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Upper Valley's 2019 Holiday Gift Guide #ShopLocal

Nov 29, 2019 05:32PM ● By Melanie Heisinger
The year is winding down, but the holiday season is picking up!

It's that time of year again where gifts are given, and plenty of treats are eaten. Spending time with loved ones and cozying up by the fire after a long day of opening presents is the best way to celebrate. Why not spread some of that cheer by supporting local businesses and artists? 

We are so lucky to live in an area with local goods that not only are beautiful, but are sure to bring a smile to your loved ones' faces. 

We've put together a list of retailers that are local, and sure to inspire your gift-giving spirits. A huge thank you to our sponsor LaValley Building Supply for making this guide possible!

From the Upper Valley and beyond, take a look at our gift ideas for this 2019 holiday season.

Home Decor & Clothing

Know someone that loves to add to their home? Maybe candles, or a nice throw? Or maybe you just need to peruse a gift shop to find some inspiration? Here are some local shops where you'll surely find some great home decor gifts, as well as more ideas! 

Lemon Tree Gifts

 Lemon Tree Gifts is Hanover's go-to gift and home accessories shop. Located at 28 South Main Street, they feature gifts for every season, person, and occasion!

You can find them at 28 South Main Street, Hanover, NH 03755. Contact them at 603.643-5388.

The J List

The founders of J List believe that shopping should make you feel good on the inside and out. They work hard to find clothing that is made by women owned companies, with organic and/or sustainable materials, made in the USA, machine washable and practical for the way everyone lives.

They also have baby clothes & toys to shop for!

Visit them at 57 South Main Street, Hanover, NH 03755. Call them at (603) 277-9052.

37 Central Clothiers

A great local spot, you can find unique clothing and jewelry at 37 Central Clothiers!

Stop by today at 43 South Main St., Suite 2 (In the alleyway next to Molly's Restaurant), Hanover, NH 03755 or contact them at (603) 277-9147.

Farmhouse Pottery

"At Farmhouse Pottery, we are old-world potters with simple tools and strong beliefs in process and authenticity," they state on their website. Find local, and incredibly beautiful, pieces here at either of their stores in Woodstock or Hanover. It's perfect for anyone you know that is all about hand-crafted pieces for their home! 

Visit them online to find out their address and contact information. 

The Vermont Flannel Co.

The Vermont Flannel Company is a family-owned business, a husband and wife team. Help your family stay cozy this winter season with some flannel! Peruse their website or one of their local Vermont stores to find the best piece! 

Pick from items like pajamas, scarves, blankets, and more. Can't decide? They offer gift cards online

Visit them online to see where they are nearest to you!

Classes & Experiences

Sometimes it's best to give the gift of experience! Here are some great class gift ideas in the area.

League of N.H. Crafstmen

Located in the downtown Hanover, Hanover League Gallery Store and studios offer you the opportunity to buy or make functional and decorative art. The Hanover League has nurtured relationships with the community since opening our doors in 1952. You can purchase gift certificates for classes such as clay, metal, basketry, and so much more! 

You can find them at 13 Lebanon Street, Hanover, NH 03755. Contact them at 603-643-5384 or visit them online

King Arthur Flour

King Arthur Flour is an employee-owned company, and for generations, they’ve been there with us as we bake. Their mission is to be the ultimate resource and inspiration in the kitchen, to inspire connections and community through baking, and to use their business as a force for good. Give the gift of a baking class to one of your loved ones this year! It's bound to be a hit. 

They have a few different locations, so visit them online or give them a call at (855) 371-2253.

Nugget Theaters

1938 Nugget.

Have a big movie fan in the family? Getting gift cards for the historic Nugget Theater in Hanover, NH is a great idea! Pick them up online, and leave it up to whoever you're gifting it to to pick what to do with them next. 

Find their gift cards online, visit them at 57 South Main Street, Hanover, NH or give them a call at 603-643-2769.

Children: Toys, Clothes & More!

Looking for a gift for your little ones? Or maybe you know someone that has little ones? No matter what the reason, there are plenty of places to choose from when it comes to getting them gifts!

Red Wagon Toy Company

Looking for a good local children's store? Red Wagon Toy Company offers specialty toys, children's clothing and gifts for kids of all ages. Clothing from Kissy Kissy, Zutano, Jaxxwear, SnapperRock, Flap Happy Sun Hats and many More! Toys from Melissa&Doug, Rody, Eeboo, Lego and more. Don't forget to check out stuffed animal supply!

Find them at 41 Central St, Woodstock, Vermont VT 05091 or call them at (802) 457-9300.

Nature Calls

Located in the Powerhouse Mall in West Lebanon, NH, Nature Calls/Bonkers is a science, nature and educational toy store for people of all ages. Whether you're looking for a toy for a toddler or for an adult, this is the place to shop. Find unique toys like Calico Critters as well as vintage wooden railways sets, including Thomas and big Jigs.

Visit them at 8 Glen Road, PowerHouse Mall, Lebanon, NH, online, or give them a call at (603) 298-5522.

Treats & Eats

Sometimes the best way to our loved ones' hearts is through their stomachs! Here are some great spots to pick up yummy treats to share with all. 

Vermont Farmstead Cheese Market

Do you know a cheese lover or a foodie? Well, an artisan cheese platter is sure to please even the toughest food critic. 

Vermont Farmstead Cheese Company nurtures its land and animals, and embraces a spirit of community in order to produce and provide fresh, quality, artisanal cheese, crackers, and local products to all. 

Fill your basket at 71 Artisans Way, Windsor, VT, online, or give them a call at 802.674.4260.

My Brigadeiro

Know someone that loves chocolate? Look no further! My Brigadeiro is specialized in brigadeiros (bree-gah-day-ros), these luscious, handcrafted, chocolate truffle balls that consist primarily of local ingredients from the beautiful farms of Vermont and New Hampshire. Pick up a small or large selection from their store today! They also make it convenient to order online. 

Find them at 44 S Main St, Hanover, NH 03755.

Woodstock Hops N' Barley

Shopping for a beer-lover? Look no further! Woodstock Hops N' Barley is a family-owned brew shop with a wide variety of options to choose from. Explore their aisles and get inspired. Don't know what you should get? They are staffed with passionate experts that can help you pick the perfect gift. 

Visit them today at 446 E Woodstock Road, Woodstock, VT 05091 or give them a call at (802) 457-2472.


Sometimes things don't fit into a perfect category! Here are some more recommendations that are eclectic in nature, and cover a wide range of ideas if none of the above have inspired you!

LaValley Building Supply

Have a handyman or woman in need of a gift this holiday season? LaValley Building Supply has got you covered! From tools to work clothes, you will find everything you need here this holiday season when it comes to building. Stop by today and support local!

Visit them online, at 5 Airport Road, Unit 2, West Lebanon, NH, or give them a call at (603) 298-5641.

Zayas Jewelers

When all else fails, jewelry is always a good idea. Zayas Jewelers of Woodstock Vermont, offers a unique collection of vintage and estate, modern, designer and custom jewelry. As a native Vermonter, owner Jeff Zayas travels all over the world to bring us the perfect jewels.  

Visit them today at 12 Central St, Woodstock, VT 05091 or call them at (802) 457-2344.

Little Flower Shoppe

Flowers are always a great gift to give, especially to the host of any holiday celebration you attend. The Little Flower Shoppe is locally owned and based in Woodstock, VT. They specialize in customized bouquets, so don't be afraid to come in with some ideas. 

Visit them at 28 Pleasant Street, Woodstock, VT, online, or give them a call at (802) 332-6411.

Happy Holidays everyone! 

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