BLAC List: Best Gift Shops in Detroit

Mother's Day, Father's Day, graduations-lately, it seems like there's something to celebrate! But you don't need an occasion to show your appreciation for loved ones year round. Here are a few select stores around town that'll help you pick out something to say "Thank You" to that special someone in your life. 

Let us know your favorite stores to pick up gifts in the comments! 

For Him

The Tie Box & Scarf Rack

Don't let the name fool you! In addition to ties and scarfs, this store offers one of a kind accessories, such as belts, hats and cufflinks. 15618 W. 10 Mile Rd., Southfield.  248-443-0116.  

Cicchini Custom Clothiers

Designer and custom clothier Tarance Deas, an independent contractor at this impressive shop, can help make you and your loved ones look like a million dollars. Custom shirts for men and women start at $140. Cicchini Custom Clothiers, 180 South Old Woodward Ave., Birmingham.  248-646-0535.

Romerio L. Lott’s Jewelry

No matter where he is pedaling his wares, artisan jeweler Romerio L. Lott’s pieces stand out in the crowd. The Rust Belt Market, 22801 Woodward Ave., Ferndale, 313-878-2979.


Elegance N Glass

For the art lover in your life, give the gift of a handcrafted, coloful glass piece of art from Elegance N Glass, complete with your own personal message of appreciation! 248-506-5144.


For Her

Nubian Essence Gift Shop

Located inside The Collective, this specialty shop offers greeting cards, candles, accessories and African art. Also located nearby are a flower boutique and day spa! 8325 E. Jefferson Ave., Detroit. 313-477-0222.

B-Flyy Creations

Your special lady deserves jewelry as unique as she is! Give her jewelry designed by Nneka Jackson, CEO of B-Flyy Creations. This crystal spike necklace with silver accents created with glass beads and Chinese crystals will set off any outfit. The Runway, GM Renaissance Center, 300 Renaissance Center, Detroit, 313-989-5340,

The Black Dress Boutique

Want to help save the planet? Start with a credit card wallet, handcrafted in Brazil with crocheted beer can tops, from The Black Dress boutique. 87 E. Canfield St., lower level, Detroit, 313-833-7795.


The Accessories Shop

Ladies love to shine. Adorn her with this rose gold stretch cuff, which complements an array of colors. The Accessories Shop, 511 S. Washington Ave., Royal Oak, 248-398-2553.

Little Ones

Pretty Brown Girl

Pretty brown girls love pretty pink things, like this fancy umbrella. The Novi-based Pretty Brown Girl brand encourages girls everywhere to have fun, learn, play, laugh and be happy in their own skin.  888-594-5507.

Carol Tucker Apparel

Brighten your child’s room with a multi-colored, double-sided fleece blanket. Designer Carol Tucker, who runs a home-based business on Detroit’s west side, offers a variety of styles in solid colors and or patterns to suit his or her fancy. Matching pillows are also available. $50 to $60. 313-204-9179,

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