Posted on 12/13/2022

Spruce Up Your Holiday Shopping in SW Michigan!

Santa's got a smart suggestion for you this holiday season:

"Shop small" along the SW Michigan shoreline!

In an increasingly disconnected world, shopping at independently owned stores can be a real breath of fresh air and this time of year it's extra special. Whether you're shopping for yourself, your family and friends, or for a hostess gift, there's no shortage of unique and delightful shops and boutiques to choose from, each one brimming with creative offerings!

Window Shopping

Trinkets and treasures galore abound—including gifts for your favorite hostess—at Window Shopping in Sawyer, Michigan. Their selection of candles, apothecary, artisan foods, jewelry and floral arrangements means you're sure to find the perfect, personalized gift for your friends, family or a holiday hostess.
Window Shopping
5857 Sawyer Rd.
Sawyer, Michigan
(773) 531-1768

P&E Bottle Shop

If you have a wine or cocktail lover in your life, Three Oaks is home to P&E Bottle Shop and Journeyman Distillery. This popular destination is housed in a 19th century factory where corsets and buggy whips were once made. While you're shopping for the perfect bottle, it's worth staying for a tour and a signature cocktail at the bar. At P&E, you can bring home a bottle of wine and cheese or some craft beer that's sure to please with some help from the owner, Ellie Mullins.
2 Maple Street
Three Oaks, Michigan
(269) 820-4006

Alapash Mercantile

And if you'd like to get some greenery in your life, Alapash Mercantile should also be on your list. For anyone with a green thumb or an interest in browsing a curated selection of plants and planters, as well as homegoods and apothecary, stop into this 19th century greenhouse with its dazzling array of indoor plants, including attractive succulents and tropicals.
111 North Elm Street
Three Oaks, Michigan
(773) 991-4063

Need some beachtown vibes to brighten up this chilly time of year? New Buffalo has four notable shops that can provide just that! Shore, Eastern Standard Time, Lakeside Goods and Frolic should all be on your list of holiday shopping spots!


Shore is a new retail shop featuring a wide selection of chic and stylish men's and women's apparel, fashion accessories and jewelry. They partner with artisans from all around the world to bring you truly unique and sophisticated pieces, helping you radiate your very best look. Come out and browse their cool collections with gift-giving in mind!
10 W. Merchant Street
New Buffalo, Michigan

Eastern Standard Time

Another new retail treasure located in downtown New Buffalo is Eastern Standard Time, "a graphics-driven apparel and lifestyle brand with a passion for design and commitment to create a captivating space." Their unique collection of apparel, jewelry, accessories and more is sure to please your eye and spark your gift-giving imagination!
110 North Whitaker Street
New Buffalo, Michigan

Lakeside Goods

And right next door is another great place to shop! Lakeside Goods is an excellent source for holiday gifts, especially when it comes to finding something suitable for the person on your list who has wide-ranging interests. This charming, near-the-beach shop had home décor, art, books, apothecary, kids' stuff and a collection of seasonal beach accessories, all gathered from artisan partners spanning the globe!
100 North Whittaker Street
New Buffalo, Michigan
(269) 586-3613


Frolic, a sunny, fanciful new shop, just might be what the doctor ordered, if embracing a little more fun in your life is what you need! Casual, easy-to-wear, fashionable clothes, shoes and accessories, plus home décor and more, all in a laid-back beach boutique that never takes itself too seriously! A great place for finding great gifts!
20 North Whittaker Street
New Buffalo, Michigan
(219) 210-0496

Happy Holiday Shopping!

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