For: The kid on your list who seems to already have every toy out there. About: Adventures in Toys has been a fixture of downtown Birmingham since 1989. The store's mission is to "provide this community with a wide range of unique, educational and most of all fun toys." The staff also prides itself on being able to help customers pick age-appropriate toys. Location: 250 W Maple Rd, Birmingham Online:

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and that means, holiday shopping is here.

This year, why not support locally-owned shops? After all, it’s been a rough year for local businesses, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

If you’re looking to stay out of the stores this year, many local shops offer online shopping options. They also offer reduced hours with COVID-19 restrictions in place, if you want to head there in person.

Read on for some Farmington/Farmington Hills, Walled Lake/Wixom, Canton, Novi, Birmingham and Plymouth shops that will get you into the Christmas spirit!



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