Whether it's chocolate, rose-scented bath fizzies or a wire angel to support breast cancer research, several Clinton Township shops offer last-minute shoppers a wide selection of Christmas gifts that also support the local economy.
Here are just a few:
It may be called Morley Candy Makers on the outside, but this Clinton Township candy shop is now Sanders central. Located at 23770 Hall Rd., Morley is open Monday to Saturday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Fred Sanders launched the now legendary brand on June 17, 1875. Sanders Chocolates eventually spread throughout the state and remain one of the sweetest parts of Michigan history.
From classic treats like chocolate molded Santas and ribbon candy, to a four-pack of Sanders' ice cream toppings and whole bumpy cakes, Morley sells most items in the Sanders product line.
Sanders products are also sold at CVS, Kroger, Vince & Joe's, Nino Salvaggio's, Randazzo Fresh Market, Coach's Candy and Meijer – all of which offer locations in Clinton Township.
One of the newest stores in The Mall at Partridge Creek, Art-is-in Market sells a wide variety of items crafted by Michigan artists.
Staffed by the artists themselves, the store sells photography, metal sculptures, wood crafts, clothing, holiday décor, pottery, bath and body items and made-in-Michigan foods.
Art-is-in Market holds mall hours, but will be closed on Christmas. It is located near the mall's center court.
Creative Care Designs
Creative Designs Care features apparel, jewelry and gifts either designed or hand-crafted by Michigan artists to raise money for cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and autism.
Twenty-five percent of every sale divided between the American Cancer Society – Great Lakes Chapter, Alzheimer’s Association – Greater Michigan Chapter and Jack’s Place for Autism.
Located at 39753 Garfield Rd., the store is usually open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., but customers are encouraged to call ahead to 586-412-9000 for special holiday hours.
Filipo Marc Winery
Clinton Township's Filipo Marc Winery allows you to create custom labels for the wine of your choice, by the bottle or the case.
Offering more than 70 different types of wine in the store at any given time, chances are you'll find one made with Michigan grapes, too.
Know of other shops selling Made-in-Michigan products that will make great Christmas gifts in a pinch? Tell us in the comments!