Tri-Cities Wishlist: 7 Unique Holiday Gift Ideas from Michigan’s Bay Region

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 the Bay Region. 

Click here to find gift guides for makers and sellers in cities across the Mitten, like Traverse City, Kalamazoo, Detroit, Lansing and Grand Rapids. And by supporting the locally owned businesses that sell them, they’re all gifts that’ll keep on giving.

Knit Beanie ($30 from GoodBoy Clothing) 

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GoodBoy Clothing uses a “shop-to-shelf” production model—which means they create, produce, and sell everything in the same place. These unisex beanies are available in six different colors.

Winter Candle Bundle ($98 from Flint Candle Co.) 

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Can’t decide on one candle? Try a bundle of six, one of each variety: Blueberry Bourbon, Lingonberry Wreath, Ginger Spiced Cookie, White Sage Fir, Vanilla & Fir, and Old Fashioned. It’s enough to fill every stocking on the mantle—and still stash away one or two for yourself. 

Body Scrub Bundle ($46.50 from Elle Jae Essentials) 

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These whipped body scrubs are made of sugar and skin-nourishing grapeseed oil to help exfoliate and remove dead skin cells—and leave you smelling pretty great, too. You can pick up to three scents to fill up your own three-piece bundle, or load up on three of the same kind. 

Read Books Socks ($20 from Comma Bookstore & Social Hub) 

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These cozy socks come in two sizes, and are just perfect for the booklover in the family.

Coloring Book ($12 from Half Mile Handmade) 

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Coloring books are great for all ages—and this one is filled with Michigan designs.

French Press Bundle ($44.99 from Rootless Coffee Co.) 

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Because coffee just tastes better in a french press. It even comes with a bag of coffee. 

Soft Cooler Backpack ($59.99 from Rocky’s Great Outdoors) 

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Functional and fun, this backpack holds a whole 30-pack—plus your other outdoor essentials.

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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