Holiday Guide – Small Business Edition

People keep saying “Happy Holidays” even though times obviously aren’t very happy at all right now. 2020 seems to have came and went, and honestly, I think a lot of us are unfortunately okay with that. With Michigan in the midst of another three week lockdown, I think it’s very apparent that we all need to continue to do our part, wear our masks, stay home and save lives.

On that note, with the holidays here and in full effect, another way you can do your part is by shopping with small, local businesses this holiday season. So many restaurants, shops, etc. have been negatively affected by this pandemic so if you have the means to shop small, I’ve gathered some amazing Detroit/Grand Rapids based businesses here for you! There are so many gift guides out there (all of which are very helpful!) but we give our business to Amazon, Target, Nordstrom, etc. every other day of the year, let’s put our money into these amazing businesses this holiday season and get thoughtful gifts for our friends and family. I can’t wait to see what you guys get – tag me on IG (@byancaellul) ❤

Happy shopping and Happy Holidays

*images are pulled directly from shop websites and are not my own*

Kiloh + Co 

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An amazing apparel boutique that includes Detroit wear, candles, mugs, etc! They have so many different collections to shop from and honestly something for everyone on your gift list.
Use code “KILOH10DEC” for 10% off your order!

Caruso Caruso

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If you’re a cool girl, you shop at Caruso Caruso. I don’t make the rules. I’m trying to think of something better than their Detroit Bad Boys collection and I literally can’t. They also have mens tees and hoodies, even items for babies and toddlers which means you can do all of your family gift shopping in one place 🙂 Now through November 29th get 20% off the entire store when you spend $50+ with code “TURKEYDAY”

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Coup Détat

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An eclectic women’s boutique with apparel, shoes, handbags and lifestyle pieces, shop online or at their brick and morter shop in downtown Detroit.
Enjoy free shipping when you spend $85+

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Ferne Boutique

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This dreamy shop has anything you could ever want, from cozy clothes for working from home or blazers, blouses and pants if you’re back in the office already, shoes, accessories and jewelry. They also have a ton in their tie die collection and you know it’s in, so I’m going to need you not to fight it!!
Use code “Byanca10” for 10% off your total purchase

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GETTEES

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A Detroit based clothing store with all of the basic pieces you need. The materials are soft and amazing quality.
Free shipping over $70+ and 20% off your first order if you sign up for their newsletter 🙂

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Detroit Cookie Company 

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If you can’t think of what to get someone for Christmas = COOKIES. Detroit Cookie Co. has literally the most mouth watering flavors (Chocolate Chunk, Browned Butter Pecan, Cinna-bun flavored with swirled Oreos, Double Chocolate Coffee Toffee and even XL cookies!!!) They have a walk up window that’s open 7 days a week 10AM-8PM Mon-Sat and 10AM-5PM Sunday – Also Cookies available to ship via FedEx. What more could you want? Not to mention free shipping when you spend $60+.

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Detroit Rose

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Listen, I’m going to need you to trust me on this one and just go purchase something from Detroit Rose. I don’t even care what you choose because everything is amazing. Their candles and skincare packaging couldn’t be more asethetically pleasing if they tried. The candles are amazing gifts for those people who literally have ~everything~.
Free shipping with order over $50 and if you sign up for their newsletter you’ll recieve 15% off your order.

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Bird Bee

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One of the coolest Detroit shops. They’re a trendy, affordable boutique that has all of the clothes, bags, jewelry and accessories you could ever want. Every single time I walk into that store, I walkout with something (maybe two or three things but it’s fine). Free shipping with orders $100+

ShopRaya.co

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If you’re looking for luxury items for someone on your gift list, do yourself a favor and check out shopraya.co. These one of a kind pieces are chosen by Raya Sacco, a published, Detroit native stylist. She has some unique pieces that you honestly cannot find anywhere else. Follow her on IG to see new and exclusive drops before anyone else.

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Woosah Outfitters / Outside Coffee Co.

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Think very Pure Michigan vibes, amazing artwork, travel accessories, gifts for your dogs – all with an amazing coffee shop right outside the store. Not only is there awesome apparel, home and lifestyle items, the store features artwork by Founder and Owner Erica Lang.

Since we can’t dine out right now – let’s bring the restaurant home with us ❤

Linking directly to the order online pages for each restaurant! Tag me on IG if you dine out with any of these awesome places 🙂 (@byancaellul)

Brewery Vivant – Grand Rapids
Chomp – Rochester
Pernoi– Birmingham
Bucharest Grill– Detroit
Penny Reds – Detroit
Grey Ghost – Detroit
Condado Tacos – Royal Oak
Selden Standard – Detroit
Naked Burger – Clinton Township
Johnny Noodle King– Detroit
Electric Cheetah – Grand Rapids

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