Shop VT 2013 – Day Two

Welcome to our #ShopVT2013 event. Today we are featuring Gifts for Expectant Moms & Babies, Gifts for Babies & Kids, and Gifts for Families. Be sure to enter (daily) to win our Gifts for Men and Gifts for Women from Day One.


Gifts for the Expectant Moms & Babies


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)


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: One bib, one burp cloth and one lovey blanket. (Value $32)


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. LIKE Healing Earth on Facebook. Giveaway: Winter Care Gift Box that includes Daily Herbal Skin Cream, Sinus & Chest Cold Rub, Healing Lip Balm, and Healing Salve. (Value $29.95)



The Winooski 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 all orders placed before December 31, 2013. LIKE Rich Frog on Facebook! Giveaway: A Duck Feet Slipper Gift Set. Value $27.99



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: Vermont Baby Holiday Gift Pack    Value $15


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)


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 toys, adorable 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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Gifts for Babies/Kids


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)


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 one personalized lunch box of choice (valued at $28.95)


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 Facebook. Giveaway: Scrabble notebook Value  $22


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


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)

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Gifts for the Family


Kristy Dooley 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


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 MapleSide Hill Farm, Lake Champlain Chocolates, Pete’s Greens, and many many more! They also play host to the magical Polar 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 Twitter. Giveaway: Four tickets to the Polar Express on Saturday 12/7 or Sunday 12/8. Value: $100


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)


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. Turtle Fur is making warm and beautiful gloves and mittens. Their Trapper Hats must be the warmest hats on the planet and they are very stylish too. From head bands and skull caps to slouch hat and ear flap hats, your head has many warm options. Turtle Fur is also making 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 Twitter. Giveaway: A red fleece hat, neck warmer, and fingerless gloves. Value $60


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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This giveaway is now closed. Please visit our homepage to find our current giveaways and LIKE us on Facebook for real time updates.

The LUCKY winner of this giveaway is saralynn614@. Congratulations! Check your email.



Be sure to enter (daily) to win our Gifts for Men and Gifts for Women from Day One.


23 thoughts on “Shop VT 2013 – Day Two

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  3. What a great giveaway! I would love to win the North Pole Express tickets for our family! We’ve never been, and our kids are so excited for Christmas!

  4. Wow Honi! What an amazing giveaway!!! Such fabulous products…I love seeing how much Try Vermont First has grown in such a short time 🙂

  5. With a family myself and with several friends expecting, this is such a great post for gift ideas!! Maybe even a freebie if I’m lucky!

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