Here in Mobile, we believe the sign of a truly great gift isn’t in the fancy wrapping paper or high-dollar price tag, but the thought that was put into the purchase. Mobile is thriving with small businesses and family-owned shops that would be grateful for your patronage this holiday season. Consider this our gift to you, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite local holiday shopping spots for you to visit as you check off your lists!


Do Goods Mercantile

When you shop at Do Goods Mercantile, not only are you going to find wonderfully unique and handmade items, you’re actually doing good! Many of the items in this locally owned shop benefit various social projects and charitable organizations with each purchase. You can find handmade earrings that benefit the Tara Project, an adorable froggy pencil topper that supports impoverished communities, or even a new collar from ValorCollars for the pup in your life while honoring our veterans. 

The Holiday

It seems more than fitting to include The Holiday on your seasonal shopping list! This trailblazing shop, open since 1955, has fashionable gifts for women, men, and children of all ages. Their designated Christmas Shop is a sight to see, full of holiday themed accessories, dazzling decor, and gorgeous glass ornaments. This spring hill shop will surely put you in the Christmas spirit and has everything you need to deck the halls this year. 

Urban Emporium

The spirit of Mobile is alive and well in Urban Emporium! You can find everything from clothing and jewelry to home decor and serving ware in this downtown shop. Find unique pieces from local artists, like Lisa C. Warren, inspired cotton keepsakes from Mobile Toile, even best-kept skincare secrets from locally owned Better Skin Company! 

Haunted Book Shop

With a name like this, you may have thought the Haunted Book Shop was for Halloween thrills only… think again! The Haunted Book Shop, named after the original owner’s favorite book, offers far more than spooky novels. This is the perfect spot to shop for the bookworm in your life, or to expand your own 2024 reading goals!

Holiday Market & Open House at the Mobile Museum of Art

Looking for the full holiday shopping experience? This free holiday marketplace event should be top of your list. Vendors will be selling handmade jewelry, pottery, self-care products, and even baked goods. Local artists will be entertaining shoppers with live music while food trucks line up to satisfy your holiday treat cravings. This one is a fun event for the whole family!

Make the most of your giving season by consuming responsibly, gifting thoughtfully, and shopping local this year!