Do you know what happens when you shop local? Approximately $68 out of every $100 stays within the community as opposed to a fraction of that with national chains. Additionally, you are embracing what makes our city unique, supporting local jobs, helping the environment, investing in entrepreneurship and nurturing your community. We are excited to share with you our 2021 gift guide featuring some of our favorite items you can find at shops throughout Detroit.
Here are 14 gift ideas to please anyone on your shopping list.
Carhartt Knit Cuffed Beanie
5800 Cass Ave, Detroit, MI 48202
Born in 1987, the A18 Watch Hat quickly rose as an icon. Originally designed as a workwear essential, it can now be found at construction sites and campgrounds, state fairs and football stadiums. Carhartt is a venerable retailer of rugged, workwear-inspired apparel, shoes & accessories for men & women.
Shop online: https://www.carhartt.com
Handbag from Coup D’Etat
3044 W Grand Blvd Suite L-460, Detroit, MI 48202
Stay fashionable while being practical! Primecut’s backpack is the perfect hands-free purse and fits a 13″ MacBook.
Shop this and more at: www.shopcoupdetat.com
Sweatshirt from Detroit is the New Black
1430 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI
Detroit is the New Black is a men’s and women’s clothing brand that takes inspirations from Detroit’s culture and community. Shops this crew neck and more for the ladies and gentleman on your gift list who love trendy streetwear.
Shop online: www.detroitisthenewblack.com
FLARA Cup from Simone DeSousa Edition
444 W. Willis St., Detroit, MI 48201
FLARA is a collaboration between Sara Nishikawa and Flor Widmar and can be purchased and Simone DeSousa Edition. Edition offers visitors the experience of Contemporary Art + Design in the form of a curated ever-changing selection of limited editions that are both collectible and accessible.
Shop this and more at: https://www.simonedesousagallery.com/store/
Frosting Holders by Form & Seek
Frosting Collection is series of 3D printed objects exploring the design process. Items sketch through VR software manufactured through additive technology. The project is part of ongoing research by Form & Seek that reexamines and structures design methodology.
Shop this and more at: www.formandseek.com
Drink Rocks from Hugh
4240 Cass Ave, Detroit, MI 48201
Attractive variations on the typical “whiskey stone,” these Platonically-shaped rocks are kept in the freezer and then used in lieu of ice to chill your spirit of choice without diluting it.
Shop this and more at: www.thankhugh.com
Yellow Garden Paradise Kimono by Maison Black
1435 Farmer St. Suite 117
Digitally printed 100% silk twill designed by Tori Nichel of Maison Black. As a global retail destination, Maison Black amplifies the innovative design of Black creatives who exemplify design excellence.
Shop this and more at: www.maisonblack.shop
Hasami Tall Porcelain Teapot from Nora
4240 Cass Ave UNIT 109, Detroit, MI 48201
Tea for one? This tall, personal size teapot from Hasami Porcelain has a generously-sized stainless steel tea strainer that gives your tea leaves ample room to steep.
Shop this and more at: www.noramodern.com
More Joy, Less Therapy card from Paisley Paper
here’s to hoping that politics and why you’re still single never comes up at the dinner table. Cheers from Paisley Paper!
Shop this and more at: www.paisleypaperco.com
Junkyard Dog Collar from Pingree
Your new favorite collar is handmade by U.S. Veterans and Detroiters with a soft suede interior for extra comfort, triple -layer upcycled car seat leather for durability and safety, American-made hardware, and is adjustable with 8 sizing holes to meet the needs of medium to large size dogs.
Shop this and more at: www.pingreedetroit.com
Squiggle Mirror by Porcelinen from PLAYGROUND DETROIT
1435 Farmer St, #117, Detroit, MI 48226
The perfect selfie mirror! Now this is the kind of home decor we all can get behind. Made of unglazed tile, the ornaments have a pleasing, you might say “come-hither” texture.
Shop this and more at: shop.playgrounddetroit.com/collections/farmer-street
Mutual Adoration Cutting Board at POST
14500 Kercheval Street, Detroit, MI 48215
The perfect addition to your kitchen, this end grain cutting board is handcrafted from beautiful White Oak.Each piece has been individually precision cut, assembled, sanded, and finished with a food-grade oil to protect and beautify.
Shop this and more at: www.mutualadoration.com