Spirit Dreams…the store with a conscience focusing on Holistic health, Wellness and Spiritual Growth

The Store With a Conscience since 1994

A popular shop specializing in unique gifts, gemstones, jewelry, natural aromatherapy and body products, candles, books, music, cards, incense and art—there’s something for everyone. Spirit Dreams is much more than just a store!  Co-owners since 1994, Jackie Bess has her background in Holistic Health and Sports Medicine, while Jaye VanLenten worked previously as a Clinical Social Worker. George is the resident cat, carrying on the tradition of canine hospitality established by Bailey, who sadly passed on in 2006.

Spirit Dreams is much more than a store. Jackie and Jaye were pioneers in Grand Rapids for providing products and resources to those interested in enriching their body, mind and soul. To be true to the philosophy of holistic health their business principles MUST meet the highest ethical standards. It is important for you to know that the items that you buy at Spirit Dreams help empower individual artists and ethical companies both locally and from around the world.

At Spirit Dreams, body products, incense and candles are hand-made with natural ingredients rather than cheaper chemical substitutes. Gifts you buy here are crafted by a person and not a machine. Our imports are from Co-ops or Fair Trade Groups that support artists from around the world, not middle groups who buy from artists on the street for pennies and sell their products in the U.S. for huge profits. The long and short of it is that when you make a purchase here, you are supporting real people who make a living through their art and craft. You make it possible for a weaver in Guatemala to feed her family or a potter in Costa Rica to have shelter. You can feel good about your purchase because it contributes not only to the health of you mind, body and soul, but also that of someone else--in your community or around the world. Upholding these values and practicing these beliefs is fundamental to our way of doing business. We purchase consciously so you can feel good about shopping at Spirit Dreams.

2016 Finalist for the Celebrated Service Award

  • 2006 and 2007 Silver Townie Award Best Place for Alternative Treatments/Spirituality
  • 2003 Gold Townie Award Best Gifts/Objects d’Art
  • 2003 Silver Townie Award Best Jewelry
  • 2003 Silver Townie Award Hippest Store


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