Holiday Shopping With Next Step


Do your holiday shopping with Next Step of West Michigan and watch your dollars make a difference in our community! The participants from our job-readiness training program have been busy crafting beautiful offerings that are available for purchase. We offer no-contact / curbside pickup with electronic payments.


Send an email to David Bult with your order and he will respond with an electronic payment method:

UPDATED:  No-Contact Curbside Pickup- Tuesday, Dec. 22 3-5pmWednesday, Dec. 23 9am – noon

Await confirmation and swing by 100 Garden St SE to pickup your box of goods in our entry way.

Thank you for supporting Next Step and making a difference in the lives of those who desperately need hope during this season!

Download a printable PDF of our offerings this season

Charcuterie Boards

Offered in two sizes, this hardwood board is perfect for serving up good eats during the holidays. The original design features a recessed area for a drip-free experience. Finished in a food-grade mineral oil. Available in a variety of Michigan hardwoods (ash, cherry, maple, walnut).

Medium: (6”x15”x ¾” thick) $25

Small: (5”x12”x ¾” thick) $20

Reclaimed Oak Candle Holder

Offered in two designs, you can have bit of a local Michigan apple farm in your home. We salvage used oak apple crates that are headed for the burn-pile, deconstruct them and repurpose the wood. Holes fit standard votive candles (included).

Double Candle Holder: (3.5”x7.5”x ¾” thick) $15

Triple Candle Holder: (3.5”x11”x ¾” thick) $20

Arch Cutting Board

Made from Maple and Cherry hardwoods, this medium sized cutting board is perfect for most daily food preparations. Its subtle arch adds a design flare to its ordinary function. Finished in a food-grade mineral oil.

Dimensions: 9.5”x12”x ¾” thick

$25 each

Angle Cutting Board

Angle cutting board – Michigan maple & walnut $35 – Dimensions: 9.25” x 16” x ¾” thick

Cedar Nesting Tables (Plant Stands)

Cedar nesting tables – small, medium, large – sold as a set
S, M, L set: $25
Small dimensions: 6” diameter x 2.25” H
Medium dimensions: 7.25” diameter x 4.25” H
Large dimensions: 8.5” diameter x 6.5” H

Cedar Grilling Planks – Set of 10

These grilling planks are made from the cut-offs from products we produce in our manufacturing department. It’s our hope to steward the valuable resource of Western Red Cedar that comes to the Midwest all the way from Oregon by finding a use for every last piece. Soak in water and then place your favorite meats on them and set them on the grill- you won’t forget the flavor!

$10 / set: Dimensions (each plank) 5.5”x12x¼” thick

Flat Pack Bird Feeder Activity Kit

This DIY Bird Feeder Kit is a result of our efforts to create entry-level manufacturing jobs for disadvantaged members of our community and minimize the waste generated by our production facility. The final product is a green, ethical and creative activity pack for children of all ages. Kit is $25 and includes: 

  • A colorful and attractive label on the box 
  • A story sheet that tells how this product came to be 
  • Four coloring sheets illustrated by a published Grand Rapids children’s book author/illustrator 
  • Two post cards for children to color and send to friends/family 
  • The easy-assembly parts to build the Bird Feeder (no glue or nails, string only)
  • All print materials on high quality recycled paper stock 

Images: Lindsay Ritchie Photography