Store Closing

The Battle Creek Gift Shop is closing its doors at the end of December 2017.

Thank you to the many customers who we had the pleasure of serving over the last three years. We appreciated your support.

We’re transitioning to online selling and will continue to use our CO2 laser machine to make merchandise and do custom work for people, but economic realities cannot support a physical retail location.

Please use the contact form if you want to get in touch.

You can also shop our Ebay Store.


Decorate with custom ornaments for the holidays

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Visit the Battle Creek Gift Shop to find unique ornaments made right here in town. We use our laser machine to cut wood and assemble interesting ornaments.

We have many ready-made ornaments that you can browse, but we also happily accept custom orders. We can cut shapes and engrave text on wood to create an ornament that expresses your personal message.

Ideas for custom ornaments:

  • Baby’s first Christmas
  • First Christmas in new home
  • Lake by your house
  • Memorial ornaments
  • Pet name and breed
  • Livestock like chickens, goats, or horses

cat ornaments

army veteran ornaments

You can get an ornament for any branch of the armed services. If you’d like a custom one with your name and dates of service, just talk to us.

The store is open Monday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. We’re located at 1778 W. Columbia Ave.

If you have items that you would like personalized, you can also bring those in for engraving services in Battle Creek.


Taking Custom Orders for Local Made Halloween Plaques

Most Halloween decorations are overpriced and produced overseas with flimsy materials. Why not support your local economy with a Halloween decoration locally made in Battle Creek, Michigan?

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At the Battle Creek Gift Shop, you can find wooden Halloween plaques made by us on our laser engraver. These wooden plaques use contrasting wood finishes and laser cut objects to create holiday decorations. You can buy either of the signs pictured here or make a custom order for a plaque, ornament, or refrigerator magnet with your spookiest personal message.

For the witches out there who need to help people find them, take a close look at our “The Witch is In or Out” sign. An adjustable mini sign on a hook allows you to change your status from in to out.

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Store is located at 1778 W. Columbia Ave. on the corner of 28th Street and open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Laser Cut Dog Ornaments made locally in Battle Creek, Michigan

The laser machine at the Battle Creek Gift Shop enables us to make wooden ornaments featuring different dog breeds. These are cut and engraved from 1/8″ plywood on a disc with a 3-1/4″ diameter. Edge design and dog breed name are on both sides of the ornaments.

rottweiler dog ornament

These ornaments come with a cord for hanging them on the wall, in your car, or on a Christmas tree.

Boxer dog ornament

The store is open Monday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and located at 1778 W. Columbia Ave. Come in and shop for a dog ornament. If we don’t have your breed, we’ll find an image and make one. You also have the option of making a custom order to make an ornament with your dog’s name on it.

Dog ornaments in stock right now are:

  • Yorkshire terrier
  • Bulldog
  • Siberian husky
  • German Shepherd
  • Rottweiler
  • Beagle
  • Boxer

Get Ready for the Renaissance Faire with a new dagger or sword

swords and daggers for sale in Battle Creek

Fun was easier in the past when you just needed a cup for your ale, a good pair of boots, the loyalty of your friends, and a trusty weapon to fend off the sheriff’s men.

If you’re planning some Renaissance or Medieval cosplay this summer, then stop in at the Battle Creek Gift Shop to select a new sword or dagger. We have a selection of costume-quality blades. Dagger prices range from $10.99 to $24.99. Even if the King’s taxman hath depleted your wealth, you can still get a dagger at our store.

We’ve also got a few swords available, like the Odin Sword for $44.99. It comes with a sheath too (not pictured).

Odin sword

Our local event, the Black Rock Medieval Festival, is happening from July 8 to July 15 in nearby Augusta. It always features talented and enthusiastic entertainers at the Olde World Village. Unplug for a while and party like it’s 1199.

If you’re looking for some new gear for your costume, visit our store. We also have a laser engraver that works on most metals and leather. Maybe we could put some custom details on costume items that you already own.

We’re located at 1778 W. Columbia Ave. in Battle Creek, and we’re open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Michigan souvenirs for visitors to Battle Creek Field of Flight

Battle Creek Gift Shop is located at 1778 W. Columbia Ave. on the corner of 28th Street.
Battle Creek Gift Shop is located at 1778 W. Columbia Ave. on the corner of 28th Street.

The Battle Creek Gift Shop is conveniently located close to W.K. Kellogg Airport where the Balloon Festival and Field of Flight air show and carnival will be going on June 29th to July 4th. Just take Helmer Road from the airport to Columbia Ave. and turn East. We’re on the corner of 28th Street, which is the first traffic light you’ll reach. We’re so close, the balloons sometimes go over our store.

Whether you’re looking for a hot air balloon refrigerator magnet, Petoskey stone, or a hat to keep the sun out of your eyes, pop into our neighborhood gift shop. If you’re staying in town for a couple days, we might even have time to engrave something for you.


We’ve got some items around the store that would prove useful while you’re enjoying the air show from the airport grounds. At our store, you’ll find:

  • Soft-shell camo insulated cooler bag with handles and shoulder strap for carrying the cool drinks that you’ll need under the hot sun.
  • If you’re at the Fort Custer campground, you might want to treat yourself to a packable hammock. Hang it between two trees by your camper and work the kinks out of your back on vacation.
  • A large shoulder bag with multiple compartments. You’ll be able to secure your wallet, carry a water bottle, pack some suncreen, and have a place for your phone or tablet. As of this writing, we have these tactical shoulder bags in coyote, olive drab, and black. Only $29.99!
  • Pocket-sized binoculars so you can get closer views of the planes.
  • Petoskey stone souvenirs, Battle Creek souvenirs, and Great Lakes car stickers.

We’ve also got a large selection of boonie hats in solid colors and camo patterns.

boonie hats

These hats have an adjustable chin strap, so the hat will stay on your head when fighter jets blow past your position. The wide brims protect your head and eyes from the sun and offer some protection if you get caught in a downpour. Vents in the top help keep you cooler. Boonie hat prices start at $10.99. We also have camo baseball hats if that’s your style.

The Battle Creek Gift Shop is open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. We’ll be closed on the Fourth of July.

Information about the 2017 Field of Flight in Battle Creek

Unique Father’s Day Gifts and Engraving Services

Dad can be hard to shop for. Either he already has everything he wants, or he selflessly doesn’t mention what he wants. At the Battle Creek Gift Shop, we’ll help you find a cool gift for dad.

We’re the home for hand-cut half dollar coin puzzles. These gifts are great for people who have everything. They offer a great puzzle challenge. They are cut in 21 pieces. We even have a silver coin one from 1969 in the store for $25.99. We also have half dollar puzzles from non-silver coins for $19.99.

silver half dollar puzzle

If dad is a coin collector, we also have 2 uncut silver half dollars in the store right now for $4.99 each.

Our store also stocks many types of knives, including:

  • Hunting knives
  • Pocket knives
  • Rescue knives
  • Throwing knives and Ninja stars
  • Costume swords and daggers

Stop by the store and pick him out a new knife like this Buck fixed blade with hard shell sheath, push dagger, or Made in the USA lockback knife from Gerber.

Buck knife

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Gerber Made in USA knife

Our store also has engraving services. Depending on the material of the knife that you pick out, we might be able to put a name on it. You can also bring in your items and have us engrave them. We can also use our laser engraver/cutter to make custom car stickers.

Visit the store at 1778 W. Columbia Ave. and you might get a great Father’s Day gift.



New Knives in stock from Buck and Cold Steel

People like to buy knives at the Battle Creek Gift Shop, and we got some new stock today.

Hunters and collectors will appreciate this hunting knife with gut hook from Buck USA. It’s made in America, has a very sharp blade, and a nice sheath. $54.99

Buck USA hunting knife

From Cold Steel, we have a fixed blade knife made from German 4116 steel. The “Roach Belly” design has a nice hard sheath, a pointy tip on a curving blade, and ridges for thumb traction. Handle has hole if you want to attach lanyard. Only $18.99

Cold Steel Roach Belly knife

Back by popular demand is “The Spike” from Cold Steel. It’s also made from German 4116 steel and has a textured handle for a good grip. Its blade is exceptionally sharp, and the knife comes with a hard sheath and chain if you want to make it a neck knife. $39.99.

The Spike from Cold Steel

Visit the store to pick out a new knife, and keep in mind that Father’s Day is coming up. We’re a great place to get dad a gift, and we have engraving service too.

We’re located at 1778 W. Columbia Ave. in Battle Creek, Michigan, and open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

10 Gift Ideas for Mom

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Even if you’re planning on taking your mother out for brunch or dinner (hint, hint!) it’s good to have a gift in hand too. At the Battle Creek Gift Shop, we’ve got a variety of items that would appeal to women on Mother’s Day.

Mother’s Day Top 10 Gift List

  1. Copper Butterfly wall art – Made from UP copper, these butterflies will add whimsy and natural beauty to your mom’s decor. And she’ll think of you every time she sees it on the wall.
  2. Copper Michigan heart – It’s a wall hanger featuring the Great Lakes state inside a heart. This one is Michigan made of UP copper too.
  3. Momma Bear car sticker – Recognize her love that is as big as a large animal with a cute sticker. It’ll help her spot her car in parking lots too.
  4. Hand-cut coin key chain – These unique items are handmade in Battle Creek. They’re cut from half dollar or dollar coins and come in many styles, including horse, deer, four-leaf clover, and Lady Liberty.
  5. Soy candles – We hand pour our candles from 100% soy wax, and we’ve got dozens of wonderful scents available.
  6. Gerber compact multi tool – Your mom has fixed a million problems for you since you were born. Give her a multi tool that will help her keep performing at an awesome level – and it fits in her purse.
  7. Filet knife – we’ve got some fine filet knives at the store. These knives are almost indispensable in the kitchen. The narrow sharp blades make short work of slicing meat, poultry, and fish.
  8. Skinning knife – Many ladies partake of the hunt and process their own food. Give mom a new skinning life so that she can easily prepare the bounty of the land.
  9. Petoskey stone necklaces – We’ve got Petoskey stone pendants in the shape of the Mitten or a frog. Most moms like jewelry.
  10. Petoskey stone heart magnet – These heart-shaped magnets will remind her how much you appreciate her every time she looks at the refrigerator. Keep in mind, we could engrave a message on these stones to make it extra special.

At the Battle Creek Gift Shop, you’ll find many affordable choices and unique items. We’re located at 1778 W. Columbia Ave and open Monday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Engrave a gift for Mother’s Day

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Score some points with mom this Mother’s Day with a personalized gift. The laser engraver at the Battle Creek Gift Shop can put a message, design, or image on many types of items with flat or nearly flat surfaces.

  • Enhance a framed photo with a message engraved on the glass over the picture.
  • Create a custom refrigerator magnet with a message or an image of a favorite item like an owl, mushroom, dolphin, etc.
  • Have us design and cut a custom car sticker.
  • Customize a mirror. We can take the glass out of a framed mirror as long as long as the glass is under 12″ by 18″ and cut words and images into the back of the glass.
  • Engrave a name or design on a knife or gun.

Let us hear about your ideas, and we’ll try and make it happen. Call the store during store hours or stop by Monday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.


The Battle Creek Gift Shop is located at 1778 W. Columbia Ave. on the corner of 28th Street.