Metro Detroit hot spots for last minute Christmas gifts

From board games utilizing Faygo and Vernor bottle caps to a variety of nostalgic snack favorites such as Sanders and Better Made potato chips – give the gift of Detroit this holiday season. We’ve selected a few of our top locations to snag a present for your favorite Detroiter in time for Christmas.

City Bird – Detroit

Visit our friends at City Bird at 460 W. Canfield Street for special Detroit-themed clothing, jewelry and home decor crafted by local artisans. Our favorite goodies at City Bird include the Detroit Script Recycled Tire Coaster Set and the Great Lakes Freshwater Candle (evokes fresh, water-like aromas that will make you eagerly looking forward to summertime). To check out their full selection, visit City Bird at


Metro D Store – Rochester Hills

Metro D Store, located in the Village of Rochester Hills, is celebrating their first holiday season in their space adjacent to Whole Foods on the northeast corner of Adams Road and Walton Boulevard. Owners, Colin McConnell and Michael Haas, decided on featuring unique Detroit and Michigan-made apparel and home goods. McConnell’s clothing line, Detroit Respect, is also showcased in the store. The brand, he said, embraces the passion and positive energy to one of the greatest and hardworking cities in the world. The Metro D Store is at 112 Adams Road, Rochester Hills.


The Detroit Shoppe – Troy

The mission of The Detroit Shoppe is to showcase people, places and products that have shaped the city. The Detroit favorite can be found in the Somerset Collection at 2800 W. Big Beaver Road in Troy. The shoppe is filled with a variety of nostalgic favorites for diehard Detroiters including goodies from Faygo, Vernors, Better Made and Sanders. The Detroit Shoppe sells a selection from several well-known area establishments including The Henry Ford Museum and Eastern Market.

Rust Belt Marketplace – Ferndale

The Ferndale Plaza Shopping Center, also known as The Rust Belt Market, is a vintage marketplace that features a variety of Detroit-based artists from local companies including Great Lakes State, Motor City Brick and Detroit Vintage Collective. The plaza is a hot spot for locals to keep up to date on the items from their favorite businesses in addition to a gathering place for those visiting from out of town who want to bring a piece of Detroit back home with them. We guarantee you’ll find the perfect gift for anyone on your Christmas list at The Rust Belt Market…and maybe one or two goodies for yourself. The marketplace is at 22801 Woodward Ave.



Photos courtesy of City Bird – Detroit, Metro D Store – Rochester Hills + The Detroit Shoppe – Troy. 

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