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A Very Vermont Valentine's Day

Beautiful winter snowscapes, cozy places to hunker down and some of the finest food and craft beverage anywhere make Vermont a haven for Valentine’s Day retreats. Your celebrations this year probably look a little different, but Vermont has plenty to offer for the loved ones in your life this Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re located in the Green Mountains or dreaming of us from afar, enjoy the sweetness of the season and make plans to look forward to future travel. 

1. Chocolate 

It’s a classic for a reason – you can’t go wrong with handcrafted Vermont chocolates, truffles, bars or gift packages. Shop our Vermont chocolate trail (it’s best to check with individual retailers about shipping) and support some of Vermont’s hardworking local chocolatiers. Vermont Nut Free Chocolates crafts allergy-conscious delights. Feb. 1 through 7 is also Vermont’s first-ever Hot Chocolate Week; explore hot chocolate kits, recipes and participating venues

Burke Mountain Sweetheart Chocolate Collection

2. Craft Beverages 

Staying home with a sampler flight of some of your favorite Vermont craft brews sounds like a cozy Valentine’s Day to us. Discover Vermont’s breweries and find a few new pours to try; if you’re local, pick some up, and if you’re outside the Green Mountains, check out these nine regionally available beers to try in quarantine or any other time. Or, change it up from your favorite pours and consider a cider instead! Eden Specialty Ciders ice cider is a great way to sweeten up your Valentine’s dinner. Shop Vermont specialty beverages in-person or online

3. Maple Syrup 

Vermont’s sweetest season is just around the corner. While visiting sugarhouses may look different this year, and some may not be able to visit at all, you can still sweeten up Feb. 14 with some delicious, locally produced Vermont maple syrup. Shop sugarmakers online, and throw in some maple candy, too. 

4. Local Vermont Food

Why not let a Vermont chef take dinner off your hands? Vermont’s restaurants are still here and still producing delicious, local and innovative meals. If you can’t visit your favorite Vermont spot right now, what about treating your other half to a gift card so you both can look forward to the Vermont treats you’ll get to enjoy? If you’re Vermont-based, check out Seven Days’ directory of restaurants statewide offering takeout. The sweetest V-Day gift? Not having to cook. 

Root Vegetable Frites dish from Michaels on the Hill

5. Clothing and Jewelry 

Vermont’s clothing and jewelry makers produce and sell some of the finest pieces nationwide. Shop wearable Vermont products to keep the Green Mountains close to your heart this Valentine’s Day at our directory. Shop online or in-person

 6. Home Goods 

From gorgeous furniture to handmade art and self-care products, Vermont’s artisans have crafted a wide array of products to choose from as you look for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift. Shop home goods in-person or online, or look for personal care products in-person or online