Pepper Place Presents the 2014 Holiday Gift Guide

Gift Buying Just Got Easier with the 2014 Pepper Place Holiday Gift Guide!

Holiday shoppers and friends of Pepper Place, fret no more – your best gift list is here! WITH OVER HALF the businesses in Pepper Place involved with the design field, we explored the area for our favorite affordable gifts. After a fun and inspirational search, we bring you the best gifts under $50. Sit back, relax and enjoy – it’s our holiday gift to you!

Perfect Gift For the Wine Lovers in Your Life

Carry your wine in style with this adorable wine carrier from King’s House Antiques.   This clutch is insulated to keep your wine cold, and equipped with a wine opener, conveniently placed in the side pocket,  for when the time comes to break out the bottle.  Not only is it great for wine, but also serves as a perfect lunch box, making it multifunctional, which everyone loves.  These fashionable carriers are less than $25 and available in multiple colors and patterns.  It's the perfect gift for the wine divas in your life. 

Kilim Coasters are the Perfect Addition To Any Home

Add a subtle essence of an oriental rug to your living room with these coasters from King's House Oriental Rugs. Made from pieces of vintage Kilim rugs, the coasters reflect tribal patterns and bold colors, incorporating the current aztec trend to your decor.  Your fashion forward friends will appreciate the glimpse of style these coasters bring to the room.  

This gift is a great stocking stuffer! Available in sets of four, they are priced at $25.    


Buy Local at Charlie Thigpen's Garden Gallery

Charlie Thigpen has a passion for supporting local artists, and fills his store with locally made items perfect for your holiday gift list, such as these pieces from Daysprings Pottery. The pottery shown here was handcrafted using real leaves, bringing an element of nature to your home, and creating a unique dish perfect for food, candy, soap or simply gorgeous table décor. Many of these pieces have inspirational quotes and verses on the bottom, adding a special touch to your gift. They are microwave, dishwasher and food safe. These one-of-a-kind pieces start at just $30.

Jewelry At Richard Tubb Interiors… Who knew?

Richard Tubb Interiors has amazing furniture, but did you know he also has amazing jewelry?

Recently, Jan Michael’s jewelry was added to his store in Pepper Place, and just like his furniture, this jewelry is unique and eye catching.  The designer of this line is based in San Francisco where each piece is handmade using antique glass beads, semi-precious stones, African beads and brass findings.  

For less than $40, the rings in this collection make for another great stocking stuffer.  With that price tag we may be adding a few of these to our own wish lists!


Your Child Will Love bBlocks

Blocks are one toy that never goes out of style, which is why bBlocks from bDot Architecture is a perfect gift for your little one. bDot recently patented these blocks, with plans to sell in local stores, but are currently available at the bDot showroom in Pepper Place - Get yours before they hit the shelves!  Each block is the same shape with an easy connector on the side, keeping the design simple, which allows and encourages children to better use their imagination.  However, this gift isn’t just for kids… we’ve been told adults love them too!  Choose between three different color options, and be the first to get your child (or “big kid”) this modern version of the block!

A Gift that Will Create the Perfect Holiday “Atmosphere”

Help your friends and family create the perfect holiday atmosphere with Voluspa candles from Atmosphere Home Essentials. These rich aromatic scents are available in two special holiday varieties: “Spruce Cuttings” and “Visions of Sugar Plum."  Owner Barri Thompson suggests burning both at the same time for a perfect mix of holiday scents.

Candles come in two bright color options, with the larger size placed in an elegant container, making for a gorgeous fragrant statement in your home. A small version of each scent is also available, perfect for those office gifts and stocking stuffers!   Starting at $14.

 Give The Gift Of Calmness This Season

With all of the hectic holiday hustle and bustle, Aveda’s “Feeling Calm is a Gift” limited edition gift set is perfect for that busy person in your life.   Included in the set are Aveda’s amazing ShampureTM hand reliefTM , body wash and a wonderful travel size lotion available at Click Salon for $33.50.

Eggnog Flavored Coffee is a Favorite in Pepper Place

The Red Cat’s
 eggnog flavored coffee brings the taste of the holidays to your morning cup of Joe. Pair a bag of this seasonal roast with a handmade mug for the coffee lovers in your life. Red Cat’s coffee is specially roasted in house, and mugs are locally made by Dragon Valley Artworks.  

Gift certificates are also available, which every college student will appreciate!


  Local Handmade Jewelry at Interiors Market for a Limited Time

Furniture and décor are not the only items available during the holiday season at Interiors Market.

For a limited time, Linda Freeman Jewel Wear is available, adding to our list of gift ideas this year. This one-of-a-kind collection includes necklaces and broaches, featuring crosses and flowers with vibrant colors. Every great outfit needs a statement piece, which is what these pieces were made to be.

All jewelry is handmade by local artist, Linda Freeman.

Give the Gift of Country Living

Know anyone who loves, DIY projects, new recipes, inspirational home ideas and holiday party planning? If so, a subscription to Country Living Magazine is a great gift idea! The entire staff of Country Living relocated to Pepper Place from NYC last year, and we are thrilled to have them in Pepper Place!  

You can find the gift subscription order form on the Country Living website. 

Gift Certificates Are Always a Good Idea

The foodies in your life will love a gift certificate from Cantina Tortilla Grill or Bettola.    Both are locally owned and have been highlighted as Birmingham’s Best finalists in the past year.  You can never go wrong with Alabama Food!


Entering its 28th year, Terrific New Theatre is Pepper Place’s live performance theatre, with multiple performances throughout the year. Gift certificates for two tickets to any show are available for $40.



And, for your fit friends and yoga lovers, Aero Joe’s classes make a great gift! They are the only local studio offering special aerial yoga classes – perfect for the health-minded enthusiast.