Shop local at these 13 small businesses in Mobile & Baldwin County this holiday season

Grab your Christmas list and shop local this holiday season! Photo via Downtown Mobile Alliance

Now that it’s November, you might be cranking your holiday shopping into high gear, at least we know we are! If you’re looking to keep your holiday spending in the local economy, look no further. We took to Facebook to see what Mobile & Baldwin County residents’ favorite businesses were, and created a list of your favorites, for you! Check out all of these local shops and small businesses for your holiday shopping needs.

Some holiday markets to check out

Serda'S Market 3
Markets are an excellent opportunity to see lots of small businesses all in one place. Photo via Liv George for The Bama Buzz

Weekend markets are a great way to get out there and explore all sorts of local vendors. It’s a great way to check out a whole bunch of local businesses, all at once. Here’s some holiday markets happening soon for you to plan holiday shopping around.

Market in the Park

Christmas Jubilee Festival ’21

Where to shop

Mobile County

Show that Mobile spirit with Bienville Souvenir & Gifts. Photo via Bienville Souvenir & Gifts

1.Bienville Souvenir & Gifts

Have a friend who loves all-things Mardi Gras? Or a family member who loves Mobile, but only visits a few times a year? Bienville Souvenir & Gifts is a real hub for all your classic Mobile-themed gifts.

All sorts of fun local gifts, all in one place. Photo via Urban Emporium

2. Urban Emporium

Want a place to see a bunch of small businesses all at once? Urban Emporium is a great stop full of tons of small business stalls, all local to Mobile.

Delicious smelling candles and body care, who could ask for more? Photo via Citrus & Cane

3. Citrus & Cane

Candles are the perfect gift, especially in a secret Santa situation. Check out Citrus & Cane for locally made candles that will be a hit every time. Make sure you look at their bath & body products for those same great scents in a wider range of products.

Mobile Botanical Gardens
Mobile Botanical Gardens is a great place to spend an afternoon, making membership a perfect gift. Photo via Liv George for The Bama Buzz

4. Mobile Botanical Gardens Membership

We’ve all got that friend or family member who says they already have everything they need, so why not get them an experience instead? Basic memberships start at $40, and includes discounts at plant sales!

  • Where: 5151 Museum Dr, Mobile, AL 36608
  • More info: Website | Facebook
  • Hours: Closed Mon & Tues; Wed & Fri: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Thurs: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Sun: 12 p.m.-3 p.m.
Art always makes a tasteful gift. Photo via Ashland Gallery

5. Ashland Gallery

Looking for crafts, gifts and fine art all in one place? Ashland Gallery makes it easy to shop for all the creatives in your life.

Who doesn’t love a bit of candy, especially during the holidays? Photo via Three Georges

6. Three Georges Candy Shop

If you’re looking for some candy stocking-stuffers, why not check out the locally-owned and operated Three Georges? They’ve got fresh,handmade candies & chocolates plus fresh-roasted nuts, perfect for a holiday get-together.

Elizabeth'S Garden Outdoor Spring Display, Mobile Al.
Elizabeth’s Garden outdoor spring display, Mobile AL. Photo by Liv George for The Bama Buzz.

7. Elizabeth’s Garden

If you have someone to buy for who loves all-things porches and gardening, you’ve got to shop Elizabeth’s Garden. This quaint little shop has live plants, precious potters, build-a-bouquet, and so much more. They also do floral arrangements for weddings.

Baldwin County

Get your groove on with Dr. Music records. Photo via Dr. Music Records

8. Dr. Music Records

Dr. Music Records is a great place to grab a gift for that vintage music lover in your life–they have vinyl records, turntables, and way more.

  • Where: 35 S Section St, Fairhope, AL 36532
  • More info: Website | Facebook
  • Hours: Mon-Sat: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun: 12-5 p.m.
Books are an incredibly thoughtful gift and The Book Inn can help you find the perfect one. Photo via Liv George for The Bama Buzz.

9. The Book Inn

Whether someone on your list is asking for a specific book or you want to get someone from out-of-town a book signed by a local author, The Book Inn has everything you’re looking for.

  • Where: 15 S Section St, Fairhope, AL 36532
  • More info: Facebook
  • Hours: Mon-Sat: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Closed Sunday
It’ll be hard to pick just one gift to give at Melt and More. Photo via Melt and More

10. Melt & More Artisans Shoppe

Melt and More hosts an amazing and expansive collection of artisan goods from pottery to candles to handmade jewelry and so much more. Truly a shop you’ll want to get lost in while finding the perfect gifts for your loved ones. They also hold crafting classes if you’re looking to by an experience as a gift.

Self-care as a gift? Yes please. Photo via Liv George for The Bama Buzz.

11. Fairhope Soap Company

Who doesn’t love looking and smelling good? Fairhope Soap Company has all the awesome bath and body products you need for those on your list who need a little self-care in their routine.

A quick glimpse into the magic of Honeybee Market. Video via Liv George for The Bama Buzz

12. Honeybee Market

If you have a loved one who is all about sustainability, you have to shop Honeybee Market. They’ve got all the sustainable staples like shampoo bars, bamboo cleaning supplies, and organic, ocean-safe cleaning products.

  • Where: 25325 US-98 suite h, Daphne, AL 36526
  • More info: Website | Facebook
  • Hours: Tues-Sat: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Closed Sunday & Monday
All the vintage goodies you or a loved one could ask for. Photo via Southern Antiques & Accents

13. Southern Antiques & Accents

I feel like we all have a vintage lover in our lives, and Southern Antiques & Accents is the perfect place to find them the perfect gift. You’ll find a nicely curated collection of great finds to satisfy even the pickiest of vintage collectors.

Where are you getting your holiday shopping done? Tag us @thebamabuzz & let us know! Make sure you follow for our Small Business Mondays, where we’ll highlight even more local businesses.

Liv George
Liv George

A Georgia native soaking up the sun on the Gulf Coast. Lover of Mardi Gras, beach days, and historical sites.

Articles: 230