Made in the Mitten 20 Holiday Gifts With Michigan Origins


We live in the best state, don’t we? We have four legitimate seasons, we are surrounded by gorgeous lakes, our outdoors is spectacular and our craftmanship knows no bounds. If you want to impress your friends and family this holiday season, give them a little piece of Michigan. Here are some unique, Mitten-made items to consider.

Backwoods Mustard-Honey Habanero and More

Born in a Northern Michigan deer camp, this is the essence of our great outdoors. This small family company in Ortonville won 1st place at the Chili Pepper Awards for their Sweet Jalapeño and Honey habanero recipes but offer much more.

Beau Bien Michigan Mixed Berry Preserves

From our big city to the south comes some of the finest jams in the nation. Choose from an assortment of tasty treats filled with pure Michigan fruits including strawberries, blueberries and cranberries!

BLiS Gourmet

Know someone who fancies themselves a chef? Handcrafted in Grand Rapids, the goal of BLiS Gourmet is to inspire chefs with naturally-sourced ingredients. Products include a bevy of aged sauces (soy, fish, etc.), oils, rubs
and gift baskets.

Boss Mouse Monthly Cheese Club!

Made in Kingsley, the small-batch artisan cheese from Boss Mouse really hits the spot! The cheese is made one wheel at a time on a historic 1867 Michigan Centennial farm. For every cheese lover, the Monthly Cheese Club is the gift that keeps on giving.

Brightly Twisted Tie Dyed Apparel

These talented Michigan artists started a side-project that quickly blossomed into a national brand. They produce one-of-a-kind designs on ponchos, dresses, shirts, jackets, cardigans and more!

Chicken Crack

This is Detroit’s #1 fried chicken coating! Get the original or try all of the seasoning mixtures: 313 Sweet Rub, Butter Garlic Dust, 734 Orange Barrel Rub, Lickin’ Chicken and more.

Detroit Grooming Co. Weekender Kit

This gift is perfect for those guys who must have the perfect beard or love their hair juuuuust right. Products include shaving kits, beard kits and other items for every man’s grooming needs.

Doodles Sugarbush Maple Syrup Delights

This Blanchard producer has offered award-winning maple syrup since 1998. In addition they make maple candies, spices, seasonings, jam, butter and a delectable ground maple coffee.

Jenna Kator Huntington Handbag

Having lost her job in the auto industry in 2008, Kator pursued her dream of being an entrepreneur. Today, she produces top-notch handbags, wallets and purses in hundreds of different colors and styles. Each product is named for a place or college in Michigan!

Light of Day Organic Tea

Located in Traverse City, Light of Day is North America’s only certified Demeter Biodynamic TEA farm, using the lunar calendar as a guide to planting and harvesting with a dedication to healing the earth. Choose from many different white teas, green teas, black teas and Oolong teas.

Mighty Mitten Art Print

Bring Michigan home! This artist- owned and operated studio makes themed art for the State of Michigan. Prints include Lake of the Clouds, Harbor Springs, Ludington, Detroit, Turnip Rock, The Big House, Frankenmuth and many others.

Mindo-Hot Chocolate Stick

Hot chocolate has never been easier! Just swirl the stick in a cup full of hot milk and voila! Enjoy! Makes a wonderful stocking stuffer.

My Little Michigan Kitchen Cookbook

Barnes & Noble

A must-have for anyone with a kitchen in Michigan, this book features tried and true recipes for tart cherry pie, UP pasties, coneys, Mackinac Island Fudge, Detroit Deep-Dish Pizza, Boston Coolers and more!


Oh My Lolli! Candy

Located in Brighton, this company was started by a man who traveled the world and used the secrets he learned to make the absolute best back-to-basic candy. Varieties of hard candy include wintergreen, watermelon, tutti-frutti, bubblegum, root beer float, cotton candy and more.


Pewabic Pottery Frost Classic Mug

Started in 1903, Pewabic Pottery is a National Historic Landmark in Detroit. Find one-of-a-kind lamps, steins, tiles, bowls and mugs. Classic mugs are available in birch, green, cobalt and gunmetal.

Shinola Watch

Built in Detroit, they’re some of the industry’s best! Time is important to all of us and these upscale watches keep the best of it. The company also produces

Shurms Michigummies

What a great stocking-stuffer! Made in the shape of our great state, gummies are available in the flavors unique to Michigan – cherry, raspberry, apple, grape, strawberry & watermelon.

Street Eatzz Gift Box

This yummy gift set celebrates all the different ethnicities of Detroit. It includes classic seasoning selections from Greektown, Mexicantown, Middle Eastern, Jerk & BBQ along with an M1 Mustard Sauce, the 313 Foodie Sauce and a Detroit Smoke Sauce.

Uncle Goose Classic ABC Blocks  with Wagon

Give a memory from your childhood with these blocks and wagon made of 100% basswood right here in Michigan. If you already know your ABCs, choose blocks decorated with Greek letters, the periodic table of elements, nursery rhymes, guitar chords and more.

Wise Owl Chalk Synthesis Paint

For the craftiest among us, these products are for the artist who cares for the environment. The paint comes in a generous number of colors and contains no volatile organic compounds – just perfect for that craft furniture restoration!



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