There’s nothing quite like the holidays in Northern Michigan when our small towns twinkle with lights and festive storefronts. But, if you can’t visit your favorite town or shop this season, many businesses also offer the convenience of online shopping. Start crossing items off your list with local gifts from these Northern Michigan businesses.

Crystal Lake Alpaca Farm // Frankfort

Shop luxuriously soft sweaters, mittens, hats, (super cute) stuffed animals and much more at the Frankfort boutique (open through Dec. 23, 2022) or at the Traverse City location in the Mercato at The Village at Grand Traverse Commons. You’ll also find lots of cozy items online.

Airstream of Northern Michigan // Traverse City

Love to travel? Check out these pre-owned and new Airstreams, from smaller two-person models to larger options that can sleep six. Watch for RV Specials online when new inventory comes onto the lot—you might be able to take advantage of an amazing deal.

Bearcub Outfitters // Petoskey

This family outfitter has been helping customers in downtown Petoskey find the right outdoor gear for every adventure for 23 years. Bearcub Outfitters always has you covered—from camping supplies and binoculars to hiking boots and dog jackets.

Cotton Creek Farms // Thompsonville

Cotton Creek Farms is an Huacaya alpaca farm with a year-round farm storm open Friday through Sunday. Or browse artisan-made alpaca clothing, products and gifts online. Alpaca fiber is hypoallergenic and three times warmer than sheep’s wool—perfect for Northern Michigan winters.

Hull’s of Frankfort // Frankfort

This downtown destination is known for quality women’s clothing, stocking brands like Liverpool Jeans and Starling Hats. Hull’s, a family-owned business, has been serving customers since 1956 through four generations.

Nature & Me RV Airstream // Traverse City

Shop for new and used fifth wheels, travel trailers, teardrops and even Vespa scooters at Nature & Me RV. The experienced sales, financing, service and parts departments are ready to help at every point, from assisting while you’re making your choice to ongoing maintenance and customization.

Tillie’s Tafel // Petoskey

Get a six- or twelve-pack of Tillie’s gourmet cinnamon rolls and cream cheese frosting shipped to your front door. This family recipe has been passed down from generation to generation for 100 years, first made by Grandma Matilda Dewes (Tillie).

Tom’s Food Markets // Traverse City & Interlochen

Did you know Tom’s offers online Xpress shopping at all of its Traverse City stores and in Interlochen? Place your order and choose what time you want to pick it up from the store nearest you. (Especially helpful when you forget a few items on your holiday dinner shopping list!)

Uniquely North // Bellaire 

Browse clothing, home decor and gifts that pair comfy and casual with chic and upscale. There’s something new each time you visit. Find something special at the boutique or call the shop and order a gift certificate to mail to a friend.

Photo(s) by Dave Weidner