Michigan November 01, 2019
Browse Hundreds Of Michigan-Made Items Inside The Delightful Heart Of Michigan Store
Here in Michigan, we love all things local.
Talented artisans and spirited small businesses are what make this state unique, and any chance to celebrate this is a worthy one. If you agree, there’s a gift shop you’ll want to visit. Nestled in Historic Downtown Howell, Heart of Michigan has an enormous selection of iconic Michigan products, locally-made gifts, and Michigan-themed items.
Welcome to Heart of Michigan! Family owned and operated, this beloved shop celebrates all things local to the Great Lakes State.
Owners Karen and John opened their doors in 2011. Motivated by the recession to open a shop that would support other local businesses, they have a passion for sharing unique Michigan goods to locals and visitors alike.
One of the first things you’ll notice when walking into the store is the unmistakable smell of freshly-baked pasties.
The pasties are baked daily using a traditional Upper Peninsula recipe, but Heart of Michigan doesn’t stop with their famous Beef pasties. Flavors like Chicken, Bacon Cheeseburger, Bacon Egg and Cheese, Veggie, and Vegan are also fan favorites.
You'll love the opportunity to browse gift boxes and baskets filled with treasures from across the state. Whether you opt for a pre-made box or decide to customize your own, you'll be leaving with something truly unique.
Iconic brands like Better Made, Faygo, Cherry Republic, Sanders, Win Schulers, and Germack can be found along with new items from local vendors. The wooden boxes are Michigan-shaped, completed with shrink wrap, a bow, and gift note.
Heart of Michigan also makes Faygo Candles. That’s right -- these soy wax candles smell just like the pop!
Flavors offered include Red Pop, Root Beer, Vanilla Crème, Rock & Rye, Grape, and Orange.
Michigan-made candles, soaps, souvenirs, apparel, and décor are just a few of the items to browse.
You’ll want to give yourself plenty of time to explore this shop and its seemingly endless variety of Michigan goods.
The store offers a selection of classic Upper Peninsula items that Yoopers know all too well, such as Baroni’s, Murdick’s Fudge, Vollwerth’s, Thimbleberry Jam, Trenary Toast, Chow Chow, Stormy Kromer and more.
There’s nothing like the taste of Murdick’s Mackinac Island Fudge. Sent fresh from the island, several flavors of the famous fudge are always in stock.
One of the newest additions to the store also is a line of "Made in Detroit" products.
No matter your reason for stopping by Heart of Michigan, you’re sure to leave with the perfect souvenir and a renewed sense of state pride.
If you don’t have time to visit this gem of a store in person, you can peruse the items on the website by
clicking here. Have you visited this friendly Michigan store before? If so, we’d love to hear all about your experience!
Address: 203 W Grand River Ave, Howell, MI 48843, USA