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Holiday shopping in Woodstock

From The Blog Shop local: A Woodstock village guide

Woodstock village has an abundance of shops that are sure to contain the perfect gift for that special person in your life.

And this season, buying local is the gift that keeps on giving, because when you spend at least $20 in five participating shops, you'll be entered to win a grand prize worth $500 — as part of the Passport to Woodstock program (now through December 15, 2020, click here for details, how to enter, and more).

So strap on your mask, keep the sanitizer handy, hit the snow-dusted sidewalks, and shop with purpose after reviewing this guide of what Woodstock's downtown storefronts have to offer...

Passport to Woodstock shopping local program
37 Central Formal Winter
37 Central Clothiers

For the fashion-forward friend

37 Central Clothiers is bursting with beautiful options for the fashionista in your life! Here you’ll find everything from party-perfect dresses to the coziest ski-inspired sweatshirt you ever did see.

Practical-meets-fashionable at Elevation Clothing where you’ll find beloved brands of outdoor enthusiasts like Patagonia, Icebreaker, Barbour, Bogs, and more – for a top-to-bottom wardrobe that’s comfortable, chic, built-to-last, and ready for adventure.

Footprints offers two floors of high-end women’s clothing, from beautiful boots built for comfort to wardrobe staples with pretty pops of color.

Central Street Businesses in snow
Katie Berdan
Sudie's sweaters
Sudie's Boutique

Sudie’s Clothing Boutique carries classic pieces with a twist, from cozy heathered sweaters with heart-shaped elbow patches, to wedge booties, statement-making cashmere turtlenecks, colorful puffer jackets, “game day” tops brought back by popular demand, and more.

The shirt on your back just got a dose of local artistic flair thanks to Vermont Electic Co., one of the village's newest shops! There you'll find tees, hats, mugs and more bedecked with designs you can't find anywhere else – because they're all created exclusively by Vermont-based artists.

  • Carries: Men’s and women’s shirts, glassware, mugs
  • Location: 12B Central St, Woodstock, VT
  • Hours: Call (802) 281-0885 for more information
  • Online shopping: Click here

Cozy up within the Woodstock location of the Vermont Flannel Company – a wood-paneled oasis with racks and racks of insanely soft flannel that’s handmade, 100% cotton, and 100% comfy.

  • Carries: Men’s and women’s clothing, accessories, blankets
  • Location: 13 Elm St, Woodstock, VT
  • Hours: Temporarily closed as of November 5, 2020 (usual hours are 10 AM - 6 PM Monday through Saturday, 10 AM - 5 PM Sunday)
  • Online shopping: Click here
Vermont Flannel Company in November

For the ADRENALINE JUNKIE

Outdoor lovers, rejoice! Gear Traders, an outdoor gear consignment shop set right in the action of Woodstock village, is your resource for everything rustic and ready for out-of-doors adventures, from winter clothing to sleeping bags, boots, nordic and alpine skis, telemark gear, snowboards, ice climbing essentials, sleds, and more!

  • Carries: Clothes and outdoor gear
  • Location: 1 The Green, Woodstock, VT
  • Hours: 11 AM - 5 PM daily excluding Wednesdays (closed)
  • Online shopping: Click here for eBay shop

Get amped at Woodstock Sports! This is your resource for not just bicycles, but also cozy clothes, winterwear from brands like Toni Sailer, travel accessories, backpacks by Douchebags (yes, you read that right), boots and shoes from brands including On, among others. Even the little ones are covered here – from head to toe.

  • Carries: Men’s, women’s, and children’s clothing, accessories
  • Location: 30 Central St, Woodstock, VT
  • Hours: 10 AM - 5 PM Monday through Saturday, closed Sundays
Clover Gift Shop and Gillinghams in holiday lights November

For the genius decorator

A store called a “must stop + shop when in Woodstock,” Clover Gift Shop is one that demands you take your time. Every nook and cranny contain a different product perfect for gifting, from souvenirs and mementos embroidered with bits of Vermont culture (hello hand-hooked ski pillows!), to candles, quilts, and a jaw-dropping assortment of CBD products.

  • Carries: Décor, gifts, cards, CBD products
  • Location: 10 Elm St, Woodstock, VT
  • Hours: 11 AM - 5 PM Monday through Saturday, Sunday by appointment only

R.T. Home brings textures, colors, and shapes from around the world to Woodstock! With its selection of vintage carpets, furniture, place settings, throw pillows, and every piece of décor in between, you’re sure to find a range of household adornments that would make Martha Stewart proud.

If one shop could contain all your home-good dreams, Woody's Mercantile would be it! There, you'll discover everything that makes a house a home, including decor from party-perfect rattan serving trays to snuggle-worthy pillows, plus lollipops that put the galaxy on your tongue, cards, apparel, and even goodies for the little ones.

For everyone’s favorite bookworm

Vermont’s oldest independent bookshop is our little corner of literary paradise! The bright, sunny exterior of Yankee Bookshop will draw you in, and within its cozy confines, you’ll uncover bestsellers, staff picks, new releases, and classics alike.

Snowy Evening Yankee Bookshop Storefront
Kristian Preylowski
A snowy Evening at the Yankee Bookshop

Pleasant Street Books & Cards is your go-to resource for the book collector in your life. First editions? Rare books? Refurbished tomes? They’ve got them all! With over 10,000 antiquarian books in all topics, this beloved shop sitting just outside the hubbub of the village is well worth a visit.

  • Location: 48 Pleasant St, Woodstock, VT
  • Hours: By appointment, call for more information at (802) 457-4050

For creatively curated pieces

Set into the Woodstock Inn & Resort's gorgeous grounds, The Spa at the inn is an oasis of relaxation and rejuvenation, with ample goodies to take home for that special someone looking for some zen. In the spa's shop, you'll discover perfumes, soaps and shampoos, makeup, aromatherapy and skincare products, and other essentials for much-needed at-home pampering.

F.H. Gillingham & Son’s is our very own jack-of-all-trades! Walk over the creaking floorboards from room to room and spy a bit of everything this general store contains: local goodies like maple syrup, cheeses, and handmade wares, household goods, groceries, treats and toys for your furry friends, hunting and outdoor gear, clothing, and toys for kids young and old are just the beginning.

Gillingham's decorated for the holidays
Holiday gifts from FH Gillingham & Sons
FH Gillingham & Sons
Holiday gifts from FH Gillingham & Sons
FH Gillingham & Sons
Holiday gifts from FH Gillingham & Sons
FH Gillingham & Sons

For something with a bit of shine

Handcrafted in Vermont, everything found in Woodstock’s Danforth Pewter shop was designed with care – and the vision that each piece would be passed down through generations. The shop offers a wide range of products, including pieces for the home – like vases, picture frames, dinnerware, and more – as well as jewelry, baby keepsakes, and accessories.

Ring from NT Ferro Jewelers
NT Ferro Jewelers

Everything that glitters at NT Ferro Jewelers is gold – or something equally dazzling! This high-end jewelry shop carries estate jewelry, custom creations, bands, bridal pieces, watches, and charms – the perfect place to find a show-stopping gift for someone you love.

  • Location: 11 Central St, Woodstock, VT
  • Hours: 10 AM - 5 PM Monday through Saturday, 11 AM - 4 PM Sunday
  • Online shopping: Click here

For the whimsical one

After more than 40 years of business, Unicorn hasn’t lost an ounce of its sparkle! Step right up to this jam-packed shop for a little bit of this and that and a whole lot of magic. There, you’ll get lost within the statement jewelry, crafts, toys that’ll make your eyes light up, pocket knives, novelty goods, gag gifts, and you guessed it, unicorns!

shop unicorn

Perched above the rushing water of Kedron Brook, Primrose Garden is its own fairy garden in the heart of the village. Inside, the shop’s walls are lined with colorful baubles, outdoor and indoor décor, and famously fragrant potpourri. Outside on the back porch, let your thoughts drift as the brook babbles happily in your ear.

  • Location: 26 Central St, Woodstock, VT
  • Hours: Call for more information at (802) 457-4049
Focus Gallery with holiday decorations

For the art enthusiast

Take a tour of this gallery, Focus Vermont, for a welcoming, homey art experience. With photographs large and small captured by shop owners Loren Fisher, Ron Lake and Bob Wagner – there are many colorful scenes to admire from Vermont and beyond.

  • Location: 1 The Green, Woodstock, VT
  • Hours: 10 AM - 6 PM Monday through Saturday, 11 AM - 5 PM Sunday

As the oldest artist-owned gallery in Vermont, Fox Gallery has a pedigree any aesthete can admire. Visit this stately brick building within the village for a fine selection of paintings (originals and prints) and sculptures.

  • Location: 5 The Green, Woodstock, VT
  • Hours: Call for more information at (802) 457-3944

For art that embraces fun, check out The Woodstock Gallery! Encompassing various styles, colors, and mediums, this collection is sure to wow you with eclectic paintings, jewelry, photography, pottery, woodcarving, and metalwork.

For the little ones in your life

Get ready to swoon at Red Wagon Toy Co.! Sweet ensembles, toys built for life, and interactive crafts round out a selection that harkens back to old-fashioned playthings with the zip, color, and playfulness today’s kids adore.

Red Wagon Toy Co
Red Wagon Toy Co
Who is Sylvia? shop in November

For something old but new

Who is Sylvia? is the shop out of any vintage-lover’s dreams. Painstakingly curated, this selection of designer throwback finds – from the likes of Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel, and Jean Paul Gaultier, to name a few – is sure to make you swoon.
Carries: Women’s clothing, jewelry, accessories

Ellaway’s Attic is an upstairs oasis of heirloom-quality finds we’ve covered before here in our Best of Antiquing guide! This consignment shop is brimming with treasures priced to sell, including home décor, furniture, lighting, local art, textiles, and more!

Classic Louis Vuitton bags, Gucci watches, and vibrant, eye-catching scarves from the likes of Hermes and Chanel are just some of the treasures you’ll find at Encore Designer Consignment, at the intersection of Central and Elm Streets in Woodstock’s village.

  • Location: 1 The Green, Woodstock, VT
  • Hours: Call (802) 457-9797 for details
  • Online shopping: Click here

Didn't find the gently-used gem you're looking for? Check out our guide of nearby antique shops, including Wigren Barlow Art & Antiques and Eric Nesbitt Art & Antiques, both located within Woodstock Village!

For a bit of handmade magic

Collective: The Art of Craft is where gorgeous works from local artists come together. Whether you’re in the market for handmade cheeseboards or carved chessboards, pottery for your mantlepiece or for sipping coffee, jewelry, paintings, clothes, friendly felt toys, lamps that are a work of art, or the most beautiful rocking horses you’ve ever seen – you’ll find what you seek at Collective.

Fossilglass wares
Fossilglass

Set just steps outside of the busiest part of town in a quaint brick beauty, Fossilglass is filled with “works of art for the home and table.” Created by artist Cristina Salusti, these pieces are meant to be admired, from tea lights that cast a beautiful glow to bowls that catch your eye with a glint of gold – so it’s no surprise much of her work (made by hand) has found its way into shops throughout NYC.

  • Location: 75 Central St, Woodstock, VT
  • Hours: Call for more information at (802) 230-8070

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