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Still looking for some gifting inspo? Don’t fret, as Digbeth’s array of independent shops and businesses that have you covered, with no delivery delays to worry about!

Clothing

Bene Culture

Bene Culture is a Birmingham-based streetwear label, regularly dropping new collections, perfect gifting for your most stylish loved-ones.

Their stock changes regularly, but here’s our top picks right now; head in store to find out more!

Cow Vintage

Here’s one for the vintage and sustainable fashion lovers – Cow is the UK’s number one vintage shop, specialising in branded, reworked and vintage sportswear!

As you can appreciate, the stock changes regularly but expect a fresh haul of vintage lovelies in-store when you visit; we particularly love:

Head in for a rummage of your own!

Love Leanne Clothing

Based in the Custard Factory, Love Leanne Clothing specialises in bespoke womenswear, with a focus on high end clothing made in England, using locally sourced materials!

Here’s some of our favourites on their website, or enquire about your bespoke clothing needs:

Accessories

Doctor Oculus

Eyewear, but make it eco-friendly! Doctor Oculus at the Custard Factory is Birmingham’s must-visit for sustainable specs and eye tests, as well as expert repairs and refurbishments.

We’d LOVE any of these as gifts, but check them out only in Digbeth for their full range:

a happy customer outside doctor oculus

Ideal Skateboard Supply

The clue’s in the name with this Digbeth hotspot – they’re Birmingham’s best in skateboarding, stocking hardware, clothing and accessories from top brands including Anti Hero, Thrasher, Palace, New Balance and more.

This is just a few things we think make the ideal gifts from Ideal Skateboard Supply:

Homeware

House of Two Trees

Another of Digbeth’s sustainable businesses, House of Two Trees, who’s studios is located on Floodgate Street, have a beautiful collection of cruelty free and soy wax candles and homeware. They even have a very special Christmas range – check out our current top picks below:

The Framers

Standing in Digbeth for over 3 decades, The Framers are here for all your bespoke picture framing needs – why not ask them to frame a special picture or item for a loved one?

Here’s some inspiration from a famous customer, Joe Lycett! Pop by to get your bespoke quote.

Art at The Framers

Health

Nourished

Nourished is a personalised gummy vitamin brand based right here in Digbeth, which tailors to your specific mind, body and goals. They are also vegan and waste-free!

Here’s some of their gift boxes for easy Christmas ideas:

A personalised gummy

Crossfit Digbeth

Crossfit prides themselves on being Birmingham’s friendliest strength and conditioning community, so why not treat a loved-one or yourself to a membership there, ready for 2024?

Prices start from £50 per month without classes, and from £95 for an unlimited membership – find out more here.

Art

Ava Khera Art

Ava Khera is a self-taught oil painter here in the Custard Factory, and you can enquire about a custom-commissioned painting, or take a look at her shop for more amazing prints and portraits, like these:

Art by Ava Khera

EFA Gallery

Digbeth’s independent fine art gallery has a vast collection of artwork for sale, so you know you can find something for all styles and tastes! Here’s what we found in their vast collection, but make sure you give them a visit for more inspiration:

Something different

The Zen Shop

The Zen Shop is your one stop spiritual shop, specialising in incense, crystals, crystal jewellery, chakra gifts and more magical supplies. You could also book a reading, treatment or workshop as a gift!

Here’s some of our favourites, subject to availability in-store:

Inside the Zen Shop

Audio Affair

Audio Affair is one of the UK’s leading retailers for specialist hi-fi, speakers, headphones and home cinema systems – and we’re very lucky that they have their own shop in the heart of Digbeth! Subject to availability in-store, here’s a taster of what you can find:

Passing Fancies

Get a taste of Digbeth’s award-winning cocktail bar at home – selected cocktails from their range are available for both collection and delivery, from the House Martini to the Adult Ribena! Purchase these and more of their at-home specials here:

Experiences

Kilo Ziro

Our amazing zero waste cafe-bar is also the home to unique workshops that you can take your friends or family along to – upcoming ones to book include the Batik Lantern Making Workshop on 28th January!

The Useful Art Class

Another experience they won’t forget is The Useful Art Class – hosted every Wednesday in January at the Custard Factory, this life drawing workshop gives you a chance to experiment and improve your skills, whether you’re a beginner or even a professional! Book your loved-one onto one of these below:

Sobremesa

Another one to book for the art lovers – each month, Sobremesa in The Courtyard hosts PVC Sundays with Artsy Party Brum, which stands for Paint, Vibe and Chill! Crisps, condiments and all art supplies are provided, and all abilities are welcomed. Book for their January class below:

PVC Sundays – Paint. Vibe. Chill: Crisps and Condiments at Sobremesa! Tickets, Multiple Dates | Eventbrite

Gift cards

You can’t go wrong with a gift card – and you can get these from the likes of Roxy Lanes, NQ64, Autobrew, Rico Libre, Luna Springs, House of Thieves and Golf Fang!

Roxy Lanes bowling Alley

Plus, don’t forget to check out Red Brick Market, Digbeth’s home to over 50 of the best independent traders and creatives in the city – check out our Secret Santa guide with ideas from Red Brick here.

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