Looking for the perfect holiday gift with a Great Lakes state touch? Finding the perfect Michigan-made gem is a battle within itself. To help with some of your gift decision making, guest blogger Hailey Anderson from the MEDC, has compiled a list of some of the most novel items on the Michigan market as well as the benefits of buying local.
There are a number of reasons to consider Michigan-made products when holiday shopping this season, but here are just four specific appeals:
1. 2017 Pure Michigan Calendar – $14.95
The official 2017 Pure Michigan calendar highlights 12 professionally photographed landscapes and landmarks from all across Michigan. Among these “bucket list” locations are Tahquamenon Falls during a winter freeze, Comerica Park during a spring afternoon and Highway M-41 as fall’s colors blanket our state. If you spend more than $100 on the Pure Michigan store, you’ll get a 2017 calendar FREE!
2. Pure Michigan Seasonal Mouse Pad – $9.95 (each)
Pure Michigan mouse pads make a perfect gift for those who might be stuck in the office but are dreaming of the outdoors. Each mouse pad features a beautiful photographic representation of one of our state’s four seasons and measures approximately 8.5″W x 7.5″H
3. Pure Michigan Cutting Board (small) – $39.95
Constructed with alternating strips of cherry and maple wood, this small cutting board is as beautiful as it is practical. In addition to the board’s stunning construction, a burned-in map of Michigan and the “Pure Michigan” logo add delicate yet artistic accents. Larger cutting boards also available.
4. Pure Michigan Lake Signs – $39.95
In a perfect world, every meeting would be held around a campfire. This beautiful lake sign measures approx. 24″ x 7″ and would serve as a great reminder of all campfire memories. Why we love this Pure Michigan Lake Effect sign: Some of our favorite memories have been made around a campfire. Graham crackers, chocolate and marshmallows sold separately! Check out all of the Pure Michigan lake signs to decorate your home or lake house.
5. Lightweight Unisex Tri-blend Hoodie – $49.95
Looking to show off your Pure Michigan pride while working out or during a cool evening? This hoodie isfor you. With it’s ultra soft and ultra comfy feel, you’ll be feeling great while looking even better. A perfect gift for the training athlete in your family!
6. Pure Michigan Stormy Kromer Cap - $54.95
It all started in 1903, when George “Stormy” Kromer asked his wife, Ida, to stitch him a cap that could withstand high winds and freezing temperatures. Fast forward over 100 years, and the story of Stormy Kromer lives on as one of the Midwest’s most iconic brands. A longstanding passion for American-made quality and tradition has continued Stormy Kromer’s appeal to new generations of customers. If you aren’t already a fan of Stormy Kromer, we are confident that you will love the quality, attention to detail and traditions they offer in every one of their products.
7. Pure Michigan Tervis Tumblers (set of four) – $59.95
It’s easy to show off your love for the Great Lakes state with these Pure Michigan Tervis Tumblers. Tervis 12 oz tumblers are the perfect size for casual use in and around the home. The unique blue patch adds the right touch of Pure Michigan pride while maintaining that classic Tervis look. This set of four doesn’t include lids.
8. Tri-fold Pure Michigan Wood Picture Frame – $79.95
Constructed from alternating stip of cedar and featuring durabale hinges, this picture frame promises to become the focal point of any room you put it in. What better way to show off your favorite photos and memories than with a subtle reminder of where it all happened.
Be sure to check out the Pure Michigan store for more great ideas!