j'adore Detroit's 2017 Holiday Gift Guide


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  1. Detroit is the New Black.  Black Woodward Sweatshirt. $64. Our gift guide wouldn't be complete without on of our fave local venders! 

  2. GRAMMAR. Arrow Quad Forms. $58. GRAMMAR is based in Lake Ann, Michigan and has been designing & creating distinctive, art inspired jewelry for conscientious people who are passionate about leading ethical lives while supporting small businesses. In small batches, the centuries old technique of ceramics is used to create pieces that satisfy the desire for design, innovation and individuality. Materials to make the product are locally sourced, from Michigan, Indiana and other parts of the United States.

  3. Detroit Blows - No. 4 Hydrating Shampoo. $34. Conditioner. $36. Photo by Noah Elliott Morrison. SMPLFD X Detroit Blows Tee. $20. Inspired by the Almost Famous 'Detroit Sucks' tee. Detroit Blows X Detroit Rose Tuberose Candle. $25. A signature Tuberose scent in partnership with Detroit-based candle company & Detroit based salon. Photos by Noah Elliott Morrison.

  4. MGDY Design. Detroit, MI Bar Necklace. $28. Detroit is all about handmade and handcrafted products. What better way to represent the spirit of Detroit by a custom name plate necklace?! The Detroit pendant is made from Bras metal plate and is strung with a gold plated chain. Each pendant is individually cut, sanded, and hand stamped and slightly varies with each pendant. Layer it with the Adjustable Herkimer Diamond Necklace. $40. This piece is perfect for any look. The chain is a copper plated chain that comes in either gold or silver and finished off with Herkimer diamonds!

  5. The Skin Saint. This stuff is our secret weapon and we're letting you in on our little secret. As you may have read in our top spas post, FACE is our goto skin fit and Holly Casaroll developed the perfect line.  These are our top three skin fix items for the holiday to refresh and plump winter skin. CEF+ Peptide Anti-Aging Serum. $145. This stuff delivers unparalleled results to reverse signs of aging by; increasing collagen production, providing superior antioxidant protection, correcting hyperpigmentation and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Eye Rescue Micro-Oxygen Treatment Serum. $78. This product is a dynamic serum that addresses the two main causes of dark circles in the eye area. This revitalizing fluid targets an accumulation of melanin and dilated blood vessels that release heme, the cause of a visibly dark appearance. Active component Shadownyl™ provides anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidation benefits, which in turn reduce darkness and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Needle Free. $145. Employing multiple revolutionary active ingredients, Needle-Free Filler Serum is clinically proven to deliver equivalent results to one injection of collagen filler in just two weeks of regular use. USE CODE HolidayHydration for 15% off.

  6. Ndubisi Okoye Original Print via BLOCK x BLOCK. Local Artist Collection. $45 and up. BLOCK x BLOCK allows customers to commission unique works from local artists packaged in customizable boxes (or blocks), all while contributing to neighborhood improvement efforts and other civic causes. Each block's artist and commission level is your choice, what's inside is entirely up to the artist.

  7. lululemon x APL shoes. Ascend Black All-Reflective Unisex Shoe. $250. 360-degrees of reflectivity - an all-black silhouette that stand out, even at night. This is the first time APL has used reflective black yarn to create a shoe, a new innovation exclusive to lulu.

  8. Drought Gift Card. $100. When you buy a $100 gift card you get a $20 gift card, free!

  9. Alchemy Slow Living Studio - Meuike & Madeline Fragrances. $75. Read our full breakdown of Alchemy's fragrance line HERE.

  10. Orleans & Winder - Lvnea Perfume in Violet Woods. $45. We love this stuff. We wear it all the time - Plus it comes in this beautiful matte black bottle. Aria Scarf in Indigo. $165. The piece is one of a kind artistic impression and a definite statement piece. A classic gift or personal purchase for all round the year, this unique scarf is a true product of artisanal collaboration. Each piece is unique as its 100% handcrafted.

  11. 4 Detroit: Four Chefs. Four Courses. Four Seasons Cookbook. $46. Nora Modern presents a celebration of a year in Detroit, with four chefs preparing four courses for every season. Josh Stockton cooks a winter meal in Corktown. Brad Greenhill makes a spring meal in Palmer Woods, Dave Mancini hosts a summer barbecue in Indian Village, and Andy Hollyday prepares an autumn supper in Boston Edison. All four chefs also offer meals for every time of the year, making this cookbook a great appreciation of the food renaissance happening in Detroit today. $5 from the sale of every book goes to Gleaners Community Food Bank.

  12. Not Sorry Apparel. blk. Collection III. $50. These upcycled black denim jeans have the perfect worn in look with a distressed hem and an embroidered not sorry on the front.

  13. Citizen Yoga. New Student Special. 5 classes for $25. The best yoga studio in Detroit has a pretty rad deal for students new to Citizen! 

  14. Open Me When Box. Boxes range from $80-$190. Many of the items in their boxes come from local entrepreneurs who are making a name for themselves during this time of the rebirth and revitalization of our “Comeback City”.

  15. Alley Taco Gift Cards. Buy $25 get $5 for free. Alley Taco is a fast casual walk up in Detroit’s Midtown. Tacos, nachos & beyond. A perfect stocking stuffer for anyone around the Midtown area!

  16. Bird & Bee Aida Booties. $148. We’re obsessed with these booties.  They are so comfy and reasonably priced not to mention super CUTE. Plus leopard is pretty much a neutral now so you can wear these babies with everything. 

  17. Maxwell Detroit. The Blakely in Camo. $375. The cutest jacket made by local artisans.

  18. Shinola. Hard Cover Notebook. $16. Our fave notebook to customize. We use them at Brooklyn Outdoor. Buy the notebook and take a trip to Shinola to get it monogrammed.

  19. Shop Fly Behavior. Not So Common Fur Parka. $285. This super cute parka has a genuine fur hood with faux fur lining. Insulated through the body and arms to keep you toasty. All linings and insulation removable for easy washing. Order one size up to wear large sweaters underneath. Sheer Madness Blouse. $46. This sheer high low blouse with a ruffled hem is super versatile and can be worn with a slip or jeans.

  20. Anthony Neil. Jackie Clutch. $285. We love this local designer and all his bags. Our Jackie Clutch is on constant rotation regardless if we're running out for coffee or a night out on the town. 

  21. Gentleman In You. $25 and up. Gentleman's Box allows you to custom choose the items you'd like in your box and deliver them right to your doorstep each month. Perfect for the man in your life. 


Candice Simons, j'adore Detroit