It’s that time of year once again when we start making out our nice list—and for the very nicest of them all, we go to Bromberg’s. As the country’s oldest family-owned retailer, we absolutely adore this season, when we get to deck the halls of our stores and wrap a little joy in our signature silver packages. So of course, it’s only fitting that we gather together our top recommendations of the year and highlight the brands we’re most excited about in our Holiday Gift Guide.
Our 2022 guide should have something for everyone on your list—from the chic and savvy to the classic and sophisticated. And if you don’t see something that sparks your interest here, come visit our stores for a bespoke holiday shopping experience like no other in Birmingham.
For the woman in your life who always manages to make a statement while maintaining perfect sophistication, a piece from the Jude Frances collection will give her more ways to be truly unique. From stackable stone bangles to mix-and-matchable earring hoops and charms, Jude Frances jewelry offers versatility and va-va-voom.
We love the way this Provence Thin Band with Diamond Center stuns in its simplicity. White diamond stars glimmer in a signature brushed yellow gold finish, simultaneously perfect for the holidays or a summer on the coast. It’s just one of many fine examples of this collection’s splendor.
One of our most colorful collections, The Mazza Company’s unique hand-carved gemstone jewelry exudes opulence. Using techniques handed down through generations, the Mazza family continues to capture inspiration from their roots in Torre del Greco, Naples. Bold cabochon moonstones, dreamy blue topazes, and generous rubies all set in 14 and 18 karat gold—Mazza is the choice for those who dare to live life in technicolor. Browse the full collection at our Mountain Brook store!
Julie Vos jewelry may be best described as joyous—delicately crafted but never shying away from the spotlight. From the simplest quatrefoil hoop & charm earrings to the shimmering standout of the Marbella Demi Bracelet in Pearl, a Julie Vos piece accentuates the brightness of the beautiful woman in your life. Made using fine, semi-precious gemstones, shell pearls, and fused glass, these pieces make elegance look effortless.
Founded in Hölstein, Switzerland, in 1094, Oris is one of the few remaining watch brands to craft fully mechanical watches built to last a lifetime. Generations of craftsmanship have gone into the clockwork mechanisms of these fine watches, making them at once a timepiece and an objet d’art.
A distinctive piece for the distinguished man in your life, an Oris watch is a symbol of independence, pathfinding, and ingenuity. Our full Oris collection is housed at our Summit store and online.
You’ll notice a pattern of longevity and staying power in our recommendations. Like Bromberg’s itself, the Seiko watch company can trace its roots back to the 19th century, and it has been innovating every step of the way in the intervening years. The genius designs of these watches are world-renowned for accuracy and reliability—and they do it all in style.
For tinkerers and appreciators of a well-made machine, a high-end Seiko will delight this time of year—and with incredibly durable stainless steel and titanium, it will delight for many, many years to come. See the full collection at our Mountain Brook store, or browse select bestsellers online.
Whether you’ve got a jet-setter or a watch connoisseur on your list, a safe way to store, display, and transport fine watches is a must. WOLF’s premium watch boxes, watch cases, and watch winders are handmade from ultra-fine materials designed to protect luxury timepieces in style. From Cub single watch winders in sophisticated Cognac leather to sumptuous rose gold watch winders with jewelry storage, WOLF makes collecting stylish for men and women alike.
Alabama native Dirk Walker’s art has been featured in galleries from Birmingham to Denmark, Germany to Australia, and beyond. Locals are sure to have spotted his signature abstract realist paintings throughout town, whether in Mountain Brook Baptist Church or the Alabama Power Company.
Walker’s soaring brushstrokes play intricately with light, texture, and color, transforming familiar scenes into inspiring dreamscapes. We are proud to offer a selection of his works for sale this holiday season. The lover of fine art in your life will be humbled to bring home a one-of-a-kind work shaped by a local hand.
Simon Pearce Glassware is virtually synonymous with the holidays. As an inspiring component of any holiday tablescape, the signature Vermont Evergreen glass trees are always a major hit this time of year. Available in various sizes from 6” to 18”, these unique statement pieces are amazingly versatile and easy to integrate into any holiday theme.
We also carry various pieces of Simon Pearce tableware, from best-selling Woodbury bowls to glass clocks. The simple elegance of each is unmistakable.
One of our favorite holiday traditions here at Bromberg’s is choosing a new, special ornament for the tree every year. Waterford’s newest collectible Christmas ornaments for 2022 are here, and we can’t wait to show you how they sparkle. Start a new tradition or keep an old one alive with one of these timeless crystal ornaments, each with its own branded ribbon and date pendant to mark the occasion.
We hope this guide has sparked the holiday spirit in you as you go through your nice list this year. But if you’re still having trouble thinking up the perfect gift, visit our stores! Each of our associates has a honed, expert eye for detail, quality, and personalization, and we’re ready to help make your holiday dreams come true. Visit us in Mountain Brook or at The Summit before the rush begins for the best experience and largest selection!
Bromberg’s has been making dreams come true with our signature silver packages for over 185 holiday seasons and counting. The ones we love deserve quality craftsmanship and the finest materials available. We also make custom jewelry for the most unique and bespoke gifts possible. Connect with us online or call to make an appointment: (205) 871-3276 for Mountain Brook or (205) 969-1776 for The Summit.