Detroit History Makes Music Even Richer
Handcrafted, high quality and made from the heart of the Motor City, Wallace Detroit Guitars are the perfect gift for the music lover or Detroit fanatic in your life. These beautiful electric guitars are made from reclaimed wood, responsibly harvested from abandoned homes in Detroit. The guitar body is made of pine that is often more than 100 years old, giving it a vintage sound and impressive sustain. Wallace Detroit Guitars even provides the address where each guitar’s material was found, tying the instrument even closer to the city. From the maple neck to the repurposed seatbelt strap, Wallace Detroit guitars are Michigan-made and allow guitar enthusiasts to hold a piece of Detroit history. These instruments can be custom made or ordered online. Gift cards are also available for purchase. wallacedetroitguitars.com
MI Upper Hand, based in Marquette, offers a range of unique items representing Michigan’s U.P. and created by highly skilled artists, artisans, musicians, writers and inventors who are true to their crafts and beliefs. High-quality pieces include copper pendants by J.R. Scott (above), maple sugar by Olson Brothers and beautiful ceramic pieces by LaTulip Pottery & Tileworks — all are sure to please that hard-to-buy-for person in your life. shop.miupperhand.com
Pottery Inspired by the Past for Your Present
Founded in 1903, Pewabic is known for its handmade ceramic tiles, unique glazes and beautiful Arts and Crafts era pottery. Tiles and other items, available in a wide range of styles, themes and creations, are handcrafted at Pewabic’s historic location on E. Jefferson in Detroit. You’re sure to find the perfect gift, whether it’s a Michigan-themed ornament, the 2016 collectable snowflake ornament trio or a classic vase. www.pewabicstore.org
Fireside Coffee Coffee Membership
Give your favorite caffeine-addict a gift they’ll enjoy for months with Fireside’s Coffee of the Month membership. This package guarantees a blend of small-batch roasted coffee on their doorstep every month. The best part? Included in this package is Fireside Coffee’s “Flint Strong” dark roast, proceeds from which are donated back to the city.
Wild Lights at the Detroit Zoo and the Holiday Magic Marketplace
Royal Oak’s Holiday Magic Marketplace will take place Dec. 1, 4 p.m. - 9 p.m. The event boasts 60 vendors, a tree lighting and a visit from Santa. Continue the fun in Royal Oak at the Detroit Zoo’s Wild Lights, which will showcase 5 million LEDs and 200 animal sculptures for 29 nights beginning Nov. 18. Purchase tickets and learn more, here.
Rochester's Big, Bright Light Show
Stroll the glowing streets of downtown Rochester in the Big, Bright Light Show. The show is lit 5 p.m. - 12 a.m. every night from Nov. 21 to Jan. 1.
Holiday Walk Tours at Meadow Brook Hall
Get your Christmas cheer on with a self-guided holiday tour of Meadow Brook Hall. Tours run from Nov. 25 toDec. 22, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are $20 per person with discounted rates available. Visitors can explore the decorated rooms of the manor and Santa’s workshop.