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7 Champlain Islands Businesses To Shop At This Season

Champlain Islands Holiday Gift Guide 2022

Looking for a unique gift this holiday season? There are plenty of options right in the Champlain Islands! This holiday season we challenge you to shop local and support Grand Isle County businesses. Below are just some of the shops and talented local artisans located right here in the Islands.

1. Island Craft Shop, South Hero

The Island Craft Shop is the oldest artisan cooperative in Grand Isle County and features over 21 artisans with a wide variety of handmade goods. They are open from 10am - 4pm on Friday, November 25 and every Saturday and Sunday until December 19. For more information check out their Facebook Page.

2. Arbor Farm Market, South Hero

Arbor Farm Market features a variety of farm fresh products as well as many items from Vermont makers. You can visit them Wednesdays-Sundays to browse the great gifts such as handcrafted jewelry and pretty pottery pieces. Shop

3. Dusty Pine Wood Design, Grand Isle

Dusty Pine Wood Design is a maker of quality wood decor and furniture based in Grand Isle. They specialize in custom builds and gifts with a focus on utilizing reclaimed materials. To see their holiday market schedule and shop visit

4. Island Charm, Alburgh

Artisan Handcrafted Jewelry. Beautiful beaded jewelry, charms and more. All items, whether unique jewelry or decorative wind chimes, are handcrafted in Alburgh, VT. Follow them on Facebook or shop on

5. Grand Isle Art Works, Grand Isle

The Grand Isle Art Works has a variety of fine arts and crafts ranging from glass, mixed media, clay, wood, photography and much more! They feature makers across Vermont as well as Island artisans. Shop

6. Hero's Welcome General Store, North Hero

When in doubt, head to Hero’s Welcome in the North Hero Village. This general store is an Island staple, packed with games, books, gag gifts, household items, clothing, and a wide selection of local goods! Shop 

7. Viva Marketplace, South Hero

Viva Marketplace while it is closed for the season they are holding three Saturday holiday markets. You can expect to find curated gifts, jewelry, clothing, and many other items made right in Vermont. Shop

This list highlights just some of the great small businesses that are here in The Champlain Islands. What other small businesses do you like to support? Let us know in the comments.


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