Just in time for the gift giving season, we’ve raided the Northern Michigan small town shops and compiled a list of favorites for the Northern Michigan home and cottage.
1. Cushy View
Anyone who has been awed by the picturesque Day Barn across from the Sleeping Bear Dune Climb will want this pillow, $38. Smooth Stone Studios; available at ShopMyNorth.com.
3. Read All About It
Send everyone (family, friends, employees) on your list the best of life Up North with 12 monthly issues of Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine plus Northern Home & Cottage, MyNorth Vacation Guides and more special interest publications all year round, $24. ShopMyNorth.com.
5. Scent of Winter
With its wooden gift tag, wooden lid and Fraser fir scent, this candle makes an elegant hostess present. $50. The Pennington Collection, Northport. 231.386.9890, penningtoncollection.com.
6. Dueling Fish
Glass salmon by Avolio Glasswerks, $250. Live for Art Gallery, Beulah. 231.882.9370, liveforartgallery.com. Bottle cap bass, $70, spawned at Art Cats Gallery, Petoskey, 231.622.8626, artcatsgallery.com.
7. Nature Scrubs
Colorful chunks of garnet and opal lookalike soaps for your Up North cottage sink. Or go way rustic with a big hunk of walnut, $14.99 a chunk. Five Corners, Beulah. 231.882.5202,
8. Michigan Rummy
This handsome wooden poker-lite game (3 to 8 players, ages 8+) promises plenty of cozy winter nights by the fire, $49.95, Nifty Things, Traverse City, Elk Rapids, Alden.
231. 929.9665, niftythingsonline.com.
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