Are you looking for the best Vermont gifts beyond the Teddy Bear? Or are you just looking for unique Vermont gift ideas and do you have no idea what Teddy Bear I am talking about? Well, either way, you came to the right place!
We scoured the state to bring you the ultimate list of the 25 best gifts for Vermonters and tourists alike. From the quirky to the practical, these gifts will have you saying “I wish I had thought of that!” or “I never knew they made that!” So grab a cup of Vermont maple-flavored coffee and let’s dive into the best gifts from Vermont.
Oh and check #9 to find out more about these Teddy bears.
Are you short on time? Check out the editor’s top three Vermont gift ideas by budget.
- Large budget: Vermont wine cork map (#1)
- Mid budget: Maple syrup sampler (#13)
- Small budget: Lake Champlain Chocolates (#19)
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Vermont gifts for large budgets
#1 Vermont wine cork map
I will start this list with what is probably one of my favorite Vermont gifts; a map of Vermont in which they can place wine corks!
Not only is it a cool and unique wall decoration, but it also gives the recipient a legit reason to open up those wine bottles.
“Sorry, I don’t want to drink, but I have to fill up my map” sounds like a pretty good excuse to me.
Oh and check out the next gift for people who are more into beer.
#2 Vermont beer cap map
If you really liked the last gift, but the receiver is more into beer than wine, this is your perfect gift!
A map of Vermont in which they can place beer caps.
Again, you are giving them a reason to open up that beer (perhaps even a local Vermont beer) and decorate their home.
#3 Vermont lake cribbage board
This is one of the best gifts for Vermonters who love board games or just cribbage; a wooden cribbage board of thier favorite Vermont Lak.
You can select various Vermont lakes that they will etch into the board, for example:
- Lake Champlain
- Lake Eden
- Shadow Lake
- Crystal Lake
Oh, and in case you and the recipient have never played cribbage, Uncommon Goods also provides a game explanation. It might be a good idea to give that explanation as well.
#4 Vermont state cheese board
These cheese boards are one of the best Vermont-themed gifts because they combine two things Vermonters love:
- Their state
So get these Vermont-shaped cheese boards for your Vermonter friend and I am sure they will love it! If you are lucky they might even get some real Vermont cheese for you to serve on the board.
#5 Vermont gift baskets
Vermont maple syrup is like liquid gold, and what better way to show your love for the state than with a basket full of this sweet, sticky, and oh-so-delicious treat?
Not only is it a quintessential Vermont gift, but it’s also a surefire way to sweeten up any occasion. Whether you’re looking to impress your in-laws, or simply show your appreciation for a friend, a Vermont gift basket of maple syrup is the perfect gift.
Plus,who doesn’t love pancakes drenched in the sweet, sweet nectar of the gods? And if they’r feeling adventurous, they can even use Maple sugar in their coffee, marinades, or salad dressings for a touch of Vermont flavor.
#6 Tata Harper travel gift set
If you are looking for beauty gifts from Vermont, then something from Tata Harper can’t miss.
Tata Harper is perhaps one of the most famous beauty brands from Vermont, which makes this set of travel-sized daily essentials perfect for anyone who loves the state!
Oh and a big bonus, it is also good for their skin.
#7 Vermont honey gift basket
Vermont is famous for its honey, so when looking for homemade gifts from Vermont, honey is a good idea!
There are plenty of different companies offering honey, but Champlain Valley Honey is a family-owned business that has been in Vermont for over 85 years. They offer various gift sets and honey jars.
But whichever option you chose, giving Vermont-made honey will surely bring a smile to their face!
#8 Vermont Teddy Bear
So there they are, the cute bears I talked about in the introduction and also the most famous gifts from Vermont; the Vermont Teddy bears. The Teddy bears are made by the eponymous company which is (surprise) originally from Vermont.
Though Teddy Bears are usually considered gifts for children, the Vermont teddy bear is a different story. You can find Teddy Bears for all sorts of occasions. For example, Christmas, graduation, father’s day, mother’s day, halloween, and of course valentines day.
If you are looking for Vermont gift ideas for any of these occasions, a Vermont teddy bear is an awesome locally Vermont-made gift.
#9 Candles that smell like Vermont
This candle is one of the best gifts from Vermont for a housewarming, especially if the receiver just moved out of Vermont. This candle will bring back the actual smell of their favorite state.
Vermont gifts for mid-budgets
#10 University of Vermont gifts
This is the perfect gift for Vermoneters who go to (or used to go to) the University of Vermont; a shirt to show their support for their school.
#11 Vermont hat
For more cool apparel gifts from Vermont, this hat with the simple text “VT Vermont” is great for men who love the state.
#12 Vermont-themed passport cover
Are you looking for unique Vermont-themed gifts for someone who travels a lot?
Then this passport cover with the flag of Vermont is perfect. Wherever they travel, this cover will always remind them of their roots.
#13 Vermont maple syrup sampler
Besides honey, maple syrup is also one of the great Vermont-made gifts. Vermont’s maple syrup is actually quite well-known. So if you are looking for gifts for a foodie, I am sure they will love this authentic Vermont-made syrup.
#14 Vermont state parks checklist poster
Do need gifts for Vermonters who love the outdoors? Someone who loves to explore all of their state’s beautiful green hills?
Then this checklist poster with all of Vermont’s State National Parks is perfect!
They can keep track of all the places they’ve visited and all the ones that are still on the list.
#15 Vermont guidebooks
AMC’s best day hikes in Vermont
Whether you are looking for Vermont gifts for locals or for someone who is just going to travel there, Vermont guidebooks will always come in handy. For locals, specific guidebooks are best, such as this one with amazing hikes in the state.
Backroads and byways of Vermont
This is a great guidebook for both locals and visitors. Locals might find new routes and first-time visitors will get to know the real side of the state.
Moon’s guidebook is definitely the best overall option if you are looking for Vermont gifts for first-time visitors, this guidebook will help them to see all the highlights of the state.
#16 Vermont-themed mugs
Alright, I’ll admit. Mugs are not among the most unique Vermont gifts. But mugs are always great souvenirs.
There are different types of mugs you can choose from, for example, this Vermont Emblem mug. And if you are getting a gift for someone who likes to go camping a lot, these Vermont travel mugs are awesome gifts too.
#17 Vermont gifts for fishers
For fishing enthusiasts, this book by Backcountry Guides will always come in handy. And for locals, this might be a great way to discover more fishing locations in their own state (though it’s an older print, it’s still a great gift for fishers).
#18 Books about Vermont
Mud season by Ellen Stimson
This is a must-read for Vermont lovers. The book is about the author’s transition to a Vermont farmhouse from the city.
It’s also a good book for people who are thinking of moving to Vermont, just to paint the picture of what they can expect.
Hidden history of Vermont
The Vermont Hidden History book is great for history fans who want to learn about a side of history that often remains untold. The book covers stories that are usually not taught in history class.
Vermont gifts for small budgets
#19 Vermont food gifts
What is a better gift from Vermont than delicious locally produced food?
Ben & Jerry’s is by far the most famous brand from Vermont when it comes to sweets. So head over to their site and buy a gift card so the recipient can buy their favorite flavor when they need it!
Alternatively, check out Lake Champlain Chocolates. This is one of the most famous chocolate producers in Vermont and they offer anything related to chocolate.
And trust me, any Vermonter or Vermont lover will be delighted by the sight of the Lake Champlain Chocolate logo!
#20 Vermont-themed luggage tag
The 166 Vermont-themed luggage tags from Zazzle are also great Vermont-themed gifts for someone who travels a lot.
#21 Vermont cookbooks
The little local Vermont cookbook
“The little local Vermont cookbook” is an awesome gift for Vermonters as well as visitors. It includes 30 classic Vermont recipes to try at home. Even locals might learn a thing or two about their home-state recipes. And of course, for people who simply love Vermont, being able to cook Vermont dishes, will bring them back to the place they loved so much.
The Vermont Farm Table Cookbook
The Vermont Farm Table Cookbook is an awesome cookbook for Vermont lovers. This one focuses more on local Vermont farms and recipes.
#22 Vermont-themed tote bag
You can find over 400 different Vermont-themed tote bags on Zazzle, so I am sure you can find one the recipient will love. Or simply go for this cute red plaid beer tote bag.
#23 Vermont gifts for birders
The book covers (as you probably already guessed) all the local birds in Vermont and where to find them.
It’s a unique Vermont gift for locals and visitors who love birds.
#24 A Vermont weekly planner
One of the smaller Vermont gifts on this list is this bucket list journal. It is just a fun gift for someone who either lives in Vermont or who is traveling there, they can keep track of all the highlights and bucket list items of Vermont in their journal.
#25 Vermont map coasters
If you’re looking for Vermont-made gifts that are both practical and stylish, then look no further than these map coasters. They will not only protect the recipient’s table from unsightly water rings, but they’ll also serve as a daily reminder of the beauty of their favorite state.
Imagine, every time they take a sip of their morning coffee, they’ll be reminded of the rolling green hills, the quaint small towns, and the delicious maple syrup that Vermont is known for.
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Final note on Vermont gifts
Alright, these were the 25 gifts from Vermont I had for you today. I hope this list helped you to find cool Vermont gift ideas for the Green Mountain State-obsessed person in your life.
And remember, if you didn’t find anything suitable on this list, shoot me a message and let’s brainstorm together! Or check out the editor’s top 3.
- Large budget: Vermont wine cork map (#1)
- Mid budget: Maple syrup sampler (#13)
- Small budget: Lake Camplain chocolate (#19)