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The Keweenaw Holiday Gift Guide -- Authentic Michigan Gifts for Everyone On Your List

A Keweenaw Coffee Works subscription box waits under the Christmas tree

Fact: It’s the last day to get holiday gifts ordered and shipped in time for arrival on Christmas.

And if you’re like us, there are still a few names left on your giving list. Those wonderful people you love and cherish 11 months out of the year, but who give you absolute hell every December because they are impossible to shop for.

If you’re stuck in a gift-giving stalemate, you’ve come to the right place. Our annual gift guide is here to inspire you for that final knockout round of holiday shopping. We’ve even offered a little extra help with a hint about the best personality fit for each gift.

Brew yourself another cup, warm up your clicking fingers, and cross those final names off your list, so you can finally sit back and enjoy the season.

The Keweenaw Coffee Works Gift Guide

1. F*ck It All Box

Why sugarcoat it? 2020 has been an absolute dumpster fire of a year. Give that “stiff upper lip” a rest and indulge your outrage with the F*ck It All Box. With a 12-ounce bag of our microroasted F*ck 2020 beans and a mug to match, you’ll feel the glow of solidarity as you rage-sip your way through the newsfeed. 

Best for: Millennials, activists and doomscrollers 

2. Bourbon Coffee Box

The age-old question: which is better, coffee or bourbon?  The answer: both! Our longstanding collaboration with Iron Fish Distillery reaches its pinnacle in the Bourbon Coffee Box, which includes a pound of coffee and 12 oz .bottle of maple syrup, both aged to boozy perfection in Iron Fish bourbon barrels.

Best for: A long-suffering parent or caregiver

3. Top Seller Box

Perfect for KCW noobs or non-coffee drinkers who want to gift their favorite caffeine junkie, our Top Seller Coffee box is packed with 3 8-ounces bags of our customers’ absolute favorite beans. 

Best for: Coffee fanatics, obvi!

4. Mugs and Thermoses

If you haven’t been by the marketplace lately, you’ve been missing out. Along with all our gourmet goodies and handmade crafts from local artisans, we’ve got a fresh collection of mugs, glassware and thermoses. Our latest, a white diner-style mug with a sweet 70s-style nature-inspired logo, is already flying off the shelves. 

Best for: Design nerds and outdoor junkies

5. Coffee Subscriptions

Sometimes the best gift is one that comes with a subtle hint. Our Coffee Subscription Boxes offer flavor, convenience, and a great reason to stay safe by staying home. Choose from our classic 906 Coffee Box subscription, or premium Guild Memberships that feature monthly bonuses and sneak previews of new coffees.

Best for: Busy students, coffee-loving Michigan expats, people who keep coming up with “emergency errands” to run

7. Cookie Box

Perfect for stressed-out parents trying to make the holiday special in spite of…everything, our handcrafted cookie decorating box means one less yuletide hoop to jump through. Our box includes 7 extra-big vanilla sugar cookies in an assortment of fun cutout shapes, along with handmade buttercream icing and an assortment of festive sprinkles. 

Best for: Kids, of course! (As well as parents with cabin fever.)

8. Gift Card

Want to put a smile on the face of someone you appreciate deeply, but don’t know super well? Give them the gift of choice. Keweenaw Coffee Works gift cards are good for everything—hot and cold drinks, gourmet lunch and bakery items, bags of microroasted coffee, and any and all treasures from our Marketplace.

Best for: Teachers, mail deliverers, essential workers

Holiday Gifts From Our Keweenaw Small Business Community

Looking for some out-of-the-bean ideas? We see you. And we’ve collected some top-notch gift ideas from our Keweenaw neighbors. Whether you gift one or a whole bunch from this list, you can feel good knowing that your Christmas shopping has helped your community stay strong through this wild and crazy year. 

1. Michigan Made

With a curated collection of art, apparel, jewelry, housewares, and snacks from both Upper and Lower peninsulas, Michigan Made has something for every Great Lakes State lover on your list.

2. Brick + Mortar

Locally crafted apparel, accessories, footwear, leather goods, eco-friendly housewares…we find excuses to visit Iron Mountain just so we can see what’s new at this beautifully curated boutique.

3. Peace Pie

We’ve been obsessed with this Marquette pie shop since they opened in 2017. And this year, they took the goodness up a notch by offering individual-size pot pies. Trust us when we say nothing tastes better on a cold winter day…unless it’s a slice of their crumble-topped Dutch apple for dessert.

Order through the Marquette Co-op’s online farmers market ( or by calling 906.869.5073.

4. Protea Floral Design

If the mini bouquets at our front door make you swoon with color and fragrance, imagine how your giftee will feel getting that same gorgeous handful every single month. No matter what 2021 brings, a floral subscription from Protea is guaranteed to brighten your loved one’s life.

5. Reservations for a Keweenaw Vacation (or Staycation)

For the person who has everything, what gift could be better than a relaxing stay at one of the Keweenaw’s best accommodations? From a classy deco-style suite at The Vault in Houghton, to a lazy hang at North Shore Cottages in Calumet, or a cozy getaway at True North Cabin in Copper Harbor, the only hard part is choosing.

6. Gift Certificate from Keweenaw Restaurants

Give your pals the gift of good taste for a late night or date night, and feel the glow of supporting our local restaurant community. A few of our favorite eateries include Studio Pizza at the Orpheum Theatre, Roy’s Pasties and Bakery, and of course, Calumet’s own Michigan House Café and Red Jacket Brewing Co.

6. Gift Card

In a challenging year like this one, practical gifts might be your giftee’s secret Christmas wish. Whether it’s a shopping trip to the Keweenaw Co-op or another grocery store, or a splurge with our pals at Red Jacket Boutique, Simple Nest Home Goods, and Grace + Gather, a gift card means the rare opportunity for stress-free spending.

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