Stirling Books & Brew: A Novel Idea for the Holidays

Do you want to know what gets us into the shopping spirit? A cozy store environment that guards us from the unforgiving Michigan winters. Warm drinks and pastries we can enjoy by a fire. Cozying up with a good book. Maybe some live music. That’s why we choose Stirling Books & Brew when it comes to holiday shopping. Modeled out of the previously named Books … Continue reading Stirling Books & Brew: A Novel Idea for the Holidays

Holiday Pottery Sale: Spend a Bit this Holiday Season and Help a Brit

This holiday season, don’t miss out on your chance to take home a handcrafted masterpiece from an Albion College student. The students of the advanced ceramics course have made beautiful tea pots and bowls, immaculate vases, and stand-out mugs for sale. These artists have spent countless hours in the studio making homemade glazes, refining their styles, and constructing their show pieces. Don’t miss your chance … Continue reading Holiday Pottery Sale: Spend a Bit this Holiday Season and Help a Brit

Dadant & Sons: More Than Just ‘Everything for the Beekeeper’

Are you looking to sweeten up the holidays? Dadant & Sons’ fresh honey will surely put a smile on the face of any family member with an avid sweet tooth. Dadant is also a convenient stop in Albion for honey dispensers and natural honey lip balms — gifts sure to tickle anyone’s taste “buzz”! A 150-year-old family company based in Illinois, Dadant’s location in Albion — … Continue reading Dadant & Sons: More Than Just ‘Everything for the Beekeeper’

Every Sip from an Albion Heritage Bed & Breakfast Mug Will Be a Reminder of You

When looking for a holiday gift, there’s no easier option than to stop by the Albion Heritage Bed & Breakfast. It’s basically on campus, so you have no excuse! This B & B has a selection of one-of-a-kind, American-made mugs for the very affordable price of $15. Each of these stoneware mugs has a unique glaze and is embellished with Albion Heritage’s logo. Its uniqueness … Continue reading Every Sip from an Albion Heritage Bed & Breakfast Mug Will Be a Reminder of You

Yesterday’s News Is Today’s Big Deal

When you think of an antique store, does the scent of mothballs come to mind? Are you overwhelmed by the clutter? Well, consider that old news. But it’s not Yesterday’s News. Yesterday’s News, owned by Albion College alumnus Jim Dean and managed by Deb Myers, is homey and well-organized. From antiques, vintage wares, and collectibles to modern-day handcrafted wood items and cute little decorative items … Continue reading Yesterday’s News Is Today’s Big Deal

Head Home with a Cuppa and Gifts from Albion’s Own Biggby

You’ve just taken two (or maybe even three, yikes!) exams, packed up all your dirty laundry, and now you’re on your way home. To improve the journey, pick up a cup of coffee at Albion’s locally owned Biggby … and while you’re at it, grab a few last-minute gifts for the family. A nice full bag of fresh whole bean or ground Biggby Coffee is an affordable gift that … Continue reading Head Home with a Cuppa and Gifts from Albion’s Own Biggby

Illusions Hair Design: Got Goat’s Milk?

Besides offering a good-looking trim, Illusions Hair Design sells soaps, hair-care and nail-care products that will show your friends and family back home that your gift-giving skills extend beyond the usual and reach into the thoughtful. Select from their Redken, Matrix and Rusk lines. Or give gifts of Zum Bar soap, hand-made with goat’s milk. Goat’s milk is valued for moisturizing and keeping skin’s oils in balance.  Also good to know: … Continue reading Illusions Hair Design: Got Goat’s Milk?