These Are a Few of Our Favorite (Huntsville) Things

Here at Rocket City Mom, we are ALL ABOUT LOCAL. We eat, sleep, and breathe local. We cover local events, share information about local resources, and help our readers find local people and businesses to connect with. So, of course, we think everyone should shop local this holiday season.

“Local retailers are often the ones donating to charities or supporting little league teams, and shopping local this holiday season is a way to show support while stimulating our local economy,” said Melissa Warnke, the Manager of Communications and Engagement at The Alabama Retail Association. “You get the personal connection, the customer service that you get, and being able to know the people that your shopping with, and have that personal one on one connection.”

But we’ve got another great reason to shop local – cool gifts. When you buy your holiday gift from a small local business you know it’s going to be unique. Why give the same old tired DVD or toy that anyone could buy from any big retail chain? This year, buy something AWESOME.

Here’s our favorite gifts that are made in the Rocket City or are in some way Huntsville-centric. #ShopLocalYall

Our Favorite Rocket City Gift Ideas


Eggbeater Jesus Eggbeaters

Eggs never tasted so cosmic! Created after a Huntville icon, you can whisk your way into someone’s heart with this unique handmade gift.
Where You Can Get One: Studio 324, Lowe Mill’s‘s Saturday Artist Market

Rocket City Apparel

We love these clever shirts, and the best part is they show your love of all things Huntsville and come in many sizes – even kids!
Where You Can Get One: Green Pea Press


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Books About Huntsville for Kids

These children’s books all feature Huntsville within their covers and/or were written by Huntsville authors.

Where You Can Get One: Huntsville’s new independent bookseller, Snail on the Wall,  can hook you up!

Snail on the Wall

Snail on the Wall

Anything Space Camp

As children of the 80s, we’re a sucker for anything and everything that’s got a Space Camp logo on it. NASA flight suits, astronaut ice cream, and “Space Camp Hair Don’t Care” t-shirts will please every space enthusiast on your list.
Where You Can Get It: Museum gift shop at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center

Cosmic Prints

I absolutely love my original print from Ethereal Geometry Arts. #OnlyInHuntsville
Where You Can Get One: Order from his Etsy shop


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Hand-Stitched Journals

We’re in love with these well-made goods “for a life in full bloom”, designed and stitched with love in Huntsville. Every writer needs a notebook & pencil pouch from this mom-owned biz.
Where to Get One: Hettie Joan online

Bath & Beauty

Shea creams, spa-grade skincare, and lovely smelling bath teas are some of our favorite items from this little farm on the outskirts of Huntsville.
Where You Can Get Them: 1818 Farms or any of these local retailers

Huntsville Home & Garden

Looking for a gift for someone with a green thumb? Grab Garden Bingo and a copy of the Grumpy Gardener’s new book. We also love their adorable Huntsville or Madison themed tea towels.
Where You Can Get Them: Huntsville Botanical Garden Shoppe


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Fine Leather Goods

Treat yo’self to handmade-in-Huntsville belts, wallets, journal covers, totes, purses, and more!
Where You Can Get Them: Holtz Leather Co.

Yummy Smelling Candles

Nekkid Candles gets its name from the simplicity of their materials, and with scents like FurBaby Kisses, Alabama Kudzu, Grandma’s Secret Recipe, Monkey Farts, Campfire, and Butt Nekkid you can’t pick a bad one! Made here in Huntsville.
Where You Can Get Them: Any of these local retailers

Nibbles & Sips

One of our favorite things to give are gifts that are consumable. They’re perfect for teachers, party hosts, and friends! Just make sure your treats are Huntsville-made like these:


Huntsville gift guide