Horrocks Farm Market goes into overdrive for the holiday season. They have everything to make your Christmas warm, sweet and magical (plus, you can drink coffee or wine while shopping).
Not sure what to get that person who has everything or the family member with no hobbies? Horrocks makes it easy with gift baskets.
Baskets come in different sizes and price points. There’s the traditional collection of fruit, but other themes include Michigan beer, charcuterie and snacks with hot cocoa.
Packed with food and useful items, like pint glasses, you don’t have to worry about creating unwanted clutter for the giftee.
Bonus: Horrocks curates baskets with items from Michigan-based businesses and small businesses.
Not everyone has time to bake 10 kinds of cookies for the party. Horrocks has you covered, with variety packs that have everything from pfeffernuse to the Danish butter cookie.
If you grew up with a grandma who always had German Christmas cookies in a tin, then don’t pass up on the nostalgia of spritzgeback and gingerbread.
To really want to be the hit of the party, keep an eye out for the “yard of cookies” – it’s a box that’s three feet long and full of sweet treats.
And speaking of grandmas, fill up a candy dish with colorful hard candies from the bulk candy aisle.
Evergreens and poinsettias
As soon as Thanksgiving is over, go straight to Horrocks for your greenery. They sell wreaths, cut Christmas trees and adorable potted evergreen trees. No plastic here.
The poinsettias are always on point in the garden center. Giant pink, red and white blooms add instant cheer to a home.
Want something different? Horrocks also has carnivorous plants that are a great conversation piece for visitors.
Santa & reindeer
Kids can meet Santa at Horrocks, and he’s bringing his reindeer. Stop by from noon to 4 p.m. on Nov. 26, Dec. 3 and Dec. 10.
Hopefully someone keeps an eye on the deer, because they’ll want to sneak off and chow down in the huge produce section.
Wine is a classic hostess gift. Horrocks splits up their wine selection by country. A Spanish red or a chardonnay from California is classic.
But if you want to spice things up, what about buying a mulled wine packet?
Or travel farther afield with soju from South Korea or sake from Japan.
Make your New Year bubbly with Champagne, cava and prosecco.
Craft beer also makes a great gift – especially for family members who have moved out of Michigan and miss Bell’s or Founders.