Shop VT 2013: Your Local Holiday Gift Guide Day Two



It’s day 2 of our local holiday gift guide, Shop VT 2013, and today we are bringing you gifts for the expectant mom and babies, gifts for kids, and gifts for the family, and the chance to win them all! And make sure to check out day 1 if you missed it, which is full of gifts for men and women.

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1) Massage Journey

Genevieve of Massage Journey really knows how to pamper a person. Her Burlington based massage practice (which is part of Birth Journeys) focuses on caring for pregnant women, moms and their partners. You can give the wonderful gift of massage this holiday season by selecting one of several options that Genie has available: a 60 or 90 minute swedish, deep tissue, hot stone, and pre or post natal massage, a one hour post natal massage that includes childcare by a certified doula, a one hour in home massage (Burlington area), or a back to back couples or friends massage! Genie has wonderful reviews on Find and Go Seek! Contact Genie to purchase your massage gift certificate. Giveaway is a 60 minute massage (valued at $60)




2) Chunky Love Boutique 

Chunky Love Boutique is owned by Fairfax mom Sara Gingue. Sara makes burp cloths, bibs, and lovey blankets in the softest fabrics she can find such as flannel, terry cloth, and minky. Take a look at her holiday inspired bib. Sara’s bibs and burp cloths are the perfect match of function and style and are made to last through many, many washings. Sara tells us that she chooses fabrics that parents will love to put on to show off their own chunky love. Shop at Chunky Love Boutique’s Etsy shop for your baby’s needs. LIKE Chunky Love Boutique on Facebook! Giveaway is one bib, one burp cloth and one lovey blanket. (Valued at $32)




3) Healing Earth Vermont Herbals

Healing Earth Vermont Herbals can be found in hundreds of stores across Vermont and New England. Owner Cathleen Branon-Keogh is excited to share their soon-to-launch “stick line” of their most popular massage oils and Herbal Salves. These, and other new products, will be available at the Vermont Holiday Craft Shop and the Women’s Festival of Crafts as well as on their website. Stock up on Healing Earth’s Sinus & Chest Spray and Chest Cold Rub which will help little ones (and Moms & Dads) breathe and rest easily this cold and flu season. Giveaway is a Winter Care Gift Box that includes Daily Herbal Skin Cream, Sinus & Chest Cold Rub, Healing Lip Balm, and Healing Salve (Valued at $29.95)




4) Rich Frog

The Richmond based company Rich Frog has been designing and distributing soft, fun, safe, rattly toys and gifts since 1994. Sox, their Squeaky Dog has a safely hidden squeaker inside his body and is made from 100% cotton yarns. Li’l Sparky the rabbit is a miniature version of Rich Frog’s most popular teether and is made from natural latex and hand painted using natural dye paints. For fashionably warm feet this winter try the Beastly Baby Booties which are colorful, easy to get on, and come in six different styles. The Duck Feet Slipper Gift Set will quickly become the favorite footwear for any two year old as they enjoy reading “I Wish I had Duck Feet”. Use the promo code SHOPVT2013 to receive FREE shipping in the continental US on allorders placed before December 31, 2013. LIKE Rich Frog on FacebookGiveaway is a Duck Feet Slipper Gift Set (Valued at $27.99)




5) Vermont Baby

VT Baby started when Allyson Spanier saw a need for healthy, tasty, local food for babies. Allyson starts with organic fruits and vegetables from nearby farms and orchards. Her smooth purees are perfect for babies just starting solids, and can be expanded upon for older babies and toddlers. VT Baby blends include sweet potatoes and peaches, squash and apples, and beets and blueberries. Purchase a Sampler Pack this holiday season and write “Holiday Gift” in the checkout comments to receive your package decorated with silk holiday ribbon and adornments for no extra charge. LIKE VT Baby on Facebook. Giveaway is a Vermont Baby Holiday Gift Pack (Valued at $15)




6) Clementine

Clementine is a shop nestled into the heart of Middlebury, Vermont that searches for handmade, vintage, and unique finds for you.  They will help dress your tables, swaddle your little ones and send the perfect gift. Clementine is a small business, and they support over 40 small businesses; moms and dads, artists and creators. They embody what ShopVT is all about, supporting local businesses and business owners! They have wonderful gifts for the expectant mom, like Bamboobies, Aden and Anais products, and letterpress welcome baby cards. They also have great gifts for babies and little ones such as Jelly Cat stuffed animals and these adorable bunny earrings. Stop in or shop online to discover all this store has to offer! LIKE them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter and Instagram (@emilyblistein)! Giveaway is an Aden & Anais Dream Blanket and a welcome baby or child’s birthday card (Valued at $55)


7) Zutano

Zutano is located in the quiet hills of Cabot, Vermont and has become a household name not just for us locals but around the US! They make adorable baby and kids clothes with fresh and unique designs. You are sure to find something for the adorable baby on your shopping list! Pick from their cute toysadorable hats (check out that shaggy hat in the picture above!), fun bibs and socks, and of course, the beloved Zutano booties that should be a staple of any little ones wardrobe. You can head to their company store in Montpelier or shop online. LIKE them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter and Instagram (@zutano_inc)! Giveaway is a $50 gift card to use at the Montpelier store or online


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1) Aubri Daubri Designs

Aubri Daubri is a mother/daughter seamstressing team focusing on high-quality and unique handmade dance and gymnastics wear, as well as 18″ doll clothing since 2010. Their doll clothing would make the perfect gift for the little girl on your shopping list! They make beautiful holiday dresses with matching petticoats, leotards, and 4 and 5 piece full outfits! You can find their work online on their Facebook page or locally at Kids City. LIKE them on Facebook and follow them on Pinterest! Giveaway is a purple 18″ doll dress with matching headband (Valued at $23)



2) Bug and Bot

Bug and Bot is an Etsy shop filled with adorable personalized gifts for the boys you love. Carey, the owner, is a mom to two boys (who the shop is named after!) and many of her designs were created for them (and even one BY her eldest son!). You can find personalized puzzles and lunch boxes in so many great designs. This year Carey has also started “gifts for the little guy’s favorite sister” – girls love superheroes, pirates and outerspace too, and now they can get matching items  as well. Make sure to order before 12/10 to receive your gift in time for the holidays. LIKE Bug and Bot on Facebook and follow on Instagram (@lassodmoon) and Pinterest! Giveaway is a one personalized lunch box of choice (valued at $28.95)




3) Recycle Moe

Recycle Moe is an up-cycle art business located in Burlington. Owner Moe O’Hara makes garlands from maps, light switch plates from discarded books,  bibs from plastic grocery stores bags, and more. Her products are fun, whimsical, and playful. You can find Recycle Moe products across the state and at local farmer’s markets and craft fairs including the BCA Holiday Art Market at City Hall in Burlington on December 21st and 22nd. You can also shop for Recycle Moe’s products on her Etsy shop.  LIKE Recycle Moe on FacebookGiveaway is a Scrabble notebook (Valued at  $22)




4) Zutano

So I know that we featured Zutano up above under our baby section, but they have so many adorable clothes for older kids that we couldn’t resist adding them to this section too!  For the little kids on your shopping list you can find tons of great gifts! Check out their adorable french terry jackets that come in an endless amount of colors, their shaggy hats, the henley dress in so many cute prints,  and these handsome bow ties.  You can head to their company store in Montpelier or shop online. LIKE them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter and Instagram (@zutano_inc)! Giveaway is a $50 gift card to use at the Montpelier store or online




5) New Duds

We featured this shop on day one of Shop VT but we couldn’t resist spotlighting them again under our Gifts for Kids! New Duds has one of a kind, unique gifts for the kids on your shopping list. You can find great onesies and kids shirts with designs like jelly fish, bikes, veggies, and porcupine fish (the hippo is my favorite!). They also have really cool animal screen prints and pillows that would be a great for a little ones room. You can find all these at their Etsy shop and they will be at many of the local holiday markets around Burlington. LIKE them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter and Instagram (@newduds)! Giveaway is one giraffe pillow (Valued at $32)


Enter the rafflecopter below for your chance to win ALL of the giveaways above!

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1) Kristy Dooley Photography

Kristy is a fabulous local photographer who loves working with children and families to capture genuine, authentic and joyful images. She aims to capture those priceless moments that are all too fleeting. A photo session is a wonderful gift to give because it provides the recipient with so many beautiful memories that have been forever captured in time! If you purchase a gift certificate during this holiday season, Kristy will include a 16×20 print for FREE! Contact Kristy today to learn more. LIKE her on Facebook! Giveaway is one of her holiday mini sessions at Isham Tree Farm on Saturday, November 30 (Valued at $150) *includes 5 digital images




2) The Freighthouse and North Pole Express

Travel to Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom this holiday season and visit The Freighthouse in Lyndonville. This farmer-family-owned cafe sells and serves Vermont farm products and gifts from Jed’s Maple, Side Hill Farm, Lake Champlain Chocolates, Pete’s Greens, and many many more! They also play host to the magical North Pole Express complete with carolers, gingerbread cookies, hot cocoa, and a visit from Santa, Mrs. Clause and their elves. Pajamas are encouraged! LIKE The Freighthouse on Facebook and follow them on TwitterGiveaway is four tickets to the Polar Express on Saturday 12/7 or Sunday 12/8 (Valued at $100)




3) Phoenix Books

Phoenix Books is a locally-owned, independent pair of bookstores located in both Burlington and Essex. Both locations have fabulous Children’s Sections where you are sure to find the perfect gift for the families on your shopping list! They have a wide selection of great stocking stuffers, beautiful Advent calendars, and Ragtales, which are heirloom-quality soft toys designed to become treasured companions of childhood and beyond. They also have so many wonderful books that the whole family can enjoy together! A few of the staff’s favorite picks are Elephant’s Story  (A new story book by Jericho’s own Tracey Campbell Pearson, and Journey by Aaron Becker (“If I were a betting woman, I would pick Journey for the 2013 Caldecott.” -Beth, our children’s book buyer). LIKE Phoenix Books on Facebook and follow them on Twitter! Giveaway is a $25 gift certificate to be used at either location (Valued at $25)



TurtleFurCollage4) Turtle Fur

Turtle Fur is ready to help your family stay warm and cozy this winter. Turtle Fur is based in Morrisville and is busy year round for our cold winter months.  The Turtle Fur Group produces over 400,000 hats and over 400,000 neck warmers each year! Kids can stay extra warm in a balaclava, a one piece fleece hat and neck warmer. They also make warm and beautiful gloves and mittens and  Trapper Hats that must be the warmest hats on the planet while still being stylish! From head bands and skull caps to slouch hat and ear flap hats, your head has many warm options. Turtle Fur is also looking to keep your feet warm with their heated socks! You can clearly see that Turtle Fur has a wide range of products, and many that you will be happy to give and receive this holiday. LIKE Turtle Fur on Facebook and follow them on TwitterGiveaway is a red fleece hat, neck warmer, and fingerless gloves (Valued at $60)


DavisStudioCollage5) Davis Studio

Davis Studio is an art studio in the South End of Burlington that is committed to creating an atmosphere that fosters the imagination and nurtures creativity. Each student is respected as an artist with his or her own unique style and unlimited potential. They offer a variety of classes preschool and kids classes for kids ranging in ages 3 to 14. They also have different workshops geared specifically towards middle schoolers, such as their art and writers’ clubs. Davis Studio also offers great adult classes, such as their Fused Glass Workshop (this class is for ages 15+)! Adults also have a chance to stop in during open studio times to paint and be creative in a relaxed environment. There is literally something for everyone in the family and a class punch card or workshop would make the perfect gift! LIKE Davis Studio on Facebook and follow them on Twitter Giveaway is a $100 gift certificate towards any class, camp or birthday party (Valued at $100)


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  1. Wow, what amazing giveaways!!! You guys are seriously awesome… Love the involvement with local businesses. Fingers crossed that I win something! 🙂 It would be a first!

  2. WOW!!!! BurlingtonVT Moms Blog! Amazing giveaway!! I’m sure this will bless so many moms… I’d be happy to win ANY prize listed!

  3. I would LOVE the Polar Express as well since we have been on the lottery and sadly not gotten tickets that last 2 years. I know our 3 year old would be overly excited and love it so fingers crossed. Not to mention any chance to get a photo session for the family is always loved in our family. Our boys are growing up so fast and we never get a chance to slow down and appreciate ourselves as a full family by capturing our love and moments together 🙂

  4. It would be awesome to win any of these! Such great packages and some local vendors I’ve forgotten about or didn’t even know of to now look at for the holidays!!

  5. How do you pick just one! Amazing line up and such great talent in Vermont. I think I would love to win the Zutano card and New Duds the most.

  6. (I’m not sure how many comments the post is looking for? Is it one for each section? Anyway, I’ve been wanting to take Xander on the Polar Express since we moved here.

  7. I can’t decide which I would prefer to win. One thing for sure is I am finding a lot of “LOCAL” shops that I didn’t know about. Will be doing my Christmas shopping LOCAL this year.


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