Since opening its doors in the Montgomery Mall way back in July of 1970, Candle Cabin has soothed Alabama with the alluring aromas of its name-brand stock. Now part of the Peppertree Shopping Center, the store carries votive and decorative candles alike from makers like SnootyToot, Votivo, and original art by Ruthie Carlson. Candles aside, everything from cookbooks and jewelry to Auburn and Alabama collegiate gear line the shelves. The Candles Cabin team even gift-wraps any item for free, which saves customers the hassle of foraging for seaweed to wrap their gift in.
Curating a colorful and stylish clothing inventory, the three friends behind Hue Studio and Welle Studio aim to marry fashion, function, and comfort?all to the benefit of local ladies. The chic, airy interior of the store is home to rails hung with colorful printed dresses, tops, and pants, as well as a wide range of accessories.
The knowledgeable staff at Christine’s Feathered Nest helps clients bedeck beds and baths in luxury linens and fine furnishings, all hand-selected from around the world. Lafco candles ($59) illuminate spaces and kick off upscale séances, and guest towels ($11–$77), Gianna Rose soaps ($23–$31), and Niven Morgan bath and body products ($20–$33) lend a luxurious touch to bathrooms. Shoppers can jazz up nests with vases, lamps, and pottery bowls by Greg Combs ($25–$80), cosmetic cases ($15+), and a variety of duvets and coverlets. Pajamas ($46–$106) spoil sleepers with soft organic cotton or bamboo fabrics and self-counting sheep. Christine delights in culling fine furnishings from both well-known and up-and-coming designers for the boutique, originally launched out of a Civil War–era armoire parked in her own hallway.
Campus Spirit offers a mountainous selection of pride-publicizing T-shirts ($9.95–$29.95), sweatshirts ($29.95–$59.95), and gifts ($1–$400), all emblazoned with the respective school logos of Auburn and Alabama. Explore the store's selection of colorful torso wrappers or give the gift of team spirit to a proud parent or nostalgic alumnus with an item chosen from the threadery's plethora of Auburn BCS National Championship gear. After selecting your desired garb, parade yourself down city streets shouting your school's battle cry to all tigers, elephants, and three-toed sloths within earshot.
Health Wise Foods’ knowledgeable staff wends their way through more than 50,000 items to outfit fitness-minded patrons with a host of health boosters. Leech off of wellness vapors from Nature's Way Alive! multivitamins ($26.99 for 90 tabs) or tap into pill-size iron deposits with Solgar Gentle iron-vegetable capsules ($10.88 for 90 tabs). Bodies looking to bulk up before sand-castle thrashing season can avail themselves of Naturade Sugar-Free Weight Gain drink mix ($19.27 for 2.5 lbs.), and Unisom sleep-aid tablets ($5.99 for eight tabs) can help lull intractable insomniacs into a blissful slumber.