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Michigan Gifts for Your Valentine’s Day and Beyond

Stumped on what to give your Valentine this Sunday? Need inspiration for a romantic gift for an upcoming birthday celebration? Check out our local sources for great gift stops:

For the partner who loves to snack: 

Head to North Country Candy and Gifts and sign your special someone up for a subscription for candy corn or coffee – so that they never run out of something that reminds them of you. Their delicious, homemade caramel corn is hailed as “the best” by their customers, and their Hubbard Lake Coffee is carefully roasted onsite in small batches for consistent taste and quality. You can stop by their store in Alpena, or visit their website to sign up your sweetie. 

For the Valentine who’s into wine: 

A great way to say I love you to the Michigan wine drinker is with Black Star Farms Arcturos Pinot Noir Rose! This Michigan wine is a dry and crisp rose that is versatile with many foods or simply for that special Valentine toast. Head to your closest wine retailer, the Black Star Farms tasting rooms in Suttons Bay or on Old Mission peninsula, or even online to pick up a bottle for the upcoming holiday. 

For the person that keeps your heart warm: 

Warm hearts, cold hands! Baabaazuzu has recycled wool sweater mittens with fleece linings in a wide range of colors and patterns. Every set is an original – just like your Valentine. Head to their store in Lake Leelanau or visit them online to pick up your favorite pair! 

For the partner you love to wake up to: 

Arbor Teas offers an organic matcha made for gifting! Matcha, a finely ground powder of the whole green tea leaf, delivers a moderate amount of caffeine alongside L-theanine -a compound shown to help reduce stress and improve mood. Create a great Sunday morning routine for your partner by ordering from their website – with free delivery to Ann Arbor addresses!

For your favorite dinner date:

Scill’s Grill in Rogers City is cooking up a Valentine’s Day menu for three special seatings: 4, 5:30 or 7pm. With dine-in options looking different this year, there will be limited seating and reservations are recommended. Make sure to call at 989-734-2007 or head to their website for more details.

For the softie in your life (or yourself!):

Spread the love with Sheep’s Milk Skincare from Darnit Char’s Icelandic Wool-n-Sheep Farm! Show that you care with rich and creamy hypoallergenic skin care for women or men made in small, hand-crafted batches. Gift baskets to fit any budget featuring sheep milk soap, lotion, face cream, and lip balm with a touch of honey. Customizable for personal skincare needs. Local pick-up at the farm, or shipped to you or your loved one’s door stress free. Check out her products and place your order on her website.

However you spend your Valentine’s Day, these ideas are the perfect gift for anyone you love this Sunday and beyond. If gift giving isn’t your love language, try baking this delicious “heart beet” cake for your honey!

Claire Butler is the Communications Coordinator for Taste the Local Difference. She is a recent graduate of the Great Lakes Culinary Institute. Contact her at [email protected]

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