One way to help Michigan's economy is to recycle the dollar locally. Considering shopping at a Michigan-owned business this holiday season. All photos by Brian Rozman
One way to help Michigan's economy is to recycle the dollar locally. Considering shopping at a Michigan-owned business this holiday season.

From novelty shops to beauty salons, these businesses will take care of everyone on your list—And make sure you look good, too.

YPSILANTI, Mich.—Whether Chanukah, Christmas, or Kwanzaa gifts are on your shopping list this year, you can be certain that a Michigan business has you covered.

We did the leg work in southeastern Michigan so you don’t have to, and each of these businesses is ready to help you complete your shopping—with your sanity in tact.

We even list salons to help you look your best for online parties, and eateries to help you save yourself from lofty kitchen ambitions.

These Michigan businesses employ Michiganders and keep our local economies going. Consider shopping with them first this holiday season.

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Ann Arbor

Food & Grocers

Argus Farm Stop

325 W Liberty St.| Local farmer’s market


206 E Huron St., Suite 2| Artificial Intelligence Thinktank

Gallatin Realty Co.

409 S. Division St.| Residential real estate

Vault of Midnight

219 S Main St.| Comic book store


Clothing, Shoes, and Jewelry

Sum Girls Boutique

3015 Twelve Mile Rd. | Sustainable fashion for “teens, tweens, and ladies of all ages”


Clothing, Shoes, and Jewelry

Margaux & Max

224 W. Nine Mile Rd. | Women’s clothing


Clothing, Shoes, and Jewelry

Bags and Beads

22750 Woodward Ave. | Handbags and accessories

Tooth & Nail

22801 Woodward Ave. | Jewelry and oddities

Food & Drink

Detroit Bubble Tea

22821 Woodward Ave. | Bubble tea, cafe

Drifter Coffee

770 Woodward Heights Ave. | Coffee shop, community space

Hair & Beauty


251 W. Nine Mile Rd. | Beauty salon

The Hi Hat

195 W. Nine Mile Rd. | Hat and barber shop

Lefty’s Barbershop

155 W. Nine Mile Rd. | Specializing in classic cuts

Lucky Star Salon

23333 Woodward Ave. | Unisex salon

Rouge Organic Beauty

23337 Woodward Ave. | Nails, brows, lashes, makeup

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Socially Distanced Experiences

9 Lives Tattoos & Piercings

309 W. Nine Mile Rd. | Body modification

Found Sound

234 W. Nine Mile Rd. | Record store

M Contemporary Art

205 E. Nine Mile Rd. | Contemporary art gallery

Painting with a Twist

200 W. Nine Mile Rd. | Pro-guided painting (booze optional)


Nine Furniture and Design

22757 Woodward Ave. | Vintage and handmade furniture

The Rocket

200 W. Nine Mile Rd. | Toy, candy store



N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art

52 E. Forest Ave. | Contemporary art gallery featuring artists of the African diaspora

Hair & Beauty

The Social Club Grooming Co


Detroit Bikes

13639 Elmira St. | Bicycle shop


Novelties & Books

Book Suey

10345 Joseph Campau Ave. | Book store

Detroit Threads

10238 Joseph Campau Ave. | Vintage clothing, music, movies

Royal Oak



228 W. 4th St. | Art gallery, novelties


Food & Drink

Beezy’s Cafe

228 W. 4th St. | Local fare

Cultivate Coffee & Tap House

228 W. 4th St. | Coffee, beer

Maiz Mexican Cantina

228 W. 4th St. | Mexican eatery

Novelties & Books

Unicorn Feed & Supply

114 W. Michigan Ave. | Novelties and gifts

World of Rocks

32 N. Huron St. | Rocks, crystals

All photos by Brian Rozman

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