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The 2 Women 4 Wheels Holiday Gift Guide!

Holidaze1We had a great time shopping with some new bus riders at our Holidaze shopping event on Saturday! Staring at 13 & Woodward, we headed to downtown Royal Oak to visit the Royal Oak Farmer’s Market where one of our bus riders was inspired to make her own granola as a gift for friends. Perfect! After checking out a few other local stores, we headed to Ferndale for an excellent lunch at Woodward Avenue Brewers. We then took a bit of a longer walk to Green Daffodil Studio which was not only full of locally-made & adorable gifts, candles, soaps and lotions, but it was their holiday open house so that meant cocktails and treats. Holiday merriment at its finest!

If you weren’t able to join us on Saturday, we’d like to present the 2 Women 4 Wheels 2013 Gift Guide!
We are all about shopping local, so here’s a sampling of some of our favorite gift shops and ideas.
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For your favorite biker

The Hub of Detroit – not only is a great shop/repair spot, but all proceeds go to support their nonprofit mission of “working to engage, develop and inspire youth through bicycles while providing space for those youth”.

Wheelhouse Detroit – maybe give a gift of one of their really fun bike tours?!

Macomb Bike & Fitness – really friendly bike shop, and be sure to check out their great events too!

Gift shops to cover everyone on your list (heading south from Royal Oak)

Shine – candles, books, gifts, baby clothes, books and a really great selection of fun cocktail napkins. A super nice owner!

Write Impressions – stationery, card and fun gifts
A side note: Julie literally emptied her water bottle on the floor of the store during our Holidaze event and they were super cool about it. And YES, that was pre-cocktails.

Naka – beautiful jewelry, baby gifts and Michigan-themed itemsHolidaze2

Green Daffodil Studio – vintage finds, handmade candles, soaps, lip balms and lotions. Amazing scents from lavender to cranberry orange to coconut lime to patchouli (ok, maybe that last one is more “Julie” and less “Melissa”. There’s something for everyone!)

City Bird/Nest – fantastic Michigan-made and Detroit-themed goods & housewares.

The Peacock Room – adorable new and vintage fashions/jewelry at VERY reasonable prices. As a bonus, Rachel, the owner, always has an amazing or sassy story to share!

Give the Gift of Exploring

Motor City Brew Tours – we joined Steven for one of his biking Detroit Brewery History Tours and it was a blast!

D:hive Detroit Tours – we’ve heard really good things about their tours!

Preservation Wayne – for the Detroit history or architectural nerd in you – GREAT tours.

Detroit Historical Society – we were able to join for a tour of Fort Wayne earlier this year and it was fantastic. Highly recommended!
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Think globally, bus & bike & shop locally!
Happy shopping 🙂

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