Saugatuck/Douglas Holiday Gift Guide
The holiday shopping season is officially upon us, and there’s truly no better place to select the perfect gifts for your loved ones than in Saugatuck/Douglas. Here, the “shop small” mentality is a way of life; with specialty boutiques and shops, independently owned galleries and storefronts lining the walkable streets of our downtowns, finding one-of-a-kind gifts is easy and fun. No matter who you’re shopping for, you’ll be sure to find the perfect something for that special someone here – and who knows, you might find something for yourself while you’re at it!
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Get this “I Climbed Mt. Baldhead” Tee Shirt at Landsharks in downtown Saugatuck
Fashion options abound in Saugatuck/Douglas. For on-trend clothing for women and girls, spots like Glik’s (also a good spot for men’s clothing), Urban Found, Gina’s Boutique, Coastal Society, and Brass Anchor Co. are stocked with cozy sweaters, dresses, skirts and shirts, but also small gift items like candles, accessories and more. For boys and men, be sure to stop by Kindel & Company (although, they also offer women’s items as well), it’s a one-stop shop, with clothing, accessories, home goods and more. For the outdoorsman or woman in your life, Landsharks is the perfect place to find that Patagonia jacket or those Merrell boots they’ll take on their next outdoor adventure. They also carry Saugatuck-specific items, such as this “I Climbed Mt. Baldhead” T-shirt, a memento of your time in the Art Coast of Michigan.
Find the perfect item to deck the halls in Saugatuck/Douglas this year. Many of our clothing stores and boutiques also offer great finds for the home, but some specialize in home goods specifically. Douglas Home Furnishings and Kim Neuens Design & Interiors in downtown Douglas offer furniture, paints and more, and just up the street at Endora Bohemian, you’ll find an eclectic mix of artwork, candles and accessories with a bohemian flare. Looking for something to decorate the tree? Art Glass Alcove in downtown Saugatuck has Saugatuck-specific tree ornaments for collectors, and Farmhouse Deli sells locally-made candles with seasonal scents to warm up your holiday gathering.
Local wine from Fenn Valley winery can be found at their tasting room in downtown Saugatuck.
The gift of food or beverages is a no-fail, and it’s an experience you can enjoy together. For the craft beverage connoisseur, pick up a six-pack of local beer from one of the many options we have to offer; Saugatuck Brewing Company, Guardian Brewing Company, Waypost Brewing Company and more. Or pick up a bottle of Michigan wine or cider from Fenn Valley, Crane’s, Virtue or Modales.
Not interested in beverages? Gift certificates make great stocking stuffers and are perfect for the couple who needs a night out, and there’s something for every taste in Saugatuck/Douglas – from small plates and up-scale southern food, to coastal fare and classic Italian.
What better aroma is there to wake up to on Christmas morning than the smell of freshly brewed coffee? A new bag of coffee from Uncommon Coffee Roasters makes a perfect stocking-stuffer, or pair it with a mug and a pastry and you’ve got yourself a well-rounded gift – and breakfast.
The Art Collector
James Brandess’ work captures scenes from the Saugatuck/Douglas area. Find his work at his studio and gallery in downtown Saugatuck.
Dubbed the Art Coast of Michigan, the Saugatuck/Douglas area is home to more than 20 galleries and artist studios, so if you’re in the market for artwork (or art experiences), this is the place for you. For a classic Saugatuck scene, James Brandess’ studio in downtown Saugatuck has everything from large-scale works to post card prints. For a full list of artist studios and galleries, click here.
Perhaps you’re purchasing gifts for a film lover – luckily, Saugatuck is home to Mountainfilm Festival on Tour: Saugatuck. Part of the acclaimed Mountainfilm Festival in Telluride, Colorado, Mountainfilm on Tour: Saugatuck takes place March 21 – 28 with 3 venues, 65 films, outdoor adventures, live music, pop-up shops and more. Tickets for weekend passes are on sale now, individual and family passes go on sale November 21.
The Travel Enthusiast
Not sure what to get that one friend or family with a touch of wanderlust? Treat them to an experience in the Art Coast of Michigan with a lodging gift certificate. Call any one of our unique hotels, bed and breakfasts, vacation rentals or resorts to reserve. A night or two away (or three or four!) is a chance to gift an experience. Shop all of our lodging options at Saugatuck.com/stay. For questions about gift certificates or lodging options, call the Saugatuck/Douglas Welcome Center at 269-857-1701.
Find the purr-fect toy for your furry friend at Lakeshore Pet Boutique in downtown Douglas.
When making your list and checking it twice, don’t forget your furry friends. Since many of the stores and boutiques in our region are pet-friendly, you don’t have to leave Fido at home while you find his perfect gift. Lakeshore Pet Boutique in downtown Douglas is the place you’ll want to go to find unique treats, toys, outfits and more.