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Woodstock Magazine's 2016 Holiday Gift Guid, Sponsored by LaValley Building & Supply

Nov 07, 2016 01:08PM ● Published by Erin Frisch

For children, teens, and adults alike, the holidays are a magical time of year. Sure, there are parties to attend and perfectly wrapped packages to give and to receive, but there’s also a deepened desire to give to others and bring them happiness.

Support local this holiday season, the Upper Valley has some many unique shops to give that special someone a surprise. Check out our 2016 Holiday Gift Guy sponsored by LaValley Building & Supply.

The Spa at The Woodstock Inn & Resort

Looking for a gift for someone who needs a little bit of relaxation in his or her life? The Woodstock Inn & Resort offers a variety of spa packages to help you choose the perfect gift. They offer Swedish, deep tissue, herbal, stone, and other massages, as well as facials, seasonal body wraps, and skin care treatments. Choose one or several to make this the ultimate gift of pure bliss.


Simon Pearce Vermont Evergreen Tree

A glimmering cascade of 24-karat gold leaf is captured in free fall forever as this beloved line of Simon Pearce evergreens welcomes its first gilded trees to the forest. Handmade, as are all of their Vermont evergreens, each of these splendid trees is a unique work of art, glimmering with suspended flakes of precious gold leaf and inspired by Italy’s Murano glassworks. Placed on one of their LED light platforms, the tree glows with lustrous splendor, while set next to a tea light, it shimmers gently, just the way a snow-dappled forest tree would reflect a winter sunset. $395.00


Established in 1886, Gillingham’s General Store is one of Vermont’s oldest general stores—the kind where you can buy everything from caviar to kids’ toys, maple syrup to farmstead cheese, and even a bottle of Corton-Charlemagne! With so many unique treasures, you can find just about anything here. Create a gift basket to make someone smile, or pick up an item that will be received with pleasure. Either way, you’ll find something for everyone, including plenty of stocking stuffers. You can also order online.


There are plenty of toys and products available at this beloved toy store in Woodstock. One item we just can’t get over is the Small Wheely Bug, which comes in several animals such as mouse, ladybug, hedgehog, cow, and tiger. The award-winning wheely is a fun, entertaining way to encourage gross-motor skills and foster unplugged play. Buzz around on the back of a bee, fly with a ladybug, run with a tiger—whatever their favorite animal is, adventure awaits the little ones on your list. Perfect for ages 3+, wheelies are priced between $79 and $89 and can be purchased online as well.


ANICHINI Company Store

Give the gift of luxury—Anichini has everything from bedding, bath, and kitchen and table linens to decorative pillows, throws, and fabulous gifts to choose from. They offer the most prestigious fabrics from around the world. The Maldive Throw is an Italian Renaissance collection of authentic 15th century designs still woven in a medieval Italian walled village on the same wooden handlooms that have been used for centuries. These looms were converted to use coal and steam power over 100 years ago and have now been updated to run on electricity. Intricately woven from 50 percent linen and 50 percent cotton, these throws are unmatched in beauty, authenticity, and durability. Maldive has a stylized floral design woven in bright turquoise and natural colors and is finished with a hand-tied natural fringe. A generous 70x94 inches, it goes for $345.00.


It was born of an experience, a memory, hunger, and out of love. The small but lively menu changes daily, according to what’s in season. You are welcome to order anything à la carte, or create a four-course menu based on what is on offer for antipasti, primi, main courses, and desserts. There’s always incredible Tuscan pizza, rolled so thinly that you can see candlelight through it. Dine as elegantly or as casually as you like. Call ahead for reservations for you and your loved ones this holiday season.

A big thank you to our wonderful sponsor:

LaValley Building Supply - West Lebanon NH

LaValley Building Supply

LaValley Building Supply was founded by Harold and Geraldine LaValley in 1962. Today it is a second generation owned business headed by Lawrence Huot. It is the largest independently owne... Read More »

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