Essential Alternatives

★★★★☆
  • 35 Ferguson Rd

    Wallingford, VT 05773

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  • 802-773-8834

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I love Essential Alternatives. If I need a gift for someone, whether it is my mother, a friend, or my fiancee, this is my first(and usually only) stop. Every room in my house has at least one item from here and there are still quite a few things I want. Carol does a great job of mixing items from Vermont craftspeople with items from all over the world. You'll find watercolors by local star Peter Huntoon, a huge selection of from simple studs to multi-strand pearl necklaces, tons of wall sculptures, unique picture frames, candles, and lots of ceramics. This is also the only place I know to get a really nice jewelery box. Even better, the inventory is always changing. The prices are very reasonable, another reason this is my favorite gift store.

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★★★★★

I love Essential Alternatives. If I need a gift for someone, whether it is my mother, a friend, or my fiancee, this is my first(and usually only) stop. Every room in my house has at least one item from here and there are still quite a few things I want. Carol does a great job of mixing items from Vermont craftspeople with items from all over the world. You'll find watercolors by local star Peter Huntoon, a huge selection of from simple studs to multi-strand pearl necklaces, tons of wall sculptures, unique picture frames, candles, and lots of ceramics. This is also the only place I know to get a really nice jewelery box. Even better, the inventory is always changing. The prices are very reasonable, another reason this is my favorite gift store.

Pros: Great Selection, Local crafts, Location, Prices

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This is not your normal gift shop. An eclectic collection of items await your perusal. Although downtown parking can sometimes be an issue, it is worth the effort to see what they have to offer. You will be glad you did. Find your one of a kind, unique gift here.

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★★★★☆

This is not your normal gift shop. An eclectic collection of items await your perusal. Although downtown parking can sometimes be an issue, it is worth the effort to see what they have to offer. You will be glad you did. Find your one of a kind, unique gift here.

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you can find some very nice items at essential alternatives. this is not just your regular gift shop. they have items in here from everywhere and most of them are definitly unique and different. this is a great place to go for a unique gift item. the things in here change constantly so they are worth visiting often.

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you can find some very nice items at essential alternatives. this is not just your regular gift shop. they have items in here from everywhere and most of them are definitly unique and different. this is a great place to go for a unique gift item. the things in here change constantly so they are worth visiting often.

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I have shopped for gifts at Essential Alternatives since back in the 1980s. They stock interesting and unusual items from around the world. My husband once purchased a large cat statue for me here. Over the years I have purchased earrings, scarves and even a futon at Essential Alternatives. Most recently I stopped in to shop for accent pillows for my spare bedroom.

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I have shopped for gifts at Essential Alternatives since back in the 1980s. They stock interesting and unusual items from around the world. My husband once purchased a large cat statue for me here. Over the years I have purchased earrings, scarves and even a futon at Essential Alternatives. Most recently I stopped in to shop for accent pillows for my spare bedroom.

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