There are so many fun shops and gift ideas in Bennington area so we put together a fun list of items for that special “Him” or “Her” in your life this holiday season. Hopefully this spices things up and gives you some good ideas to make this season one to remember!

For Him:

Madison Brewing Co. is located in downtown Bennington and serves many delicious appetizers, entrees, and desserts. They recently launched a very tasty line of canned beer that can be purchased in 4 packs of JU-C, Nor'Beaster, Simcoe Sunset, and Old 76! Drop in, eat a meal, grab a 4-pack for that brother-in-law beer enthusiast and check it off your holiday list. That’s two birds with one stone, just how we like it.

The Spirits Of Old Bennington is a local craft distillery that showcases spirits created from the highland water from the mountains of Vermont. Whether you are sipping on their potato vodka with its signature smooth taste or one of the many flavors of gin you will find a spirit to match your “personal taste”. If you’re looking to indulge, or just looking to find the right gift this holiday season, Spirits Of Old Bennington has you covered. Stop in for a tasting today and surprise someone this holiday season with a spirited gift.

Looking for the perfect gift for that motorhead in your life? Does your loved one need new tires for his quad? If so look no further, Ronnie’s Cycle Sales of Bennington has the right tools to keep the adventure nut in your life happy. Ronnie’s reputation is based on fair prices and excellent customer service, go check out their pre-owned inventory for the best deal this winter.

For Her:

There's few gifts in modern romance that are better than flowers, and nobody does it better than The Tuscan Sunflower. This local, independent shop produces unique gifts, beautiful flowers, and tropical plants. Don’t have a car? For anybody looking to send flowers, the Bennington based shop delivers Arlington, Bennington, Pownal, Shaftsbury, Woodford, North Bennington and Hoosick Falls, NY, and for College students they deliver to Bennington College, Southern Vermont College, Northeastern Baptist College and the Community College of Vermont. The Tuscan Sunflower has a great online guide so shopping online is a breeze.

The Cake Gallery is an arts and crafts gallery that specializes in extensive and eclectic jewelry is a one stop shop for the crown jewel in your life. Cake even has birthstones, so you can give the special woman in your life, her own personal birthstone. Stop in to the gallery on North Street or visit the online store and send your grandmother a special present this holiday season!

The size of the store from the outside, does not depict the inside retail space that The Hawkins House has been serving in Bennington since 1977. The Hawkins House sells hand-crafted jewelry, pottery, blown glass, wooden ware, clothing, handbags, accessories, Vermont products, and more. And if you can’t get to the store, their website is accessible. If you are having a hard time figuring out what to buy, you can always purchase gift certificates, so that your loved one gets exactly what they wanted this holiday season.

For Him/Her

Looking for musical instruments for the rockstar in your life? Knapp's in downtown Bennington is the one stop shop to get guitars, banjos, mandolins, ukuleles, amps, accessories and vinyl records. Not interested in music? Not too worry, Knapp's is also a toy store with classic and educational toys, games and puzzles for kids and adults. Knapp's also carries models and rockets and accessories. The wide variety of retail means there is no limit to the endless amount of special gifts to get a loved one this holiday season.

Jay’s Art Shop & Frame Gallery is the largest art and drafting supply store in Vermont, with over 45 years of service in Bennington, Vermont. For the artistic soul in your life, you may want head over to Jay’s to find the gift this season. Has your wife been asking you to frame that great photo she took? Need to send out wedding invitations? Or are you just looking to stock up on supplies and paint the landscape for the winter? Jay’s has you covered.

Let’s all be honest here. Is there anything else better then getting a great piece of fudge? At The Village Chocolate Shoppe they invite you to come in and check out Cocoa the world’s largest chocolate Teddy Bear. While you visit the shoppe on Main St. or looking online, you can grab a perfect gift for your Holiday sweetheart. Their current best sellers are Buttercrunch Maple Walnut, Assorted Chocolates, and Peanut Butter Mud Puddles. I strongly suggest that you look at their order catalogue and browse the wonderful collection of food.