The Holiday Season has finally arrived and with Christmas just days away, you’ll still find plenty of great shopping in and around The Retreat at Mountain Brook. Now is the best time to finish checking off all of those gifts you plan to give for those on your “nice” list, with all sorts of stores close to home.
The Idea Specialists at The Retreat at Mountain Brook in Birmingham, have checked out several buzz-worthy shopping-hives nearby in Leeds, Mountain Brook, kitschy Forest Park, and Homewood. We think you’ll find the perfect spot to begin and end your holiday shopping, finding exactly what you need to complete your Yuletide shopping checklist.
Christmas is the season of giving. You may still need to find the ideal gift for your loved one or colleague. The Retreat at Mountain Brook is conveniently located just minutes from Brookwood Village between Mountain Brook and Homewood. This is where you want to go when really pressed for time and need one-stop shopping. Visit Brookwood’s Concierge Desk for gift certificates that can be used anywhere mall-wide, and delight friends and family with abundant choices to spend their holiday dollars from you.
Homewood – Alabama Goods
This special little shop is full of locally made and crafted goods, featuring makers from across Alabama. Voted “Best Gift Shop in Homewood” you’ll find pottery, books, home décor and SO much more all made right here in Alabama. Located at 2933, 18th Street South, Homewood, Ala., 35209.
The Outlet Shops of Grand River
Another shopping mecca sure to delight gift-givers is The Outlet Shops of Grand River in Leeds, Alabama — also a quick drive 10-15 minutes from The Retreat at Mountain Brook. Voted the “Best Shopping District in Birmingham,” by Birmingham Magazine, and honored by Audubon International for Environmental Design, this amazing shopping destination features shops like Coach, Artists Incorporated and Mountain High Outfitters. For the budding or seasoned chef, be sure and visit Le Creuset to find the latest in kitchen accoutrements, or Michael Kors for a lovely selection of leather goods to give and receive! Located at Grand River Blvd East, Leeds, Ala. 35094.
Crestline Village – Mountain Brook
Who would think about finding fabulous gifts in a pharmacy? Well, the Idea Specialists, that’s who! We scoured the sidewalk shopping in Crestline Village in Mountain Brook, and found Crestline Pharmacy, which not only has a fabulous — and we mean fabulous — gift shop and a Christmas Store located just around the corner. They also offer free gift wrap! ….and right around the corner from Crestline Pharmacy is Oak Street Garden Shop, which you’ve heard us speak of many times. Go to Oak Street for paper-whites, amaryllis and spruce shavings to make your apartment have the heavenly smells of the Holiday!
Also, literally just minutes from The Retreat at Mountain Brook is Zoe’s Boutique, seriously, one of the best and most entertaining re-sale store in Birmingham. Here you will find clothes for men and women and gifts for all; contemporary and vintage, accessories, costumes … wigs and all other sorts of cool stuff! Those who love Zoe’s have a flair for life — seeking adventure, laughter and a sunny disposition. They often find unique clothes and gifts for just a song and giggle as the leave — a bit happier than when they came in! Located in downtown Forest Park at 3900 Clairmont Avenue South, Birmingham, Alabama
As always, the team at the Retreat at Mountain Brook is here to help! Let us know what we can do for you this holiday season!