Small Businesses to Support This Holiday


Julia Baugher, Contributor

After the peak of this grueling pandemic, many small businesses are still struggling to find normalcy. There are plenty of opportunities to shop locally here in the Madison-Huntsville area, and you’re bound to find the perfect gifts while you’re at it. Here are some shops you should check out:

Zion Gourmet Popcorn

This is another store in downtown Madison, and if you have to buy gifts for several friends or teammates, this might be an affordable way to get everyone something they will enjoy. They have popcorn in various sizes and flavors, and they also have fudge.

Lemon and Lavender

This cute little shop in downtown Madison has all kinds of gift potential. Candles, organic coffee beans, and home decor items at multiple price points make this shop a perfect place to shop for Christmas.

Twisted Tree 

This store is on Old Madison Pike. It contains booths from a wide array of vendors. Some of the booths sell crafts, specialty items, and some antiques.

Fleet Feet

If you’re looking for gifts for the more athletic people in your life, you might be able to find it at Fleet Feet on Hughes Road. Though shoes and workout gear might be pricey, you could also consider gifting running socks, headlamps, running gloves, reflective gear, or water bottles.

Poke Collect

This brand new store might be the perfect place to find something for your Pokemon-obsessed friends. It is also on Hughes Road and in the same shopping center as Fleet Feet.

Want to venture to Huntsville? Check out these small businesses:

The Little Green Store

With their handmade art and unforgettable gallery shows, The Little Green Store is not a place to forget. They’ll even wrap your purchase!

University Pickers

University Pickers is a great way to support small businesses- it’s a mall full of them! With over 100 different local shops, there’s countless opportunities to expand your 2021 gift-giving.

Lowe Mill

If you’re looking for artsy gifts, you should make sure to visit Lowe Mill. There are so many artists and craft vendors that you’re sure to find something to your liking.