Spring into Warm Weather with Items from the Pure Michigan Store (Plus a Giveaway!)

Spring-like weather has made its return, and it’s only a matter of time before summer will officially be here. Make sure you have the essentials ready for outdoor activities and entertainment this spring!

From outdoor accessories to home goods, the Pure Michigan Store offers a variety of items to help prepare you and your home for warmer weather. Here are just some of our favorites (Read below to learn how you can win a few of them on Twitter!)

Pure Michigan Wine Glasses: Celebrate more than 100 Michigan wineries nestled among 15,000 acres of scenic vineyards with this set of Pure Michigan Wine Glasses.

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Pure Michigan Cheese Board: Your Michigan-made cheese has never looked or tasted better once it is displayed on this custom Michigan-shaped cheese board. The Upper Peninsula makes the perfect spot to rest your favorite cheese knife on (knife & cheese not included).

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Ladies Baby Rib Long Sleeve Hoodie: This form-fitting Women’s Baby Rib Long-Sleeve Hoodie not only looks great, but it will keep you warm and cozy during any Michigan season. Perfect for sitting around a spring campfire! PM_114PH_L Pure Michigan Fun Bucket with Shovel: When you have as much shoreline as we do in the Great Lakes State, this uniquely designed Pure Michigan Fun Bucket with Shovel comes in quite handy. Makes an excellent sand castle mold.

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Pure Michigan Navy Hat: Show your Michigan pride everywhere you go with this this great-looking Pure Michigan Baseball Cap.PM_114PE_L

Pure Michigan Custom Pewter Keyfob: This Pure Michigan custom pewter key fob features a die-cut silhouette of Michigan’s Upper and Lower Peninsulas.PM_115EE_S

Insulated Straw Tumbler: Easily take your favorite beverage with you without worry of spillage with this Pure Michigan 16-oz. insulated straw tumbler.PM_114RC_S

Pure Michigan Garden Flag: This Pure Michigan garden flag features a stunning image of Miners Castle along Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.PM_114RE_L

Pure Michigan Custom Pine Wood Tote Basket: This Pure Michigan custom white pine wood tote basket is perfect for holding homemade goodies, jams, soaps, magazines, or anything else you can think of. Makes a great gift.PM_115EF_L

Pure Michigan Leather Wine Log: Michigan truly is wine country. Whether you are a wine connoisseur or someone who enjoys a fine wine, this Pure Michigan leather wine log is for those who enjoy the finer tastes of life!PM_115FR_L

Pure Michigan Acrylic Keyfob: This rectangular Pure Michigan acrylic key chain features a stunning picture of the Grand Sable Dunes along Lake Superior at the eastern end of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.PM_114R9_S

Which item from the Pure Michigan store is perfect for your springtime needs? 

PM_Twitter2[1][2]GIVEAWAY: We recently hit 100,000 followers on our @PureMichigan Twitter handle! As a thank you to our wonderful fans, we’ll be giving away a few Pure Michigan store items via Twitter on Wednesday, April 30th, 2014. 

Followers of @PureMichigan on Twitter will have the chance to win prizes from the Pure Michigan store every hour between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. this Wednesday, April 30th.

To be eligible to win, simply tweet your favorite thing about spring in Michigan to @PureMichigan on Wednesday. Pure Michigan will then choose one winner at random each hour to win prizes from the Pure Michigan store in the following order:

11:00 a.m. – Pure Michigan Insulated Straw Tumbler and Pure Michigan Pewter Keyfob (see photos above)

12:00 p.m. – Pure Michigan Insulated Straw Tumbler and Pure Michigan Pewter Keyfob

1:00 p.m. – Pure Michigan Insulated Straw Tumbler and Pure Michigan Acrylic Keyfob (see photo above)

2:00 p.m. – Pure Michigan Insulated Straw Tumbler and Pure Michigan Acrylic Keyfob

Winners will be contacted through Twitter with details on obtaining their prize. Tweets must include the hashtag #puremichigan100K and entrants must follow Pure Michigan on Twitter.

* *Disclaimer: Users can only enter the Twitter contest once and those who make multiple accounts in order to enter more than once will be ineligible to win. Those who post the same tweet repeatedly or violate any of the other Twitter Rules will also be ineligible.

Sneak Peek at the 2014 Pure Michigan Calendar

The 2014 Pure Michigan Calendar is now available to order in the Pure Michigan Store. Here’s a sneak peek at each month’s photo – including locations. Be sure to order yours today!

Which month’s photo is your favorite? Share with us in the comments section below.

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Grand Sable Dunes, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Photograph courtesy of John McCormick.

January:January

New Presque Isle LighthousePhotograph courtesy of John McCormick.

February:February

Lake Huron at Pointe Aux BarquesPhotograph courtesy of John McCormick.

March:March

The Michigan Labor Legacy Monument in DetroitPhotograph courtesy of Michael Lax.

April:April

Mackinac Island. Photograph courtesy of John McCormick.

May:May

Grand Rapids. Photograph courtesy of Experience Grand Rapids.

June:June

Sleeping Bear Dunes National LakeshorePhotograph courtesy of John McCormick.

July:July

Pictured Rocks National LakeshorePhotograph courtesy of John McCormick.

August:August

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Photograph courtesy of John McCormick.

September:September

Marquette Harbor. Photograph courtesy of John McCormick.

October:October

Photograph courtesy of Kevin Frisch, Fusion Media Strategies, at Greywalls Golf Course, Marquette Golf Club

November:November

Bond Falls. Photograph courtesy of John McCormick.

December:December

The Menominee RiverPhotograph courtesy of Jerry Harpt.

See the 2014 Pure Michigan Calendar in the Pure Michigan Store.

Holiday Gifts in the Pure Michigan Store

Still need to cross those last few items off your holiday shopping list? Visit the Pure Michigan online store for ideas! From outerwear to home goods and collectibles, there are a number of options for the Michigan-lovers in your life. Below are just a few of our favorites that are available now.

For more options – including hot holiday deals on select items – visit www.puremichiganstore.org. And be sure to place your order by tomorrow, December 18th, to ensure arrival by December 25th!

Pure Michigan 2013 Calendar:

With stunning photography of some of our state’s most beautiful destinations, the Pure Michigan calendar is sure to keep you inspired throughout the year. See all photos from the 2013 calendar here.

Women’s French Terry Raglan Sweatshirt:

The Pure Michigan French Terry Raglan Sweatshirt is simple and classic enough to carry you through the seasons.

Youth Mitten Tee:

Mapping is easy when you start with Pure Michigan! This fun tee comes in youth sizes 8, 10 and 12.

Stemless Red Wine Glasses:

Toast the beauty of Pure Michigan with the hostess in your life. These stemless wine glasses are sold in packs of two and available for white wine as well.

Cherry of My Eye Crate:

This crate features four top-selling cherry products from the world’s cherry capitol! Apple and blueberry crates are also available.

Which item from the Pure Michigan Store is your favorite? Share with us below!