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Holiday Gift Guide
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Mini-Mocs, Redford, $44.00
Snuggly, warm little toes are so important in the winter. These super comfy boots for babies and toddlers combine fabulous style, cozy warmth, and soft machine washable suede. They are designed to keep feet toasty warm while also wicking moisture away from baby’s feet, so they are dry and comfortable.
Grandma’s Lavender , Parma, $15.99
Pamper the newest pumpkin in your family with this Baby Butter. It is formulated as a daily use moisturizer to keep skin soft and protected from environmental irritants. Made from beeswax, lavender and other oils, it is not only calming, but delightfully pleasing to the senses.
Clay Handprint Kit
Memories In Clay, Northville, $99.00
What mom or dad would not love this cute handprint keepsake to remember how little those babies once were? The kit comes with instructions on how to make the prints and a prepaid envelope for sending the mold back. Once received, the prints are transferred to clay to make the final product, which is kiln-fired and colored with ceramic glaze.
Grigio Baby Hats
Detroit Shirt Company, Grand Blanc, $12.00
It is that time of year when keeping your favorite peanut warm is of utmost importance. Heat often escapes through the head, but with this gift they can stay cozy and show off their Detroit pride. These adorable caps are 100% ringspun cotton and available in a variety of colors.
I Have People Onesie
Detroit GT, Ferndale, $19.99
It is always so difficult when a new baby in the family lives far away. These cute onesies can serve as a reminder that you are holding that little one close to your heart, even when you cannot be together. They are available in baby blue, pink, or heathered grey, and in newborn, 6-month, and 12-month sizes.
Pure Baby Onesie
Tee See Tee, Traverse City, $18.00
Playing off a familiar phrase, this adorable onesie was made for showing off some homestate love. Made with ringspun cotton jersey material, it is not only long-lasting, but very comfortable to wear.
Uncle Goose Classic ABC Blocks
Lindenwood, Inc., Grand Rapids, $40.00
Despite all the electronics in the world, nothing beats good old fashioned alphabet blocks for teaching children everything from reading to sorting. This classic set of 28 Uncle Goose blocks is made from sustainable Michigan basswood. It features four full alphabets, colorful numbers, math symbols, plus a menagerie of hand crafted animals. Get down on the floor with them and teach them to sort, stack, and laugh along the way.
Versatile Frame and Magnetic Border
Lena Marie Creations, Ypsilanti, $26.98
These days most photos end up staying in digital devices, rather than making it into a frame to be enjoyed year-round, but they deserve to be seen. Print your favorite shot(s) and fill a Lena Marie frame with them. Each frame can store up to 12 photos so what is on display can change regularly. Even better, the simple metal frame can be changed to suit the look and feel by adding a magnetic mat. Mats are available for seasons, sports, occasions, vacations, and more. ?
Finding the Trail Home Brewed Soaps, Jackson, $14.95
Make his beard happy and the skin under it too. Just a dime-sized dollop is all that is needed to rub into a beard and massage the skin underneath. He can then style it as he normally would. It’ll be a refreshing way to start the day, and the manly Yooper scent smells just like the best of up north with Fir, Cedarwood and Black Pepper Essential Oils.
Cooling Foot Scour
Bellaroma, St Clair Shores, $20.00
their feet? Pamper them with cooling foot scour. European sea salts from the prestine waters of the Mediterranean Sea and natural walnut husks will slough off dead skin cells and provide superior foot and heel exfoliation. Pure Peppermint essential oil is dropped in for a cooling sensation. Tired feet will emerge feeling refreshed and super soft.
Fizzy Bath Bombs
The Great Lakes Natural Soap Co., Canton, $5.00
We all know someone who loves a nice long soak in the tub. Take that experience up a notch for them with these fun and fizzy additions. Once dropped into warm water, they will fizz, create foam, and a luxurious scent will fill the air. Enriched with natural vegetable oil for a skin-softening spa experience, they are available in more than ten different scents.
Lavender Goats Milk Soap
Lavender Lane, Milan, $4.00
The scent of lavender creates a calm and soothing environment. Combine that wil a soap that truly cleanses without leaving skin too dry or oily, and you have a stocking stuffer treat. Crafted from locally grown lavender buds and lavender oil, these bars are 100% all-natural.
Peppermint Essential Oil
Peppermint Jim’s, St Johns, $10.00
Peppermint?Oil is known for its cooling, and uplifting?effects. This 100% pure version is distilled from peppermint, grown right on the maker’s farm. Peppermint is great for energizing, breathing, and more, including being a great laundry helper.
Surgeons Secret Beeswax Moisturizer
Jamark Labs, Grand Rapids, $29.99
Winter takes a toll on the skin, especially here in Michigan, but this Surgeon’s Skin Secret beeswax moisturizer is the antidote. Good for all skin conditions, it is made with 50% beeswax, lanolin and light mineral oil, and can be applied morning and night to heal dry, chapped, cracked, irritated skin as well as minor cuts, scrapes and burns almost overnight. It comes in unscented as well as several natural fragrances.
Top Five Body Care Pack
Natural Red, Detroit, $30.00
Pamper someone you love, or treat yourself with this bundle Natural Red’s most popular products. They are made from all natural ingredients and essential oils. Choose from a variety of scents. The bundle includes: Intensive Mositurizer, DeFunked DeOdorant, Chapped Skin Relief, Hand Sanitizer, and Lip Balm. It’s the ideal get me through the winter, care package.
Traverse City Cherry Almond Gift Set
Ruma Organics, Sterling Heights, $62.00
Nothing says Michigan quite like cherries. This line of 100% all natural Ingredients and vegan content, is delightfully refreshing. The set includes one bar of soap, one exfoliating body scrub, one body mist, and one silky body lotion to take your loved one all the way through the day.
Books by Michigan Authors
100 Things to Do on Mackinac Island Before You Die
Kath Usitalo , Naubinway, $16.00
The views, the fudge, the history?there’s so much to love about Mackinac Island that it makes people want to return over and over again. Inspire someone who has yet to go, or help aficianados change up each visit by following this guide of unique things to do to truly experience island life, Mackinac style.
An Uncertain Accomplice
Donald Levin, Ferndale, $12.00
In this fifth in a series of Martin Preuss adventures, the hero returns in a riveting novel that blends greed, misplaced loyalties, and the cascading effects of violence in a web of deceit stretching across metropolitan Detroit. Gift this book, or the whole set, to your favorite fan of crimal fiction.
Deaf and Dead
Richard L. Baldwin, Haslett, $12.95
Know someone who likes history as well as a good mystery? Then this is the ticket. Protagonist Gayle Anderson, a high school senior from Davison, Michigan has discovered her family?s genealogy. Her great great grandfather, Leroy Anderson died at age 30, but she suspects his death was not natural. Gayle sets out on an investigative adventure, but soon discovers that solving a crime at the end of the nineteenth century posed an interesting undertaking.
Elemental: A Collection of Michigan Creative Nonfiction
Editor Anne-Marie Oomen, Empire, $19.99
Essays provide a great option for someone who likes to read, but rarely has the time to digest a full book in one sitting. This collection of Michigan creative nonfiction is from twenty-three of Michigan?s most well-known essayists. The essays approach Michigan at the atomic level, and will leave the reader contemplating his or her own memories and role in the state’s past, present, and future.
Monte Nagler’s Michigan
Monte Nagler, Farmington Hills, $38.00
Monte Nagler is a renowned photographer who has traveled all over the Upper and Lower Peninsulas capturing his unique perspective of this wonderful state. This beautiful hard cover book is filled with stunning Michigan images taken by Nagler. It deserves to adorn a coffee table and is sure to be a point of conversation.
Murder in the Merlot
Aaron Stander, Traverse City, $17.95
A nice of wine and a good mystery pair so well together. In this novel, it?s harvest time and tourists are flocking to the tasting rooms of one region?s vineyards, but the crumpled body of an international wine maven has been discovered in a steeply terraced vineyard of merlot grapes. As Sheriff Ray Elkins quickly discovers, the roots of this crime run from the legendary chateaus of Burgundy to the exclusive watering holes of Chinese billionaires. Give it on its own, or pair it with a bottle of Michigan’s finest for a luxurious twist.
Under the Radar Michigan: The Next 50
Tom Daldin, Detroit, $24.95
New for 2018, another book about the people, places and things that make Michigan a great place to be, created by Under the Radar Michigan, an Emmy award winning PBS television program. This book covers the businesses, people and places featured in episodes 51-101 of the popular show, and will inspire readers to hit the road for new Michigan adventures of their own.
Zingerman’s Bakehouse: The Cookbook
Amy Emberling and Frank Carollo, Ann Arbor, $30.00
Just thinking about Zingerman’s conjures up an appetite. Michigan’s renowned artisanal bakery, Zingerman’s Bakehouse in Ann Arbor, has fed a fan base across the U.S. and beyond with its chewy-sweet brownies, gingersnaps, famous sour cream coffeecake, and fragrant loaves of Jewish rye, challah, and sourdough for years. Here the Zingerman’s bakers share 65 meticulously tested, carefully detailed recipes and behind-the-scenes stories of the business.
Children’s Books by Michigan Authors
Be Strong and Steadfast
Marie LaPres, Grand Rapids, $14.99
Fiction like this can bring history to life for young readers. When the Civil War breaks out in Fredericksburg, Virginia, the lives of many, including four women, will never be the same. Kate has to make some tough decisions while dealing with personal losses. AJ and her younger sister must run the family farm, but she longs to make a bigger impact on the Confederate war effort. Belle needs to help run her family’s plantation while she tries to continue living as a genteel Southern woman, and Elizabeth must take over her husband’s blacksmith shop while caring for her children and helping her family however she can. How will the Civil War affect the women and their town?
Eddy Elk and Mandy Moose
Russell Slater, Leighton Township, $9.99
A fun tale with some state pride, this book forrlos Eddy Elk and Mandy Moose as they’ve stepped out of the flag, and are on the loose. The adventurous pair explores the natural wonders of the Great Lakes State. From the Petoskey stone to the Whitetail deer, kids will learn why there is no place on Earth quite like Michigan.
Just Try It Wyatt
Kelsey Fox, Madison Heights, $9.99
Perfect for a shy child, or one who is bervous about an upcoming change, Wyatt teaches readers about the importance of trying new things. The book includes factual information about the red fox, an interactive worksheet for a child to write about times they’ve tried something new, and a Wyatt coloring page.
Leave It to Beamer Presents The Proof Is in the Pudding!
Clay Boura, Oak Park, $14.95
In The Proof is in the Pudding, Beamer imagines a mystery that takes place in the City of Custard. The town’s favorite pudding factory starts losing business to an upstart gelatin store, so the mayor hires investigators to solve the case. In the end, Beamer learns the true meaning to this silly saying.
Legacy in Legend Book Two: Veiled Existence
Barbara Pietron, Royal Oak, $7.35
This is the second in a series revolving around a likeable protagonist name Jeni, who gets involved with the spirit world. In this book, Jeni thought she could deny her ability, but the spirit world didn?t forget her. She embarks on a quest for answers that leads to an evil entity from Irish and Celtic legend that has been exacting vengeance for centuries. This fantastical series may appeal to adults as much as it does to young readers.
StolenTreasures at Pictured Rock
Mary Morgan, Lansing, $7.95
While exploring Michigan?s Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Park, twins Ben and Bekka Cooper, along with a new friend, Eli discover not only the beauty of Lake Superior, but encounter more than they bargained for. With keen eyes and quick thinking they discover thieves planning to steal artifacts from sunken ships. This is an especially fun adventure for kids who have, or are planning on, going to Lake Superior in person.?
The Art of Holding On and Letting Go
Kristin Bartley Lenz, Royal Oak, $12.95
This option for young adults revolves around competitive climber Cara Jenkins. She feels most at home high off the ground, clinging to a rock wall by her fingertips. She?s enjoyed a roaming life with her mountaineering parents, making the natural world her jungle gym, but when tragedy strikes on an Ecuadoran mountaintop, her nomadic lifestyle comes to an abrupt halt. Starting over at her grandparents? home in suburban Detroit, Cara embarks on a year of discovery, uncovering unknown strengths, friendships, and first love.
Y Is for Yooper
Scott Reddinger, Iron Mountain, $15.00
When you already have an easy word for starting with a Y, how do you not make an alphabet book? Y is for Yooper is an ABC book for all ages, that involves all things Yooper through a rhyming children?s book. Crafted and created by a former elementary teacher, Y is for Yooper is sure to help young and old, Yoopers and visitors, learn their Yooper ABC?s.
Be The Good Shirt
Detroit Respect, Detroit, $30.00
The positive energy in Detroit is palpable these days, and the spirit is infectious. This clever design not only promotes the city, it invites viewers to participate in its reinvention. The 3/4 sleeve is just one of the many cool styles available with this message.
Central Depot 12×12 Print
Detroit GT, Ferndale, $20.00
This has been an exciting year for the Michigan Central Depot, commonly known by locals simply as “the train station.” Ford is poised to bring the glorious building back to life through restoration and renovation. Since its inception, the iconic building has been an essential component of the Detroit landscape, and is delightfully captured in this rendering by artist Christopher Gorski.
Detroit Michigan Hoodie
Detroit Street Apparel, Eastpointe, $42.00
It’s easy to find items promoting Detroit OR Michigan, but not so simple to find one that elicits both city and state pride like this cool design. Ideal for the man or woman who loves them both, this soft poly-cotton blend is available in Dark Heather Gray, Navy Heather, or Black Heather.
Enjoy Detroit Coaster
Iconic Detroit, Royal Oak, $10.00
These coasters immortalize a wide range of Detroit memories from iconic local brands like Vernors, Stroh’s, Sanders, Faygo, and Better Made to epic locations like Joe Louis Arena, Comerica Park, Ford Field, Boblo Island, and Eastern Market. Get one that has special significance or pick out a collection for the Detroit lover on your list. There are dozens of options.
Hour Detroit Gift Subscription
Hour Detroit Magazine, Troy, $17.95
It’s becoming harder and harder to keep up with all the amazing changes and new business in the city, so who on your list could use a one-year subscription to Hour Detroit? The monthly city magazine has become a staple that many Metro Detroiters rely on for dynamic, award-winning coverage of issues and people affecting their lives. Perhaps even better–it’s an amazing resource for food, drinks, and merriment.
Detroit Scroll , Grosse Pointe, $48.00
Lightwieght, but sturdy, this versitile bag features a historic bus scroll of stops in Detroit, Michigan. It includes 8 Mile, Woodward, Belle Isle, and many more. Black bag with white print, the canvas bag is 16″ wide x 11.5″ high x 4.75″ deep. It’s stylish, yet functional, for the woman on the go.
Sister Pie Cookbook
Sister Pie, Detroit, $25.00
Sister Pie has quickly become the kind of local business that legends are made of, so a cookbook is a welcome addition to the scene. It delivers a friendly guide into the magic behind the famous Detroit-based bakery, which is located in the heart of West Village, as well as scrumptious recipes. From fillings to crusts, hand-pies to salads, Lisa Ludwinski’s creations are sure to get your mouth watering.
Vintage Style Leather Keychain
Detroit Shirt Company, Grand Blanc, $9.00
Whether you know someone who recently got the keys to a new car or home, or just want a cool stocking stuffer for a proud Detroter on your list, these keychains are great. Hand-made from drum-dyed USA leather, they are durable, flexible, and darn good looking.
Bless This Food Sign
Motor City Creations, Taylor, $35.00
Bless a family you love, and perhaps even your own, with this rustic charmer. Measuring 16″x18″, it is made of solid wood handmade pallet, and comes in multiple color options. You can even personalize a sign for a special family. Each piece is extremely durable, and the natural flaws and character of the wood makes each totally unique.
Classic Photo Restoration
Suite 104 Productions, Southfield, $55.00
This idea is about more than an enhancing a damaged photo. It is a conversation-starter that can unite a family in sharing its history. The service includes a reprint of the photo in original size and a digital file (.JPG) to preserve and archive the picture. The price for restoration of any photo varies based on severity of damage and size, but begins at $55.
Cornhole Game Board
Mutha Shuckers, Trenton, $200.00
Whether your family calls it cornhole, corn toss, bags, baggo, or that game where you throw stuff, this gift will be a hit for tailgating, picnics, and backyard BBQs. Shown here with our Buy Michigan Now logo, a wide variety of options are available ranging from plain wood to custom logo options. Bags are included, and pricing starts at $200.
Henry Ford Membership
The Henry Ford, Dearborn, $185.00
One of the greatest attractions in America is right here in Michigan at The Henry Ford in Dearborn. Greenfield Village offers a stroll back in time with Model Ts, the Thomas Edison lab, old time baseball, and more. Meanwhile inside the Henry Ford Museum, guests can compare presidential limos, stand a foot away from the Lincoln theater seat, or sit in the same bus where Rosa Parks famously took a stand. This is an educational and inspiring gift. A Family membership provides free admission to both places for two named adults and all children/grandchildren ages 18 and younger.
Meijer Gift Card
Meijer, Grand Rapids, $100.00
With well over one hundred locations across the state of Michigan, carrying products ranging from toys to household goods to food, a Meijet gift card is always a welcome gift. If you’re not sure what they would want, or know they could use a helping hand for food and essentials this year, this is an ideal way to say you want the best for them. Available in a wide range of denominations.
Emagine Entertainment, Troy, $50.00
One of the best things any family can enjoy over the holiday season is a trip to the movies. Emagine offers gift cards that can be used for both tickets and merchandise in eight different Michigan locations with more than 80 screens combined. Cards can be purchased in increments of $5-$500. A $50 gift card will typically cover four tickets and possibly a snack too.
Old Fashioned Game Board
Carrom, Ludington, $64.00
Getting children to unplug for some family time can be a tough battle these days, but most kids do still love a challenge. Reintroduce game night with this versitle option that features 100 games on one beautiful, reversible wooden board. The convenient size allows for simple storage, but big time fun. It makes an deal gift for the family cottage.
Binder Park Zoo, Battle Creek, $80.00
Animals never go out of season. This Family Membership to Battle Creek’s Binder Park Zoo includes two named adults in a household plus their dependent children under 18. It entitles the family to unlimited admission to the zoo for one year, discounted admission to over 150 zoos and aquariums nationwide, free zoo magazines and newsletters, and discounts on Day Camps and other park programs. Similar memberships are also available at the Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak, Potter Park in Lansing, and John Ball Zoological Garden in Grand Rapids.
Famous Local Flavors
Blueberry Sunrise Gift Box
The Bueberry Store, South Haven, $24.00
There’s nothing quite like a delicious breakfast when friends and family are visiting for the holidays. This makes a phenomenal host/hostess gift or an afforadable taste of home to send out of state. It contains: one Blueberry Pancake Mix, one Blueberry Syrup, one Blueberry Coffee, and one jar of Old Fashioned Blueberry Preserves. All items are neatly packed inside a Fresh Blueberry box.
Chocolate Wine Pairing Basket
Sanders, Clinton Township, $34.99
Anyone who loves wine and chocolate will surely appreciate this gift set. It includes milk chocolate and dark chocolate assortments for wine pairing along with two wine glasses and a wooden cheese board. After enjoying the sea salt caramels, honeycomb chips and solid chocolate bars, recipients can keep the wine glasses and cheese board as lasting gifts. Use the code BUYMI18 to get a 10% discount on your online purchase!
Classic Reuben Sandwich Kit
Zingermans, Ann Arbor, $150.00
Wolverines will weep upon receipt of this perfect lunch from A2’s iconic deli. As Oprah said, Zingerman’s sandwiches are an 11 on a scale of 1 to 5. Included in the kit are: Jewish Rye (Pumpernickel in Brooklyn Reuben), sliced deli meat, freshly sliced Emmentaler Swiss cheese, Zingermans potato chips, coleslaw, Sauerkraut, Russian dressing, garlicky pickles, and Magic Brownie Bites. It serves 3-4, and there is an option for a larger kit that serves 6-8.
American Coney Island, Detroit, $40.00
With a Coney Island in nearly every town in the state, coney dogs may be one of the best-loved foods in Michigan. Send that taste of home to someone who has wandered far away, and they will love you forever. Each kit contains 12 Dearborn Sausage special recipe hotdogs, buns, a sweet onion,?the famous American Coney chili sauce, instructions, and even a hat for authenticity.
Decadent Cherry Crumb Pie
Grand Traverse Pie Company, Traverse City, $29.99
As actor Judy Greer once told us, “You have to get a cherry pie from Traverse City. Holy Buckets!” This top-seller is made with tart Michigan Montmorency cherries, sweetened up with love and a toasty crumb topping. The Cherry Crumb version is even the “Signature Pie” of the National Cherry Festival held in July in Traverse City every year. Serve it up to your guests for the holidays or send it to loved ones to serve it up to theirs.
Deluxe Nut Assortment
Germack, Detroit, $80.00
The name Germack is synonymous with scrumptious nuts, but they do even more. This deluxe assortment of Germack products includes: Colossal Pistachios, Fancy Mixed Nuts, Chocolate Lover’s Delight, Cherry Berry Nut Mix, Honey Nut & Toffee Mix, Honey BBQ Crunch, and Germack Coffee. It’s arranged in a decorative and reusable tin tub, and adorned with a hand-tied bow.
Hobo Bread Gift Pack
The Henry Ford, Dearborn, $45.00
Harken back to a simpler time. Regulars to Greenfield Village know the deliciousness of the dough baked in a can that is better known as Hobo Bread. The Village is also well known for its farm to table efforts, and this box is a wholesome combination of both. Select two fresh delicious hobo breads like Ramblin Raisin Walnut Original, Punkin Pumpkin Seed, or Cran-Apple Crossing. They will be accompanied by a 16oz. jar of pumpkin butter and a 16oz jar of apple butter, along with a wooden spreader for serving.
Trenary Home Bakery, Trenary, $4.75
Yoopers rave about this toast that put a tiny town on the foodie-lover map. This original version of the famous snack toast comes with 16 slices in each 10-ounce bag. It is made daily with passion and mirth in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, but can be sent to friends near and far. A greeting card is even available upon request.?
Adeline Wristlet Clutch
Pingree Detroit, Detroit, $185.00
Named after former Detroit Mayor Hazen Pingree’s mother, the Adeline is stylish, durable, and sustainable. The genuine leather, reclaimed from the US auto industry, is luxuriously smooth to the touch. It is made by US Military veterans, using old world craftsmanship, to ensure that the Adeline is as tough as it is beautiful. It combines the minimal versatility of a crossbody, with the option of adding a wristlet for increased use, so it’s perfect for bouncing around town.
Cass Tech Pashmina Scarf
Cyberoptix, Detroit, $44.00
Is there a woman on your list who went to Detroit’s Cass Technical High School? This blueprint scarf is like wearing a part of Detroit’s architectural history. The illustrationcomes from original 1917 blueprints of the school. Each scarf is screenprinted with nontoxic water-based ink, creating a spectacular work of wearable art. If you know a male graduate, you can also find a similarly-inspired tie.
Brightly Twisted, Detroit, $136.00
If she’s casual, yet chic, this Charlotte sweatshirt has her name on it. The wide v-neck is an ode to the 90s, creating a slouchy shoulder. Its boxy bodice is sewn to make both sides of the fleece visible, eliciting a unique texture. Available in six different colors, you’re sure to find the one that suits her best.
Stormy Kromer, Ironwood, $189.99
She could do chores in this coat, sure, hence the name, but it’s also just a warm, comfortable coat for a cold winter’s day. The folks at Stomry Kromer are known for making clothing that is fashionable, yet functional. They know that she may be hauling wood in for the fire one day, and hauling kids off to school the next. If the coat is more than you’re looking for, check out their entire line of clothing and accessories for just the right gift.
Love Where You live Hoodie
Livnfresh, Gaylord, $52.00
Help her show off her pride in Michigan, and her love of winter while at the same, with this ultra cute design.The cozy vintage hoodie is made with a cotton/poly premium grey heather terry fleece, making it one of the softest hoodies she will ever wear. It has a heather jersey lined hood, wide heather effect draw cord, and raglan shoulder for an all-around perfect fit.
Mama Bear Charm
DeBella, Burton, $5.00
Moms are known for fiercely protecting their little ones, and now kids can show their appreciation with this adorable Mama Bear charm. It comes with an elegant floral design, and is suitable for necklaces or charm bracelets. They can even add a birthstone and to complete the piece. Choose from Silver or Copper/Rose Gold options.
Michigan Mittens, Pontiac, $45.00
We’re the only residents that always travel with a map of our home state. Now we don’t even have to think hard about it, or get frost bite when we try to use it, with these handy mittens. They are made to keep her toasty warm on those cold winter days with a washed rag wool outer shell and a soft acrylic liner.?Available in Red Heather or Blue Heather, a portion of proceeds from every pair sold go to the Superior Watershed Partnership and Land Trust to help protect our lakes.
Winter Mix Ringholder
Epiphany Glass Studios, Pontiac, $25.00
Whether for the recently engaged, or just a jewelry lover, this elegant ringholder is a work of art on its own. Each piece is handmade so the color and pattern may vary slightly, making it truly a one-of-a-kind gift. Choose between a heart-shape or round.
Cyberoptix, Detroit, $45.00
This quirky, sciency, atoms-oriented tie, is really fun for teachers, chemists, physicists, or just someone who likes geographic patterns on his tie. It’s one of many clever designs available from Cyberoptix. Each comes in a winde range of colors and even a variety of widths to best suit ihis style.
Eppinger, Dearborn, $29.99
Fishing is one of the most beloeved sports in all of the Great Lakes State, and searching for Bass in paticular, is really popular. Help your angler catch his fill with this Bass Pack from the legendary lure-makers at Eppinger. It is comprised of 5 different bass lures: Sunfish, Mouse, Fire Tiger, Red and White Dardevle, and Classic Rex Spoon. Give him a real story to tell with this thoughtful gift.
Brewed in Michigan Book
Wayne State University Press, Detroit, $34.99
Beer has really become part of Michigan?s identity, and there are true aficianados all across the state. This look at the industry highlights the unique forces behind our leading craft breweries. Through a series of interviews with brewmasters over an eighteenth-month sojourn to microbreweries around the state, the author discovers that Michigan craft beer is brewed by individuals with a passion for excellence. It will give the beer lover on your list a new appreciation for the creativity and expertise of local brewers.
Brookie Moon Fishing Shirt
AMP, Pontiac, $39.95
Weary of so much outsourcing, AMP set out to create fashionable, functional clothing that was actually made in the USA. Each of these performance shirts are woven with 100% proprietary AMP technology to ward off moisture, while looking and feeling good.
Hunters Delight Gift Box
Country Smoke House, Almont, $75.00
Country Smoke House is known for its wide range of sausages and smoked meats. There are plenty of gift boxes to choose from, or you may customize your own. This unique collection is perfect for the hunter or adventurous eater with large venison salami, buffalo snack sticks, elk snack sticks, venison jerky, and buffalo bbq jerky.
Michigan Shield Sweatshirt
Detroit Shirt Company, Grand Blanc, $49.50
For the guy who wants to demonstrate his state pride, but not necessarily wearing a hoodie, this cozy choice is ideal. The shield highlights the state’s magnificent outdoors, with a humorous nod that the Great Lakes are happily “unsalted” and shark free.”
Skyline Hammock Co., Lake City, $74.99
One of his favorite pastimes may be getting out and enjoying the great outdoors. Perhaps his version of that is just a nap in the yard, or perhaps it involves camping overnight. With these portable, durable hammocks, nearly any location can be converted into a space of supreme comfort. They are available in a wide range of colors.
Slim Card Wallet
Pingree Detroit, Detroit, $49.00
Designed by a 24-year old Detroiter and US Army veteran, and made in Detroit, the Pingree card wallet is made of entirely US-sourced components. Every aspect of the wallet, from the non-toxic glue that adds long lasting structure to the body, to the leather that is reclaimed from Detroit’s auto industry is hand selected, stitched, and inspected at the Detroit workshop of Pingree.
Armored Car Bank Kit
Construct A Truck USA, New Boston, $40.00
Talk about a great way to teach a kid the value of working hard and saving money, how about this kit? Grandparents or parents can have fun making the bank with the kids they love, and have an important conversation about saving.. The clear plastic side panel allows them to see theirr assets grow. They can flaunt some of those extra dimes by inserting them in the wheels for some sweet rims.
Comfort Research, Grand Rapids, $34.99
Kiddies love dinosaurs and these are no exceptions. They are part chair, and part cuddly companion. Each features plush fabric on the outside and cushy Megahh Beans on the inside, and there?s even a matching Lil’ Buddy that fits neatly in the side pocket. This is a gift that will keep on giving.
Carrom, Ludington, $88.00
The Balance Board is a valuable conditioning tool for every athlete or exercise junky, especially for the skiing or skateboarding enthusiast. Even kids who are not sports-minded will have fun learning to improve their balance and coordination with this stylish tool. It can be used in a standing, kneeling or sitting position.
Silver Loon Jewelers, White Lake, $19.95
Outstanding as a stocking stuffer, and an ideal gift for tweens and teens, each of these pendants is handcrafted in Michigan earthenware clay, kiln-fired and glazed. They come with a black leather 18-inch cord with a metal lobster clasp, but longer cords are available at no extra charge. Choose from a variety of styles.
Detroit Skyline Long Board
Detroit Surf Company, Detroit, $219.99
Detroit Surf Company got its start with a funny t-shirt, but now they have a full productline for active athletes as well as the apparel. This Detroit City Skyline hard rock maple deck, with slight concave, is designed, laser cut, finished, and assembled in Detroit. The super cool artwork shows off a town that is committed to keeping people on wheels of all types..
MagCon Gaming, Livonia, $39.95
If you’ve got a gamer in the house that is passionate about playing for long hours and besting his or her score, then this unique gift can help. The MagConPro Battle Royale Kit Includes: Two MagCon thumb covers, two thumb-stick base magnet covers, and two thumb-stick extenders. It comes in a small carry case and can be played on any video controller. It is designed to help them play longer and faster.
Petoskey Stones Rock Jigsaw Puzzle
Puzzles That Rock, LLC, Charlevoix, $19.99
Jigsaw puzzles may be figured out more online than off these days, but that does not mean it has to stay that way. This puzzle depicts one of our state’s best known assets, the Petoskey Stone, but there are lots of other options. It makes for a fun family project and is challenging enough to take apart, shake up, and repeat.
Tait Design Co., Detroit, $20.00
Introduce your favorite kids to an old fashioned toy that brings modern joy like a Turbo Flyer. Available in four vivid colors, these fun, easy-to-build and collectable balsa model kits are ideal for ages 8 and up. This plane is an all-new spin on the childhood classic, with thicker wood, better aerodynamics, and sustainable packaging for storage. They have been known to be thrown 50 feet in the air!
For the Bartender
G3 Studios, Interlochen, $79.99
Chances are you have a craft beer lover on your holiday shopping list. Those folks love to try out different brews so a stylish wooden beer caddy will come in handy. To make the gift extra special, pick up a six-pack of different brews. Build your own gift basket using this beautifully crafted caddy which features the Michigan Great Lakes cut out on both sides of the carrier and comes with an opener attached.
Bloody Mary Party Pack
McClures Pickles, Detroit, $40.00
Spice is the key to life and to a great Bloody Mary, and these party packs have plenty of it. Available in four different tantalizing combinations that include different amounts of mix, pickles, and Bloody Mary chips, your loved one will not be disappointed in any version you choose. For an extra enthusiastic reaction, pair this gift with a bottle of vodka from your favorite local distillery.
Bottle of Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Coppercraft, Holland, $49.96
Michigan’s spirit industry is quickly rising, as is its status. This particular whiskey garnered the Spirit of the Year award from 2018 USA Spirits Ratings, one of the most prestigious competitions in the country. It will delight even the true connoisseur on your list. Barrels of 10+ year old whiskey are masterfully blended to create the rich taste of this winner. The result has flavors of sweet caramel and vanilla that resonate with each sip.
Brewing Enthusiast Membership
Michigan Brewers Guild, Lansing, $55.00
The passionate beer fan will love this gift which includes exclusive invitations to VIP ticket pre-sales for all beer fests–which typically sell out fast. Early entry into those festivals, four issues of MiBrew, a Michigan Beer bumper sticker, a members only T-Shirt, and an invitation to special member only events, are also included.
Detroit Street Wine Glasses
Detroit Scroll, Grosse Pointe, $46.00
Stemless wine glasses have become very trendy. They are easy to drink from, look chic, and can even be used for other beverages, if desired. This Detroit Scroll set features printed stemless wine glasses each with a unique list of streets taken from old Detroit bus scrolls.
McClary Bros., Farmington, $15.00
Craft cocktails are also all the rage these days. In fact the trend even landed the entrepreneurs who make these drinking vinegars in the Shark Tank. This new sampler pack that includes three 4-oz bottles, is an excellent way to encourage your favorite wannabe bartender to experiement. Choose any three flavors from Apple Pie, Beet & Carrot, Cherry, Lemon and Ginger, Strawberry and Fig Leaf, or Watermelon.
Vineyard Select Wine Club Membership
St. Julian, Paw Paw, $55.00
Wine clubs are popping up at vineyards around the state. One of the most popular options for fine wines is Vineyard Select from St. Julian. Selections can be made for two, four, or six bottles every quarter.? The Vineyard Select Club not only highlights their Braganini Reserve wines, but all their dry wines and the occassional specialty wine, which is made solely for wine club members.
Vintage Michigan Membership
Michigan Craft Beverage Council , Lansing, $25.00
Year-round fun for a true Michigan wine enthusiast makes a phenomenal gift. This membership program gives your loved one will receive these terrific benefits: discounts at participating wineries, wine retailers, restaurants, and inns across the state; a complimentary Michigan Wines corkscrew; a subscription to Michigan Wine Country magazine; a digital newsletter subscription with the latest Michigan wine-related information; and discounts on tickets to selected local wine events.
For the Home
1927 Michigan Map
Peninsulas, Berkley, $30.00
Back in the 1920s, people were exploring the Great Lakes, scenic coastlines, and vast expanses by automobile, bus, train, and steamship. This unique 1927 Michigan Map shows the extent of the roadways, railways, and ship lines that crisscrossed our state. It’s suitable for framing, or perhaps navigating a route to go exploring. Screen-printed by hand with metallic copper and teal inks on cover weight paper from French Paper in Niles, Michigan, it measures 22″ x 18″.
8.5 x 11 Scenic Print
Monte Nagler Fine Arts, Farmington Hills, $98.00
An image from award-winning photographer, Monte Nagler, is a gift that will continue to inspire and delight its recipient for years to come. There are literally hundreds from which to choose, like this stunner of Lower Tahquamenon Falls. A variety of matting and sizing options are available.
Great Lakes Shores Candle
Willies Wicks, Flushing, $23.99
Now your loved ones can breathe in the fresh breeze of the great lakes and the fragrance of their surrounding foliage all year-round. Thoughts will drift to sandy beaches, rocky shores, water teeming with life and stunning multicolored cliffs. This 16-oz candle will burn for 85-95 hours. Smaller options are also available.
Home Address Sign
Nite Brite, Beaverton, $79.95
Street address are getting harder and harder to find, which is not really a good thing. Help visitors or emergency responders find your loved ones quickly and easily with a stylish address sign. There are a variety of options including this 60″ pole with scroll bracket and solar light. It’s the perfect gift for a new homeowner.
Lake-themed Heart dish
Chai Pottery, Leelanau, $33.50
Chai Pottery personalized pottery blessing bowls are hand-crafted, hand-painted art treasures, as delightful to give as they are to receive. Artist Julie Chai makes each piece to the giver’s specifications for a truly unique and loving treat. They also make spectacular wedding gifts if you have a nutpual celebration on the horizon.
New Home Sign
The Wood Garage, Ann Arbor, $35.00
This rustic piece is a reminder that a home is wherever you are. It’s ideal for a new couple or as a housewarming gift. It measures approximately 12″x12″ and may be placed on a shelf or hung on a wall, because D-hooks are included.
Winterberry Small Classic Bowl
Pewabic Pottery, Detroit, $75.00
This is a gift that is uniquely Detroit, as it carries on an artistic tradition in the city that dates back to the work of Mary Stratton in the early 1900s. With its delicate slip designs formed by hand, the Classic Small Bowl pairs beautifully with other pieces in Pewabic’s Classic Collection, or stands alone as a showstopper.
Motawi Tile, Ann Arbor, $64.00
There once was a hilarious and famous woodpecker named Woody, and he probably would’ve approved of this humorous take on his lifestyle. The charming tile is based on the work of celebrated wildlife artist Charley Harper, and is beautifully crafted by the artisans at Motawi. It measures 3-13/16″ x 7-13/16″ and may also be ordered with a wooden frame.
For the Kitchen
Cherry Wood Bowl
Holland Bowl Mill, Holland, $64.00
This spectacular solid Cherry Wood Bowl is turned by the craftsmen at the Holland Bowl Mill, one of the last commercial wood bowl mills in production in the United States. The 10-inch piece works great as an individual dinner salad bowl or can serve 2 side salads. It can also be used to serve snacks, or decoratively.
Cool Grip Microwave Tray
TCB Concepts, Royal Oak, $19.99
If you have ever spilled a bowl of soup or burned your hands from steam when removing something from the microwave, you will see the immediate value of this item. It catches spills and boil-overs and eliminates the need for oven mitts. It is dishwasher safe for easy cleaning, and best of all, comes in a set of two so you can buy one as a gift, and keep the other for your own home if you wish.
Detroit Denim, Detroit, $125.00
The true kitchen chef needs a sturdy, yet stylish apron. This classic double-stripe ticking with selvedge denim pockets is just the ticket. It is good looking enough to wear even when guests arrive, tough enough to provide some splash protection, and the pockets make it truly functional as well.
Great Lakes State Ice Cube Trays
Michigan Ice Cube Trays, Warren, $8.49
The ice from these trays makes an attractive addition to any drink or bucket, and that would be reason alone to give them. However, creative minds are cooking up even more applications like candy, jello shots, fudge, ornaments, and more. Get some for yourself to surprise guests for the holidays or gift them to your favorite host or hostess. Package includes 2 trays.
Life Is Better at the Lake Coasters
Shop the Mitten, Grandville, $30.00
Featuring an absorbent sandstone finish, this set of four coasters will look great in a home, office, cabin, cottage, or on a boat. Using a process called dye sublimation the ink is permanently imbedded into the coaster surface, making for a stylish, yet durable finish. Each coaster has a full cork backing to protect counters or tables. It’s the perfect accent item for lake lovers.
Lower Peninsula Cutting Board
Michigan Maple Block Co., Petoskey, $30.95
The iconic shape of our state’s Lower Peninsula lends itself not only to the “mitten” nickname, but to a variety of recognizable products. One of the most popular of which is the wooden cutting board. This one is made of durable maple. Give it on its own or pair it with local cheese and sausage to be used as a serving platter. It’s a fun gift for a local, and even more fun for someone who has had to move away.
Michigan Pride Napkin Holder
G3 Studios, Interlochen, 31.99
G3 Studios is known for creating aesthetically beautiful pieces that are still highly functional like pepper mills and grinders, wine accessories, beer caddies, and more. This MI-themed napkin holder is made from solid Cherry wood with laser cut graphics. It looks great on a kitchen or picnic table.
Snapi Single Handed Server
Kitchen Happy, Richmond Township, $6.95
Get one for yourself for holiday entertaining or make this a fun stocking stuffer. It is designed to grab an entire serving of food without putting a plate down. The clamshell design allows people to effortlessly scoop a portion of their favorite foods without dropping any. The tool works particularly well with messy dishes such as pasta and salads, as well as fruits and veggies.
Beauty and Bounty Ornament
Pewabic Pottery, Detroit, $26.00
As an ornament on a Christmas tree or a decorative addition year-round, this beautiful 3″ round porcelain piece is a great memento for anyone who lives in or has visited the Great Lakes State. It serves as a reminder to “Enjoy the Beauty & Bounty of Michigan.” Each ornament is hand-pressed.
Cinnamon Hollyberry Jar Candle
Nature Unrefined, Jerome, $8.00
Poured in small batches to ensure freshness, these candles have long-lasting fragrance, and a simple look that is suited to any environment. They make a fantastic gift for teachers, colleagues, or hosts and come in a wide range of frangrance options. Cinnamon Hollyberry is our choice for this festive time of year.
Framed Nutcracker Trio
Motawi Tileworks, Ann Arbor, $356.00
Nutcrackers have become an integral part of the Christmas celebration in many homes. They are often passed down for generations. This little Nutcracker trio is well-suited to such a tradition. The craftsmanship of the tiles is balanced well by the beveled oak frame with its mitered corners and biscuit joints. The piece features one 4×8 Nutcracker tile in peppermint, one 4×8 Drummer tile in blue, and one 4×8 Bugler tile in green. The tiles are also available for sale separately.
Model T Ornament
The Henry Ford, Dearborn, $16.00
Ford’s Model T is one of the most distinguished vehicles in American automobile history. It was favored so much that it has been featured on Christmas cards almost as early as when the car hit the road. Made by the artisans in the Greenfield Village pottery shop, this ornament makes an adorable and nostalgic addition to any tree.
Pine Tree Farm Candle
Horse Creek Candles, Jackson, $11.49
Michigan is dotted with Christmas tree farms across the state. That scent of fresh pine is a warm and wonderful addition to any home. These candles are made of 100% soy with eco-friendly wicks and Cerrtified Grade A oils to create a safe and strong, longer lasting scent. Accent an articifical tree with the smell of real pine in your house, or give them as a gift. A multitude of other colors and fragrances are also available.
Truck and Tree Ornament
Michigan In Metal, Beulah, $10.99
A simple red truck hauling a big green tree is an ornament that almost seems to be of another time. What a great gift to give to a family member that used to help you pick out your tree when you were a kid. Each ornament is powder-coated in metallic red and metallic green, with a baked on clear coat to last a lifetime.
Twisted Leaf Ornament
Epiphany Glass Studio, Pontiac, $35.00
These one-of-a-kind glass ornaments make truly special keepsakes to be handed down for generations. Each piece is made from hand-blown glass. Color options include Amethyst, Caribbean Blue, Cranberry, Emerald Green, Lemon, Lime, Royal Blue, Tangerine, Vermilion, and Violet.
Hastings Pewter Company, Hastings, $9.00
Christmas is a magical time that is enchanting to kids. What sums that feeling up more than a unicorn? Great stocking stuffer for a wee one to use to help decorate the tree. It is artfully crafted with lead-free fine pewter, and measures approximately 2.5″ tall x 2.75″ wide. Comes with your choice of red, green, black or white satin ribbon for the top.
Great Lakes Bracelet
HOMES Bracelets, Traverse City, $58.00
The center bead of this bracelet contains stones from all five of the Great Lakes. The recycled glass beads surrounding the HOMES center bead are tumbled to recreate a “beach glass” look. Now your loved one can carry a tiny piece of Michigan wherever they go. As an added bonus, each order you place helps plant a tree in the USA.
Lake Bubble Ring
Becky Thatcher Designs, Glen Arbor, $75.00
With five stores in Northern Michigan, it is no surprise that the Great Lakes are reflected in many of the pieces at Becky Thatcher Designs. In fact lake bubbles inspired an entire collection, inlcuding this stunning silver ring. If she has fashion flair and loves the lakes, this is perfect for her.
Silver Loon Jewelers, White Lake, $179.95
Few images evoke the mysteries and wonder of the great lakes like lighthouses. Inspired by the Little Sable and Frankfort Lighthouses on Lake Michigan, this stunning handcrafted lighthouse necklace features beautiful London Blue Agate, surrounded and accented by premium .935 Sterling Silver. It includes an 18-inch black leather cord with metal lobster clasp, and comes gift boxed ready for giving.
Men’s Graffiti Dog Tag
Rebel Nell, Detroit, $60.00
This is an incredibly cool idea for jewelry that not only makes a stylish gift, but starts conversations. Rebel Nell was created for the sole purpose of employing, educating and empowering disadvantaged women in Detroit. Each product is created by repurposing graffiti that has fallen off of walls, so no two are alike. These urban-inspired dog tags are a trendy take on a well-known men’s accessory.
Monarch Migration Pendant
Beth Millner Jewelry, Marquette, $125.00
Did you know that every fall, thousands of monarchs migrate from Michigan to Mexico? They travel over 3,000 miles on those paper thin wings, so the least they deserve is to be honored by a beautiful piece of jewelry. They also play a vital role in our ecosystem, and are especially critical to the food supply. Feel good making this purchase because a portion of the proceeds from each pendant sale benefits the The Moosewood Nature Center in Marquette, and its effort to protect these valuable, whimsical creatures.
Silver Pinecone Michigan Bracelet
My Captured Journey, Traverse City, $43.00
Expandable bracelets are the perfect solution when you want to surprise her with a bracelet and don’t know her size. By design, these are made to spring open to fit over the hand, then springs back to fit great around the wrist. The unique design features sand from all 5 Great Lakes embedded right into the Michigan cutout. It is made of Stainless Steel so it’s hypoallergenic.
Silver Shine Jewelry Design Set
Hoola Jewelry, Chelsea, 49.99
This unique, Chelsea-based concept, gives users the ability to design their own versatile looks with kits of different jewelry elements. You are giving both the gift of beautiful jewelry and of a creative outlet with each little box. This best selling kit includes enough pieces to mathematically create over 300 different earring designs!
Wrap Michigan Bracelet
My Secret Stash, Traverse City, $29.50
Whether a resident of Michigan or just a fan, help her relive her experiences with this beautifully crafted Michigan bangle. Made of high quality stainless steel, it will not rust or tarnish. It can be worn alone or layered with other bangles for a fun, chic look.
Michigan Gift Baskets
3-Month Mitten Crate Subscription
Mitten Crate, Royal Oak, $99.00
A gift from Mitten Crate is full of locally-produced surprises. The collection of Michigan-made items varies each month, but always includes a carefully curated selection of delicious foods, crafted in small batches by independent food producers from around the state. You can send one crate or a 3-month subscription to continue to delight your loved ones as the winter months start to take their toll.
Bi-Peninsular Bites Gift Box
Michigan Awesome, Grand Rapids, $58.00
This collection is perfect for snacking at a holiday party, or a great way to say thank you to family or friends. The?Bi-Peninsular Bites?Gift Box features Classic Granola, Dried Cherries, Dark Chocolate Cherries, Milk Chocolate Blueberries, Dark Chocolate Toffee and Cherry Berry Nut Mix. All products are made with pride in Michigan.
Cherry Friendship Box
Benjamin Twiggs, Traverse City, $24.50
Michigan is the most cherryriffic state in the nation and the fine folks at Benjamin Twiggs have been helping ensure that since 1966. This sweet set includes Cherry Jam, Cherry Festival Preserves, Dried Cherries, and Chocolate Covered Dried Cherries.
Cutting Board Gift Set
Heart of Michigan, Howell, $49.95
Not only is this collection filled with delectable Michigan flavors, it is a gift that keeps on giving well after all has been consumed. They take one medium-sized Michigan Maple cutting board, and package it with one Win Schuler’s Party Mix, one Williams Sharp Cheddar Cheese, and one Michigan Brand Hickory Sausage. It will arrived shrink-wrapped with a bow, and a gift note.
Fillable Michigan Crate
Gift Baskets From Michigan LLC, White Pigeon, $24.00
There are a lot of spectacular gift box and basket collections out there, but in some cases, you want to choose your own combination because only you know what your intended recipient truly loves. Anticipating that need (and in response to customer requests) Gift Baskets From Michigan has these unique crates available for purchase. Each measures approximately 10.5? in length, 6? wide, and 9? tall, and is made in their wood shop in White Pigeon.
Indian Village Collection Tub
Detroit Basket Company, Plymouth, $149.99
This collection is ideal for the Detroiter who has moved away. It contains an Iconic Detroit ceramic coaster, Green Daffodil pump hand soap,”Cheers to Detroit” pint or stemless wine glass, Mel’s Toffee , Gus & Grey Jam, Michi-Gummies Candy, Sanders Dark or Milk Chocolate Sea Salt Caramels Mini Bites, Vernors, Faygo, Germack Peanuts, Firebrand Candle, and a fun Detroit postcard. Each tub is hot-wrapped with a signature bow, and includes a personalized greeting card.
Old Mission Wine & Cheese Crate
Michigan Farm Market, Ellsworth, $85.99
Old Mission Peninsula grows excellent Riesling. This medium dry has bright peach and apricot flavors to balance the ripe acidity. All of the sugar is naturally produced by the grapevine. The result is a full wine with bold acidity and strong fruit qualities. Your gift for someone 21 over over included two bottles Left Foot Charley Riesling, Rocky Top Farms Cherry Butter, Sleeping Bear Farms Cherry Honey Mustard, Williams Cheese, sausage from Troll Smokehouse, and MFM Gourmet Crackers.
Pancake Breakfast Box
American Spoon, Petoskey, $55.00
American Spoon is known across the country for its gourmet products so it’s an excellent choice to send to impress a client, or for that foodie on your list. There are several collections, or even individual jars from which to choose, but you can’t go wrong with cozy breakfast fixings during a cold winter. The set includes: Wheat & Malt Pancake Mix, Maple Syrup, Fruit Perfect Blueberries and Sour Cherries.
Michigan Awesome, Grand Rapids, $32.00
These steins are handmade in Michigan with stoneware clay and hold roughly 18-20 fluid ounces. Consider pairing one with a 6-pack of Michigan craft beer or a bag of locally roasted coffee, for that person who needs an extra large jolt in the morning. We’re happy to say they are both dishwasher and microwave safe.
Livnfresh, Gaylord, $24.99
The world needs a little more love these days. These adorable Houndstooth hats convey that message, as well as Michigan pride. A Velcro back allows for easy size adjustment. They are available in charcoal grey, black/houndstooth, and navy/white patterns.
Map of Michigan Pendant
The Map Lady, Lansing, $15.00
Lots of necklaces include a cutout of the upper, lower, or both peninsulasa, but this is a much less common way of showing off state pride. A vintage Michigan map is encased in a silver tone pendant with aglass dome to give the map a 3D effect. Classic in look, it’s a fun choice for a variety of ages.
SewFunInMichigan, Lansing, $30.00
The neutral tones of this pillow make it suitable for a lot of settings, yet the applique of Michigan, which is made of a beautiful fabric patterned after the Petoskey stone, gives it a particularly special appeal. It’s made from 100% cotton fabrics. The flecked natural color fabric is a very sturdy duck cloth which will soften with time. It has a zipper in the back to allow access to the filling.
Pride in Michigan Sign
Iconic Detroit, Royal Oak, $56.00
Completely handcrafted, these wooden signs feature rustic edging along with uniquely distressed stain and paint. Thick twine hangers make for a stylish finish that will look great hanging on a wall or sitting on a mantel. Each piece may vary slightly, but measures roughly 16″x16″x1″.
SISU Strong Sticker
U.P. Supply Co., Marquette, $5.00
On June 17th, a historic weather event caused extensive damage in areas of Michigan?s Keweenaw Peninsula. Several roads, businesses, and homes were lost or damaged. 100% of the proceeds from this Copper Country Flood Relief sticker will be donated to the Portage Health Foundation for humanitarian relief and recovery efforts within the Houghton County Community. It’s an easy way to help and also let your loved ones show of their Yooper pride.
State Parks Hoodie
Peninsulas, Berkely, $65.00
Most of our favorite activities are featured on this soft, cozy hoodie in the same modern graphic icons you?d find on signage throughout our state park system. It’s as casual and comfortable as a visit to a park, and will be adored by the outdoor aficianados in your life. Best yet, 10% of the revenue on this, and all DNR-licensed items, goes to support Michigan State Parks.
Unisex MI Roots Hoodie
My Michigan Roots, Traverse City, $40.00
This clever design is an ideal gift for a proud Michigan native who may be living elsewhere at the moment. These unisex hoodies are sure to be conversation starters and a unique way to show off their MI pride. They are available in marron and navy, in a wide range of sizes.
All Ready Leash
Ready Industries, LLC, Northville, $19.99
The All Ready Leash is a clever collar and leash combination. Because of the unique design, it transforms from a low-profile and fashionable dog collar, to a fully functional leash in just seconds. It’s a perfect tool for dog owners that need the convenience of a slip collar for training, but want the option of having a non-slip collar as well. It comes in small, medium, and large sizes in a wide range of colors.
Christmas Joy Cat Stick
K Grant Designs, Grand Rapids, $6.50
Your cat is going to love these extra long, extra durable sticks of joy. Each adorable stick is filled with enough super potent cat nip to knock their socks off. The exterior wrap is made from high quality designer fabric so they are as durable as they are cute.
Glass Cat Ornaments
RMCreations, Gregory, $24.00
Honor your favorite kitty by adding one of these to your Christmas Tree or gifting it to a cat-lover. The opaque art glass colors, paired with black and green eyes, create a unique apperance to this full body feline. Each Cat is handmade, including selecting and placing each piece used for the ears and nose. If there is also a pooch in the family, this company makes adorable paws ornaments too.
Gourmet Catnip Set
Skinny Petes Gourmet Catnip, Rochester, $15.99
Even a finicky cat will perk up with receipt of this 3-piece gourmet gift set. It is ideal for the feline connoisseur. The trio includes three tins of organic catnip. Each contains about .2 ounces of dried catnip, all home-grown.
Maya Cat Harness and Leash
Color Pet Products, Livonia, $19.95
Sometimes you want to keep track of your cat just like you would a dog, but a solution can be hard to find. The 100% cotton Maya cat harness is fully adjustable around the neck and the chest areas. It comes in one size, similar to a small dog harness, but can be custom made if you have an extra skinny or extra large cat. The matching leash is 5′ long.
Peanut Butter Dog Treats
Hunters Healthy Treats, Livonia, $7.49
These Peanut butter treats taste just like a peanut butter cookie that any other member of the family might enjoy. The ingredients are all beneficial for your pet with a flavor they will love. They are all natural with no artificial preservatives added so you can feel good about giving this treat to your dog on a daily basis.
Sweet Potato Treats
Dog Gone Delicious Dog Treats, Davisburg, $5.00
These doggie treats are low fat and a great source of Vitamin A.?The ingredients include: wheat flour, sweet potato, and egg. They are packaged in an 8-ounce resealable bag for your convenience, and no refrigeration is necessary. They are not only tasty, but crunchy, and promote good dental health.
Ardwin Products, LLC, Royal Oak, $19.99
Unbreakoball is made to withstand anything and everything a pet can dish out. It is a virtually indestructable toy. Dogs will go crazy trying to master this ball, which is 6 inches in diameter (about 3 times the size of a baseball). For an added kick, place some of their favorite treats inside and watch them go to town! It is also available in a 10-inch diameter (basketball-sized) for the really big pup.
BDQ Barbecue Gift Pack
Loose Change Foods, Troy, $23.99
If you’ve got a grillmaster on your list, he or she will love this collection. It includes a 16-oz bottle of Original BDQ Sauce, a 16-oz bottle of Slow Kick, and a jar of BDQ Rub, which can’t even be bought in stores yet. Tell them to fire up the grill and get the party started.
Bleaf Saffron Pear Chutney
M & R Ventures, Troy, $6.00
Even the most discernable foodie on your list probably hasn’t tasted anything like this before. The Saffron Pear is unlike other sweet Chutneys. Exotic Saffron, combined with a sweet combination of Pears, Apples, and Raisins, along with a touch of Chili powder, all come together to create a versatile taste sensation. It wil be a great accompaniment for their next cheese board, a unique marinade for theirr favorite protein, or a delicious treat to savor straight from the jar.
Crunchy Roasted Lentils
Simple Supple Foods, Birmingham, $19.96
Convert the health nut on your list to a lentil-lover. These crunchy, nutritious treats are an excellent addition to salads and dips, or simply as a snack right out of the bag. Gift a selection of all four flavors: Au Natural, Standard, Mediterreanean, and Actually Spicy, and let your loved ones determine their favorite.
Hot Darn Gourmet Jerky
Paul’s Gourmet Jerky, Kent City, $6.00
This gourmet jerky is hickory-smoked the old fashioned way and handmade from start to finish from the finest cuts of meat. The Hot Darn variety is the spiciest with a heat factor of 7 on a scale of 1-10. If that’s a little too spicy for your loved one, you’ll also find Sweet and Spicy, Peppered, or Honey BBQ.
Motor City Hot Sauce Truck
Scotty OHotty, Dearborn, $54.99
Drive a loved one crazy with this incredibly hot gift set. They will receive all six of these award-winning sauces: Beer Bacon Chipotle, Roasted Pepper, Premium Habenero, Ghost Sauce, Beer Bacon Chipotle Scorpion, and the deadly Reaper de Muerte. It all comes in this cool and functional Michigan-made delivery truck.
Salsa Sampling Kit
Little Diablo Salsa, Brighton, $38.00
Families will love getting this box. Made with only the freshest ingredients, these salsas are chemical-free, preservative-free, and gluten-free, with no additional sugars or thickeners. Select five flavors and they will ship along with a salsa dish in a branded gift box. Choose from: Original Mild, Mild Garlic, Mild Artichoke, Medium, Medium Chipotle, Double Diablo Hot, or Seared Pineapple and Ginger.
Salty Variety Pack
Food Geek Foods, Detroit, $15.00
Once upon a time, the only salt you found in American kitchens was good old fashioned table salt, but that has begun to change. Nowadays people love using, sharing and giving their favorite salt blends. One cool way to introduce a friend or family member to this trend is to send a set for flavor comparisions. This one features: Original Unboring Salt, Power Lifter Bold Course Salt, Tickled Pink Himalayan Salt, Fixer Upper Salt-Free Blend, and Sweet Sass Sugar Blend.
Spice Blend Box
Fessler’s Sauces, Brighton, $24.00
This flavorful bundle of goodness will be a welcome gift to any household chef. It includes all four of Fessler’s handcrafted spice blends: Baja, Oriental, Caf? and Classic BBQ rub.
Assorted Protein Cookies
Clara Cookies, Rockford, $24.00
This is a gift that is not only good for them, but does some good. 100% of all profits are donated to Team Orphans, where the money is used as adoption grants for children with special needs. Clara Cookies are large individually-wrapped, gluten-free protein cookies that can be used for training, a tasty meal replacement or a snack. Choose a dozen of the flavor of your choice, or get a combo pack, which includes: 3 Peanut butter, 3 Coconut, 2 Dark Chocolate, 2 Lemon Poppy Seed, and 2 Orange Cranberry.
Chocolate Toffee Mason Jar
Dave’s Sweet Tooth Toffee, Harrison Township, $22.99
Dave’s Sweet Tooth Toffe has grown to receive national attention. Why not give the flavor that started it all? It’s a light, buttery, almond toffee, layered between a perfectly balanced coating of rich milk chocolate and crushed almonds. Dave?s original milk chocolate almond toffee is the perfect treat for teachers, dads, grandparents, or anybody on your list with a sweet tooth like Dave’s.
Dessert Topping Duo
Sanders, Clinton Township, $9.99
Almost anyone who has ever had one of these delectable toppings poured over ice cream, cream puffs, or cake, has craved it again. Satisfy their desires and let the fine folks at Sanders even do the gift wrapping for you. The set contains 10oz jars of Caramel and Milk Chocolate Hot Fudge Topping.
Mackinac Fudge Slices
The Original Murdicks Fudge, Mackinac Island, $29.98
Fudge is such a significant component of Northern Mackinac history that tourists are often referred to as Fudgies. Summer may fade, but the longinng for fudge does not. Fill a box with three scrumptious slices. Choose any combination from among these 12 delicious flavors: Butter Pecan, Chocolate, Chocolate Mint, Chocolate Peanut Butter, Chocolate Walnut, Double Chocolate Dark, Double Chocolate Caramel Sea Salt, Holiday Cranberry, Michigan Maple Walnut, Peanut Butter, Pumpkin Spice, Turtle, Vanilla Chocolate Chip, or White Chocolate Candy Cane.
Shurms Candy, Oakland Township, $24.99
From its shape like the peninsulas of our Great Lakes State to the wonderful flavors that add to its character, Shurms Candy will have your loved ones reminiscing in no time. The world famous flavors of Michigan abound like: cherries, raspberries, apples, grapes, strawberries and watermelon. This 5-lb assortment of gummies may just need to be served at a party in your own home.
Nut Brittle Holiday Trio
Grannys Confections, Howell, $39.99
Made from a secret recipe handed down from a grandma to her grandson, imagine their delight when they open up this scrumptious trio. The set contains one pound each of Grannys Handmade Peanut Brittle, Pecan Brittle, and Cashew Brittle. It comes packaged in a festive white holiday box with a red bow on it. This delicious brittle starts off crunchy with a satisfying melt in your mouth finish, and may just be the best they’ve ever tasted..
Orchard Collection Truffles
Grocer’s Daughter Chocolate, Empire, $10.00
For sheer gift-giving decadence, you cannot beat truffles. Taking advantage of the fruit growers that surround them, the gourmet trufflists at Grocer’s Daughter off up for your consideration this 4-piece collection with Blueberry, Cherry, Apricot, and Pear Ginger. The flavors alone can make a mouth water.
Kilwins, Petoskey, 15.99
There are so many incredibly delectable options available from Kilwins that it is almost impossible to choose, but this 8-oz package of a Kilwins classic makes an ideal stocking stuffer. It also happens to be a top seller. Think fresh pecans, copper-kettle hand-dropped caramel, and velvety Kilwins milk chocolate. Obviously, it is also available in larger quantities when you want to stuff more than just a stocking with chocolatey goodness.
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