This year in Birmingham has been all about collaboration to make it through these challenging times, and the holiday season is no different. Here are a few Birmingham businesses combining their efforts to curate unique items that would make great gifts:
Chocolata x Yogi Dada
Artist Yogi Dada lent her colorful style to Chocolata’s signature chocolate bars to create a work of art. The Prophesy Bar, for example, is wrapped in Dada’s art. And the bars support a worthy cause. Fifty percent of the proceeds go to providing art supply to local Black artists through Forstall Art Center. More designs are available in the Dea Art gift set. You can find them here.
POSE x The Summit
Cultured To Create — a group of artists that include REV client Asthetik Bham — are hosting POSE. It’s a one-of-a-kind selfie museum through Jan 3 at The Summit. Get your holiday picture fix in 10 uniquely decorated rooms by appointment. Tickets are $25 and children under four are admitted for free. Even better? Santa is located in the museum this year. More info here.
Cottage Noir x Woodlawn Jewelry Co.
Two Woodlawn Street Market vendors are definitely more in this case. Cottage Noir—a lifestyle brand powered by our very own Woodlawn Urban Main Community Coordinator, Jason Avery— and Woodlawn Jewelry Co. launched a gender-neutral earring line. The neighbors used the architecture of Avery’s 1917 cottage as inspiration. Learn more here.
Naughty But Nice Kettle Corn Co. x other local small businesses
Naughty But Nice Kettle Corn Co. has taken collaboration to another level by partnering with not one but TWO other entrepreneurs! The first was a limited-edition bundle that included a comfy tee from Magic City T-shirts, a gallon of their kettle corn and a snack-sized bag. There’s also a box collaboration with Michelle’s Chocolate Lab that features a mini bag of hot cocoa kettle corn, a made from scratch marshmallow and a brownie. Shop here.
Shu Shop x Harvest Roots Ferments
Looking for a savory option? Look no further than this holiday pack. Shu Shop and Harvest Roots are offering a box packed with flavor that features everything from kimchi to hot sauce to mustard. The box also comes with recipe cards. In-store pick-up is still available. Order here.
Purchases from Birmingham small businesses can enter you to win gift cards from local restaurants and retailers during the Great Receipt Race this holiday season!
Get started by texting RACE to 267-TEXTREV (267-839-8738)!
If you’ve been following REV for a while, you probably remember The Big Pitch Competitions we used to hold back in the day. The Big Pitch presented by PNC was essentially our own little version of Shark Tank. And a lot of your favorite local businesses that participated in this competition now have active retail storefronts that you can go check out. Let’s start with some of our finalists that are based in the City of Birmingham and see what they’ve been up to!
Have you been to Downtown Birmingham’s newest development located on 25th Street? If not, you need to head down there ASAP and check it out! This new single story development is a product of a collaboration between David Baker Architects (DBA) and Locke General Contractors, led by DBA’s very own Amanda Loper. It is intended to be a “collaborative commercial space in a catalyst development area of Birmingham.” Both DBA and Locke General Contractors will be tenants of the space, along with June Coffee Roasters, Zephyr Barber, and Last Call Baking Cooperative!
One of Birmingham’s many hidden treasures is the music scene downtown. The sheer volume of concert venues we have in downtown Birmingham is something most people aren’t even aware of – but it really is remarkable! There is truly something for everyone, whether you’re into the smaller, more intimate venues or the large-scale venues for those big name artists. Keep reading to check out some of the cool venues downtown Birmingham has to offer.