We know that planning and gifting can be stressful during the holidays. If you’ve been racking your brain for some last minute gifts that also support your local economy, you are in the right place! Here’s our list featuring some of our favorite shops and restaurants local to Birmingham that offer great gifting options.


Urban Wick Candle bar offers the unique opportunity to give the gift of a ​​one-of-a-kind candle-making experience. Urban Wick has 90+ premium fragrance oils available for you to choose from and blend together to create your custom scent. Their candles are made with natural soy wax, organic cotton wicks, and clean-burning fragrance oils. This combination provides the cleanest burn, the strongest scent throw, and longest burn time.

Caffeine Lovers Paradise

From premium coffee to brew at home, to tumblers and mugs, Birmingham Roast offers a lot of great options for the coffee lover in your life! Birmingham Roast prides itself on providing the best quality beans with a taste profile that is catered to coffee connoisseurs and is unlike any other in the area.

The 220 Experience

With large elegant dining rooms, 220 Merrill is the perfect place to enjoy a meal this holiday season. 220 is a landmark in history, the restaurant is housed in the “Old Detroit Edison” building that has been standing since 1932. Whether you are looking to have a small family dinner, host a special event, or gift the experience to your friends or family, 220 Merrill offers a unique, upscale atmosphere specializing in American cuisine.

Your Everyday Indulgence

Whether you are looking for some sweat treats to provide to your holiday guests, or a gift card for your foodie family members, Bakehouse46 offers something for every palette. Bakehouse46 serves up a friendly, social atmosphere. From coffee and conversation to exceptional baked goods and sandwiches, the overall Bakehouse46 experience is perfect for an everyday delight or a special occasion.

Detroit’s Premier Clothing Boutique

Located in the heart of downtown Birmingham, Michigan, Caruso Caruso offers products ranging from affordable private label merchandise to national designer and often 100% made in the U.S.A. items. With their wide variety of core products, as well as their seasonal fashion items, there is always a reason to come back for more.

Something on our list catch your eye? Head over to @WeAreDOBI to enter our Holiday giveaway bundle for a chance to win gift certificates to each of these places as well as some awesome DOBI swag. Happy holidays!