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Unique Gifts

Sometimes, you need to think outside the box. Any of these uniquely West Michigan gifts would look great under your tree.

 

This Christmas, give the gift of Michigan beer to friends and family on your shopping list with a Michigan Brewers Guild membership. For just $55, they’ll receive the following benefits: a chance to buy festival tickets in advance of the general public, one-hour early admission to all guild festivals, a commemorative t-shirt, and an annual subscription to MiBrew.

Muskegon-based clothing company GR8LKS provides durable, eye-catching clothing in a sustainable and socially responsible manner. GR8LKS not only brings awareness to the increasing issue of marine debris but also positively impacts the Great Lakes ecosystem by committing to one minute of volunteering for every $1 you spend.

There is a lot to celebrate this holiday season, including Michigan’s great outdoors! The Michigan State Parks, part of the Department of Natural Resources, has affordable finds,  perfect stocking stuffers, and unique presents for just about anyone on your list. Best of all, these gifts give twice because every purchase means real support for Michigan’s state parks, trails, waterways, or historic sites.

Fill your stockings with tickets to great year-round entertainment at Tibbits Opera House in Coldwater. For the art enthusiast, purchase one of the beautiful paintings, photographs, jewelry pieces, pottery, and more available in the lower level art gallery or gift shop. You can also tuck a hand-blown glass ornament with the Tibbits facade under the Christmas tree to remember Tibbits for years to come!

Help preserve maritime history and give a gift that will be seen for generations with a gift donation to the Port of Ludington Maritime Museum. Maritime history is brought to life through a variety of diverse, family-friendly, interactive exhibits at the Port of Ludington Maritime Museum.

Open year-round, Blendon Pines Gun Club in Zeeland is a great gift, whether you’re a gun enthusiast or a novice. They’ll have all the gear that you need to shoot clay pigeons, or you can get something from their fully stocked gun store to take home.

This holiday season, give the gift of family time and fun spent on the slopes of Shanty Creek Resorts in Bellaire. Whether you’re a black diamond expert or an absolute beginner, Shanty Creek features the best and most versatile skiing in northern Michigan. Variety is a common theme, and their distinct Michigan skiing experiences make them your best choice for your winter vacation getaway.

Grass River Natural Area in Bellaire has the perfect gifts for your outdoor-loving friends and family! Winter is the perfect time to learn a new hobby, and the Grass River Natural Area has the nature books to get you going. They also have some great Grass River swag and don’t forget their Field Guide to Northwest Michigan, which makes great stocking stuffer.

The spirits from Northern Latitudes Distillery in Lake Leelanau will look great under your tree or at your holiday party! Grab a bottle of their Ice Dunes Vodka and Mackinac Island Fudge Liqueur for the “All I Want for Christmas is a Chocolate Martini” cocktail. They have this recipe and more on their website.

Find unique gifts in the Holland area. From hand-dipped chocolates and treats to beautifully grained wooden bowls, you’re bound to find something that will wow anybody on your list.