Staff Blog

Shop ’til You Drop

Holiday gifts, an item on a birthday wish list, or little presents just because are all reasons to head out for a shopping spree (or three) around the Great Lakes Bay Region.

Deer Widows Weekend falls on November 18-20.  While hunters are bundled up in a deer blind for the season, shoppers have a chance to hunt down bargains. Birch Run Outlets houses many businesses to browse sales, whether you’re looking for a person or pet. Furry friends can even accompany families and stop at the Doodle Dog Bakery. Bring your dog in for natural treats made especially for them.

Round two of the holiday shopping frenzy comes the day after Thanksgiving on Black Friday. After pumpkin pie, mashed potatoes, and stuffing are sufficiently settled in full bellies, the one-day sale begins. Frankenmuth is home to local businesses that feature just-the-right items for everyone’s wish list. Head to River Place Shops to bag all of the unique gifts you need.

The day after Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, helps support locally owned and small businesses by reminding shoppers about the amazing vendors we have right next door. And this year, be sure to add you to your gift-buying list. GiGi’s Boutique and Design has fashion and home décor on display. An item for the house, a bag for you, and just like that, shopping is complete.

Don’t forget to share! We want to know where your favorite go-to shops are located around the Great Lakes Bay Region.