In West Michigan, we are fortunate to have a thriving culture of both locally owned businesses and family-owned businesses that contribute to the vibrancy of our region. Shopping locally helps keep more money right here in our community, strengthening our economy, and you can often find uniquely curated gifts within independently and family-owned business. There is no better time than the holiday season to think twice about where we’re spending our hard-earned dollars! Be sure to support local, family-owned businesses in West Michigan this season. Read on below for a list of ways to support some of FBA’s members – all of which have local, family ownership.
- Big O’ Smokehouse: Stop in at Big O’Smokehouse market in Caledonia and pick up some of West Michigan’s best smoked fish products, spreads, jerky, and more! With 5 generations working in the seafood industry, their products will score big at your holiday parties and for the seafood lover.
- Eastern Floral: From custom gift baskets, holiday plants and greens, to a curated gift shop, Eastern Floral can be a one-stop shop for gifts for others – and yourself! Consider one of their floral subscriptions or floral design classes for a unique gift.
- Game Room Guys: Check out Game Room Guys’ selection of arcade games, pinball, air hockey, and more for the gamer on your list, or outfit your basement with a new game to keep Christmas night interesting!
- Hometown Pharmacy: With over 36 West Michigan locations, Hometown Pharmacy is proud to offer excellent service with prescription maintenance, pharmacy services, and specialized gift departments. Plus, they offer free gift wrapping on purchases over $15!
- Johnson’s Workbench: For a handmade gift, be sure to check out the Johnson’s Workbench retail stores. A division of L.L. Johnson Lumber, the stores are located in Charlotte, MI and South Bend, IN and boast anything a woodworker would need for the perfect gift. From tools and machinery to hardwood lumber, they have it all.
- Koorey Creations: Looking for a one-of-a-kind gift? Consider Koorey Creations’ custom jewelry services. They also offer several artfully crafted jewelry collections with ready-to-wear pieces.
- Ludema’s Floral: For over 100 years, Ludema’s has been serving West Michigan’s with their garden and floral offerings. Pick up some beautiful winter arrangements, poinsettias, or give a gift card for the green thumb in your life to shop bulbs or starter plants come Spring.
- Meijer: No holiday dinner or stocking is complete without a trip to Meijer!
- Shannon Cohen: From inspirational books, to empowering mugs, stationary, and apparel, Shannon Cohen products are sure to be a hit with your holiday gifting.
- Swisslane Farms: Head to Swisslane Farm’s Dairy Discovery Specialty Shop to create or purchase a curated gift basket with locally made cheese, beef products, jams, salsas, syrups, and more. It’s also a perfect stop for hosting during the holidays.
- Verhey Carpets: If you’re looking to spruce up your home before your holiday parties, stop in to Verhey Carpets. With an assortment of quality area rugs, window treatments and more, it never hurts to stop by their showroom.
- Wesco: Need a gift for the hard-to-buy for teenager or a useful white elephant gift? Stop in to a Wesco convenient store and purchase a gift card! You can’t go wrong with a gas card.
Check out the family-owned service providers below for additional ways to support local businesses this season!
- Catered Creations: Hosting the holiday party? Get in touch with Catered Creations for all of your catering needs.
- Curtis Cleaners: Skip the laundry and opt for dry cleaning services before and after your holiday parties with Curtis Cleaners. The family-owned business has locations throughout West Michigan.
- Evergreen Sprinkling: Give yourself the gift of less stress this winter and opt for Evergreen Springling’s residential and commercial snow removal services. (North Holland Only)
- Holland Litho: For beautiful stationery and great customer service, consider Holland Litho Printing Service for any of your holiday cards or other printed materials.
- Wonderland Tire Company & Meekhof Tire Sales & Service: Need new tires before the lake effect starts? Check out one of these two family-owned businesses for all your tire needs and routine car maintenance services like oil changes and alignments.
- WM Doors & Closets: Once the holidays are over, it’s time to get organized! West Michigan Doors & Closets can help you get organized and attain your New Year resolutions with just about any custom organization project.
Did we miss an FBA business? Email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) to be added to this list!