Well, that was fast. After a mild summer and a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it fall, we’re back to cold, snowy weather. There’s one bright spot, of course: plenty of holiday cheer. From the lights and wreaths adorning downtown Escanaba to the beautiful decorations popping up in the city’s neighborhoods, the Christmas spirit is alive and well here.
If you’re looking to spend your hard-earned holiday shopping dollars right here in Escanaba, we’d be happy to have you. Skip the long drive to Marquette or Green Bay and check out these popular, locally owned businesses.
Mr. Bike, Ski & Fitness
Mr. Bike, Ski & Fitness is possibly the best all-around sports outfitter in Escanaba. If you have active friends or family members, you should definitely check this place out before wrapping up your holiday shopping. Whether you’re looking for fat bikes, bike accessories, cold-weather gear, snowboards, skis or branded apparel, you’ll find it at Mr. Bike. And if you’re looking to take some guests out into the beautiful wilderness that surrounds our hometown, Mr. Bike’s owners and staff will be more than happy to point you in the right direction.
Sayklly’s Confectionery & Gifts
Sayklly’s Confectionery & Gifts is an Upper Peninsula tradition. With locations in Escanaba and Marquette, this is a great place to pick up signature chocolates, fudges and caramels as well as U.P.-centric gift items and home goods. Sayklly’s also ships far and wide, so don’t be afraid to recommend it to your non-Yooper friends (or visit its website if you live downstate or in Wisconsin).
The Morrison Shop
The Morrison Shop is a top-tier clothier in the heart of downtown Escanaba’s Ludington Street business district. Whether you’re looking for trendy threads or warm-weather gear to get you through the coming winter, Morrison can probably hook you up. The company is also a big booster in the local community, organizing or participating in events like Moonlight Madness and more.
Positively! The Center for Success
Positively! The Center for Success is a newer shop that sells locally made apparel — like its super popular Michigan mittens — and home goods like scented candles. This is a great way to support U.P. entrepreneurs while stocking up on gift items for the holidays.