We’re SO excited to bring you our first ever holiday gift guide focusing on shopping local! There truly is something special about supporting the small businesses within our community. In honor of shopping small this holiday season we’ve compiled some AMAZING local businesses that we consider must-see and must-shop this time of the year, and beyond!
REJUV AVE.’s mission is simple… it’s you. The REJUV team devotes their time, expertise and passion for skin care to you! Skin care is a commitment, not unlike working out or living healthy. It takes time, a custom plan and commitment. REJUV plans to be your partner in that process. This unique local business is not a spa of the masses, but rather a results driven, customized, intimate skin care experience. They want to build a relationship with all clients. If you are ready to take your skin to the next level, schedule a free consultation and see what personalized skin care looks like for you.
Offering industry leading services that are results driven, including IPL Skin Rejuvenation, Facial Treatments, Novalash Extensions, Chemical Peels, Microblading, injectables, and Laser Hair Removal. A REJUV AVE. gift card makes the perfect gift for that special someone on your list!
Goldfish Swim School is the premier learn-to-swim facility for kids ages 4 months to 12 years. Using their proven, confidence-building curriculum to promote a love of swimming and teach your children to be safer in and around the water. Their Clarkston and Rochester locations are just a short ride away.
This holiday season, skip the usual presents and gift a Golden Experience that will last a lifetime. Goldfish Swim School is offering gift certificates and Holiday Gift Packages for the special swimmer in your life.
Gift packages are available now – reserve yours today!
Shirt Traveler’s goal is to create fun custom apparel at affordable prices. Shirt Traveler is your one stop shirt shop for orders big or small! This local shop is a full service screen print company that designs and prints all of their own apparel. A family owned business that truly enjoys making their shirts, which shows in their consistent quality and quick turn around.
You can shop all of Shirt Traveler’s customizable Apparel Lines of Clothing anytime at ShirtTraveler.com or on their Etsy Shop! Custom Kid’s Shirts make adorable holiday gifts for the little ones on your shopping list!
What does a buys mom love? All the coffee! Fireside Coffee Co. is an artisan coffee roaster and creator of specialty mocha, chai tea and cocoas. This Swartz Creek coffee shop is the perfect place to visit, especially with the free wifi! You may also shop online. Fireside Coffee have been purveyors of Small Batch Craft Coffee Since 1988, and ships their product all over the world.
A perfect hostess gift, or unique idea for the coffee lovers on your holiday gift list!
An adorable, local shop, Belles and Bowties Boutique offers custom-made and monogrammed apparel. This Holly-based business is owned by local mom Lacie. She is a graduate of Valdosta State University and former Miss Georgia United States 2013.
Visit her store online to place an order for the special ones in your life this holiday season! Belles and Bowties custom-made onesies are the perfect gift idea for the newest members of your family!
Michisota Designs is a custom-made apparel, drinkware and home decor shop. Visit their etsy shop for unique holiday gift items for the special people on your list this season! Have a specific design in mind? See a style text you like but would rather see it on a different style shirt, tank or sweatshirt? Michisota Designs would love the opportunity to create something new for you!
Check out the unique customized, stemless wine glasses or the adorable Felt Tote Bags!
Ross Woodworking provides a fully customizable wood furniture experience. Tables to chairs to baseball bats, if it is made from wood they can construct it. Ross Woodworking provides woodworking in Michigan with a shop centrally located between Detroit and Flint. They can produce that perfect piece of furniture you have in your mind to complete any room in your house! The products will be made from, hickory, maple, pine, oak, walnut, and a number of other wood and individually designed and stained to meet each customer’s needs.
Love Bug Print Shop is your online one-stop print shop for all things custom digital prints. Purchasing custom digital prints gives you the satisfaction of being involved in the creation of a unique item, as well as, the freedom to order prints of your item as you please!
Love Bug Print Shop is open to creating birthday/milestone birthday chalkboards, invitations, announcements, Christmas and holiday cards, thank you cards, as well as, coordinating birthday prints, banners, and favor tags. Please checkout out their Etsy shop and feel free to contact them with any questions!
The Love Bug team absolutely loves creating new and custom items! If you have something special in mind or do not see quite what you are looking for in the shop, just let them know! Gift cards make a wonderful gift for the special people in your life!
GCMB Contributor Local Favs
Over here at GCMB we LOVE supporting local! A few of us decided our holiday shopping wish list picks were pretty amazing, and we needed to share them! The businesses we mention are ones we can’t get enough of!
- J.J. Cardinal’s Wild Bird & Nature Store – garden decorations, science and nature discovery for children and adults, the largest assortment of the best bird feeders in the area, awesomely clean and tasty birdseed, huge reference library. Hand made items from over 50 different American craft artists including jewelry, wall art, table top decorations and so much more.
- Treasure Baskets – personalized stationary and invitations to fun gifts for bridesmaids and mothers-to-be, Treasure Baskets offers something for everyone during the special moments in life.
- Oliver T’s Market – a family owned business offering gift baskets, coffee, chocolates, gourmet deli, grocery, bakery, beer, growler fill station, wine, tasting room, cigars, catering, home decor, produce and meat.
- CRUST – a baking company – high-quality artisan breads, pastries and pies, plus an exciting sit-down restaurant with daytime and evening menus designed by Executive Chef Jody Brunori of The Laundry. Crust’s menus are complemented by a specially selected assortment of Italian wines, spirit and amaro-based cocktails, and draft beers.
- Essence on Main – a gourmet specialty market located in historic downtown Clarkston. Offering a large selection of specialty foods, house made soups, sandwiches, salads, and treats as well as fantastic kitchen wares. Select wines from small family vineyards around the world, unique craft beers, locally roasted coffees, meats, cheeses and locally made foods.
- Cupcakes & Kisses – a specialty cupcake and bake shop with a focus on cupcakes, dessert by the slice, cinnamon rolls, and hard ice cream.
- Yellow Dog Marketplace – a 6000 square foot store featuring vendors, unique retail, industrial and handcrafted wares.
- Collette’s Vintage – antiques, books, clothing, cookie jars, dolls, fudge, furniture, goat’s milk soap and lotion, hand blown glass from Greenfield Village, hand made jewelry, license plates, Lionel trains, local artists, poodle figurines, primitives, quilted items, radios, soy candles, vintage comics, toys, quilted items and many more unique items. New items everyday!
- Glam Box Boutique – Shop the latest tends for the young and young at heart. Discover unique one of a kind pieces to accent any wardrobe. Available for private parties and FREE sip and shops.
- Past Tense Antiques & Country Store – gifts, home decor, arts, floral supplies and florals holiday decor, garden decor.
Disclosure :: #ShopMidMichigan2017 | A Local Holiday Shopping Guide is a sponsored post. That said, we sourced each featured business included in this holiday gift guide and also included our very favorite local ideas and companies.