Shop Local ‘til You Drop: Holiday Shopping in West Michigan

As a certified B Corporation and brand marketing agency in Grand Rapids, we're high proponents of supporting local businesses—whether that be shopping local, working for a small business, donating to their cause, or volunteering our time. This holiday season, the TIS crew is teaming up with our friends at Local First to provide gifts for homeless families with children in Grand Rapids Public Schools, as well as organizing our own Secret Santa gift exchange within the office. We've made a vow to shop local first for these efforts.

We encourage you to source your holiday gifts locally this year. Not only will you be giving your loved ones or those in need something special, you'll also be giving back to your community. Unsure of where to shop locally in West Michigan? Here're some of the TIS team's favorite local shops to get ya started…

Apparel & Gifts


Rock Paper Scissors

Spirit Dreams


Vertigo Music

Books & Mortar

Schuler Books & Music

Finishing Touches

Gallery 154

Art of the Table

The Seasoned Home

Food & Beverage

Global Infusion

Koeze Nuts

Fustini's Oils and Vinegar

Martha's Vineyard

The Red Geranium Café


The Bridge

Under the Vines

What are your favorite local businesses to shop for the holidays? Tell us in the comments section below!