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2020 Midwest Shop Local Gift Guide

Thank you for using EntryPoint’s 2020 Midwest Shop Local Gift Guide! We at EntryPoint created this guide to help you support small local businesses in the Midwest by providing you with information about these companies and the products they would like to promote as gift ideas – all in one place. On this page, you will find information about gifts that are created and sold by women-owned businesses in the Midwest. If you’d like to support the local companies that are led by women, start here!

Be sure to tune into the special holiday edition of our weekly livestream series The Cackle during the week of November 30th  to learn more about these companies’ stories, products and services, and what gifts they can offer you ahead of the 2020 holiday season!

SHOP GIFTS FROM WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESSES

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44 Burrito • Detroit, Michigan

Deep Fried Burritos – Local Pickup and Delivery Only – $9.50

44 Burrito is a restaurant owned by Tara L. Young and located in Detroit, MI. The restaurant specializes in deep-fried burritos, and aims to offer customers Mexican food with a taste of soul. 


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Angel’s Exquisite Fruits • Detroit, Michigan

Custom Fruit Displays – Visit Facebook Page for Details – $30

Angel’s Exquisite Fruits is a produce business that is led by Founder and Owner Angel Simmons, and has locations in Ypsilanti, Ann Arbor, and Detroit, MI. The business prepares and packages healthy, immuno-boosting produce in fun ways, such as bouquets and infusions. Angel’s Exquisite Fruits offers goods for all events and occasions, including everyday enjoyment.


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Ann Arbor Art Center • Ann Arbor, Michigan

ArtBox – $20

The Ann Arbor Art Center is a nonprofit organization led by President and CEO Marie Klopf, and is located in Ann Arbor, MI. The center has been sparking creativity in people of all ages, backgrounds, and artistic abilities for over a century. Their mission is to be a forum for the visual arts through education, exploration, collaboration, and exhibition, and to engage minds, expand perspectives, and inspire growth in students of all ages, teachers, artists, and the community. The Ann Arbor Art Center is empowered to carry out this mission through the support of community members who believe in their work and in creativity’s role in sustaining and elevating the common experience of humanity. In fulfilling their mission, the Art Center serves as a regional hub for the visual arts and prioritizes the long-standing partnerships they cultivate as a keystone for Ann Arbor’s healthy ecosystem of cultural and civic life.


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Art of the Table • Grand Rapids, Michigan

Themed Gift Baskets – $100

Art of the Table is a specialty retail store owned by Amy Ruis and located in Grand Rapids, MI. The business focuses on tabletop accessories, gourmet food, and beverages. They are an excellent source for gift giving, as they create custom gift baskets for any occasion or person, ranging from gifts for the board room, the closest of friends, new babies, and the bereaved. The Art of the Table staff is also knowledgeable in pairing wines/beers/cocktails with foods, as well as picking out placemats for the table and wares for the kitchen.


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Bags to Butterflies • Detroit, Michigan

Crossbody Bags – $75

Bags to Butterflies is a social enterprise founded by Michelle Smart and located in Detroit, MI. The company empowers formerly-incarcerated women with transitional employment, resources, and a caring network. They are taking an innovative approach to create jobs using a common women’s accessory: a handbag. Their handbags are one-of-a-kind and created using repurposed wood. Bags and Butterflies selected this material to demonstrate how something (or someone) can be transformed into something new and beautiful, and their employees are shown how that same transformation can take place in their lives with commitment and dedication on their part.


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Bee Present Honey • Saline, Michigan

Beeswax Lip Balm – $5

Bee Present Honey is a beekeeping and education business owned by Rebecca Wittekindt and located in Saline, MI. They provide bee-derived goods ranging from honey and beeswax to health and beauty products, all sourced from chemical-free hives located locally all over Washtenaw County, Michigan. Bee Present Honey also engages in community outreach teaching about the importance of bees, pollination, beekeeping, the healing properties of bee products, and, of course, the joy of honey.


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Best Practices Consulting Services • Detroit, Michigan

Strategic Plans – $1,300

Best Practices Consulting Services is a consultation company led by Laura Sigmon and located in Detroit, MI. Their services include comprehensive consults to help identify gaps and opportunities, comprehensive reports that include a project plan with timelines and milestones, cost analyses, and schedules. Best Practices Consulting Services also offers a suite of quality products that will help clients achieve success quickly and smoothly.


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Black Girl MATHgic • Detroit, Michigan

Black Girl MATHgic Box – $39.95

Black Girl MATHgic is an educational monthly subscription founded by Brittany Rhodes and located in Detroit, MI. This company offers the first and only subscription box designed to increase math confidence and decrease math anxiety in girls on a 3rd-8th grade math level. Each box is curated to address the phenomena that contribute to low math confidence and high math anxiety, especially in girls.


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Cadence Baby • Ann Arbor, Michigan 

Linen Ring Sling – $70

Cadence Baby is retail company that is led by CEO Lindsey Thompson and located in Ann Arbor, MI. The company creates babywearing slings that allow parents to easily and practically keep babies close to them, as many babies are more content and cry less when making physical contact with their parents. All of their products are OEKO-TEX 100 certified, which means that every aspect of our products are tested for harmful substances. Cadence Baby’s designs also include key details such as extra fabric to fit most body types and added length in the shoulder pad for additional comfort. These designs help keep babies both comfortably and safely close to their parents. The company has a mission to support new parents and babies, and aims to help parents enjoy the messy but joyful rhythm of life that comes with new additions to the family.


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Colorful Teez Imagine That • Detroit, Michigan 

T-Shirts – $25

Colorful TEEZ is a commercial printing company that is led by CEO and President Zepora Starts and located in Detroit, MI. The company offers a variety of customized clothing printing options and services, including t-shirts, logos, hoodies, polos, school uniforms, and more.


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Cookie Colab • Ann Arbor, Michigan 

DIY Holiday Cookie Decorating Kit – $25

Cookie Colab is a bakery that is led by Owner and Cookier Amy Lugo and is located in Ann Arbor, MI. Lugo makes custom decorated butter cookies with buttercream frosting for a variety of events, including holidays, special occasions, corporate retreats, gifts, and everyday enjoyment. In addition to a signature set that is available year-round, Cookie Colab also sells DIY decorating kits, hosts decorating parties and workshops, and offers packages that can be used for fundraising. Lugo founded Cookie Colab in 2019 after years of being inspired by her Aunt Mary’s one-of-a-kind animal cookie recipe.


Daddy’s Diner and Cream CheeseCakes • Detroit, Michigan

Cream Cheesecakes – Visit Facebook Page for Details – $5

Daddy’s Diner & CreamCheeseCakes is a food service company owned by Taneisha Register Muhammad and located in Detroit, MI. The company specializes in their signature CreamCheeseCakes, as well as other grab-and-go foods. Daddy’s Diner also has a food truck and engages in many vending opportunities.


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Dark Water Coffee Roasters • Hart, Michigan

Dark Water Coffee – $13

Dark Water Coffee Roasters is a family run, small batch coffee roasting company led by Lauren Rybarz and located in Hart, MI. This company specializes in roasting Organic and Fair-trade coffees from different coffee growing regions around the world.


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DOLLed Up By Darnishous • Detroit, Michigan

Face Mask Holders – $10

DOLLed Up By Darnishous is an accessory retail company led by CEO Darnishous Thompson and located in Detroit, MI. The company provides a wide selection of unique handcrafted jewelry and accessories. Many of the items are created using denim, wood, natural stones and beads. For men, DOLLed Up BY Darnishous offers a selection of jewelry that includes custom cufflinks, bracelets, rings, and unique statement watches. For women, they offer a wide selection of watches, earrings, bracelets, rings, and statement necklaces. The company also creates custom “Mirrored Reflections of You” bling mirrors that reflect words of inspiration and motivation with beautiful rhinestones, pieces of jewelry, and lots of bling. DOLLed Up By Darnishous is committed to helping customers feel great and look amazing by providing unique, handcrafted accessories that helps them to stand out in the crowd, elevate confidence through style and expressing a bolder version of themselves.


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Empowerment Plan • Detroit, Michigan

Empower Detroit Unisex Black Crew Neck – $60

Empowerment Plan is a social enterprise that is led by Founder and CEO Veronika Scott, and is located in Detroit, MI. Empowerment Plan produces a durable and innovative coat that transforms into a sleeping bag. The company aims to provide employment opportunities to the homeless and to ensure that each person they hire is able to earn a stable income, find secure housing, and regain their independence.


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Estella’s Vegan Cuisine & Desserts • Detroit, Michigan

Vegan Pound Cakes – $45

Estella’s Vegan Cuisine & Desserts is a pop-up restaurant and bakery owned by Chantele Jones and located in Detroit. The restaurant is dedicated to offering its customers a wide range of plant-based dishes that are both healthy and flavorful.


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Feeling Fused • Cleveland Heights, Ohio

Wine and Cheese Party (featuring cheese plate with knife, wine stopper, and wine bottle coaster) – $90

Feeling Fused is an art company led by artist Missy Perlic and located in Cleveland Heights, OH. Feeling Fused offers fused glass art pieces ranging from fun and frivolous to pretty and practical. Perlic is fascinated by the play of light on glass, and she is continually looking for ways to maximize that effect. Many of the items offered by Feeling Fused include bits of dichroic glass, iridescent glass, metal inclusions, and crystal beads to add sparkle and shine. Each piece of artwork is handmade and unique, and Feeling Fused has an item for everyone to bring beauty and light into their life.


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For the Love of Sugar • Detroit, Michigan

French Macarons – Local Pickup and Delivery Only – $15

For the Love of Sugar is a cakery and café owned by Manal Hussein and located in Detroit, MI. The business offers cakes by the slice, cookies, brownies, French macarons, and other goodies, as well as different daily coffees and lattes. For the Love of Sugar also make custom cakes including wedding cakes, birthday cakes, and cakes for other occasions. 


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Genusee • Flint, Michigan

The Roeper – Blue Light Filter Glasses – $99

Genusee is an eyewear company led by Founder and Owner Ali Rose VanOverbeke and located in Flint, MI. Genusee crafts eyewear from recycled plastic water bottles as a response to the impact of the Flint Water Crisis. The company’s mission is to create jobs while turning the surplus of plastic waste caused by the man-made water crisis into closed loop products. Genusee aims to upcycle single use plastic into products that have more value and purpose, and are able to upcycle 15 water bottles with every purchase.


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GingeRx • Hart, Michigan

GingeRx Apple – $39.50

GingeRx is a wellness company led by CEO Stacy Orosz and located in Hart, MI. The company has a mission of making living healthier, easier, and more delicious. To that end, GingeRX creates organic energy wellness shots made from 100% juice. Their products are shelf-stable for convenient on-the-go lifestyles. 


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Good Cakes and Bakes • Detroit, Michigan

Strawberry Crunch Cake – $50

Good Cakes and Bakes is a bakery that is led by Co-Owner and Pastry Chef April Anderson and is located in Detroit, MI. The bakery specializes in producing quality baked goods made with organic ingredients. Good Cakes and Bakes also identifies itself as a triple bottom line company, as they are also committed to providing jobs to the community and returning citizens.


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Halo-Heart Designs • Cleveland, Ohio

Custom Cuff Bracelet – $35

Halo-Heart Designs is a jewelry company that is owned by Lindsay Flack and Amanda Foley and is located in Cleveland, OH. The owners believe that, sometimes, the right words at the right time can have the power to unlock a person’s best self. As such, the business focuses on designing jewelry that means something, such as a personal commitment, an inspirational message, a reminder of intent, or an empowering mantra. Halo-Heart Designs is committed to manufacturing their products in the United States of America through a handmade process, and also sells their products all around the world. They also believe in giving back to the community, and have partnered with celebrities and nonprofits to provide handmade, personalized jewelry gifts that highlight and amplify their message.


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Healthy Roots Dolls • Detroit, Michigan 

Healthy Roots Dolls: Zoe – $79.99

Healthy Roots Dolls is a toy company founded by Yelitsa Jean-Charles and located in Detroit, MI. The company creates dolls and storybooks that empower young girls and represent the beauty of our diversity. They go beyond just painting a doll brown. They create an educational play experience with curl care. 


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Heritage Lake Farm • Cleveland, Ohio

Mike’s Maple Syrup – $8

Heritage Lake Farm is an agricultural business that is led by co-owners Michael and Marilyn Gardner and is located in Cleveland, OH. The farm produces and sells maple syrup, along with other products including chanterelles, watercress, and hay.


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Hopscotch Children’s Store • Grand Rapids, Michigan 

Jellycat Perry Polar Bear – $30

Hopscotch Children’s Store is a retail company that is owned by Mark and Emily Tobin and is located in Grand Rapids, MI. The store offers unique, modern and classic books, toys, and other gifts for babies and kids. In particular, Hopscotch Children’s Store specializes in products that are locally-made, eco-friendly, educational, unique and, most importantly, fun!


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ILERA Apothecary • Detroit, Michigan

Moisturizing Discovery Set – $14.99

ILERA Apothecary is a personal care company led by CEO Chinonye Akunne and located in Detroit, MI. The company was launched in 2015 with the values of creating plant-based skincare products with high-quality and ethically-sourced ingredients. ILERA Apothecary believes in the power of love and support found in the community. They are committed to making an impact on their customers, employees, and local areas through our store, which is more than an online marketplace and physical retail location – they provide a diverse, inclusive space for in-person wellness events, curated pop-up shops, and community building.


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InBooze • Grand Rapids, Michigan

Spiced White Sangria Cocktail Kit – $15

InBooze is a cocktail kit company founded by Ashleigh Evans and located in Grand Rapids, MI. The company offers a line of cocktail kits that a customer can use to infuse their favorite alcohol. Each kit contains a tea-style bag of dehydrated fruits, spices and herbs that can be used to infuse at least 2 cups of alcohol. After 3 days of infusion, the customer will have enough contents for 8-10 cocktails. Each batch has a shelf life of 6 months.


Lettering Works • Chicago, Illinois

Just My Type of Lettering Book – $20

Lettering Works is a design studio that is led by Owner and Designer Chelsie Tamms and is located in Chicago, IL. The studio offers vibrant, high quality art products that spread positivity and build community. As a modern-brand studio, Lettering Works also specializes in customized artwork, visual branding, and designs for artists, creatives, and small businesses.


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Luxe and Comfort • Pepper Pike, Ohio

Comfort Sac – $28

Luxe and Comfort is a consumer products company owned by Gina Palmer and Jamie Ovens, and is located in Pepper Pike, OH. The company creates and sells Comfort Sacs, which are a natural heating/cooling bag designed to provide hours of enjoyment and calming relief. The sacs are created from 100 percent cotton and are hand-filled with select rice. Comfort Sacs are also handmade with a dense fabric which retains heat/cold longer and are available in a variety of colors and patterns. 


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LZL Interiors • Cleveland, Ohio

In-Home (Or Virtual) Interior Design Consultation – $120

LZL Interiors is an interior design firm owned by Laurie Lindbloom and located in Cleveland, OH. The firm specializes in residential interior design with the goal of creating warm, comfortable, inviting spaces that reflects each client’s personality and style. Whether a customer desires a casual elegance or an eclectic style of old and new, LZL Interiors can create for them a unique, aesthetically-pleasing space through the mix of furniture, accessories, lighting, and color. The firm is able to help clients define their personal styles and imprint them on homes in a way that is both beautiful and practical, and strives to do so in an efficient and educated manner.


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Makeupology Store • Detroit, Michigan

Mystery Makeup Bag – $10

Makeupology is a cosmetics store owned by Lisa M. Glickoff and located in Detroit, MI. The store’s mission is to provide every consumer with quality makeup at affordable prices. Makeupology offers a variety of colors to ensure that they can work on everyone and create the ability for customers to transform themselves.


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McPherson Local • Saline, Michigan 

Curated Gift Box – $75

McPherson Local is a retail company owned by Jennifer McPherson and located in Saline, MI. The store is located in a historic former library and all of its products are made in Michigan. They are home to over 130 Michigan artists/makers/farmers/bakers and small businesses representing 36 Michigan cities. Their mission is to bring back the idea of shopping small, supporting community members, and being a safe space general store for everyone.


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Mike The Hatter • Cleveland, Ohio

The Dobbs Strand – $89.90

Mike the Hatter is a retail hat shop owned by Stephanie Travers and George Anastaskis, and has locations in Cleveland and Broadview Heights, OH. The shop was established in 1937 by the Anastasakis Family and remains family-owned and operated. Mike the Hatter offers one of the largest selections of hats and caps in the country, featuring feature men’s, women’s, and kids hats as well as custom hats for weddings and special events. They also provide on-site repairs and cleaning services. 


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Mindo Chocolate Makers • Dexter, Michigan

Chocolate Bars – $8.50

Mindo Chocolate is a chocolate-making company owned by Barbara Ann Wilson and located in Dexter, MI. They are one of the very few companies worldwide that makes micro-batches of chocolate. Mindo begins by purchasing cocoa beans in Ecuador and roasting, stone-grinding, and making small batches of very high quality, pure, heirloom certified chocolate. The company only purchases organic cocoa and uses organic methods throughout their process. Mindo makes chocolate both in Ecuador and in Michigan. They sell chocolate bars that have a very high cocoa content. The company also makes tasting squares, baking chocolate and cocoa powder that is purchased by Zingerman’s, Michigan By The Bottle, Tasty Bakery, Sandhill Crane Winery, Unity Vibrations, Vinolgy and other various restaurants, bakeries, wineries, breweries – most of which are located in Michigan. Mindo also sells their chocolate bars at Plum Markets, Busch’s, Argus’s, and Agricole.


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Motor City Woman Studios • Southfield, Michigan

Digital Course: Podcast with Purpose – $49.99

Motor City Woman Studios is a recording studio led by President Robin Kinnie and with locations in both Detroit and Southfield, MI. The studio is focused on changing how underrepresented groups are portrayed in the media. Motor City Woman Studies are intentional in the way they provide resources, collaborating with organizations and creating a platform that amplifies those voices. They produce voiceovers, audiobook, podcasts and digital media for everyone from individuals to brands.


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Natural Red • Detroit, Michigan

Mix-and-Match Hand+Foot Cream Bundle – $25

Natural Red is personal care company that is led by Owner and Founder Karen Guilmette, and is located in Detroit, MI. The company develops, manufactures, packages, sells, and ships small-batch, handmade personal and family care products that are clean, safe and effective. The formulas for these products were developed by Guilmette herself and contain only natural ingredients.


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Naturally Raw Hair Studio • Ann Arbor, Michigan 

Natural Non-Toxic Tree Hugger Friendly Dry Shampoo – $16

Naturally Raw Hair Studio is a salon operated by Amber Kessler and located in Ann Arbor, MI. Kessler has been a licensed cosmetologist since 2006, having graduated from the Douglas J. AVEDA Institute, and has continued to extend her skills through continuing education classes. At Naturally Raw Hair Studio, she provides a variety of services, including hairdressing, bridal styling, razor cutting, men’s cutting, and airbrush makeup. The studio is also committed to using toxin-free products made with natural and organic ingredients, are produced through cruelty-free means, and packaged in recycled bottles using renewable energy sources like wind power. Kessler makes some of these products in house and also offers her clients full disclosure of all ingredients.


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Nicole Haley Photography • Ann Arbor, Michigan

Photography Services: Commercial Marketing and Family Sessions – $400

Nicole Haley Photography is a business owned by Nicole Haley and located in Ann Arbor, MI. Haley seeks to tell the story of humans and businesses in Ann Arbor, metro Detroit, and beyond. She does this by documenting the emotions at weddings, in families, and in businesses so that the photographs tell timeless tales for her customers.


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Olive Seed • Detroit, Michigan

Raspy Greens Tea Blend – $18

Olive Seed is a personal care company led by nutritionist Latricia Wright and located in Detroit, MI. This holistic wellness company offers integrative services like nutritional counseling, wellness workshops, and wholesome products. These products include loose leaf tea, herbal-infused honey, olive oils and vinegars, handmade soap bars, and spice blends.


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Original Moxie • Ypsilanti, Michigan

Discover Me™ Box – $60

Original Moxie is a personal care company that is led by Founder and CEO Rachel Blistein, and is located in Ypsilanti, MI. The company offers a full line of comprehensive, diagnostic hair care, including shampoos, conditioners, moisturizers, definers, sealers, and treatments. Each of these products is crafted using formulas created by Blistein herself. Original Moxie’s flagship store also functions as a full-service salon, where they offer in-depth haircare consultations, product and styling demos, professional treatments, and texture-positive cutting. They also provide professional education for stylists who share Original Moxie’s passion for healthy hair, natural ingredients, and beautiful, precision cuts.


PBA Royal Performing Arts and Training School • Detroit, Michigan

Performing Arts and Sports – $30

PBA Royal Performing Arts and Training School is an educational institution led by Director Pageant Atterberry and located in Detroit, MI. The school services the Cody-Rouge District of Detroit’s west side, providing students with after-school classes in dance, music, acting, modeling, cheerleading, and sports. They work with youth aged 4-18 and also provide them with academic tracking services. Students attending classes Monday-Friday are provided with supper and snacks.


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Poisera • Ann Arbor, Michigan

Poisera Subscription – $50

Poisera is a counseling service that is led by Founder and CEO Marianna Kerppoloa and is located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Their serviced aim to help postpartum mothers cultivate resilience. Through daily, personalized check-in conversations, Poisera helps mothers navigate the highs and lows of motherhood.


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Produce Puns • Ann Arbor, Michigan

Produce Puns Positively Journals – $24

Produce Puns is customized products company led by Creator Mary Lemmer and located in Ann Arbor, MI. The company specializes in creating hand-drawn food pun illustrations, and applying those illustrations to a variety of products, including journals, t-shirts, mugs, and more gifts.


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Pure Orchid Aesthetics • Warren, Michigan

Honeycomb – $8

Pure Orchid Aesthetics is a personal care company owned by Ashante’ Williams and located in Warren, MI. The company is committed to providing customers with natural skincare products made with quality, responsibly-sourced ingredients that they recognize. The mission of Pure Orchid Aesthetics is to craft products that will boost customers’ confidence and leave them feeling beautiful in their uniqueness. The company believes that natural skincare shouldn’t be a luxury, but an affordable staple in every skincare routine.


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Rachel Fisher Creative • Chicago, Illinois

The Growth Journal – $32

Rachel Fisher Creative is a brand design service that is led by Owner and Designer Rachel Fisher, and is located in Chicago, IL. The service specializes in developing strategic, thoughtfully-crafted brands for entrepreneurs who believe in their businesses.


Rebel Nell • Detroit, Michigan 

Taylor Bracelet – $35

Rebel Nell is a jewelry company led by CEO Amy Peterson and located in Detroit, MI. The company began in 2013 as a social enterprise with the mission to employ women facing barriers to employment in Detroit, educate them on financial management, life wellness and entrepreneurship, and empower them to transition to a life of independence. These women are hired as Creative Designers and are taught to craft unique, wearable art from fallen layers of graffiti, while providing services to support on their way to self-sufficiency.


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Rosemarine Textiles • Detroit, Michigan

Charcoal Cotton Gauze Bandana – $24

Rosemarine Textiles is a sustainable textile studio owned by Meghan Navoy and located in Detroit, MI. The studio makes home goods and accessories using the rich, complex colors of plant-based dyes. Each piece is made by hand in the studio using processes that take many days to achieve the perfect color. Rosemarine Textiles is committed to environmental sustainability, and utilizes what would otherwise be waste material, including working with local restaurants to acquire dye-producing food scraps and florists for day-old blooms. The studio continues to experiment with dyes and innovate processes to contribute to an expanding collection of textiles.


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Ruff Life Photography • Troy, Michigan 

Pet Photography Session – $250

Ruff Life Photography is a photography business led by Christine O’Brien and located in Troy, MI. They provide pet photography services for customers who love their animals.


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Sapphire Moon Chocolates • Appleton, Wisconsin

Sea Salt Caramel Truffles – Visit Facebook Page for Details – $11

Sapphire Moon Chocolates is a gourmet artisan chocolate manufacturing company and retail store that is owed by Tarina Swanson and located in Appleton, WI. The company specializes in halal (Muslim) chocolate, including other confectionery to meet religious and dietary guidelines for numerous ethnic and religious groups. Sapphire Moon Chocolates also focuses on social justice and promote unity and peace through the sale of our chocolate and confectionery items. Their retail shop features our chocolates, truffles, French desserts and macarons, confectionery, ice cream, antiques, vintage and gifts. We assist and promote veteran, woman, and minority-owned businesses. 


Sensory Box Family • Zeeland, Michigan 

The Sensory Box – $9.99

Sensory Box Family is a handcrafted retail business founded by Rachael Windemuller and located in Zeeland, MI. The company seeks to bring affordable joy into the daily life of all families, especially those who are differently-abled, have sensory challenges, or live with mental illness.   The Windemuller Family is no stranger to the unique needs of children with autism and sensory processing disorders (SPD). In fact, Sensory Box Family was originally sprung from the desire to provide meaningful work for their oldest child, Jay.   Living with autism, anxiety, and depression, can make working outside the house challenging on the best of days. But, passionate about art, amazingly creative, and looking to earn money, they started looking for things to create. Jay’s artistic sense, combined with a mother with a knack for crafts, and a father with a love for woodworking, and Sensory Box Family was born.


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Shy vs Bold • Detroit, Michigan

Detroit Rhinestone Hair Clip – $12.99

Shy vs Bold is a women’s boutique owned by Tennille Payne-Glas and with retail locations in both Detroit and Southfield, MI. Shy vs Bold offers distinctive clothing, accessories, home and gift items to their customers. It is their aim to provide customers with unique, quality products from all over the globe and at an affordable price. 


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Simply: Health Coaching • Ann Arbor, Michigan

Health Coach – $100

Simply: Health Coaching is a personal care service that led by Coach and Chief Officer Liza Baker and is located in Ann Arbor, MI while maintaining a virtual presence as well. The company provides Integrative Nutrition® health coaching services to hardworking women in the mission-driven/nonprofit sector with the issue of helping under-resourced, overwhelmed, and overworked women promote their own health and wellness.


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Sisters On A Roll Mobile Cafe and Catering • Detroit, Michigan 

Vegan Meal Plans – Visit Facebook Page for Details – $10

Sisters on a Roll Mobile Café and Catering is a food service company led by Chef Harriette Brown and located in Detroit, MI. The company specializes in vegan cuisine that is made from scratch, healthy, and flavorful. They offer a variety of foods, including soups, condiments, desserts, and meat alternatives.


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Soap Bullet • Mentor, Ohio

Soap Bullet – $3

Soap Bullet is a personal care company owned by Bozana Anicic and located in Mentor, OH. The company creates an all-natural, plant-based liquid hand soap concentrate that is made with olive oil, sunflower oil, coconut oil, castor oil, and tucuma butter. The product is free from SLS, SLES (and all other sulfates), EDTA, and other ingredients that are commonly misleadingly advertised as naturally-derived. Soap Bullet also does not use plastic. This liquid hand soap concentrate is created through a handmade process that is environmentally safe. Soap Bullet is committed to helping customers save money, nurture their hands, cut back on carbon emissions, and protect the planet. 


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SuperLove • Ann Arbor, Michigan 

ILY Patch Supima Cotton Tee – $36

SuperLove is a clothing and accessory design company that was founded by Katy Lind and Nate Stevens, and is located in Ann Arbor, MI. The company’s unique “ILY” design and logo can be used for a variety of accessories, including t-shirts, hats, pins, water bottles, baby clothes, and stickers. SuperLove shares this iconic design with people and organizations all over the world.


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Sweet Bean • Cleveland, Ohio

Signature Bonbons – $27

Sweet Bean is a chocolate company owned by chocolatier Kristin Barnes and located in Cleveland, OH. The company was founded in 2014 and focuses on handmade filled chocolates and single-origin bean-to-bar chocolate, occasionally featuring marshmallow or other confections.


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Sweet Designs Chocolatier • Lakewood, Ohio

Box of Dreams – 15-Piece Assorted Chocolates – $22

Sweet Designs Chocolatier is a chocolaterie that is led by Owner, Founder, and Master Chocolatier Ines Rehner, and is located in Lakewood, OH. The chocolaterie offers over 80 different chocolates and treats, ranging from truffles and hand-dipped fruit to nut clusters and caramels. The chocolate is crafted with Rehner’s unique recipe blend that she discovered after years of experience, experimentation, and refinement.


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Tactile Craftworks • Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Map Journal – $118

Tactile Craftworks is a leather crafting company that was founded Sarah Heck and Anna Warren, and is located in Milwaukee, WI. This woman-owned and operated company was founded in 2014 and partners with over 200 retailers nationwide. Tactile Craftwork specializes in handcrafting leather pieces that are inspired by the idea of place and emotional responses to both home and travel. The company strives to make pieces that are durable to use, beautiful to look at, and satisfying to hold.


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TAIT Design Co. • Detroit, Michigan 

TAIT Desk Clock – $75

TAIT Design Co. is an independent product design studio that is owned by Matthew Tait and Audrey Elkus and is located in Detroit, MI. The studio specializes in thoughtful and timeless homewares and toys for people of all ages. All of their products are made from 100% USA-sourced materials and are assembled by hand in Detroit. From hand screen printed balsa model airplane kits to stunning wall clocks, their entire line makes for great holiday gifts.


Taxes At Tiffany’s • Grand Rapids, Michigan

Tax Preparation – $150

Taxes at Tiffany’s is a tax preparation service provider owned and operated by Tiffany Sherman and located in Grand Rapids, MI. Sherman specializes in a variety of tax services and aims to provide outstanding support and expertise for clients with busy lives. Taxes at Tiffany’s can care for anyone’s accounting needs quickly and efficiently.


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The Getup Vintage • Ann Arbor, Michigan

Gift Card – $25

The Getup Vintage is a retail business owned by Kaylan Mitchell and located in Ann Arbor, MI. The shop was founded in 2005 and specializes in vintage clothing, shoes, jewelry, and accessories from the 1950s through the 1990s. The Getup Vintage believes that vintage styles are for everyone.


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The Guild of Artists and Artisans + The Gutman Gallery • Ann Arbor, Michigan 

Artwork From Various Artists – $65

The Guild of Artists & Artisans is a nonprofit membership association of independent artists led by Executive Director Karen Delhey and located in Ann Arbor, MI. Founded in 1970, the Guild’s mission is to develop and present art fairs to provide marketing opportunities for its members which also serve as educational, cultural and entertaining events for the community. It does so through five Fine Art Fairs annually, The Gutman Gallery (which opened February 2020), and several programs offered throughout the year.


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The Little Seedling • Ann Arbor, Michigan 

Zoo Bark-Ista Cafe Pretend Playset – $44

The Little Seedling is retail store owned by Molly Ging and located in Ann Arbor, MI. The shop specializes in products for children in the age range of newborn to early elementary. The Little Seedling offers a full range of goods from car seats and strollers to clothing to toys and games.


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The People’s Club • Chicago, Illinois

The People’s Club Membership – $30

The People’s Club is an educational service founded by Brooke Burton and located in Chicago, IL. The Club functions as a digital-first community for 20/30s in Chicago that hosts virtual events on a variety of subjects that span across art, culture, cooking, health, wellness, and community. More specific examples of event topics include cocktail making, art classes, and comedy workshops. A People’s Club membership is a great gift for young adults who might be living alone right now and looking for fun things to do or new people to meet, or for couples who want to do fun, and interactive events together at home.


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Wareologie • Northville, Michigan

Magnetic Button Adapter Set – $29.99

Wareologie is an accessibility accessory company led by CEO Gina Adams and located in Northville, MI. The company develops and retails accessories to empower people with physical challenges and to help restore their independence. These products help people dress independently and express their unique styles. Whether faced with arthritis or recovering from surgery, it is imperative for people to have the ability to engage in self-care and improve their own well-being. Wareologie is diversifying its product assortment in the Fall of 2020 by adding stylish products to their line that help customers to restore essential activities of daily living

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