Can you believe Christmas is almost here? I’m certainly not ready. But, there’s still time to find the perfect gift!
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 Wyandotte, Detroit and Warren that will get you into the Christmas spirit!
Abundant Living Gallery & Gifts
For: The person in your life who loves Michigan-inspired gifts.
About: Abundant Living Gallery and Gifts opened in 2013. Owner Pam Riley says she opened the store because of her love to visit local shops full of unique jewelry, home décor and specialties, according to the shop’s website.
Location: 3002 1st St, Wyandotte
City Bird and Nest
For: Someone with a huge love for Detroit and the Great Lakes state.
About: City Bird and Nest are neighboring sister stores in the Cass Corridor in Midtown. The compact gallery and shop features Detroit-themed housewares and gifts made by local artisans. We especially love their homemade holiday cards!
Location: 460 W Canfield St, Detroit
Detroit is the New Black
For: Someone who appreciates stylish, sophisticated clothes from the heart of Detroit.
About: Detroit is the New Black is a chic designer men’s and women’s clothing that takes its inspiration from the streets.
Location: 1430 Woodward Ave, Detroit
Eldorado General Store
For: Anyone who appreciates unique gifts that are truly singular.
About: Eldorado General Store is a “platform to share an ethos that rings true to our core; that together we can make positive change.” Since 2013, they’ve used the store to help build the community around it, putting “people and plant before profit while preserving art, stories, history, and wisdom from other eras and cultures.”
Location: 1700 Michigan Ave, Detroit
For: The bike enthusiast in your life.
About: Macomb Bike has been family-owned and operated for more than 45 years. They’re a full-service bike shop with brands such as Trek, Haro, WeThePeople, Trailmate, Sun Cycles and many more.
Location: 28411 Schoenherr Rd, Warren
Prop Shop Hobbies
For: The guy or gal in your life with a variety of hobbies.
About: Prop Shop Hobbies is your one-stop shop for all your hobby needs. From airplanes to boats to cars to accessories, they have it all.
Location: 23326 Van Dyke Ave, Warren
Savvy Chic Trends
For: The person on your list who has a great sense of fashion but is super hard to shop for.
About: Savvy Chic Trends call themselves a “destination boutique for both Detroit locals and visitors from afar,” according to their website. You’ll find an “ever-changing eclectic mix of hard to find clothing and unique home accessories provide styling for every aspect of personal life.”
Shinola Detroit Store
For: If someone on your list wants a nice watch or leather good, this is the place to be.
About: Since 2011, Shinola Detroit Store has been one of Michigan’s leading upscale retailer of watches an bicycles, as well as a line of leather goods and curated gift items.
Location: 441 W Canfield St, Detroit
For: The lady in your life with a keen fashion sense.
About: Traffic Jam is an independent boutique in downtown Wyandotte selling women’s fashions, from casual clothes to formalwear, plus accessories. They have a large range of sizes, from x-small to 2xl.
Location: 2915 Biddle Ave, Wyandotte
For: Anyone who loves great fashion with a very local touch.
About: Willow Tree says they “stand for fabulous and unique fashions.” Family-owned-and-operated since 1968, Willow Tree pride themselves on carrying unique items that you won’t find at chain stores.
Location: 3000 Biddle Ave, Wyandotte