Holiday Shopping

Your Guide to Last Minute Holiday Shopping in the D


Just like every other month of the year, December is flying by. With just slightly more than a week left until Christmas Day, it may finally be hitting you that your shopping needs to get done as soon as possible. With shipping dates getting down to the wire and crowded chain stores, what are you to do? If you have been procrastinating on your holiday shopping, consider trying a local establishment to take care of your shopping needs.

For mom:

Catching Fireflies

With locations in Berkley, Ann Arbor and Rochester, Catching Fireflies is full of unique gifts. The website even makes things easy for you by categorizing gifts perfect for mom. Affordable picture frames, magnets, ornaments, wind chimes, necklaces and more are all available here. It is also a place to keep in mind for grandma.

For Dad:

Detroit City Sports

If your father loves sports, try Detroit City Sports for apparel, memorabilia, authentic autographed equipment, posters, pictures and more. The store often has Detroit athletes come in for autograph sessions as well. You can find a location at either Lakeside Mall in Sterling Heights or Twelve Oaks Mall in Novi.

For Children:

Adventures In Toys

This Birmingham establishment offers a wide variety of toys and games for the younglings. Stuffed animals, trains, puzzles and more are available here. You will be sure to find something a child will adore.

For Your Significant Other:

Tapper’s Diamonds & Fine Jewelry

Tapper’s has three locations: Somerset Collection Mall (Troy), Orchard Mall (West Bloomfield) and Twelve Oaks Mall (Novi). If you’re looking to spend a little extra on your significant other this year, jewelry is always a good option for gals and guys. This Metro Detroit-based jeweler offers earrings, watches, rings, bracelets and much more.

Other gift ideas you may want to consider are gift cards to local stores and restaurants for your siblings or friends. Here’s to hoping everyone gets their shopping done and enjoys the holidays!