Finding the right gifts for each of your friends, family members, coworkers, and everyone else on your list can be daunting. That is why your friends at Vital Communities are helping to make holiday shopping less stressful and more enjoyable. Here are some of the wonderful places you can find exceptional service and a gift for everybody on your list in the Upper Valley.
Give gifts that will create lasting memories such as tickets or memberships to performances, museums, and yoga and art classes. There are events, shows, and classes to enjoy all around the Upper Valley. Here are just a few places to look into:
- Northern Stage in White River Junction, VT
- Opera North in Lebanon, NH
- AVA Gallery and Art Center in Lebanon, NH
- Enfield Shaker Museum in Enfield, NH
- Upper Valley Yoga in White River Junction, VT
Get a gift that shines when visiting any of these jewelry stores:
When in need of the perfect holiday story or know someone who loves to get lost in a book don't forget your local bookstores when picking out gifts:
- Norwich Bookstore in Norwich , VT
Look through a great selection of local wine, beer, and liquor as a gift to yourself and find something that everyone will like:
Never run out of delicious treats and snacks or let the chefs in your life go without everything they need in the kitchen this holiday season:
- Red Kite Candy in Bradford, VT
- Sugarbush Maple & Cheese Farm in Woodstock, VT
- Board & Basket in West Lebanon , NH
There are stores all throughout the Upper Valley selling beautifully crafted local and handmade products and you can never go wrong stopping into any of these shops:
- Collective- the Art of Craft in Woodstock , VT
- Fat Hat Clothing Co. in Quechee , VT
- Folk Floors and Zumba Fitness in Thetford , VT
- Long River Gallery & Gifts in White River Junction, VT
- Unicorn in Woodstock, VT
And for when you need a break and some sustenance while out gift shopping try out these great restaurants and cafes:
- Chef Brads CrazySide in White River Junction, VT
- Dirt Cowboy Cafe in Hanover, NH
- Four Aces Diner in West Lebanon, NH , NH
- The Local Buzz Cafe in Bradford, VT
- Three Tomatoes Trattoria in Lebanon , NH
- Trail Break Taps + Tacos in White River Junction, VT
If you're still finding it hard to pick out gifts, gift certificates from Local First Alliance member businesses make the perfect gift that your friends and family will appreciate and that strengthens our Upper Valley economy.
To see the full list of Local First Alliance members visit the Local First Alliance directory.
Photo Credit: Molly Drummond
Local First Alliance is a program of Vital Communities, a nonprofit organization based in the Upper Valley that brings together citizens, organizations, and municipalities to take on issues where an independent voice and regional approach are essential. Go to VitalCommunities.org to learn more about how we strive to make our region a better place to live, work, and play every day.