Rejuvenate At Michigan’s Lavender Labyrinth

Tucked away near the little town of Shelby is Michigan’s own Lavender Labyrinth. This unique destination, located at Cherry Point Farm & Market, is a fantastic experience for the entire family. About Cherry Point Farm & Market Cherry Point Farm & Market is one of the oldest working farms in Oceana County. The first orchards […]

Lansing’s Gift-Worthy Experiences

A delicious meal created at Le Chat Gourmet.

In my time so far with Awesome Mitten, I’ve written about mid-Michigan foods to be thankful for, our wonderful local libraries and the countless festivals that happen in Greater Lansing year-round. What can I say? I’m proud of the place I grew up in and have continued to call home all these years. Mid-Michigan is full of interesting […]

Bronner’s: The Most Magical Place in Michigan

Bronner's Exterior

The magic of the holidays always begins with a visit to Bronner’s! This place is magnificent no matter what the season, but during the holidays it’s the absolute perfect way to get anyone in the mood to celebrate the holidays. Since 1945, the store has been a staple in Frankenmuth with over 2 million annual visitors. […]

Michigan Gift Guide for the Outdoor Adventurer

Rather Be Up North Stickers

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. […]

Michigan Sports Gift Guide

Michigan Sports Can Holder

“We are the Champions!” Michigan is one of the most adventurous states in the country with such a large variety of sports to enjoy throughout the year. It’s also home to some of the most recognizable sports teams in history, making our pride overwhelming amazing. Sports is one of the many things that comes to […]

The Ultimate Michigan Made Gift Guide

Ultimate Michigan Gift Guide - The Awesome Mitten

Welcome to The Ultimate Michigan Made Gift Guide! Whether near or far, these amazing gifts will make you fall in love with Michigan all over again! This guide highlights the absolute best gifts for those who love to incorporate and share their Michigan pride in every aspect of their lives! Holiday Décor Michigan Hands Tee Ornament […]

Fit for Foodies: Michigan Gift Guide

It’s that time of year again to start searching out the best gifts for everyone in your life and we have compiled amazing Gift Guides to help you this season. Whether you’re shopping for those who specifically love all things Michigan or you’re trying to find a unique gift for the ultimate foodie in your […]

Southerner Meets Michigan: The Ultimate Michigan Gift Guide

The Awesome Mitten-The Ultimate Michigan Gift Guide

Recently, I found myself in a predicament that I’ve become all too familiar with: the quest to find the perfect Michigan gift. With family members sprinkled between Ohio and Virginia, I’m always inspired to mail or hand-deliver something that’s unique to this area, yet still interesting to the person on the receiving end. Ideal products […]

Pop In to a Pop Up Art Gallery in Jackson

Original art makes for a unique personal gift that could become a treasured piece that lasts a lifetime. Pop-up art galleries are a win-win for the community, too. This holiday season they’re bringing people to Downtown Jackson. Now more than ever, shopping local is important for Jackson,  as we build a new and vibrant downtown district. […]

The Green Glove Dryer Makes Holiday Shopping Easy

No matter who you are, exchanging gifts is fun to do.  The Awesome Mitten has made it easy for you by highlighting gifts that we would love to receive ourselves.  These are brainstormed, built, and sold in our beloved state: one such commodity is the awesome Green Glove Dryer! Karen Smoots, a mother of two and […]

Hunting Holiday Antiques

Awesome Mitten (Hunting Holiday Antiques)

November is traditionally the month where America remembers that now is a good time to start thinking of holiday gifts. The good news is that you still have plenty of time to come up with unique gift ideas for everyone on your list without rush ordering from Amazon. The even better news is that Grand […]

Michigan Made Gift Guide: For the Music Lover

Michigan Made Gift Guide 2012

        [button link=”” size=”large” target=”_blank”]Send a crate of Michigan Made products to your loved ones for Christmas this year. Check out The Awesome Mitten Crate! Click for details.[/button] It’s a well-known fact that albums make great Christmas gifts.  When giving music, though, it can often be hard to pin down exactly what […]

The Silver Swan

Once upon a time, there were three sisters. Their parents had taught them to put love and effort into cooking and feeding others and so when the time came to take over the family business, they did it with pleasure, grace and success. People came from all over the mitten-shaped land all throughout the year […]

Day 171:Michigan Made Gift Guide

Michigan Made Gift Guide - The Awesome Mitten

The holidays are upon us and this year, we want to help you find the perfect Michigan made gift for everyone on your list AND support some awesome Michigan businesses! Below are a few favorites from everyone here at The Awesome Mitten as well as some businesses we’ve featured in our 365 Days of Awesome. What is a […]