Shop Local & Make it a Homegrown Holiday

At the Point, we’re locally owned and locally operated, and we’re always committed to encouraging our listeners to support our fellow local businesses. This holiday season, please join us as we celebrate the season by shopping locally owned and independent merchants.

Let’s Shop Local and Make it a Homegrown Holiday!
Here are some great local businesses that we’d like you to consider this holiday season. And don’t forget to tell them you heard ’em on The Point!

Aylakai and The Broom Closet

Littleton, New Hampshire

Ho! Ho! Ho!  The holidays are here.  At Aylakai and The Broom Closet on Main Street in Littleton, New Hampshire, they’re dedicated to making your holiday shopping experience FUN and STRESS FREE!   From cozy winter clothing, beautiful jewelry, mystical tarots, candles, incense and so much more.  Aylakai has something special for every person on your list.  Visit Aylakai and The Broom Closet at 36 Main Street in Littleton, New Hampshire.

Ben & Jerry’s

Waterbury, Vermont

Deck the halls and or better yet your freezer with Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. Visit us in Waterbury for your favorite pints, a euphoric ready-to-go ice cream cake or pre-order scoops for a quick and easy dessert. ‘Tis the season for Ben & Jerry’s Cherry Garcia, Chunky Monkey, Half-Baked or Strawberry Cheesecake. We’ve got flavors to please all tastebuds including non-dairy options! Open every day 10am to 6pm. Cheers for a joyful holiday season!

Bolton Valley

Bolton Valley, Vermont

Just a short 30-minute drive from downtown Burlington and Lake Champlain, yet surrounded by over 5,000 pristine acres of high mountain forest, Bolton Valley has grown into a small alpine village and fostered a totally unique community of outdoor enthusiasts, families, and professionals. At Bolton Valley the recreational opportunities at your doorstep are as numerous as the views are spectacular. Bolton Valley is a beautiful place with a fun welcoming community, and it sits right in the heart of North Central Vermont. There is truly no other place like it.

Church Street Marketplace

Burlington, Vermont

Support small businesses this holiday season and visit the Church Street Marketplace. The Marketplace is home to over 100 local businesses. Visit Santa and the 30-foot Christmas tree. Enjoy free hot chocolate, decorated windows, and so much more while supporting your community!

Cheese and Wine Traders

South Burlington, Vermont

Send a Piece of Vermont anywhere with a gift basket from Cheese & Wine Traders.  Give your friends, family or that special client something they will devour.  Can’t find the perfect one? Build your own basket. Delivery to over 65 Vermont zip codes and nationwide shipping. Order online at  Cheese and Wine Traders. Your cheese and wine place – and more!

Framing Format

St. Johnsbury, Vermont

The Framing Format in St Johnsbury has been owned and operated by Sharon Reihmer since 1976. Sharon offers thousands of frame styles to complement and enhance your artwork, using archival materials, including UV-filtering and museum glass, archival mat boards and backings. Discover a treasure in their collection of antique Vermont maps and prints; limited edition artwork; puzzles, notecards, and signed books by Will Moses. They even encourage the reuse of existing or antique frames. Call them or visit the Framing Format on Facebook to schedule an appointment.

Guy’s Farm and Yard

Williston, Morrisville, Montpelier and St. Albans, Vermont

At Guy’s, you’re part of the family! We are proud to be a 2nd generation, family-owned and operated Vermont business since 1960. You can ask our team of passionate, knowledgeable Vermonters anything. We are pet owners, gardeners, wild bird lovers, and farmers eager to share what we have learned to guarantee your success. Our 4 stores tailor what they carry to the community they serve. But we all focus on supporting local brands and stocking high-quality products that guarantee results. If it eats or grows, we can feed it!

Hunger Mountain Co-op

Montpelier, Vermont

Hunger Mountain Co-op is a democratically governed, member-owned, natural food cooperative. Our Co-op has nearly 170 employees, more than 500 local vendors, and over 8,000 member-owners. Last year, we experienced $24.4 million in sales, 40% of which was from the sales of local products. Our purpose remains deeply rooted in our belief that good food helps to create sustainable local food systems and vibrant, healthy communities. Hunger Mountain Co-op is so much more than just a grocery store. Come for the food. Stay for the conversation.

Jivana Green Spa & Salon

Burlington, Vermont

Jivana Green Spa & Salon, a natural nirvana of holistic wellness, offering head-to-toe rejuvenation. Jivana offers amazing massages in several modalities along with organic facials and restorative body treatments. Jivana also offers organic hair services. Book a massage and a haircut for a blissfully rejuvenating day. Give a gift of luxurious therapies in Jivana’s holistic, eco-friendly setting.

Keeler’s Bay Variety

South Hero, Vermont

Did you know Keeler’s Bay Variety & 802 Spirits in South Hero carries products from over 70 local producers! Find everything for the holidays, from Champlain Island apples and meats to Vermont products and craft brews. Happy Holidays from KBV, where community and customer service matter!

Littleton Bike & Fitness

Littleton, New Hampshire

What kid, big or small, wouldn’t love to see a bike under the Christmas Tree? Littleton Bike and Fitness has bikes in stock from Specialized and Norco including fat bikes and electric assist bikes. Want a nice piece of fitness equipment? Visit early and they’ll match the web pricing, and you’ll get the local service they’re famous for. Littleton Bike and Fitness. Open Tuesday through Saturday, 10am to 5pm.

Little Village Toy and Book Shop

Littleton, New Hampshire

We believe that children learn through play. As parents, we realize that it is an important part of our job to ensure our children are playing with the safest and highest quality toys available. Our motto is Play…Laugh…Learn – the idea that our children can play with almost anything we have to offer and learn without even realizing it. The selection at Little Village satisfies every age range, skill set, and fun factor. We have everything from classic toys and games to the hottest new award-winning items available. In addition to playing, our community and team believe that reading is at the core of brain development, and local book shops are crucial to sustaining that. Offering our children and ourselves an option away from the screen has been scientifically proven to aid in many areas of health and wellness.

Moose River Lake & Lodge Store

St. Johnsbury, Vermont

Moose River Lake & Lodge Store was founded in 1998 by Bob and Annie Hoffman, who had a vision of rustic elegance and a motto to “Let the Outside In.” In 2008, Fred and Robin Little purchased Moose River and never straying from Bob and Annie’s original vision, have created a shopping experience you won’t find anywhere else.

Morrison’s Feed Bag

St. Johnsbury, Vermont

Morrison’s Feed Bag in Saint Johnsbury. Family owned and operated, serving pet owners, farmers, gardeners, and wild bird enthusiasts. Morrison’s is dedicated to promoting sustainability in the community by offering educational opportunities and quality merchandise at fair prices. Morrison’s Feed Bag strives to operate with integrity and reliability to ensure each and every customer experience success. Morrison’s Feed Bag. Big or small, they feed ‘em all!

Morse Farm Maple Sugarworks

Montpelier, Vermont

Visit the Morse Farm Maple Sugarworks — where everything is maple! We’ve also got fresh cut Christmas trees, balsam wreaths and kissing balls. You’ll also find unique toys, candles, jams and jellies and tastefully created custom gift baskets. The list could go on and on, but we think you ought to come and see for yourself. The Morse Farm Maple Sugarworks is open seven days a week.

Onion River Outdoors

Montpelier, Vermont

We are Central Vermont’s outdoor recreation experts, an eclectic and fun group of active, outdoor-loving folks seeking healthier, happier, and more eco-friendly ways to live our lives by using the gear we sell as often as we can. We work hard and have fun. We recognize that our shop’s success is tied to the well-being of our Green Mountain landscape and our Central Vermont community. We open doors to the outdoors by supporting community members in their outdoor pursuits. We believe that when consumers support local business and local business supports the community, we all win. Located on historic Langdon street in downtown Montpelier – we carry bikes, skis, gear, clothing, and friendly, expert advice for all your hiking, biking, skiing, running, camping, and outdoor adventures!  Onion River Outdoors in Montpelier has great outdoor gifts for everyone on your list, whether they’re heading to the backcountry or out the back door. Come shop our selection of gear, apparel and footwear including cozy jackets, versatile base layers, skis, traction and more! We’re open daily. And remember, gift cards make great gifts.

Plainfield Hardware

East Montpelier, Vermont

Come for the hardware; stay for coffee or lunch. The food counter whips up breakfast sammies, burritos, and daily changing specials such as pulled chicken wraps and bacon corn chowder. Plainfield Hardware is a hardware/general store and deli located in East Montpelier, VT. We have a large selection of basic building, electrical, and plumbing/heating supplies, along with a grocery store, pet food section, deli, greenhouse, and an amazing variety of craft beer, cider, wine, and other beverages. We aim to bring our customers locally made and produced products (whenever possible) at affordable prices, allowing them to shop locally.

The Frame Dames

St. Johnsbury, Vermont

The Frame Dames in St. Johnsbury use their extensive knowledge in the latest preservation framing methods and designs, providing top level protection and innovative ideas to display and accent your art and mementos. Looking for art supplies? The Frame Dames are stocked from floor to ceiling for the beginner to professional. The Frame Dames. Railroad Street in Saint Johnsbury.

The Den at Harry’s Hardware

Cabot, Vermont

New England’s Only Bar in a Hardware Store. Since 1896 hardware has been sold from this location and the store has served as a community hub in the heart of Cabot, Vermont. Today, Harry’s Hardware & the Den is a women owned and operated business that continues to sell tools, hardware, lawn and garden products, livestock supplies, feed, pet food, and BEER! With our taps exclusively serving Vermont craft beer and cider (and live music on the weekends) it’s all too easy to turn that run to the store for a bag of nails into an afternoon catching up with friends and making new ones. We hope to see you soon!

The Local

Middlesex, Vermont

Welcome to Your Neighborhood Wine & Beer Shop! How lucky are we to share space with Red Hen Baking and Camp Meade? All of us at The Local are thrilled to be able to pair our carefully curated wines & beers with the baked goods and live music this patch of land in Middlesex is already known for. We believe there is no reason that shopping for a bottle of wine should feel complicated or intimidating. And we have worked so hard to create a space where everyone, no matter where they are on their wine & beer journey, can walk out with something they’ll love. At The Local, you can pick any bottle off the shelf knowing that it will taste great, and that it was created with purpose by people who value their craft. And our team is always ready to assist if you would like help selecting your next favorite bottle!

The University Mall

Burlington, Vermont

University Mall is Vermont’s largest shopping mall.  University Mall has over 70 shops and services including JCPenney, Kohl’s, Target, Hannaford, H&M, and American Eagle. There are also several restaurants to choose from including Applebee’s Grill and Bar, and IHOP. Shop in climate controlled comfort year round. Park with ease in our free enclosed garage or ample parking lots.

Waterbury Sports

Waterbury, Vermont

We are Waterbury Sports. We’re your local Bike Shop in the Summer, Ski Shop in the Winter and your General Sporting Goods Store year round. We stock gear for team sports like Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Field Hockey and Baseball. We have a growing selection of Camping Gear, Tents, Sleeping Bags, Stoves and Camping Fuel, Filters and more. We stock Disc Golf, Skateboards, Swim Goggles, Tennis and Pool Games. We have Shoes, Cleats, T-Shirts, Shorts, Sunglasses and lots of Darn Tough Socks! Our Full Service shop is open 6 days a week due to staffing issues, oh and we Sharpen Skates!

The Windjammer

South Burlington, Vermont

The Windjammer and Upper Deck Pub are two unique dining experiences in one location.  We invite you to enjoy great food in a warm and friendly environment with some of the best local hospitality around.  A gift of good food, good friends and good cheer is on everyone’s holiday list. A gift card to the Windjammer is a great way to recognize a co-worker, employee, teacher or special friend. Our gift cards are easy to purchase in person, by phone or online at

Woodbury Mountain Toys

Montpelier, Vermont

Woodbury Mountain toys has been a downtown fixture on State Street in Montpelier since 1991. It does take a village to raise a child and we’ve loved watching our kids and families grow. The after-school crowd of youngsters are comfortable enough to come in and play with us, picking up a yo-yo to try out or maybe find a hiding spot for a stuffed animal that they really cherish. So many times children walk in the store and their eyes light up, amazed at the fabulous selection of toys, games, puzzles, stuffed animals, science kits, Legos, Playmobil and more that we have in stock.  Many say “this is the best toy-store ever!” which is music to our ears. The shelves are packed to the brim with educational, fun high-quality toys for imaginative and creative play. Giving back to the community, we continuously support hundreds of fundraising events held by local Schools, libraries, nonprofit organizations, sporting events and oh so many more. Our downtown is a strong and vibrant community that relies on the symbiotic relationship created throughout. We love and appreciate our costumers and hope to be here for many more years!

Wendell’s Furniture

Colchester, Vermont

Treat yourself to comfort and a gift that will last for years! Wendell’s 40,000 foot store features a huge selection of in-stock furniture. Cozy couches to make movie night more relaxing. Gorgeous dining room tables for memorable family dinners, and the best sleep you’ve had in forever on a comfy new mattress – all without having to wait months. They deliver too! Choose Wendell’s Furniture, where customers become friends since 1999.