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 the hostess.
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 Modern Art Cookbook,” $39, lets you explore some of the world’s greatest artists recipes — Frida Kahlo’s red snapper, Claude Monet’s madeleines, Allen Ginsberg’s borscht. Beyond just a cookbook, writer Mary Ann Caws uses artwork, diaries, novels, letters and poems that are bound to inspire your favorite hostess, art lover or chef. DIA Shop, 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit. 313-833-7948. diashop.org.
Surprise your holiday host with real flowers that actually last! The Maison Farola Forever Series – mini, $40, are preserved roses that last up to one year. Stock up on the adorable mini versions for all your holiday hosts or splurge on their larger styles that will be sure to get you invited back year after year. Maison Farola, Detroit. 313-400-2074. maisonfarola.com.
Entertainers will find endless ways to use these Marble cutting boards, $39. From charcuterie boards to appetizer trays to dessert stations, boards are a hostess staple that you can never have too many of. One of a Find, 26140 Ingersol Drive, Novi. 248-347-0850. oneofafind.net.
The Lollia Always in Rose shea butter handcreme, $27, is a great hostess gift to stock up on at the beginning of the season for any last-minute needs. It is part of a new line from the cult favorite Lollia brand and comes in a beautiful, keepsake floral box — making it the perfect grab-and-go gift. Ruby’s Balm, 6917 Orchard Lake Road, West Bloomfield. 248-626-7829.
Bring on game night! Whether it’s being played or displayed, this Acrylic chess set, $149, will add instant glam to your hostess’ holiday home. West Elm, 215 W. Maple Road, Birmingham. 248-593-8200. westelm.com.
This Senteurs D’orient Ma’amoul soap with marble plate, $78, will be the chicest addition to any powder room. The Arabescato marble plate is hand-carved by artisans in Lebanon, and all of the line’s soaps are free from parabens, colorants and silicone. Mills Pharmacy + Apothecary, 1744 W. Maple Road, Birmingham. 248-644-5060. millspharmacy.com.
Infuse your hostess’ home with a stylish Hyascent diffuser, $169. Made in San Francisco, this unique diffuser has a chic hourglass shape and holds oil-based perfume scent in the top and bottom compartments and diffuses through the middle. It’s the perfect addition to any style home and lasts four to six months. Talulah Belle, 307 S. Main St., Rochester. 248-453-5054. talulahbelle.com.
Combining both function and style, the Erat Terrazo tray, $159, is the perfect catch-all, wine coaster or small tray for cocktails. It’s made of trendy terrazzo with a powder-coated steel rim and designed by Alberto Bellamoli. Hugh, 4240 Cass Ave., Detroit. 313-831-4844. thankhugh.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.