Looking for that special something for that special someone, perhaps even a well-earned gift to yourself? The following rundown—first featured in the February edition of Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine—lists a selection of edibles, tote-ables, and fold-ables that’ll knock the socks off the gift’s recipient.
Carry a wine purse and be ready for whatever the evening brings. Comes with a corkscrew. $36.99, CUTLER’S, 216 HOWARD ST., PETOSKEY, 231.347.0341, CUTLERSONLINE.COM.
You can bake Brie. Or you can bake Brie in this little red enameled charmer. The Nest, Grand Traverse,
$28. 218 E. FRONT ST., TRAVERSE CITY, 231.946.0232.
Any one of this set of 12, hand-colored prints made from original 18th-century museum plates would add a dash of frivolous elegance to your home. Shown here: Habit de Musicien (translates loosely as a musician in dress). Also find the vigneron (vineyardist), peintre (painter), and so on … $325 EACH, FRAMED.CIA BELLA, 409 E. LAKE ST., PETOSKEY, 231.622.4105.
Sur La Table
Purchase this charming chalk paint table (stenciled with a French poem!) from Acanthus Hardware or let them show you how to make one yourself. $120. 10241 E. CHERRY BEND RD., TRAVERSE CITY, 231.735.3712.
Warm beer begone! Just freeze your Chillsner and insert into a longneck of Belgian Framboise (raspberry) beer, $11. 539 E. EIGHTH ST., TRAVERSE CITY, 231.421.8572, BONVINTC.COM. We found our 2-pack of Chillsners at Cutler’s in PETOSKEY. $29.99. 216 HOWARD ST., PETOSKEY, CUTLERSONLINE.COM.
Truffle With Affections
Handmade raspberry truffles sweeten the season. CHOCOLATE EXOTICA, 415 S. UNION, TRAVERSE CITY, CHOCOLATEEXOTICA.WORDPRESS.COM.
Print your menu on chalkboard paper—or go glam with a metallic pen like our graphic designer Claire Stortz did. How fun is that? $28. We discovered our roll at Lake Street Studios in Petoskey. 404 E. LAKE ST., 231.348.1824, LAKESTREETDESIGNSTUDIO.com.