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23 Vermont Made Holiday Gift Ideas

Last updated on November 18th, 2018 at 09:18 pm

We all know the importance of supporting the US economy and buying American made holiday gifts, but let’s not forget about supporting our own local economy here in Vermont. The Green Mountain State has become a bastion for high-quality craftsmanship and original artistry, and there’s tons of Vermont made products that could put a smile on any face.

When you think of products from Vermont your mind probably goes to maple syrup, craft beer and cheese, and of course those made our list, but we’ve included some other great products as well!

1.  A Classic Flannel Button Down from Vermont Flannel Co

 

 

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Buy him or her a classic flannel shirt. These flannels are hand-cut and sewn right here in Vermont. The result is a product with limitless comfort, crafted with superior quality! It’s super thick, tightly woven, and cozy, perfect for our chilly Vermont climate! Wish you could feel the comfort of Vermont Flannel all over? Their men’s and women’s lounge pants are perfect for keeping you warm and cozy on those lazy Sunday mornings around the house! Don’t forget Vermont Flannel’s cozy jackets for your furry friend! Or grab a flannel scarf to stay warm this winter!

2. A Giant Teddy Bear from Vermont Teddy

 

 

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Vermont Teddy Bear creates meticulously-designed, artisan, handcrafted bears that last a lifetime. They make the perfect gift for anybody who wants a durable, soft, well-made teddy bear. Bears come in all different types of themes, including Christmas and Chanukah. They are designed right here in Vermont, with 100% recycled stuffing. Not only will you be purchasing the most well-made teddy bear out there, you’re helping to employ fellow Vermonters.

3. A Pair or Two of Darn Tough Socks

Darn Tough Socks
This wasn’t the first Spartan Race I’ve run in Darn Tough Socks

Whether you’re buying ski socks or work socks for him or running socks or casual socks for her, you can be assured that you’re getting a high quality product that lasts forever. The socks are made right here in Vermont, the perfect testing ground for all-weather performance. Darn Tough socks are designed and guaranteed to be ultra durable, comfortable, and well-fitting.

4. A Vermont Folk Rocker by Jim Geier

You might recognize the Vermont Folk Rocker from several of the rest areas along major Vermont highways. It’s a fan favorite and would make a perfect gift for a parent or parent-in-law. Our team has dubbed it “the most comfortable rocker you’ll ever sit in.” Buy it here.

The Vermont Folk Rocker by Jim Geier

5. A Pint (or two!) of Ben & Jerry’s

Everyone loves Ben & Jerry’s. Fact. If you buy someone Ben & Jerry’s, they will love you. Also a fact.

6. Glass Evergreen Ornaments by Simon Pearce

Simon Pearce Evergreen Glass Trees

Simon Pearce is a renowned glass and pottery maker that is dedicated to simplicity, quality, and artisanship. Whether you’re just starting out your collection or adding to it, Vermont Evergreen trees make the perfect holiday gift. Simon Pearce also makes fine barware, dinnerware, stemware, bowls, vases, and decor. They have a legacy of artisan design, and a heritage of craftsmanship. Their pieces are the perfect blend of character and function. Browse their glassware collections for more gift ideas!

7. Dog Themed Apparel from Dog Mountain

Dog Mountain is a witty and quirky art studio offering 150 acres of land for people and their dogs to explore and enjoy. Their gift shop is full of cool trinkets for the dog AND Vermont lover on your holiday list!

8. Winter Wonders Gift Set from Tata Harper

Tata Harper is a next generation beauty company, with 100% of their products being natural, nontoxic, and produced on their farm in Vermont. Their holiday gift sets make the perfect gift for the beauty enthusiast on your list!

9. Waxed Canvas Tote Bag from Red House



Surprise the fashionista in your life with a waxed canvas bag, handmade with love by Matt and Britt right in their Vermont studio. Matt and Britt moved to Vermont to live a more handmade, sovereign lifestyle, enabling them to hone in on creating minimalist, contemporary products that are relevant for daily life in Vermont.

10. Cheese and Maple Syrup from Shelburne Farms

Shelburne Farms is a nonprofit national historic landmark that seeks to educate young people about the importance of taking care of the place you live in. They seek to give schoolchildren hands-on experience on farms to feel more interconnected with the natural environment we all live in here in Vermont. In this way, they are educating for a sustainable future. They offer gift packages for the holidays and other occasions with their farmstead cheddar and other artisan foods from around Vermont. All profits go to educating the youth about the importance of a sustainable future.

11. Handcrafted Steel Lighting Fixtures by Hubbardton Forge

Hubbardton Forge Floor Lighting
Featured here, the Almost Infinity Floor Lamp and our Classic Shaker Writing Desk

These beautiful lighting fixtures bring an age-old art form into the 21st century by melding the best of both worlds in their innovative designs. Each piece is carefully designed and handmade by Hubbardton Forge’s award-winning artisans, who have prided themselves on the highest quality of craftsmanship since 1974.

In addition to quality craftsmanship, Hubbardton Forge strives for the highest grade of environmental excellence by using the latest environmentally friendly metal forging techniques. Honesty and enduring value can be found in every detail. Shop the full selection of Hubbardton Forge Lighting with us!

12. Artisan Maple Syrup from Runamok

Runamok Maple
Runamok’s collection of smoked and infused artisan maple syrup

Along with their pure Sugarmaker’s Cut® maple syrup, they have also created a collection of infusedsmoked and barrel-aged maple syrups. Check out their blog for all sorts of amazing food recipes infused with maple syrup.

13. The Flame Rolling Pin from Vermont Rolling Pins

Vermont Rolling Pins

The handles of this rolling pin are shaped like the flames from a candle wick. It’s available in cherry and maple woods for $64 and walnut wood for $80. You can also get it engraved for an added $10 fee. It’s the perfect gift for the baker in your life!

14. Personal Teapot in Blue Agave from Bennington Potters

Bennington Potters has been making stonewear pottery in Vermont since 1948. A great idea for the tea lover in your life, this teapot is also available in Turquoise and Cashmere glazes and retails for $59.

15. Vermont Craft Beer

People come to Vermont from far and wide not just to ski and look at trees, but also to drink beer. Here are some of my personal favorite Vermont craft breweries to put a smile on the face of every beer lover on your list.

16. Raw Honey by Champlain Valley Apiaries

Chas Mraz is the third generation of the Mraz family to steward this Vermont bee keeping operation founded in 1931. Their mission is to foster sustainable agriculture and promote the importance of honeybees to our food system. This Vermont made honey is the perfect gift for the foodie on your list and goes well with a cup of hot tea.

17. Handcrafted Soap from Vermont Soap

Available in four different pack options, for Dry Skin, Oily Skin, Combination Skin and a Swirl Gift Set, these sustainably made soaps are great gifts packs for someone you know that loves bath and beauty products or has had a hard finding a soap that doesn’t irritate their skin! Each pack comes with three different scents and normally sells for $19.98.

18. Salted Caramel Chocolate from Lake Champlain Chocolate

There’s nothing sweeter than getting a gift of extraordinary chocolate, especially when it’s organic and fair trade certified chocolate from Certified B Corporation®,Lake Champlain Chocolates.

19. Christmas Ornaments from Danforth Pewter

Danforth Pewter produces beautiful pewter “inspired by ancient craft and modern day design.” Based in Middlebury, VT, they’ve got sustainable practices baked into their business and produce some of the highest quality handcrafted pewter in the US.

20. Coffee Mugs Painted by Laura Zindel

Laura Zindel's Hand Painted Ceramics
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Laura Zindel is a Vermont based artist that creates hand painted, animal and nature themed ceramics and textiles. Her artistry is superb and we love her wildlife themed collections.

21. Personalized Wooden Toys from Maple Landmark

Maple Landmark has been making eco-friendly, educational wooden toys, games and gifts since 1979 at their shop in Middlebury, Vermont. Forget cheap, plastic Chinese-made toys! All products are made in Vermont and come with a guarantee against all defects for the life of the product. They also offer personalized, custom gifts for those who are looking to make a lasting impression on their gift recipient.

22. A New Dining or Bedroom Set from Us!

Modern Shaker Dining Set
Our Modern Shaker Dining Set by Vermont Furniture Designs

Treat yourself and your family to a new handcrafted dining or bedroom set custom made just for you. Furniture sets always get our biggest discounts regardless of sales periods. They’re handcrafted in Vermont and guaranteed for life and will usually qualify for free shipping too!

23. Donate to a Vermont Charity

Consider supporting a local charity in the name of your loved ones. Some of our favorites that we donate to are:

Learn more about what other organizations we support.

These are just a sampling of the many products proudly made and sold by Vermonters. So whether you’re looking for last minute stocking stuffers or even a gift for yourself, these Vermont made products are sure to be a hit!

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This blog is written by your friends at Vermont Woods Studios. Check out our Vermont made furniture and home decor online and visit our showroom and art gallery at Stonehurst, the newly restored 1800s farmhouse nestled in the foothills of the Green Mountains.

Riley Farabaugh

Riley Farabaugh

The youngest son of co-founders Peggy and Ken Farabaugh, Riley has filled different roles within the organization since it was founded out of a spare bedroom in the family home in 2005. As the son of the first Vermont Woods Studios craftsmen, Riley has been quickly learning more and more about woodworking, sustainable forestry, and the ins-and-outs of the furniture industry.

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