#ShopMidMichigan2022 | Mid-Michigan Moms’ Holiday Gift Guide

It’s time to do a little bit of holiday shopping with #ShopMidMichigan2022, our 6th annual Holiday Gift Guide! It’s the most wonderful time of the year, especially with these amazing + local recommendations to help you check off your shopping list…and check it twice!

We love putting this guide together each year. Each business and experience featured has been hand-selected by our team. Follow along with our Facebook and Instagram pages throughout the holiday season as we featured more of these incredible businesses and experiences featured below.

The Mid-Michigan Moms team wishes you a wonderful + joyous holiday season!


We’re thrilled to feature Great Lakes Crossing Outlets in our 2022 Holiday Gift Guide, #ShopMidMichigan2022!

Great Lakes Crossing Outlets has nearly 185 distinctive stores, restaurants, and attractions. Many can’t be found anywhere else in Michigan. Many new stores, like M Street Baking Company, Vineyard Vines, rue21, Toy Alley, Impossible Kicks, and more, have opened just this year! Check out all stores HERE. Visiting LEGOLAND Discovery Center, SEA LIFE Aquarium, and Peppa Pig World of Play are always at the top of our children’s wish lists. Cap it off with a visit to Santa’s Flight Academy, and it’s easy to see why Great Lakes Crossing Outlets is our team’s number-one pick for one-stop shopping during the holiday season and beyond.

Santa’s and his team arrived on November 17th! Meet Santa’s elves, and enjoy the magic of the season at this innovative + interactive holiday photo experience! Reservations are limited and strongly recommended for all photo sessions, but aren’t required. 

The magic of the holiday season is all around at Great Lakes Crossing Outlets! Voted a Traveler’s Choice by Tripadvisor, GLCO is your one-stop shopping destination! Shopping hours are Monday – Saturday, 10 am – 9 pm, and Sunday 11 am – 6 pm.

The Bromance Book Club Series by local author Lyssa Kay Adams

Are you a member of the Mid-Michigan Moms’ Book Club? Each month, we feature a new book and a new host. We have a guided discussion and talk about some pretty great reads like local author Lyssa Kay Adams‘ Bromance Book Club Series! Voted Amazon’s Best Romance Book of the Year in 2019, the first book in the series sets the stage for the next four books that have us 100% HOOKED! The latest book in the series was just released. A Very Merry Bromance would make an amazing gift for the mom readers on your list, and we are so excited to feature this local author in #ShopMidMichigan2022!

Refined Common

Meet Teresa at Refined Common. Teresa is a Seint Artist. f you’ve never heard of Seint it’s about time you do! Let us tell you about this women-owned business that offers skin care, makeup, & more. Seint believes that, “helping others look beautiful is nice, but helping them believe they are beautiful is life-changing.” Teresa is a mom & Seint artist. She was hooked on the products after she fell in love with Seint’s IIID Foundation as it helped cover her rosacea. These products are cruelty & paraben free, and we are thrilled to welcome this local business to #ShopMidMichigan2022. You can shop Seint with Teresa & connect with her for a free color match online at Refined Common.

Country Home Creations

It doesn’t get any more local than Country Home Creations! Founded in 1980 by Shirley Kautman-Jones, Country Home Creations started as a basement operation. Now, their line of over 100 different gourmet mixes – created the old-fashioned way, by hand every day, using premium quality ingredients – can be found at thousands of retailers across the country {and internationally}! The best part? Shirley and her family still use the same premium ingredients to craft their mixes by hand. From dip mixes, pickle mixes, soup mixes, cheesecake mixes, or delicious recipes, the Country Home Creations kitchen has you covered. 


Happy Girl Granola

Happy Girl Granola is a female-owned business, proudly located in owner Aly Caverson’s hometown of Owosso, Michigan. Aly started Happy Girl Granola in her parents’ kitchen in 2014, and her amazing products are now made in small batches in her own commercial kitchen facility. Happy Girl Granola has evolved from a booth at local farmers’ markets to a retail storefront that includes: granola + candied pecans, kitchen + home decor products, and Happy Girl coffee + hot cocoa produced by Fireside Coffee. You can also grab Happy Girl Granola at the Meijer Woodward Corner Market in Royal Oak, the Meijer Capital City Market in Lansing, & at Fireside Coffee in Swartz Creek. Welcome to #ShopMidMichigan2022!


juneberryplace home fragrances launched in September 2022. This Michigan, woman-owned business features hand-poured soy blend candles with a simple, modern, sophisticated aesthetic. With the addition of a wooden wick to its matte black tins, JBP candles will enhance your home decor while you enjoy the ambient sound of crackling wood. Growing up in a family with a strong entrepreneurial spirit, JBP owner, Lyssa, wanted to learn everything she could about candle making and launch her own business!  She is continually intrigued by the mix of art, science, crafting, and creativity that she is able to experience every day with her business. The Winter Candle Collection is live, and it looks amazing! Welcome to #ShopMidMichigan2022, JBP!

Go With The Flow Designs

Go with the Flow Designs is a new, local business owned by local mompreneur, Shelby. A stay-at-home mom for four years, Shelby wanted to combine being home with her girls and watching them grow, with her creative side. Her business does just that! Featuring custom engraved pieces, the new collection offers signage, keepsakes, and decor for every home. We’re thrilled to feature Go with the Flow Designs in #ShopMidMichigan2022!

Guinea Hill Soap

Based in Lapeer, Michigan, Guinea Hill Soaps provides soaps created with vintage recipes, using old-fashioned techniques. Thoughtfully crafted bath and body products that you’ll love to use season by season. Made with only toxin-free and plant-based oils, this #ShopMidMichigan2022 business features soaps that are safe for the whole family!



MelaMed Premium CBD

Based in West Bloomfield Michigan, the MelaMed Premium CBD family consists of individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds – from their award-winning master chef, to the agricultural experts and farmers who provide this local company with the industry’s purest USA-grown strains of industrial hemp, to the biologists, chemists, and certified consultants who’ve helped make MelaMed one of the most trusted CBD brands available today! At MelaMed, there is a deep passion and drive to produce the market’s highest-quality CBD products. The MelaMed team is inspired every day to bring the best-tasting and most effective products available to the market. We are thrilled to feature this Michigan company in #ShopMidMichigan2022 and to offer a 30% off discount code of MMM30 for our readers!


Metamora General Store

The site of our team pictures last winter, the Mid-Michigan Moms’ team loves the Metamora General Store! A hip 1920s refurbished gas station in historic Metamora is the home to new & vintage finds, eclectic gifts & apparel. Grab a custom-made coffee, or wine by the glass, and explore the amazing and unique finds at this wonderful, local, charming store. It’s a don’t-miss on our list, and we are thrilled to feature this Michigan business in #ShopMidMichigan2022!


Feed Me Michigan + Cherry St Eats

This #ShopMidMichigan2022 business has been a local favorite for many years! Laura and Jen at Feed Me Michigan create nutrient-dense, macro-based meals made from real whole food ingredients right here in Mid-Michigan. If you’re looking for a simple and tasty way to make sure you’re staying energized with real, whole food meals look no further. Feed Me Michigan was created thanks to the passion that Laura and Jen have for taking charge of your health at any age through ideal and tasty nutrition. Laura and Jen take orders every week through Thursday at midnight and your beautiful, nourishing meals will be ready for you to pick up in Fenton, Cherry St East in Flushing, or Grand Blanc on Monday at select times. YUM!


Michigan Threads Headbands

A Michigan business with a growing presence across the country, featuring high-quality accessories. This #ShopMidMichigan2022 business is known for soft comfy headbands that don’t move and don’t give headaches. Great for workouts and look so good for a day on the town! 


Katie The Cookie Lady

Katie The Cookie Lady, is a home-based bakery located in Grand Blanc, MI. Katie became a full-time cookie artist in January 2019. She makes cookies for all types of events including baby showers, birthdays, bachelorette parties, baptisms, weddings, and more! All of life’s big memorable moments deserve a plate of beautiful cookies. Her cookies have been described as “too pretty to eat” but their taste matches their beauty. Katie’s signature vanilla almond sugar cookie dough decorated with vanilla almond royal icing is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. We’re thrilled to feature this Mitten-born business in #ShopMidMichigan2022.  


Buff City Soap

Featuring plant-based Soap, Bath Bombs, Laundry Soap, and more! Frustrated by commercial soaps’ harsh chemicals, detergents, and animal fats, Buff City Soap set out to create a better way! Buff City Soap — delightfully scented plant-based soaps, handmade daily, in its local, Fenton Soap Makery. Shop In-Store or Online and discover plant-based Soap, Bath Bombs, Laundry Soap, and more! We’re thrilled to feature this wonderful show in #ShopMidMichigan2022.  


Thrive Wellness Center

Thrive Wellness Center offers designed nutritional programs, chiropractic care, and wellness products for those looking to improve their health without the use of drugs or surgery. Dr. Shannon Roznay is a Nutrition Response Testing master and instructor and offers Activator Methods chiropractic alongside nutritional programs to optimize health and achieve true wellness. Thrive Wellness Center strives to deliver the highest quality natural health solutions to the community and provides excellent service and support to all who seek an alternative to drugs and surgery.

Emerald Bird Designs

Adorable, hand-made one of kind items! Jewelry, crafts, and other amazing creations for every one in the family!

Blue Lilac Skincare

Blue Lilac Skincare was born out of one woman’s love for healthy skin and her dedication to translating this passion into skincare solutions. In 2017, founder Mayuri was diagnosed with Endometriosis. At the peak of her health struggles with the condition, she also experienced highly sensitive allergies and skin rashes. Instead of giving up, she dove headfirst into learning and discovered that much of her physical condition could be changed by what she put in and on her body. Most of Blue Lilac’s ingredients are organic, Eco-certified, and sourced from certified Fair-trade vendors. Products in small batches in Michigan, to ensure optimal quality and lasting freshness.


We hope our Holiday Gift Guide makes your gift-giving shopping a bit easier + introduces you to some new and amazing Michigan-born businesses! Comment below and let us know if you have a favorite, local business that we should include! Or email us at info@midmichiganmoms.com.

We wish you a wonderful + joyous holiday season!
Happy shopping!