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Christmas is on the way, and the holiday shopping season is in full swing.

The pandemic has been hard on local businesses, so we here at Beasley Detroit think it’s a great idea to shop local this year. Besides, what’s the best thing to get the person in your life who has everything? Something local, of course!

When you shop local, you’re getting a one-of-a-kind item. Some of my favorite gifts over the years are from local shops, such as unique MSU gear or cool, quirky Christmas ornaments. Yes, I’m cheesy like that! Vinyl is a great gift, too, and you can find it at your local record shop.

If you’re still hoping to stay in this year due to the pandemic, many local stores offer online shopping options and contactless curbside pickup. Small businesses are also short-handed this year, so you might want to check store hours before you shop, as they may be shorter.

Read on for some local shops in the Detroit area that will help you get into the holiday spirit!

Anne Erickson's love for music drew her into radio, and she started shortly after graduating from MSU. She has a passion for rock and metal, plus local music. She also fronts the band Upon Wings. Email Anne at, follow her on Instagram at @EricksonAnne and tweet at her @AnneErickson!