Shopping Gifts & Vermont Wares
With so many artists, organic farmers and makers calling Bennington home, it only stands to reason that our shops are brimming with local artisan goodies. Every piece of hand-made jewelry, carefully crafted piece of pottery, toy, or gift, will leave you wanting to complete your holiday shopping before the first leaves fall. Weddings. Anniversaries. Birthdays. Bennington’s downtown shopping district is just 45 minutes from Albany and approximately 3 hours from the NYC area and Boston. Make a day trip, sister weekend, or romantic getaway to this downtown Americana shopping experience.
Gifts & Vermont Wares
The largest working craft pottery in the US. Since 1948 the potters’ yard has been making quality handmade stoneware. Well known for their “trigger mug”, unique glazes on dinnerware and serving dishes. Early 2023: The retail store—while normally open daily year round—is temporarily closed. In the meantime, you can order online or over the phone!
Ed Levin designs and Jeff Grey jewelry are just two reasons visitors flock to this gallery and craft market. Since 1977 Hawkins House has garnered a reputation as a premiere gift gallery. In addition to handmade jewelry, blown glass, woodenware, clothing, handbags, candles, games and toys await the curious shopper!
The gift shop on the 1st floor of the Bennington Museum offers a distinctive selection of artisan jewelry, crafts, and gifts for the home. You’ll also find toys, Vermont maple prouducts, and books written about Vermont by Vermonters. A large choice of Grandma Moses products—many found nowhere else—make the perfect gift. Shop in person, online or by phone.
A charming store stocked with quality goods produced in the Green Mountain State for those wanting to experience the essence of Vermont. Maple products, mixes, jams, and candles make great gifts. There is also a nut free cafe inside if you are looking for not-free, gluten-free, vegetarian or vegan meals.
Jay’s Art Shop is the largest independently owned art supply store in Vermont. This locally-owned business has been in downtown Bennington for over 47 years and carries all major art supply brands. Other products such as Stonewall Kitchen mixes and scented candles from the Village Candle make it a great place to buy gifts and souvenirs.
Featuring a selection of glass pipes, dap pens, vape pens, portable vaporizer and more.
Bennington’s first retail Cannabis shop.
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