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Michigan Gift Guide for the Outdoor Adventurer

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    Michigan is the most adventurous state with an endless array of seasonal activities! No matter which of the four seasons you prefer, there is always a reason to stay active. This guide is to help you plan your next adventure and to showcase some of the best products you’ll need when exploring The Great Lakes State.

    Apparel

    Michigan Campfire Sweatshirt 

    Michigan Campfire Sweatshirt
    Courtesy of MyNorth

    Stay warm on those cool Michigan nights with this adorable fleece hoodie featuring the classic UpNorth Campfire logo! This is an amazing gift for those who are always super chilly or anyone else who knows how to enjoy the laid back lifestyle of Michigan!

    Product Details: super soft fleece, ships directly from UpNorth Michigan, $45

     

    Michigan Fresh Coast Distressed Military Hat

    MI Fresh Coast Military Hat
    Courtesy of LivinFresh

    A cool hat supporting a great state! The unique style of this hat sets it apart from the typical baseball cap and the Fresh Coast logo let’s everyone know your passion is only for pure Michigan! A great accessory to give to anyone this holiday season!

    Product Details: 100% cotton twill, unstructured, hook and loop closure, $22

     

    #NOMI Summer Tee

    #NOMI T-Shirt
    Courtesy of High Five Threads

    Beaches, Bonfires, and Beers! Celebrate the lifestyle of northern Michigan with this fun t-shirt by High Five Threads!  The vibrant colors and trendy hashtag makes it especially unique. A great gift for anyone who lives for vacationing, especially in Michigan!

    Product Details: 100% sheer jersey cotton tee, made in the USA, $26

     

     

    Radar Sun Runner Cap

    Radar Sun Runner Cap
    Courtesy of Bill&Paul’s Sporthaus

    Keep your friends and loved ones protected from the elements with this cap specifically designed for runners by Outdoor Research! This is a great gift for the runner in your life or anyone who burns easily because of its UPF 30 protection, breathable fabric, and brim reducing glare!

    Product Details: includes wicking TransAction™ Headband, sun cape is removable, 100% Supplex® nylon, plain weave, $37

     

     

    M22 Fit Socks

    M22 Fitted Socks
    Courtesy of M22

    Keep Michigan in your heart and on your feet with these fun socks by M22! Rock these socks on your next road trip up M22! This is the perfect gift for anyone of all ages that enjoys vibrantly fun style and has a passion for Michigan!

    Product Detail: $12

    Oversized Bundle Up Scarf 

    Live Love Michigan Bundle Up Scarf
    Courtesy of Live.Love.Michigan

    Live Love Michigan’s adorable scarf is an exciting reason to get bundled up this season! This is a beautiful gift for anyone who loves Michigan, especially when those snowflakes begin to make this state a winter wonderland!

    Product Details:  3.1 oz., 50/50 polyester/rayon, size: 72″ x 30″, $22

     

     

     

    Stormy Kromer Original Cap

    Original Stormy Kromer Cap
    Courtesy of Stormy Kromer

    A classic for over a century! This comfy cap by Stormy Kromer is perfect for anyone who loves the vintage style of an era that seems worlds away! Give the gift of warmth, comfort, and classic style to anyone who needs to accessorize for the great outdoors.

    Product Details: 23-25 oz. 80% wool/20% nylon or 100% wool (blaze orange), 100% cotton flannel lining, made in the USA with globally sourced materials, dry clean only, $39.99

     

    Accessories

    Green Glove Dryer 

    The Green Glove Dryer
    Courtesy of The Green Glove Dryer

    Every home in Michigan needs one of these! This awesome product sits on top of your air vent allowing gloves to neatly be organized while quickly drying! A great gift for anyone since this product is so useful. Don’t forget to buy one for yourself as well!

    Product Detail: $20

     

     

    Sweet Stick-Love Michigan Campfire Roasting Stick

    Sweet Stick
    Courtesy of MyNorth

    A campfire classic, enjoy a Michigan campfire with these adorable roasting sticks with ceramic handles ensuring that they won’t get too hot! Geri Mateus’s are individually handcrafted with lovely designs and quirky saying making this a beautifully personalized gift for anyone who enjoys campfires or pure Michigan summers!

    Product Details: 39” long, made with surgical grade stainless steel with the ends rounded, stainless steel heats the marshmallow on the inside, hand-painted ceramic handle, approx. 4 inches long with 1 inch diameter, handmade in Michigan,$21

    Cellphone Drybag 

    Cellphone Drybag
    Courtesy of Bill&Paul’s Sporthaus

    This is a must for almost any Michigan exploration! This gift will work wonders for anyone because it will protect their gear from the elements allowing them to be carefree when adventuring! Let the joys of going to the pool, beach, boating, skiing, hunting, fishing, kayaking, golfing, and any other activity be stress free with this waterproof dry bag by GeckoBrands!

    Product Details: Fits iPhone 5, iPhone 4/4S, iPod with most cases and other devices equal to or smaller than 6”H x 2.75”W x .4”D, includes a free carabineer to secure the case to your bag, boat, bike, or other gear, $16.99

     

     

    Waterproof Drawstring Backpack

    Waterproof Drawstring Backpack
    Courtesy of Bill&Paul’s Sporthaus

    Keep your valuables protected from the elements with this great waterproof backpack from GeckoBrands! A great stocking stuffer or gift for anyone since it can be used in such a large variety of ways. Now enjoy the pool, beach, team sports, boating, skiing, hunting, fishing, kayaking, golf, and every other outdoor activity stress free with this product!

    Product Details: includes an 8”h x 7”w interior zip pocket, includes a chest clip to keep the straps on your shoulders, $19.95

     

     

    Michigan Awesome Water Bottle 

    Michigan Awesome Water Bottle
    Courtesy of Michigan Awesome

    Hydrate with pride! Show your pride for Michigan with every activity you do by taking along this awesome water bottle. The innovated design of this product allows it to keep liquids cold twice as long as traditional water bottles. A great gift for anyone, especially those who are super active!

    Product Details: hold 20 fluid ounces, fit standard bike water bottle cages and feature a removable carrying strap, BPA-free and Phthalate-free, made in the USA, $16

     

     

    Victorinox-Climber 

    Victorinox - Climber
    Courtesy of Bill&Paul’s Sporthaus

    This innovative product by Victorinox Swiss Army is fully loaded and lightweight to ensure it takes up as little room as possible in your pack! This product is made with the most high quality and durable tools.  A smart gift for anyone who spends a lot of time in the Michigan wilderness!

    Product Detail: $41

     

    Key Chain Bottle Opener

    MI Bottle Opener
    Courtesy of High Five Threads

    Since Michigan is home to Beer City, this is a must have gift! Michigan has thousands of awesome breweries making this the easily accessible tool perfect for this state. Give this as a gift or stocking stuffer to the special one in your life who loves beer and Michigan!

    Product Details: remember to be safe-don’t drink and drive, $15

     

    Books & Maps

    The LakeShore Trail Map 

    LakeShore Trail Map
    Courtesy of MyNorth

    Fit the perfect adventure in the side pouch of your pack! Chosen from the Classic Trails of Michigan series from MichiganTrailMaps.com this trail takes you along one of the most picturesque destinations in Michigan, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore! Explore the whole collection to choose the perfect map for the adventurer in your life or surprise someone with the adventure of a lifetime with this map!

    Product Details: 11×17 inches, printed on durable card stock, water resistant, includes all distance markers, contour lines, historic buildings and ruins, $4.95

    Paddling Michigan 

    Paddling Michigan
    Courtesy of Uncle Ducky Outdoors

    This the ultimate book for canoeists and kayakers looking for endless adventures in Michigan! it covers over 70 of Michigan’s best lakes, streams, and coastal waterways with each journey build for specific interests such as beautiful scenery, awesome fishing, relaxation, historical wonders, and marine wildlife. This gift will be thrilling for both beginner and expert paddlers looking to take their next journey!

    Product Details: inside you’ll find: an overview of what to expect and how to prepare; detailed maps showing access points and routes; information on each waterway’s character, difficulty, and the best times to paddle; lists of local paddling organizations and information resources, 6 x 9, 320 pages, b&w photos, maps, $19.95

    50 Hikes in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

    50 Hikes in Michigan's Upper Peninsula
    Courtesy of Bill&Paul’s Sporthaus

    There are so many beautiful places to hike in Michigan and many forget that includes the U.P. This book, by Thomas Funke, is an awesome gift to inspire anyone to seek adventures in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula! The variety of trails allows every skillset to enjoy hiking through Michigan’s profoundly beautiful backcountry!

    Product Details: softcover, 240 pages, b&w photos, maps, provides information on the geology, wildlife and history of each trail, includes index of common plants and animals with their Latin names, $17.95

     

    Snacks

    Venison Snack sticks 

    Michigan Venison Snack Sticks
    Courtesy of Michigan Venison

    Protein on the go! These snack sticks by Michigan Venison are their tastiest best sellers! This is a great gift for those who enjoy venison, especially Michigan’s whitetail venison!

    Product Details: sold in half-pound vacuum-sealed packages, $6

     

     

    ERG! Energy Bars

    ERG! Energy Bar
    Courtesy of ERG! Energy Bars

    Stay energized with these delicious and nutritious nut and fruit bars in a variety of flavors! This is a great gift for on the go. Either way, this healthy snack is absolutely delicious wherever you choose to snack! Give this to anyone to boost their day, and don’t forget to buy some for yourself!

    Product Details: gluten free, soy free, non-GMO, starts with 25% real fruit, single full size bars $2.49, 12 full size bars $29.99, 12 Half-Size (1.1oz) Bars $14.99

     

    Stickers & Decals

    The Fresh Coast Sticker 

    The Fresh Coast Sticker
    Courtesy of LivinFresh

    “Give your car some Michigan pride!” Let everyone know that the fresh coast is the best coast with this cool sticker! This makes a great gift since it is a simple, yet powerful reminder of how amazing The Great Lakes are!

    Product Decals: 6 1/2 inches wide by 4 inches tall, $5

    Love Camping Decal

    Love Camping Decal
    Courtesy of Live.Love.Michigan

    Michigan is for campers! This beautiful state encompasses thousands of amazing places to camp, each individually unique!  For all the campers in your life, give them this fun gift to show off their pride for camping and Michigan!

    Product Details: 4-year weather-resistant vinyl sticker, 6×2.5, $3

     

     

    Live Life Pure Decals

    Live Life Pure Decals
    Courtesy of MyNorth

    Let everyone know that you “live life pure Michigan” with these fun decals! Give them all to one adventurer or separate them into multiple stocking stuffers! This adorable set is such a fun way to tell everyone how many types of awesome adventures can be found in Michigan!

    Product Details: all four decals included with purchase, $9.99

     

    Rather Be Up North Sticker

    Rather Be Up North Stickers
    Courtesy of The Mitten State

    Up North is awesome! Let everyone know how you feel with sassy sticker by The Mitten State! By purchasing this product you’ll also be helping the Michigan Department of Natural Resources keep our state beautiful since 5% of every item of the Summer Collection sold is being given to the DNR! Give this as a tiny treat or stocking stuffer to everyone you know that adores northern Michigan!

    Product Details: 4.5 x 4 inch vinyl sticker, designed in Michigan and made in the USA, $3
    Designed in Michigan by The Mitten State.
    Made in USA.

    What’s one thing you always take with you on your favorite explorations in Michigan? Let us know in the comments! 

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