Looking for that perfect gift for the Northern Woman in your life? See what some Northern Michigan stores have to offer! This was originally published in the MyNorth Holidays section of the November 2014 issue of Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine.


Spray ’Em 
Away, $26.99

Defend yourself in style with BlingSting Pepper. Hey Northern girl, it can keep the bears away. Northern Decor, 253 S. Benzie Blvd., Beulah, 231.882.7371, FB: Northern Décor.Spray-em







Red Rubber 
(with leather uppers!) Cowboy Boots, $150

Best invention since barbed wire, dudette. Bahles, 210 S. St. Joseph St., Suttons Bay, 231.271.3841, bahles.net.red-rubber










Korner Gem’s Leland Blue & Petoskey Stone Unity Bead, Starting at $145

Petoskey stone and Leland Blue come together in this one-of-a-kind quintessential Michigan necklace. Find the Unity Bead and more online at ShopMyNorth.com.Unity bead








Jewelry Luggage, $35

Pretty way to pack your jewelry for a trip—or to stay home. Luna Boutique, 194 S. Benzie Blvd., Beulah, 231.882.7359, FB: Luna Boutique. jewelery-luggage








Abstract Accessories, $249 & $145

She’ll be a masterpiece in her Picasso mules, $249, carrying her Picasso handbag, $145. Hilda of Harbor Springs, 107 W. Main St., Harbor Springs, 231.526.6914, hildaharbor.com.abstract






snowshoesweaterSnowshoe Sweater, $89

It says she loves Northern winters all over it. The Clothing Co., 339 Bridge St., Charlevoix, 231.547.6363, myclothingco.com.






Boot Cuties, $24.95

Scrunch up over the top. Fun! Blossom Boutique, 108 N. Mitchell St., Cadillac, 231.775.6461, FB: blossomcadillac.Boot-Cuties









Petoskey Stone Pillow, $42

The Cort House Petoskey Stone Pillow is a chic gift for any Michigan home or cottage. Handmade by Kelly Cort in Gaylord, Michigan this pillow is available in light blue or cream. Find the Petoskey Stone Pillow on ShopMyNorth.com.







Corky Little Purse, $65

Made in Northern Michigan with Northern Michigan wine corks. Gallery Fifty, 800 Cottageview Dr., Ste. 50, Traverse City, 231.932.0775, galleryfifty.com.Corky-purse







Michigan Awesome T-Shirt, $24

For the lady who’s smitten with the Mitten, Michigan Awesome’s most popular woman’s shirt will soon become her favorite T-shirt. Made in America, printed in Michigan. Find it on ShopMyNorth.com.

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M-22 Bead, $95

Handmade sterling silver charm that shows your love for the Leelanau Peninsula’s coastal highway. Also available are charms for the towns along M22. Fits Pandora and Chamilia bracelets. M22-beadSleeping Bear Gallery, 10085 W. Front St., Empire, 231.326.2278, sleepingbeargallery.com.




Alex-and-AniAlex and Ani Are in Town, $28 & Up

Shown here is an ensemble of the hottest thing for her wrist since Pandora—all lined up and perfect for the holidays. Find these energy-giving bead and charm bracelets at Miner’s North Jewelers, 222 E. Front St., Traverse City, 231.946.8528, minersnorth.com.


Exquisite Pearls, $2,400-12,000 a pair

We can’t think of a better way to describe Elizabeth Blair’s pearl earrings. Shown here are the pear and bee motifs. Made from Tahitian and South Sea cultured pearls with carved gemstones—sapphire, emerald, tourmaline. Prices range from $2,400 to $12,000 a pair. Elizabeth Blair Fine Pearls, 115 W. Main St., Harbor Springs, 231.526.7500, elizabethblair.com.pearl-earrings!