Holiday season in Grand Rapids is truly magical. From holiday markets to parades, this large city that’s home to more than 605,000 is a great place to live, especially around this time of year. But if you’re faced with getting gifts for family and friends and have no idea what to look for, we have your back with some unique gift ideas in Grand Rapids.

Support Local Businesses

Instead of hitting up the malls and large stores, why not support local business and infuse cash back into the community while helping a good cause? Grand Rapids is home to lots of local businesses, from community and civic theater groups to wine shops and ice cream parlors. Give the gift of experiences by picking up gift cards for a local theater performance, cooking class, brewery tour, or presale for a summer concert series.

Visit Robinette’s Apple Haus & Winery, a timeless tradition in Grand Rapids, for a variety of gift baskets, bakery items, and fruit wines that are sure to please every person on your list. Don’t have time to get here in person? Shop online and treat your loved ones to anything from a professional photography session to custom apparel to a Taste of Michigan Gift Box.

Gift a Staycation

Traditional vacations cost a lot of money, and they’re not getting any cheaper. This year, gift some day trips for your loved ones so they can enjoy each other’s company over the holiday break. Some ideas include:

  • Membership to the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum: Buy a family membership to the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum to experience revolving exhibits as well as programs such as members-only playtime, toddler time, imagination laboratory, open paint, family night, and discovery studio. There are many different membership levels you can choose from, with perks including one year unlimited admission and more.
  • Tickets to Disney on Ice: Take your nieces and nephews to Disney on Ice, which is coming to the Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids February 10-13.
  • Membership to John Ball Zoo: Families love the zoo, so why not get your favorite family a membership to John Ball Zoo this Christmas? They have a variety of programs to enjoy, from animal trainings to animal feedings on top of their regular exhibits.
  • Gift card for candle making at Wax Poetic Candle Bar: Got a friend who has everything? Get her a gift card to Wax Poetic Candle Bar so she can create her own custom candle.

Get More Gift Ideas at Robinette’s Apple Haus & Winery

Looking for creative, yummy, and unique gifts to surprise your favorite someone this holiday season? Look no further than the winery and bakery at Robinette’s. You will find us at 3142 4 Mile Rd NE in Grand Rapids. To learn more, call us at (800) 400-8100.