About Us


23024 Greater Mack
Saint Clair Shores, MI 48080

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Store hours are: Mon – Sat 10am – 5:30pm
except for Thursday, 10am – 8pm.

Circare’s Story

Where to begin.  To tell the story of Circare, I have to go waaay back.  My mother, Ethel, was an artist.  She was an oil painter and showed and sold her work at art fairs.  So I grew up watching her create and surrounded by art and fine crafts.  Though I have (alas) never discovered any artistic ability of my own, as I like to say, I appreciate it.  That’s what I do.

Fast forward to just out of college, at loose ends because the fields I thought I would go into lost their appeal (I was an English major destined for advertising or publishing).  It was my father who suggested I give retail a try, as something he thought I would enjoy– obviously, shopping has always been a joy of mine.  He was right.  He was also self-employed and a big proponent of being our own boss.  And so, skipping a whole lot of details (including several years working for Bonwit Teller & Saks Fifth Avenue), in October of 1987, Circare was born.  From my mother’s artistic influence, my fathers insight and drive, my love of beautiful things and a  joy in sharing them with others.

Our Name

Curious about our name?  The word “Circare” is actually a latin verb meaning to go around, go about, explore.”  That’s what we hope people will enjoy doing here.  We want people to come in, not necessarily expecting to find anything in particular, but to see what they can find.  Hopefully something entirely unexpected– and special.


Complimentary Gift Wrapping

Let us wrap that for you!  That’s right, with your choice of 3 solid color papers and  hand-tied bows in  a  rainbow of satin ribbons, absolutely free of charge. For that extra special presentation, we also offer a selection of fabulous printed papers, available for a nominal fee.


We can pack and ship your gifts where ever they need to go.   We use Priority Mail from the Post Office or UPS.  You pay only the actually shipping costs, no packing or handling fees except in special circumstances.

Gift Certificates

Give someone, not just a gift from Circare, but ALL of Circare.  With a custom printed, hand written gift certificate in any amount you choose.  Available in a simple envelope or boxed and wrapped in our signature Circare style.


Don’t want to miss out on that special one-of-a-kind piece, but without breaking this month’s budget?  We’ll Lay it Away for you!  We ask approximately 20% down, with payments every two weeks.  We have no limit on the amount of each payment or how long it ultimately takes to pay it off.  Before you know it that special piece will be yours!  A great way to shop for Christmas, too!

How to Purchase from Circare

At Circare we take pride in our ever-changing selection of unique gift items, many of which are one-of-a-kind.  Therefore, we do not maintain an online “shopping cart.”  If you see a specific item on our site that interests you, please contact us and we will do our very best to determine whether that item or one like it is available.

We also invite you to take advantage of our Concierge Shopping Services.  Circare can save you time and frustration, making your gift giving easy, quick and hassle-free, while keeping it personal and special.  As one grateful woman told us “(Circare) is a working woman’s best friend”.

Circare’s Concierge Shopping Services:

Personal Shopper

You need a gift but are short of time, low on patience and out of ideas?  Call us!  The ladies of Circare have the expertise and experience to solve your stickiest gift giving delemmas.  We can provide you with options and help you make selections–over the phone–then gift wrap and ship your gift.  Even enclose a card personalized with your message.

Corporate Gifting

Remember clients, thank customers and reward staff members.  And do it in a way that will make a long lasting impression.  Whether your business sends a handful of gifts each year or hundreds every month, you can trust Circare’s professionalism and expertise to provide quality gifts that will reflect well on you.  You don’t even have to leave the office.  Once we’ve established a business account and determined your gifting preferences, a simple fax or e-mail with the recipient’s name and address is all it takes to send a gift on its way.

Volume Discounts

Circare always works hard to provide the best prices we can on all of our merchandise.  We can, however, sometimes provide special discounts for volume purchases. If you are a corporate buyer or an individual looking for event favors, prizes, etc., talk to us.  We will work with you on a case by case basis.

Circare accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover and debit cards, personal and travellers checks and, yes, cash.

Giving Back– to you and to our community

Circare’s Circle of Friends

Our version of a rewards program, when you  become a member of our Circle of Friends, we give you a card, which we keep in the store so there’s nothing to add to your wallet or remember to bring in.  On that card we keep a record of every dollar you spend on full priced merchandise.  We do that for 6 visits to Circare.  When you come in the 7th time (lucky 7), we add them all up and give you an in- store credit for 10% of the combined total to spend any way  you like!!  There is no cost to join and no limit on how long it takes to make those 6 visits.  We’re betting you won’t want to wait too long!

“Giving Spree” Fund Raisers

Circare loves to host local community groups and charitable organizations of all kinds to their very own “Giving Sprees.”  Briefly, this is a full week for your members and friends to shop til they drop at Circare, save 10% on everything they buy and have Circare donate an additional 10% of all proceeds to your organization.  We’ll even host your group to an after hours wine & cheese party to kick off the Spree week!  “Giving Sprees’ can be customized for your specific organization.  Come talk to us!

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What Our Customers Are Saying…

Beautiful selection of unusual gifts

They have a beautiful selection of unusual gifts. Staff is friendly, outgoing and very helpful and the free gift wrapping is a real treat!

Joshua K.

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Thank you, Circare

I was introduced to Circare by my step-mother about 15 years ago and whenever I need a unique gift with a statement (house warming, thank you, etc.), I always go to Circare. They offer beautiful complimentary gift wrapping and their customer service is outstanding. Thank you, Circare

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Charm, beauty, and whimsicality

I love the store. I can always find the perfect gift, and every time I walk in there there’s something new. There’s something whimsical about the store that when I’m in there, I feel like I’m five again. It’s fantastic, and my favorite store. I hope more people can see ...

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Sky Lanterns have arrived at Circare!  Add spectacle to your summertime festivities.

sky lanterns

A sky lantern, also known as Kongming lantern or Chinese lantern, is a small hot air balloon made of paper.

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