2017 Holiday Gift Guide

. December 1, 2017.


Humane Society of Huron Valley

3100 Cherry Hill Rd., Ann Arbor
734-661-3527 | hshv.org
Tiny Lions Cat Café
5245 Jackson Rd., Ann Arbor

For all your furiends, family and furbabies, the nonprofit Paws to Shop has gifts that give twice! Proceeds benefit our community’s homeless animals at the Humane Society of Huron Valley and Tiny Lions lounge and adoption Center. Get pet-themed cookie cutters, unique pet toys, and wearables at the HSHV store. Or cat “wine,” an issue of Pussweek, and meowny other novelties at the Tiny Lions Center store! Gift cards are also available. Stop by to get a gift for an animal lover, while helping animals at the same time!


Collected Works

303 Detroit St #107, Ann Arbor
734-995-4222 | collectedworksannarbor.com

If you’re looking for one-of-a-kind items for the special people on your gift list, let Collected Works be your one-stop fashion shop to dress up your holidays. The store is hand-curated and offers several styles from innovative American artists in all price ranges! Check out accessories for all occasions and cozy scarves and hats to keep you warm this winter season.


O & W Inc.

Look for products in your local beer aisle.

O & W will be offering a delicious quintet of holiday beers:

  1. Fistmas by Revolution – if you are fun and love beer, why not show up to a holiday party with FISTMAS!!!
  2. Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout – YUM! This Imperial Stout comes in at a perfect 100 on Ratebeer.
  3. Sierra Nevada Celebration – Rich and hearty, Celebration is one of the most iconic seasonal beers brewed for the holidays each year.
  4. New Belgium Blend Like a Brewer 12pk – this 12pk gives you recipes to blend out your own beers!
  5. Alaskan Smoked Porter – Most awarded beer EVER at GABF is back in a 2017 edition in 22oz bottles, this smoky porter is a huge fan favorite!


Abracadabra Jewelry Gem Gallery

205 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor
734-994-4848 | abragem.com
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If you’re on the hunt for that magical once-in-a-lifetime gift for that special someone, Abracadabra Jewelry is a family owned jewelry boutique offering one-of-a-kind custom jewelry as well as curated collections from a variety of local artists and national designer lines. Abracadabra specializes in ethical diamonds and gemstones as well as recycled metals. Come explore our collections with the help of our expert advisors and find that unique gift that lasts forever.



415 N. Fifth Ave., Ann Arbor
734-302-3060 | foundgallery.com

Visit FOUND on Friday, December 1st, for MIDNIGHT MADNESS! Storewide sales all day long until the clock strikes midnight! You’ll find a festive shopping experience at Found in Kerrytown! Unique holiday decor! Local artists! Handcrafted pottery! Stocking stuffers! Candles! Come to FOUND and find Merry Multiples quantity discounts throughout the season!


A2 Yoga

2030 Commerce Blvd., Ann Arbor
734-216-4006 | a2yoga.net

A2 Yoga has been part of the Ann Arbor community since 2002! The staff and teachers are dedicated to helping students both on and off the yoga mat! So, this holiday season buy yourself a new yoga mat or book, perhaps a gift certificate or mala for that special yogi. Head down (but not a Down-Dog) to A2 Yoga on December 16 and 17 for 15% OFF all gift items and class passes. New to A2 Yoga, or the yoga scene in general? A2 Yoga offers a new student seven- day unlimited trial pass for just $20! For over 15 years their friendly staff of yoga experts get you off the ground and into an Up-Dog!


Three Chairs Co.

215 S. Ashley St., Ann Arbor
734-665-2796 | threechairs.com

For us, it’s all about your personal space—your home, where family life takes place. It’s about the holidays, the parties, the guests, the cozy evenings, and the graduations and farewells. Three Chairs Co. sells the ingredients of personal spaces. In addition to caring about your space, we care about quality. The pieces we carry come from leading contemporary designers and manufacturers of durable upholstered and slipcovered furniture, available in the most refreshing fabrics. We work with skilled craftsmen who build furniture to order and carefully inspect and sign each piece as it leaves their hands. We are proud of the quality of our furniture and stand behind it; ask about our warranties. For the holidays, we offer 20% off all lamps and accessories throughout the month of December. Let us help you make your home the best place to spend the holidays!


Historic Ann Arbor: An Architectural Guide

by Susan Wineberg and Patrick McCauley
Published by Ann Arbor Historical Foundation, a 501(c) 3, 2014

If you’ve ever walked by a local building and wondered about its history, this is the book for you or your loved ones! Wineberg and McCauley have produced an amazing history of 375 buildings including over 40 University buildings in this year of the Bicentennial. Starting with an explanation of historical styles, the book takes you from the earliest Greek Revival houses built after Ann Arbor was founded in 1824, through Italianate, Gothic Revival, Queen Anne, Arts and Crafts, Art Deco and Mid Century Modern. Every type of edifice is included, from tiny houses to mansions, commercial buildings, skyscrapers, schools, churches and other buildings that weave our collective history together to form what we love about Ann Arbor. It’s organized by neighborhood with maps for walking or driving tours. Cost is $25 and it’s available at local bookstores and through Amazon.



110 S. Main St., Ann Arbor
734-222-9841 | vinologya2.com

Looking for the perfect gift for the wine lover on your list? Through December 24, we’re offering one month of our wine club membership for $40, for redemption in January, February, March. No contract is required as part of this special promotion. You also get a bottle of wine as a bonus gift with this purchase! The Vinology wine club offers intimate wine-tasting events for club members only, discounts on admission to our public, quarterly wine-tastings, an annual intimate dinner with a winemaker, two bottles of wine each month hand picked by our experts, waived corkage fee for club wines on date of pick up, and ability to ship wines (with applicable shipping fees). Don’t miss this chance to give a unique – and delicious! – gift this holiday season.


Bigalora Wood Fired Cucina

3050 Washtenaw Ave, Suite112, Ann Arbor
734-971-2442 | bigalora.com

This holiday season, give the gift of Bigalora to a friend or family member, and receive a gift yourself. Any purchase of a gift card of $100 or more earns a gift card in the amount of 10% of the original gift card for the purchaser. In other words, purchase a $200 gift card for a friend, earn a $20 card for yourself. Warm up your holidays with a wood-fired gourmet pizza, a specialty pasta dish or a tasty entree, and spread the gift of Bigalora!


Domino’s Farms Aids Ann Arbor’s Need for Office Space

Domino’s Pizza and Arbor Research are both launching new office building projects at Domino’s Farms. Domino’s Pizza is creating a 33,000-square-foot building on the north side of Domino’s Farms, expanding to their current space. Arbor Research is creating a new 49,500-square-foot headquarters building on the east side of Domino’s Farms. Both buildings should be completed

A Physician’s Perspective on Legalized Cannabis

On Tuesday, November 6th, Michigan became the 10th state to legalize cannabis for recreational use. Ten years ago, we had become the 13th state to legalize Cannabis for medical use. I voted for the medical cannabis law years ago because, in my view, cannabis is not a dangerous product, and too many people were being imprisoned for its use. At that time, however, I did not subscribe to the argument that there were legitimate medical uses for cannabis. How things have changed.

Tiny Expo at Ann Arbor District Library—A Curated Holiday Gift Fair with Flair

The Tiny Expo is a gem of an indie arts and crafts fair for vendors with original and unexpected products that make wonderful gifts but may not be an obvious fit for Ann Arbor’s mainstream art fairs. Shoppers who crave artistic, high quality products with diverse price points will find a rich variety of unique, handmade products to choose from.

New Tenants in Downtown Ypsilanti

Formerly long-vacant buildings in Downtown Ypsilanti are experiencing revitalization as small businesses and nonprofits are rapidly filling up spaces. Michigan Advocacy Program (MAP), a nonprofit organization that, “provides access to the justice systems for those that need it most,” recently purchased the Smith Furniture building at 15 S Washington Street which became their headquarters. Decode