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Support Small Businesses with these 9 Michigan-Based Subscription and Gift Boxes

Over the past few years, subscription services and curated gift boxes have become all the rage—and we aren’t exactly surprised! There’s nothing more fun than receiving a new box of goodies every month, and when they are all Michigan-made, it’s even better. 

That’s why today we’re talking about Michigan-based subscription and gift box services! Whether you’re looking for something to engage your family while quarantiningwant to find new ideas for local gifts, or are trying to support more Michigan businesses—these awesome boxes have you covered. 

 

We love supporting a wide variety of Michigan businesses, from candle makers to coffee roasters and glass blowers, but it can be hard to know exactly where to find them. Luckily, Mitten Crate does the job for us, curating incredible themed boxes using local and unique Michigan-made products. Choose from a variety of different crates featuring your favorite items, like the Michigan Mornings box, which includes items like local coffee, pancake mix, maple syrup and more. The Michigan Beer Lovers box includes items like a Michigan-themed pint class, beer mix, coasters and bottle openers. While Mitten Crate has stopped offering subscriptions, you can still have a box of lovingly curated Michigan goods shipped to your door by visiting their website and ordering a different box each month!

 

ProudBox


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Spartans, Wolverines—listen up! If you want a great new student gift, ProudBox is perfect for you. They offer both a Spartan box for MSU lovers and a Wolverine box for those who bleed blue. ProudBox works directly with both schools’ activity boards to bring semester welcome boxes and holiday boxes to students, directly to their dorm rooms, for a fun surprise and plenty of school spirit! Each box includes cozy shirts, sweatshirts, socks, selfcare supplies, mugs, snacks and more. Click here to learn all about ProudBox and to place your order for next semester! 

 
We could all use a little self-care! That’s why we love this Detroit-based, woman-powered subscription box service that brings goods from more than 20 Michigan-based companies to your door per month. In addition to skin care items, makeup and other beauty items, the boxes will also often come with redeemable codes for salon services—so you may want to live in the Detroit area for this one! Click here for all the information and to purchase a subscription or one-time box. 
 

Zingerman’s Monthly Food Clubs

As Ann Arbor locals and aficionados, Zingerman’s is always our go-to when we’re looking for culinary adventures. That’s why we weren’t surprised to learn about their Monthly Food Clubs, which provide tasty treats for you or your loved ones every single month for as long as you wish! Choose from clubs like their popular Bacon Club, which sends you 12-16 ounces of artisan bacon, bacon stories, histories and recipes every month or their Artisan Cheese Club, where you’ll get cheeses that you’ve never heard of delivered right to your door. Bread Club, Coffee Cake Club, Bakery Club, Cheese Pairing Club, Pastry Club, Rare Olive Oil Club, Michigan Foods Club, Coffee Club, Gelato Sundae Club, Fancy Pants Candy Club—Zingerman’s has so many to choose from! Click here to explore their many (many!) options and gift them to all your friends and family this year. 

When farmers’ market season has ended, and your CSA subscription has run its course—where are you supposed to get fresh, local produce? Sprout Box is a customizable box of produce and Michigan-made groceries that is delivered to your home, workplace or can be picked up at one of their satellite locations. Different from the monthly subscriptions on this list, Sprout Box actually ships weekly or biweekly, depending on your preference. Just shop for your box items between 2 p.m. each Wednesday and 6 a.m. on Monday for delivery/pickup the following Wednesday, Thursday or Friday. Click here for all the details! 

 

On the Keweenaw Peninsula of Michigan, you’ll find Keweenaw Coffee Works, a micro coffee roastery. Their coffee subscription is a bit different than other popular coffee subscriptions. Instead of sending you the same type of coffee every few weeks, Keweenaw offers a special box of exclusive and unique coffee beans sent to your door every month. Each box includes 3– to 8-ounce bags of coffee, carefully selected by Keweenaw Coffee Works. Once you’ve received your box, you’ll also receive access to a private webpage to learn about each bean variety, origin and flavor characteristics. (For some more local coffee subscription services, click here for recommendations!
Based in Royal Oak, Gentlemen’s Box is just that—a box for gentlemen, featuring must-have accessories for men and luxury goods. They have two different box styles: the Accessories Box for $35 which features 4-6 fashion and lifestyle accessories each month and the Premium Lifestyle box, which arrives quarterly for $119that allows you to elevate your lifestyle with 4-5 luxury goods catered to the season. No matter which box you choose, both will be able to upgrade your or the man in your life’s wardrobe! 

 

Mana Box


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In 2020, Michele Klassen Merrigan of Detroit and Anni Wilhelmi in Cape Town, South Africa saw the massive impact COVID-19 had on women entrepreneurs in South Africa and the United States. They decided to do something about it, starting a Kickstarter campaign for a subscription box that would help make a difference for women around the world. It was successfully funded in less than 36 hours! That’s when Mana was born, offering a unique box every quarter featuring handcrafted, one-of-a-kind pieces created by local women artisans in South Africa and the United States. Each box features stylish accessories, décor and fashions—perfect for any lifestyle! 

 

If you or someone you know is a Detroit enthusiast, Everything Detroit is the perfect gift! This box works to support local businesses and amplify the history of Detroit. If you decide to subscribe, you’ll have two box choices that include a handful of local items. No matter which box you choose, you’ll always receive a limited edition of a Detroit t-shirt and a candleClick here for all the information and to place an order for your first box! 

 

What about you? 

Did we miss your favorite Michigan-based subscription box? Let us know in the comments below! 

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