8 Michigan destinations worth a road trip

Supply chain issues. Labor shortages. Delivery challenges. ‘Tis the season.

With Black Friday looming and early shopping already underway, Michigan businesses are ready to welcome eager shoppers looking for a deal. There are plenty of local shops to check out across the state if you’re looking for the perfect gift for your special Michigander, and even some Michigan-themed gifts for the out-of-state wannabes in your life. 

Check out these places across Michigan that are worth a day trip:

Apothecary Gift Shop, Holland

Located in one of the most historic and prominent storefronts in downtown Holland, Apothecary Gift Shop at 35 W. Eighth St. is a one-stop shop for gift-givers looking for something unique. The store carries handbags, jewelry, cards, Michigan and Holland-themed merchandise, toys, games and other accessories.

Apothecary Gift Shop at 35 W. Eighth St. in downtown Holland.

The storefront’s history can be traced back to the late 1800s. Before it was Apothecary Gift Shop, the business was Model Drug Store for over 50 years, owned by Keith and Barb Ditch — parents of current owner Sharon Fisher and grandparents of store manager Jennifer Foley. The pharmacy was removed and the business was renamed in 2015.

While you’re in town:

Visit one of Holland’s newest entertainment venues, Sperry’s Moviehouse, at 84 W. Eighth St.