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Local Vermont Gifts You can Feel Good About Giving

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.

Photo credit: LizzyClare on Etsy

Die-Cut Lake Champlain Sticker

Photo credit: ShopStickerShop on Etsy

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 sticker is 4.5 inches high and 1 inch wide,  making it a perfect decal for windows, water bottles, laptops, and vehicles. Amanda is a Vermont Etsy seller based out of North Hero, Vermont.

She has lots of other sticker designs available in her shop, many of which feature Vermont and Lake Champlain. 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.

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

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!

Photo credit: NewDuds on Etsy

Made in Vermont: For the Littlest Vermonters

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.

Yes, we all long for the days when wearing face masks will be a thing of the past, but in the meantime, you might as well show your Vermont love with a VT fashion statement.

This Vermont face mask is made with two layers of 100% cotton and two layers of protective interfacing, plus your choice of elastic ear straps or ties. Sizes range from XS for young children to XL for very tall men/boys. These masks are handmade in Westford, Vermont.

Photo credit: SewCrazyVermont 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

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 bsased 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.

Photo credit: DesigsbyAnce

Tiny Vermont Necklace

Photo credit: BattenkillBoutiques

Share your love of Vermont with this sweet and stunning Vermont necklace, featuring a dainty sterling silver Vermont state charm pendant, set on an 18-inch sterling silver bead/ball chain with a spring clasp.

This Vermont pendant is 15mm in length and 7 mm in width. It is stamped sterling silver, with smooth edges and a shiny sheen to it.

Each necklace comes on a necklace card, sealed in a plastic bag, and then placed in a sheer organza jewelry bag. It makes the perfect Vermont gift, and ships from Manchester, 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 Barrel Birdhouse

Do you have any Vermont bird lovers on your holiday gift list? Check out this beautiful handmade barrel birdhouse built from a VT license plate!

Measures 7-in (18-cm) in diameter and 6-in (15-cm) in depth. This one is slightly more expensive due to the rareness of the Veteran’s plate, but there are others in the shop that feature regular Vermont plates, and even some plates from other states.

These adorable birdhouses are made in Vernon, Vermont.

Photo credit: BirdieBarrels

Vermont Maple Gift Box

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 items, is made with love in Killington, Vermont

Photo credit: WanderonWords

I hope our 2021 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 products.

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.