Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday

Dec 6th 2019

This Small Business Saturday, you can tackle your holiday shopping list while showing your support for your favorite local business. Shopping at your favorite museum shop, such as the DIA Shop, goes even further by providing essential revenue that supports those institutions and programs which help to make the community more vibrant and interesting for residents and visitors alike!

The DIA Shop stocks a range of Detroit-themed gifts as well as locally designed, and locally produced goods that go even further to support the local economy!

Here are some of our favorite Detroit and Michigan based gift ideas, perfect for Small Business Saturday, and every day of the year!

This wonderful special edition Pewabic "DIA Postcard Tile" was created through a partnership between the Detroit Institute of Arts and artists at Pewabic Pottery, a National Historic Landmark Detroit pottery. The DIA Shop is honored to have been a part of bringing the "DIA Postcard Tile" to the market. The tile features an artistic rendering of the iconic front facade of the Detroit Institute of Arts.

DIA Postcard Tile

For over 20 years, the artisans at  Motawi Tileworks have hand-crafted art tile in their Ann Arbor, Michigan, studio. These distinctive tiles are known for their rich glazes and and uniquely American designs, inspired by nature, art and architecture. Perfect for holiday gift giving, the Perfect Tree tile with optional Oak Frame, is one of this season's favorites.

Motawi Perfect Tree Tile

Give Detroit fans this over-sized, hand-embroidered Detroit Landmarks Pillow that celebrates our great city! Includes Eastern Market, the Dequindre Cut, Belle Isle and the Ambassador Bridge; the Fisher Building, the GM Renaissance Center, Michigan Central Station and the Guardian Building; the Detroit Institute of Arts, Hitsville USA, Pewabic Pottery and the Fox Theater; Comerica Park, Ford Field, and Little Caesar's Arena; references to surrounding cities, the Zoo and more.

Detroit Landmarks Pillow

Deluxe edition table games are all the rage this year, and we had to get in on some of that action! The DIA Shop is stocking the brand-new Monopoly® Detroit Edition from Shinola. Featuring Detroit staples and icons (including the Detroit Institute of Arts, and streets from Woodward Avenue to Bagley Street and beyond, this customized game board is crafted from black lacquered solid mahogany. A gift to be cherished for generations to come.

Shinola Monopoly Detroit Edition