Holiday Shopping Items made in Cullman or the immediate region are perfect gifts for those who appreciate local craftsmanship, such as these items at Ashley Mercantile. PHOTOS BY DAVID PALMER Uniquely Cullman gift ideas S A Karma Coffee House shirt is a good fit for the friend or family member who enjoys the many roasts at the local hangout. 30 Cullman magazine | WINTER 2018 anta’s bag is filled with gifts from just about every- where, so why not shop local for items that are highly specialized or handcrafted? One of the Warehouse District’s newest stores, Ashley Mercantile, keeps a selection of gifts that are aimed at lo- cal taste. A set of stemless wine glasses, etched with the image of Cullman County, could be just right. Or a paint- ing or hand-carved cutting board by local artists. Just next door at popular Karma Coffee House, mugs and t-shirts are plentiful for enjoying your favorite coffee or tea. For the history expert in your circle, stop by Cullman County Museum for any of the 15 ornaments depicting local places and people. There is also the timeless book, “Becoming Colonel Cullmann,” edited by Greg Richter, for a personal and historical perspective of the area’s founder.