As the gift-giving season approaches, so too begins the search for the perfect gift for each person on your list.
“As a receiver of kitchen gifts, I love getting things I wouldn’t buy for myself. [So] as a giver of gifts, I love being able to do that for other people,” said Candace Page, a contributor to the Savovore Section of the Burlington Free Press.
Here are Candace’s go-to sources for Vermont-made, foodie gifts.
"One of the things I love is a beautiful woodbox…inside [this] box is a steel insert, so you have a compost box you can actually display on your counter."
"My favorite [item] this year is a painted metal peg rack…across the top are a series of vegetables and then there are pegs on which to hang your kitchen towels."
"You can spend as little as $10 or $12 dollars and get a miniature rolling pin that you would use for rolling out tortillas…made of a beautiful maple or tiger maple wood."
"One of the things I often give for Christmas is a bottle of iced cider. They’re sweet, but not too alcoholic."
"When it comes to fruit, I’m thinking blueberry bushes or semi-dwarf or dwarf plum tree."
"They are aging their rum in wood barrels. When they empty the barrels they ship them to Al Wood in Randolph. The result is a maple syrup with no alcohol but slight overtones of rum."