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Mother’s and Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Do you have a mom that goes to her favorite u-pick farm stand every year? A dad who swears by his local farm eggs? If Mother’s Day and Father’s Day always sneak up on you, then check out our suggestions for great gifts to thank Mom and Dad, all while supporting local farms and small businesses! 

For the mom who helped you bloom:

Bouquet subscriptions from The Farm at Cherry Hill are the gift that keeps on giving all spring and summer long. Perfect for everyone, these fresh local blooms can be delivered to you or your loved one in the Grand Traverse area. Sign up online to give your parents fresh, local blooms throughout the season. 

For the dad who took you on family vacations:

Does the aroma of fudge take you back to Michigan family getaways? Bring back the memories with Mackinac Island’s finest sweet treats! Ryba’s Special Package includes a bag of Victor’s Crunchy Caramel Corn, an 8-ounce box of deliciously buttery Peanut Brittle, a 14-ounce bag of savory Salt Water Taffy, and your choice of two creamy, deliciously fresh slices of Ryba’s Mackinac Island Fudge. Ship a slice of Mackinac online any time.

For the parent who’s made you feel your best:

Gift your folks the gift of wellbeing with Goldenhour Farm Teas and Herbs! Their loose leaf teas are blended seasonally with herbs grown and sustainably foraged in West Michigan, and botanicals harvested at their peak, slow-dried and carefully hand processed to maintain the highest quality. Choose from options like Spring Vitamin Tea or Roots Roast, their herbal coffee. Visit them online and place an order with code MaTeaPaTea for 25% off your order! Discount applies April 1 through Father’s Day. 

For the parent who enjoys the at-home spa:

Make every day a spa day for mom or dad! Darnit Char’s Icelandic Wool-n-Sheep Farm makes rich and creamy hypoallergenic skin care for women or men made in small, hand-crafted batches. Customizable for personal skincare needs, gift baskets feature sheep milk soap, lotion, face cream, and lip balm with a touch of honey. Local pick-up at the farm, or shipped to you or your loved one’s door stress free.

For the master baker in the family:

Is there a bread baker in your family? Give the gift of a Challenger Bread pan! This revolutionary cast-iron pan replicates the environment of a professional oven so that better bread can be baked at home. Alongside their one-of-a-kind bread pan, Challenger Breadware provides all the tools needed to bake, from recipes and techniques to denim aprons. Place your order here. 

For the parents with the best bar:

Let’s Stay Home Cocktail Kits make creating a craft cocktail or mocktail from home as easy and versatile as possible for the couch and patio drinker. Enjoy flavors like strawberry mint, peach rosemary, blueberry lavender and ginger basil with suggested pairings on each bottle, or just mix with your favorite spirit or nonalcoholic beverage! Place your order online.

For the ultimate local food lover:

Amp up your parents’ local food experience with a Local Food Club membership. Members receive a gift package with a Taste the Local Difference market tote, our digital cookbook, TASTES, a seasonality poster, vegetable temporary tattoos, and more. Our Local Food Club also features exclusive discounts with partner businesses across the state and invites to local food events! Sign up here.

However you’re celebrating your parents these upcoming holidays, make sure to shop local! Find more local businesses in our online directory.

Claire Butler is the Communications Coordinator for Taste the Local Difference. Contact her at [email protected]

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