Character Study: 2010 Gift Guide

When it comes to the personalities (OK, eccentrics) on your list, one size definitely does not fit all
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Photographs by Cybelle Codish // Styling by Taryn Bickley

Clockwise from top left: Gucci lace-up shoes, $440, at Neiman Marcus, Somerset Collection South, Troy; 248-643-3300. Waterford Crystal “Lismore” biscuit barrel (lid not pictured), $275, Greenstone’s, Birmingham; 248-642-2650. Chateau Haut-Brion, Grand Cru Classic 2007 Bordeaux, $535, at Holiday Market, Royal Oak; 248-541-1414.  Red/black silk bow tie, $85, J. Barbaro Clothiers, Auburn Hills; 248-332-2323.  Red tote by Valentino, $995, at Neiman Marcus, Somerset Collection South, Troy; 248-643-3300. “Guilty” fragrance, $75, at Gucci, Somerset Collection South, Troy; 248-643-7630. S.T. Dupont Opus X lighter, $1,190, from Churchills, Birmingham; 248-647-4555. Roberto Coin “Appasionata” diamond bracelet with 4.72 carats of round brilliant cut diamond, $26,800, at Greis Jewelers, Farmington Hills; 248-855-1730. Clé de Peau Beauté face cream, $750, at Saks Fifth Avenue, Somerset Collection South, Troy; 248-643-9000. European City Guide 2011 Edition, $135, at Louis Vuitton, Somerset Collection South, Troy; 248-643-8930. South Sea pearl and diamond earrings set in platinum, $9,350, at Greis Jewelers, Farmington Hills; 248-865-1730. The Travel Book: A Journey Through Every Country in the World, $30, Orvis, Royal Oak; 248-542-5700.  Ashton “Grain de Sable” humidor, $1,110, and cigars, various prices, at Churchills, Birmingham; 248-647-4555. Chanel cashmere scarf, $1,100, at Saks Fifth Avenue, Somerset Collection South, Troy; 248-643-9000.

 

 

 

Clockwise from top left: Dog carrier, $2,100, at Louis Vuitton, Somerset Collection South, Troy; 248-643-8930. Even Bad Dogs Go to Heaven, $19.95, at Leon & Lulu, Clawson; 248-288-3600. Cat bowl, $6, at Scout, Royal Oak; 248-548-1065. Jonathan Adler cat salt-and-pepper shakers, $48, at Scout, Royal Oak; 248-548-1065. Plush loon child’s toy (makes a true bird call), $9.95, Orvis, Royal Oak; 248-542-5700. Simply Fido Bamboo toy bone, $9, and bunny, $14, at Teacups & Toys, Birmingham; 248-594-9494.   Ceramic dog-treat jar, $35.99, Napier’s Kennel Shop, Birmingham; 248-644-0655. My Dog’s Brain, $14.95, and About Dogs, $14.95, at Leon & Lulu, Clawson; 877-229-8549.    WoofWhomper Dog Cookies, $13.95, from Cherry Republic; cherryrepublic.com. Dog-shaped cookie cutter, 65 cents, R. Hirt Jr. Co., Eastern Market, Detroit; 313-567-1173.    Gianna Rose Atelier dog-shaped soaps in gift boxes, $19.99, at Leon & Lulu, Clawson; 248-288-3600.

 

 

 

Clockwise from top left: Assorted-beer holiday 12-pack, $20, through Jan. 1, at Motor City Brewing Works, Detroit; 313-832-2700. Bowers Harbor Vineyards 2009 pinot grigio, $13.99, at Nino Salvaggio International Marketplace (three locations); ninosalvaggio.com. Detroit Disassembled, $50, at The Book Beat, Oak Park; 248-968-1190. Dhani Jones limited-edition “Wolverine” bow tie, $55 (benefits U-M  C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital); undergroundshirts.com. The Danger Box children’s novel, $16.99, at The Book Beat, Oak Park; 248-968-1190. Elmore Leonard’s Djibouti, $26.99, at Borders; borders.com. Lost Detroit, $24.99, at Leopold’s Books, Detroit; 313-875-4677.    Detroit Trivia cards, $8.95, and Detroit spices (BBQ,  Middle Eastern), $5.99, Pure Detroit (three city locations); puredetroit.com. Antique Bakelite and Mexican sterling-silver ring by Linda Soberman of Ann Arbor, $245, at Detroit Gallery of Contemporary Crafts, in the Fisher Building; 313-873-7888. Michigan mittens, $24.95/adult, $12.95/youth, at GOODS, Detroit; 313-871-1466. Great Lakes Coffee Roasting Co. beans, $6.99/half-pound bag, at Western Market, Ferndale; 248-546-7288. Detroit City Futbol League T-shirt (four neighborhood team logos available), $24, at Bureau of Urban Living, Detroit; 313-833-9336, and City Bird, Detroit; 313-831-9146.

 

 

 

Clockwise from top left: Hermès silk twill tie, $170, at Neiman Marcus, Somerset Collection South, Troy; 248-643-3300. Victoria Diamond Bracelet in platinum,  $19,500, and Sevillana Diamond Pendant in platinum on black silk cord by Elsa Peretti, $10,000, at Tiffany & Co., Somerset Collection South, Troy; 248-637-2800. Edward Steichen: In High Fashion, $75, at The Book Beat, Oak Park; 248-968-1190. Porter’s Lotion, $15, at Orvis, Royal Oak; 248-542-5700. Hidden-frame Lyn clutch,  $1,800, at Tiffany & Co., Somerset Collection South, Troy; 248-637-2800. Vintage bracelet, $645, at Tender, Birmingham; 248-258-0212. Christian Louboutin pumps, $875, at Neiman Marcus, Somerset Collection South, Troy; 248-643-3300. Jewelry box, $395, at Kate Spade, Somerset Collection South, Troy; 248-458-2023. Skinny studded check cashmere scarf, $495, at Burberry, Somerset Collection South, Troy; 248-643-8555.    Men’s grooming set, $335, at Neiman Marcus, Somerset Collection South, Troy; 248-643-3300. Robert Talbott shirts (solid French cuff, $135, striped, $245), and silk pocket square, $49.95, at J. Barbaro Clothiers, Auburn Hills; 248-332-2323.

 

 

 

Clockwise from top left: Shinzi Katok cup and saucer, $25, at Scout, Royal Oak; 248-548-1065. Cow-print overnight suitcase, $48, and cow-print microwaveable heating pad, $44, at La Jolie Rose/Hannah Bear Boutique, Grosse Pointe; 313-882-6966. Art & Max, $17.99, at The Book Beat, Oak Park; 248-968-1190. Empire State Building set, $19.99, at the Lego store, Somerset Collection North; 248-816-3350. Recycled-plastic yellow pan (part of a chef set), $19, and non-toxic wooden blocks, $38, at Root & Sprout, Birmingham; 248-593-9552. Organic cotton boxed onesies, $26, at La Jolie Rose/Hannah Bear Boutique, Grosse Pointe; 313-882-6966. Plastic cake set, $9.99, at The Village Toy Company, Grosse Pointe; 313-882-1300. “Heart” rain boots, $125, at Burberry, Somerset Collection South, Troy; 248-643-8555. Whirly Pops, $6.50, and Unicorn lollipop, $3.99, at Rocky Peanut Co., Eastern Market, Detroit; 313-567-6871.

 

 

 

Clockwise from top left: Framed hand-colored 1845 porcupine print (originally from a book plate), $135, Rare Old Prints, Royal Oak; 248-548-5588. Two-volume set of six “wordless novels,” told through woodcuts, by Lynd Ward, $70, at The Book Beat, Oak Park; 248-968-1190. Quartersawn-oak bookends, $125 each, and 3×3 tiles, $13.95 each, at Pewabic Pottery, Detroit; 313-822-0954. Antique horn-handled magnifying glass, $85, Rare Old Prints, Royal Oak; 248-548-5588. S.T. Dupont pen, $425, at Churchills, Birmingham; 248-647-4555. “Well-Thumbed” book boxes, starting at $68 (price varies by size/set), at Anthropologie, anthropologie.com. Shinzi Katok cup (saucer not pictured), $28/set, at Scout, Royal Oak; 248-548-1065. First-edition and rare books (including gilt decoration and cloth- and leather-bound), at John K. King Books, Detroit; 313-961-0622. “Think” pen, $90, at Neiman Marcus, Somerset Collection South, Troy; 248-643-3300. “Book of the Month” clutch, $325, at Kate Spade, Somerset Collection South, Troy; 248-458-2023.

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