GRAND RAPIDS, MI – With the holiday season officially upon us, it’s the time of year when many of us are on the hunt for special gifts for our loved ones.
If you didn’t get a chance to do your holiday shopping on Black Friday or Cyber Monday, you could consider shopping local and checking out some of the unique shops and boutiques West Michigan has to offer.
We’ve got a wide variety of local businesses here in the Grand Rapids area that offer quality, one-of-a-kind gifts including clothing, jewelry, artwork and gourmet food that you won’t find at the big-box retailers.
This holiday season, we rounded up 10 great places to shop local and get unique gifts for your friends, family or yourself this holiday season. Keep scrolling to see our roundup of boutiques, shops and art galleries to check out across the greater Grand Rapids area.
If you have a favorite shop or boutique in the city that’s your go-to, you’ll get a chance to vote for your favorite from this list this week on MLive.com. We’ll be publishing a poll with these 10 places on Thursday, Nov. 30, and readers will be able to cast their votes for which shop they think is the best.
Note: This roundup is not intended to be an exhaustive list of every great local shop in the city, and we know there are plenty more out there. You can let us know what other great, local spots we’re missing by emailing [email protected].
1. Art of the Table
Art of the Table is a specialty gourmet shop that specializes in offering carefully curated products for entertaining. This shop is perfect if you’re looking for the perfect gift for the epicure in your life, offering wine, spices, gourmet snacks and sweet treats, and more.
You can find Art of the Table at 606 Wealthy St. SE. It’s open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. More information is available on shop’s website, artofthetable.com, and Facebook page. You can call the store at 616-301-1885.
Located in the heart of the Eastown business district, Rebel is another great store to get your holiday shopping done. The shop offers everything from trendy jewelry to wine glasses, and Michigan-made artwork to handmade paper card, according to its website.
3. Oh, Hello Co. Paper & Gifts
Oh, Hello Co. is a gift shop that specializes in uniquely designed paper products that are perfect for the person in your life who is organized and detail-oriented. The shop sells things like notebooks, planners, stationary, stickers, socks, embroidery and more.
Located in the heart of Grand Rapids at 40 Monroe Center St. NW, Oh, Hello Co. is open Sunday and Monday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday from 11-5:30 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. You can find the store online, on social media, or call 616-246-6474
4. Dime and Regal
Dime and Regal has beautiful, custom-made jewelry that’s perfect for the special someone in your life. The locally-owned jewelry shop offers everything from rings to necklaces, bracelets, earrings and more.
The jewelry shop is located at 656 Wealthy St. SE. The shop is open Sunday through Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Thursday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Find more information online, on social media, or by calling the store at 616-466-4771.
5. Yours Truly
Yours Truly was started in 2002 with a dream to provide curated, quality items to the Grand Rapids community, according to its website. The Eastown retail shop sells a variety of gifts, women’s apparel, artwork and artisan jewelry.
The shop is located at 1405A Lake Dr. SE. and is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
6. Woosah Outfitters
Woosah Outfitters is perfect for the nature enthusiasts in your life. The art and apparel shop sells clothing, artwork and lifestyle accessories perfect for hiking or outdoor activities, all designed and hand-crafted here in Grand Rapids.
Woosah has two locations in West Michigan. The Grand Rapids shop is located at 738 Wealthy St. SE and is open daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and you can reach the shop by calling 616-600-7736. The other location is in Douglas at 450 W Center St., and is open daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. You can call the Douglas store at 269-455-5376.
7. Books and Mortar
Books and Mortar is a locally owned independent book shop that is aimed at educating, inspiring and uniting readers through a diverse variety of books, according to its website. This is the perfect place to get a gift for a book worm.
The book shop is located at 966 Cherry St. SE in Grand Rapids and is open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. You can find the store online, on social media, or by calling 616-214-8233.
If you’ve got a friend or family member searching for more artwork to fill their home, stop by AllArtWorks to find a piece that’s perfect for them. The local art gallery has over 1,000 pieces of original artwork for sale made by artists around the world. All pieces sold are professionally framed and ready to hang by wire – all you need is a hammer.
AllArtWorks is located at 333 Cesar E. Chavez Ave. (formerly Grandville Avenue) in Grand Rapids. The gallery is open Tuesday through Friday from 1-7 p.m., and Saturday from 1-9 p.m. You can find the shop online, on social media, or call 616-286-3028.
9. Apothecary Gift Shop
Apothecary Gift Shop is a family-owned gift shop that is in its third generation in downtown Holland. The shop has a variety of gifts on its shelves, including stuffed animals, bath and body products, gourmet food, toys, jewelry and more.
Apothecary Gift Shop is located at 35 W. 8th St. in Holland. The store is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. More information about the shop is available at apothecarygiftshop.com or you can call the store at 616-392-4707.
10. Hopscotch Children’s Store
If you’ve got young kiddos in your life, check out Hopscotch Children’s Store for tons of cool games and toys that will put a smile on their face. This toy shop specializes in unique, locally crafted products like learning games and toys, baby gear, cloth diapers, children’s gifts and more.
Hopscotch is located at 909 Cherry St. SE and is open Monday from noon to 7 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday from noon to 6 p.m., Thursday from noon to 7 p.m., Friday from noon to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. You can reach the shop by calling 616-233-4008 or find more information online or on social media.
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