Christmas is coming up and while gift shopping is well underway for many, it’s time to start finding those smaller items that will make the best men’s stocking stuffers. With this handy guide, finding the perfect stocking stuffers for men couldn’t be easier. At Billings Farm in Woodstock, Vermont, we support our local merchants and we’ve selected seven of our favorite locally-sourced items from our gift shop, from delicious snacks (including our award-winning cheddar) to a stunning handmade cheese knife and natural shaving soap.
Many of these items are readily available online, including our cheese, but you can also visit our wonderful gift shop every weekend from 10-4 through Christmas Eve day, or contact us at 802-457-2355 with any questions.
Top Acres Farm Maple Syrup
There’s nothing quite like pure Vermont maple syrup to brighten up a meal. From bacon to apple pie, and coffee to pancakes, maple syrup really does go with anything! Here in Vermont, everyone has their favorite provider and we like to source as locally as possible by using several sugar houses located around Woodstock, including the Richardson Family Farm. Top Acres Farm is typical of these and the family-run operation produces, bottles, and sells maple syrup from around 4,000 trees!
A local company founded in Bellows Falls in 2000, VerMints manufactures a delicious range of breath mints that are organic, gluten-free, non-GMO, nut-free, and kosher, making them perfect for everyone. Made with all-natural ingredients, including organic cane sugar, Vermont maple syrup, and peppermint leaves, these are the best mints for any foodie who likes a bit of a kick. VerMints come in six flavors, including Peppermint, Ginger, and Cinnamon (pictured).
Green Mountain Club Winter Hiking Guide to Vermont
Vermont has some of the best winter hiking trails in New England, but with many off the beaten-path, it can be difficult to find the best. This great pocket-sized guide (just right for a men’s stocking stuffer), with detailed trail descriptions of over 75 Winter hikes throughout Vermont, is the perfect companion for anyone who wants to explore the Green Mountain State on foot.
Detailed color maps of the Northeast Kingdom, Gore Mountain, Lye Brook Falls, and more are included, as well as winter hiking safety tips, hiking distances and elevations, driving directions to trailheads and a list of “Short & Sweet” hikes (around a mile or less). Sales of this book support the Green Mountain Club, a nonprofit organization that has maintained and protected Vermont’s famous Long Trail since 1910.
Woodstock Reserve Cheddar 4oz.
Billings Farm’s Woodstock Reserve Cheddar is the newest arrival in our selection of award-winning cheddars, made with 100% milk from our Jersey cows here in Woodstock, Vermont. Free from additives, preservatives, and artificial coloring like all our cheeses, Woodstock Reserve is our strongest yet, aged a minimum of 15 months with a full-bodied sharpness and buttery undertones.
These 4oz. bars are perfect as stocking stuffers, and great for a midnight snack – for you or Santa!
Grosbeak for Guys Shaving Soap
Made from natural oils in Reading, Vermont, Grosbeak for Guys Shaving Soap is a wonderful addition to any man’s shaving kit and a great stocking stuffer he’s sure to appreciate. With a refreshingly soothing blend of lavender, rosemary, and aloe vera, this shaving soap generates a great lather (best applied by brush) and smells fantastic without being overpowering. It’s also free from unnatural colors and additives.
Rockledge Farm Curly Maple Cheese Knife
This beautifully-handmade Cheese Knife has been carefully manufactured by Rockledge Farm in Reading, Vermont, a family owned business that has been crafting custom wood products for generations. Using Stainless Steel and beautiful Curly Maple taken only from sustainably-harvested forests around New England, this knife is great for any cheese connoisseur and works perfectly with Billings Farm cheddar. It’s also small enough to make a great last minute stocking stuffer (although it’s sharp, so make sure to wrap carefully).
King Arthur Flour Classic Buttermilk Pancake Mix
Making perfect golden pancakes or waffles has never been easier with this simple mix made by King Arthur Flour in Norwich, Vermont. Big enough to make 20 large 4″ pancakes, and flavored with a hint of malt for a traditional “diner-style” flavor, just add milk, egg, and butter or oil for the perfect breakfast treat that’ll impress the whole family.
We also carry several other delicious King Arthur Flour mixes.