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 under $50!
By Lindsay Schey
Insider Tip: At the beginning of the season, pick a few beautifully packaged and under $50 gifts to stock up on, even if you aren’t sure who you will give them to. These will serve as your go-to gifts for any last-minute holiday hostess gifts, people–you–completely–forgot-about gifts, gifts that didn’t arrive on time, etc. If you end up not needing them all (which you will), you can always use them as hostess gifts or thank–you gifts later in the year.
Will Leather Goods’ LARGE CORD TACO ($30) is the perfect little tech accessory to keep all those cords organized and tangle free. Will Leather Goods, 4120 Second Ave., Detroit. 313–309-7893. willleathergoods.com.
The TONIC LUXE CUBE ($50) is the prettiest little way to store her favorite everyday pieces. Mills Pharmacy + Apothecary, 1744 W. Maple Road, Birmingham. 248–644-5060. millspharmacy.com.
DETROIT ROSE CANDLES ($32) are hand–poured and handmade to order in Detroit using 100 percent natural, non-GMO, soy wax, lead-free cotton wicks. Be sure to peruse the brand’s skin line as well. detroitrose.com.This CHICKADEE WEEKLY TO-DO DESK PAD ($14) by Berkley-based stationary brand June & December is both cheeky and practical. June & December, 2670 Coolidge Hwy., Berkley. 248–667-8941. junedecember.com.
If you want to give something edible, delicious and oh-so-Detroit this year, build a custom BON BON BON BOX. At $3 a piece, choose a few funky chocolates for a unique gift for all those people who you have no idea what to give. Bon Bon Bon, 11360 Joseph Campau, Hamtramck. 313–236-5581. bonbonbon.com.
A welcome new addition to the state, a DRYBAR BLOWOUT CERTIFICATE or FULL SIZE HOLIDAY FAVES set ($49) is a little luxury any lady in town will appreciate. Drybar, 137 W. Maple Road, Birmingham. 248–566-1793. thedrybar.com.
McCrea’s SINGLE MALT SCOTCH HANDCRAFTED CARAMELS ($6-$20) are an easy, yummy and beautifully packaged gift to give anyone you still need to shop for. Talulah Belle, 307 Main St., Rochester. 248–453-5054. talulahbelle.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.