From birthday gifts and cards to Petoskey stone jewelry, these Northern Michigan gift shops have it all. Here are your favorite, Red Hot Best winning spots to buy a gift Up North.

A record-breaking 16,000 people voted in MyNorth’s 2021 Red Hot Best Awards, recognizing winners from across seven regions and 46 different categories ranging from healthcare and frontline workers to restaurants, wedding venues and hiking trails. This is how we celebrate Northern Michigan!

Searching for the full winner’s list? Here are the Red Hot Best Winners 2021: The Best of Northern Michigan.

Above the Bridge Winner

Little Luxuries, Mackinac Island

This sweet island shop is bursting with lilac products, bicycle jewelry and home décor, beautiful prints and greeting cards, kitchen and kids gifts and so much more from 200-plus curated vendors across the country. The store is open seasonally May–October, but shop online year-round.

View the full list of Above the Bridge Red Hot Best winners to find the best breweries, events and more.

Benzie & Leelanau Winner

The Front Porch, Suttons Bay

Your one-stop-shop for all things kitchen and home with lots of Michigan and Great Lakes-inspired items. Find fun dishtowels, wine glasses, gourmet foods and more for people who love to entertain.

View the full list of Benzie and Leelanau Red Hot Best winners to find the best wineries, hotels and more.

Cadillac, Manistee & Ludington Winner

Mariellen’s Hallmark, Ludington

You’ll find the perfect card for any occasion—from special events to everyday moments—along with seasonal gifts, ornaments, lots of puzzles, games and more.

View the full list of Cadillac, Manistee & Ludington Red Hot Best winners to find the best hikes, restaurants and more.

Charlevoix & The Chain of Lakes Winner

The Lake House, Charlevoix

This downtown shop is brimming with home décor for Up North cottages and boats, plus plenty of gifts for all ages—Petoskey stone jewelry and candles, pet items, and lots of Charlevoix goodies.

View the full list of Charlevoix & Chain of Lakes region Red Hot Best winners to find the best artists, gift stores and more.

Kalkaska, Gaylord & Grayling Winners

Old Spud Warehouse, Gaylord

Don’t get lost in this massive (and very cool) shop full of furniture, one-of-a-kind décor, games, apparel and unusual but usable antiques that have been given new life.

View the full list of Gaylord, Kalkaska and Grayling Red Hot Best winners to find the best happy hours, hiking trails and more.

Petoskey, Harbor Springs & The Straits Winner

Grandpa Shorter’s, Petoskey

This downtown store is a must every time you visit Petoskey. Family-owned and operated since 1946, it’s known for beautiful Petoskey stone gifts, Minnetonka Moccasins and Pendleton, but you’ll also find fun and funny items (maybe even a few yetis).

View the full list of Petoskey, Harbor Springs and The Straits Red Hot Best winners to find the best beaches, golf courses and more.

Traverse City Winner

Nifty Things!, Traverse City

Browse thousands of gifts in this downtown store, from jewelry to beach items to snarky oven mitts and lots of pet items. If you’re not in TC, stop by the Elk Rapids or Alden shops.

View the full Traverse City Red Hot Best winners list to find the best wedding venues, wineries and more.

Photo(s) by Lana Trayser