LANSING, Mich., Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- This year you can do your holiday shopping with pure ease by logging on at michigan.org and the Official Pure Michigan Online Store. Since its launch in October the new Pure Michigan merchandise line has continued to grow, with new items added and more on the way. From cozy fleece jackets and sweatshirts to tee shirts for a favorite canine, the online store is doing steady business with Pure Michigan fans. Each sale helps to support the Pure Michigan tourism campaign and all items are made in the USA.
"We are very pleased with the great response of our new Pure Michigan branded merchandise," said George Zimmermann, vice president of Travel Michigan, a business unit of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. "We're finding that our customer base includes folks around the country as well as Michigan residents. That's good news for us, as our primary goal is to extend the reach of the Pure Michigan brand." Zimmermann added that fans should be on the look out for special offers every month as well as new merchandise items.
New this month at the Pure Michigan Store shoppers will find note cards featuring outstanding scenic photographs of Michigan, a 2011 Pure Michigan calendar and gift baskets. New apparel items have also been added for wintry weather wear.
Pure Michigan Gift Baskets
Gift baskets are now available from an ultimate "Chairman of the Board" collection to a Bed & Breakfast Sampler. Each gift collection includes Pure Michigan products like Sander's Milk Chocolate Hot Fudge Topping, Kilwin's Chocolates, Chateau Chantel wine, BBQ sauce form Traverse Bay Farms, Cherry and Blueberry Preserves, Gourmet Coffee, Dark Chocolate covered Blueberries and more. Three gift baskets include a beautifully crafted and oiled rustic wood bowl made in Holland, Michigan. A special low sugar/sugar-free gift is also available.
Outdoor wear, note cards and a 2011 Pure Michigan calendar
Shoppers can warm up a loved one this winter with a new Pure Michigan logo clad fleece zip jacket and vest, both available in black. Make a gift of a full-color 2011 Pure Michigan calendar that features 12 seasonal photographs. Choose from four sets of note cards that pop with full color images of Michigan sunrises, seasons, and landmark destinations.
Pure Michigan Holiday Greeting
Just in time for the holiday season Pure Michigan fans can purchase a box of holiday cards. A box of 15 cards features the bright red Charlevoix Pier Light captured during a Lake Michigan winter sunset with the sentiment, "May all your holiday moments be Pure Michigan."
For travel information, and to visit the Pure Michigan Online Store, log on at michigan.org, Michigan's official tourism Internet site. The Pure Michigan Fan Page on Facebook also posts the latest Pure Michigan merchandise and travel news.
Travel Michigan, a division of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, is the State of Michigan's official agency for the promotion of tourism. Travel Michigan markets the state's tourism industry and provides valuable visitor information services. For Michigan travel news and updates, go to michigan.org.
Dave Lorenz, 517-335-0007
Joanna Wilbee Amis, 906-420-8046
SOURCE Travel Michigan