Can it possibly be time to start your holiday shopping? Wasn’t it just summer?
Before you start panicking about what to buy for who, check out our list to some of the best gifts this season, all from Detroit!
Whether it’s something for a friend across the country or a loved one in the area, these gifts are sure to please.
For the Coffee Lover
Anthology is a coffee roaster located inside Ponyride, a mixed-use development in Detroit’s Corktown neighborhood. Their impeccably sourced and roasted coffee has cultivated loyal patrons and respect from the coffee community at large. You can order online or choose from a larger selection of coffees and merchandise in their store. $15 to $20 AnthologyCoffee.com
For the Stylish Professional
If you’re looking for a gift that’s practical and stylish, look no further than the leather goods from Douglas & Co.
Douglas & Co., is a leather goods company started last year by Detroit couple, Shane and Melissa Douglas. Their handmade leather designs are modern and sophisticated.
They may be a young company, but they’ve already captured the attention of major publications like Forbes.
Offering everything from mouse pads and desk mats to wallets and key chains, they have products and price points to fit anyone on your list.
$8 – $220
For the Biker
From weekly community rides like Slow Roll to the addition of new bike lanes, Detroit is increasingly becoming more bike friendly. If you’re shopping for the biker in your life, try a gift from the city’s very own Detroit Bikes. They’re bikes are designed and built in the city. These high quality bikes run about $700, but if you’re looking for something a little less pricey this holiday season, they have plenty of accessories! Try a Detroit Bikes bike basket or one of their bike crates in partnership with Woodward Throwbacks. $6 -$700 DetroitBikes.com
For the Liquor Connoisseur
Two James opened in 2013 as the very first licensed distillery in Detroit since prohibition. They are proud to produce high quality spirits with local agricultural products.
You can purchase their whiskey, bourbon, gin and vodka at their tasting room at 2445 Michigan Avenue, and a few select products at their online store.
For the Jewelry Addict
Looking for the perfect gift for a jewelry lover? Try some of the designs from Goldeluxe. Detroit designer, Libby Hopper is the mastermind behind Goldeluxe jewelry. Most of her work is done with brass and silver, but you can also find her reclaimed and vintage jewelry on her Etsy shop. $18-$154 Goldeluxe.com
For the Chocolatier
Looking for the perfect addition to a gift basket, a stocking stuffer or a holiday treat for the folks in the office? Try some of the delectable chocolates from Detroit’s favorite chocolatier, Bon Bon Bon!
They have classic flavors like milk chocolate hazelnut, and more creative pairings, like the Honey B, which has beet honey caramel and bee pollen, for the more adventurous palette.
And you don’t have to choose one or the other! Each bon bon is individually wrapped, and the boxes are cut to fit your order. So you can get one or 20! And at three dollars a piece you might want to grab some for yourself too.
$3 and up
For the Fashionista
For the fashionista in your life, look no further than Detroit Denim Co. Detroit Denim Co., is a comprised of a small team of Detroiters. They make high quality jeans out of all-American products. These aren’t your typical factory-made jeans, these are well crafted in small batches and made to last. A pair of jeans will run you around $250, and they also have shirts, key chains and sweatshirts at various price points to suit every fashionista! $15-$250 DetroitDenim.com
For the Home Décor Addict
If you’re looking for something your loved ones can use in their house, Detroit has plenty of home goods stores and antique shops.
One of the brands you can find in several of those shops, and online is Mutual Adoration. They use reclaimed wood from Detroit buildings to create furniture, housewares and frames! You can literally give a piece of Detroit this holiday season.
For the Outdoor Enthusiast
City dwellers love the outdoors too! And Detroit start-up, Mor & Co. is helping you enjoy it even more!
You can get anything from a fire starter kit to a hammock. They even have sidewalk chalk in the shape of buildings! All of their products are carefully curated and are high quality with modern and minimal designs.
Whether you’re looking for a gift for the camper or just the family that enjoys to relax in their backyard, Mor & Co. has a gift for you!
$14 – $195