gift ideas

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! If your loved one is a lover of wine, have we got an idea for you! Petoskey, MI’s best-kept secret is its premier wine trail. Hop around to the different wineries for Valentine’s Day and give your partner a night to remember. Here are some of ou...
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Categories:  Holidays, Petoskey

The holidays are right around the corner and that means the inevitable holiday rush. Every year I try my best to plan ahead on holiday gift purchases, yet I always seem to be rushed regardless of what I do. I love shopping local during the holiday season, especially while the kids are in school. The...
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Categories:  Shopping, Holidays

I don’t know that I’ve heard my own children claim this, but I know many folks think Mom is easier to buy a gift for than Dad. In fact, I’ve always thought I was easy to buy for, providing folks knew what I wanted. A new pair of flip-flops, a fishing shirt, or some great music are alw...
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Categories:  Holidays

This past Tuesday was National Lost Sock Memorial Day. If you weren’t aware of this solemn holiday, don’t worry. There’s still time to participate. Simply go to your sock drawer, remove all the lonely, mateless socks, have a moment of silence for them, then toss those socks. It’s time to let...
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Categories:  Shopping, Holidays

10 Gift Ideas for Easter... or just to celebrate Spring! You may be too old to look for an Easter basket, but you're never to old to give one. This year Grandpa Shorter's wants to help you stuff your Easter baskets with gifts they'll truly enjoy! It was hard to come up with only ten items that cove...
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Categories:  Shopping

Have you ever found a unique item and wondered to yourself the history behind it? Or, remarked how unique and different it is and thought 'I must have that right now!' Today on the blog I'm talking about a unique gift item carried by Grandpa Shorter's. Popular and unique by nature but often questio...
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Categories:  Shopping, For the Home

Hello, friends and welcome back! This week on the blog I'm talking about science experiments for kids. Did you know that Grandpa Shorter's has a fantastic science kits selection for kids? Neither did I! I stopped in over the weekend and spoke with Jennifer Shorter about some of the new and exciti...
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Categories:  Shopping, Parenting

School is officially out for us and Father's Day is less than a week away. Have you started thinking about gift ideas or bought Dad a card yet? Me either. If you're anything like me, you know the routine. The last minute rushing around from store to store trying to pick up a card and small gift. I...
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Categories:  Holidays

Hello friends! It's almost Mother's Day again, and what mom doesn't love a homemade gift? In need of a Mother's Day gift or some unique ideas? How about something homemade and from the heart? Homemade Mother's Day gifts are great. They are made with love and won't break the bank either! I can prom...
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Categories:  Holidays

I love old fashioned customer service. There is something about feeling like someone wants to help make your life easier. I often have wedding, shower, birthday, teacher, just-because and the list goes on gifts to give - my go to move is to call Grandpa Shorter's.  I really enjoy callin...
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