5 Thrifty Things: Gifts Made in VT Under $50

by Shoestring Editors
November 26, 2012 - 7:09pm

If your searching for the perfect Green Mountain gift, you're in the right place. Here is our first-ever Shop Local Guide to the Holidays, with our top picks for gifts under $50 made in Vermont.

Be sure to check out the rest of our 250 picks for made in USA holiday gifts under $50 on our new interactive US map, where you'll find our favorite locally made products by state for her, him, kids, the home, the host/hostess, stocking stuffers, even some for pets!

Queen City Dry Goods Bailey Hat
A chic chapeau made in Burlington, we love the utilitarian look of the Bailey hat from Queen City Dry Goods ($55). Form meets style in this local brand's twill and leather crafted pieces.

Whiskey Stones Gift Set
Handcrafted of milled soapstone in Vermont by Andrew Hellman, keep your spirits cool without extra water with this set of nine whiskey stones ($19.50). No bar cart is complete without them.

Maple Landmark Biplane
Built to last, Maple Landmark's biplane ($32) is made from sustainably grown maple and is sure to become an heirloom. For kids 3+.

Simon Pearce Barre Dip Bowl
Both pretty and practical, we love the organic shape of the Simon Pearce Barre Dip Bowl ($30), which we can see using for more than hummus: keys, earrings, potpurri... endless possibilities.

Fat Toad Farm Goat's Milk Caramel Sauce
You don't have to visit the farm to enjoy Fat Toad's rich, slightly tangy goat's milk caramel sauce ($9.95). But if you get the chance, say hi to the happy goats and friendly farmers for us.

Holdster Mason Jar Sleeves
Mason jars are the go-to to-go cup for hipsters and the eco-friendly alike. Upgrade your mug and protect your hand from your hot or cold bevvie with Holdster's line of leather sleeves ($21.99 and up).


Wagatha's Organic Dog Biscuits
Variety is the spice of life, even for your pup. With options like Tuscan Herb and Super Berry, Wagatha's Dog Biscuit Variety Pack ($45) gives your furry friend 6 flavors to choose from.

Did we miss your favorite locally made products from Vermont? Definitely share them with us in the comments, we'd love to add them to our shopping lists!

Story & main image: Copyright 2012, Shoestring LLC.
Photos: Courtesy, various retailers.

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Melissa Massello is an editor, start-up junkie, entrepreneur, Swapaholic, and lifelong New England girl. As a sustainable style expert, Melissa has been featured on ABC, CBS, NBC, and FOX news station affiliates around the country and in US News & World Report, USA Today, The Boston Globe, The New York Post, The Denver Post, The LA Times, The Dallas Morning News, MSN Money, and WalletPop, among other fine media outlets. Melissa currently lives with her husband and their Whippet mix in Somerville, Mass. -- "the Brooklyn of Boston" -- where they strive each day to save money, save the planet, and live the dream for less.
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