle's Confections
Photo by Corinne Beckinger

Still looking for a last-minute Christmas gift for that hard-to-shop-for friend or family member? Jingle all the way to small businesses across the Huntsville area, and shop local for your presents this year.

I recently put together gift boxes full of local goodies, from Tennessee Valley pecans to sweets to local art, for my friends and family— and I am certain they’ll love it. Read on for the best Huntsville Christmas gifts for anyone on your list!

Pizelle’s Confections

The first stop for any Huntsville gifter should be Lowe Mill Arts and Entertainment to visit Pizelle’s.

Not only will they box up any of their absolutely gorgeous bonbons, macarons, chocolate bars— or my personal favorite, cocoa bombs— but the above holiday collection boxes available to ship via their website are sure to dazzle. The ladies behind the brand are true chocolatiers, so I assure you the confections are as delectable as they are beautiful.

Embrace Candles

Embrace Candles

Also at Lowe Mill, Embrace Candles has the perfect luxury soy candles, soaps, and wax melts for that special person in your life. You can’t go wrong with stocking stuffers like their Christmas seasonal mini tin candles – my favorite scent is Classic Christmas. Purchase a gift set, or instead gift an experience: book a slot for your gift recipient to attend a workshop at Embrace and pour their own candles with a custom fragrance blend!

Alabama Goods

Alabama Goods
Photo by Corinne Beckinger

Eager to gift something made in Alabama? Look no further than Alabama Goods in Jones Valley. There, you’ll find unique ornaments, like the one I bought my mother-in-law that’s made from Alabama cotton. Venture all the way to the back to choose among rubs and sauces from your favorite Alabama artisans! I walked in and immediately wanted to buy everything.

Pro tip—they have gift boxes and bows on-site that you can fill with your goodies, but they also offer customizable gift baskets and boxes online. I made my own gift boxes this year, but Alabama goods could’ve saved me the trouble.

Piper and Leaf

Piper and Leaf
Photo by Corinne Beckinger

Piper and Leaf remains the sweet tea staple around here, and their holiday gift selection shows it. Anyone who has visited one of their many locations around the Huntsville area knows just how much they have to offer. Gift mugs, loose tea, tea balls, or gift sets like a Piper Press Brew Kit so your loved ones can sip all season long.

Their seasonal flavors, Cherry Christmas and Mistletoe Grove are just perfect for this time of year! I grabbed a jar to-go as I shopped for my family at the Lowe Mill location.

Huntsville Arts League

Huntsville Art League
Photo by Corinne Beckinger

Lowe Mill’s studios offer handmade and simply stunning pieces for anyone on your list, and the Huntsville Arts League space there is no exception.

You’ll find paintings, jewelry, sculpture works, pottery, and even fabric art in this collective. We fell in love with the piece in the photo above, but there is more where that came from!

Broadway Theatre League
 

Broadway Theater Christmas

‘Tis the season to give the gift of Broadway with Huntsville’s Broadway Theatre League! Pick between giving tickets to multiple shows, a single show, or a BTL gift card so your friends and family can enjoy upcoming shows like Cats the Musical, the Blue Man Group, Hairspray, and more! And, if you want to provide dinner and a show, you have the option to include a gift certificate to Rhythm on Monroe[MH4] .

Sweet Pineapple

Sweet Pineapple

Try Sweet Pineapple on Airport Road for a local boutique that has everything. Their expansive selection includes candles, seasonable throw pillows, hand towels, and more. Word to the wise: their personalized customer service is top-notch, so ask them to help you find something if you’re having trouble with someone on your list this year.

Little Green Store

Little Green Store

The Little Green Store and Gallery is a local favorite because of the incredible variety of gifts you can find there, from hand-crafted glassware to wall art for all tastes. Even a gift card can go a long way to helping someone find the perfect piece for their space.  We’re pine-ing for the wood culinary boards, and we couldn’t say no to the jewelry case along the back wall.

Shop Local!

Embrace Candles

That’s a wrap on our list of the best Huntsville Christmas gifts! Know that with any of these presents, you're sleigh-in' it. Now you can enjoy Huntsville’s holiday traditions, relax with a winter beverage from Huntsville’s bars and coffee shops, and spread cheer this season!