Shop Local: Grand Rapids Holiday Gift Guide

Aislinn Teachout

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 truly has never been a better time to support Grand Rapids’ many small businesses than this holiday season. Shipping delays and supply shortages make online shopping a headache, and 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 someone 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 2021 that features some of our favorite local shops and businesses.

The Nature Enthusiast

The Home Body: Home Décor

The Sweet Tooth:

The Foodie & Mixologist:

The Animal lover:

For the Little Ones:

The Reader:

The Wellness Enthusiast: Beauty, Wellness & Health:

The Green Thumb: Plants & Floral


Clothing, Apparel & Accessories

Assorted Gifts & Unique Finds:

If you’re still unsure where to start, Market Place powered by Pack Elephant, ShopLocus, the Downtown Market, and the Fulton St. Farmer’s Market all carry a wide variety of curated gifts and goodies from local, independent makers and vendors all in one place.

When you don’t know where to start your gift shopping, start local! You never know what surprises you’ll stumble upon.

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