Holiday Gift Guide
Give love. Scatter joy!
When you meet our Southwest Michigan shop owners and artisans, you will think they were raised at the North Pole! They love the holidays and specialize in creating stress-free shopping experiences. While we could fill pages upon pages with all the gifts you can find in our region, this is a quick guide with idea starters. Shop for a day or, better yet, spend a night or two to see how easy gift-finding can be this year.
Find one-of-a-kind gifts in these artist studios, galleries and co-op shops. You can often talk to the artists and learn more about their work.
Water Street Glassworks limited-edition holiday blown glass ornaments, fused and stained glass
Box Factory for the Arts galleries and the gift shop brim with original paintings, jewelry and photo art
Chartreuse is an artist-owned gallery with jewelry, photography, ceramics, watercolors and textiles
Krasl Art Center offers an array of decorative and functional art
Roti Roti Art Center presents an ever-changing selection of jewelry, pottery and small artwork
Southwest Michigan is renowned for its craft wineries, breweries, distilleries and cideries. Gifts for tastings, bottles of their craft, food pairings and serving accessories are always appreciated. Encourage recipients to download the free Makers Trail Flight Crew Passport and earn more gifts.
Makers Trail destinations have beverages, keepsake glassware, apparel, totes and more
NEW! Iron Shoe Distillery’s shelves are brimming with holiday merchandise, including gift boxes, glassware and coffee
NEW! 12 Corners Vineyards Big Daddy’s Hard Cider t-shirts, cozies and 4-packs of hard cider
NEW! Sister Lakes Brewing Company offers in-store/online gift boxes, apparel, coolers & backpacks
You are never too old for toys, puzzles, board and outdoor games and books. Making choices is so much easier when you can flip through the books or try out the toys. You can do that in Southwest Michigan! Many of our shops also carry stocking stuffer ideas. And our specialty stores can fill your pet’s toy and treat wishes.
- The Brass Ring Gift Shop at Silver Beach Carousel, St. Joseph
- Forever Books, St. Joseph
- Oh My Darlings, St. Joseph and South Haven
- State Street Stuff, St. Joseph
- Toy Company, St. Joseph
- Harbor Toy Company, South Haven
- FuzzyButz Pet Bakery, St. Joseph
- Decadent Dogs, South Haven
Some of the best presents don’t fit in a box. Attending a play, concert or symphony performance, taking an art or cooking class together, downhill skiing, being pampered in a spa, going out to dinner, or spending a family or romantic getaway at a hotel — these are cherished gifts.
Creative Connections tickets, memberships and season passes to music and art venues, theaters and museums
The Culinary Cottage offers pasta making, farm-to-fork, baking and mom & me classes
Hotels with the rates, amenities, waterfront views and family or romantic packages you want
Restaurants with farm-to-table entrees, new and traditional cuisines, vegan and vegetarian choices
Swiss Valley Ski & Snowboard Area offers daily or season passes, equipment and lessons
St. Joseph Today certificates let you give recipients the choice of where to shop, dine or play