Unique gift ideas you can find close to home

The winter vacation purchasing year is in complete swing at stores in Livingston County. 

Modest, domestically-owned reward retailers, boutiques and other retailers abound in the county. Many have specifically special present strategies.

From plants that take in bugs to confined-edition T-shirts commemorating nostalgic local businesses of the previous, right here are 4 thoughts that could be ideal for individuals who would like something unique this calendar year. 

Joey Stinson and his girlfriend Kristin Freshwater run the Killer Plant Company in Hartland. The two hold Venus flytraps in their newly opened storefront Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021.

For adventurous green thumbs

A new carnivorous plant nursery in Hartland Township has a resolution for rising Venus flytraps and pitcher vegetation indoors.

Killer Plant Co. sells vegetation and increasing gear on line. Local shoppers can choose up orders at the nursery’s brick-and-mortar store at 3554 Avon St. in the township’s historic village district. 

Carnivorous crops entice and digest bugs, spiders and other creatures as part of their diet plan. They have to have specific increasing recommendations, which includes 14 or extra hrs a working day of direct sunlight or light-weight from a increase light. 

To assist folks mature them indoors, Killer Plant Co. sells special indoor Venus flytrap terrariums with 16-hour computerized light timers for $59.99 as well as tax. The terrariums are manufactured for 3 or 4 crops. 

A red dragon Venus flytrap, shown Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021, is one of a number of variants of the carnivorous plants carried by the Killer Plant Company in Hartland.

The nursery sells King Henry, pink dragon and Flexx Cultivar Venus flytraps. It also sells pitcher plants, which includes Nepenthes, purple pitchers and trumpet pitchers.

Connected: New Hartland Twp. nursery finds market offering Venus flytraps, carnivorous ‘killer’ crops

Orders can be placed online at killerplantco.com

Brighton shop Wallflower Mercantile carries a line of t-shirts with vintage logos of nostalgic local businesses of the past, shown Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021.

For those with hometown satisfaction

For people nostalgic for days long gone by, Wallflower Mercantile is marketing T-shirts showcasing logos from 3 corporations that made use of to work in Brighton. 

Proprietor Natalie Buckley said graphic designer Nikki Bagdady Horn utilized images to recreate vintage logos for Uber’s Medicine, Cardona’s Pizza and Miller’s Activity Store.  Local store Ivory Vines printed the shirts.

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