Holiday Shopping Among Vermont’s Legendary Route 100

December 10, 2020


The holidays are almost here, and the unique, independent shops along Vermont’s legendary Route 100 have the perfect presents for everyone on your holiday list! Whether you’re shopping for the cooks and food-lovers in your life, fashion-forward friends, or art enthusiasts, the local stores in Stowe, Waterbury, and the Mad River Valley have some of the best shopping in all of Vermont. Many offer online shopping and curbside pick-up options, so there are plenty of ways to stay safe and complete your gift list!


From mountain to Main Street, Stowe’s world-class shops have it all! Stowe’s picturesque historic village is home to a variety of local and unique shops. Whether you’re looking for jewelry, craft beer, Stowe memorabilia or a new winter outfit, find plenty of options within walking distance. Visit the nearby Stowe Visitor Information Center for recommendations and to pick up a copy of the Stowe Travel Planner. Mountain Road is lined on both sides with outdoor recreation shops, boutiques, home décor stores, toy stores, and many local food and drink specialty stores all the way up to Spruce Peak Village. Be sure to stop and fuel your shopping adventures with lunch at one of Stowe’s many restaurants along the way. Curbside is available.  A Stowe Gift Certificate is the perfect way to give everything Stowe has to offer!


Shopping in Waterbury has never been easier or more rewarding! The annual Wrap It Up & Win promotion is back, where people win thousands of dollars in prizes for shopping and dining at more than 50 participating businesses. For gift inspiration, visit the Very Merry Waterbury Gift Guide, which includes discounts, special offerings, gift boxes, and more. With many places offering curbside pickup and online ordering, there are so many ways to safely experience the holiday magic of Waterbury!

Mad River Valley

The holiday shopping season is a bit different this year, but the retailers in Mad River Valley are working hard to make the experience safe, spread out the traffic, offer curbside pick-up, and encourage the purchase of gift certificates. Shopping is a popular activity in the Mad River Valley and shoppers will often stumble upon beautiful things they won’t find elsewhere! For someone who has everything, give the gift of a thoughtful experience, with options for outdoor adventures, relaxing days of pampering, classes to inspire creativity, and more.

Explore all shops in Stowe as well as retail specials that may be available, find all the holiday gifts for everyone on your list!

Featured image courtesy of Larry Asam. Photos courtesy of Larry Asam and Discover Waterbury.