Holiday House in Downtown Detroit Offers One-Stop Shopping for Unique Gifts


Photograph Courtesy of Bedrock

Headed by Bedrock LLC, the Holiday House brings together 13 unique Detroit brands under one roof for a limited time. The pop-up shop, located on Woodward Avenue across from Campus Martius, offers something for everyone on your list, from mom and dad to the family dog. The location will be open through Dec. 23.

1001 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 888-300-9833. Hours: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday and noon–5 p.m. Sunday.

City Bark: Spoil your pet with treats from this Detroit dog shop, which specializes in American-made toys, collars, clothes, and leashes designed to make both pups and owners happy. Walk, wear, play, and live with these products designed to be as convenient as possible for owners.; 313-881-2274

Talulah Belle: Calling all belles and their beaus: This specialty lifestyle retailer boasts apparel, apothecary, and home décor. These artisan products combine quaint southern quirk with city-slicking innovation. With products such as Tokyomilk perfume to their Lollia Wish Shea Butter Handcreme, pamper a special someone on your list — or treat yourself.; 248-453-5054

Has Heart: Founded by U.S. Navy veteran and entrepreneur Michael Hyacinthe and designer Tyler Way, Has Heart is a therapeutic outlet and design series that pairs veterans with designers to create clothing that looks good and tells their stories. Each T-shirt designed by the nonprofit has a deeper meaning and message, bridging the gap between the military and creative world.

Bird Bee: This local lifestyle clothing boutique offers clothing, accessories, and jewelry options for “the expressive and edgy soul.” The shop features bohemian and vintage-inspired pieces from brands such as Free People, Krochet Kids, and Vanessa Mooney.

Detroit Artifactry: Ever wanted to go hunting for treasure? X marks the spot over at Detroit Artifactry.  Although the pop-up shop is much smaller than their Michigan Avenue location, the curated picks stay true to the same aesthetic, including vintage, industrial, and artisanal pieces fit to decorate any space.; 313-974-7734

Woodward Throwbacks: The social entrepreneurs behind Woodward Throwbacks scavenge the city by bike for illegal dumping sites, and bring the materials back to their workshop. From there, these found objects are given new life. Shop their collection of reclaimed wood products like bottle openers, signs, and home décor, as well as apothecary items, candles, and more.; 989-860-4095

Douglas & Co.: After taking a course on handcrafting leather goods, Shane and Melissa Douglas fell in love with the notion of creating designs and creating them with integrity. The two went on to create a line of leather goods, including bags, wallets, and journals inspired by diversity and an appreciation for small production, Each item is a part of a limited run, with less than 20-50 pieces made within each series.

Cannelle Patisserie: Craving a baguette, croissant, fresh bread, or a macaron? Chef Matt Knio, graduate of the Academie de Versailles in France, has you covered with a variety of tasty French baked goods available in multiple sweet and savory flavors. 248-822-4072

David Vintage: Featuring minimalistic designs that speak to Detroit pride, the David Vintage brand pushes style forward while always keeping in mind the city that has shaped its creators. Stamped on the front of David Vintage shirt are three words: “Detroit never left,” making this the perfect gift for anyone city-centric on your shopping list.

State & Liberty: Founded by two University of Michigan graduates, State & Liberty Clothing Company offers professional designs for athletic builds, offering an alternative to the cost of custom tailoring. By using Athletic Performance Fabric, a nylon/poly/spandex blend, their machine-washable shirts are also moisture wicking, temperature regulating, odor resistant, and wrinkle free.

Detroit Grooming Co.: For the gentlemen on your list, check out this locally owned brand, which offers gift ideas from head to toe, featuring creams, cleansers, oils, combs, and more. The line of personal care products is not only friendly to faces, but also mindfully made without endangering the world’s rare flora and fauna.

Black Vinyl: Whether you’re looking for city classic threads, casual comfort, or active wear, Black Vinyl has gained a reputation as a leading retailer of men’s and teenagers’ outwear collections in 11 countries and more than 160 cities worldwide.; 248-278-8271

The End Grain Woodworking Co.: Knock on wood that you don’t miss out on snagging one of these handcrafted pieces, like reclaimed cheeseboards, candle holders, and picture frames. By using materials rescued from landfills and offering an alternative to demolishing abandoned homes through deconstruction, these products come with a guarantee of sustainability as well as rewarding story.; 734-525-5271 or 248-420-3228

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