In this guest blog post, Betsy Cooper (aka “Big Bets”), our Graphic Designer, gives her take on the best holiday gifts you can find at the Winter Markets (also known as the Downtown Detroit Markets). Betsy is an illustrator, dog-lover and crafty Detroiter whose unique creative approach is a huge asset to the team. Read on to learn more about her suggestions for special gifts you can find for everyone on your list (including yourself) all while supporting the small business owners participating in this year’s Winter Markets.  

Holiday shopping got you down? Does browsing the endless possibilities overwhelm you?  Are you weary from scrolling on the internet and worried that your gift will feel cold and impersonal? Gift giving should be joyful! Find your holiday spirit and support local small businesses at this year’s Winter Markets – with 17 small businesses carrying a variety of unique gifts, you’ll find something for everyone on your shopping list. I’ve been to the Winter Markets several times since they opened in November, and here are a few of MY favorite gifts you can pick up there…. just in time for the holidays.