Capital City Wishlist: 7 Unique Holiday Gift Ideas from Lansing

By Nokomis Clarey-Schultz

December 6, 2022

MICHIGAN—Finding the perfect gift for your favorite Michigander can be tough—we get it. So we’re here to help, with a series of gift guides designed to delight everyone on your list. These aren’t just any big box store suggestions. They’re all unique products made right here in Michigan…specifically, this guide is all about products made or sold in Lansing. Click here to find gift guides for makers and sellers in cities across the Mitten, like Traverse City, Kalamazoo, Detroit, Muskegon, Saginaw and Grand Rapids. And by supporting the locally owned businesses that sell them, they’re all gifts that’ll keep on giving.

Long Handle Dish Brush ($10 at Clean Refillery)

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Unlike standard plastic brushes, this beechwood brush offers an environmentally friendly, zero-waste option for doing the dishes—much like all the other products at Clean Refillery. 

Family Membership ($75 at Impression 5 Science Center) 

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This is the gift that just keeps on giving because it offers a whole year of family fun. Two adults and every kid in the household can use this pass to get in anytime they want all year long—as well as gain access to some exclusive night events and score some great deals at the gift shop. 

Clover Joy Candle ($22.22 at Clover Joy) 

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This candle smells like sweet clover and honey, and is made with real beeswax, which is said to represent “messages from the Divine.” It even comes with some beautiful turquoise crystals to align all the chakras, bring good luck and prosperity, and ward off negative energy in your life.

Beard Balm ($19 at The Beeswax Barrn) 

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Soften up beard hair with soothing shea butter and beeswax—great for the winter months. 

Roasted Nuts  ($13.95 from the Peanut Shop) 

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The Peanut Shop has been serving up the best roasted nuts in Lansing since 1937.

Mackinac Island Fudge Coffee ($14.99 at Horrocks Farm Market) 

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Horrocks is one of the most popular specialty grocery stores in Michigan, and for good reason. You could spend hours there strolling through thousands of unique food items—like this specialty coffee blend that’s sure to bring back warmer memories of Mackinac Island.

All for MI Gift Basket ($68 at Old Town General Store) 

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Got an out-of-state friend? Give them a taste of Michigan, all packaged up in one basket—featuring Great Lakes potato chips, American Gourmet pretzels, Brownwood Farms mustard, Cherry Republic licorice, Hanover’s milk chocolate mints, Shurms gummies and more. 

Editor’s Note: The prices for each item featured in this guide were checked for accuracy on Dec. 6. With constantly rotating sales, they’re always subject to change. 

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