Local Shopping Guide: Yankee Swap, Secret Santa, and Stocking Stuffer Ideas
Sometimes it's hard to know what to get people as a gift. You want to get them something they'll use and appreciate but you're not sure what. Here are some ideas I hope will help you as you do your holiday shopping.
Sample size infused
vinegars and olive oilsfrom InfuseMe. They’re great for experimenting
with salad dressings or flavoring meals.
Maple syrup grade
sampler from the Cheeseboard. Now they'll know what type of maple syrup they like the best. They have lots of other great maple products
like caramel maple syrup!
Blake Hill Preserves:
You can get little jar samples. I love
the apricot and orange and lemon marmalade flavors. See my more detailed post here.
Specialty Food items:
I always like getting specialty food
items because they’re a tasty luxury. QuecheeGorge Gifts has all you need for these types of gifts like great fudge, Fat
Toad Farm Caramel, or Smoky Bacon
Fun Blank Cards, mug,
magnets, coloring books, or antique journal from POST in White River.
Accessory: Everyone loves a nice neutral scent and the ambience of a Yankee Candle. Not sure what scent they’d like?
A tart burner, wax melt, candle topper or tray, or other candle accessory with
a gift card might be a good option. They also have their top gifts too so you can
know where to start:.
More Local Gift
Stores to Check Out
Bouteille in Claremont
Lemon Tree Gifts in Hanover
The Paper Store in West Lebanon.
Gift Basket Ideas:
My Lucky Day: small
alcohols, scratch tickets, and a gift card at a local coffee shop.
House Warming: Cloth
napkins and soap from the Cheeseboard in Windsor (I like the Maple Sugar one) or
Sallyander Soaps at Quechee Gorge Gifts, the Vermont Spot (I like apple crisp and
candy cane flavors); Swedish dish clothes from Thyme to Cook in Rockingham which used to be in Claremont (they’re
amazing and pretty!); chocolate vodka from Silo in Windsor; and perfume bottle
house scents from Bouteille in Claremont.
coasters and wine from Bouteille in Claremont, Unicorn Puke Candle from Valley
Flower Co. in White River, Cloth Napkins from the Cheeseboard, something lovely
from Uncommon Home in White River.
Local Drink Sampler: There are a
lot of alcohol makers in the area. You
could give a gift of one or more of these great products if you know their
preference. I like the chocolate vodka
at Silo. There’s also Harpoon in Windsor and Vermont Spirits in Quechee. Their Maple Spirit looks delicious. Boyden
Valley Winery has Vermont Ice Maple Cream, which I hear is fabulous.
For More Gift Ideas check out my food gifts post. Plus local craft fairs are always great places to find unique locally made goods too.