Shop Local: Grand Rapids 2023 Holiday Gift Guide

In Grand Rapids, we are fortunate to have access to many small and locally owned businesses that help make the city such a great, vibrant place to live. There’s never a better time to support Grand Rapids’ many small businesses than the holiday season.

With such an array of locally owned shops and stores in West Michigan, you’re guaranteed to find something on your gift list for everyone—including the person who has everything! Shopping locally not only puts money right back into our community, but it also makes it easy to find unique and meaningful gifts. To take the guesswork out of your shopping list, check out our Grand Rapids Holiday Gift Guide for 2023 that features some of our favorite local shops and businesses.

Not a local yet? Looking to become one?

Table of Contents:

  1. For the Nature Enthusiast
  2. For the Artsy One
  3. For the Homebody
  4. For the One With a Sweet Tooth
  5. For the Foodie or Mixologist
  6. For the Animal Lover
  7. For the Little Ones
  8. For the Book Worm
  9. For the Self-Care Enthusiast
  10. For the One With a Green Thumb
  11. For the Jewelry Lover
  12. For the Fashionable One
  13. Assorted Gifts


For the Nature Enthusiast

From activewear to sporting goods, these shops are your best best for the outdoorsy people in your life.


For the Artsy One

Gift a hand-on experience at one of these awesome studios to the creative person in your life.


For the Homebody

Are you looking to give a gift to someone that loves to make their house a home? These stores have a variety of new and vintage home décor that will make any home body smile.


For the One With a Sweet Tooth

If you’re shopping for someone who’d love a stocking full of sweets, you can’t go wrong with a treat from one of these businesses.


For the Foodie or Mixologist

We all know Grand Rapids has no shortage of amazing food and alcohol. These places offer a great selection of delicacies, as well as some cocktail and cooking classes!


For the Animal Lover

You may have an animal or an animal lover on your Christmas gifting list. These stores offer some great options for both!


For the Little Ones

If you’re shopping for kids, check out these places for the cutest clothes and toys.


For the Bookworm

From cook books and biographies, to comic books and romance novels, these shops have something for every type of reader.

For the Self-Care Enthusiast

Have someone on your list that loves everything wellness and self-care? Look no further than this list of shops and spas that offer facials, beauty supplies, massages, and more!


For the One With a Green Thumb

Whether the plan lover in your life prefers a fresh bouquet of cut stems, or has a growing jungle of potted plants, these shops have quite the selection.  


For the Jewelry Lover

Know someone who loves a little bling? Stop into one of these local stores to shop for a gorgeous and unique piece.


For the Fashionista

Who couldn’t use new clothes? Whether it’s a gift card or a hand-selected item, these stores will be a hit.


Assorted Gifts & Unique Finds

Not seeing anything that piques your interest? Check out one of these shops for something a little different


If you’re still unsure where to start, the Fulton St. Farmer’s Market and the Christkindl Markt at the Downtown Market are a couple places carry a wide variety of curated gifts and goodies from local, independent makers and vendors all in one place. Another great option would be to gift an activity! Check out our list of Winter Activities and Events in Grand Rapids for more ideas.

Treadstone Mortgage is Invested in the Community

Shopping locally makes it easy to find unique and meaningful gifts for everyone on your list!