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Local Holiday Gift Specials

December 3, 2020 | Story by: Shelby Rochowiak

There’s no place like local for the holidays. Tis the season to represent your neck of the woods, and show love to your local mom and pop businesses. Now more than ever, our local favorites need our business and support as traffic for many has been halted due to the pandemic.

Gift certificates, handmade gifts, carryout meals, and donations are all great ways to put your dollars to good use this holiday season.


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“Distance Socially, Eat Locally”


Bring in a carryout receipt from a local restaurant and get 20% off of a book at 2 Dandelion’s Bookshop.

“Distance Socially, Eat Locally”, was created to help support local restaurants during their time of need. This special runs until Dec. 8. Grab a warm carryout meal, pick up a book and unwind.

Holiday Cozy Boxes


The Holiday Cozy Basket at Stillwater Grill makes the perfect festive gift for friends and loves ones. The basket holds a $50 Stillwater Grill gift card, a cozy Stillwater Grill logo blanket, and 8 craft cocktails for only $99.

Stillwater Grill also runs a gift card deal until Dec. 31. Purchase $250 or more in gift cards and get $50 free in gift cards for every $250 spent.

Gift your favorite coffee lover a Coffee Gift Box from Black Iron Coffee Roasters


Sampler boxes, ceramic mugs, gift cards, travel mugs, and knit hats can all be purchased at Black Iron Coffee Roasters. Find the perfect gift to keep your loved ones warm and caffeinated this winter.

Stop in for a warm cup of coffee, or visit their website to see what gifts are available.


Get a Free $10 Bonus for Every $50 gift card purchase at Jonna’s Bar & Grill


Gift your loved ones with a delicious meal from Jonna’s Bar and Grill. Receive a bonus $10 gift card to bring home a snack for yourself. Every purchase enters you into a drawing for a chance to win a free $50 gift card.

Themed Gift and Go Baskets at Natural View Market


Grab a healthy gift on the go from Natural View Market. The themes for the Grab and Go Gift Baskets include,

  • Immune Boost
  • Healthy Holidays
  • Holiday Thymes
  • Just Because

Baskets are prefilled with a variety of quality themed items. Choose a small box valued at $50 or a large box valued at $100. Keep your loved ones healthy with fresh, wholesome products from Natural View Market.


Get a free ornament when signing up for the Holiday Membership Special at Howell Nature Center


Escape TV screens and the indoors and make lasting memories at the Howell Nature Center. As part of their holiday special, all memberships purchased between now and December 31st will receive a limited edition Christmas tree ornament!

A Howell Nature Center membership includes the following:

  • Year-round admission to Howell Nature Center’s Wild Wonder Wildlife Park, Alexandria’s Nature Scape, and the DTE Raptor Center and Nature Zone
  • Special member events and pricing
  • 10% discount on all gift shop purchases, private events, and facility rentals
  • Monthly e-newsletter
  • Free admission and discounts to over 180 nature centers in the U.S. and Canada
  • Satisfaction of supporting a great cause!

Gift the animal lover in your life a Wildlife Sponsorship! Make a donation to the wildlife program and symbolically adopt an animal ambassador. The Wildlife Sponsorship package includes:

  • 5 x 7″ photo of the animal adopted and their story
  • Species information
  • A personalized adoption certificate
  • A squishable, squeezable stuffed version of their animal, perfect for Christmas morning hugs!


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Support for small businesses does not have to be only monetary. Positive reviews, likes, comments, and shares on your favorite business’ social media pages are also great ways to show support and drum up business for your local favorites.

Share the hashtag #LoveLivCo to spread local pride when sharing photos or posts about your experiences at these beloved Livingston County businesses.




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Stillwater Grill

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Black Iron Coffee Roasters

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1455 N Michigan Ave, Howell, Michigan, USA

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