Taste the Local Difference Releases 2021 Michigan Local Gift Guide

Shop local for unique Michigan gifts this holiday season with the Michigan Local Gift Guide!

Curated by Taste the Local Difference, the Gift Guide features items made by local artisans and food businesses, as well as organizations that fight for a stronger Michigan food system.

“Michigan-made gifts come with a lot of heart,” says Tricia Phelps, CEO of Taste the Local Difference, Michigan’s local food marketing and media agency. “You can show people how much you care by choosing one of these gifts that supports a small business. This collection of gifts has something for everyone in your life, whether their passion is food, gathering together, or trying new things.”

With a full range of prices and representation from companies around the state, including Short’s Brewing in Bellaire and Zingerman’s Bakehouse in Ann Arbor, this Guide simplifies holiday shopping. Shop by categories like Sweet, Savory, Home and Wellness, and BIPOC-Owned Businesses, to find anything from local lavender home goods to hot sauce. Additionally, the Gifts from the Heart section showcases organizations fighting hunger, helping farmers, and creating a good food culture here in Michigan to donate to as a gift to your community. 

Beyond the shoppable items from over 40 local food businesses and organizations, the Guide’s blog includes recipes and DIY tips for the holiday season like local eggnog recipes and ideas for stocking stuffers. 

This holiday season, choose local with the Michigan Local Gift Guide


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