This Christmas, more than ever, Midlands businesses need our support, so take a break from boosting Jeff Bezos’s bank balance and check out the hundreds of local people, firms, organisations and stores doing brilliant things.
Here are just a small selection of some of our favourites with even more in the printed product. There isn’t room for all of them, so go forth and explore what’s on your doorstep virtually or in real life and look out for daily gift inspiration on our social media channels throughout December, too. Oh… and happy Christmas you wonderful Brummie bunch!
1 Walnut laser cut sleeping star earrings with sterling silver posts and hypoallergenic backs, £10 with free postage, Fussy Geek Wares, fussygeekwares.etsy.com
2 More Her Beanie made of super soft mohair and kid silk, £35, SzubiCrafts, szubicrafts.com
3 Young REP Bursary – give a disadvantaged young person aged seven to 25 the opportunity to take part in the REP’s youth theatre, the Young REP. A £75 donation pays for a term and £200 an entire year, birmingham-rep.co.uk/support-us
4 YES BAB engraved hip flask, £15, Punks and Chancers, punksandchancers.co.uk
5 We Can Be Heroes striped tee, £25, Disko Kids, diskokids.co.uk
6 Recycled silver earrings by My Bear Hands, £42, RBSA, rbsa.org.uk
7 Burning Barn Rum gift box includes smoked rum, spiced rum and honey and rum liqueur, £16 (3 x 5cl), burningbarnrum.com
8 Midlands Air Ambulance Kids Crew membership, £20, midlandsairambulance.com
9 ‘Gas Street Basin’ print, £55 including delivery, Brumhaus, Brumhaus.uk
10 Materia Rica Wave necklace, £23.95, IKON, ikon-gallery.org