Check out these ideas and online shopping links for a shortlist of affordable, last minute gift ideas and souvenirs that won't break your piggy bank.
M22 Classic Tee
The M22 highway is the gateway to Sleeping Bear Dune country and a great conversation piece wherever it is worn. Available in a rainbow of colors, the classic M22 t-shirt is only $19.50 and available through Crystal River Outfitters.
Leland Wine & Food Festival Poster
For the past 30 years, the ever popular Leland Wine & Food Festival has purposed the work of a local artist on frameable-quality, collectable, printed posters. Going back to 2001 and only $22 each, regardless of the year, the posters are available here.
The Legend of Sleeping Bear
It is believed that the Ojibwe of Michigan were the first to tell the story of Sleeping Bear and her cubs, a legend that has since become known as "The Legend of Sleeping Bear." The tale originated as a way to explain the sandy area that we know today as the Sleeping Bear Dune. Only $17.95 from The Cottage Book Shop.
Mark Carlson Calendar
One of Sleeping Bear’s best-known photographers and the co-founder of founders of Great Lakes Photo Tours, Mark Carlson handpicked this diverse collection of dynamic nature and scenic photos for his 2015 calendar. Get yours through his webstore. Cost $24.99.
Grocer's Daughter Dark Chocolate Medley
Six of the Empire-based chocolatier’s signature honey caramels. Sweetened with a local Star Thistle honey instead of corn syrup, these soft, flavor-filled creations are something special. In this 6-piece box, enjoy one of each flavor: berry, nutty, sea salt, ginger, maya and espresso. Price $14.50