Ways to Gift This Holiday Season

It’s safe to say that it’s officially winter.  But not just any winter… a Michigan winter.  The temperatures steadily drop and bring with it a soft blanket of snow, highlighting every corner and crevice of nature.  Bring on the movie nights and cue the holiday music. You swore you would never listen to that utterly annoying holiday soundtrack again, but there you are, jamming out to “Let It Snow” once again.  And of course, sippin’ on your morning cup of coffee never tastes as good as it does in the wintertime.  It’s like rocket fuel after your various holiday parties and family gatherings put you into a week-long carb coma.  So to make these next couple of weeks a little less stressful, we’ve got you covered with the perfect ways to gift this holiday season.  Gifts that your family and friends will actually love, because let’s face it, gift-giving is not an easy task.  Instead of running to the mall in a frenzy, you can check everyone off of your list in one single swoop from the comfort of your own home, in your favorite pajamas.  You’re welcome. 


The obvious pick for a great gift is a bag of Great Lakes Roasting Co. coffee.  Because who doesn’t love coffee?  Choose from one of our classic best sellers, like Corktown or Motor City, or go the festive route with one of our winter release coffees. For a bright coffee from Peru with citrus, herbal and chocolate tasting notes, Wintersleep is a perfect choice.  Another seasonal release, Yule Brew, combines cranberry, cinnamon and cocoa for a tasting experience guaranteed to spark the holiday spirit. 

If you really want to make a statement with your gift, we offer a subscription box with the best beans of the month delivered straight to the recipient’s door.  Choose from a 3 pack or single coffee box to take care of your holiday shopping in a jiffy.


To bare the cold in style, check out our selection of hoodies. A crowd favorite and surefire way to put a smile on your friend or family member’s face is gifting the Coffee and Cocktails Hoodie.  Rugged, cool and stylish, all in true Detroit fashion.

For an understated version, check out our Great Lakes Coffee Roasting Co. Hoodie.  Choose from charcoal, maroon or navy and get wrapping!  

Tumbler or Coffee Cup

Everyone needs a Great Lakes Coffee Roasting Co. Tumbler as the temperatures drop below freezing. On your commute to work, a hike in the woods or hanging out at home, our tumblers are practical for any occasion. With stainless steel, double wall vacuum insulation and a BPA free lip and cup, you can sip in style without racing to drink your coffee before it loses its warmth.

For a simple and inexpensive gift, our Diner Mug is a solid choice for a coworker or friend.   


Who doesn’t love a good t-shirt?  Or better yet, repping their favorite coffee brand on their favorite t-shirt.  Win, win.  Our t-shirts come in various styles and colors and are made of a soft cotton blend for a cozy, casual and fitted style to throw on before heading out the door.

Winter Beanie or Hat

Tis’ the season for sweaters, scarfs, boots and hats, so gifting a loved one something useful is perfect around the holidays.  Our Knit Hat will keep your loved one (human or nonhuman) warm, while showing off some hometown pride.  Our Snapback Hat is another option for a casual add-on to any outfit.

Holiday gifts don’t have to expensive, and they certainly shouldn’t be boring. After all, giving the gift of an organic, fair-trade certified speciality coffee is one heck of way to say “I love you.” Happy shopping!


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