Shop Local in Ypsilanti on Small Business Saturday

Looking for a unique gift for that person who has everything and is oh-so hard to shop for? Head to Ypsilanti. 

Ypsi has a diverse mix of cool shops and businesses where you can support local talent and have fun looking for the right thing while you check it all off your list.

Small Business Saturday is the perfect time to support your favorite businesses, or explore ones you have always wanted to check out!

Bowerbird Mongo

Offering art, pottery and objects of interest, this shop is filled with cool, reasonably priced finds that can be gifted to friends and family.

210 W Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti. 734-482-4595.

Salt City Antiques

Specializing in mid-century modern, Salt City Antiques has collectibles and furniture for anyone who has the soul of a 1960s advertising executive or maybe just appreciates classic and unique designs. 

115 W Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti. 734-487-1259.

Stone and Spoon

This shop features home, kitchen and garden items hand selected and sourced locally.

110 W Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti. 734-945-7976.

The Mix Fitness Studios

Personal training, small group training and online and in-person fitness classes. Welcoming all ages, ethnicities, fitness levels and genders. If your loved one loves to workout, consider gifting them one of their favorite work out classes. 

306 N River St, Ypsilanti. 734-845-9105. 

This, That and The ODDer Things

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Things you never knew you needed to give to someone – from wallets and jewelry to art and décor. Local and beyond.

50 E. Cross, Ypsilanti. 734-221-5833.

Brick and Mortar

This “modern general store” has home decor, bath and body products, art supplies, some hardware, dry goods and everyday items that make great gifts.

21 E Cross Street, Ypsilanti. 734-340-2343.

The Rocket

With a wide cross section of fun gifts, games and candy, the Rocket is a go-to source for anything Weird Al would love.

122 West Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti. 734-483-2291. 

Twisted Things

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Local artists’ wares, vintage goods and an organic apothecary, plus classes, can be purchased here. 

40 North Huron St., Ypsilanti. 734-961-7881

 Unicorn Feed & Supply

This store stocks cards, gifts, events, workshops and fun stuff to celebrate the rainbow of humanity and beyond.

114 W Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti. 734-961-8610.

World of Rocks


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This is an entire store for fossil, rock and crystal hounds! This is a great place to stop if you have a collector in your life.


32 N. Huron Ypsilanti. 734-481-9981. 

Ypsilanti Running Company

Shoes, gear and connection to the local running community.

126 W Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti. 734-905-7194.

Ypsi Holiday Artisan Market

Event founders had one thing in mind: accessibility. With no fees charged to vendors and a focus on artists who have not been widely represented, a variety of items are available and change throughout the market’s run. Admission is also free. 

The Ypsi Holiday Artisan Market runs on the following dates from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m:

Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 26-27

Sunday, Dec. 4

Sunday, Dec. 11

Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 17-18

Ypsilanti Freighthouse, 100 Market Place.