Shop with Michigan Small Businesses for Mom & Dad! 

Did your mom bring you into the kitchen at a young age and teach you how to make a killer soup? Did dad plop you on his shoulders as he strolled through the stalls of your local farmers market? Do you want to show your love and appreciation for them – and for Michigan small business owners? Look no further! See our suggestions for the perfect gifts this Mother and Father’s Day from one-stop in-state shops. 

Leelanau Lavender

Handcrafted in small batches in Northern Michigan, these fragrant gifts have medicinal qualities, health benefits, and culinary attributes! Have mom open up a Mother’s Day Pampering Gift Box, which includes a Lavender Rose Face Mask, Lavender Body Cream, and a tube of Lavender Blend Bath Salts for an at-home day at the spa. For Dad, their Chef’s Essence pairs well with anything on the grill – plus eggs, pasta, or even dips! This blend brings together their local lavender, plus sea salt, garlic, and lemon. To shop for more, head to their website

Smokey Michigan 

Nothing could be more perfect for the upcoming holidays than a company describes itself as “rooted in a love for family and the great state of Michigan.” Father-daughter duo, Jeff and Michaela, create ways to make your dishes a masterpiece. For Dad, check out their Smokey Michigan Trio BBQ Sauce, which includes your choice of spicy to sweet sauces for local pork fresh off the grill. For Mom, the Ultimate Gourmet Seasoning Box adds a little extra something-something to every meal, with flavors ranging from Alaea Aloha Special Seasoning to Red Merlot Specialty Seasoning. Find their products in Michigan stores or online

Peninsula Gifts

For any Michigan-loving parent, gift the iconic landmarks of this pleasant peninsula! Great for filling with Traverse City cherry juice or Detroit-made whiskey cocktails, this collectable glassware hails to family vacations and the feeling of home. Purchase both the Spirit of Detroit and Mackinaw Bridge glasses on the Peninsulas website!

If you’re gifting something special this Mother or Father’s Day, there’s always an opportunity to support a local small business!