Pure Michigan Holiday Gift Guide Encourages Shop Local, Gift of Travel Opportunities this Season

Thursday, December 2, 2021

There’s still time to support local businesses and get the perfect Michigan-inspired gift for everyone on your list


LANSING, Mich. – The holiday shopping countdown has begun, and Pure Michigan is again encouraging shoppers to consider giving Michigan-made products, supporting local retailers and restaurants, or presenting the perfect Michigan getaway as a special holiday gift this year.

“The memories made exploring and enjoying the state of Michigan are gifts that last forever, and there are plenty of Michigan-made or Michigan-inspired gifts that are perfect for everyone on your list,” said Dave Lorenz, Vice President of Travel Michigan, part of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. “By visiting michigan.org, you will find inspiring travel ideas, great deals and packages, and Michigan-themed merchandise ranging from cozy winter accessories to games that are fun for the whole family.”

From fun and unique stocking stuffers to the perfect present, Pure Michigan’s “Michigan-Inspired Gift Guide” has something for everyone, while allowing shoppers to support Michigan’s small businesses. The guide showcases a wide variety of Michigan-inspired products, including apparel and accessories by Detroit vs. Everybody, mittens featuring maps of each peninsula made by Michigan Mittens, and the iconic Stormy Kromer line of caps, apparel, accessories, and more. Edible gifts are always a hit, whether it’s sweet treats from Sanders or Shurms Candy, snacks, salsas, and cherries in every imaginable form from Cherry Republic, or beer, wine, and spirits from breweries, wineries, and distilleries around the state.

The Pure Michigan online store features merchandise from the Mitten State, including apparel, accessories, homeware and gifts. The Pure Michigan Tervis Tumbler or a Pure Michigan cap make perfect stocking stuffers and items including the fleece hoodie, tote bag, and stemless wine glasses showcase a love of Michigan. The new 2022 Pure Michigan calendar featuring stunning Michigan photography is also available.

For shoppers looking to forgo the giftwrap and instead give a Michigan getaway as a unique holiday present, the Deals & Packages page on michigan.org offers up unique travel promotions, perfect for the travel enthusiast on your shopping list. Information is available on everything from spa weekend getaways, ski and stay lodging specials, family fun getaways to romantic couple’s packages from all across the state. Also on michigan.org, shoppers can find information on Michigan’s indoor water parks, winter weekend getaways, itineraries and things to do, and more.

Pure Michigan and the MEDC continue to remind Michiganders of the importance of supporting local businesses during the holidays and throughout the winter season. The Support Local landing page at michigan.org/supportlocal offers resources that help residents shop and eat local, including links to vibrant downtowns that are filled with local shops specializing in décor, fashion, pet toys, hardware and more. Around Michigan, independent bookstores overflow with page-turning stories and gifts. To refuel, shoppers can pick up a sweet treat like Michigan-made fudge or visit one of Michigan’s coffee shops and get a bag of beans to brew at home. From a gift card to local restaurants to shopping, the possibilities are endless.

“Gift certificates to a favorite local restaurant are always a welcome and thoughtful present, especially during the busy holiday season when carryout can be a much-appreciated, easy meal solution,” Lorenz said. “By shopping local, we can help Michigan workers, businesses, and communities thrive this season and beyond.”

About Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC)

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