Bridge Street Market Gift Guide

With the holiday right around the corner, what better time to share our official Bridge Street Market Gift Guide? We put together some of our favorite things for the holiday season, all of them from great local makers, and a number of them with proceeds benefiting amazing causes. Why not celebrate a gifting holiday by sharing great gifts made in our great state? Let’s go!

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Public Thread x Bridge Street Market Reusable Bag, $14.99

Did you know we partnered with Grand Rapids-based Public Thread to re-imagine our “Coming Soon” Billboard? Well, we did! Public Thread took one of our billboards and upcycled it into 90 reusable bags! That’s 53lbs of textiles out of the landfill and being used for something greater. Call us biased, but we think it would make a superb gift for the eco-conscious Bridge Street Market shopper in your life.

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Beer City Dog Biscuits, $5.99

For the dog (or dog-parent) in your life — Beer City Dog Biscuits are a hot seller not only because they’re dog-approved, but also because they support two great causes. Beer City Dog Biscuits is a nonprofit dedicated to providing vocational training to people with disabilities and the treats themselves are made from spent grains from Founders Brewing! Meaningful employment training and sustainability — all made here in Grand Rapids. Sold!

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RefuTea, $7.00

RefuTea is a Grand Rapids-based loose-leaf tea company dedicated to giving back to refugee resettlement agencies here in the greater Grand Rapids area. They not only give a portion of their profits every quarter to refugee causes, but they also directly employ refugees within the business. Their teas are also ethically sourced. We think RefuTea is a gorgeous gift for the conscientious tea drinker in your life.

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High 5 Salts with Benefits, $6.99

Detroit-based High 5 Salts with Benefits are the perfect gift for the aspiring chef in your life. High 5 Salts with Benefits are a line of perfectly balanced organic salt blends handmade here in the Mitten.

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Chunk Nibbles, $9.99 (14oz) & $5.99 (6.5oz)

Michigan-based Chunk Nibbles started out as a beloved family recipe that became a delightful brand we’re excited to carry in our Local Sweets section. They aptly call this treat “candy coated bliss.” (We don’t disagree.) Chunk Nibbles donates a portion of its proceeds to Stiggy’s Dogs, which is an organization that rescues dogs from high-kill shelters to train them to be service dogs for military members who are battling PTSD, TBI, or other trauma sustained from their time of service. We’re not crying, you’re crying! Chunk Nibbles is the treat you should bring to your family get-together.. or just for yourself.

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Maggie Ann Soap Co.’s Bath Bombs, $4.00 & Soaps, $6.00

Eastown GR-based Maggie Ann Soap Co. is really the bomb dot com. (See what we did there?) Her products are beautiful, they smell amazing, and are made from all natural and sustainably-sourced ingredients. We have a lot more of her products than just these dazzling bath bombs and soaps. We suggest getting over here and buying these up. The people in your life that you gift these to will thank you!

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Maggie Ann Soap Co. Unruly Beard Balm and Unruly Beard Oils, $12.00

Maggie Ann Soap Co. also specializes in self-care items for folks with facial hair! Do you love a person with a beard? We’d suggest Maggie Ann’s Unruly Beard Oils and Balms. They smell great and, like all of her products are made right here in GR with responsibly-sourced, all natural ingredients that will keep your loved one’s facial hair looking and feeling fresh.

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Plant Babies, from left: $10.00, $10.00, $2.00, and $9.00

We know you love plants just like we do here at Bridge Street, and we believe in all things affordable. Our plants are just that. Have a small budget and a big heart? Say hello to the $2.00 Baby Succulent gift. Whoever you give that to will love you forever. Just look at it! Have $10 to spend on someone? You have so many options: A mini orchid! A little cactus plant! A hanging terrarium! Come on. It’s practically 2019 — Everyone loves a plant. Come scoop these treasures up and give them to the folks you’re thankful for!

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Long Road Distillers Single Barrel Straight Bourbon Whisky x Bridge Street Market, $44.99

This is the perfect gift for the Bourbon fan in your life. It’s extra special since it’s the hand selected Bridge Street Market Single Barrel exclusive. It’s seriously delicious and at $44.99, it’s more than just a stocking stuffer.

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Party Trays, $12.99 and $11.99

A Meijer go-to: the delectable chocolate, dried fruit, and nut trays. You can’t go wrong here. Bring these to any gathering you’re headed to and everyone will thank you.

localKate Metcalfe