It's here: the ultimate collection of Vermont-made gifts perfect for any Vermont wedding occasion or Vermont lover. We've curated over 100 gift ideas for everyone on your list. And, every single gift supports a local VT business.
On a more personal note, this guide has been a huge labor of love. We logged countless hours compiling this list, and we're so happy that launch day is finally here! It's been such a fun experience to connect with well known brands and discover new businesses. One thing is clear: Vermont is full of talent. We've already gifted things from the guide (and bought a few for ourselves...) and we're confident the guide will help you do the same.
We're also really proud this resource supports the Vermont Foodbank (keep reading for details on that - and how you can help). The 2022 Vermont Weddings Gift Guide gives back to our local community in more ways than one, and we're so excited for you to check it out.
What's included in the Vermont Weddings Gift Guide?
Over 100 gift ideas - all from local, Vermont businesses. The guide is organized by business, with a little background info and our curated picks for recipients, such as couples, bridesmaids/groomsmen, parents, favors, etc. Many of the featured businesses identify with at least one of the following: women-owned; minority owned; eco-conscious; certified-organic; family-owned.
Plus, we included a few yummy cocktail recipes and tips for creating Vermont welcome baskets and writing the perfect thank you note.
What makes the Vermont Weddings Gift Guide unique?
We've never seen another gift guide quite like this one!
For one: everyone featured is a Vermont business, so it's truly a celebration of our state.
We also handpicked gifts for any wedding gift-giving coming your way. You'll find suggestions for couples getting married, bridesmaid gift ideas, groomsmen gift ideas, gift ideas for parents of the couple, and unique wedding favor ideas. Of course, you can mix and match these ideas to best fit your crew, but these selections will help get you started.
There are a variety of styles and price points represented.
The Gift Guides that give back to the Vermont Foodbank
In keeping with the theme of supporting our local community, we donated part of each featured artist's registration fee to the Vermont Foodbank. We raised $1,300, which translates to 2,165 meals for neighbors in need.
Here's my ask of you: The 2022 Wedding Gift Guide below is free, but we created two amazing supplemental gift guides that you can download for a small cost to take your gifting to the next level ( read more about them below).
If you enjoy The 2022 Vermont Weddings Gift Guide and are about to make a financial donation, please consider buying the supplemental gift guide bundle! I'm sure you will find even more great ideas AND you'll be helping us donate even more meals to neighbors in need (part of each Bundle purchase goes to the Foodbank).
How to shop the Vermont Weddings Gift Guide
Click the open bracket button in the bottom right corner of the preview below and the Gift Guide will appear as a full-screen, interactive guide. To get the full viewing experience, I recommend viewing this on a desktop rather than a phone. Then, you can flip through the pages like a catalog. Everything is interactive, so just click on a gift to shop. (Please note that Vermont Weddings cannot guarantee inventory or availability; contact each maker directly if you have questions.)
If you're using this guide to build your own Vermont registry, we recommend using a site like Zola, so you can add gifts from any local business.
Why does shopping local matter?
Have you seen the meme about when you buy from a small business owner, an actual person does a happy dance? That's actually true! When you buy from a local business, your neighbors (the people behind that business) benefit! Small businesses make up a large, important part of the Vermont economy and choosing to buy from them is a tangible way you can help our community.
Isn't shopping local or buying from small businesses more expensive?
This is a common misconception and one we're excited to tackle. Yes, some of the gifts included in the gift guide are splurge-worthy gifts, because they are handcrafted or one-of-a-kind. But buying local isn't always more expensive, especially when you consider the quality. And - there's the double bonus of the real impact supporting a small business. We included a range of price points in the guide to fit most budgets.
Want Event More Gift Ideas?!
We've got you covered! We created two supplemental gift guides that build upon the Vermont Weddings Gift Guide (with some new wedding gift ideas and pricing information included!).
The Gift Guide Pairing Menu
This is perfect if you liked the gifts from the guide, want want help putting it all together. We're giving you several bundle ideas and our best tips for creating your own unique gift bundles that will delight your friends and family. Click here to buy.
Gift Ideas for the First Five Years
Consider us your gifting fairy godmother! We're giving you three traditional anniversary gift ideas for years 1 - 5, and ideas for other events such as baby showers and housewarmings. Basically, we got your first five years of marriage covered - no stressing about gift ideas here! Click here to buy.
Bundle the Pairing Menu and Gift Ideas for the First Five Years together and save 20%. Plus $2 of every bundle goes directly to the Vermont Foodbank. (You can create a bundle from either link above.)
Love for the 2022 Vermont Weddings Gift Guides
We gave early access to some Instagram followers and asked for their feedback. Here's what they had to say:
"This truly is a gift masterpiece - WOW! I honestly wish I had this while planning my wedding, but I'm stoked to have it for future events. As a fellow Vermonter, it's amazing to see all the talent from our state." - Brooke, Vermont bride
"This introduced me to so many Vermont makers that I didn't know I needed in my life." - Jill, Vermont bride
"Not only did I learn about some new brands, but it also reminded me of some really great Vermont brands that I've seen in passing...now I know of some people I could gift them to, based on your suggestions." - Liz, Vermont Bride and Wedding Professional
"I already have three things in my shopping cart - this makes it so easy to shop small and help out small businesses who deserve it!" - Crystal, Vermont bride
We hope you enjoy the 2022 Wedding Gift Guide! It was such a fun project, and we're confident it will help you with your gifting needs.
Did you enjoy the guide or buy something from it? Tag us on Instagram so we can see and celebrate!