5 Metro Detroit Food & Drink Holiday Gift Ideas

By: Michael Fossbakk | December 9, 2016

The holiday season is upon us and while everyone is frantically trying to find something to get their loved ones, we have a few suggestions for the food & drink lovers (A.K.A. everyone) in your life. Here are five metro Detroit gift ideas for the all the craft beer drinkers, tea sippers and all-around-foodies on your list.

Hunt & Noyer Barware

We all have at least one wine or beer-loving friend on our holiday gift shopping list. With those people in mind, Detroit-based Hunt & Noyer Woodworks has crafted the perfect craft beer and cocktail accessories. All of these accessories carry the same level of quality seen in Hunt & Noyer’s furniture. Multiple styles of wood give you a few options when trying to match their taste and with all of the local craft brewers in metro Detroit, you’ll have no problem filling up a six-pack to make this gift complete.

The Art and Craft of Tea

Detroit-native Joseph Wesley of Joseph Wesley Black Tea has created a book all about tea, its origins, its culture and more. The book, The Art and Craft of Tea, will enlighten the tea connoisseur (or budding tea connoisseur) on your holiday gift list. Take in a world of high quality photos, transporting the reader to foreign regions and giving them insight into one of the world’s oldest beverages.

The Emory Wine Club

Located in downtown Ferndale, The Emory has a pretty affordable wine club for those looking to develop their taste for fine wine. To enroll in the wine club, simply stop in to The Emory on Woodward Avenue and ask. Upon enrolling ($45/year), members are issued a card that they can present for exclusive perks like half-off wine bottles at The Emory every day, Monday evening wine club specials, complimentary seating for two at exclusive monthly wine tasting events and exclusive access to pre-orders for new bottles of wine. If you’re looking to sign someone else up as a gift, make sure to let them know as the membership is non-transferrable.

Cyberoptix Food + Drink Ties & Scarves

For those who like to wear their love of certain foods and beverages almost quite literally on their sleeve, Cyberoptix Accessories out of Detroit has a selection of ties and scarves with elegant prints, like this beer necktie with a “hops and wheat” print or this linen-wave honey bee scarf. Cyberoptix recently celebrated its tenth anniversary of making custom ties and more while also partnering with the local Detroit community through programs like Grow Detroit’s Young Talent, paid summer internships, transitional work programs and more.

Mitten Crate

If you know that special someone in your life has a love for food and drinks, but you’re not quite sure which of Michigan’s many great products to get them, try Mitten Crate: a monthly delivery of five to six Michigan-made food & drink products. Mitten Crate offers both a recurring monthly membership, as well as one-time order options. New crates for members are shipped on the 15th of every month, while crates for one-time shipments are shipped at the beginning of every week, so plan accordingly for holiday gift-giving.