Keweenaw Holiday Gift Guide

Posted on December 10th, 2021

Looking for gifts to share your love of the Keweenaw? We’ve compiled a list of local businesses to visit in person or online to find completely one-of-a-kind gifts to commemorate the Copper Country! While we all know the best gift you’ll bring home is the memories made up here, it never hurts to know where to grab a little something else to impress!  

PASTY DELIVERY!  

For those who crave a genuine taste of the Yoop, or want to give the gift of pasty deliciousness, there are several shipping options that can whisk these Cornish delights straight to your door! Order from Pasty Central, and you’ll get a handmade pasty from the famous Hut Inn located in Calumet, MI. Those who’ve sought pasties in Houghton will know Roy’s – located along the Portage waterfront, this establishment turns out pasties of every variety. Give the gift of a hearty Keweenaw staple! 

Where to Shop:  

Pasty Central: https://www.pasty.com/order.html 

Roy’s Pasties and Bakery: https://royspasties.com/collections/pasties 

Credit: Roy’s Pasties 

COPPER WORLD 

Right on Main Street Calumet, Copper World has a wide array of goods made in, for, and about the Keweenaw. Home decor, apparel, jewelry and more – this store’s wide range of regionally specific items (“ I ️ Misery Bay” magnet, anyone?!) are a surefire conversation starter! 

Where to Shop:  

101 5th St, Calumet, MI 49913 

https://www.calumetcopper.com/ Take a Peek: https://www.facebook.com/CopperWorldCalumet/ 

Credit: Copper World  

VERTIN GALLERY  

In the early 1900s, “Vertins” was a household name in the Upper Peninsula. Today, the namesake gallery remains a source of Keweenaw art and vintage goods just as diverse and important as it was back in the day. Lovers of vintage Keweenaw will be floored by the clothing, furniture, and goods housed here. Impress a true collector or treat yourself to Copper Country nostalgia!  

Where to Shop: 

220 6th St, Calumet, MI 49913 

Take a Peek: https://www.instagram.com/vertingallery/ 

GIFTS FOR COFFEE LOVERS

CATCH AND RELEASE COFFEE 

Catch and Release Coffee is a small batch coffee roasting company located just outside of Houghton, MI. They focus on green, sustainably sourced coffee and “cold brew alchemy”. Soon to be available for purchase online, you can currently snag one of these sleek black bags or a bottle of cold brew concentrate at the Calumet Cold Season market. 

Where to Shop:  

Calumet Cool Season Market  

110 Red Jacket Rd, Calumet, MI 49913 

Take a Peek: https://www.instagram.com/catchreleasecoffee/ 

Credit: Catch and Release Coffee  

KEWEENAW COFFEE WORKS 

This beloved roasterie on Main Street Calumet has more than a few amazing things to gift to the coffee fiend in your life. Shop in-person to find a curated selection of coffee, brewing supplies, treats, and apparel… or sign your Secret Santa up for a subscription box to get those fresh-roasted beans straight from the roaster to your door! Online shoppers can also snag cool items like camp mugs and KCW beanies.  

Where to Shop:   

113 5th St, Calumet, MI 49913  

https://www.keweenawcoffeeworks.com/ 

Take a Peek: https://www.instagram.com/keweenawcoffee/ 

Credit: K.T. Creative | Keweenaw Coffee Works 

GIFTS HANDMADE IN THE KEWEENAW

FINNMAKER  

Miss the smell of the Keweenaw woods? Fondly remember the warm cedar aroma of a log sauna by Lake Superior? Finnmaker, a candle company based out of Atlantic Mine, MI, creates hand-poured soy candles that encapsulate so many different aspects of the Copper Country! Some of our favorites include “Copper Island Gateway”, woody and floral scent wrapped in a hip graphic of the Lift Bridge! 

Where to Shop: 

Urban Rustics, Swift Hardware, North Wind Bookstore, The Flower Co, Calumet Floral 

https://www.etsy.com/shop/Finnmaker 

Take a Peek: https://www.instagram.com/finnmakerco/ 

DEAD MINERS 

Dead Miners is helmed by Ben Mitchell, the one-man army behind these extremely durable and high-quality leather goods. Staple items include leather bifold wallets, totes/purses, belts, and smartwatch straps. This extremely versatile artisan also is known for custom genius like rifle slings, camera straps, axe holsters, and merch featuring the Quincy Mine and collaborations with other local artists. 

Where to Shop: 

Gallery on 5th, 109 5th St. Calumet, MI 49913 

https://getrichordiemining.com/ 

Take a Peek: https://www.instagram.com/deadminers/ 

Credit: Dead Miners 

GIFTS FOR ART LOVERS

STUDIO 13 | XMATIC DESIGN  

No wall is actually complete until a Christopher Schmidt print hangs on it! Majorly inspired by the Keweenaw, mountain bike racing, cycling, and nature, these graphic designs celebrate the spirit of the area. Here you can find a t-shirt with the infamous “Yooper Loop” graphic, stickers for those who know (Kowsit Lats, for one!), and prints of iconic cycling races, businesses (like Suomi), and Copper Country flora and fauna! BONUS: looking for those amazing Keweenaw Explorer playing cards? These are a XMATIC original! 

Where to Shop:  

323 Shelden Ave. Houghton, MI 49931 

https://www.xmaticdesign.com/ 

Take a Peek: https://www.instagram.com/thirteenhertz/ 

Credit: xmatic | studio 13 

BRAMBLE AND STAG 

Artist Josh Jaehnig can be found most days at his tattoo shop, Bramble and Stag, in downtown Houghton, MI. Bramble and Stag is known for American Traditional tattooing with a definite Michigan inspiration. Many of Josh’s pieces celebrate the landscapes and nature found here in the Copper Country. While a true fan of the Keweenaw could definitely get a permanent ode to their love of this area inked on their skin, you can also gift a Bramble and Stag original print! New and seasonal prints are announced on Instagram, and then become available on the online store. In the meantime, snag one-of-a-kind t-shirts and mugs to rep the Keweenaw! 

Where to Shop: 

https://brambleandstag.bigcartel.com/ 

Take a Peek:  https://www.instagram.com/joshjaehnig/ 

Credit: Bramble & Stag 

COPPER COUNTRY COMMUNITY ARTS CENTER 

At this art gallery in downtown Hancock, you can find a gift to hang on the wall that will become an heirloom in its own right. The Artist’s Market Sales Gallery represents approximately 200 local and regional artists. Worthy of an afternoon appreciating the works alone, a piece from here will make for a meaningful, show-stopping gift.  

Where to Shop: 

126 E Quincy St, Hancock, MI 49930 

Take a Peek:  https://www.instagram.com/coppercountryarts/ 

 

OTHER WAYS TO SHOP:

This list only touches on the wide variety of shopping any person can do in the Keweenaw. Every downtown boasts a thriving small business worthy of checking out. With the holiday season approaching, check out these local shopping events: 

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