When I buy gifts for people I look for something they’ll get a lot of use out of, would be a treat for them, or bring back or create special memories. These are just a sampling of all the great stores in the area. I hope you enjoy.
Claremont Spice and Dry Goods
I love to cook so a stop to the Claremont Spice and Dry Goods Store is always on my Christmas list. This year I want to try the dried mushroom blend. You can also stop by Thyme to Cook. I got my eye on a new shredder and those cool Swedish dishcloths. Thyme to Cook used to be in Claremont, but has since moved back to their main location in Rockingham. For my detailed post on these businesses with photos check out my post here. Little Istanbul in White River also has amazing international spices.
100 Mile Market
Do you know someone who loves wine or local food products? Bouteille has a large selection of wines, flavored vinegars and olive oils, and other fun products. Check out my more detailed post here with pictures.
The Powerhouse mall in West Lebanon also has Infuse Me which sells olive oils infused with different flavors. I’ve heard nothing but rave reviews about this place. You can read more about this awesome store and tips on what to sample here. No longer open.
I love Artisan Park. For the foodie it’s a great place to stop. You have Blake Hill Preserves, which I did a detailed post on here; Harpoon Brewery, which has excellent beer and hosts great events; and Silo Distillery, which makes its own gin and vodka from local ingredients (it’s excellent). Check out Simon Pearce and Great River Outfitters: give the gift of exquisite glass or an outing adventure.
Make a basket and select items from Quechee Village and the Co-op too. I love both these places for local food items.
Celebrate Small Business Saturday is the weekend after Thanksgiving.
Happy Holiday Shopping. If you have any other foodie recommendations, tell us in the comments.