We are so lucky to live in a city with an abundance of creative, independent small businesses who not only offer extraordinary options for your gift-giving needs, but also provide gifts that will impact the world around us in a positive way. When shopping for gifts this season, consider these Detroit small businesses. Their products are unique, meaningful and fun to give and receive! Your hard-earned dollar goes so much further when spent locally at a small business.
Unique, fun, hand crafted, fair trade products from around the world located in the heart of Detroit’s famous Eastern Market. Thumbprint Gallery supports artisans from around the world helping to provide sustainable employment, skill sets, and hope to people who, if not for this role, would be living in poverty. Each purchase makes a difference!
SOL-3 Avenue is a socially conscious brand that sells handmade products and sustainable goods for people who purchase with purpose. A wide variety of fashionable jewelry, casual apparel and gifts available.
Exquisite one-of-a-kind jewelry and gifts handmade in Detroit from fallen graffiti paint chips. Rebel Nell began in 2013 with the mission to employ women facing barriers to employment in Detroit, educate them on financial management, life wellness and entrepreneurship, and empower them to transition to a life of independence.
Mama Coo’s is an upscale resale and vintage boutique. They also carry handmade artisan pieces. Mama Coo’s offers one-of- a-kind treasures that fit every budget.
Love Travels Imports sells artisan goods that journey from across the world— from South Africa, Guatemala, Peru and Haiti, to a curation destination of Detroit, Michigan. Featuring one-of-a-kind, unique and beautiful women’s handmade accessories and home goods.
Tail-Labrations specializes in all natural dog treats as well as custom gift baskets for your dog. Homemade dog treats that look good enough for humans to eat!
Temporary tattoos, apparel, gifts and cards with words of encouragement! We could also use some inspiration and encouragement right now. Sometimes we lose courage and forget we’re invincible, so send some courage to a friend in need!
Pages carries a curated selection of books primarily covering fiction, with a highly curated selection of non-fiction, as well. They have a children’s and young adult’s section dedicated just to them. Pages Bookshop hand-selects gifts to encourage reading and writing and ways to make them fun!
Modestia Collection offers a variety of comfortable and stylish scarves to suit a diverse community of scarf lovers and their eclectic style.
Located in Detroit’s New Center, Urbānum opened its doors in the spring of 2018. It is a curator of distinctly Detroit and city-driven design, with merchandise combining the familiarity of industry with the comfort of found objects. The Urbānum experience exudes warmth, graciousness and hospitality, providing our community with avenues to express this in their own home, in their own way. You’ll find a unique variety of home provisions such as textiles, kitchen and bar ware, candles, lighting, stationary, wall art, apothecary and so much more!
Detroit’s friendly full-service music store. Offerings include: buy/sell/consign, lessons, vintage synths and guitars, band/orchestra instruments and accessories, and repairs!
Give the cook in your kitchen (even if that is you!) a high quality apron and/or cutting board as a gift this season (or anytime), and they will be cooking like a boss and look good while doing it. Quality tools make for better results!
Bouncing Around the Motor City is Detroit’s one-stop shop for balloon gifts and all party/event rentals including tables, chairs, concession machines, inflatables and much more!
Tender Moments specializes in unique, handcrafted gifts, décor and events for life’s happy milestones including weddings, baby showers, birthdays and corporate events.