517 Gift Guide: Staff Suggestions on Inside-The-Box Thinking
Finding that perfect gift is 90% of the holiday struggle. Fortunately, 517 Magazine is taking the pain out of presents this year. Our elves on staff offered their shop-local gift selections for the holiday season.
Collective Market Co. in downtown Jackson is fantastic for a variety of home décor items, jewelry, baby gifts, candles — pretty much every I need in one place. It just expanded, too, so shopping will be even more fun this year.
I always stop by Bradly’s HG in Old Town. It has everything from specialty food items to fun decor and holiday trinkets, along with experience-based gifts like cooking classes. Another favorite for something unique is Michigan Barn Wood & Salvage in Mason.
Shelley Davis Boyd
l like giving edible gifts from Sweet Encounter Bakery and Groovy Donuts. Sweets are perfect for folks who have everything.
I like to buy my local gift from the Old Town General Store. It has a great selection of items like locally made snacks, treats and beverages. It even does gift baskets of items to make your job a little easier this holiday season.
I really like to support small businesses by giving gift cards to some of my favorite places like Cask and Co. and Nuthouse. I also think experiences make great gifts – give tickets to your favorite sporting event, performances, golf course or escape room!
I give lots of candy gifts from Kean’s Store Co. in Mason and Peanut Shop in downtown Lansing. I was also in Young Brothers & Daly recently, and it has a lot of great gift ideas, including the cutest wall clocks ever. Restaurant gift cards are great gifts, too.
I really enjoy sourcing Horrocks Farm Market on West Saginaw in Lansing for holiday gift baskets. I can buy a full basket there or create my own with coffee, caramel apples, olive oils and candies. The options are endless — and you can treat yourself to a gift while shopping.
Imagination breaks the chains of what is and unlocks the future of what could be. Give the key to limitless worlds and untamed creativity by paying a visit to Summit Comics and Games in downtown Lansing. You can’t swing Thor’s hammer Mjolnir in that place without hitting something cool and fun.