Holiday Gifts to Warm their Hearts and Toes, too

holiday gifts

Do you need gift ideas?

Sweater weather has us all dreaming about sparkling lights, white Christmases (especially in Wayland, Michigan), and brightly wrapped presents under the tree. You may have heard that it’s more blessed to give than to receive, so with that in mind, we have put together this joyous list of things to gift, some of which are unique holiday gifts to Wayland, Michigan.

Cup o’ Biggby Joe

Coffee has an ever-growing place in our culture as a solver of all problems and many people can’t go without their daily cup of comforting, cozy latte. So do a coffee-lover in your life a favor and help them enjoy their favorite drink. Buy them a gift card to Biggby Coffee, one of Wayland’s favorite coffee houses.


While we’re talking about sought-after beverages, wine is a shoo-in for most adults on your Christmas list. You can’t go wrong with Acqua in Vino. There are so many kinds to choose from (red, white, pinot noir or chardonnay, to name a few) and so many (really) happy customers. Either gift cards or bottles will be a hit in their stockings this Christmas. If your gift givee is not a wine person, there are other holiday gifts you can give like peppered sausages, fine cheeses, beers, and so many other mouth-watering specialty foods that our tummies are growling.

“Acqua in Vino” translates as “Water Into Wine.” While owner Arny can’t quite perform this biblical miracle yet, his labor of love did turn an old blue building into the home of Michigan’s finest, fragrant, most revered delicatessens from local producers.

This Lip-Sticked-Sized Portable Phone Charger

Picture this. It’s the middle of a freezing, snowy Michigan winter. You stopped at a gas station for a cup of coffee. When you come back, you realize you’ve locked yourself out of your car. You reach in your pocket for your cell phone, but since you and your friend are sharing one charger, it’s dead, and your friend left her cell phone in the car. You can’t call for help. What will you do?

With how often the average person depends on their phone these days, having a portable battery recharger isn’t just a novelty, it’s a must. When your phone is your GPS, your emergency contact device, your wallet, and your selfie-taker, a dead battery can be a genuine crisis. Take care of your loved ones with this tiny, portable phone charger. It adds a complete charge to the iPhone8 and 80% to the Galaxy S8. Multiples of this as holiday gifts are not a bad idea, especially in the arctic winters of Michigan! Get one (or two) for yourself as well.

Royal Craft Wood Luxury Bathtub Caddy Tray

After you get home from your winter adventure (thanks to your tiny lip-sticked-sized phone charger), pour a glass of that Acqua in Vino wine and get ready for the most luxurious bubble bath of your life with this Luxury Bathtub Caddy Tray. Who doesn’t want to be able to snack, read, and watch Netflix all while relaxing in a hot, rejuvenating, bubble bath? There’s space for snacks, your smartphone, wine, soap, bubble bath, and more.

Finish This Book

Paper, ink, and journaling have all made a comeback in a generation tired of incessant dinging phones. Encourage your friends and family to take a break from their phones with this unique version of a paper journal.

We have to include this lovely excerpt from the product description of Finish This Book.

“One dark and stormy night, author Keri Smith found some strange scattered pages abandoned in a park. She collected and assembled them, trying to solve the mystery of this unexpected discovery, and now she’s passing the task on to you, her readers.

Your mission is to become the new author of this work …”

Are you shopping for a parent?

Parents are forever running out of interesting things for their kids to do that don’t involve plasma and pixels. Check out this amazing world map coloring tablecloth. Educational, engrossing, and parent-approved, this thoughtful gift will put you on the nice list until next Christmas!

It’s full of fun facts, animals from around the globe, and you can even add fun and funny drawings of your own!

In case you wondered, yes, it’s washable! It also comes with 10 washable markers, so they’ll be able to color it again and again.

When all else fails, send food!

Harry and David is our go-to for fresh, high-quality food baskets that anyone will appreciate as holiday gifts. Harry and David have lived up to their reputation for managing the complexities of sending food for decades. Fresh, beautiful, and packaged with style, you can even add things like coffee mugs and flowers. Chocolates, premium popcorn, baked goods, fruits and so much more can be found on this mouth-watering website. They even have a tantalizing collection of gluten-free goodies for that special someone who avoids gluten due to allergies or for health reasons.

We hope this holiday guide helps you and your loved ones have a merrier Christmas and makes gift-giving even more joyful. What are your favorite gift ideas?