- The holiday season flies by when there’s just so much to do! We’ve got some great last-minute gift ideas to buy local in Detroit, which is a double win because you’ll be showing love to all of the strong entrepreneurs and small businesses in & around Detroit as well as greater Michigan. The greatest planners and organizers may just need a few stocking stuffer ideas left. However, there are still the procrastinators and the ones who just never seem to know what to get for family members. It’s always the thought that counts. You can’t go wrong with something handmade in Detroit, though! Small is sometimes best.
Are you still stumped on what to get for your loved ones? Detroitisit rounded up some thoughtful, yet simple last-minute gift ideas to buy locally in Detroit. Yes, we’re back with a Detroitisit Holiday Gift Guide 2023.
BASBLUE MEMBERSHIP OR RESTAURANT VISIT
Next up on this list of last-minute gift ideas to buy locally in Detroit is a unique & meaningful idea. Detroit non-profit BasBlue brings new meaning to giving back to the Detroit community. This forthright organization adamantly focuses on empowering underrepresented and under-resourced women and non-binary individuals. A membership is a great option for the young or hard-working professional in your life. A BasBlue membership includes access to a variety of programming, member meet-ups, mentor opportunities and more.
- Bonus idea: There are plenty of local restaurants to visit this holiday season. You could take someone a visit to BasBlue’s Cafe, which features a limited-time fresh and locally-sourced menu from longtime chef and Detroit restaurant owner Rohani Foulkes. A new Chef in Residence program starts in January, so don’t miss out on this tasty menu! BasBlue Cafe is open 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday with a special brunch available 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday.
Location: 110 East Ferry Street, Detroit
Looking to add some extra brightness & color to a special someone’s life? How about a stocking stuffer of actual socks from Brightlytwisted? This spunky, family-owned tie-dye house is sure to provide people with something fun and cozy to wear. Not to mention, everything is eye-catching! Give someone one pair of socks to start or try the Dyer’s Choice 6-Pack Sock Special’. Other great options: a Classic Scarf, one of their headbands, a velvet pouch-sized bag, or a colorful Comfort Blanket. This list of last-minute gift ideas to shop locally is extra vibrant thanks to Brightlytwisted. Click HERE to view their website.
Location: 1418 Michigan Avenue, Detroit
FIND THE BEAUTY IN SUPPORTING FEMALE BUSINESS OWNERS
A list of last-minute gift ideas to buy locally in Detroit wouldn’t be complete without understanding the benefits of supporting female business owners! There are numerous successful female-led small businesses in Detroit that have a range of rad stuff to offer. Detroit also has several empowering black women who own their own businesses. Check out great little stocking stuffers like holiday décor, gift cards, jewelry, statement pieces, holiday greeting cards, and more from brilliant women at the helm of:
The Lip Bar, Source Booksellers, City Bird, Good Neighbor, Coup D’etat, El Dorado General Store, Not Sorry Goods, Dope Too, LLC, Vajze, and much more. Visit their website and visit them in person to shop these female & women-owned small businesses in Detroit this season. Click HERE to learn more about women’s history, and then click HERE and HERE to see females and the many women making moves in Detroit.
Have you bought something from Rosemarine Textiles yet? Shop online or make a quick trip out to visit small business owner, Meghan Navoy at her Holiday Pop-Up in Cadillac Square.
Date: Thursday November 9th – January 7th
Time: Wed, Thurs, Sun: 11am-8pm, Fri & Sat: 11am-11pm
Make sure to check out her “under $30 gifts”, which you’ll find several of on her site and in person. There are plenty of plant-dyed home goods and women’s accessories. “Dyed with plants and made with love”, shop naturally in a creative way at Rosemarine Textiles HERE.
Location: Cadillac Square in Downtown Detroit
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