Share this

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Grandpa Shorters-Northern Michigan's Favorite Gift Shop

Tucked away on Petoskey's bustling main street you will find a gift shop unlike any other.  Walking in, you will be taken back to a place where old meets new.  There are unique and creative gifts adorning the shelves and there is a smell of sweetness in the air.  You are in Grandpa Shorter's and now that you are here, you will be lost for hours.  

Grandpa Shorter’s Gifts, founded in 1946, has been serving the Petoskey community and its visitors for over 65 years, and through three generations of the Shorter family. They are proud to continue the tradition of carrying Minnetonka Moccasins, Petoskey Stones, and Native American Quill Boxes, like they've done since 1946.
Remember back to the story of the Petoskey stone sitting on President Obama's desk in the Oval Office?  Well, you, too can own a little piece of Michigan history and have one on your desk because Grandpa Shorter's sells gorgeous Petoskey stones online!  Let it be known that I have had a Petoskey stone on my desk far longer than the President as I am a proud Michigander and I love those gorgeous little stones.  They just transcend me back in time when that stone was becoming fossilized and then I get lost in the history and the time and its magical.

Here are some of my favorite items you can purchase online at Grandpa Shorter's:

As you can see there are so many thoughtful and amazing items that are available at Grandpa Shorter's!  Make sure to follow them on Facebook and Pinterest.

*I was provided a gift certificate in exchange for this post.  All opinions and ideas are 100% my own*