This year I decided to give all local products for Christmas gifts. It's been really fun to shop around and put the baskets together.
I found some really cute wine totes on clearance at The Christmas Tree Shop that I stocked up on months ago. Now that Christmas time is here, I have been putting them to work! Not everyone I know loves wine though so I go creative and filled the totes with other products!
Here I have local Maple Syrup (sorry, don't remember the farm it came from), Gormly's pancake mix, Farm Girl hot cocoa mix, Brown Family Farm maple candy. I found these all at the grocery store. Make sure you check there for local products too!
I also went the traditional route of just filling up a basket! This one holds my favorite Green Mountain Coffee, maple candy, locally made jellies and some Vermont mugs!
Of course, the wine totes came in handy for my wine loving friends! I filled this basket with all of the above, plus Amy's Granola, Ben & Jerry's lip balm, Switchback Ale and a local bottle of wine (I found several different brands of local wine, so I won't list them).
Here is what I am giving the boys' teachers...
Chalk Talk mugs from Green Mountain Coffee, Lake Champlain Chocolates, a sample hot cocoa and a gift card to Starbucks. I know, total non-local gift card. I ran out of time!
Oh! And I can't forget, one of my favorites! Cabot Cheese! I just forgot the cheeses in the fridge when taking pictures of my baskets. :)
So those are my ideas for the gift of local products. Of course, these are all things Vermont is known for, look around and find some local products for your friends and family! Everyone will love it!
*None of this is sponsored! Just sharing my favorites!