14 Gifts for the Detroiter Who Has Everything Detroit


Hang Art: Decorate the halls with masterpieces from the Detroit Institute of Arts collection, including Pieter Bruegel’s “The Wedding Dance” ($ 17) and Diego Rivera’s “Detroit Industry” murals ($ 17); Or choose DIA’s 5th annual limited-edition ornament, a hand-painted sphere inspired by Martin Edgar Ferrill’s “Sled Scene” ($ 25). DIA Shop, 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-833-7948; // Photo by Rebecca Simonov

W.What do you get for the Detroit resident who already has everything in Detroit? Well, we have a couple of ideas. Check out our picks – from local stores like Detroit vs. Everybody, Pewabic Pottery, the DIA Shop, and more – below.

Detroit gifts - the creeperDét. Onesie, $ 25, in Detroit is the new black, 1430 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-818-3498;

Baby has spirit: start urban pride early with the dét. Onesie.

Detroit giftsFaygo Soy Candle, $ 14, at Catching Fireflies; for locations

Pop is the candle: an ode to the classic Michigan drink. Choose a soy wax candle with a rock & rye, orange, red pop, or grape scent.

Detroit giftsGood morning Detroit! Mug, $ 12, from City Bird, 460 W. Canfiield St., Detroit; 313-831-9146;

Make yourself comfortable: Take a sip of Good Morning Detroit! Cup will make every day a little lighter.

Detroit giftsDetroit, Mat, $ 70, Urbana, 6545 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-771-4777;

Boost Your Performance: This 24 “by 36” Detroit Mat is perfect for anyone calling the city at home. You can also inquire about other personalized vinyl flooring.

Detroit Presents - Detroit Against AllEverybody Vs Injustice Hoodie, $ 60, at Detroit Vs Everybody;

Statement: Stay warm and speak the truth with the Everybody Vs Injustice hooded sweatshirt from legendary Detroit brand.

Detroit giftsModernist Detroit Map, $ 10, at the Cranbrook Art Museum, 39221 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills; 248-645-3323;

Mod in Michigan: The Modernist Detroit Map celebrates Detroit’s modernist architecture and explores more than 50 buildings by some of the most influential architects of the 20th century.

Detroit vs Everbyody mask Detroit Vs Everybody Classic Stamp Mask, $ 15, at Detroit Vs Everybody;

Slow down the spread: Stay safe with the reusable and washable mask from the brand’s namesake.

Detroit Style: Auto Design in Motor CityDetroit Style: Motor City Auto Design, 1950-2020, $ 40, at DIA Shop, 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-833-7948;

Life is like a highway: This volume examines the art and influence of Detroit designers in the automotive industry over the past seven decades. Learn what makes Motor City a leader in auto design through engineering drawings, studio interior pictures, and interviews with industry professionals.

Detroit is the new black Detroit gift Paris of the West Tee, $ 39, in Detroit is the New Black, 1430 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-818-3498;

A place with a different name …: … would be just as cool. Help them show the pride of the city in this shirt that features a saying that pays homage to Detroit’s world-famous architecture

pewabic - detroit gifts
Eastern Market Tile, $ 95, at Pewabic Pottery, 10125 E. Jefferson Ave., Detroit; 313-626-2000;

Painted with love: Add this decorative ode to Eastern Market – the largest historic public market district in the United States – to your collection. Part of the Pewabic Pottery Postcards from the Detroit Collection, this tile contains hand-pressed and hand-painted tiles that commemorate the most popular Detroit destinations.

Shinola Monopoly - Detroit GiftsMonopoly: Shinola Detroit Edition, $ 395, at Shinola; for locations

roll the dice: Gift the avid Monopoly players in your life with the Detroit Collector’s Edition from the local luxury goods retailer. Players can drive down Woodward Avenue or see an opera at the Detroit Opera House.

Detroit gifts - well-made goods Detroit Old English Script necklaces, $ 25 each at Well Done Goods, 1400 Gratiot Ave., 1D, Detroit; 313-404-2053;

No matter how far: Let them take a piece of the city with them wherever they go with this name tag chain electroplated right in the brand’s Detroit studio.

Detroit gifts - well-made goodsManhole Laundry Bag, Detroit Tire Print, $ 42, at Well Done Goods;

Upload it: Make the family’s laundry day even more fun with this unique laundry bag. Each design is made by applying printing ink directly to the metal of a manhole cover. The print is then heat set in the Well Done Goods Studio for permanent durability.


Dusty Kennedy