December 8, 2020

Kings Heath is the gift that just keeps giving!

From crafters and makers to entrepreneurs and bakers, local independents are what make Kings Heath so unique, and we LOVE it. We’ve come together this year to support Kings Heath businesses when they’ve needed us the most by shopping locally, and when you choose to shop local, your buying habits support your community. For heartfelt gifts that you can’t find anywhere else, shop local this festive season.

Check out some of our absolute favourite gift ideas that you can find right here on your doorstep in Kings Heath!

Kitchen Garden Market – 7 & 17 York Road
Kitchen Garden Cafe, Kitchen Garden Shop, and Fletchers Bar are joining forces to bring you a brand new Christmas Pop-Up Market! Thursdays-Saturdays in the run up to Christmas, local artists and makers will be selling their Christmas goodies throughout the day, plus a whole host of takeaway treats and Kitchen Garden Deli to-go dishes on offer. The main shop will also be open for all of your green thumb essentials, including your Christmas Tree. We can’t WAIT to see what the team comes up with, so please do support this fantastic idea. To find out more, head on over to the Kitchen Garden Facebook page.

Gift idea – Garden must-haves! £24.99 – £200
From outdoor accessories, like lanterns and outdoor rugs, to dutch ovens, fire pits, chimneys and stoves, Kitchen Garden has everything you need to create your own slice of heaven in your garden this winter.

Harvest Skincare – 34 Poplar Road
At Harvest, less is more. Each product is lovingly crafted by hand – “We know that nature has provided all we need to nourish, restore, protect and heal, so we only use 100% pure ingredients with powerful properties to take care of your skin. We also believe that if nature is taking care of us, we should be looking after nature too, so our packaging is simple, biodegradable and reusable. Our waste is minimal and our products are only tested on people, never on animals.”

Gift idea – Comfort Gift Set – £36
This beautifully-crafted set includes a slow sandalwood candle and 2 lavender bags, and comes in a reusable box with lid. Products are gift wrapped with seasonal herbs and wrapped in organic fabric, while the outer box will be dressed with hemp twine and seasonal herbs. You also have the option to add a gift message, perfect for sending direct to your loved ones!

Lavender bags – “Hand dyed with tea and sewn in Birmingham. All proceeds support women who are refugees in our city of Birmingham. In partnership we train and support women to grow, harvest, dye and sew each product and advocate for their health, wellbeing and financial independence.”

Kingsway Market – 69 High Street

Just when you thought Christmas markets were completely cancelled this year, the team behind At The Kingsway got to work, giving this much-loved venue a festive makeover to make room for a pop-up market! There’s something for absolutely everyone from a whole host of local independent vendors, from vintage clothing to one-of-a-kind works of art, plus plenty of nibbles to feed your appetite.
Opening times are Tuesday – Thursday from 1pm-5pm, and Friday – Sunday from 11am-6pm.

The Early Bird Bakery – 28 High Street
A local favourite, this coffee shop & bakery in Kings Heath brings over ten years of industry experience to offer delicious and creative bakes. From cakes and tarts, to coffee and pies, make this Christmas a little bit sweeter with the help of the lovely team at The Early Bird Bakery! Limited-time Christmas goods are available, plus handy gift vouchers.

Gift idea – Whole Chocolate, Cherry and Hazelnut Tart – £20
What more is there to say really? This exquisitely scrumptious home baked beauty will be a stand out centrepiece at any festive feast this Christmas!

The Jewellery Stop – 44 Poplar Road
At The Jewellery Stop you’ll find an exquisite collection of vibrant resin jewellery, sterling silver, freshwater pearls and semi precious jewellery along with scarves, bags, purses and lovely little giftables, including hand cream and soap just for Christmas.

Gift idea – Red Aztec Collection – £88 total
This stylish jewellery collection features a vibrant, show-stopping design made from resin and silverleaf. The subtle texture combined with the bold single tone colour looks absolutely stunning!

Precision Imaging – 4 High Street
Bring your images to life with Precision Imaging – an independent print lab based right here on our Kings Heath High Street! The team supplies high quality photographic and wall art products at reasonable prices whilst ensuring the highest levels of customer service.

Gift idea – Canvas & Frame Bundle – £99
Tick 5 presents of your Christmas list and save £44 at the same time with this great limited-time festive offer!

£16.50 from each sale will go directly to University Hospitals Birmingham Charity, which will fund activities for their older patients, including those with dementia, who will be in hospital over Christmas. These activities are proven to keep patients entertained, engaged and calm, find out more here.

Balloon Away – 11 Waterloo Road
Balloon Away offers a stunning balloon decoration service to customers throughout Birmingham and surrounding areas with many years experience, catering for all occasions, whatever the budget. Their balloons are of the highest quality, matched with a personalised expert service. The Balloon Away Christmas selection includes a range of foile favourites, from Christmas trees to Santa Claus, and many more!

Gift idea – Elf on a Shelf Christmas Balloons – £6.95 – £17.95
Take your Elf on a Shelf game to the next level this Christmas by igniting your kids’ imaginations with these fun and unique balloons! The standard foil elf is a more affordable option, while the elf inside a balloon with a customisable foil balloon at the top makes for a truly special Christmas surprise.

Grace + James – 23 York Road

Order some chic and delicious festive gift items for delivery or collection from the much-loved team at Grace + James! Their wide selection of wines, cheese and deli products are sure to put a smile on any face this Christmas, and be sure to check out their new and exclusive Xmas Pre-Orders.

Gift idea – Italian Selection Hamper (Xmas Pre-order) – £35

A gift box of Italian treats, including:
– 1 x bottle of Di Majo Norante Sangiovese (rich, ripe and fruity)
– 1 x wild boar salame 340g
– 1 x Italian soft cheese – either La Tur or Carboncino (depending on stock)
– 1 x Peter’s Yard Sourdough Crispbread crackers 90g

Enki – 30 High Street
For artisan gifts and cards you can’t find anywhere else, put your faith in Enki! Owner, Faith, creates bespoke jewellery while also featuring countless independent crafters and makers on the shelves of her store. From clothes to home furnishings, games to books, pop by Enki or order online for collection or delivery. 

Gift idea – Story Box: Create Your Own Fairytale – £12.99

There’s something for all the family over at Enki, including a wide selection of unique and exciting children’s gifts. Check out this Story Box – use the 20 double-sided puzzle pieces to create an 8-foot long fairy tale like no other! This beautifully-illustrated gift is sure to ignite imaginations and create hours of fun. 

Mirrorstone Crystals – 4B Heathfield Road

At Mirrorstone Crystals, they have an exquisite range of crystals, fossils, jewellery and gifts for your pleasure. The team has a passion for crystals and fossils as wonders of the natural world and believe that everyone should have the opportunity to experience these unique secrets of our planet first-hand. Based right here in Kings Heath, Mirrorstone Crystals is the Midland’s leading crystal and fossil shop, providing a personal service at fair prices.

Gift idea – Himalayan Salt Lamp – £8.99-£46.99

Himalayan salt is rock salt or halite formed 250 million years ago in what is now the Punjab region of Pakistan. Impurities and trace minerals in the salt give the lamps their characteristic pink and red colourations. Soothing, natural & attractive lighting that looks beautiful in any room. Gorgeous ambient lighting in a number of sizes that doesn’t cost the Earth!

The Juke – 16 York Road

Good beer, good music, good people! The Juke is a bespoke craft beer bar and eatery with an authentic vintage, free to play jukebox. Their taps are full of hand-picked craft beer, while their kitchen is home to some of Birmingham’s best street food traders.

Gift idea – Christmas Juke Boxes – £27 – £30

Choose from a range of beers with delivery up until Christmas Eve! Every box comes with a mystery 7″ single, plus £3 from the sale of each box goes to St Basil’s Charity – preventing youth homelessness in the West Midlands.

All Saints Dental Clinic – 1st Floor, All Saints Centre

If you’re looking for a stress free dental experience offering a range of different treatments all under one roof, then All Saints Dental Clinic is the practice for you. Their mission is to ensure that all of their patients have easy access to the best possible standards of dentistry and dental care and alongside the best possible customer service.

Gift idea – Teeth Whitening Consultation – FREE
While you’re thinking of everyone else this Christmas, don’t forget to treat yourself as well! All Saints Dental Clinic are currently offering FREE teeth whitening consultations worth £35! You deserve a bit of TLC after the year you’ve had, so hit the All Saints Dental team up on social media, give them a call, or check out their website here.

Xover Nutrition – 61 The Parade

Xover Nutrition stocks thousands of vegan & organic products. They’ve got you and your family covered for food & health products this Christmas. You can place orders online for delivery or local pick up! 

Gift idea – bath bombs – £3 each

Who doesn’t love a bath bomb? Put together a selection of bathtime goodies for that special someone this Christmas! All of Xover’s bath bombs are handmade and free from chemicals, paraben and SLS, with scents ranging from Berry Blast to Candyfloss & Mallow. Fun and relaxing for all ages! Why not check out their incredible range of soaps while you’re there too…

Gorilla Coffee Workshop – 1A Drayton Road

At Gorilla Coffee, the team has a fully equipped workshop that can deal with all your bike servicing needs. From consultation and advice on a custom build, to an on the spot tube change, they’ve got you covered. In addition to in-house servicing work, Gorilla Coffee Workshop offers a mobile pickup and delivery business.

Gift idea – Gorilla Coffee Cycling Club Casual T-Shirt – £19

Show your allegiance to Birmingham’s best cycling club (we say) when you’re off the bike with this 100% cotton t-shirt which has the club’s small logo on the chest and a large logo on the back. Available for collection or delivery!

Sometimes, you just can’t beat a nice and simple gift card for the person who has everything! Below are just a few of our local favourites that currently offer gift cards to order online, from food to beauty.

Hemaxi Beauty – 63 Alcester Road South

Hedshed – 57 High Street (gift vouchers available in-store only)

Loco Lounge – 32-34 High Street
Coffee #1 – 13-15 Alcester Road South