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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 shops in Westland, Garden City, Livonia, Allen Park and Plymouth that will get you into the Christmas spirit!

Earth Lore

For: Someone who is in touch with their spiritual side– or just wants to feel peaceful and serine.

About: Earth Lore, in operation since 1997, calls themselves a shop “where art, science and tradition meet.” They offer a wide range of multicultural items, spiritual supplies, semi-precious mineral specimens and other unique gifts.

Location: 895 Wing Street, Plymouth

Online: http://www.earthlore.com/

Big Ben’s Comix Oasis

For: The comic book guy or gal in your life.

About: Since 1984, Big Ben’s has been in the business of getting beloved comic books to their new homes. The store gets new comics every week, plus offers toys, statues and other unique collectibles, with brands such as Funko, Sideshow, Hot Toys and more.

Location: 6711 Allen Rd, Allen Park

Online: https://comixoasis.com/

Bohemian Home

For: Someone who loves chic-looking décor or clothing.

About: Bohemian Home features new, vintage, artisan gifts and décor, at reasonable prices. They promise “new and unique items that you don’t stumble upon everyday.”

Location: 427 Forest Avenue, Plymouth

Online: https://bohoplymouth.com/

McNally’s Shoes

For: The person in your life with a shoe fetish. Or, if someone on your list has a favorite pair of shoes that need some repairs, this is a great option.

About: McNally’s Shoes is a family owned local shoe store, offering special shoes for all ages and sizes. Everyone ones shoes, so they make a great gift- so long as you know what size to shop!

Location: 6621 Park Ave, Allen Park

Online: https://www.facebook.com/McNallys-Shoes-149837425041690/

Product Shop the Souvenirs

For: Let’s fact it- face masks are going to be a hot Christmas item this year. Product Shop the Souvenirs has those and more COVID-19 fighting gifts.

About: Product Shop the Souvenirs have a large selection of masks, from surgical to fashion to bling, as well as face shields, shields with goggles and more. They have plenty of other items, too, but in 2020, masks are going to be a big gift.

Location: 28465 Five Mile Rd, Livonia

Online: https://theproductshoponline.com/

Simply Polish Pottery

For: Anyone in your life who appreciates gorgeous pottery and traditional Polish items.

About: Simply Polish Pottery and longtime owners Suzan Marzec help keep the Polish culture alive with this incredible shop, offering Polish pottery, amber, jewelry, glass ornaments and more.

Location: 6207 Middlebelt Rd, Garden City

Online: https://www.simplypolishusa.com/

Town Peddler Craft and Antique Mall

For: The person on your list who loves a great antique find.

About: “There’s no place on earth like Town Peddler,” the craft and antique mall boasts. Peddler Craft and Antique Mall is Michigan’s first and largest craft and antique mall, with more than 400 offering gifts, artist creations, antiques and more.

Location: 35323 Plymouth Rd, Livonia

Online: https://www.townpeddler.com/

Westland Florist & Greenhouse

For: Let’s face it: Flowers always make the perfect gift for pretty much any lady in your life.

About: Westland Florist & Greenhouse is a family owned and operated shop in the heart of Westland. They have flowers for all occasions, which, of course, includes Christmas.

Location: 34235 Ford Rd, Westland (They also have locations in Canton, Garden City and Wayne)

Online: https://www.westlandflorist.com/

The Wild Iris Floral Boutique

For: Here’s another local flower shop with a special, unique flair to their arrangements.

About: The Wild Iris Floral Boutique has served Garden City since 1995. The family owned and operated business offers floral arrangements and gifts, including holiday options.

Location: 34235 Ford Rd, Westland

Online: https://www.wildirisfloral.net/

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