Holiday Gift Guide

. May 17, 2012.

Luckily we live in a city with some of the coolest little shops in the nation. Explore somewhere new, meet store owners, invest in your city and make someone smile — isn’t that what it’s all about.

Sabor Latino is Ann Arbor and the surrounding areas most authentic place to enjoy Mexican and other Latin dishes! Enjoy great specials on both drinks and food, daily. Try our Original Fish Tacos, Ropa Vieja, Masitas de Puerco, and more. Open since 1998.

Sabor Latino
211 N. Main St. / 734-214-7775
www.annarborsabor.com

Get the cheapest prices in town at Bongz and Thongz. Look at the list. Who can beat it? We’ve got student and cardholders discounts, 20% off any one item, vaporizers starting at $30, gas masks as low as $39 and hookah’s as low as $20. Make this Christmas a fun one.

Bongz and Thongz
119 E. Liberty St.
www.bongzandthongz.com

Onwardrobots.com is 826michigan’s new holiday catalog featuring the wares of Liberty Street Robot Supply & Repair. Robot measuring cups? Yes! Robot matryoshka dolls? Of course! Robot windups and T-shirts and corkscrews and power strips and ice cube trays and tea infusers? Naturally. Every dollar from 826michigan’s retail efforts offsets costs to provide totally free writing and tutoring programs to 2,300+ local students in need annually.

826michigan
115 E. liberty St.
734-761-3463
www.826michigan.org

Bring the elegance and beauty of natural hand carved limestone to your home this holiday season with locally-made Audiomasons Design Works solid stone hi-fidelity speakers. Both indoor and outdoor models available — these are the perfect gift for the guy who has it all that the whole family can enjoy for years to come. Our sunlight activated self-cleaning Titanium nano-coating ensures all Audiomasons products will remain immaculate for decades. We’re locally owned and manufactured with sustainable materials and methods in Flint and Ann Arbor facilities. Available at select retailers nation wide and factory direct online at www.Audiomasons.com.

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