Like a beloved holiday tradition, our GOOD Morning Wilton “Gift Guide” is back again this year! We’ve found amazing gift ideas for everyone on your list, and they’re all right here in Wilton, from your local retailers and entrepreneurs.
Once again, we’ve broken it up into three different gift categories: Under $20, Under $50 and $50-and-Over. Today we’ll start with the “$50 and Over” items, and then bring you another category tomorrow and the last on Monday.
If there isn’t something that’s just right for you on this long list, that’s okay, as long as you get to know your Wilton shops, stores, artists and businesses just a little bit better. Stop in, check out their websites or get in touch with them, because there’s bound to be something you fall in love with wherever you go!
And make sure to tell them, GOOD Morning Wilton sent you!
JoyRide Wilton Gift Boxes
One of Wilton’s newest entrants on the retail scene, JoyRide Wilton has lots of options. They’ve put together great Gift Boxes, filled with a variety of workout gear and accessories perfect for anyone on your list. There’s the Fashionista ($70-$225), Essentials ($60-$245), Guy ($55-$200) or Build Your Own (varies). All of the boxes can be customizable. (3 Godfrey Pl.)
Millstone Farm Baskets
Gift baskets of delicious Millstone farm products can be purchased from Monday, Dec. 14 to Thursday, Dec. 17 (while supplies last) between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.. Each basket (or bag) is filled with a variety of different goodies, such as honey, maple syrup, salsa, pickles tomato sauce, hot sauce, salsa verde, chutneys, dried beans, homegrown heirloom popcorn and gourds. Bags and small baskets are $50 each, medium baskets $60 and large $75 (payment by check only). Pre-order by email or click here. (180 Millstone Rd.)
Stella & Dot, Melly Bonita
Engravables – Tell your story with an engravable necklace or ring. A great gift for someone you love. Personalize with initials, name, dates, and more.
To order, visit Bonita’s website, call 305.733.2106 or email her. Bonita will be holding an open house holiday sale Dec. 14-23. Anyone who mentions GOOD Morning Wilton will be entered in to win a sparkly gift from Stella & Dot. Contact Bonita for a shopping appointment.
Beautycounter Butter and Sugar Gift Set
Make the holidays even sweeter with Beautycounter’s Enrich Body Butter and Lustro Sugar Scrub—the best pairing for soft, smooth skin. While the brown-sugar scrub gently buffs away dull skin, the rich body butter absorbs easily without feeling greasy. $59
Toy Bruder Truck
Perhaps one of the most classic kid gifts, these Bruder trucks are a sure hit. The Toy Chest has several, ranging from $69 and up. (5 River Rd.)
Wilton Warrior Corn Hole Game Set
The ultimate in local fun and showing off Warrior pride, Wilton Warrior Corn Hole. At Signature Style for $172. (72 Old Ridgefield Rd.)
Wilton Library Giving Tree
Wilton Library’s Giving Tree is an annual tradition that stands bright in the gallery each year at this time. The tree is a Wish List of items, materials and programs that the library would like to bring into the collection or provide to the community. Give a gift of honoring of someone by picking an item on an “ornament,” bringing it to the circulation desk and paying for it. The item can be purchased in honor or in memory of someone, or to commemorate a special occasion. A lovely gift card is given to the purchaser, who in turn can give it to the person or family being honored. Where possible, a bookplate will be placed on the selected item to highlight the honoree.
In this category, there’s the Zuo Phante Chair for the Children’s Library at $135, which fits perfectly into the jungle theme created for the new Children’s Library entrance and carried out in the surrounding murals and wall hangings. (Items may go quickly but there are many choices in this category if the chair is not available.) (137 Old Ridgefield Rd.)
Dermage Gift Card
Dermage Gift Cards are gifts that also give back to you! Services that are available include facials, massage, scrubs, spray tanning, waxing and more.
- Give a $175 Gift Card and receive a free $25 Gift Card
- Give a $350 Gift Card and receive a Free $50 Gift Card
- Give a $500 Gift Card and receive a Free $75 Gift Card
Some restrictions apply. Call Dermage at 203.761.9200, purchase online or stop in at 475 Danbury Rd. (Rte. 7).
Emmy Star Jewelry
Wilton jewelry designer Emmy Star has a line of jewelry that includes earrings, bracelets and necklaces, ranging from $22 up to $200 and almost all pieces are one of a kind. This Four Strand Holiday Necklace is made with freshwater peacock pearls, garnet and hematite beads as well as sterling silver chain and a sterling hook and eye clasp. It sells for $162.
Her work can be found at emmystarrdesigns.com, as well as locally by appointment. She’s carried locally by Ally Bally Bee in Ridgefield and Jade in New Canaan.
Joe’s Jeans “The Icon Ankle” in Aimi
This mid-rise skinny jean is made using super soft Japanese denim. It is a medium dark blue wash that is a super flattering skinny fit and it hits at the ankle. It has unique red accents on the button and in the seam that can be seen when cuffed. These on-trend jeans can be found at b Chic for $189. (78 Old Ridgefield Rd.)
Ambler Farm Fleeces
Keep Ambler Farm close with these great fleece jackets (men’s and women’s) at $55, and fleece vests (men’s and women’s) at $50.
They’re available at the Greens Sale at Ambler Farm, Saturday, Dec. 12 9 a.m.-4 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 13 11 a.m.-4 p.m.. (257 Hurlbutt St.)
Infinity Raceway Electric Slot Car Set
Heritage Hobbies is a rare gem of a store in south Wilton. Stop in here and bring the racing action home with this great slot car set with over 8 ft. of track. With great handling cars and multiple power levels, you can set the speed for any skill level! Simulate that Formula 1 or NASCAR race right at home where you are in control! $114.95 (33 Danbury Rd.)
Private Yoga Class
Brooke Stewart, a longtime Kripalu yoga instructor, offers one private, 75-minute yoga class, including meditation, stretching, yoga and guided relaxation. Contact Stewart at 203.762.1297 or by email for gift certificates.
College Nannies + Tutors Babysitting Service Membership
Need someone to watch your little elf? With College Nannies + Tutors babysitters, you’re always set for a sitter! Scheduling a trusted College sitter is fast, easy and convenient. Membership in the College sitter service is $199 and includes 4 hours of free babysitting. An added bonus? Now you can book through on your smartphone with the My Sitters app (iTunes/google play). Call 203.987.3343 or visit their website.
Cooking Classes & Tasting at The Schoolhouse Restaurant
Combine learning and YUM! with hands-on cooking and tasting at The Schoolhouse at Cannondale. Classes are limited to the first six guests to sign up. Chef Tim LaBant will lead the hands-on instruction in the kitchen before joining students at the table to enjoy the night’s creations paired with wine and lively conversation. Reservations by email. $175 per person. (34 Cannon Rd.)
Art Lessons with Gini Frank Fischer
Give the gift of learning to the developing artist in your life with Art Lessons from Wilton portrait artist Gini Frank Fischer. Lessons will be tailored to the student’s experience or skill level. Two-hour art lesson is $95 (usually $120). Buy five lessons, get a sixth one free (6-lesson package for $475).
Lessons are taught in Fischer’s studio, behind Wilton High School. To purchase, visit Fischer’s website or call 203.984.0250.
J. Hilburn Men’s Clothing, Lisa Lombardi
Juara Coffee Scrub & Candlenut Body Cream
This limited edition set is $58, a retail value of $73 from Renaissance Beauty was created just for the holidays. This simple 2-step beauty ritual in a giftable, decorative can, enhances radiance, exfoliates, hydrates, firms & softens skin. What a delightful way to rejuvenate and energize both your skin and your senses! This ritual set includes an invigorating, aromatic coffee scrub made with fresh Indonesian coffee beans that awakens the senses as it exfoliates and cleanses, and the rich, luxurious body creme, which provides the nourishing benefits of candlenut oil, known for its high content of essential fatty acids, which has been used for centuries in Indonesia to treat dry, rough skin. (134 Old Ridgefield Rd.)
Zara Terez Printed Duffle Bags
These printed duffle bags are perfect for overnights, dance class, or as a gym bag. Quirky prints bring a bit of humor to every day. Choose from the emoji print, funfetti sprinkles, or donuts. They measure 20.5″ x 13″ and cost $65 each. Available at Blue Star Bazaar (237 Danbury Rd.) or online.
Wilton Hardware has the Weber Genesis EP-330 for the BBQ enthusiast who loves to grill. Price fixed by the manufacturer at $849, every Wilton resident should know that buying a Weber locally is the way to go. (21 River Rd.)
Lacquered Pine Wreath
This unusual, gorgeous lacquered pine wreath is $125 at the Wilton Historical Society’s Betts Store. (224 Danbury Rd.).
On every kid’s wishlist this year, and with a rubber bottom, these UGG Slippers are sturdy enough for outside wear. The only hard part is choosing a color! At Petite Chou Chou for $80. (21 River Rd.)
Goose Down Jackets
For the gal worthy of a splurge this year, these super warm yet totally chic down coats are a must! A best seller all season long. At Chou Chou for $429. (21 River Rd.)
Wilton Family Y Membership
Nothing says, “Happy Holidays!” like a membership to the Wilton Family YMCA! For just $300, you can give a special child in your life the gift of sports, gymnastics, swimming, drama, music, dance, and much more—all year long! (404 Danbury Rd.)
Simon Pearce Christmas Trees
These iconic Simon Pearce glass blown Christmas Trees come in 3 sizes and are available at Open House. (9 Center St.)
Handmade Soaps and Skin Care Products
Wilton’s Nod Hill Soaps make everything in the store: fine handmade soaps, nourishing skin care products and delightful bath goodies, all in amazing scents. Custom Gift Baskets start at $65. Choose from handmade soaps, bath truffles, hand and body lotion, scented drawer sachets, lip butter, body scrub, and european bath salts. (81 Old Ridgefield Rd.)
Xenia Photography Photo Session
Wilton photographer Xenia Gross is offering 20-minute photo sessions for $75. Prints start at $35 (offer expires Dec. 31, 2015). Other restrictions apply. Contact her at 203.456.5773 or visit her website.