Help Save the Caravan Gift Shop

a 93 year old Ann Arbor business


It's been a...road. But we're working harder than ever and learning a lot under pressure. We knew hitting our campaign goal wouldn't happen over night. Prior to the pandemic we had no email list and no online shop. We everything the old school way and we were damn proud of it. We wouldn't have made it 93 years in business if it didn't work! The things we and every small business in Ann Arbor could have never predicted not happening this summer include; no Ann Arbor Art Fair, no U of M school tours, no university summer camps and now NO FOOTBALL season. We are in full blown small business crisis. We are asking you to donate to our Go Fund Me campaign to help keep our special small business apart of the downtown Ann Arbor community.


Here's a little update on what we were up to while we closed and shopping options now. 

1.) We built a website! You can now visit us online 24/7 at www.thecaravangiftshop.com Stop by and browse our collection of artisan made gifts from around the world. And make sure to subscribe to our newsletter to stay up to date on upcoming events and new products coming into the shop.

2.) Moving forward we will ALWAYS be offering curbside pick up + shipping. We know sometimes you might need to quickly pick up an item from the shop and don’t want to hunt for parking. Whatever the occasion, we’re here for you.

3.) When you come to visit us in person we require that all customers and employees wear a face mask in the shop. We will have hand sanitizer at the entrance for all customers to clean their hands before entering. And lastly we will be limiting the number of people in the shop at any one time. We ask for your patience while we help to slow the curve.

Without your support we wouldn’t have been able be “open.” Thank you to everyone who has made a purchase at our online shop and our deepest thanks to everyone who has donated to this GoFundMe. We still haven’t reached our goal with this campaign. Though our doors have opened, business is no way back to normal. And we’re truly not sure what that will look like and when that will happen. In the meantime, if you can donate again or share our campaign with your family and friends we would deeply appreciate it.

Rhonda, Tim, Bailey, Madison, Annabelle, Linda, Steven and Kathy