2021 Local Washtenaw County Gift Giving Guide

Support & Shop Local this year from merchants in Ann Arbor, Saline, Ypsilanti, Chelsea, Dexter, and Milan.

Struggling to find a gift for the person that has everything?

Local shopping offers you personalized help through your gift giving challenges and ensures the local businesses thrive.

Here are some ideas from local merchants throughout the area, allowing you to find unique and thoughtful gifts while supporting local merchants.


Gifts for Women

  • Clothing (like the cashmere sweaters shown below) / jewelry / speciality gifts from The Write Touch (now next to Trader Joes)
  • A luxurious robe ($56-$279, like the Luxe robe below) from My Urban Toddler – robes are one size & fits most, making them great gifts for pregnant or nursing moms. (3010 Washtenaw Ave Ann Arbor)
  • Scarf ($24.99) from Late Bird (1200 N Main St Ann Arbor)
  • AR Workshop class – experience the joy of DIY (3260 Washtenaw Ave Ann Arbor)

Gifts for Men:

  • Biercamp House-Smoked Jerky, tons of varieties available in classic & unique flavors   (1643 S. State Street Ann Arbor, come in wearing one of their t-shirts and get 10% off + follow their social media channels for holiday coupons).
  • LED Beanies ($18.95) from Chasing Fireflies
  • List of ideas for Gifts For Men from Rock Paper Scissors (downtown Ann Arbor & downtown Saline)

Gifts for Grandparents

  • Holiday Puzzle ($14.99) and Holiday Tea ($13.99) from Catching Fireflies  (+ free gift wrapping on all purchases!)
  • Biercamp Basket:  pickled goods, spice rubs, growler of beer, jerky
  • Modern Birdhouses from Found Gallery  (415 N. 5th Ave. Ann Arbor)
  • These Modern Birdhouses are artisan made in Pinckney MI from PVC pipe and reclaimed barnwood – available in Found’s expanded location in Kerrytown.

Gifts for the Host / Hostess

Their favorite Michigan flavors. Each Fustini’s bottle comes with a QR code linking to hundreds of recipes on our website that use that specific product. They also offer Virtual and In-person cooking classes.

  • Fresh squeezed orange juice (call ahead to order) from Thrive Juicery (2420 E. Stadium Ann Arbor)
  • Chocolate covered apples from Kilwin’s (107 E. Liberty Ann Arbor) 

Gifts for Kids / Toddlers / Babies / Tweens / Teens

  • Kid Gift Guide from Rock Paper Scissor Junior (101 S. Ann Arbor St. Saline)

Nonprofit Donations & Fitness Gift Cards

Don’t see one of your favorite local stores or gift ideas listed?  Email:  annarboreditor@adamsstreetpublishing.com