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17 Gifts Picked by the Amazing City Bird Team

Our talented team at City Bird and Nest have been hard working preparing the shops for the holidays, and know our inventory better than anyone. We've picked 16 of our favorite items that we think will make the best gifts to help you get your holiday shopping done. Click the photos or the links below!
Store Manager & Assistant Buyer Marissa picks the Foraging Notebook from Cavallini, saying: These notebooks from Cavallini make a great gift for someone who likes to journal, or for someone who works in an office and wants something pretty on their desk.
Communications Coordinator Charlotte picks these hair claw clips, saying: I think these clips are so cute, and I've found that they're high-quality and work well with any type and length of hair. 
Sales Associate Lucy picks the colorful Baggu Travel Pouch Set, saying: I simply can't get enough of Baggu. Their eye popping, bright patterns are very cute and stylish, and the bags themselves are really high quality in terms of construction. I'd give this gift to someone who travels a lot (like my sister - she now lives in Nashville and loves to travel with friends and also to see family in Michigan) and wants a pop of color and day-brightening pattern to make packing a suitcase just a little bit more fun.
Katie L., Sales Associate, says about Copper Cow Latte Kits: These are a perfect gift for a coffee lover in your life. The kits are made from quality Vietnamese coffee and the different flavors are such a fun way to switch up your daily coffee routine. I tried the Churro flavor and it was excellent!
Store Owner Emily L. picks the Detroit Map puzzle, saying:  I can’t wait to do this new Detroit puzzle with my family this holiday season and plan to give it to a few Detroiters on my list! The illustration is great and there are so many fun details to explore—even the City Bird sign makes an appearance!
Marissa picks the Form Candles by Paddywax in Tobacco Flower: I love that these candles can also be a cute container to use once the candle is gone!


Michigan Field Guide Sets


Charlotte says about these Michigan Field Guides: Individually or as a set, these folding pocket guides featuring the flora and fauna of Michigan make a great gift for anyone interested in engaging with the outdoors and learning more about nature. 


Fredericks & Mae Chopping Block & Knife*

 Emily says about the Fredericks & Mae chopping block and knife: I’m so excited we have this gorgeous confetti cutting board and paring knife in stock! They’re so cool and stylish, but most importantly super functional and high-quality. I got this for a couple people on my list this year and it’s definitely on my wishlist, too! (Hint, hint :)

*in-store only. 


Coffee Scoop Bag Clip

Lucy says about the Coffee Scoop Bag Clip: I received this as a gift for Christmas a couple of years ago, and have used it pretty much every day since. Measures the perfect scoop for your coffee and features a chic, slim design. You could package that up with some gourmet coffee beans and a nice ceramic pour over dripper for the caffeine fiend in your life! 


Good & Well Holiday Candles

Katie picks the Good & Well Holiday candles, saying: The mulled cider scent is my favorite. A great gift for literally anyone because they smell SO good. Or gift to yourself to get in the holiday spirit!


Tigers Bat Bottle Opener

Emily also chose the Tigers bat bottle opener, saying: These bottle openers and accessories are the most amazing splurge gift for the local sports lover on your list. They’re made with real game-used bats, sticks, balls, pucks, stadium seats, and jerseys. We even have cufflinks and necklaces made from seats from old Tiger Stadium!


OMY Coloring Posters*

Marissa also picks Coloring Posters by OMY, saying: A fun gift for a kid in your life or an adult who loves to color. Could also be paired with a set of markers!

*in-store only. 


Salted Caramel Milk Chocolate Bar

Charlotte also picks this Salted Caramel Milk Chocolate Bar from Coco, saying: You can't go wrong with chocolate for a gift or stocking stuffer, and this bar is one of the best I've ever tasted. 


Poppies Tea Towel

Lucy also picks this tea towel by Stacey Malasky, saying: Keep it local this gift giving season and buy this gorgeous kitchen towel designed and printed right here in Detroit. Great gift for a home chef who also appreciates beautiful illustrations, values local artists, and wants a pop of color in their kitchen


Iconic Detroit Coasters

Katie also picks the Iconic Detroit coasters, saying: Mixing and matching a set of 3 or 4 of these coasters is a great gift for anyone who appreciates classic, vintage, or iconic Detroit things. 



Good Medicine Candles

Emily says about the Good Medicine candles: These new Detroit-made candles have quickly become one of my favorite brands we carry. The scents are sophisticated, they burn well, and the luxe packaging is so giftable. 


Checkmate Candle

Charlotte picks the Checkmate Candles in Cactus Flower and Cotton and Teak, saying: These candle scents are strong and distinct without being overwhelming, and I love that you can reuse the vessel for a cute pot or planter. 

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