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Holiday Gift Guide to Shopping Small

Give the gift of originality this holiday season and shop small during Small Business Saturday on Saturday, November 25. Shower your loved ones with gifts of the Green Mountain variety, and feel good about supporting local business by visiting these local retailers:

Dakin Farm


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Bring the taste of Vermont to your loved ones’ kitchens with one of Dakin Farm’s signature gift baskets! You’ll find a great selection of Vermont-sourced smoked meats, aged cheese, delicious jams, and, of course, Vermont maple syrup. Dakin Farm has been owned, operated and loved by the Dakin family for the past 50 years. It doesn’t get more local than that!


Vermont Flannel Company

Wrap up some Vermont-style warmth this holiday season with Vermont Flannel Company‘s wide range of flannel products – made right here in Vermont! Choose from a vast selection of blankets, shirts, hoodies, hats, pajamas, dog jackets, and “flanny packs”. You’ll find something for everyone – and what’s more Vermont than knowing how to keep warm?


Common Deer

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If gift buying isn’t your forte, and you’ve been affectionately deemed the “gift card giver” of the family, check out Common Deer and smash that reputation. They have an eclectic mix of goods that are full of story – where it was made, how, who, and why. Their products are quality, gorgeous, and often you’ll stumble upon something you never even knew you needed. Common Deer is family-owned and committed to small batch manufacturing and being part of the Made in America movement.


Vintage Inspired Lifestyle Marketplace

Visiting Vintage Inspired Lifestyle Marketplace is an experience in itself, so this is one of our favorite places to shop during the holiday season. It is a funky, accessible and beautifully lit space and a delight for shoppers wanting to combine a love of antiques, curious goods, and art. Give your loved ones something truly one-of-a-kind and take home the bragging rights for best gift-giver in the family.


Kiss the Cook

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If you’ve got some culinary aficionados in your gene pool, head on down to Kiss the Cook on Church Street and shop their collection of quality kitchenware. Admire their beautifully organized walls of kitchen gadgets that you never knew existed (but now you think you definitely need that avocado slicer) and you’ll be sure to find the perfect gift for the foodie in your family.


There are tons of small businesses in the Lake Champlain region that can offer you beautiful, locally-sourced gifts for the whole family. Check out these great local shops as well!