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 little ones.
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.
This adorable Evie mini suitcase doll, $30, is the perfect doll set for a special little girly girl. The doll comes in an iridescent case with three glittery accessories — a tiara, angel wings and a wand. Mills Pharmacy + Apothecary, 1744 W. Maple Road, Birmingham. 248-644-5060. millspharmacy.com.
This Mia New York Faux fur jacket, $108, is a cozy piece for your budding fashionista to rock all winter long. Guys N Gals, 6353 Orchard Lake Road, West Bloomfield. 248-851-1260.
This whimsical Moulin Roty explorer’s kit, $64, is the ideal gift for your little adventurer — it holds a water bottle, binoculars, travel notebook, pocket compass and even a treasure box. Petite Cabane, 205 E. Maple Road, Birmingham. 248-792-5949. petitecabaneshop.com.
These Liquid floor tiles, $49, sold individually, change color pattern with every jump, step, dance or hop. Choose just one or mix and match the four color options to stimulate sensory and perceptual development (and lots of fun!) for kids and adults alike. DIA Shop, 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit. 313-833-7948. diashop.org.
For the new Detroiter in town, this Little High Flyers onesie, $25, is the coolest. Made from organic cotton and printed with nontoxic colors, the shop’s signature “Give Me a Detroit Fist Bump” logo will make sure everyone knows who is the coolest new dude or dudette on the block. Little High Flyers, 4240 Cass Ave., Detroit. 313-818-3748. littlehighflyers.com.
Perfect for the little one who loves to stand out, a Crystalize It! Accessory Design Kit, $15, lets kids crystalize and personalize anything and everything — from sneakers to notepads. Recommended or ages 8 and older. Area Toyology Toys stores. 248-579-5110. toyologytoys.com.
Take these practical yet fun Travel Toys, $45, to a restaurant, or when traveling on a road trip or airplane. They come in multiple versions — dinosaurs, shapes, farm or cars, and have canvas pockets for each toy to stay intact, no matter what destination they head to. Little High Flyers, 4240 Cass Ave., Detroit. 313-818-3748. littlehighflyers.com.
For hours of guaranteed fun, gift Mad Mattr, $13 — bright colored dough that’s a blast to mold, knead, stretch, squeeze or sculpt. Comes in multiple funky colors (even a unicorn sparkle version!). This is a go-to gift or stocking stuffer for a variety of ages. Area Toyology Toys stores. 248-579-5110. toyologytoys.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.