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. Artisanal Vermont Maple Syrup from Runamok
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 infused, smoked and barrel-aged maple syrups. Check out their blog for all sorts of amazing food and drink recipes infused with maple syrup.
2. 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.
3. A Maple Leaf Shaped Cutting Board from Manchester Woodcraft
Manchester Woodcraft makes small wooden products in their workshop in Manchester, Vermont. These maple leaf shaped cutting boards are made with yellow birch. Check out their full selection of products on their Etsy shop.
4. A Pair or Two of 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.
5. 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.
6. A Set of Whiskey Glasses by Simon Pearce
Simon Pearce is a renowned glass and pottery maker that is dedicated to simplicity, quality, and artisanship. Simon Pearce 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. Whether you’re just starting out your collection or adding to it, a set of whiskey glasses would make the perfect holiday gift.
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. Artisanal Marshmallows by Nomadic Kitchen
Send a little sweetness and a little lightness this holiday season. Guaranteed to surprise and delight, the holiday box is a super cute assortment of all our winter collection, with a lil' discount!
9. Waxed Canvas Tote Bag from Red House
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
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. Insulating Cellular Window Shades from EcoSmartShades
EcoSmart Cellular Window Shades are incredibly stylish, super insulating, and customized to your precise requirements. Made in their factory in Williston, Vermont with premium American made components, these shades will make your home look great and save you money on heating and cooling bills.
13. The Flame Rolling Pin from 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. A Classic Flannel Button Down from Vermont Flannel Co
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!
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
Available in our showroom only or at laurazindel.com
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 Reflective Dog Collar from Spot the Dog
Whether you're hiking in the deep woods, or running along a city street - make sure your four-legged companion is highly visible and safe with Spot the Dog® reflective wear!
23. An Assortment of Meats from Vermont Smoke & Cure
At Vermont Smoke & Cure®, they’ve been consciously crafting delicious smoked meats and meat snacks since 1962. They use responsibly sourced meats and simple ingredients, spices and herbs to create the finest flavor in every bite.
24. Organic Dog Treats from Vermont Dog Eats
These dog treats are made with entirely real, human-grade food and absolutely NO wheat, soy, corn, sugar, byproducts or preservatives.
25. A Giant Teddy Bear from Vermont Teddy
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.
26. A Variety Pack of Bee's Wrap
Bee’s Wrap® is made with certified organic cotton that's coated with sustainably sourced beeswax, organic jojoba oil, and tree resin. The result? An easy, reusable, all-natural way to store food. Their variety packs are the perfect gift for anyone on your list who eats food!
27. A Few Cans of Shacksbury Cider
Shacksbury is a cidery located in the Champlain Valley of Vermont, a place defined by community and an outdoor active lifestyle. They make complex ciders that are always pushing forward, while never straying far from that natural beauty our home state is known for.
28. A Variety of Vermont Made Cheese
Besides maple syrup and high quality furniture, one of the other things Vermont is best known for is our plethora of Amazing cheese makers. Some our favorites are Vermont Creamery, Shelburne Farms, and Cabot.
29. 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!
30. 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.
31. A New Dining or Bedroom Set from Us!
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!
32. 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:
- Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center
- Vermont Center for Ecostudios
- Vermont Family Forests
- Goundworks Collaborative
- Vermont Food Bank
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! Let us know if we missed any of your favorites!