Holiday Shopping Online? Consider These Michigan-Made Gift Ideas!


online-shopping-(1).jpgThe holidays are just around the corner – but they may look a little different this year. As the nation continues to adapt to the coronavirus pandemic, holiday shoppers are looking for ways to gather the perfect gifts for their loved ones while still staying safe.

To ensure you and yours stay protected this holiday shopping season, our team at the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center has assembled a list of special, Michigan-made products that you can order online from the safety of your own home:

  • Cherry Republic of Glen Arbor has more than 200 cherry-based products available in their online shop. Browse their holiday gift guide to view specialty gift tins, stocking stuffers, gift boxes and more. From classic chocolates and candies to salsa, jams and wines, all of Cherry Republic’s products support local cherry farmers.
  • McClure’s Pickles was founded in 2006 using a family recipe for pickles. They’ve grown to offer a variety of all natural, gluten free and kosher products including four flavors of pickles, lil’ pickle packs, sauerkraut, relish and bloody Mary mix, all using as much local produce as possible. To show your support for the company, McClure’s also sells apparel in their online shop including branded hats, hoodies, shirts and posters. For ideas on how to use their products, visit their website to view recipes for bloody Mary gumbo, pickled pizza, spicy party dip, pickle slushies and more.
  • Founders Brewing Co. is one of the fastest growing breweries in the United States. For those interested in showing their support for Founders, their online shop offers a wide variety of branded apparel from hats to shirts and even holiday sweatshirts, in addition to bar and home accessories such as can cozies, drinking glasses, blankets, coasters and wall art.
  • Kalamazoo Candle Company has the perfect scent for anyone, from floral to fresh to savory. They promise the longest, cleanest possible burn with candles made from high quality fragrance oils and 100% natural soy wax. Visit their online shop to browse DIY candle making kits, kids’ sand candle kits, custom candle labels and other candle accessories, including customized candle gift bags.
  • Great Lakes Potato Chip Co. of Traverse City promises “a great tasting chip in every bag, every time.” Chip flavors are available in different sizes and include original potato, barbeque, pickled jalapeno, salt and vinegar, parmesan ranch and Michigan cherry. Branded shirts, hoodies and hats also are available in their online shop, which provides free shipping.
  • Chunk Nibbles started when one family decided to share their grandma’s recipe for a sweet and salty snack with the world. Visit their online shop to find snack flavors including original – with pretzels, nuts and corn squares covered in a sweet coating, s’mores, and peanut butter and chocolate. Snacks come in shareable containers, personal pouches and variety packs.
  • Detroit Bold Coffee’s goal is to establish Detroit as a world leader, from cars to coffee. Find the perfect gift for the coffee lover in your life at their online shop, whether it’s bagged coffee, single-serve cups, coffee subscriptions, or branded apparel such as mugs, hoodies and hats. Notable flavors include French roast, Columbian espresso, Woodward Avenue, 8 Mile blend and Christmas roast.
  • Detroit Grooming Company provides the finest hand-crafted beard oils and men’s grooming products. Visit their online shop or download their new app to browse their beard oils and moustache waxes named after Michigan cities, other shaving essentials, or branded apparel including hats, shirts and face masks.
  • Dearborn Ham was founded on the motto, “If you’re going to make fine sausages and hams, then you’ve got to make them that way every time.” Now passed down through three generations, the company offers a variety of meats and condiments in their online shop including ham, turkey, bacon, sausages, sauerkraut, horse radish and mustards. For holiday meal ideas, visit their website for a number of free recipes such as ham and swiss rolls, Dearborn’s classic trim ham or kielbasa and sauerkraut.

For more ideas on where to shop, view our extended list of local products and manufacturers here.

For other local manufacturers interested in showing off their Michigan-made pride, we invite you to join our Proud to Manufacture in Michigan (PTMIM) program. Learn more about the benefits provided by a free PTMIM membership here.



Since 1991, the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center has assisted Michigan’s small and medium-sized businesses to successfully compete and grow. Through personalized services designed to meet the needs of clients, we develop more effective business leaders, drive product and process innovation, promote company-wide operational excellence and foster creative strategies for business growth and greater profitability. Find us at

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