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7 Female Business Owners To Support in Detroit This Holiday Season

Detroitisit Holiday Gift Guide: Shop Local & Support Small Businesses


It’s never too early to get in the holiday spirit. If you’re starting to plan out your Christmas gift ideas, we have you covered. Each week leading up to Christmas, Detroitisit will share a themed Holiday Gift Guide highlighting gift ideas for the whole family from local Detroit businesses. This holiday season, don’t forget to shop local, shop safe, and support small businesses!

This week, Detroitisit is highlighting women-owned small businesses and female business owners to support this holiday season in Detroit.

From the ultimate lip kits to stocking stuffers to holiday décor, these strong women have you covered. Give a little extra love and shop these women-owned small businesses in Detroit this season:



Home of Detroit’s best local goods, gifts, and more – the quaint shop is accepting online orders and offering local delivery. City Bird is the perfect one-stop-shop for all of your holiday needs this year! From stocking stuffers to Michigan themed gifts, to holiday cards, holiday décor and gives for kids, City Bird has you covered. Place your order now! City Bird is located at 460 W. Canfield Street.



Détroit is the New Black (DITNB) takes pride in the city of Detroit and the people who make it their own every day. If you’re shopping for someone else, but not sure what to give them, DITNB has tons of options in store, or online! Give them the gift of CHOICE with a DITNB gift card!  Available on the website & in store to purchase. Detroit Is The New Black is located at 1430 Woodward Ave.



Elderado General Store, owned by Erin Gavle, works passionately to create a community grounded in values that put people and the planet before profit while preserving art, stories, history and wisdom from other eras and cultures. The store is accepting online orders and gift cards can be purchased online here. Elderado General Store is located at 1700 Michigan Ave.



At Good Neighbor, female business owner Carli Goltowski uses her fashion sense and love for philanthropy to give back to those in need. The clothing store believes that clothes made by people who are valued, rewarded and empowered are good for everyone, so they carry brands whose beliefs “they dig” and support local labels who are making the world a more compassionate and inclusive place for all of us. Shop the Good Neighbor Holiday Gift Guide here. Good Neighbor is located at 1435 Farmer Ave Suite 115.



Melissa Butler was tired of seeing cosmetics that were filled with a bunch of junk that wasn’t good for us, and that the beauty industry was so linear. Now, The Lip Bar is “THE BAR” when it comes to having ethically created products, especially in Detroit. On The Lip Bar website, consumers can sift through the Holiday Gift Guide, for the minimalist, the coin-saving gift giver, the glam on the go, and any woman you are shopping for! E-gift cards can be purchased as well here. The Lip Bar is located at 1435 Farmer St. Suite 122.



Owned by Rachel Lutz, The Peacock Room is “for the women of yesterday, today and tomorrow”. This specialty boutique is located in the historic Fisher Building in the New Center area of Detroit and offers a luxury shopping experience. The boutique offers a vintage Hollywood-inspired collection that includes casual, cocktail and formal finds for women of all sizes and budgets. The Peacock Room is located at 15 E. Kirby Street and 3011 W. Grand Blvd. Both boutique locations are open for in-person shopping!


Source Booksellers is an independent bookstore located in the Midtown District, owned by Janet Webster Jones. If you’re wondering if your business really can help a small business like this, check out their November Update, sharing their gratitude for customers support that has continued to sustain the business not just as a retailer but as a member of the Detroit community. Help share your support and start shopping here! Source Booksellers is located at 4240 Cass Ave, Unit 105.

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