Holiday Shopping at these Small Businesses in Wayne County
Story by Max White
People in Michigan and Detroit love to shop local, and with the holidays coming up, everyone will be looking for some local goods to buy for those they love.
Instead of hitting a big box store or a national chain, the money you spend at a small business goes right into the people who live and work in the community.
Below you’ll find some of the best small businesses to shop at in Wayne County.
Blue Heron Trading Company in Flat Rock
Located right in Downtown Flat Rock, about 40 minutes south of Detroit, Blue Heron Trading Company offers a huge variety of goods to purchase for those that you love.
If you like olive oil or Balsamic vinegar, you can try dozens of different flavors. For other foodies, you can get different dips, sweets, condiments, bread mixes, and more.
On top of that, there are different candles, soap, lotions, and others to help keep your skin fresh, and they have a “Made in Michigan” category and the ability to create a custom gift basket.
La Vie en rose Boutique in Wyandotte
Located Downriver, La Vie en Rose Boutique offers beautiful clothes to go along with accessories like necklaces, shoes, bracelets, lipgloss, and more.
If you’re looking for a gift, the boutique also has signs, coffee mugs, candles, and much more. The signs will even boost your confidence like the “gorgeous” or “hey there handsome” sign.
La Vie en Rose Boutique, @marlasflowertruck
All About Grace in Trenton
The All About Grace store in Trenton offers different items and gifts from more than 90 handmade vendors.
No matter what you’re looking for, All About Grace will have something that gives you local, handmade, Detroit, and Michigan love.
It’s also a great spot to just stock up on handmade goods for the holidays, whether it’s Christmas, St. Patrick’s Day, or even the Fourth of July.
All About Grace, @allaboutgracehandmade
Champaign Alley Boutique in Allen Park
Champaign Alley Boutique describes itself as a place with “styles for women of all ages” and has different dresses, tops, bottoms, jumpsuits, raincoats, and more.
The shop will make you feel right at home when you walk inside with colorful clothing and great style.
If you’re not looking for a clothing item, they also offer custom jewelry and handmade candles.
Cove and Wood in Canton
A small online boutique in Canton, Cove & Wood has different clothing items like other boutiques, and they also offer home goods and other gifts.
They have candles that are put in old wine bottles with the same smell, a soap bar that smells like wine, and candles that smell like spiked cider or other cocktails.
Bohemian Home in Plymouth
Located near the heart of Downtown Plymouth, Bohemian Home has a ton of different gifts for every room in your house.
On top of the everyday items, the store likes to have fun with its items, so you can get pillows that say things like “this is my spot” or “not here,” as well as a lighter that says “that’s lit.”
They also have “Michigan lovin’” gifts, and if you have an occasion, they have a gift for it, ranging from a baby shower to a 21st birthday and more.
Kiloh + Co. – Online
Another online boutique in metro Detroit, Kiloh + Co. started as an Etsy account before continuing to grow. They offer clothing focused on Michigan, colleges, and on sports so that you can look fashionable on game day.
Their clothing will support the Lions, Tigers, Red Wings, Pistons, and more, plus Michigan and Michigan State.
Colors of the Wood in Northville
Colors of the Wood is a local place selling incredible wood gifts that will spice up any home. You can get custom cutting boards, serving trays, charcuterie boards, and others.
For smaller items, they have custom coasters, bottle openers, candle holders, ornaments, and of course, Michigan keychains.
Colors of the Wood, @tuscannorthville
Rebecca’s Michigan Store in Northville
No matter what you’re looking for from Michigan, Rebecca’s Michigan Store in Northville will have it and help you represent the Mitten State.
With those items, the store offers customizable, one-of-a-kind gift baskets and boxes that can be shipped around the country or be gifts for employees.
Duffey & Co. in Grosse Pointe Park
Duffey & Co. is described as “a collaboration of goods and services for the home, soul, and body, inspiring that which is surrounding us and within us.”
It offers a wide variety of gifts for whatever you’re looking for, and gifts you might not be able to find anywhere else.
The League Shop in Grosse Pointe
The League Shop has been open for decades in Grosse Pointe and has gifts, dinnerware, stationery, and even bridal services.
You can get gifts for every season, and they also have different candles for any occasion.
Dearborn Music in Dearborn
If you have a music fan in your life, Dearborn Music has anything and everything. There are hundreds of CDs, vinyl records, posters, and more in the store for every type of music, and you can even sell your used music there.
Savvy Chic Boutique in Grosse Pointe
Savvy Chic has everything you could be looking for when it comes to women’s clothing and accessories. They offer jumpsuits and rompers for the summer, to dresses and jackets for the winter. Make sure you check out their jewelry and handbags as well, plus Detroit-themed gear. The company also has a loyalty program where you earn one point for every $1 spent
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