The holidays are approaching, and that means that it is time to think about buying gifts. If you’re located in Metro Detroit, you have a wide range of choices. Looking for a one-of-a-kind, quality gift (preferably one sourced locally)? Make sure you hit up these top boutiques and markets throughout Metro Detroit.
Shops in Detroit
1. Bon Bon Bon
441 Canfield St, Suite 12, Detroit, MI 48201
Bon Bon Bon is Detroit’s leading gourmet candy store and chocolatier. You will find one-of-a-kind confectionery treats here. The store’s main attraction is the “bons” that give it its name — specialty chocolates in flavors like creme brulee, hazelnut, butter crunch, strawberry balsamic, bourbon, and cereal.
441 W. Canfield St, Suite 6, Detroit, MI 48201
Shinola is a Detroit-based luxury goods store specializing in high-end clothing, leather goods, watches, bicycles, and other gorgeous gifts. You’ll find everything here from bags to jewelry, clocks, and home goods. Though there are locations throughout the United States, Shinola’s main hub is in the heart of Detroit.
460 W. Canfield St, Detroit, MI 48201
City Bird is a boutique that is all about Detroit. Featuring locally-made goods and an art studio with pieces from 200 Detroit artists, City Bird is the very definition of shopping locally. The boutique’s “sister store”, Nest, stands nearby, offering home goods and gift items.
4240 Cass Ave, Suite 107, Detroit, MI 48201
Hugh began as a pop-up retail store. Today, it serves Detroit as a supplier of luxury home goods, gifts, books, and furniture. The items here are chic and modern, so you can be sure you’ll be shopping in style.
1435 Farmer St, Suite 115, Detroit, MI 48226
Good Neighbor is all about helping people find local, high-end clothing made from sustainable and ethical sources. You will find amazing clothing options for men and women here, as well as beauty and grooming products.
10125 East Jefferson Ave., Detroit, MI 48214
Pewabic Pottery is a nonprofit organization that has been a part of Detroit since 1903. To this day, the store provides hand-crafted ceramics and pottery pieces for sale. This is a great way to support local artists and nonprofits while finding gorgeous pieces.
4719 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201
Detroit Artists Market is the top art gallery in the city. Here, you can find art pieces of all kinds for viewing and for sale, all from local artists. From paintings to sculpture, glasswork, pottery, and more, Detroit Artists Market has it all.
500 Temple St., Detroit, MI 48201
Taking place annually in early December, this three-day event features all things indie and alternative. You’ll find art and other handmade pieces from more than 100 artists throughout Michigan. This is the perfect chance to find items you won’t see anywhere else!
100 Renaissance Ctr, Detroit, MI 48243
The GM Renaissance Center is a complex of skyscrapers in the downtown area. During the winter, it transforms into a holiday-themed popup shop destination! You’ll find shops here from temporary restaurants to artists, nonprofits, and much more.
10. Ferne Boutique
6529 Woodward Ave, Suite B, Detroit, MI 48202
Ferne Boutique is an inclusive clothing store made to help every customer find their unique style. You’ll find beautiful items here in every size and a team of associates ready to help you design your look, ensuring you both look and feel great.
11. Mama Coo’s
1701 Trumbull, Suite C, Detroit, MI 48216
Mama Coo’s is an upscale store selling handmade artisan goods and locally-sourced vintage pieces. It may fall into the same category as a thrift store, but it’s nothing like any thrift store you have ever visited before!
12. The Peacock Room
Fisher Bldg, 3011 W. Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI 48202
The Peacock Room is a one-of-a-kind retro-inspired clothing boutique. With inclusive sizing, the store offers a range of clothes inspired by styles from the 1920s to the 1960s. Anyone who loves fashion, especially vintage fashion, will love visiting.
2857 E Grand Blvd., Detroit, MI 48202
Vault of Midnight is the newest niche store on the Detroit market. Here, it’s all about letting your geek flag fly. The store focuses primarily on comic books but also has a range of fandom and geek-related goods for sale.
14. City Bark
1222 Griswold St., Detroit, MI 48226
Don’t forget your furry friends when you’re shopping this year. City Bark is an upscale pet supply store where you can find everything you need for your pets. From toys to treats, sweaters, collars, and grooming appointments, City Bark is the perfect place for pet pampering.
15. Noel Night
Noel Night is the annual outdoor market that brings together the city’s artists, artisans, nonprofits, churches, and eateries. This one-of-a-kind event offers the perfect chance for shopping for unique gifts while enjoying free performances and other activities.
E Adams Ave., Detroit, MI 48226
Detroit makes it easy to shop locally and sustainably, especially around the holidays. Shop for a Cause Holiday Mart takes it one step further by providing art items and other handmade goods from individuals in developing nations. All proceeds go to Detroit nonprofits.
Shops in Rochester
307 Main St, Rochester, MI 48307
Talulah Belle is a beautiful boutique located in the historic home of Rochester’s printing press. These days, it is home to a store where you can buy designer clothing, jewelry, home goods, and much more.
408 S. Main St., Rochester, MI 48307
If there is one thing Michiganders love, it’s Michigan! That is more apparent here at MI State of Mind than ever before. You’ll find everything here from Michigan-themed apparel to decorations, unique gifts, and even clothing for kids.
302 Walnut Blvd., Rochester, MI 48307
Peppertree is a boutique in historic Rochester selling designer fashion items. This family-owned business prioritizes customer service and helps each customer find something perfect for them. You will also find one-of-a-kind bags, scarves, jewelry, and other accessories.
Shops in Birmingham
166 W Maple Rd., Birmingham, MI 48009
Caruso Caruso is the one-stop-shop for all clothing that is Michigan-related. If you love Michigan and love Detroit possibly even more, you have to stop into this unique apparel store, where you will find top-quality clothing and accessories with a Michigan theme.
138 W Maple Rd., Birmingham, MI 48009
Suhm-Thing isn’t quite like any other gift shop you’ve visited before. All the items here are locally made and unique to Detroit life, including the fresh food items on sale. You can find everything here from treats to home decor, accessories, candles, and much more.
168 S Old Woodward Ave, Birmingham, MI 48009
Found Objects is an upscale boutique located in historic Birmingham. The style here is all about combining classic with traditional to result in something truly special. You will find items for everyone here, from infants to adults!
Shops in Royal Oak
502 S. Washington Ave, Royal Oak, Michigan 48067
Rail and Anchor has about everything you can imagine when it comes to gifts. From plants to home goods, stationery, toys, kitchen items, greeting cards, jewelry, and clothing items, this store truly offers something for everyone. You can even find gift items made especially for your furry friends.
706 S. Washington Ave., Royal Oak, MI 48067
The name says it all: Made in the Mitten is all about Michigan-themed, locally made items that you can’t find anywhere else. All the items sold here are handmade from artists known by name. You’ll find goods here from apparel to decals and stickers, home goods, food, and art.
510 S Washington Ave., Royal Oak, MI 48067
If you love going to thrift stores, make sure to hit up Lost and Found Vintage. Of course, this isn’t any old thrift store. This three-floor boutique is stocked with vintage items ranging from 1900 through the 1980s. You might find yourself browsing for hours in this one-of-a-kind boutique!
Shops in Ferndale
22801 Woodward Ave., Ferndale, MI 48220
The Rust Belt Market is all about helping artists, creators, and designers connect with customers in a unique and personal way. The market is home to more than 40 local artisans selling a variety of goods. You never know what you’re going to find or who you will meet at RBM!
200 W. 9 Mile, Ferndale, MI 48220
The Rock Candy Novelties isn’t just any old candy store. It is a one-of-a-kind Detroit confectionery and toy shop where you’ll find amazing creations. The main attraction is the candy store, though you’ll find everything sold here from books to apparel, puzzles and games, and other unique gifts.
2141 Hilton Rd., Ferndale, MI 48220
Detroit is an amazing city for anyone who loves vintage styles and retro fashion. But at Vogue Vintage, you won’t just find vintage clothing — you will find antiques in almost every category, from furniture to home decor, jewelry, art, and more. Thrift store lovers will spend hours browsing.
200 W Nine Mile Rd., Ferndale, MI 48220
If you consider yourself a “crunchy” mom, make sure to stop into Modern Natural Baby. Here, you will find ethically sourced, sustainable baby items from clothing to diapering, toys, feeding, accessories, and much more. You’ll also find amazing items for mom and the nursery, too!
624 Livernois St., Suite 400, Ferndale, MI 48220
Green Daffodil is your one-stop-shop in metro Detroit for handmade, natural gifts that are made locally. You will find comfort and luxury items here such as soy candles, soap, body wash, essential oils, and candle-making kits. The items here are all about natural pampering.
Online Detroit-Based Shops
Dcreated Boutique may not have a brick-and-mortar store, but this online shop is based in Detroit. The website sells one-of-a-kind, handmade baby items, most of which are handmade. You can even order a Welcome Baby gift set that is perfect for the new mom and baby in your life.
Shops in St. Clair Shores
21714 Harper Ave., St Clair Shores, MI 48080
Do you know someone who loves all things train-related? Detroit is a great place for this interest. Whistle Stop Hobby and Toy got its start as an antique store all the way back in 1969. In the decades since then, it has become one of Detroit’s top toy stores.
2. Kitty Deluxe
22202 Harper Ave., St. Clair Shores, MI 48080
Kitty Deluxe is a boutique that is all about handmade gift items. Located in a bright pink house, the store features its owners’ handmade jewelry as well as curated and carefully selected gift items from other local artisans and creators.
Shops in Berkley
3141 Twelve Mile Rd., Berkley, MI 48072
Yellow Door Art Market is a love story to local art and artists. Here, you will find a whimsical art gallery where you can purchase pieces from more than 70 Detroit creators in every style and discipline.
3125 Twelve Mile Road, Berkley, MI 48072
Peninsulas is a boutique that is all about Michigan. Not only are the items Michigan-inspired, they are also made by local creators. Here you’ll find everything from toys and games to pet items, apparel, home goods, and much more.
3117 Twelve Mile Rd., Berkley, MI 48072
Catching Fireflies is the sister shop to Yellow Door Art Gallery. Continuing in the gallery’s tradition of whimsy, the connected gift shop is all about items that are unique, unusual, and totally one of a kind. You never know what you’re going to find here.
Shops in Garden City
6207 Middlebelt Rd., Garden City, MI 48135
Simply Polish Pottery was made with the mission of creating pottery that could be handed down to future generations. Everything you will find here is handmade. You can also find ceramics, glassware, and jewelry items.
Shop Local This Holiday Season
If you’re planning on being in Detroit for the holidays, don’t feel like you have to stick to Amazon for your seasonal shopping. There are dozens of boutiques in the metro area providing unique and locally-made gifts, offering the perfect chance to support your community while finding perfect items.