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2018 Holiday Gift Guide #ShopLocal

Nov 19, 2018 02:07PM ● By Melanie Heisinger
Snow is falling, hot chocolate is brewing, and holiday songs are already playing on the radio. It must be that time of year again! 

Finding the perfect gift is a big part of the holiday season, but it can be a little stressful. We've compiled some great gift ideas from local retailers that are sure to inspire your gift-giving.  

A huge thank you to our sponsors LaValley Building Supply and  Annemarie Schmidt European Face and Body Studio for making this guide possible!

From the Upper Valley and beyond, take a look at our gift ideas for this 2018 holiday season.

Left Bank Books

Who doesn't love cuddling up with a good book in the winter? Left Bank Books is a used book store in Hanover that offers a wide variety of used, out-of-print, and rare books. If you need to give a historian-buff a gift, look no further -- books all about local history can be found here. 

Find them 
upstairs at 9 South Main Street in Hanover, NH, give them a call at (603) 643-4479, or visit them online.

Nugget Theaters

1938 Nugget.

If you know someone that's a fan of movies, getting gift cards for the historic Nugget Theater in Hanover, NH is a great idea. They offer them online, and whoever you give them to can pick which feature film they'd like to see -- simple! 

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

Lemon Tree Gifts

It's in the name -- this place is made to have great gifts for everyone. 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. Find items like New Hampshire-made throws and decorative pillows or scarves, fabulous handbags, quirky ties for men, and more.

Visit them at 28 South Main Street, Hanover, NH, online, or give them a call at 603.643-5388. 

Give the gift of luxury and self care with a gift card to European Face and Body Studio. Owner Annemarie Schmidt has over 28 years of experience under her belt, and her educated staff is ready to provide the relaxing experience that your loved ones deserve. 

Visit their website to learn more about their gift card options, or give them a call at (603) 277-9075.


Located in Norwich, VT, Zuzu's is a fun retail store for the unique friends you have. Find women's clothing, colorful socks, pillows, and so much more here! If eclectic is what you're looking for, Zuzu's is sure to fit the bill. 

Visit them at 295 Main St, Norwich, VT, online, or give them a call at (802) 649-8111.

King Arthur Flour

Courtesy of King Arthur Flour's Facebook page @kingarthurflour.

If baking is something one of your loved ones enjoys, King Arthur Flour is the perfect place to look for a gift. Pop by the Baker's Store and see if there are any fun gadgets to buy, or purchase some Baking Classes where they can refine their skills. They offer a wide variety of levels so you can pick the perfect one for them. 

Visit them online or give them a call at (855) 371-2253.

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.

Crystal Moon

16" temporary strand of Matte Cloudy Black Amazonite 6mm Round Beads. The colors and the matte finish make these beads look like sea glass!

Know someone that loves beads, crystals, gems, and more? Crystal Moon Beads has a huge inventory of Gemstone beads, Sterling Silver Beads and Findings, Gold-Filled Beads and Findings, Bali Sterling Silver beads, Stone Beads, Glass and Crystal beads, Freshwater Pearls, Jewelry making supplies, Mineral Specimens and so much more. 

Visit them at Town Center Park, 502 US-4, Enfield, NH, online, or give them a call at 603-632-1469.

LaValley Building Supply

Looking for a gift for that handyman or woman? 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. 

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

Brian DiGeorge Woodworker

Vanity- Cherry with Stone top.

Brian DiGeorge is woodworker and home remodeler that has a passion for creating furniture. His unique pieces are sure to bring a smile to anyone's face, especially if they appreciate not only local art, but locally made items.

Some pieces available online include a Tapped Maple Dining TableHayrake Dining and Coffee TablesBathroom VanityLocust Play Structure, and more. He also takes requests so if you are looking for something specific, he can deliver.

Contact him at 603-795-2545 or [email protected] or visit his website to learn more. 

Henderson's Ski & Snowboard


Got a sporty friend or family member? Based in Quechee, VT, Henderson's is the perfect place to shop for them. THey carry all of the major brands for today's skier and rider such as Volkl, Salomon, Rossignol, Blizzard, Tecnica, lange and K2. Henderson's also carry clothing by Volkl, Descente, Double Diamond, and Helly Hansen, as well as a complete line of Burton snowboards and clothing. 

Visit them at 7045 Woodstock Rd., Quechee, VT, online, or give them a call at 802-295-1973.

N T Ferro Jewelers

Platinum with a 14.76ct Burma sapphire and side diamonds 2.13ct.

It's the holidays, why not get someone a gorgeous piece of jewelry? Or maybe you are finally thinking about popping the question? N T Ferro Jewelers has a wide variety of jewelry, including estate jewelry, custom designs, watches, charms, and more. 

Find them at either of their two locations, one in Stowe, VT and the other in Woodstock, VT.

Visit them online to learn more. 

Vermont Flannel Company

We all know that person that's ALWAYS cold. Get them something that will finally keep them warm enough this winter! The Vermont Flannel Co. is a family-owned business and a husband and wife team that's been hand-cutting and sewing Vermont Flannel™ in the USA for over 25 years. So, they know what they're doing.

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

Give them a call at (800) 232-7820 or online to make your purchases. 

Little Flower Shoppe

Flowers are always a great gift to give. 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.

Vermont Farmstead Cheese Market

Do you know a cheese lover or a foodie? Then an artisan cheese platter is sure to please. 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.

Happy Holidays everyone! 

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