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Besides maple syrup, the Vermont Teddy Bear Company is probably the state’s best-known export. Long before that other store popped up in every mall, the Vermont Teddy Bear Company was the original place to build and clothe your own bear. Choose from the many available options online, or visit their factory store to create your unique teddy. Anybody can give candy or flowers to mark a special occasion, but these don’t last. A teddy bear, however will become a friend for life. Visit the website to send a Bear-gram, a gift box including a teddy, gourmet candy treat, and personalized gift card. All of the store’s teddy bears are handmade in Vermont and come with an unconditional lifetime guarantee. Should your furry friend have an accident, the factory “hospital” will fix him up or send you a new replacement for free. The factory store offers tours and teddy-themed parties, too.