Pure Michigan Offers the Perfect Gift this Holiday Season

Release Date: 
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Michelle Grinnell

LANSING, Mich. – As the holiday shopping season gets underway, Pure Michigan is helping shoppers answer the question: What do you get the person who has everything? From the gift of travel to unique merchandise, opportunities for the perfect gift are a simple click away at puremichiganstore.org. 

“The memories made exploring and enjoying the state of Michigan are a gift that can last forever,” said Dave Lorenz, Vice President of Travel Michigan, part of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. “Those shopping for loved ones can find inspiring travel ideas, great deals and packages and of course merchandise to show off that Pure Michigan pride, all by visiting michigan.org.”  

This year the online store will be offering 10 percent off all purchases made on Black Friday through Cyber Monday. This includes apparel, home décor and gifts. The 2017 Pure Michigan calendar or a deck of euchre cards make perfect stocking stuffers and items including Michigan-made lake signs, tote bags, Tervis tumblers and wine glasses showcase a love of Michigan. Gift cards are also available. 

New items to be featured on the online store in time for Christmas include Stormy Kromers and artwork from Sporck Tileart. Stormy Kromer is a proud Michigan company based out of Ironwood, Mich. The roots of the company date back to 1903. Each classic Stormy Kromer cap is hand-stitched with quality wool and is built to last for years. The tiles from Sporck Tileart are made by ceramic artist Leif Sporck in his Leelanau County, Michigan studio and these designs are exclusive to the Pure Michigan online store.  

“We are proud to support Michigan companies and local artisans on the Pure Michigan store and all of the items available on our online store are made here in the USA,” Lorenz said.  

Looking to forgo the giftwrap and instead offer up a Michigan getaway during the gift exchange? The Deals & Packages page on michigan.org offers up unique travel promotions, perfect for the travel enthusiast on your shopping list. Shoppers will find everything from spa weekend getaways, ski & stay lodging specials, family fun getaways and romantic couple’s packages from all across the state. Additional inspiration can be found in the 2016 Pure Michigan Travel Guides, which also make a fun, free stocking stuffer for the avid traveler.  

Datapak Services, based in Howell, is the official partner for the Pure Michigan online store, fulfilling retail and wholesale orders of Pure Michigan merchandise. Datapak is a leading order management, order fulfillment, ecommerce website development and marketing services company. We’re a trusted partner for companies of all sizes – from startup, emerging companies to some of the world’s most recognized consumer brands.  

Pure Michigan is a brand representing business, talent and tourism initiatives across Michigan. These efforts are driven by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, which serves as the state’s marketing arm and lead advocate for business growth, jobs and opportunity with a focus on helping grow Michigan’s economy.  

For more on the MEDC and its initiatives, visit: michiganbusiness.org. For Michigan travel news, updates and information, visit michigan.org.