With the holiday season upon us, it’s time to find that perfect present for everyone on your list. If that list includes fans of the Motor City, or those who want to rep Detroit in their home, we’ve got you covered.
We’ve chosen some of the best Detroit-themed and Detroit-made presents around, from a classic vase to a Jack White approved–vinyl carrier. Happy gift giving!
$205 | Floyd
The design-forward furniture company is probably best known for its “Floyd leg,” but it also makes this handy side table that comes in several color combos. The piece, which can double as a stool, is a great introduction to Floyd’s entire line, which now includes sofas and lighting.
Thanks for the View Mr. Mies (second edition)
$20.99 | Metropolis Books
This human-centric portrait of Lafayette Park is an essential read for anyone interested in Detroit and the Mies van der Rohe–designed neighborhood. It features essays by and interviews with residents on the history of Black Bottom (where Lafayette Park now sits), explorations of what they enjoy about the secluded neighborhood, and other eclectic topics.
Woodward zipper tote
$29 | Détroit is the New Black
This large canvas tote with a handy zipper comes stamped with one of the city’s most recognizable names. Also not to be missed: the brand’s flagship store on Woodward Avenue, which regularly features art exhibitions and work by designers of color.
“Black” bar soap
$6.95 | Detroit Grooming Company
This “amber bourbon”-scented bar soap, a fan favorite, was recently rereleased as part of the brand’s Black Edition line. Handmade from olive oil, this bar soap from the men’s grooming company would be great gifted on its own or as part of a set.
Belle Isle screen print
$60 | Signal Return
This serene portrait of the Belle Isle Conservatory is the perfect gift for someone who loves both Detroit and nature. It painted by a Detroit-based artist in a Detroit shop, making it as locally made as they come.
45-rpm vinyl carrier
$50 | Third Man Records
For the design-minded record-lover. This box, which holds up to 70, fits 45-rpm records—it comes in Third Man’s signature black-and-yellow colors and is Jack White approved.
$75 | Pewabic
From the legendary Detroit ceramic studio, this vase is the newest edition in a line of standout pieces. Each pot is individually hand-thrown and glazed by an in-house artisan, meaning no two are exactly alike.
$80 | Sister Pie
Want to share your love of pies with a friend? Then you’ll want to get them a slot in one of Sister Pie’s dough-making workshops, where they’ll learn how to recreate the bakery’s flakery, buttery pie dough. For an additional $25, Sister Pie will throw in the “pie starter kit,” which includes a rolling pin, a metal bowl, a pastry blender, and a bench scraper.
Hardwood picture frames
$55 | Mutual Adoration
These frames, part of the limited-edition “Firebird Collection,” are made out of reclaimed hardwood salvaged from Greektown’s Firebird Tavern. The individually cleaned and sanded frames come in a variety of sizes.