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31 Gifts from Michigan Artists and Makers

We make it easy for you to shop local this holiday season! We've curated a list of over 30 Michigan-based lines, from apothecary and kitchen to apparel and jewelry, so you can cross everyone off your list. Click the links or the photos below to shop!

Detroit Rose Candles

Give the gift of relaxation this holiday with one of these soothing, 100% organic candles hand-poured in Detroit's Eastern Market neighborhood. Featuring non-gmo soy wax, cotton wicks, premium oils, and minimalist packaging, this line of candles are a shop favorite.

Pewabic Tiles

These hand-pressed, glazed tiles from the historic Detroit ceramics studio Pewabic Pottery make a thoughtful gift for admirers of the Pewabic mosaics found in the Detroit Public Library, the Guardian Building, or the Detroit Institute of Arts, to name a few, and are a beautiful way to pay homage to the city.  

Goldeluxe Jewelry

Handmade in Michigan, Goldeluxe Jewelry designer Libby Hopper-Trajkovski uses her metalsmith background to make pretty, design-forward brass pieces that are perfect for special occasions or simple, everyday wear. 

Pili Hot Sauce

For the foodie in your life, you can gift the delicious flavors of popular Detroit restaurant Baobab Fare with this East African hot sauce. Baobab Fare's fiery Pili hot sauce is a home recipe straight from Burundi and features a blend of fresh, fire-roasted habanero peppers and aromatic spices, blended in small batches for a savory sauce with a kick that pairs perfectly with eggs, chicken, fish, rice, beans, and more!  

Cellar Door Soaps - wait til we have winter scents 


Stacey Malasky Tea Towels

These pretty tea tea towels by Detroit-based artist Stacey Malasky make a great gift for the chef or baker in your life who will appreciate a pop of color in their kitchen to brighten up their winter. 

JKM Candles

Hand-poured from their studio in Wyandotte, Michigan, JKM Candles feature 100% soy wax and signature scent notes that celebrate Michigan, such as the florals of Belle Isle Botanicals, the sugary sweetness of Faygo Red Pop, and the clean, fresh water breezes of Great Lakes Love. 

Kids' Books

Little ones in your life will love these colorfully-illustrated books that explore the culture, history, and heritage of the Great Lakes State, and their caretakers will love that they're packed with educational opportunities. 

Crow & Moss Chocolates

Though their cacao beans are sourced from Ecuador, Honduras, the Dominican Republic, and India, Crow & Moss chocolate bars are hand-crafted right in Petoskey by founder Mike Davies and his team. Featuring mouth-watering flavors like coffee, earl grey tea, and gingersnap, Crow & Moss has elevated the chocolate game and is a must-try for true chocolate lovers, making these bars a perfect stocking stuffer. 

Detroit Coasters

Celebrating some of Detroit's most iconic landmarks and made right here in Michigan, these coasters make a thoughtful gift for a homesick Detroiter or for your favorite Detroit newcomer. 

Rosemarine Naturally-Dyed Textiles

Rosemarine Textiles designer Megan Navoy uses plant based dyes to create her vibrant hair accessories fro her zero-waste textile studio on Michigan Avenue in Detroit. These scrunchies and bandanas make a great gift for the friend with a focus on sustainability and fashion. 

Kept Jewelry

For the bohemian or fashion-forward friend, we recommend these intricate yet delicate pieces from Royal Oak-based designer Yvonne Spaminato's jewelry line KEPT. Featuring gemstones, geometric shapes, and brass metals, these handmade pieces make a lovely gift.  

Slow Jams & Gus & Grey Jams and Preserves

Give the gift of flavor this holiday season! Both lines of these jams are locally made in Michigan and feature Midwestern-grown fruits like cherry, quince, fig, rhubarb, and raspberry, and are free from pectins and preservatives. 

Ilera Apothecary

Detroit-based ILERA Apothecary founder Chinonye Akunne uses her background in Public Health and Environmental Health Science to create soothing skincare products that are perfect for anyone in your life who needs a little "me" time. Featuring ingredients found in Africa like chamomile, coconut oil, and cocoa butter, these body washes and butters leave skin soft, glowing, and refreshed.

Michigan Oven Mitts &  Michigan Mittens 

These popular Michigan mittens are now available in oven mitts! Perfect for winter wear or for a home chef, these adorable mittens take living in "the mitten" to a whole new level. 

Kalamazoo Candle Co. Candles

Kalamazoo Candle Company sources their materials locally from Kalamazoo (of course!), uses recyclable vessels, and their trademark wooden lids can be returned to their storefront and reused, maintaining their dedication to sustainability. With seasonal holiday fragrances, these candles are perfect for the eco-friendly Michigander looking to make their home cozy all winter long. 

Scarlet Crane Pillow

Designed and handmade by local artist Scarlet Crane, these gorgeous illustrations of Detroit buildings and landmarks are a subtle way to add a touch of Motor City love to any home.

Craig's Coffee & James Oliver Coffee

We're proud to carry these locally-roasted coffee lines, featuring ethically-sourced beans that are packed with rich flavors and are sure to wake up even the sleepiest of night owls. 

Ink Detroit T-Shirts

These cheeky shirts are made right in Hazel Park and are like wearing an inside joke with all Michigan. They'll make a perfect gift for the Detroiter with a great sense of humor. 

June Apothecary Travel & Tin Candles

Hand-poured in Boyne City, these 100% natural soy wax candles are a great gift for anyone wanting to explore Michigan without leaving their home, from the fragrant lilacs of Mackinac Island to the cool waters of the Great Lakes. 

June & December Tea Towels

June & December is a celebration of the natural world. Each tea towel is hand-designed by founders Katie and Nick Forte from their Berkley studio and screen printed using sustainable materials. These are sure to add functionality and beauty to any kitchen, especially during the busy holiday season.

Ace High Hair Products

Made in Ferndale, Ace High adds a modern twist to classic, old-school pomades with hair-nourishing ingredients and a signature scent of eucalyptus, apple jack, and orange peel. These pomades and tonic make a great gift for the retro enthusiast.  

Shurms Michigummies

These fun Michigan-shaped gummy candies make the perfect stocking stuffers for anyone with a sweet tooth! Featuring both Upper and Lower Peninsula-shaped gummies and available in original and sour flavors, there's a Michigummy for every Michigander!

Lamie Wellness Tea

From Traverse City, Lamie Wellness offers premium loose leaf teas that are naturally flavorful and sourced using environmentally conscience practices. Featuring a variety of herbs, florals, spices, and fruits, give the gift of a warm, flavorful cup of tea this holiday season.

Good Medicine Candles 

Good Medicine candles are made in Detroit using the finest quality fragrance oils and a soy wax blend for optimal scent throw. These pretty candles come ready to gift, featuring a stylish black box and red paper tape.  

Wayne State University Press Books

For the bookworm in your life with an interest in the history, architecture, and local hot spots of Detroit, these books from local publisher Wayne State University Press are sure to entertain and inform. 

5 Eye Studio Prints

Whether you're shopping for a dog person or a cat mom, these adorable, colorful prints from Michigan-based designer 5 Eye Studio make a great gift for anyone with a furry friend. 

Michigan Cookbooks

Each of these beloved cookbooks are packed with recipes that explore the flavors and classic cuisine of Michigan. From appetizers and entrees to desserts and snacks, these cookbooks are the perfect gift for the gourmand in your life.

Harwood Gold Maple Syrup

Sourced from Charlevoix, this tasty, 100% pure maple sap syrup is a sweet treat so your favorite foodie can give breakfasts, grilling, baking, and even cocktails a sugary, nutty kick. 

Motor City Candle Co.

These candles aren't only made in Detroit, they celebrate the city's historic past in the auto industry. For anyone on your list who prefers non-traditional scents like leather, cedar, and clove, these candles will be a well-received gift. 

City Bird Original Products

City Bird has our own line of Detroit and Michigan-themed products, designed and produced in-house right in Detroit! From glassware and apparel to home decor and accessories, we love to celebrate the food, landmarks, and flora and fauna that make our home state so unique.

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