Stone & Spoon is a unique and vibrant small gift shop nestled in the heart of Ypsilanti, Michigan. Owned by the charismatic Jen, it's a haven for those seeking to infuse their homes with warmth and character. Specializing in home, kitchen, and garden items, Stone & Spoon offers an array of products carefully curated to help customers craft a cozy and inviting living space.What sets Stone & Spoon apart is its dedication to diversity and inclusivity. With a focus on supporting women, queer, AAPI, and BIPOC businesses and makers, the shop proudly showcases a diverse range of products. From locally sourced artisanal crafts to women-authored books, every item tells a story and celebrates creativity from all walks of life.

Sustainability is at the core of Stone & Spoon's ethos. When curating items for the shop, Jen considers factors like carbon footprint, packaging materials and overall eco-friendliness. It's a commitment to responsible consumerism, where every purchase makes a positive impact on the planet.

But Stone & Spoon isn't just a place to shop—it's a community hub. Upstairs in The Gallery at Stone & Spoon, an array of classes and workshops awaits eager learners. Whether it's mastering knife skills or perfecting dumpling-making techniques with Jen’s wife, Chef Duke, or honing writing craft, these experiences are enriched by the presence of local artwork adorning the walls.

Adding to its charm, Stone & Spoon is housed within a mid-19th century edifice that whispers tales of the past through its original oak floors, tin ceilings, and exposed brick walls. The building’s unique features include floor hatches that, according to a city historian, suggest its likely use as part of the Underground Railroad. This connection is based on the building's construction era, the specific design of the hatches, and Ypsilanti's known participation in this historic network. Such architectural and historical nuances connect visitors to the profound legacy of the space, making a visit to Stone & Spoon a journey through time as well as a celebration of culture and community.

Stone & Spoon isn't just about acquiring goods—it's about building community, fostering creativity, and making a difference, one mindful purchase at a time.