With such a crazy year, you have probably already begun your holiday shopping. However, if you’re anything like me, you still have a lot to finish. Between small gatherings, office parties and shopping for friends and family, it can be overwhelming.

One of this year’s biggest concerns is staying safe and healthy. While all of our tenants at Lane Parke have gone above and beyond to ensure your safety, there are steps that you can take to go the extra mile. We all know to wear a mask and practice social distancing, so I’ll skip that and move on to additional tips for safe shopping.

Whether you’re in need of gifts or meals for a {small} crowd, curbside pickup is a fast and easy option to pickup what you need quickly. Our “On The Go” initiative began a few months ago as an effort to have designated parking spots for customers to pickup their purchases.

One of my favorite purchases I’ve made and used curbside pickup for are the margarita kits from Sol Y Luna. You can’t go wrong with any of the flavors, but the Sol Y Luna is a great choice. It’s never too cold for margaritas! These kits are perfect for small gatherings or for a hostess gift. They also have a tailgating special on their menu!

If you’re not sure what to get someone, gift cards are a great way to go. Speaking of gift cards, Village Gold is a gift certificate that is very special to Mountain Brook. This is a certificate that can be purchased on the Mountain Brook Chamber of Commerce’s website. Village Gold is accepted by many Mountain Brook merchants, including a’mano, Swoop, B. Prince, CharBar No.7 and many more! You can see the full list here.

Don’t want to leave your house to shop? Thankfully, many of our retailers have online stores, most recently, a’mano. You can get gift big and small from Swoop, B. Prince, and a’mano from the comfort of your home. If you’re ready to get out of the house and find something new, then you should definitely check out our newest tenant, Buff City Soap. There you can find bath boms, handmade soaps, laundry detergent and more!

Hopefully this has helped sparked ideas for planning your upcoming shopping trip to Lane Parke and other Mountain Brook merchants. It is important now more than ever to shop and dine local. Stay tuned for our upcoming gift guide for more specific gifts!