Briarwood Christian Bookstore. Decorate your home with a beautiful Nativity hand made in Anman, Jordan. It’s a gift that gives back in an amazing way. The olive wood pieces are from Glad Tidings Holy Land Designs and provide an avenue of economic support and stability for artisans and their families. The Holy Land Fair Trade Community Workshop began in 2001 as an outreach to provide training and employment to men and women who are deaf, disabled or disadvantaged. The Nativity sets are available at Briarwood Christian Bookstore where you will also find extra special gifts made by local artisan Missi Wesson. Wesson’s Mountain Laurel Valley Company offers candles, festive towels, handmade soaps and more. You will also find special discounts at the bookstore on a wide variety of 2019 calendars and Bibles. The bookstore, located inside Briarwood Presbyterian Church, has extended shopping hours leading up to Christmas. Visit www.briarwood.org/bookstorefor details.
Double Oak Mountain Pharmacy. Get your prescriptions filled while finding some great last-minute Christmas gifts. The pharmacy keeps in stock all year round a wide selection of candles includingCapri Blue Volcano, Aspen Bay and Greenleaf’s Cashmere Kiss. You’ll also find activities to keep the kids busy while out of school, including a Nativity Scene Kit that’s not only fun but also a great teaching tool about the reason for the season. Double Oak Mountain Pharmacy is conveniently located on Highway 280 at the Greystone Centre, www.doubleoakmountainrx.com.
Wild Birds Unlimited. Give your home a festive look while taking care of your feathered friends. New this year, Wild Birds Unlimited on Montgomery Highway in Hoover, www.wbu.com/birmingham, has rustic wreaths made of edible bird seed. You’ll also find many other unique gift ideas including birdhouses, birdfeeders, decorative garden flags and more. The store is offering a 20% discount off one regularly priced item through Christmas Eve. Just print out the coupon found on page 27 of the December issue of Birmingham Christian Family, www.birminghamchristian.com/issues. †