ANN ARBOR, Mich. – In case you missed it, there are only a few days left until Christmas.
If you’re striving for a thoughtful gift for your friend, family member, partner, or co-worker, we’ve got you covered, just like a small business. From cookies and clothing to cool stickers and discs, Ann Arbor’s many small businesses offer a plethora of choices, even for the pickiest of gifts.
Shop local with these last minute gift ideas:
FOR THE CURIOUS
Treat yourself to the journey (without ever leaving Ann Arbor) through an experience at Decode Ann Arbor. Located at 3170 Packard Rd., The Escape Room recently opened with a game that takes players around the world in 80 days. The company also hosts two outdoor games and has a sister business in Ypsilanti.
If there’s a little one in your life who wants to know how things work, a 12-month membership to the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum costs between $ 80 and $ 150.
FOR THE MICHIGANDER
If your gift is a loud, proud Michigander, add fuel to his fire with Ann Arbor or Michigan swag. Grab an Ann Arbor-themed crew-neck sweatshirt or socks from Ferne Boutique, a “Michigangster” campfire-style mug from Rock Paper Scissors, or Michigan-made snacks from Cherry Republic.
FOR THE EXTERIOR
For those who love animals, nature and exploration, try a membership at Leslie Science & Nature Center in Ann Arbor. One-year memberships cost between $ 60 and $ 85 and include immediate family members.
Or, if your gift is sensitive to the cold, help bundle it up with gifts designed to withstand the elements of the bivouac on State Street or Fjällräven on Main Street.
FOR THE SWEET
Ann Arbor is THE sweet spot. Whether it’s cheesecake or cookies, if your gift has a craving for sugar, buy it a gift card at one of the many dessert places around Tree Town including Sweet Heather Anne, Le Bon Macaron. , Michigan Creamery, Zingerman’s Candy Manufactory, Kilwin’s Ann Arbor, and Rocket Fizz to name a few.
Still not sure? Discover our gift ideas from 2020 here and here.
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