A FEW OF OUR FAVORITE THINGS…
Our 2022 Local Gift Guide is here! We’re feeling so much gratitude for our local community—our MOVE community and beyond. With that in mind, we’ve pulled together a “Curated Community Gift Guide” to make it easy for you to shop locally this season. We are HUGE fans of all the products below.
Please share and shop!
Elaine & Robin xo
SWEET HEATHER ANNE
Signature Cakes and Desserts — with a focus on local and high-quality ingredients. Check out the Holiday Mixed Cookie Boxes and Citrus Olive Oil Holiday Cakes — both make amazing gifts! Shop a wonderful selection of signature cakes, cookies and desserts — the lucky recipients of your gift giving will thoroughly enjoy and be grateful for your great taste.
THISTLE & BESS
Shop an unusual and eclectic collection of handmade and local goods at Thistle & Bess. From quirky ornaments to stunning fine jewelry Thistle & Bess has a truly special curated collection of gifts. The perfect place to find something for that person on your list that seems to have everything. Stop in their Kerrytown shop or shop online as well.
MINDO CHOCOLATE MAKERS
Handcraft bean-to-bar chocolate in small batches, using only the purest and best-tasting ethically-sourced ingredients. Shop in store or via their online catalog of products, including gift boxes and bundles, cooking and baking products, Ecuadorian Drinking Chocolate, unique flavored chocolate bars and of course, their classic award-winning chocolate.
JESSICA’S APOTHECARY & SPA — NURTURING BEAUTY
Gift hunting for the tree hugger in your life isn’t as easy as one might think. You’re searching for something beautiful, useful, and made from natural materials. Jessica’s Warming Massage Oil with juniper berry & ginger is the perfect gift! Shop customized facials, massage therapy, herbal soaks, body treatments, waxing, skin consultations, and plant-based products online or at Jessica’s Spa.
UNIVERSITY FLOWER SHOP
At University Flower Shop we believe in the power of locally sourced flowers, seasonal ingredients and a commitment to our environment. Our designs are inspired by the cycles of nature and we strive to design with the most fresh and unique flowers and foliage throughout the year. Consider the gift of fresh flowers or plants this holiday season — shop online or come see us at Nickels Arcade!
BYOC (BRING YOUR OWN CONTAINER)
BYOC Co. is a zero waste and refill shop in downtown Ann Arbor started by a 2020 UM alum focused on helping you gift sustainably and practically with locally made, low waste soaps, candles, and reusable household and personal care goods! Shop some of their best-sellers and bundles like this “GIVE LOCAL BUNDLE“.
NANCY MELET HAND CRAFTED JEWELRY
Nancy’s designs are from the heart — jewelry for the everyday woman! It all goes together and it’s easy to wear. Jewelry that becomes a part of you. “Melet Stacks” is a wonderful, fun & incredibly hip gift for anyone in your life who enjoys the beauty of hand crafted original design – check it out online or at one of the upcoming shows.
Ann Arbor’s local retailer for all racquet sports! Have you or someone in your life wanted to try pickleball? Do you have an avid tennis or badminton enthusiast and need the perfect stocking stuffers? Cayman is your one stop shop for shoes, racquets, socks, strings and accessories. Shop online or come into the shop! Gift cards available.
THE LITTLE SEEDLING
The Little Seedling is committed to providing families with the products they need. With a full range of products from baby gear to toys, clothing and children’s shoes, The Little Seedling is a one-stop local shop. Mom owned, parent run, and a focus on customer service make The Little Seedling Ann Arbor’s destination for kids and families. Shop online or in-store.
An Ann Arbor shopping destination for favorite shoes for over 80 years, our team of shoe and fit experts are devoted to helping people feel great, starting with their feet! Give the much appreciated gift of foot comfort this holiday season! Favorites include Haflinger house shoes, soft wool socks, and gift certificates (they always fit perfectly). Shop online or in the store.
MOVE WELLNESS PILATES AND GYROTONIC®
Expertly trained Pilates instructors at MOVE Wellness are the perfect way for you or someone you love to start a Pilates or GYROTONIC® program. Our gift card for a $49 1-hour Intro Session is a perfect gift for a beginner or consider the $99 Intro Package gift card which includes a 50 min (1:1) Introductory Session AND two small group training sessions. Call, text, email or purchase online. Come visit soon!
This week is the official start of the holiday season. We hope our curated community gift guide with suggestions to shop local helps you find just the right thing for the right people in your life.
Be fit. Be well. Be inspired. Be done shopping. ❤️❤️