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I'm Nicole. I am a wife, mother, shop owner on Mackinac Island, and lover of handmade. The little things and little moments inspire me. Follow me on my blog as I write about shop news, my travels, island life and motherhood.
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This is our last full week with the shops being open for the 2021 season! I wanted to take a quick minute to highlight Top 9 Favorites from the shop this week!
Fall Favorites Crewneck: We love all things fall! Wear what you love about fall this season in this super soft, cozy crewneck. Plus, isn’t this color just perfect?! The best part is, it’s on sale for 20% OFF!
Bear Creek Farm Granola Bars: If you’re in a pinch and need a snack filled with nutrients and protein, check out these granola bars! Made in Michigan, they are one of my favorite go-to snacks!
Robyn Love Prints: I love these beautiful Michigan and Mackinac prints! They highlight the best parts of Michigan in a beautiful and unique way. The colors are stunning in their watercolor. This would be a perfect addition to any room in your home!
Baby Clothes from Milkbarn: Milkbarn has the softest, organic cotton that will fit your baby with form and functionality! Once you feel their material, you won’t be able to buy just one! Plus, our summer baby clothing is 40% OFF!
Polka Dot Mitten Ecclesiastes PlaqueThe fall colors, plus this verse would be a beautiful addition to your fall decor! We love supporting Michigan female artists like Katie from Polka Dot Mitten, so having her work in the shop every year is so special! 
Island Girl Silipints: Summer may be over, but these silipints are great for year round use! Remember your favorite summer memories while drinking your iced tea or iced water inside this winter from your favorite Mackinac Island Silipint! 
Jenna Kator Collection | Houghton Handbag: The Houghton Handbag’s inspiring design lifts you to new heights. Houghton, the Gateway to the Keweenaw perfectly blends the outdoors and history with a small college town feel. The iconic Portage Lake Lift Bridge and waterfront path are just a few of the sights that will catch your attention. The vibrant downtown features quaint shops and dining that have transformed the historic buildings into unique + charming gems.
Square Plaid Scarf: Large and cozy for fall, this fringed trim plaid scarf will keep you warm on your fall and winter days out and about! 
Fall Card: Don’t forget to mail a fall card to someone you love this season! You could even send them a little treat from our food section to go along with the perfect fall card! 
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This summer, I've had the privilege of having two interns, Isabella and Natalie, from Central Michigan University's Merchandising program.

They've spent time working on creating beautiful displays, learning to move merchandise throughout the store, posting stories on social media, writing their own guest blog posts for Little Luxuries' and more!  

One of the things that I'm most proud of that they do is new window displays at Little Luxuries, Artists Market and Canvas and Paddle every few weeks! They do an amazing job! 

This is my second year having interns from Central Michigan's Merchandising program and each summer they impress me so much! Isabella and Natalie have such incredible ideas to contribute and I'll be sad to have them head back to school, but I'm so excited to see where they end up when they graduate! 

 

Are you positive, up beat, organized, creative and hard working?

🎉 We’re hiring for now - end of October! 🎉

Housing is provided.

Email me at littleluxuriesmanager@yahoo.com to apply!

 

Xo, 
Nicole 
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Stocking Stuffers
Looking for the perfect stocking stuffers this holiday season? We’ve picked out some of our favorite little luxuries from the shop that we know you’ll love giving and they’ll love receiving!
Crystal Clear Brightening Mini Mask: Gifting to someone that loves self-care? Gift them a face mask! These masks help promote smooth skin, while also hydrating the skin- which we all need during the long winter months!
Musee Bath Balms: These new bath balms are so beautiful and we want everyone to shop them because of how much we love them! The shop is filled with many different scents and varieties - Just Breathe, Golden Hour and Dreamweaver. There are bath balms for the kids too - featuring a baby shark, Amelia Earhart. 
Wooden MI Map Ornament: Perfect for any fan of the Mitten state, this fun ornament features a silhouette of Michigan’s two peninsulas and highlights the cities, foods, icons, culture and natural beauty that make our state so great! 
Snuggle Season Mug: This mug is one of our favorites for the long winter months! Bundle up with this mug, hot cocoa and marshmallows under your coziest blanket for the cozy winter season. 
Hammonds Dunking Spoon: If you give a mug, you also have to give something to go inside the mug! 
Farmhouse Candle: We have so many holiday and winter scents in stock! One of our favorites is Sugar + Spice: Fill your home with the sweet smell of the holidays! Gingerbread mixed with Cinnamon, Clove and bourbon!
Olive Oil Soap: Rich and herbal, Nablus sage olive oil soap is a sage experience that will delight your dermis. This soap is made with 100%  certified virgin olive oil and is perfect for hydrating your skin during the winter.
Christmas Tea Towel: Help them spruce up the kitchen with this truck and buffalo check ruffled tea towel. 
To make it easy for you, we’ve put together some pre-made stocking stuffer boxes.
Or if you’d rather, put them all together in your cart and add a few more things like jewelry, Michigan made food items or something they’d love from our Island Girl collection.
Xo, 
Nicole 
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25 Items at Little Luxuries that are under $25.00 and perfect holiday gifts! 

    1. Baitx Evergreen Candle: The sweet smell of a freshly cut Christmas tree in your home. It has notes of citrus and a woody balsam core that makes you think you’re standing in the middle of a Christmas tree farm!
    2. Moisturizing Waterless Hand Cleanser- Grapefruit: Cleanse + Sanitize + Moisturize:  For waterless hand cleansing sanitizer as an alternative when water and soap are not available. Made with our unique formulation containing 62% ethyl alcohol with our own blend of oils and skin conditioning ingredients that leave your hands feeling moisturized, refreshed, and thoroughly clean. 
    3. Lucky Stars Mug: Give someone this Quotable Mug with the Irish Blessing to encourage them along the way and bring a smile to their face every time they pull it out of the cabinet!
    4. Cherry Republic Sour Patch: Have someone on your list that has a sweet tooth? This Michigan made candy is perfect for them! 
    5. Spiral Notepad: These cute little pads make the perfect gift paired with a Little Luxuries pen! 
    6. Island Girl T-Shirt: Know someone that loves Mackinac Island? Surprise them with an Island Girl of Mackinac t-shirt to remember their favorite days perusing in the shop before going on a bike ride. 
    7. 1Canoe2 Bandana: Bandanas are in! Shop these stylish accessories for a pop of color! Wear in your hair, around your neck or style on your tote bag!
    8. Dog Blanket & Bone Set: Calling all dog lovers! This is the perfect present for someone who loves their furry pets and would be hurt if you forget to get their pet a present this year! 
    9. Nalgene Water Bottles: A new favorite this year, use your Little Luxuries Nalgene Water Bottle to stay hydrated at work, the gym or on the go
    10. Manicure Set: Stay polished on the go with this 5 piece manicure set! Kit includes tweezers, scissors, clippers and emery board
    11. Tartan & Ticking Dish Cloths: How cute are these holiday dish towels? The perfect hostess gift or just drop in the mail to send to your extended family members as a way to say “I’m thinking of you this holiday season.”
    12. Mackinac Island Map Tote: Everything you love about Mackinac! Now on a durable and colorful tote.
    13. Sleep Mask: Our sleep mask is not only stylish but blocks out the light while lavender aromatherapy calms and soothes the psyche.
    14. Mackinac Bath & Body Lotion: Michigan made goat's milk lotion. You will fall in love with this wonderful moisturizing lotion that comes in four different scents.
    15. Amano Rainbow Studs: The perfect earrings for your stylish friends! If these don’t bring a smile to your face, we don’t know what will!
    16. Wee Bee Jammin’:  Just the right amount of Champagne has been added to the classic strawberry preserves. The color is bright with a little sparkle! Serve it with brunch....add some to a mimosa or prosecco! Cheers!
    17. Whole Bean Lake Charlevoix Coffee: Paired with a mug or by itself, this medium roast coffee will bring a smile! It’s micro-roasted artisan coffee from right here in Northern Michigan.
    18. Tried & True Hand Cream: NEW to the shop this fall, this hand cream will help with the rough winter air! Choose from Gardenia Lily, Lavender Vanilla and more!
    19. PDM Ornament: Handmade ceramic Michigan inspired Christmas ornaments that will look great on your Christmas tree!
    20. Cotton Baby Blanket: Need the perfect baby present? Add this muslin swaddle blanket to the gift! It’s the perfect size and gets softer with each wash.
    21. Birch Christmas Tree: Welcome the Christmas season with these beautiful birch stemmed Christmas trees.
    22. CatStudio Glass: This original design celebrates the Great Lakes....the world's largest body of fresh water.
    23. Michigan Things Print: Do you use your hand as a map when showing people where you're from? Do you know how to play Euchre? Do you head Up North in the summer? Do you call pop...pop? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you must be from Michigan! Celebrate what makes Michigan and the people who live here special in this new original design featuring 20 of our favorite "Michigan Things."
    24. Face Mask: Brightening crystal mini masks - brighten & clarify. Free of parabens. Let’s make this crystal clear - we think you’re a gem. Self-love is very important, so get ready to enhance your self-care regime with our sheet mask crystals and never let anything dull your sparkle!
    25. Cocktails to Go: Travel-friendly kit includes the top-shelf ingredients and instructions you need to craft and enjoy cocktails on the go!
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