Treat Mom to A Little Piece of Michigan This Sunday
By: Michael Fossbakk
May 10, 2017
This Sunday, many will be honoring their mom on Mother’s Day with all kinds of special gifts to show how much they love Mom. But, for you dear readers in metro Detroit, you might be thinking of how you can make your Mother’s Day gift a little extra special this year by getting her something that’s made right here in Michigan! From gourmet chocolates and fresh coffee to visually striking wall art and unique ceramics, here are five made-in-Michigan gift ideas for this Mother’s Day.
For the chocolate-loving mom, there’s Sanders gourmet chocolates. Sanders was established in Detroit in 1875 by Frederick Sanders Schmidt and has gone on to be a nationally recognized brand of chocolates and other sweet treats. If you’re looking for a package with a little pizzaz, the Favorites Keepsake Recipe Box and the new Celebration Gift Tower are perfect options. Both come with an assortment of Sanders chocolates, presented in style.
Whether you like it for the burst of caffeine-powered energy, the lovely aroma or the rich flavor, it’s hard to not find a coffee-lover in everyone. Whatever reason your mom has to make coffee her drink of choice, wow her with a gift from Great Lakes Coffee. Based in Midtown, Great Lakes Coffee has expanded to additional places, like the recently-renovated Maple Theater in Bloomfield Hills. Wherever it goes, coffee from GLC is carefully crafted, which is why a bag of fresh-roasted GLC coffee beans makes a fantastic Mother’s Day gift.
Pure Detroit, as the name suggests, sells original Detroit and Michigan-inspired apparel, nick-nacks and more. From candles named after famous Detroit roads like Eight Mile and Jefferson to handbags and necklaces with the iconic old English ‘D,’ you’re bound to find a great Mother’s Day gift here.
Lake Art is a cool company based in Harbor Springs, Michigan that makes wood-carved art based on lakes in the United States (makes sense that they’re based in the Great Lakes State!). You can purchase wall art, clocks, notebooks and more, all featured wood-carved map art of your favorite body of water. Have a family cabin near a lake? If you order online, you can have your Lake Art customized with your family name or the name of the family boat, perhaps. There are stores in metro Detroit that carry Lake Art, such as Jacobsen’s Flowers and Gifts Afloat.
When it comes to ceramics, the possibilities are virtually endless, which is why One Acre Ceramics from Michiganders Sarah and Thomas Gelsanliter has plenty of great Mother’s Day gift options. From decorative containers to table pieces, picture frames, jewelry and more, One Acre Ceramics is a great option if you want a Michigan-made gift that is special and unique. That’s because each piece is handmade by the Gelsanliters in their studio in southeast Michigan and sold across the country.