Ready to tackle your holiday shopping? It’s OK to think small this season.
Across southeast Michigan, there are small home decor shops that cater to nearly every style and aesthetic, from cottage to industrial. If you’re looking for fun gift ideas or just a chance to visit a different small town, many small locally owned stores offer that and more.
And choosing to spend your money in Michigan rather than on Amazon makes a difference, says Meegan Holland, a spokeswoman for the Michigan Retailers Association. It represents more than 5,000 retailers in the state, from small mom-and pop stores to much bigger enterprises.
Vintage Industrial Uniques in Holly, Michigan on November 19, 2020. (Photo: Daniel Mears, The Detroit News)
“Yes, it’s tempting to go online right now and order from out-of-state retailers,” said Holland. “But the end game is fewer Michigan jobs, less sales tax revenue for schools,