Gift Guide: 17 Birmingham Christmas gift ideas

compiled by Dave Massey twitter.com/BrumHour

Seventeen Birmingham Christmas gift ideas

From seasonal gifts to products that you can buy the whole year round. Birmingham is bursting with homegrown talent and products to match. Take a look at seventeen gifts you can buy for your Birmingham loving friends, colleagues or relatives.


The Beauty of Birmingham Calendar 2019

By Verity Milligan

When she’s not being casually downplaying how amazing her photography is, Verity Milligan can be found at some ungodly hour capturing the golden sunrises and particularly those in central Birmingham. I’ll expect they will even rename the early morning light “Verity” light at some point in the future. This 2019 calendar uniquely demonstrates Birmingham.

The Beauty of Birmingham Calendar
The Beauty of Birmingham Calendar

Update someones calendar here:  veritymilliganphotography.com/prints/birmingham-calendar-2019


Birmingham Gin (Selfridges Exclusive)

Langley’s Distillery have a massive passion for Gin and this is their Selfridges exclusive. It is distilled in a 150 year old copper pot not to far from Birmingham according to Selfridges website so it must be true.

Birmingham Gin
Birmingham Gin

Take a look here: selfridges.com/GB/en/cat/gin-the-birmingham-gin-700ml_414-3005534-BIRMINGHAMGIN


Brum Radio T-shirt

Clearly I’m biased as Brum Radio has been the home of my #BrumHour radio show for three years. But this super stylish Brum Radio t-shirts fits really well. It helps Brum Radio stay advert free! There’s also a hoodie for those who feel the cold.

Brum Radio T-shirt
Brum Radio T-shirt

Order yours and one for a friend here: everpress.com/brum-radio-t-shirts-and-hoodies


Bullring Mug

(Available from The RSC Shop)

Tartuffe is a play at the RSC until 2019 and this version of Molière’s 1664 play which is updated a Birmingham location. During the production visitors to Stratford-upon-Avon can check out Birmingham related gifts in the RSC shop. Included is this great Bullring Birmingham Mug, For that Brummie who claims they have everything.

Bullring Birmingham Mug

Buy your gifts here: shop.rsc.org.uk/collections/tartuffe/products/mug-bullring-birmingham


Caribbean Hot Box

by Tan Rosie

This Birmingham based mother and daughter business Tan Rosie is going from strength to strength, dealing with both business to business and direct sales of their great products. Check out this Tan Rosie Caribbean Hot Box. How hot can you go?

Tan Rosie Caribbean Hot Box

Check out the Box here: tanrosie.com/product/caribbean-hot-box


Chocolate Truffle Boxes

by The Chocolate Quarter

Did you know that Birmingham Jewellery Quarter boasts its own chocolate shop? Check out the Chocolate Quarter and pick your favourites. There’s even some advent calendars if you get a shift on.

Chocolate Truffle Boxes
Chocolate Truffle Boxes

Choose their favourites here: thechocolatequarter.com/shop/chocolate/the-chocolatiers-choice-selections


Counteract Reusable Stainless Steel Cup

Created for Counteract by Enviro-Cup

Who doesn’t need a stainless steel cup that you can attach to your jeans? This one comes from Counteract, Birmingham’s online music and culture magazine, via Birmingham-based Enviro-Cup. Wash it out. Use it again!!

Counteract Reusable Stainless Steel Cup by ENViRO-CUP
Counteract Reusable Stainless Steel Cup by ENViRO-CUP

Get a shiny cup here: counteract.bigcartel.com/product/counteract-reusable-stainless-steel-cup-with-carabiner-clip


Fudge

by Sweetmeat Inc

I first discovered this lovely confectioners at BBC Good Food Show at Birmingham’s NEC in the Summer. Sweeetmeat Inc is fudge that  comes in a range of lovely flavours. Now there’s even a store to visit in Stirchley, south Birmingham.

Find out more about Sweetmeat Inc here: sweetmeat.co.uk


InkANIMA

by Mr Amrit Singh

Birmingham’s Mr Amrit Singh is well known for sharing his artwork via video content channels, his passion for designs featuring animals is very clear. Check out his great selection of artwork on his website. Buy it for someone who lives in your house and you can sit and admire it for yourself when they aren’t looking.

Check out the InkANIMA shop here inkanima.com/shop


The Magical Adventures of Whoops the Wonder Dog

by Glynn Purnell illustrated by Ashley King (Available from Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery Shop and Purnell’s)

I was lucky enough to receive a signed copy of this lovely charming book by Birmingham’s very own Glynn Purnell. Whoops, the Wonder Dog clearly needs different doggie food as she can’t stop making whiffy smells around the house. This is a delightful children’s book by Michelin starred chef and tv presenter Glynn Purnell.

The Magical Adventures of Whoops the Wonder Dog
The Magical Adventures of Whoops the Wonder Dog

Buy it from Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery Shop here:  shop.birminghammuseums.org.uk/collections/books/products/the-magical-adventures-of-whoops


Made on the Canal 3D Illustrations

From collections to commissions, Tom Parry’s work looks fantastic on any wall, look out for Tom’s Made on the Canal 3D Illustrations at exhibitions across the city. Or just get one for your own wall or as a gift!

Made on the Canal St Philip_s Cathedral
Made on the Canal St Philip_s Cathedral

See more on the Made on the Canal website here: madeonthecanal.co.uk/product-category/3d-illustrations


Monopoly: Birmingham Edition

(Available from Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery Shop)

It’s actually Cluedo that’s “based” in Birmingham, as the house from Cluedo was inspired by an old house in south Birmingham. But nevermind that, buy Broad Street, New Street or Colmore Row and their other matching streets and you can feel like a Birmingham land-owner, admittedly one who can’t get a loan from the bank. Yes, its the game that causes you not to talk to your family for several hours. MONOPOLY: Birmingham Edition.

Monopoly Birmingham Edition
Monopoly Birmingham Edition

Collect £200 as you pass go here: shop.birminghammuseums.org.uk/collections/birmingham/products/birmingham-monopoly


New Street Stories

by New Street Authors

The gift of writing by New Street Authors who present this anthology of New Street Stories by authors T.K. Elliott, Miles Atkinson, AA Abbott, David Muir, Guy Etchells, Tony Cooper, Dawn Abigail, Andrew Sparke, Lee Benson, Nicky Tate and Martin Tracey. Edited by Andy Conway and David Wake.

New Street Authors

Find out more here: newstreetauthors.com/new-street-stories


Once Upon a Time in Birmingham – Women who Dared to Dream

Words edited by Louise Palfreyman

Based in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter, The Emma Press has a focus on poetry, short fiction and children’s books. Once Upon a Time in Birmingham, introduces “thirty of Birmingham’s most awe-inspiring women, past and present” with illustrations by Birmingham connected artists.

Once Upon a Time in Birmingham
Once Upon a Time in Birmingham

Meet the inspiring women here: theemmapress.com/books/once-upon-a-time-in-birmingham


Parsnips Buttered

by Joe Lycett (Available from Ikon Gallery Shop)

When he’s not on SOLD OUT tours or filling Wellington Boots with custard on BBC One for his own tv show, Joe Lycett somehow finds the time to write. And here is his debut book. From dealing with internet trolls to reversing parking fines.

Parsnips Buttered

Check out this great book at Ikon Gallery Shop: ikon-gallery.org/shop/made-in-the-midlands/joe-lycett-parsnips-buttered


Pip’s Hot Sauce Taster Gift Set

by Pip’s Hot Sauce

Birmingham based Pip is well known on the food scene across the city for her small-batch sauces. If you can’t decide what bottles to get why not get a pack for the heat lover in your life.

Pip's Hot Sauce Taster
Pip’s Hot Sauce Taster

Buy your gift set here: pipshotsauce.co.uk/products/hot-sauce-gift-set-pips-hot-sauce-taster-set


The Revenge Trail

by AA Abbott

Launched on 1st October in Birmingham, The Revenge Trail is the fourth novel in the trail series by AA Abbott. Bursting with Birmingham characters as well as those from fictional eastern European country this novel blends a real sense of reality within its fictional world.

The Revenge Trail

Check out the novels at: aaabbott.co.uk/book/the-revenge-trail


This isn’t a sponsored post. All the products on this list are made up from those who follow, network and share about #BrumHour directly. To be considered for a future list please contact dave@brumhour.com

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