GMW’s 2017 Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for $50 and Up
GOOD things come to those who wait, and today is our final day of this year’s GOOD Morning Wilton Holiday Gift Guide! All this week we’ve featured a collection of really GOOD items from our fabulous, local brick-and-mortar retailers, restaurateurs, and merchants, plus a great collection of independent entrepreneurs, and our amazing Wilton non-profit organizations. There is something for everyone on your list and best of all, this is your ultimate guide to shopping local.
Have a need for a hostess gift to impress? A gift from the Village Market is always going to wow. Choose from either a beautiful floral arrangement with a poinsettia for the Christmas holiday ($59) or a Rao’s gift basket ($59.99). Yum!
Village Market is located at 108 Old Ridgefield Rd.
Wilton Family YMCA
Give the Gift of Good Health this year from the Wilton Family Y, and get one back! When you refer a friend through December and they join as either an adult or family, they will receive a $50 redeemable gift card for 2018… and you will too! Gift cards exclude massages.
The Wilton Family Y is located at 404 Danbury Rd.
Wilton Library’s Giving Tree is an annual tradition that stands bright in the gallery each year at this time. Essentially the tree is a Wish List of items/materials/programs that the library would like to bring into the collection or provide to the community. Patrons simply pick the item on the special “ornament,” bring it to the circulation desk and pay 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. The item chosen for each category is a representation of what is currently on the tree. Items may go quickly but there are many choices in each category if the first request is not available.
Items $50 and over are represented by these wonderful About Town Wooden Vehicles for the Children’s Library, wonderful hands-on play ($115 for set of five).
Shoppers also are reminded of Wilton Library’s Holiday Book Sale in which bargains in all price ranges can be found on a daily basis. Both the Giving Tree and Holiday Book Sale run through Jan. 3, 2018.
Wilton Library is located at 137 Old Ridgefield Rd.
Open House Gift Shop
Open House carries the Michael Aram line of candles, frames and tableware, which are works of art for your table. From serving pieces to frames, each handcrafted piece is a beautiful gift for any occasion. Looking to wrap someone in a little warmth this holiday season? Cashmere ponchos fit everyone on your list and they are under $100!
Open House is located at 9 Center St.
Emmy Starr Designs
Wilton jewelry designer Emmy Starr offers handcrafted gemstone and sterling silver jewelry at a variety of price points. Her gorgeous work can be found on her Emmy Starr Designs website as well as at Local Soul in Wilton Center.
Local Soul is located at 90 Old Ridgefield Rd.
The Holiday Market
For the third consecutive year, four local artisans will transform Old Town Hall in Wilton into a festive and unique Holiday Market. Visitors will find Cynthia Alexander with her lavender filled pillows and accessories, ZEN aromatherapy mist and her unique jewelry designs and necklace charms. Anita Designs will feature her rustic linen hand towels, aprons, napkins and decorative accessories. Jean Forte Vintage Gifts has an amazing assortment of vintage silver pieces, flatware as well as vintage glass. Suzanne Saltzman has beautiful silk and wool scarves and shawls.
Holiday Market is located at Old Town Hall, 69 Ridgefield Road and is open Friday, Dec. 8 and Saturday, Dec. 9 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and again on Sunday, Dec. 10 from 12-5 p.m.
J. Hilburn helps men express their personal style through clothes that fit. Custom, made-to-measure and ready-to-wear options are available to help him look his best in every casual, formal, professional and social occasion. Not quite sure of the perfect present? Let him decide with a J. Hilburn gift card. Contact independent personal stylist Lisa Lombardi via email or on her website.
Blue Star Bazaar
Terez leggings are a favorite for those that care about fitness, fashion, or both. These great fitting, printed leggings come in a variety of great prints starting at $78. Find them at Blue Star Bazaar or on the Blue Star Bazaar website.
Blue Star Bazaar is located at 237 Danbury Rd.
The Pilates Advantage
Give the gift of lengthening & strengthening at The Pilates Advantage. Three private sessions plus a pair of pilates socks for $240 (plus tax) and/or a Lower Studio Class Pass (five classes) plus a pair of pilates socks for $100 (plus tax). Call 203.563.9100 or email the studio.
The Pilates Advantage is located at 444 Danbury Rd.
Wilton’s favorite custom-order store, Signature Style has these cozy fleece blankets. Personalize it this holiday season for $60. Monogramming for one line is included; additional charges may apply for multiple lines of personalization.
Signature Style is located at 72 Old Ridgefield Rd.
Keep her cozy with these fleece lined Ugg Robes from Chou Chou! Perfect for lounging by the fire or enjoying morning coffee. A great gift for mothers and mother-in-laws!!
Chou Chou is located at 21 River Rd.
What’s a holiday without any camo? Stop by B Chic for some cool camo print skinny jeans by Hudson.
B Chic is located at 78 Old Ridgefield Rd.
Give the gift of cooking this holiday season with a gift certificate for one of AMG Catering’s winter cooking classes. Check out their Winter 2018 offerings on the AMG Catering website.
AMG Catering is located at 196 Danbury Rd
Choose JOY this holiday season with a 5-class pack gift card at JoyRide Wilton ($125).
Any denomination can be put on a gift card for your fitness-obsessed friends and family! The entire month of December, with the purchase of any gift card at JoyRide Wilton, you receive a 10% off coupon to be used toward merchandise or your next JoyRide class pack. Stop by the studio, call 203.762.6122, or email the Wilton studio for more JOY.
JoyRide is located at 3 Godfrey Place
Wilton Historical Society
There is something comforting about these marvelous owls, hand carved and painted in Virginia by Jac Johnson. Standing only about 10 ½” tall, and easy to tuck into a book case or perch on a mantle or desk, they quietly watch over their surroundings. Only $95 each, at the Betts Store Museum Shop at the Wilton Historical Society.
The Wilton Historical Society is located at 224 Danbury Rd.
The Dremel Multi-Max is a must-have tool for any homeowner due to its versatility. The convenient on-tool integrated wrench makes accessory changes fast and there’s no lost wrench to find. And the 3.3 A of power ranks it among the most powerful oscillating tool available. Includes Dremel carry bag to store tool and accessories.
Wilton Hardware is located at 21 River Rd.
Rodan + Fields
Looking for an even brighter way to elevate your eyes?
Pair Rodan + Fields’ Active Hydration™ Bright Eye Complex with customer favorite Lash Boost™ for an eye-popping look that is sure to turn heads this season. Purchase both of these innovative products together and receive a dazzling, studded eyelash curler and holiday box as a special gifts for a limited time.
Active Hydration Bright Eye Complex brightens and visibly revitalizes eyes to counter the effects of an active, modern lifestyle—including all those holiday parties—while Lash Boost gives you the appearance of longer, thicker-looking lashes you dream of. The future looks bright with the Bright Eyes Special. This gift retails for $220 plus shipping or $164 Preferred Customer price; join and receive 10% off and free shipping. Contact Maria Costa at 914.819.8849 or via email for more details.
Massage Green Spa
How often have you found yourself passing by a spa wishing you could receive a relaxing massage, facial or infrared sauna, but were discouraged to book an appointment due to the lack of convenience, affordability or timing? Massage Green Spa guarantees that every visit to their beautiful spa will work within your schedule and budget and provide a soothing and relaxing result that will help you incorporate massage, facials and infrared sauna therapy into your wellness routine.
Owner and Wilton resident Rob Tobias has a Special Holiday Spa Day Package that includes a 60-minute full body massage; image skin care introductory facial; full spectrum infrared sauna session, and sugar foot scrub, for just $130.
Massage Green Spa is located at 542 Westport Rd., Norwalk in the Bed Bath & Beyond plaza.
Give the gift of health to yourself or loved ones this holiday season with a Day of Wellness Support from The Well. Priced at $63.99, the package includes healthy soups, natural supplements, bath salts, and much more.
The Well is located at 33 Danbury Rd.
Beardsley Traveling Art Framer
There is still time to frame that special photo, sports jersey, or memorabilia for a one-of-a-kind holiday gift! Call The Traveling Art Framer to come to your home or office to design art work that is customized to your personal preferences. Visit The Traveling Art Framer website, call 203.505.9186, or email for more details.
The Painted Cookie
The Painted Cookie has an amazing selection of assorted nut-free cookie platters, both iced and decorated for the holidays between $50-$80.
The Painted Cookie is located at 196 Danbury Rd.
Give a gift that restores body mind and spirit! Experience profound relaxation and rejuvenation along with childlike joy and wonder in a private equine-assisted reiki session. After spending some time getting to know the herd, you choose your horse partner. While you relax on a heated massage table in either the barn or reiki room, experienced reiki master Carrie Brady and the horses share energy with you. Or in a Life You’ve Imagined session work with the horses in playful and powerful activities. Rediscover peace and joy, build confidence, and learn to thrive as the horses help reveal your hidden strengths and gifts, turn challenges into stepping stones, and provide fresh perspectives on any situation. Gift certificates are available for $175 (Reiki) or $250 (Workshop).
Give the Gift of Wellness this Holiday Season, and receive a Bonus Gift from Dermage.
- 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
These savings apply to Packages and Series too! Gift cards can be purchased in store, via phone at 203.761.9200 or online 24/7. Both in store and online, cannot be combined with other offers.
Dermage Spa is located at 475 Danbury Rd./Route 7.