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The 2022 Lake Martin Christmas Gift Guide

gifts under a Christmas tree

The feeling of Christmas is in the air! And that means cherished time with family and friends-and picking out the perfect gifts for those family and friends! The local shops around Lake Martin have some of the best, unique gift ideas for everyone on your list! Of course the shopping season officially kicks off on Black Friday, and we have the perfect place for you to get your shopping started!

The Best Place To Be On Black Friday

kids with santa

Black Friday has become known to be a a prime day for kicking off Christmas shopping-but you can avoid the crowded malls, have some fun, and still get some shopping done in the process.  Around here, we celebrate the day after Thanksgiving at Russell Crossroads, where they host their annual Christmas at Crossroads and Holiday Bazaar events.  The fun will be happening from 9a-4p, and Santa will even be coming down from the North Pole for the festivities.  There will also be tons of artisans onsite with everything from  jewelry, soaps, paintings, pottery, woodwork, lotions, furniture, and much more!  Locally made products always make a great Christmas gift for your lake-loving friends!

Where It’s Happening:

Russell Crossroads

27 Russell Farms Rd, Alexander City, AL 35010

(256) 397-1019

After Black Friday, the shopping fun continues around Alexander City, Dadeville, and Eclectic.  We know some of those on your Christmas gift list can be a little hard to buy for though, so we have helped pick out some great finds around the Lake Martin area. There are so many great items to be found in our local shops, and we are excited to share a few of our favorite gift ideas for 2022!

Top Christmas Gift Ideas From Local Lake Martin Shops

Anything and Everything YETI

yeti

Russell Marine has Lake Martin’s largest selection of YETI coolers, drinkware, ramblers, and adventure accessories for the whole family.

Where to find it:

Russell Marine Boating & Outdoors

19 Russell Marine Road, Alexander City, AL 35010

256-397-1700

Outdoor Furniture

outdoor furniture

Here at the lake, we love spending time outdoors, so outdoor furniture is always a great gift idea.  Big discounts are happening on all outdoor furniture from Black Friday through the end of the year. 

Where to find it:

Lake Martin Mini Mall

7995 Kowaliga Road  Eclectic, AL  36024

(334) 857-3900 

Handmade Picnic Table

picnic table

A great addition to any lake home!  This one of a kind item was handmade by students at Benjamin Russell High School right here in Alexander City.  

Where to find it:

Longleaf Antique and Flea Mall

591 Alex City Shopping Center Drive  Alexander City, AL  35010

256-234-3492 

Marine Steps and Step Treads

step treads

Is a dock upgrade on your project list this holiday season? Russell Do it Center in Alexander City has the best marine steps and step treads from Traxion and ThruFlow to elevate your dock appeal before next summer comes around.

Where to find it:

Russell Do it Center

1750 AL Hwy 22, Alexander City, AL 35010

256-234-2567

Hand Painted Fishing Lures

fishing lures

Hand painted by local artist and fisherman Mark Lewis, these lures would make the perfect gift or stocking stuffer for the angler in your life.

Where to find it:

The Picket Fence

12 Main Street Alexander City, AL 35010

256-777-3847

Southern Cocktails Recipe Book

southerrn cocktails book

This book is full of all of the delicious cocktail recipes that we enjoy here in the South!  Your friends who love entertaining at their homes will love this!

Where to find it:

Tippy Canoe

6068 AL-63, Alexander City, AL 35010

256-392-4802

Gift Baskets

gift basket

Let Catherine’s Market create a wonderful holiday gift basket for that special person or occasion this season.  Just drop by or call to place an order and leave the worry to them.  Ideas are endless such as combining party essentials, locally sourced snacks, pastries or cheeses, steaks or seafood, and a perfect bottle of wine.  It will be a treat for all to enjoy!

Where to find it:

Catherine’s Market

17 Russell Farms Road, Alexander City, AL 35010

256-215-7070

Cornhole Boards

cornhole boards

Get the whole family involved with these All-Weather Corn Hole Boards that are the perfect family game and will last you for years!

Where to find it:

Lake Martin Mini Mall

7995 Kowaliga Road  Eclectic, AL  36024

(334) 857-3900 

Christmas Candles

candles

Who doesn’t love the welcoming fragrance of the Christmas season?  These seasonal candles come in scents like Christmas Tree Farm, Winter Cabin, and more!

Where to find it:

Tippy Canoe

6068 AL-63, Alexander City, AL 35010

256-392-4802

Dadeville Bag

dadeville bag

Dadeville 36853, it’s not just a Zip Code, it’s a lifestyle- and Dadeville has its own Zip Code bags!! They are made in the USA and a portion of the proceeds benefits the Dadeville Beautification Board!!   

Where to find it:

Off the Beaton Path

21322 US-280, Dadeville, AL 36853

205-708-3127

LaKay’s Flowers and Gifts 

368 East South Street  Dadeville, AL  36853

256-825-2890 

Zazu’s Verandah

128 W. Cusseta Street  Dadeville, AL  36853

256-307-2188

Christmas Cooking Utensils

spatulas

The perfect stocking stuffer for your favorite Gigi, Nana, Mimi, or Grammy.  And-you may just get some homemade treats for yourself with this gift too!  

Where to find it:

Tippy Canoe

6068 AL-63, Alexander City, AL 35010

256-392-4802

Handmade Cutting Boards

cuttingboards

Beautiful cutting boards are perfect for the chef in your life. 

Where to find it:

Longleaf Antique and Flea Mall

591 Alex City Shopping Center Drive  Alexander City, AL  35010

256-234-3492 

Cathy Quigley Artworks Shells

painted clam shells

These beautiful clam shells hand crafted by Cathy Quigley Artworks are all the rage!  The Christmas themed shells are ready for tree hanging. Cathy’s shells can be enjoyed as salt cellars, soap dishes, serving pieces, or simply home decor. 

Where to find it:

Tippy Canoe

6068 AL-63, Alexander City, AL 35010

256-392-4802

Lake Martin 2022 Christmas Ornaments

Christmas ornaments

Christmas ornament

Everyone loves having memories of the lake, so what better way to share this with them than with a unique Lake Martin Christmas ornament.  

Where to find them:

Tippy Canoe

6068 AL-63, Alexander City, AL 35010

256-392-4802

Lake Martin Mini Mall

7995 Kowaliga Road  Eclectic, AL  36024

(334) 857-3900

Local Sauces 

sauces

Where to find it: 

Tippy Canoe

6068 AL-63, Alexander City, AL 35010

256-392-4802

Old Row Sweatshirts

old row sweatshirt

Old Row t shirts and sweatshirts are great for the teenagers on your gift list.  Check out a wide variety of mens and ladies Old Row t-shirts, sweatshirts, and caps.  Old Row items are great for the teenagers on your gift list.

Where to find it:

Lake Martin Boutique

264 N. Broadnax Street  Dadeville, AL  36253

256-307-1470

One of a Kind Antiques

pickett fence

For those who love those one of a kind pieces, check out the ample inventory of unique antiques available at our local antique shops.

Where to find it:

The Picket Fence

12 Main Street Alexander City, AL 35010

256-777-3847

Longleaf Antique and Flea Mall

591 Alex City Shopping Center Drive  Alexander City, AL  35010

256-234-3492 

Gift Certificates

people riding horses

Nothing makes a better gift than memories, so pick up gift certificates to some of our fun adventures like Fishing with Alex City Guide Service, A Boat Tour with Lake Martin Tours, Horseback Riding at The Stables at Russell Crossroads, or Shooting at Lake Martin Machine Gun.

And you can never go wrong with a gift certificate that can be used on some of the best eats and drinks around Lake Martin.  Places like SpringHouse, BRU 63, Who’s Diner, and Scooter’s make great gift items.  

Or if you are looking for a more relaxing experience, you may want to pick up a gift certificate from one of our great Bed and Breakfasts-Mistletoe Bough Bed and Breakfast or Paradise Bed and Breakfast on Lake Martin. These make a great gift for those parents who have everything-or for a couple who needs a getaway.

For inspiration on planning your next trip to the area, check out ExploreLakeMartin.com or order your OFFICIAL Lake Martin Visitor’s Guide here.

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