Birmingham’s small businesses are ready to meet you at whatever your shopping comfort level is right now, and that includes online shopping.
It’s entirely possible to still support and shop local without leaving the comfort of your own house. Praise the internet! Even better? Those purchases absolutely count towards a chance to win prizes in The Great Receipt Race presented by Bham now and sponsored by Verizon. Text RACE to 267-TEXTREV (267-839-8738) to get started!
Here are a few local stores that give you the option to purchase just a couple of clicks away:
Alabama Peanut Co.
That’s right! You can get your fix from the more than century-old Birmingham staple online. The shop has you covered if you’re in the market for actual peanuts, gifts or even some pretty creative graphic t-shirts. You can buy it all without having to search for parking on Morris Avenue!
Forstall Art Center
Tap into your inner Picasso or just pick up a new quarantine-inspired hobby by picking up your supplies at Forstall Art Center. Those supplies include paint, brushes, kilns, frames and even back to school kits for the kids.
Coffee lovers can get their caffeine fix right here in the 205. Domestique offers online shopping for its delicious blends from all over the world. You can also pick up a t-shirt to show your love for the beans that keep us all conscious during the workday.
Levy’s Fine Jewelry
Masks may be the necessary accessory of the day, but that doesn’t mean other accessories are out of the question. Levy’s bevy of antique jewels are also available for purchase online and can be delivered right to your doorstep.
Great Bear Wax Co.
We’ve all been spending more time at home, so why not make our spaces smell good? Great Bear Wax Co. has several candles to match any customer’s preferred scent profile as well as beard oil. Local pick-up is available.
Standard Furniture & Mattress
Standard Furniture and Mattress has you covered in any room in your house if you’re looking for a refresh. The store may have been founded in 1912, but they’ve moved into the digital age by offering the option of having quality furniture shipped right to your door.
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