This December it’s the best time to get in the holiday spirit! Even with the ho-hum of the season, we can find reason to rejoice! If you’re still searching for those perfect gifts to put under the tree, 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 has rounded up local Detroit businesses where you can find a gift for anyone on your list that is passionate about design and art. Look no further than these local Detroit museums and shops:
DETROIT INSTITUTE OF ARTS GIFT CARD
Give a gift of art – and a memorable experience with a Detroit Institute of Arts Gift Card! The DIA gift card is redeemable on-site at the Detroit Institute of Arts for retail and restaurant purchases. If shopping online is more convenient, browse the website to select items and complete the purchase via phone, calling l 313-833-7948. The DIA is also selling Christmas ornaments to get into the holiday spirit. Click here to explore the DIA website and select a gift.
GIVE A GIFT FROM DETROIT ARTISTS MARKET
The Elements Gallery is Detroit Artist Market’s year-round sales gallery, which features a wide range of affordable gifts, including cards, jewelry, ceramics, paintings, sculpture, and textiles! Browse online items here and pick from an assortment of gift options ranging from woven wall art, notebooks, t-shirts, candles, and more!
OBJECTS OF RE: SOCIALIZATION BOOK
Gift this Objects of re: Socialization boo ($35) k by Isabelle Weiss or NEXT:SPACE, that takes you into the studios of Cody Norman, Paula Schubatis, and Alanis McNier from the ARCHIVE PROJECT – a documentary series exploring the studios of independent designers connected to Detroit. The multimedia project offers a deeper look into the processes and perspectives that shape each object and what value we can find in handcrafted, collectible design. Click here to purchase.
POST DETROIT SHOP BY MUTUAL ADMIRATION
Handmade goods, contemporary craft, and production studios – Post Detroit Shop has everything you need for the design and art lover in your life! The shop has over 200 art prints to choose from that would make for an elegant and thought-provoking gift. Click here to select one and buy now! Not sure what to buy? Shop the site’s detailed Holiday Gift Guide.
SHOP AT MOCAD (MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART DETROIT)
Shop the website and gift books, clothing, jewelry, or artist prints. You can also give the gift of a membership, which is sure to check off all of the boxes for a design and art lover! The best way to experience MOCAD is by becoming a member. Give the gift of staying connected and allowing special access to the latest in contemporary art, music, and culture. Visit mocadetroit.org/membership for more info. Why? MOCAD relies on annual memberships to keep the museum free and helps support MOCAD’s innovative, visual content which allows Detroiters to experience cutting-edge contemporary art online and at the museum.