(WXYZ) - Southeast Michigan has so much to offer – especially tasty treats and festive retail items that make great gifts for family, friends, employees, and co-workers, as well as for holiday parties! It’s the perfect time to get any of the gifts below, all made right here in Michigan. And there is plenty of time for ordering for the all the Holidays, New Year’s and as appreciation gifts.
Nothing enhances a good meal like a fine roasted and perfectly brewed cup of coffee! Whether made in a coffee pot or in a French Press, a great cup of coffee is the perfect way to top off an evening of entertaining. Chazzano Coffee Roasters, 1737 E. 9 Mile Road, has many different types of hand crafted coffees and gift baskets that can be customized to your needs. The gift boxes below range from $52 to $91 depending on what is included. These have a bar of Chazzano Coffee Soap, a 1/2 lb. of fresh roasted Chazzano Coffee, a red signature Chazzano mug, The Chazzano Man Christmas Ornament, and a Chazzano Travel Mug. Add a gift card to make the gift even more special. Visit www.chazzanocoffee.com .
Freshly made smoked beef and pork sausages, and fresh sausages made the old fashioned way provide better taste! Also, nothing says holiday season quite like the taste of a delicious, fresh spiral cut Dearborn Brand Ham with its sweet crunchy glaze! All are available in a wide variety of price ranges and are great for any holiday meal or as a thank you gift to family, friends, clients and employees. www.dearbornsausage.com Prices vary with size and order.
With over 30 varieties of fresh home-made Pierogi - from fruit to potato/cheese, to kraut and meat - and hard to find traditional Polish items like candies, breads, pickles, relishes, Kiskas, liquors, and more, Srodek’s at 9601 Jos. Campau has everything you need for a traditional Polish holiday season! Now with three generations of Srodek men at the helm, the store prepares all their products in house and has in-house smokers. Srodeks’s caters to many of the area’s largest Polish festivals. www.srodek.com .
LOVE AND BUTTERCREAM, Royal Oak – (248) 850-7207
The name says it all! Love and Buttercream! Who doesn’t love the taste of Buttercream… This is a new retail bakery in Royal Oak specializing in the unique, or as owner Brooke Wilson likes to call it – “Classics With a Twist”. From cake and pie pops to decadent sandwich cookies and cupcakes, to the best wedding cakes, Love and Buttercream can prepare anything a customer wants for many different occasions, including weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, and more. Stop in at 3202 Crooks for a made-from-scratch treat, or visit the website at www.loveandbuttercream.com .
A delicious basket of Germack’s favorites – Cashews, pistachios, dark chocolate almonds, cherry berry mix, and honey, nut and toffee, makes the perfect “thank you” gift for employees, bosses, friends, and family. From a single bag of their signature pistachios to gourmet baskets made with Detroit favorites like Better Made and Sanders, Germack’s has the perfect gift in a wide array of prices. www.germack.com
From the best in Venetian foods and the best wines comes the restaurant’s pasta signature sauces, made right here in Michigan and sold throughout the U.S. Café Cortina’s four pasta sauces are available at many markets and stores throughout Metro Detroit and go well with any type of pasta. From a hardy red sauce to a rich creamy sauce, each sauce has a distinct flavor. Café Cortina was just recognized by CNN as a “Hidden Gem’ In Metro Detroit! www.cafecortina.com
Registered Dietitian, Shivani Sharma, has been working with elementary school kids for years, first in Dallas, Texas and now here in Troy, Michigan teaching them the importance of eating well balanced, nutritional meals that include fruits and veggies with lots of colors. In order to reach the kids on a level they will understand, Sharma recently published her first book, “Fairy Food Mother’s Color Mystery”. The book is suitable for kids 3 to 9 years old and takes kids on a fun fantasy journey that teaches them a healthier way to eat. The book is currently available at www.amazon.com and www.rightfoodchoice.com for $17.99 but will be on sale for the holiday season for only $12.99. www.rightfoodchoice.com
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