Gifts & Vermont Wares

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.

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Gifts & Vermont Wares

Bennington Potters

324 County Street
Bennington, Vermont 05201

(802) 447-7531

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!

Hawkins House

262 North Street
U.S. Route 7
Bennington, Vermont 05201

(802) 447-0488

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!

Bennington Bookshop

109 South Street
Bennington, Vermont 05201

(802) 442-5059

Delightful independent bookshop established in 1928 making it the oldest independent bookshop in Vermont. Best sellers, local authors, gifts, cards and a sizable children’s section. Recently relocated to the refurbished Putnam Building!

Bennington Museum – Museum Gift Shop

Bennington Museum
1st Floor
VT Rte 9W
Bennington, Vermont 05201

(802) 440-5901

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.

Bringing You Vermont Country Store

434 Main Street
Bennington, Vermont 05201

(802) 753-7639

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.

The Gamers Grotto

457 Main Street
Bennington, Vermont 05201

(802) 447-0091

If you are a gamer looking to play casually or in tournaments, the Grotto is the place for you. From board game nights to Friday Night Magic, guests can have fun playing everything from Xbox to Cards Against Humanity. An array of snacks and drinks are also available to energize you while you play.

Knapps Toys and Music

417 Main Street
Bennington, Vermont 05201

(802) 442-6252

Visit this eclectic store and take a trip down memory lane. Knapps is a mix of retro and current fun for all ages. Instruments, vinyl, and good old-fashioned toys make Knapps a delightful place to shop.

Fiddlehead at Four Corners

338 Main Street
Bennington, Vermont 05201

(802) 447-1000

A carefully curated collection of one-of-a-kind artists’ pottery, glass, paintings, jewelry, cards, and gifts.  

Catamount Glass

309 County Street
Bennington, Vermont 05201

(802) 753-7589

Beautiful, light-weight, and functional glassware.  Don’t miss their famous popcorn poppers!  And, for the non-shopper The Tap House with light fare and microbrews. Located in Four Corners North.

The Village Chocolate Shoppe

471 Main Street
Bennington, Vermont 05201

(802) 447-3789

Looking for 200 pounds of chocolate? You’ll find it here in the shape of Benny and Molly Moose!  Plus mouth-watering chocolates galore, fudge, and  your favorite candies of all types, shapes and sizes made on-site by the Monte family.


Vermont Confectionery

512 Main Street
Bennington, Vermont 05201

(802) 447-2610

A delightful assortment of candies and chocolates in an old fashioned main street candy shop. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Vermont Confectionery has temporarily moved to Bringing You Vermont at 434 Main Street in downtown Bennington.  See website for updates. 

The Gift Garden

431 Main Street
Bennington, Vermont 05201

(802) 447-7222

The Gift Garden is a full service floral and gift shop. We proud to serve as Bennington’s hometown florist since 1976.

Featuring fresh-cut flowers, arrangements, blossoming and green plants, as well as a wide range of hand-selected unique gifts.

Open Mon-Sat. Please visit our website for hours.

Jay’s Art Shop

115 South Street
Bennington, Vermont 05201

(802) 447-2342

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.

Mexican Connection

600 Main Street
Bennington, Vermont 05201

(802) 447-2246

This downtown boutique boasts a wide selection of south of the border themed jewelry, gifts and clothing. The Mexican Connection is a fun little gem that even stocks alpaca sweaters and capes.

Vine & Branches Gallery

441 Main Street
Bennington Vermont 05201

(802) 491-9405

Vine & Branches Gallery offers a collection of handcrafted products created by local crafters. Items range from beautiful bowls to handmade soaps, making this place as diverse as it is charming.

Alliance Fair Trade

198 Crescent Blvd
Bennington, Vermont 05201

This socially conscious business sells products made by those working in safe conditions with fair wages. Buying ethically sourced products is a great way to help the world and community,

W. Collective

332 Main Street
Bennington, VT 05201


New charming boutique in downtown Bennington near the 4 corners featuring an eclectic mix of interesting items. Great gifts.

Wild Blossom

318 North Street
Bennington, VT 05201


New! Wild Blossom is a local Bennington flower and gift shop offering distinctive garden style bouquets and arrangements. The proprietress, Nicole Bozeman, focuses on bringing customers the freshest blooms available and supports local flower farms when in season. Their flower selection changes weekly. (Located where Tuscan Sunflower used to be.)

Apple Barn & Country Bake Shop

604 US Route 7 South
Bennington, Vermont 05201

(802) 447-7780

Under New Management!

Bennington’s exceptional bakery and farm stand. Open seasonally. Known for their mouthwatering fresh baked apple cider donuts, pies, Vermont maple products and more! Pick your own berries from June through September.

CBD Products

A Kind Place

108 North Street
Bennington, Vermont 05201
Instagram: @AKindPlaceVT

(802) 442-2220

A downtown independent shop offering CBD products  and a caring staff that is standing at the ready to help you. . 

Vermont Hemp Farmacy

106 North Street
Bennington, Vermont 05201
Instagram: @VermontHempFarmacy

(802) 367-3123

A wide range of CBD products in a convenient downtown Bennington  location. Knowledgeable, compassionate and caring staff. 

Exotic Clouds Smoke Shop

437 Main Street
Bennington, VT 05201


Featuring a selection of glass pipes, dap pens, vape pens, portable vaporizer and more.

Juniper Lane Cannabis

445 Main Street
Bennington, VT 05201


Bennington’s first retail Cannabis shop.

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