Struggling to find a gift for the person that has everything?
Local shopping offers you personalized help through your gift giving challenges and ensures the local businesses thrive.
Here are some ideas from local merchants throughout the area, allowing you to find unique and thoughtful gifts while supporting local merchants.
Gifts for Women
- Can’t go wrong with jewelry from Lewis Jewelers as seen below (2000 W Stadium Ann Arbor)
- Great ideas on the Gift Guide for Women from Rock Paper Scissors (downtown Ann Arbor & downtown Saline)
- Spa Day spots: Bellanina / Fran Coys Salon / Go Blow / Vis A Vis / Dry Bar
- Clothing (like the cashmere sweaters shown below) / jewelry / speciality gifts from The Write Touch (now next to Trader Joes)
- Natural skin care basket and/or CBD skin care from Ann Arbor Pharmacy (or sister properties: Saline Pharmacy and Little Pharmacy in Milan)
- A new perfume from Lily Grace Cosmetics
- A luxurious robe ($56-$279, like the Luxe robe below) from My Urban Toddler – robes are one size & fits most, making them great gifts for pregnant or nursing moms. (3010 Washtenaw Ave Ann Arbor)
- Scarf ($24.99) from Late Bird (1200 N Main St Ann Arbor)
- AR Workshop class – experience the joy of DIY (3260 Washtenaw Ave Ann Arbor)
Gifts for Men:
- Biercamp House-Smoked Jerky, tons of varieties available in classic & unique flavors (1643 S. State Street Ann Arbor, come in wearing one of their t-shirts and get 10% off + follow their social media channels for holiday coupons).
- LED Beanies ($18.95) from Chasing Fireflies
- List of ideas for Gifts For Men from Rock Paper Scissors (downtown Ann Arbor & downtown Saline)
- Velveteen Ball Cap ($115) from TODAY (215 S. Fourth Ann Arbor)
- For the local Craft Drink Lover: HOMES / Mothfire / Ann Arbor Distilling Company
- New maize & blue gear to cheer on the team from The Victors Collection by MDen
- TVs or Grills from Big George’s (2023 W Stadium Ann Arbor)
- The gift of a clean car! Zippy Auto Wash or at home/business car detailing from Rich Decisions
Gifts for Grandparents
- Holiday Puzzle ($14.99) and Holiday Tea ($13.99) from Catching Fireflies (+ free gift wrapping on all purchases!)
- Biercamp Basket: pickled goods, spice rubs, growler of beer, jerky
- Modern Birdhouses from Found Gallery (415 N. 5th Ave. Ann Arbor)
- These Modern Birdhouses are artisan made in Pinckney MI from PVC pipe and reclaimed barnwood – available in Found’s expanded location in Kerrytown.
- 50 Hikes in Michigan Book ($22.95) at Chasing Fireflies
- Dog carrier bike trailers and Recumbent bikes from Urban Rider in Ann Arbor (10% off accessories in December!)
- Dinner and a show at Blue Llama Jazz Club (314 S Main St Ann Arbor)
- Live theater at Michigan Theater / The Purple Rose / or Folk Festival tickets at The Ark
- Gardening equipment from Downtown Home & Garden (210 S. Ashley Ann Arbor)
- Read to Me Tote from Literati Bookstore (124 E. Washington Ann Arbor)
Gifts for the Host / Hostess:
- Lasagna or Chicken Caesar Salad from Knight’s Market (420 Miller Avenue Ann Arbor)
- Biercamp House-Smoked Bacon. Lots of varieties available in unique flavors!
- Taste of Michigan Four Pack from Fustini’s (407 N. 5th Ave 2nd floor)
Their favorite Michigan flavors. Each Fustini’s bottle comes with a QR code linking to hundreds of recipes on our website that use that specific product. They also offer Virtual and In-person cooking classes.
- Hot Chocolate Bombs ($15.95)
- Macaron Gift Boxes ($12.25+)from Le Bon Macaron (209 S. Fourth Ave Ann Arbor)
- Festive Tea Towels from TeaHaus (204 N. Fourth Ave. Ann Arbor)
- Gift Basket ($35) from Cherry Republic (223 S. Main St. Ann Arbor)
- Fresh squeezed orange juice (call ahead to order) from Thrive Juicery (2420 E. Stadium Ann Arbor)
- Chocolate covered apples from Kilwin’s (107 E. Liberty Ann Arbor)
- Quiche or cheese board from Produce Station (1629 S State Street)
- Winter Box floral arrangement from University Flower Shop (7 Nickels Arcade Ann Arbor)
- Small batch, canned craft cocktails from The Last Word (301 W. Huron St Ann Arbor)
- Flying to visit? Send Zingerman’s Cinnamon Rolls via mail order ($50) to arrive when you get there!
Gifts for Kids / Toddlers / Babies / Tweens / Teens
- Bicycles / E-Bikes / family cargo bikes from Urban Rider in Ann Arbor
- Baby / Toddler / Maternity books, clothes, gifts from My Urban Toddler
- Color Changing Nee-Doh Stress Balls ($4.95) / Sherpa Socks (12.99) / Lumi Pets Nightlight ($25.95) / Donut Bath Bomb ($6.95) / Buff Baby Rattle ($10.95) from Chasing Firelies
- Kid Gift Guide from Rock Paper Scissor Junior (101 S. Ann Arbor St. Saline)
- Books from Nicola’s Bookstore – the kids’ staff can help you find the perfect fit
- Gymnastics Board Game created by the Gym America director
- Gift of swim lessons from Goldfish Swim School
- Hoot Owl Hoot game allows for a wide range of ages to engage in cooperative game play (team wins – not an individual) from Mudpuddles in Kerrytown
- Art Boxes from the Ann Arbor Art Center
- Give a gift that lasts the whole year with a Hands On Museum Membership (220 E Ann St. Ann Arbor)
Nonprofit Donations & Fitness Gift Cards
- Gift in honor of someone for the holidays – a compiled list of local nonprofits to consider can be found HERE.
- Gift card ideas for those wanting to work on physical fitness in 2022: Pilates Barn / AFS / Blue Lion / Orange Theory Fitness / Reach Bodywork Studio / Restore Hyper Wellness / Coach Me Fit
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