SEEN asked Birmingham resident and gifting expert Lindsay Schey, founder of thegiftinsider.com, to scour Metro Detroit and find the latest and greatest holiday gifts. See her top picks for gifts for someone who has it all!
By Lindsay Schey
Insider Tip: When shopping for that person who has it all, think about something he or she would never buy themselves — an experience gift in their city, a design-friendly domino or checker set, a matching passport cover and luggage tags. It doesn’t have to be something outrageously expensive. Just try to find something they don’t already own or could always use more of.
This velvet and hand–embroidered Wolf Designs JEWELRY CASE ($575) has special spots for all of her most treasured pieces. My House of Style, 574 N. Old Woodward Ave., Birmingham. 248–594-7776.
This Shinola BACKGAMMON AND CHECKERS GAME SET ($350) has a reversible leather board with custom embossing and is housed in a black lacquered box. Its elevated design allows you to keep it out long after you put your game face away. Shinola, 441 W. Canfield St., Detroit. 313–285-2390. shinola.com.
Sfumato, a new sanctuary for your senses in Midtown, offers a FLIGHT + GIFT CARD ($105) option so giftees can sample and then purchase their favorite of the shop’s signature scents, or better yet, enjoy the experience of creating a completely CUSTOM FRAGRANCE ($405). Sfumato, 3980 Second Ave., Detroit. sfumatofragrances.com.
Enter the SONIC ($325), a design-friendly scent delivery system that diffuses scents without using heat or fans — a welcomed luxury they never even knew they needed. DetroitWick, 1400 E. Fisher Fwy., Detroit. 248–797-7300. detroitwick.com.
Help her make a statement at every holiday party this year with this FIRE OPAL NECKLACE ($2,150) made with five fire opals surrounded by bright, white diamonds set in 14-karat yellow gold and created exclusively for this Birmingham boutique. My House of Style, 574 N. Old Woodward Ave., Birmingham. 248–594-7776.
For a true splurge, this holiday 2018 edition Cire Trudon GRANDE BOUGIE CANDLE ($550) in rose gold takes candles to the next level. Mills Pharmacy + Apothecary, 1744 W. Maple Road, Birmingham. 248–644-5060. millspharmacy.com.
About The Gift Insider:
Lindsay Schey is the founder and gift expert of TheGiftInsider.com, a gifting resource that helps users find hand-selected and creative gift ideas. Lindsay scours the web, boutiques and magazines to discover the most unique and creative gift finds along with thoughtful ways to give them. In addition to curating the site, Lindsay is regularly interviewed about her favorite gift picks on morning news shows across the country, is a gift trend contributor for various publications and has been mentioned on prominent outlets including E! News, Forbes and New York Magazine.