I have grown up in Northern Michigan all of my life and one of my favorite stores is Grandpa Shorters, located downtown beautiful Petoskey. When I’m in town shopping I NEVER pass this shop up, and it is my go to shop for gift shopping. It’s a fixture in town and has been family owned and operated since 1946.
I send a lot of gifts out of state, and love to send family and friends a little piece of Michigan. Grandpa Shorter’s carries a huge variety to choose from and it’s fun to shop in there mercantile type store.
My Aunt in Johnstown PA loves the Brownwood Michigan Cherry Preserves. Made from Michigan Montmorency cherries, pure cane sugar, and a splash of lemon juice. These preserves make delicious muffins or are a great topping for waffles and pancakes.
My Canadian Cousin searches the shores every Summer for Petoskey Stones, this Star ornament made from a Petoskey Stone will look beautiful on his family’s Christmas tree.
My mom will love this Cherry Almond Oatmeal Soap and it will leave her Christmas stocking smelling clean and fresh. The scent of Cherry Almond always brings back memories of when I was small and she wore Cherry Almond scent.
Lastly I might want a little something for myself and my home. I have fallen in love with The Great Lakes 3D Depth Map, that depicts the depths of the lakes. Features surrounding roads, and if you have a cottage or a home here you can even have a star placed on the street where you live.
All of these are fun and unique gifts that come from the heart. Grandpa Shorter’s carries gifts with meaning and that you can give with love. Join with me in supporting Small Business Saturday on 11/30/13.