2023 Made in Michigan Gift Baskets and Make Your Own DIY Ideas: Detroit, University of Michigan, Cherry Republic, Better Made

2022 Made in Michigan Gift Basket | By Sherry Trautman | Travel-MI.com | Updated May 1, 2023

Do you know someone who loves Michigan made products? I bet you know that finding the perfect gift for Michigan lovers can be a difficult task. But don't worry, we curated the best Made in Michigan Gift Basket ideas that they will appreciate, cherish and love!

No matter what your budget is these Michigan gifts are guaranteed to make someone smile as they are made by Michigan artists, created in Michigan or are high quality products nostalgic to the Mitten State.

Chris and I have lived in Michigan our whole lives and we understand the importance of shopping local and supporting our Michigan businesses

We curated several Michigan product gift basket ideas with gourmet offerings that are high quality and perfect gifts for moms, sisters, dads, friends and coworkers!

We hope you and your recipient love these thoughtful, Michigan themed gifts!

Includes Sanders, Cherry Republic, Better Made and more! 

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Made in Michigan Gift Baskets

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Have you heard of Michigan Pantry?  They create great affordable made in Michigan gift basketsSo many Michigan gift basket ideas!

Many baskets have Dave's toffee (Harrison Township, MI) and Reid's delicious honey (Holland Michigan)! YUMMY!

Perfect gift for dads, brothers and families!

Mel's Toffee is Super Delicious and Made in Rochester, Michigan!

So, we just recently discovered Mel's Toffee and went a bit bonkers trying all the delicious flavors! Mel's makes all their premium handmade toffee in Rochester, Michigan. (Yey!)

Each bite of their toffee is so crunchy, flavorful and super satisfying. I love that I know every single ingredient that goes into these handmade treats.  

  • MEL's stands for Michelle, Erin and Lauren (Mom and daughters!).  They began as a chocolate covered pretzel company and evolved into an award winning, Michigan made Toffee company!  

Mel's Toffee has so many to choose from including

  • Gingerbread Crunch-It's a flavor bomb! (my favorite)
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter-mmm salty Virginia peanuts! (Chris's favorite)
  • Mexican Hot Chocolate (my nephew's fav, he loves a bit of heat!)
  • Ballpark Crunch (seriously, who doesn't love popcorn, peanuts and prezels-my brother brother and I fought over this one)
  • Sea Salt Pretzel-crunchy and sweet (Chris loves this one too!) 
  • Maple Bourbon Pecan-reminds us of yummy pecan pie! (mom's favorite!) 
  • Coffee Stout-Made with coffee stout and Oreos! (another of Dad's favorite) 
  • Plain Jane (my niece loved this one!)

Mel's even has craft beer infused coffee!

Seriously, I need to stop sharing so much, they are ALL fantastic!

Ready to pick out your favorites? Visit the Mel's Toffee website!

So I thought you needed to see how fantastic each of these HUGE toffee chunks look-as close to real life as we can get, right?  How can you not swoon?

Mel's Toffee is perfect for Easter, Mother's Day, Valentine's Day, Christmas stocking stuffers, a random Tuesday, and well, just whenever you need a happy pick-me-up treat. AND it's made right here in Michigan. I love all of it. 

Sister Bees Adorable Made in Michigan Gift Baskets

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So guys, Sister Bees, an adorable company in Ludington, MI, makes creamy soaps, candles, honey, shower oils, shirts, lip balms and wonderful things...all Made in Michigan!

Lots of baskets to choose from!

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Amazing Made in Michigan Gift Basket!

Michigan PantryMichigan Pantry
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Dave's Toffee, Nuts, Salted Caramel Fudge, Michigan Honey, Cherry Preserves and so much more!

Hey guys! Our second Michigan Gift Baskets page (we were excited!) has a TON more gift baskets and ideas!  Vernors, wine gifts, beer gifts, Detroit and so much more!

Made in Michigan Gift Baskets and DIY Ideas-Sanders, Better Made, Cherry Republic, Fudge, Detroit, U of M!Made in Michigan Gift Baskets and DIY Ideas-Sanders, Better Made, Cherry Republic, Fudge, Detroit, U of M!

University of Michigan Chairs-Awesome Gifts!

University of Michigan Chairs

The Laughing Whitefish, located in Trenery, Michigan, makes University of Michigan chairs that will make any fan dance with joy!

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University of Michigan Grill Set

Ohh! Here's a great useful gift for the U of M fan!  3-Piece BBQ Grill Set! It includes a sportula, fork and tongs with 2 bottle openers!

Detroit Gift Box and Better Made Gift Ideas

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Better Made potato chips have been made in Detroit for over 90 years! 

They use Michigan potatoes for ten months of the year and then they use potatoes from Florida, Missouri, Indiana, North Dakota and Minnesota for the remainder of the year.

Made in Detroit Gift Box Ideas

The Posh Shop is all about girl power!  Pencils, mugs, key chains and great stuff from this fun shop from Warren, Michigan.

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Made in Detroit Gift Box Ideas

Detroit Map Etched Whiskey Glasses (heck, I'd drink orange juice or lemonade in them) are a super cool gift for families, boyfriends, dads and well, anyone!

(I dig 'em!)

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Better Made Party Pack Gift Basket

Better Made Snack Foods are a taste of Detroit since 1930!  

This Better Made PARTY PACK has everything you need for a party in one box! Chips, Popcorn, Pretzels, Corn Pops, Tortilla Chips and Salsa!

Not sure what they will love?  Give an Etsy Gift Card!  They start at only $25!

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Made in Michigan Gift Baskets and DIY Ideas-Sanders, Better Made, Cherry Republic, Fudge, Detroit, U of M!Made in Michigan Gift Baskets and DIY Ideas-Sanders, Better Made, Cherry Republic, Fudge, Detroit, U of M!

Make Your Own Michigan Gift Basket Ideas (Includes Chocolates!)

Don't love everything in a pre-organized gift basket?

Just grab these creative, useful, tasty, cute Michigan made products and make your own gift basket! 

These fantastically fun Michigan gifts can be combined with the themed gift basket too for breathtaking Michigan gift baskets for everyone on your list.

  • Simply pick the ones you like below for Thoughtful, Easy Made in Michigan Gift Baskets
Sanders Sea Salt Caramels for Gift Basket

Sanders Sea Salt Caramels, what's not to love? Such a beautiful gift to tuck into your made in Michigan gift baskets!

Marshall's Mackinac Island Fudge gift

What else says "I love Mackinac Island" than fudge?

This Marshall's Mackinac Island Fudge gift comes with three slices (1.5 pounds) of chocolate, chocolate English walnut and chocolate peanut butter. Seriously, I might need this to hold me over until I can get to the Island!

Mackinac Island Fudge Coffee

Whattttt. Mackinac Island Fudge COFFEE?  Yes and yes.

Michigan cutting board

I absolutely love this Michigan cutting board! Made in Grand Rapids, Michigan by Made In Michigan, these cutting boards are super for cheese boards, displaying in your kitchen, hanging on a wall or using them as intended-as a cutting board!

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Michigan T Shirt

I adore these soft Michigan shirts by Designs by Manon on Etsy. They make awesome thoughtful gifts that everyone can appreciate. Plus it lends a soft touch to your Made in Michigan gift basket. 

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Michigan Always Fresh Sometimes Frozen Long Sleeve Shirt

Always Fresh Sometimes Frozen Long Sleeve Shirt is such a great shirt! We love Michigan apparel as gifts!

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Sanders Gourmet Chocolate gift box

Check out this Sanders Gourmet Chocolate gift box! Sanders chocolates are made in Michigan!

It is 14 ounces of delectable milk and dark chocolate goodness in a pretty gift box.  There's 28 pieces! Enough to share and also to squirrel away for yourself!

Check out these lovely Michigan cutting boards by Josh B Woodworking, a woodworking artist located in Paw Paw, Michigan!  He creates lovely Michigan made cutting boards from Michigan materials plus other great items like desks, coasters, address signs, and more!

Cherry Republic Gift Basket Ideas

Super easy gift baskets!

Just click the links below, add them to your Amazon cart, check the "this order contains a gift" box and ship! 

If you are gifting a local person:

Easy peasy!  

Cherry Republic Cherry Nut Mix

Cherry Republic Cherry Nut Mix. I can personally vouch this mix is excellent as I have some in my pantry. Great as a snack and I recently put it in granola.

Cherry Republic Dark Chocolate Cherry Nut Mix

This Cherry Republic Dark Chocolate Cherry Nut Mix is the bomb.com! I'm always getting a bag when in Glen Arbor or Traverse City as it's awesome as a travel snack or at the office.  

I mean seriously...Dark Chocolate Coated Tart Dried Cherries, Roasted Pecans, Cashews & Almonds

Cherry Republic Cherry Pepper Jelly

Ok. Let's talk about this Cherry Republic Cherry Pepper JellyHere's what you do. Get some cream cheese, slather it on a plate. Grab a spoon and scoop out this cherry pepper jelly and smear it over the cream cheese.

Better Made braided pretzels

Dip these deliciously buttery Better Made braided pretzels into the Cherry Pepper Jelly listed above for a super easy tv watching treat or elegant party snack. Made in Michigan!

Cherry Republic cherry salsa

This Cherry Republic cherry salsa is sweet with low heat.  Perfect for snacking while watching the Mandalorian.  

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