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Local Vermont Gifts You Can Feel Good About Giving (2022 Edition)

Do you love choosing unique gifts for your loved ones while supporting local crafters and businesses? Do you happen to love Vermont or know people who do?

My first suggestion would be to come to Vermont and meander down Main Street in a few of your favorite towns to find unique Vermont gifts for everyone on your list, but I know that’s not possible for everyone.

A snowy winter scene in downtown Bennington, Vermont.

Instead, let’s take a look at Etsy for some easy online shopping.

Not only are these awesome Vermont gifts inspired by the Green Mountains, but they were also created here! Every gift you buy below will help support a Vermont creator or small business owner in Vermont.

And while it may not be quite as fun as shopping your favorite Vermont Main Street, it’s a close second.

Here are some of our favorite Vermont gifts just in time for the holidays!

Vermont Stickers: Give a Little Piece of Vermont

Who doesn’t love a great place-based sticker? Vermont stickers make great stocking stuffers, or you can slip one into a holiday card for all the Vermont lovers in your life. Here are some of our favorite made-in-Vermont stickers.

Vermont Bear Sticker

This adorable sticker will have wildlife lovers squealing with delight, especially if they appreciate Vermont wildlife. Measuring 3.5 by 3.75 inches, this sticker ships from East Dorset, Vermont.

It is made from heavy-duty outdoor vinyl with UV inks that are waterproof and fade-resistant for 2-3 years.

Sticker of a bear holding the state of Vermont in a hug.
Photo credit: LizzyClare on Etsy

Die-Cut Lake Champlain Sticker

die-cut sticker in the shape of Lake Champlain.

Anyone who has spent time exploring Lake Champlain will recognize its unique outline. This unique illustration features a die-cut image of Lake Champlain, Vermont’s largest and most beloved lake.

The handmade vinyl decal is rated for 6+ years of outdoor use and comes in several sizes from 4 – 12″,  making it a perfect decal for windows, water bottles, laptops, and vehicles. Michael is a Vermont Etsy seller based in Poultney, Vermont.

Michael’s company, CreativeMediaVT has lots of other sticker designs available in their Etsy shop, many of which feature Vermont and its beautiful lakes.

This little gem of a sticker would make a great stocking stuffer for anyone who longs for those gorgeous Lake Champlain sunsets!

Vermont State Quarter Sticker

The Vermont State Quarter is still one of my favorite designs of all the quarters put out in the new millennium.

This one measures 4 inches by 4 inches and is made in Vermont of high-quality vinyl. It features a quintessential scene of the spring tapping of the maple trees as well as Camel’s Hump and the 802 area code. Produced in Williston, Vermont.

Vermont State Quarter sticker.
Photo credit: Lovermont on Etsy

Unique Vermont Clothing

When you search within the confines of your brain for the perfect gift and you still draw a blank, consider a Vermont t-shirt, hoodie, or hat. Most items are relatively inexpensive, and you can never have too many t-shirts, right? All of the clothes featured below include unique Vermont graphics, perfect for just about everyone on your holiday gift list.

Green Mountain Girl Cotton T-Shirt

Green Mountain Girl t-shirt.
Photo credit: JeezumCrowClothing on Etsy

Everyone has at least one Green Mountain Girl on their list, right? This Vermont t-shirt is made from 100% pre-shrunk cotton, and it’s soft and lightweight. The designs are created by JeezumCrowClothing based in Rochester, Vermont.

As a Green Mountain Girl myself, this design is one of my favorites, but there are lots of other unique Vermont graphics that you won’t find anywhere else. You can also follow JeezumCrowClothing on Instagram so you know when they add new designs or offer discounts.

Dad Hat: Sunset over Camel’s Hump

This original design features Vermont’s most iconic and beautiful mountain, Camel’s Hump, and was designed and printed in Colchester Vermont.

The five-panel baseball hat is made with soft cotton and comes in three colors. While the folks at NewDuds call it a ‘dad hat’, I’d argue that it would be perfect for just about anyone!

Vermont baseball hat.
Photo credit: NewDuds on Etsy

Made in Vermont: For the Littlest Vermonters

Made in Vermont baby onesie makes a great Vermont gift.
Photo credit: SunOfABirch on Etsy

This adorable green onesie is perfect for the new Vermont babies in your life. Featuring a ‘Made in Vermont’ graphic and extra soft 100% cotton fabric, little ones are never too young to start showing some Vermont pride!

This onesie was designed and printed in Underhill, Vermont. Their Etsy shop features a lot of other great designs for onesies, sweatshirts, and t-shirts, but I found this one hard to resist and had to share.

I’d Tap That Vermont Maple Tree Sweatshirt

Celebrate Vermont’s most iconic resident, the stately maple tree! Not only does this gem of a tree put on a colorful spectacle in the fall, but it also provides us with the elixir of life.

If there’s one thing Vermonters appreciate, it’s Vermont maple syrup!

This Vermont maple tree sweatshirt comes in a few different colors, each featuring a beautiful sugar maple outline. Underneath the tree, are the words “I’d Tap That” in script, followed by “Vermont.”

Sweatshirts are 50% cotton, 50% polyester and come in sizes from S to 5XL.

LoVermont is based in South Burlington, Vermont.

A green sweatshirt with an outline of a maple tree on it and the words, "I'd Tap That."
Photo credit: LoVermont802 on Etsy

Vermont Jewelry: Add a Little Bling to the Holidays

Made-in-Vermont jewelry for everyone on your list. These beautiful creations are an understated way to give someone a little piece of the Green Mountains.

Mount Mansfield Necklace

A small necklace with the outline of Mount Mansfield stamped on it.
Photo credit: GosiaMeyer Jewelry

This beautiful hand-stamped bar necklace features a simple outline of Mt. Mansfield, Vermont’s tallest peak. The pendant measures 1 inch by 1/4 inch and comes attached to a sterling silver chain.

GosierMeyer Jewelry is based in Burlington, Vermont, creating simple delicate jewelry designs, many of which feature Vermont. This necklace ships free in 4-10 business days.

Vermont Leather Bracelet

This adjustable Vermont bracelet is made with a piece of hand-stamped pewter and natural dark brown leather. Vermont is stamped in the pewter with distressed capital letters and a heart in place of the ‘o’ in Vermont.

Lovingly created by DesignbyAnce and shipped from East Dorset, Vermont. This beautiful Vermont gift would be perfect for anyone who holds Vermont in their heart.

A hand stamped Vermont bracelet.
Photo credit: DesigsbyAnce

Tiny Vermont Necklace

a tiny gold necklace in the shape of Vermont.
Photo credit: Gosia Meyer Jewelry

Share your love of Vermont with this sweet and stunning Vermont necklace by Gosia Meyer Jewelry, featuring a dainty gold or silver circle with the outline of Vermont hand stamped inside.

This beautiful minimalist design features a tiny 9.5 mm disc of either sterling silver or gold-filled.

Necklace length can be either 16, 18, or 20 inches.

This is a perfect gift for all the Vermont lovers on your list. Gosia Meyer Jewelry is based in Burlington, Vermont.

Miscellaneous Vermont Gifts

The following Vermont gifts don’t fit into any one category, but you can be sure they are unique creations that have been made with love in Vermont.

Vermont Charcuterie Board with Pottery

A custom-made Vermont charcuterie board made in Vermont.
Photo credit: Joe Lemieux on Etsy

This lovely hand-crafted charcuterie board was created from local Vermont ash trees and laser engraved with the outline of Vermont, the name of the state, and a small maple leaf. The board is then finished with food-grade wax. The small bowl is hand-thrown, glazed, and fired, and is perfect for adding your condiment of choice.

Boards are 14″x 8 1/2″x 3/4″ Bowls are 3 1/3″-4″ in diameter.

Joe Lemieux owns Meadhill Rustic, an Etsy shop that specializes in wood tea light holders and these gorgeous charcuterie boards. His studio is located in Derby, Vermont.

Vermont Maple Gift Box

A basket of maple goodies from Vermont.
Photo credit: BarredWoodsMaple

Even your friends and family who don’t love Vermont as much as you do won’t be able to resist this sumptuous maple gift box from BarredWoodMaple.

This box is filled with maple treats, including a pint of amber-rich grade maple syrup, a 1 lb bag of Lowell Mountain Mills Maple Buttermilk Pancake Mix, a box of maple candy, and an 8 oz. jar of maple cream.

The maple syrup is Barred Woods 100% pure from the western slopes of the Green Mountains in Northern Vermont.

This is the finest-tasting, purest maple syrup available. Barred Woods produces all of its syrup in a sustainable and environmentally conscious manner, which helps to protect and preserve our great Northern Hardwood Forests.

Hike Vermont Tea Towel

You can never have too many tea towels, especially when they featured hand-lettered names of Vermont’s most-hiked mountains near their geographic locations.

This unique, hand-lettered towel is both decorative and useful. It is made with water-based inks that do not peel off with time or use. 100% cotton is lint-free for kitchen cleaning or drying.

This tea towel, plus many other hand-crafted Vermont gifts, is made with love in Killington, Vermont

A tea towel printed with the names of Vermont's most hiked mountains.
Photo credit: WanderonWords

I hope our 2022 Vermont gift guide has inspired you to celebrate all things Vermont this year while supporting small Vermont businesses. If nothing caught your eye here, hop on over to Etsy to check out my Vermont Gift collection, where I keep a running tally of all my favorite Vermont gifts so I can easily choose something when the need arises.

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A collage of photos featuring unique Vermont gifts for everyone on your holiday list.

Tara Schatz is a freelance writer, and the founder and editor-in-chief of Vermont Explored and Back Road Ramblers, an American road trip blog. She is also the co-author of the 3rd edition of AMC’s Best Day Hikes in Vermont, which was released in May 2023.

Sarah O

Friday 19th of November 2021

May I also suggest if visiting South Hero going to Wally’s Bagel for breakfast and Cook Sisters Cafe for lunch.