9 Assorted Michigan T-Shirt Examples That Can Make Great Gifts

by John Amato

Looking for the perfect gift? Don’t overthink it. Get them a t-shirt.

If you’re shopping for someone who lives in, comes from, or simply loves the fine state of Michigan, Jupmode has exactly what you need.

We’ve got an entire collection that’s all about the Great Lakes State—Michigan-themed hats, hoodies, sweatpants, and, of course, lots and lots of great t-shirts.

Let’s have a look at nine of our favorite Michigan-themed shirts that:

  • Are only available from Jupmode
  • Make great gifts
  • Show off that Michigan state pride

1 - The Great Lakes State - Michigan Shirt

gray, unisex, fitted “The Great Lakes State - Michigan” shirt

Eight US states (along with a mysterious place called Canada) claim a bit of the Great Lakes shoreline. However, only Michigan is THE Great Lakes State. 

Michigan shares its name with one of the lakes and borders four of the five. The state has over 3,000 miles of lake shorelines. In fact, Michigan has the longest freshwater coastline of any political subdivision in the world. 

It’s no wonder that Michiganders love the water. So, for the Great Laker in your life, celebrate your bond with this Great Lakes State shirt.

”Great company, great shirts… I live in Michigan and I buy the ones that mean something to me. Thanks Jupmode!”
★★★★★ | Vickie, Verified Jupmode T-Shirt Buyer

2 - Somebody in Michigan Loves Me Shirt

gray, white, and blue Somebody in Michigan Loves Me t-shirt

Do you love somebody? Lucky them! With the classic “Somebody in Michigan Loves Me” shirt, you can send them that warm and fuzzy, Michigan love, even if you’re far away. 

Like most of our tees, this is a poly, cotton, and rayon blend for an ultra-soft fit that provides just enough stretch for active wear.

3 - Detroit Shirt

blue and orange unisex fitted DETROIT shirt

Michigan’s largest city was recently named one of TIME Magazine’s 50 “World’s Greatest Places of 2022.” It’s a gritty, beautiful town, bursting with cultural history. 

And, of course, big city folks know how to get to the point. This one-word shirt simply proclaims “DETROIT”—what else is there to say?

As an added bonus, those navy blue and orange hues are the Detroit Tigers' colors. Sure, most of us weren’t alive the last time they won a World Series, but at least those colors look great. 

Your favorite baseball fan can rock this Detroit tee the next time they’re taking in a game on one of those perfect Michigan summer nights.

4 - Toledo, Michigan 1833 Shirt

gray unisex fitted Toledo, Michigan 1833 t-shirt

"Never in the course of my life have I known a controversy of which all the right so clearly on one side and all the power so overwhelmingly on the other."

That quote from Founding Father John Adams wasn’t about the Revolutionary War. Nope, it was about Ohio stealing the City of Toledo from Michigan. 

Back in the 1830s, the governments of both Michigan and Ohio considered the “Toledo Strip” to be part of their states. 

The Michigan Territory first petitioned for statehood in 1833, with a claim that included the Toledo Strip. When they tried again in 1835, Ohio took offense. 

Both sides sent militias to the border. The Toledo War involved exactly one casualty, a Michigan sheriff who was fatally stabbed while trying to arrest an Ohio militiaman in a tavern. 

Eventually, congress sided with Ohio. Toledo may never be part of Michigan again, but if you’re gifting for a history-buff Michigander, you won’t do better than this Toledo, Michigan 1833 shirt.

”This shirt is hilarious, comfy, great quality! As a history buff, my husband loves the Toledo, Michigan shirt I purchased for him, and sometimes I steal it to wear myself!”
★★★★★ | Ashley R., Verified Jupmode T-Shirt Buyer

5 - Lake Michigan Shirt

gray Lake Michigan unisex fitted t-shirt

Maybe we’re biased, but Lake Michigan is clearly the best of the Great Lakes, right? You’ve got sandy beaches, a sparkling sea, incredible protected natural landscapes, and fabulous coastal towns. 

Celebrate the world’s best freshwater playground with this comfy, fitted Lake Michigan tee.

6 - Ski Michigan Long Sleeve T-Shirt

navy blue long sleeve “Ski Michigan” shirt

Michigan is a four-season destination, so it’s easy to forget that the state ranks #2 in the USA for the total number of skiing areas. Michigan boasts 31 gorgeous ski resorts featuring a range of challenges for all skill levels. 

For the winter sports athlete you’re gifting for, keep them cozy and warm with this Ski Michigan long-sleeved t-shirt

And if you’re looking for something heavier, Jupmode makes sweatshirts, too. Check out a few of our favorite Michigan-themed sweatshirts below.

blue Michigan Forever and Ever sweatshirt

Michigan Forever and Ever

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gray script Great Lakes Great Times hooded sweatshirt

Script Great Lakes Great Times Hooded Sweatshirt

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green Up North embroidered sweatshirt

Up North Embroidered Sweatshirt

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7 - Go Camping in Michigan Shirt

white and green “Go Camping in Michigan” shirt

Michigan is a camping paradise, home to 101 state parks and seven National Parks Service sites. If you don’t mind sharing space with one of the nation’s largest gray wolf populations, there’s no better place to set up camp. 

If you’re gift-shopping for someone whose home-away-from-home is a tent, choose this Go Camping in Michigan tee.

8 - Michigan Is Super Shirt

white “Michigan Is Super” ice cream cone t-shirt

Blue moon, cherry, and vanilla—this unique mix, along with countless variations on the theme, is a classic throughout the Midwest. 

Today, the red, blue, and yellow blend, known as Superman Ice Cream, can be found here and there around the USA where Baskin Robbins or Hershey’s brand ice creams are sold. 

However, Superman Ice Cream comes from Detroit. Its origins can be traced back to Stroh’s Ice Cream parlors in the Prohibition Era. 

So, for a sweet gift that’s full of local flavor, opt for this Michigan Is Super tee. Look closely at the logo, and you’ll find a set of blue Great Lakes emerging from a red and yellow ice cream landscape.

“As a former Michigander, Superman ice cream is (still) one of my favorite summer traditions! I was so excited when I saw this shirt!” 
- ★★★★★ | Emily P., Verified Jupmode T-Shirt Buyer

9 - Michigan Smiley Toddler Shirt

Michigan smiley face t-shirt for toddlers

Some of our favorite designs are the ones we make for tiny little humans. 

For our smallest garments, we use the same cotton/poly/rayon tri-blend that goes into our adult sizes. This mix provides a soft, stretchy fit that keeps little guys and gals cozy and warm. 

The Michigan Smiley shirt is definitely worthy of adult sizes (we should really think about that) but it’s perfect for toddlers.

T-Shirt Gift Ideas for Your Favorite Michiganders

At Jupmode, we love Michigan and the entire Midwest. We’re located just outside of Michigan, in Toledo, Ohio. Our team is full of Midwesterners who love making apparel that captures our region’s spirit, culture, and history.

capture our region's spirit, culture, and history

For even more Michigan-themed shirts, along with sweatshirts, hats, pint glasses, and other gift ideas, check out our entire Michigan collection

Along with our Michigan line, we carry apparel and gift collections for Ohio, the Great Lakes region, and the Midwest. We also make officially-licensed University of Toledo and Bowling Green State University gear. 

Shop online or cross the border to visit one of our two beautiful retail stores in Toledo, Ohio. 

We ship via the United States Postal Service (USPS). Shipped items typically arrive within 7–10 days of order placement. Shipping is free for orders over $75.

Visit the Jupmode blog for more regional-themed buying guides, or visit our Frequently Asked Questions page to learn more about Jupmode.

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