It’s that time again, y’all – coworker gift guide time!
If you’re new to this party, check out our guides to gifts for coworkers from previous years, and buckle in for an even better one this year.
As a small business from Huntsville, Alabama, we at Blue Summit Supplies know how important it is to have the support of our community behind us. Over the last year – despite the many, many obstacles – we’ve managed to connect with our city more than ever before and have met some really wonderful people and organizations in the process.
And what better way to show our love for our fellow Huntsville small businesses than with a gift guide shining a holiday spotlight on some of our favorites?
Check out our 2020 guide to gifts for coworkers – Huntsville style.
Feeling fancy? Same, always, and Holtz Leather has you covered. This local artisan leather goods shop has something for absolutely everyone, regardless of budget. Think fine leather coasters, leather notebook covers, hand-poured candles, and leather clutches, coin purses, bags, briefcases, backpacks, and more of all sizes.
This gift is ideal for your work husband or wife. This gift is not ideal for the conscientious vegan.
Alabama Goods is a locally owned Huntsville shop specializing in Alabama-made products. Give someone the gift of Alabama the Beautiful with one of these Alabama-shaped gifts baskets and boxes full of local snacks and treats, which can be shipped anywhere in the U.S.
This gift is ideal for the serial snacker. This gift is not ideal for anyone with poor impulse control since they will want to eat it all in one go.
Once upon a time, Huntsville got its very own baseball team and voted on what to call it. The winning name? The Rocket City Trash Pandas.
Give your colleagues the gift of giggles this year by surprising them with some Trash Pandas merch. The mascot, Sprocket, is super cute, and the level of self-awareness in their humor is top-tier – like their ‘2020 Undefeated Season’ tee, tongue-in-cheek because the Pandas still haven’t played their first game due to COVID.
Want more on the Pandas? Check out our Made in the Rocket City feature giving you an insider’s look at their brand-new stadium.
This gift is ideal for your sports fanatic coworkers who love kitsch. This gift is not ideal for anyone without a sense of humor (or with a fear of raccoons).
In Bloom is a gifts and flower shop on located in the Clinton Row shops of downtown Huntsville and right now, they are decked out for the holiday season. This is the ideal place to grab all your gifts for holiday fanatics – they have a wide range of ornaments, tea towels, candles, and more, plus a sizable selection of Alabama-centric goods!
This is a shop best visited in person, so slip on your mask, bundle up against the cold, and make a trip to Jefferson Street downtown to pick out the perfect presents.
This gift is ideal for the Angelas in your office. This gift is not ideal for the clumsy colleague who accidentally breaks everything.
What? Blue Summit Supplies made the gift guide this year?! What a crazy coincidence, we are so flattered!
In case you aren’t in the know, Blue Summit Supplies is an office supply store that offers high-quality office supplies at affordable prices.
Either way, we’ve got it all, and what says ‘I like you but not in a weird way’ to your coworkers better than shiny new office supplies?
This gift is ideal for any coworker whose name you don’t know. This gift is not ideal for your significant other.
Pizelle’s Confections is a chocolatier based out of Lowe Mill in Huntsville, a venue you may recognize from our Made in the Rocket City series. This locally owned, women-operated business is a Huntsville staple and their artisan, delicious chocolates make the absolute perfect gift for just about anyone.
My personal favorite chocolate? The Goodbye Earl – chocolate ganache with local honey and Earl Gray tea. Ho-ho-holy deliciousness.
This gift is ideal for anyone who likes good things. This gift is not ideal for your keto colleague.
While 2020 may be rapidly shrinking in our rearview mirror (bye forever, we won’t miss you), we’ll still be sporting facemasks into the new year. But don’t despair – you can stay COVID-cautious in comfort with these Dapper Dude masks.
Splurge a little on your colleagues (or on yourself) with these uniquely designed, handmade masks and look stylish while staying safe.
This gift is ideal for your workplace bestie. This gift is not ideal for… well, no, this gift is kind of perfect for anyone.
Piper & Leaf is a personal favorite among our office, and by that I really mean of mine since I drink their tea at least twice a day, every day.
This family-owned and operated tea seller creates their tea blends with as many local ingredients as possible, most grown straight from their own farm, garden, forest, and briar patch.
This gift is ideal for the soft-spoken girl who really loves cats. This gift is not ideal for the sales rep with a coffee addiction.
Want to give the gift of fun fashion? Green Pea Press, a local printshop in Huntsville, has got you covered. Their creative, custom designs are sure to stand out, with t-shirt options ranging from Huntsville-specific to Alabama representation to just straight up funky.
If it’s not shirts you’re after, they also sell hats, masks, and more – it’s the ultimate ‘something for everything’ shop.
This gift is ideal for the edgy athleisure fanatic who lives for comfort. This gift is not ideal for me, since I own most of their stuff already.
Want to keep things simple and straightforward while repping your love of the Huntsville area? Check out the Visit Huntsville Rocket City Shop and grab a Huntsville (or Madison) themed face mask.
This gift is ideal for the marketing team who posts a lot of selfies. This gift is not ideal for your friend who works for Huntsville city, since they probably already have 3.
Still unsure about where to get your local gifts, Alabama? Check out this resource put together to help connect Christmas shoppers with local North Alabama businesses: Get Your Gift On.
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