Lindsay Schey, founder of thegiftinsider.com, scoured Metro Detroit for the best local holiday gifts for everyone on your list this year. Check out her top picks for someone extra special.
By Lindsay Schey
Whether you are searching for the perfect gift for your trendsetting niece or something that will wow your someone extra special — we have rounded up dozens of our favorite local gift picks to make your holiday shopping a breeze this year. So grab your list, browse our guide and spend the rest of the season relaxing and unwinding with the ones you love most.
The new Monopoly: Shinola Detroit edition, $395, pays homage to the city we call home. With mentions of Woodward Ave, The Lodge and I-75, it’s the perfect heirloom collectible for Detroit fans or Monopoly collectors alike. Shinola, 441 Canfield St., Detroit. 313-285-2390. shinola.com.
Cire Trudon room spray, $215, is a luxury that most would never splurge on for themselves, making it the perfect gift to spoil someone special. The handsome glass bottle will look gorgeous in any room of the home. Mills Pharmacy + Apothecary, 1744 W. Maple Road, Birmingham. 248-644-5060. millspharmacy.com.
Make it extra obvious how you feel about your special person with this Kerri Rosenthal I Love Your Guts acrylic piece, $550. We’re loving every happy, colorful print from this Connecticut-based artist, available in multiple sizes and price points. Found Objects, 168 S. Old Woodward Ave., Birmingham. 248-220-4999. shopfoundobjects.com.
A well-deserved luxury for the power player on your list, this Revolution ballpoint pen, $66, is handmade in Italy with 31 individual parts, designed in 1978 by Sergio Carpani to commemorate the construction of the Centre Pompidou. With its sleek design and multiple color options, it’s sure to secure a prime spot on his or her desk. Hugh, 4240 Cass Ave., Detroit. 313-831-4844. thankhugh.com.
A flannel + faux fur hooded robe, $129, can make even the dreariest, cold winter days feel instantly cozy and warm. From the moment they try it on, it’s sure to become their winter robe go-to. West Elm, 215 W. Maple Road, Birmingham. 248-593-8200. westelm.com.
They’ll know this 14K white gold and diamond initial pendant, $499, was picked out just for them the second they open it. A sparkling diamond pendant on a delicate chain is the perfect gift for that someone extra special. Tapper’s, 6337 Orchard Lake Road, West Bloomfield. 800-337-4438. tappers.com.
Experience gifts are always a great gifting option for the person who has it all. Surprise them and take them to an Epiphany Studios glassblowing workshop, where you’ll get a hands-on, hour-long tutorial on glassblowing and a chance to create your own custom piece. Classes start at $75 per person. Epiphany Studios, 770 Orchard Lake Road, Pontiac. 248-745-3786. epiphanyglass.com.
The Kaleidoscope mother of pearl watch, $850, comes in styles for both him or her and is a gorgeous new style from the Detroit-based brand. Whether it’s their first or their fifth Shinola timepiece, this one is sure to please. Shinola, 441 Canfield St., Detroit. 313-285-2390. shinola.com.
About The Gift Insider:
Birmingham resident 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. 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 outlets including E!News.com, Forbes.com and New York Magazine.