Local Products that Make Great Holiday Gifts for Creatives

by | Dec 14, 2018 | Inspiration

Holiday shopping can be fun, but we know that finding just the right gift for friends and family isn’t always easy. Below are a few local, unique products that will make the perfect holiday gift for your favorite creatives!

The ‘unplanned planner’ 

For those who work from an ‘organized mess’ and make no quams about it comes the ‘Unplanned Planner’ by Paisley Paper Co. Beautifully designed to help one stay focused, the planner provides plenty of space to jot notes and doodle. Each new month is also introduced with a hand-lettered quote! Unlike traditional planners that contain ‘to-do’ lists, this item helps the owner avoid distractions with ‘to-dont’ lists. 

You can find more information or purchase the Unplanned Planner here.

‘Pick Up Sticks’ cover (Photo: Paisley Paper Co.)

‘Gradients’ cover (Photo: Paisley Paper Co. )

screen printed home decor

Show friends and family you thought outside the box this holiday season with a few posters, pillows, or postcards from Telegram Print Co. With the new year just a few weeks away, now is the time to help loved ones spruce up their home and workspace with some new decor! Holiday cards by Telegram Print Co. are sold exclusively at the Make. Do. Studio. located inside the Rust Belt Market in Ferndale.

To shop other screen printed designs, visit Telegram Print Co.’s Etsy shop.

Holiday cards  (Photo: Telegram Print Co.)

Winter Cottage poster (Photo: Telegram Print Co.)

Screen printed posters (Photo: Telegram Print Co.)

Screen printed items (Photo: Telegram Print Co.)

Healthy, Delicious Snacks

Do you know someone that loves to express their creativity with food? Stuff their stocking with healthy treats from Detroit Gourmet Nut Co.! Visit their website to shop handcrafted maple pecans, walnuts, and cashews, or catch them this Saturday, December 15 at three different locations:

1. Merry Makers Market in Troy at the Balkan American Community Center from 10:00am-5:00pm

2. Eastern Market Corporation (Shed 2) from 7am – 4 pm

3. Michigan Mitten Market Royal Oak Farmers Market from 6:30 – 10:30

A yummy snack (Photo: Detroit Gourmet Nut Company)

Maple Walnuts (left), and Maple Cashews for sale (Photo: Detroit Gourmet Nut Company)

Custom Hand-Lettered gifts

Who doesn’t love receiving gifts made with a special touch? For hand-lettered cards, signs, and personal monograms we highly recommend checking out Julia Letters. We are huge fans of gorgeous typography and her unique works of art showcase just that. 

To shop Julia’s collection of unique gifts for friends and family, visit her Etsy shop

Hand-lettered holiday cards (Photo: Julia Letters)

Custom wall art (Photo: Julia Letters)

Organic Baked Goods

A holiday season just isn’t the same without delicious baked goods. Satisfy your loved one’s sweet tooth with some of the best homemade organic treats from Good Cakes and Bakes. Menu offerings include cheesecakes, cookies, and cupcakes to name a few. These tasty treats not only use fresh ingredients, but are also made using locally grown produce when possible.

Did we mention that the storefront art was created by Julia Letters? 🙂

Good Cakes and Bakes storefront on Livernois (Photo: Good Cakes and Bakes)

Cookie with peppermint sprinkles (Photo: Good Cakes and Bakes)

Holiday Markets

For more great gift ideas visit the downtown holiday markets in Cadillac Square and Capitol Park. These markets are a great way to shop for multiple people in one place. The holiday markets feature products such as jewelry, housewares, vintage clothing, and more!

Cadillac Square Markets (Photo: The Creative Armory)

Where do you shop to find amazing, local holiday gifts? Share with us in the comments below!


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