12 Shops That Have Great Gifts For The Holidays

With the month of December finally upon us, gift buying season is in full swing! When looking for the perfect gift for those special people in your life, be sure to first consider your local shopping options. Our guest blogger, Mackenzie Landman showcases 12 stores that have just what you’re looking for!

#1 Michigan Rag

Who doesn’t love being cozy during the chilliest time of year? Michigan Rag has you covered, with deals on festive crewneck fleeces, and countless assorted prints and patterns. They make shopping for the whole family a breeze! If you can’t make the trip downtown you can always purchase from them through their site marushka.com

Michigan Rag Co. - Grand Haven, Michigan

#2 Lee & Birch

A fashionable store in the middle of the Washington Ave strip, Lee & Birch offers Grand Haven and Spring Lake themed jewelry items that make wonderful gifts for friends far away. Think of it as a way for them to keep a little piece of you close to their heart!

Lee & Birch - Grand Haven, MI

#3 Grand Finale Desserts & Pastries

With sweet treats available at Coffee Grounds, Fortino’s, and other local businesses, dessert chef Justin Raha’s business Grand Finale Desserts & Pastries offers everything from cakes to croissants. With the added bonus that if you call ahead for any of his candies, sweets, muffins, pastries, and cheesecakes they can be shipped nationwide!

Grand Finale Desserts - Grand Haven, MI

#4 Buffalo Bob’s

This trendy skate and clothing shop has all of your snowboarding, skateboarding, and fashion gifts accounted for. They also sell delicious M Salt seasoning, which makes a great rub for holiday meats and can also sit as a standard on your table year round. It makes a wonderful present for the chef in your family!

Buffalo Bob's - Grand Haven, MI

#5 Carlyn & Company

With quirky art and designs, Carlyn & Co. is your destination for Michigan coasters, Grand Haven holiday cards for distant friends and family. Also available are unique gifts for that hipster friend of yours who is looking for something out of the ordinary.

Carlyn & Company - Photo Courtesy of Carlyn & Company, Grand Haven, MI

#6 Baker’s Wife

Perhaps known best for their Bavarian pretzels, this local bakery offers treats that make fantastic take-alongs for any families that are roadtripping away for the holidays. Bring along some treats and enjoy the sugary snow that we will hopefully have outside!

Baker's Wife - Grand Haven, MI

#7 Fortino’s

A Grand Haven classic! Fortino’s is offering not only their original store and stock this season, but their holiday extension next door as well! With baskets full of goodies for friends and family of all ages, what better way to wrap up the holidays?

Fortino's - Grand Haven, MI

#8 Booked For The Season

For the bookworm in your life, pop on over to this resale book shop. With great deals all around, take home a book with history. You can also bring your gently used books in for a little holiday store credit!

Booked For The Season - Grand Haven, MI

#9 Earth’s Edge

Planning a hiking trip? Does someone in your family have a hammock on their wishlist? Need a new pair of winter boots? Stop into Earth’s Edge for all your outerwear needs, or pick up a gift certificate for the adventurer you’re close to.

Earth's Edge - Grand Haven, MI

#10 Studio JSD

Looking for a fun way to plan some family bonding time? Set up an art class at Studio JSD and create something together! Learn how to craft metal, or just browse what they have available, let this studio make your holiday season artistic.

Studio JSD - Grand Haven, MI

#11 What A Gem

This local jewelry shop is home to popular jewelry brands including Pandora and Alex & Ani. They also have a unique selection of handmade Michigan and Grand Haven themed jewelry as well as affordable options for every budget!

What A Gem - Photo Courtesy of What A Gem, Grand Haven, MI

#12 MACkite 

Your one stop shop for toys and children’s gifts! You can’t go wrong stuffing their stockings with smiles with all the options available at this downtown toy and kite shop. Their toy shop is connected directly to the MACkite Surf Shop which offers awesome Michigan themed shirts, glasses, lanyards, and more.  

MACkite - Grand Haven, Michigan

Still Can’t Decide?

Then this combination of local items is the ticket for you! With goodies from Fortino’s, Blueberry Haven, and more your loved one’s will be falling in love with Grand Haven this season. Pick this package up at C2C Gallery in downtown Grand Haven or have them put one aside for you over the phone. Free shipping within the Tri-Cities (aka Grand Haven, Spring Lake, & Ferrysburg) or $18 shipping outside of the area.  

C2C Gallery - Photo Courtesy of C2C Gallery, Grand Haven, MI

With all of those options in mind, here’s to you and yours this holiday season. Spread the cheer, enjoy your time away from work or school, and be sure to buy locally!


Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset {Guest Blogger Bio} Mackenzie Landman

Mackenzie is a college student currently studying at Kalamazoo College.  She enjoys writing, One Direction, and spending time with her friends  and family. She was born and raised in Grand Haven.



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