Give the Gift of the Mitten: Michigan Made Gift Baskets & Boxes

By: Amber Ogden | December 7, 2015
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When it comes to gift giving during the holiday season, don’t stress about the perfect present. Find great gifts for everyone on your list, all while staying away from the mall, simply by purchasing a thoughtful gift basket or subscription box.

There are plenty of both out there, so to help you out, I’ve narrowed it down to a few that focus specifically on local, Michigan-made products. Take a look!

Gift baskets

Germack Pistachio Company

Located in Detroit, you’ll find great gifts for your nuttiest relatives, including the Germack Deluxe gift basket, with seven different nut, chocolate and coffee items. If someone on your list is more of a traditionalist, opt for the Signature Paper Bag gift basket, with pistachios, super large cashews and mixed nuts.

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Basket Kreations

While it offers many different gifts, the Plymouth store has a great selection of Made in Michigan gift baskets. Love, From Michigan is great for out of state family members, with Faygo pop, Better Made chips, Michigan cherry chocolate, cherry honey mustard and more. The Michigan State Spartan Fan Basket (and University of Michigan Fan basket, if that’s what you’re into) are great choices for hungry sports fans.

Additional places to grab gift baskets: Westborn Market (multiple locations), Joe’s Produce (Livonia), Johnny Pomodoro’s (Farmington Hills) and Randazzo Fresh Market (multiple locations).

Subscription boxes


The perfect gift for literally anyone on your list (besides your vegetarian cousin): Zingerman’s Bacon Club. With three, six or 12-month increments, your loved one will receive 12 to 16 ounces of prime, artisan bacon each month. And not just any bacon; varieties like applewood smoked, Kentucky dry cured and Arkansas peppered bacon are a few of the offerings.

Mitten Crate

Send a one-time order or get a monthly membership of tasty, artisan food products sent right to the doorstep of anyone on your list! Each box includes four to six Michigan-made products, like potato chips, jams, brownies, toffee, honey and more.

Additional subscription boxes to consider: Red Arrow Box and Boxed GR.

Keep your gift giving local this holiday season, and your list will be taken care of in no time!