Best Places to Get Gifts in Kalamazoo, MI
The holidays are here and that means that it’s time to start looking for gifts for your close friends and family. Finding the right gifts for everyone can be a difficult process, so we wanted to make it a little easier for you. People don’t often want anything big or expensive, but just a little memento to remember each other by. There is no better place to get these than local gift shops right here in Kalamazoo, MI. We put together a list of our favorites that are sure to have some options for you. Best of all, they’re all in close proximity to your apartment at 13 Twenty-Four!
“Nature Connection opened in April of 2000. Its mission is to link people with their environment. This may be through educational materials, a piece of art depicting nature, or a cuddly toy for the youngster. The store changed ownership in November of 2003, but kept the name and the intent. The new owners are diligently working to bring in even more local and regional products. Specialties include Michigan foods, local art, and unique gift items. The friendly atmosphere and helpful staff make it a pleasant place to shop for anyone on your list!”
“Owner, jewelry designer, and Kalamazoo native Amy Zane specializes in handcrafted jewelry made of highly unusual and often rare quality gemstones. After a bad car accident 14 years ago in San Francisco and a lot of soul-searching, Amy began her career in jewelry design. She returned to her home state to open her first retail location, Fervor, and then a second, House*Wear, which quickly expanded to hold the work of over 250 local artists. After 5 years, life led her elsewhere. She closed her stores, began a simpler life with her husband in a tiny cabin in the woods, and had two wonderful daughters. In November of 2012 she returned--with passion renewed--to open a gallery in downtown Kalamazoo.”
“Curate & Co. is a modern gift store and the place to shop the latest brands, discover hip local artists/makers, and be a part of the newest creative hub in the city . . . In addition to the shop, our goal is to empower women through sparking creativity and providing an outlet for their talents to flourish. Did we mention we also have a bakery counter in the shop? Come check out Kelsey’s Cakes amazing cookies, she’ll be featuring her treats for special events and can’t wait to add that unique touch to your party. And don’t miss our creative workshops throughout the year, perfect for learning a new skill and connecting with friends.”
What are your favorite gift shops in Kalamazoo? We love these ones because they are all locally owned and operated, which helps our hometown thrive! Happy holidays!