A recommendation for anyone travelling into Birmingham city centre to do their Christmas shopping: walk three minutes up the High Street from the Bullring and go visit the We are Birmingham shop for some unique local presents.
If you want to buy into something made in Birmingham rather than mass-produced, this shop offers a route to market for the area’s arts and crafts talent: from record vinyl bowls to quirky jewellery to Birmingham t-shirts.
It also offers gigs, sofas for a sit-down other happenings. There’s an art gallery in the basement so you can get your cultural fix without having to walk all the way to the Ikon or BMAG.
And it’s something Birmingham can be proud of.
Here’s their website for further info: We Are Birmingham.
Check out the cute knitted tree decorations I bought there last week, only £2 each.