The Petoskey Stone is Michigan’s official state stone and a stone you’ll only find in Michigan. The rock is actually a piece of fossilized coral from over 350 million years ago! You might have heard of this stone because of the notorious photo of President Obama, holding a Petoskey Stone while on the phone. I actually grew up looking for this gorgeous rock along the banks of Lake Michigan, in Petoskey. If you want to learn more about the Petoskey Stone and why it’s found in Petoskey and the surrounding Traverse Bay Area visit Grandpa Shorter’s blog, Jennifer Shorter does a great job explaining the history of this fascinating and gorgeous stone.
If you’re from Michigan or you’ve visited Michigan, the Petoskey Stone makes a great keepsake. They also make wonderful gifts and can be made into clocks, jewelry and so much more. Here are a few of my favorite Petoskey Stone gifts, all under $100. These are great for anyone that loves Michigan, especially Northern Michigan.
- Petoskey Stone ornament, for less than $12 dollars you can give someone a gift that they’ll hang on their tree each year to remind them of Michigan. LOVE!
- Petoskey Stone wine stopper, the perfect gift for the wine lover in your family and even better when paired with a Michigan wine.
- Petoskey Stone pie and cake server, for the hostess in the family…you know the one who is baking the pies and having everyone over each holiday. A great gift that can be used over-and-over!
- Petoskey Stone locket, for the jewelry lover in your life! This has to be my favorite gift because it’s something I’m personally eyeing. A great gift for someone who misses home (Michigan) or simply loves the mitten state. This is one gift that will get several compliments, I promise!
These are just a few of my favorite Petoskey Stone gifts but Grandpa Shorter’s online has several other great Petoskey Stone gift ideas, you’re sure to find something you love. And don’t be fooled by just any online shop saying they sell Petoskey Stones because there are fake ones out there. If you want the real deal, shop Grandpa Shorter’s.
Disclaimer: Grandpa Shorter’s is a client of mine but I am not paid to write this post. I am writing this to share with you my love for Petoskey Stones. All images belong to Grandpa Shorter’s gifts and may not be used without permission.
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