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Birmingham Gifts Guide

Looking for a cool gift for the Brummie in your life? How about something unique inspired by their home city?

Birmingham gifts come in all shapes and sizes in print, as art and cuddly toys. Here’s our pick of the best gifts celebrating all things Birmingham.

Birmingham Art Gift - The Birmingham Colour Palette Art Print

This colourful Birmingham art print makes a great gift for any home.

Whether you’re a Black Sabbath fan or have fond memories of late nights at the legendary Mr Egg café this unique Birmingham artwork celebrates the best of the city and its landmarks.

Check out the Birmingham Colour Palette Art Print

Top Brutes Playing Cards: BIRMINGHAM

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Image: Spaceplay

 

We love this version of the classic card game featuring 24 of Birmingham’s Brutalist landmarks including the Rotunda, New Street Signal Box and Central Library.

If you’re looking for an unusual gift inspired by the second city this cool set by Spaceplay should be in the running.

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101 Things Birmingham Gave The World

 

Image: Amazon (Authors: Jon Bounds, Jon Hickman, Craig Hamilton, Et al)

Did you know Birmingham gave Batman, the football league and Manchester, yep Manchester, to the world?  

These are just some of the fascinating, funny and informative ‘facts’ you’ll find in the eye-opening book 101 Things Birmingham Gave The World.

With its tongue-in-cheek style and a foreword by Brummie comedian Stewart Lee, this book, which was written by the team behind the hit Birmingham miscellany Paradise Circus, means they’ll never be short of conversation again.

 Grab yours on Amazon

Perry Mascot Soft Toy

Image: Commonwealth Games Official Shop

It’s a big year for Birmingham with the arrival of some of the best athletes in the world for the Commonwealth Games.

Help little ones join in the Birmingham 2022 celebrations with this soft toy of Perry the official mascot.

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Birmingham Gift for Book Lovers - Bright Lies

 

Image: A.A. Abbott

Know someone who loves a good crime novel?

Bright Lies by A.A. Abbott is a psychological thriller set in Birmingham. It follows the story of a teenager who ends up living in a squat and working in a Birmingham nightclub in a bid to escape her toxic home life.

The author spent time in the city during a career in finance and, although she’s now in Bristol, she enjoys coming back to spend time in the city’s coffee shops, real ale pubs and cocktail bars looking for inspiration.

Find out more about the book and author

Birmingham Gift For Anyone - The Birmingham Colour Palette Mug

 

Image: Birminghammuseums.org.uk

If tea is more, err, someone’s cup of tea how about this cool mug featuring The Birmingham Colour Palette?

You can buy it exclusively from Birmingham Museums’ online shop

Birmingham Gift for History Bufs - Invention & Design; Elkington of Birmingham

Image: Positively Birmingham Shop

Looking for a gift for a design and history fan? How about a signed copy of Invention & Design; Elkington of Birmingham?

This hardback book explores how one family and its Jewellery Quarter business helped change the world through electroplating.

It’s full of colourful photographs of the products they created, from candlesticks to cutlery, which became all the rage in Victorian times.

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Cadbury Birmingham City Dairy Milk Gift Bar

Image: Cadburygiftsdirect.co.uk

Birmingham City FC fans will love this limited edition chocolate bar dedicated to their club.

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Lost Destination: Spaghetti Junction

Image: wearedorothy.com (Concept and art direction by Dorothy and illustration by Steve Millership)

Love it or loathe it, Spaghetti Junction is one of Birmingham’s best known landmarks.

This stylish print inspired by early 20th century travel posters gives it a beauty all of its own and would make a cool gift for someone’s home.  

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Rotunda Industries T-shirt

 

Image: rotundaindustries.com

Rotunda Industries was set up by two Birmingham designers who wanted to make stuff celebrating their love for their home city.

This American college style unisex T-shirt in royal blue featuring the Rotunda Industries logo makes a cool gift.   

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