Eight Local Stores for Holiday Shopping


About the Home
218 S. Bridge St., Grand Ledge
Holiday Hours: Mon-Tues – 11-6; W-Th-F – 11-8; Sat. – 11-8; Sun. – 12-4

About the Home is a one-stop, full-service home furnishings store, offering in-home design consultations. Wide variety of lamps, pictures, mirrors, frames, accent tables, upholstered sofas and chairs. Custom order fabrics of preference.

scarves_about_the_homeNecklaces, earrings, rings, pins, scarves, DaVinci beads. Spa-quality products, pedi-buffers to cleanse and relax weary feet. Baby gifts. Gourmet pantry with balsamic vinegars, virgin olive oils, gourmet chocolates, Cherry Republic™ gourmet salsa and barbecue sauces, Wind and Willow™ cheeseball and appetizer mixes, the Republic of Tea™ and Scriptures™ teas and everything to prepare and serve tea. Aspen™ mulling spices, Cherith™ corn relish, Prairie Thyme™ Raspberry Jalapeno Ambrosia. Cooking utensils, tools and gadgets.

Absolute Art and Custom Framing Gallery
307 E. Grand River Ave. (Old Town)absolute_gallery_logo
T-F – 11-7; S-S – 11-5.

Open since 2003, owner Kathy Holcumb takes pride in offering a variety of products you’re not likely to find anywhere else. Jewelry, hand-crafted pottery, whimsical display pieces, fun socks, Zortz (hand-designed) noteholders, cards for every occasion, artwork and posters, hats, soaps, and unique items for children.

Absolute offers custom framing solutions for residential and commercial projects, including a vast array of matting, glazing, mounting and molding choices, and the perfectly-framed art piece, certificate, photo or memento.

burgdorf_winery_logoBurgdorf Winery
5635 Showman Rd., Haslett
T-Sun, 12-5

While Dave and Deb Burgdorf have been making wine for 30 years, they opened their winery in 2005. They produce their award-winning wines on-site, from juicing, fermentation, bottling and sales. Wide selection of red, white and fruit wines. Ask about their award-winning Traminette.

Join Burgdorf’s Elite Club for a $50 annual membership. See their website for club details. Arrange a wine tasting by reservation. Taste five wines for $5 or 10 wines for $10. Locally-made cheeses from Tirrell Farms, Charlotte, andburgdorfwines2 crackers to go with the wine tasting is an additional $10.

Buy a bottle or two or three as gifts. Shop their showroom for gift-related wine serving items. Save the guessing and buy a gift certificate. A holiday open house is planned Dec. 17-18 from 12-5 p.m.

Capitol Loop Giftsrealcapitalloopsgiftslogo
(located inside The City Market – 325 Market Dr.)
E-mail: rivertownmi@gmail.com
Tues-Fri. – 10-6; Sat. – 9-5

capitol_loop_giftsCapitol Loop Gifts is a Michigan and Lansing-themed gift shop, with unique handmade gifts from local artists, along with souvenirs and apparel. Owned and operated by Paul Brogan and Nate Williams.

Douglas J Salon, Okemos
4663 Ardmore Ave. (near Okemos and Hamilton Rds.)
M – 11-7; T-F, 7 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sat. – 8-5

When he opened his first salon in East Lansing in 1967, Douglas Weaver’s goal was to offer an aesthetdouglasj2-_skin_repairically beautiful and highly professional beauty and nail salon. Today, services include an in-house salon for men, hair-styling for youth, and hair (including color and retexturizing) and nail treatments for women, massage, and facials. Douglas J uses and douglas_j_eyes
sells Aveda products. Paper used to wrap gift boxes creates income for 4,900 papermakers in Nepal. The salon also supports the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Purchase a gift certificate or a pampering products package.

113 N. Washington Sq., Lansingsuitstie_shirts_-_kostichecks
Weekdays, 9-6; Sat. – 9-5

Henry Kostichek opened a high-quality men’s clothing store in Eaton Rapids in 1865, and later moved the store to its current location. The store offers classic to contemporary suits, vests, ties, shoes, socks, sweaters, sportswear, and other clothing accoutrements. Suit sizes up to 56, including regular, long and extra-long. Other clothing ranges from small to 4X, including tall sizes. Tailoring of suits is complimentary with purchase.

Kostichek’s has carried the Leon G™ jewelry line since 1965, including diamond, pearl, kostichecks1colored stone and wedding jewelry. The store also carries Shinola™ watches, hand-assembled by Detroit artisans.  Make an appointment for manicures, pedicures, beard trim and shave by calling 517-482-1100.

Select something special for the man in your life, or give him a dapper hint with a gift certificate.

Linn & Owen Jewelerslinn__owen_jewelers_logo
223 S. Washington Sq., Lansing
9:30-5:30, weekdays, 9:30-2 p.m. (except holiday weekends)

Linn & Owen™ has always been independently-owned and locally-operated, and there’s a free parking meter directly in front of the store for patrons. Owner Stewart Powell’s artists are accomplished in all precious metals, and can create one-of-a-kind design for rings, pendants, bracelets or brooches.

The store offers its own private-labellinn_and_owen_watch_001 Linn & Owen™ wristwatch, assembled in the U.S. for over 70 years. Solar-powered timepieces include the Citizen Eco-Drive™, offered in traditional, radio control and satellite reception. Choose from Bulova™, Seiko™, Rhythm™ and Howard Miller™ clocks. Linn & Owen™ is a factory-authorized service center for the Howard Miller™ Clock Company. Estimates are provided on all repairs and custom-designed jewelry. Stop in and choose a watch, clock or piece of jewelry suited for that special person.

Wharton Center Gift Shop
(inside Wharton Center on MSU campus)wharton_center_logo
Open M-F, 11-4 or one hour prior to performances.
For special appointments, contact Nina Silbergart at nina@whartoncenter.com

This is the place to shop for your music, theatre, dance or opera lover. Gifts for adults and children, including jewelry, instruments, books and accessories. Purchase a gift card from $25-$150 by calling 517-432-2000 or purchase at the ticket office. eCertificiates can be wharton_center_gift_shoppurchased in any denomination over the Wharton Gift Shop website. eCertificates can be sent by e-mail directly to the giftee or the purchaser to present in person.

Many 2017 events to choose from, including Lansing Symphony Orchestra tickets, “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical”, Brian Regan Comedy tour, Black Violin, the Hot Sardines, Jessica Lange Dance, Alton Brown’s “Eat Your Science”, Rent, Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime and much more.