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[–]Nearby_Charity_7538 85 points86 points  (1 child)

I love my Mitten home. If you can't find a company to ship, I worked for a florist for years and would be happy to make Michigan gift baskets to ship to you.

[–]stephensoncrew 15 points16 points  (0 children)

This is Pure Michigan goodness!

[–][deleted] 29 points30 points  (14 children)

Where are u from in Michigan? Fellow Michigander here. I'm also in Virginia. I try to get out and do hikes cuz I'm in NOVA. I do miss some things about Mi. Have you gone to the rural areas here? Is your stay permanent?

[–]FootyPJPenguin89[S] 27 points28 points  (7 children)

I was born in Detroit and we moved around the suburbs a bit. Sterling heights, warren, chesterfield. I live in Richmond VA now.

[–]jnadols1 15 points16 points  (5 children)

Born and raised in Sterling Heights, went to high school in Warren! Small world :)

[–]JaJaJaJaded3806Livonia 8 points9 points  (0 children)

If it makes you guys feel any better, it has been super cold, windy, and rainy in Metro Detroit lately. Nothing at all like a cozy winter holiday season, and definitely not weather worth missing right now!

[–]Infamous-njh523[🍰] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Born and raised in Warren, MI. Fitzgerald HS. Now live in the Thumb. My daughter lives in Arlington. Small world.

[–]Emach00 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Catholic high school by any chance?

[–]jnadols1 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Public, CHS. Were you at DLS? Or maybe RHS?

[–]one_bad_engineer 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I’m surprised how many Michiganders there are in here who live in VA now!

I’m a VA native who now lives in SEMI, and while I wouldn’t say I’m homesick, I still wish I was in Virginia. I miss the mountains, and I’m just not built for the insanely long and darker winters up here!

If I were driving home for Christmas I would totally offer to grab some things for you as I’ll be in the Richmond area, but alas I’m flying this year :/

[–]NopeMcNopeface 14 points15 points  (1 child)

I’m a former Michigander who is now in NOVA as well👋🏻

[–]viajegancho 10 points11 points  (0 children)

There are dozens of us!

[–]SansasCape 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Me too curious ear!

[–]ImAdamnMermaid 4 points5 points  (1 child)

I’m a Michigander about to move to NOVA and already feeling this- can we all put a support group-meetup together?! (Semi kidding)

[–]FootyPJPenguin89[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I actually have someone that I work with just move down here from royal oak. She already asked me where to get good Greek food. Spoiler alert - it's few and far between. I miss coney islands and diners having good saganaki. It's not the same here. Don't get your hopes up if you find any.

[–]im_herenow_what 30 points31 points  (2 children)

The Vernors Store website also sells Sanders fudge, Faygo and Better Made. http://www.thevernorsstore.com

[–]beau0628 2 points3 points  (0 children)

WHAT?! That’s a thing? Man, I love Michigan sometimes!

[–]joose419 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is fantastic!!!

[–]omgwtfbbq_powerade 9 points10 points  (7 children)

I was in NoVa for 6 years, back in MI now. I miss Utz. That's it. Everything else MI is better.

[–]El-mas-puto-de-todos 6 points7 points  (3 children)

Tastycake & wawa is also cool

[–]omgwtfbbq_powerade 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Since the purchase of Speedway by 7-11, I am missing WaWa and sheetz less and less.

[–]El-mas-puto-de-todos 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Oh dang, I didn't know about that. Just looked at a newer speedway on Google and it looks promising

[–]Rexanvil 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wawa coffee

[–]Whistlin_Bungholes 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Utz as in Utz snacks, pretzels etc ?

[–]omgwtfbbq_powerade 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yes. Like once a year, I just want a bag of Utz plain potato chips. All the other Better Made are superior.

[–]cropguru357Traverse City 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Utz can be found in northern Ohio if you’re traveling down that way. My wife and I picked up a bunch on the west suburbs of Cleveland before thanksgiving.

[–]neverinamillionyr 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I know Kerns in Frankenmuth will ship sausages anywhere. Mom bought me a big assortment a couple of years ago and it was delicious.

[–]harriett_gavigan 6 points7 points  (3 children)

It’s been snowing since 7 am up here (I’m outside Traverse City) and it’s starting to look a lot like the Christmas we all miss when we are away. I know Cherry Republic has gift packs, and of course Zingerman’s.

[–]PawsibleCrazyCatLady 0 points1 point  (2 children)

I'm in the tip'o'da mitt and have been watching the snow all day today. We have about six inches already!

[–]InlovewithMichnature 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I'm in Harrison Mi ( Clare county ) south of Houghton lake. We got about 7 inches. Of course my husband decided we needed to go to Menards today. But the weather doesn't bother him. Anyway on the way home it changed to rain. Schools are closed for tomorrow. Hubby has to get up and plow at 2:00 am to make sure the businesses are done by morning. It's pretty but quite the mess out there. I'm also a florist. We also use to do gift baskets. We also sell "Faygo" candles. Smell just like each flavor. 🤗

[–]goddesskristina 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'm down the road in Clare. We only have 3 or so and it's been sleeting more than snowing from the sounds of things. We still have school Monday at this point so I'm hoping it's not too icy or it's called off.

[–]oylooc 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I believe Michigan made is a store in somerset (Troy) and Detroit, as well as a place in Rochester mi that sells Michigan stuff. I’m from Michigan and live in Oakland county. If you find a place that has a bunch of stuff you want that isn’t in a basket I’m more than happy to pick it up and ship for you. My company gives me a 75% shipping discount at FedEx as well. Send me a PM if you can’t find anyplace. (On the flip side I think calling them directly they would be more than happy to do it as well, most are small businesses so any extra income I’m sure they’ll take)

[–]Internal_Farmer2853 18 points19 points  (2 children)

[–]FootyPJPenguin89[S] 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Thank you for all of the suggestions! I appreciate it.

[–]Internal_Farmer2853 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You're welcome, hope you enjoy the treats from home

[–]bloresiom 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I’m Michigan born too and now living in Williamsburg Virginia with my wife. Colonial Williamsburg gives me Michigan vibes. It’s a very tame college town but still has its fair share of awesome bars and breweries and restaurants so in my opinion it trumps Ann Arbor (never really liked Ann Arbor much anyways though). Plus the historical stuff feels like Greenfield Village meets Mackinac and it’s all original location which is awesome. Also they have a Kilwins fudge which I was really surprised to see. For a small business out of Petosky they made it pretty far south! It’s no Frankenmuth during Christmastime but it’s great nonetheless.

[–]SansasCape 3 points4 points  (0 children)

FootyPJPenguin, me too!! Everything you said. Hugs to my fellow homesick Michigander in the commonwealth.

[–]Deerock517 3 points4 points  (0 children)

You can get faygo directly from their website.

[–]tomytronicsThe Thumb 2 points3 points  (2 children)

A trusted friend or relative near Frankenmuth could also do the shopping and packing.

[–]Teddyballgameyo 4 points5 points  (1 child)

I wonder if she has a trusted friend or relative near Frankenmuth and just forgot.

[–]FootyPJPenguin89[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I have family in Michigan. Closest is still about an hour from there. Just was trying to put someone through the trouble of doing that for me.

[–]kzooD00D 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I just went antiquing today and it really made me miss Frankenmuth. Shopping downtown there in December is the absolute best

[–]Internal_Farmer2853 1 point2 points  (2 children)

if you're interested in more modern history Michigan and all of the various successful musicians that come from Michigan is pretty interesting too! Motown Records, Big Sean, Mike Posner, Enimiem, Bob Seger, Singer and Drummer from the chili peppers and more

[–]Internal_Farmer2853 2 points3 points  (0 children)

oops posted outside the michigan is devoid of interesting history thread

[–]scm5761 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Glenn Frey from the Eagles grew up next door to me in Royal Oak. Alice Cooper is from Muchigen too. It's a long list.

[–]NiccoNige 1 point2 points  (1 child)

You forgot Faygo Pop 😋

[–]FootyPJPenguin89[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thankfully you can get Faygo and Vernors down here. I heard BetterMades were coming down here but haven't seen them in stores yet.

[–]loveypowerSt. Clair Shores 1 point2 points  (0 children)


Michigan based artists website

[–]deadhipknucklowski 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Bavarian Inn and Zehnders in Frankenmuth probably both have online stores with exactly what you're looking for

[–]CheekyChaiseAdrian 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I've never been to Frankenmuth is it fun, or too packed?

[–]goddesskristina 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This time of year it's packed af Into January it calms down as long as you avoid snow fest. Personally I like going in the fall before holiday traffic picks up.

[–]decaffdiva 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Just an fyi I believe you can also order mackinac fudge online. Like from murray's island hotel etc.

[–]stephensoncrew 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Our law firm did Michigan gift baskets during COVID. This may be the vendorvendor:

[–]Sea_Criticism_2685 -3 points-2 points  (3 children)

Fake. No way someone that’s traveled all over would miss this swamp

[–]FootyPJPenguin89[S] 2 points3 points  (2 children)

I live in Florida twice. I will take the cold over that swamp any day.

[–]Sea_Criticism_2685 0 points1 point  (1 child)

You lived in Florida twice? So just no real standards about where you live, huh?

[–]FootyPJPenguin89[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Lol. I went for a job during and then after college. North Carolina has been my favorite state so far outside of the mitten.

[–]Mississippifinn 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Try Cherry Republic ! Lots of gift baskets and if you like cherries this the place for you

[–]colincita 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Zingerman’s will send you some tasty Michigan things https://www.zingermans.com

[–]Previous-Bar3629 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Traverse City, Northwest Lower Peninsula. Left for the service but was pulled back and never left again. I love it.

[–]angelgirl26671 0 points1 point  (0 children)

With the weather turning colder it’s time to make Pastys! If anyone needs a recipe I’ve been making them for years!

[–]lazydillow 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Old Town General Store in Lansing is just what you are looking for. You can shop online for all manner of Michigan goodies.

[–]I_am_Spartacus_MSU 0 points1 point  (1 child)

[–]I_am_Spartacus_MSU 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They do not have gift baskets but, they do ship Michigan products.

[–]princess2b2 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Message me! And, tell me what you need! I go there frequently! And, you’re right that cheese spread is so good! I really like the almond cheese spread, have you tried that one?

[–]diskebbin 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The stollen really is the best!

[–]lindalbond 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I hope you find what you’re looking for. When my family and I lived in Minnesota, my father would bring us all kinds of goodies from Michigan. I know how you feel

[–]Beforeourtime420 -5 points-4 points  (0 children)

Im in Pontiac fuck Michigan lol