The Detroit Holiday Gift Giving Survival Guide

Posted: 12/18/15

The time crunch is on! Whether it’s fulfilling your child’s dreams of concert joy or the obligatory secret Santa holiday gift exchange, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with gift needs from these eight local  favorites.

Bob’s Classic Kick’s
4717 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201

The house that shoe built. Shopping for the gym shoe fanatic in your life can be leave you feeling as if you’re Indiana Jones searching for treasure in the Temple of Doom. Don’t fear, Bob’s Classic Kicks has you covered.  Owners Christian Dorsey and Jason Johnson strive to cultivate a collection of eclectic gym shoe brands and apparel to appeal to everyone from the purveyors of sneaker cool to the casual collector. Since opening in 2005, the duo have grown BCK into more than just a store, it’s become a lifestyle brand for those in the know. For more information on their latest collections, hours of operation and more visit www.bobsclassickicks.com or call 313. 832-7513

Citizen Yoga
1224 Library St, Detroit, MI 48226

After the holidays comes the guilt from over indulging in holiday treats, delicious home cooked family meals where calories are a mere mystery. Why not put those stretchy yoga pants you and your BFF have to good use by kicking off the year with a little downward dog at Citizen Yoga? Centrally located in the Z Garage, Citizen offers classes ranging from pre-natal yoga to the most challenging form of yoga, Vinyasa. Give the gift of health today to family and friends and they’ll thank you later. For more hours, parking information and more visit www.citizenyoga.com or call 313. 502-5450

Cinema Detroit
4126 3rd Street, Detroit, MI 48201

From independent classics to the cutting edge films like Chi-Raq, give the film buff in your life a pass to catch the best films at the City’s only first run movie theater, Cinema Detroit. Recently relocated to 4126 Third Street in the heart of Midtown, owners Paula and Tim Guthat strive to bring only the best in film to their customers and with sell-out crowds their formula works.  Stop by Cinema Detroit today and pick up a movie pass today. Visit www.cinemadetroit.com  or call 313-482-9028 today for the latest movie showings and more.

Fox Theater
2211 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48226

Sesame Street Live. Macklamore & Ryan Lewis. Floety. Future. Kirk Franklin. Ill Devo. Alton Brown. Give the gift of a night they won’t forget with tickets to their favorite shows. From Gospel to one-of-a-kind stage shows, The Fox Theater continues to be home to some of the best concerts coming to Detroit. For a full schedule of upcoming shows, parking information and more please visitwww.olympiaentertainment.com or call 313.471.6611.

House of Pure Vin 
1433 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48226

For the wine lovers on your list, there is only one stop; The House of Pure Vin. Located in the heart of Downtown between Grand River and John R. St., this vino lovers mecca is the neighborhoods only wine store. With knowledgeable staff and a wide variety to please even the most discerning of palates, your gift will be the most talked about around the office water cooler.  Prices start at just $10 a bottle and in January plans are being made to launch a series of wine tasting events.  For more information, please visit www.houseofpurevin.com or call 313. 638-2501.

London Luggage
5955 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48202

Looking for the perfect bag for the leading lady in your life? Look no further than London Luggage. Known for their extensive collection of luxury luggage at reasonable prices from brands such as Samsonite, Travel Pro and more, the store has been around for over 60 years.  London Luggage, carries more than just its namesake. They are the only retailer in the Greater Downtown District to sell, Vera Bradley, Dooney and Burke and Brighton with free shipping on all handbags. For hours of operation and to browse their collection visit www.londonluggage.com or call 313. 831-7200.

Union Street
 4145 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201

A legendary restaurant known for its delectable unique menu, great service and its extensive made in Michigan brews, a gift certificate will make any foodie with an penchant for local food happy, Open for over 30 years, Union Street has been a longtime favorite of Wayne State University staff, students Detroit Medical Center employees and local residents. Open seven days a week for lunch and dinner, Union Street also provides catering services and has additional space for private parties. For more information on Union Street and to purchase your gift certificate or holiday dinner visitwww.unionstreetdetroit.com or call 313. 831-3965.

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