Seven Great Vermont Stocking Stuffers for Women
It’s almost Christmas and time to start decorating the house, putting the finishing touches on your gift list, and finding last minute women’s stocking stuffers. At Billings Farm & Museum, we’ve been spending the last few weeks going through our wonderful gift shop and finding the best small gifts that are compact enough to fit snugly in almost any stocking. Today, we’ll be listing our seven favorite women’s stocking stuffers, from nourishing hand salve to delicious chocolates and Billings Farm’s own award-winning cheddar cheese.
We’re extremely proud of our Vermont roots and the many wonderful products available here; we’ve selected items that are locally-sourced (with one notable exception). Many of these are readily available online (including our Cheddar), but plan to stop by our gift shop – open every weekend from 10-4 through Christmas Eve day, or contact us at 802-457-2355 with any questions.
Best Bee Savvy Salve
This revitalizing and healing salve is the brainchild of Vermont native Tita, who uses the excess wax from the beehives in her garden as the core ingredient, combined with all-natural organic coconut oil, lemongrass, grapefruit, and ylang ylang. Designed for use on lips, hands, feet, and and any other exposed areas, Best Bee Savvy is the perfect way to keep skin hydrated and healthy.
Lake Champlain Chocolates
One of Vermont’s premiere confectionary companies, Burlington-based Lake Champlain Chocolates has prided itself on creating chocolate with a conscience since 1983, using locally-sourced ingredients including honey, maple syrup, and fresh cream, combined with Fair-Trade Certified cocoa. Lake Champlain Chocolates come in many delicious flavors, including raspberry, coffee, caramel, peppermint, and almond, and make ideal stocking stuffers.
Billings Farm’s Sweet Cheddar is one of our most popular cheeses, subtly sweet and creamy, with a firm texture and only the lightest bite. Made from 100% milk from the farm’s Jerseys, Sweet Cheddar is free of additives, preservatives, and artificial coloring. These delicious 4oz. bars make wonderful stocking stuffers and are perfect as a quick, healthy snack.
Vermont Maple Lip Balm Tube
A staff favorite, this deliciously smooth “Beak” Balm is specially formatted to contain 100% pure Vermont Maple Syrup and tastes and smells great! Made from all natural and organic ingredients, including soothing oils to help nourish and revitalize chapped lips, a few tubes of Beak Balm make fantastic women’s stocking stuffers, sure to remind her of Vermont – no matter where you go.
Elmore Mountain Goat Soap
Made at Elmore Mountain Farm in northern Vermont, Elmore Mountain Goat Soap combines high-quality VT goat’s milk with natural plant oils to create a calming and moisturizing soap that lathers well and re-nourishes dry skin. These great soaps come in a wide range of soothing scents including Patchouli Orange, Geranium Lemongrass, and Lavender, and are individually wrapped in 100% cotton cheesecloth and tied off with re-purposed baling twine for a distinct, farm-crafted look that makes them ideal as women’s stocking stuffers.
Created by New England-based artist David Sibley, the Sibley guides are a beautifully-illustrated introduction to the flora and fauna of New England, from oaks to conifers, and moose to woodpeckers. Unlike many contemporary guidebooks, each image is lovingly hand drawn in great detail to reveal the larger patterns and systems of nature. Each guide in the series is laminated to protect against the weather and small enough to carry on your next hike or outdoor adventure.
Although made in Thailand, these unique but attractive notepads have long been a favorite at the Billings Farm & Museum gift shop and deserve a mention in this list. Made from recycled animal dung, POOPOOPAPER™ paper products are mercifully odorless and designed as an ecologically-friendly alternative to wood-based paper products that rely on the continual cutting of trees.
We stock various colors of POOPOOPAPER™ notepads and have found that they make excellent novelty stocking stuffers!