Vermont Products for Everyone on Your List
As the holiday season approaches, check your list twice and make sure you don’t miss out on your loved ones’ favorite products from Vermont makers, retailers, producers and local businesses. Our newly launched Buy Vermont Made holiday gift guide will help you discover the perfect present for everyone on your list – we bet you know someone on this list. Filter by in-person or online shopping experiences – if you can’t make it to Vermont, you can still give the gift of the Green Mountains this year, and if you’re Vermont-based and so inclined, use this directory to find a safe in-person shopping experience. Most of us are expecting packages to arrive after the holidays, so why not add a few more belated surprises to your cart?
1. The Self-Care Specialist
This is the friend, family member or loved one in your life who’s always encouraging you to relax and carve out some time for yourself – not bad advice, all things considered. Products from Vermont’s makers, producers and local businesses belong on their shelves. Treat the ones on your list in need of a little more self-care to handcrafted soaps, wellness products, hair care, makeup and a range of other personal care products from Vermont, either online or in-person.
2. The Foodie
Whether he or she is into cooking for themselves or their families or is more about hitting that new restaurant or café, people whose palates are primed for the finest will love a Vermont food gift. Find innovative ways to make your own fine food (including a home maple sap boiler!), goods for the kitchen, like world-class cheese, rubs, sauces, jellies and jams, or farm-to-table specialty foods ready for the plate for the food enthusiast on your list. Shop online or in-person. For those who crave new restaurant experiences, try a gift card for one of Vermont’s world-class eateries.
3. The Craft Beer or Wine Enthusiast
Have a friend or family member who keeps a list of beers to try, or always has a wine recommendation to sip and swirl? The latest pours from Vermont’s winemakers, craft brewers, distillers and cidermakers are sure to please. Gift Vermont spirits infused with the taste of the Green Mountains, sweet Vermont ice cider, Vermont craft beer, one-of-a-kind wines or kombucha for the craft beverage aficionado in your life. Find craft beverages online or in-person.
4. The Family
There’s nothing quite like a child’s delight in the holidays. This year, give the little ones something special from Vermont to tear open – classic, sturdy wooden toys, books about life on the farm or in the mountains, or souvenirs from a Vermont museum, like the Montshire Museum of Science, geared toward little ones with interactive exhibits and toys. Games encourage creative thinking and storytelling skills. The kids in your life will be begging to see Vermont for themselves. Start shopping online or in-person.
5. The Fashion Plate
Maybe they’re always stalking vintage shops for unique treasures or keeping tabs on what’s coming down the catwalk. Fashion-inclined friends or family members will find a lot to capture their interest from Vermont’s designers and retailers, from cozy hand-knits to one-of-a-kind fits. Find clothing for the whole family’s wardrobes, or jewelry for the sparkliest in your life, from a Vermont maker, producer or local retailer this holiday season, either online or in-person.
6. The Nester
We’ve all spent a lot of time at home this year, so why not get your loved ones something to make their homes feel cozier, brighter and Vermontier? Find beautiful art prints, hand-crafted candles, pottery, unique furniture and more from Vermont’s makers, producers and local businesses. If they can’t visit Vermont, you can bring Vermont to them. Look online or in-person.