If you’re anywhere near Bennington, Vermont, you owe it to yourself to stop by Hawkins House at 262 North Street. You’ll find an extraordinary selection of hand-crafted jewelry, pottery, blown glass, wooden ware, clothing, and much more. The store even has an area devoted exclusively to children’s toys. Owner Elizabeth Ganger doesn’t describe the store as simply jewelry store or gallery or gift shop since Hawkins House is all of those and more. She explains, “Most importantly we are a fun place to shop; filled with beautiful things to amuse you, delight the senses, adorn you, and pamper you.”
Hawkins House is the perfect place to look for that special birthday present or one-of-a-kind wedding gift. However, be forewarned. You’ll be hard pressed to leave without a few special items for yourself. Check out the handcrafted Ed Levin jewelry. Collections include everything from earrings to bracelets to rings. If you love the unique and beautiful, you’re going to love Hawkins House. Visit the weekend of August 5-7 and also enjoy Bennington Arts Weekend.
Discover more great places to shop in the Manchester/Bennington area (aka: “The Shires”), with our guide to Shopping in Southern Vermont.