It’s that time of year …today we launch the first installment of this year’s GOOD Morning Wilton Holiday Gift Guide! We’ve pulled together 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.
Today, we feature gifts that cost $20 and under. Tomorrow we’ll bring you fun things for under $50. Wednesday, it’s our day for a little more luxury, with items $50 and up. Get ready to shop and gift away!
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 under $20 are represented by a $15 DVD, James Beard—America’s First Foodie, that will be purchased for the library’s DVD collection.
Shoppers also are reminded of Wilton Library’s Holiday Book Sale at 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.
Why be basic, when you can help him show off his personality? Colorful socks from Cole Haan and Personalized Collar Stays allow your favorite guy to make even the smallest details in his wardrobe reflect his true self. 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.
Free People warm & cozy socks can be picked up at B Chic in a variety of styles.
B Chic is located at 78 Old Ridgefield Rd.
Blue Star Bazaar
This is the third year Blue Star Bazaar is offering its Wilton ornaments for just $14. This year’s design is a cozy mitten and is a perfect gift for teachers, hostesses, and ornament exchanges. Find them at Blue Star Bazaar or on the Blue Star Bazaar website.
Blue Star Bazaar is located at 237 Danbury Rd.
Festive and super fun, these men’s novelty socks at Signature Style are $12 a pair.
Signature Style is located at 72 Old Ridgefield Rd.
These oversized, designer dishtowels are colorful, practical–and add a bit of fun and zest to any kitchen. They’d make a fun–and affordable–hostess gift from the Village Market, at $5.99.
The Village Market is located at 108 Old Ridgefield Rd.
The Painted Cookie
The Painted Cookie has an amazing selection of assorted nut-free cookie favors, both iced and decorated for the holiday at $6-10 apiece and a 4-pack of nut-free chocolate covered Oreos, at $10.
The Painted Cookie is located at 196 Danbury Rd.
Open House Gift Shop
Kate Spade accessories–all under $20–at Open House, make great and useful gifts. And don’t forget to pick up one or more of Open House’s holiday season best seller–the Thymes’ Frasier Fir candle, which evokes the yummy scent of pine.
Open House is located at 9 Center St.
Perfect for the young and the young at heart on your list! Chou Chou’s super fuzzy PJ socks ($19,.75) with silly sayings and animals are perfect for stocking stuffers or secret santa.
Chou Chou is located at 21 River Rd.
Shop local and support the Farm! After picking up your holiday greens at Ambler Farm, be sure to check out Ambler Farm-branded Melissa & Doug puzzles, ornaments and long sleeve t-shirts. These items and more are available for purchase at the Greens Sale on Saturday, Dec. 9 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and again on Sunday, Dec. 10 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Ambler Farm is located at 257 Hurlbutt St.
The Pastry Hideaway
Everything is scrumptious at the Pastry Hideaway, Wilton’s hidden gem. A gift card in any amount is like giving someone a contented, sweet, satisfied smile, something everyone will love.
The Pastry Hideaway is located at 126 Old Ridgefield Rd., tucked away in the rear of the building.
In addition to being at the forefront of fitness, JoyRide Wilton is also full of the hottest trends in retail. Consider one of their no-slide JUNK headbands ($18) in a variety of colors. They’re perfect for exercise of any kind or to wear around town (and a perfect stocking stuffer)! Stop by the studio to grab yours.
JoyRide is located at 3 Godfrey Place
Wilton Historical Society
Gift your favorite little engineer with a copy of a beloved classic, The Little Train by Lois Lenski, and a visit to the Wilton Historical Society’s Great Trains Holiday Exhibit! The Little Train is available in hardcover for $13.95 at the Wilton Historical Society’s Betts Store Museum Shop. Kids under 12 and adult members have free admission to the Great Trains Holiday Show.
The Wilton Historical Society is located at 224 Danbury Rd.
You will be the life of the party with these flashing holiday necklaces and bracelets from Wilton Hardware. They flash bright with intense LED lights and are tons of fun to wear. Simply flip the switch and these will light you up, ready for the party.
Wilton Hardware is located at 21 River Rd.
Rodan + Fields
Defend your lips daily against the aging effects of the sun while conditioning them with moisturizing lipid molecules and peptides to help visibly smooth lip texture. Rodan + Fields’ ESSENTIALS™ Lip Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 25 effectively blocks harmful UVA rays with SHIELDrf, with a broad spectrum SPF 25 while moisturizing lips with shea butter, avocado and sunflower seed oil. This anti-aging lip balm also contains Dimethicone to condition the lips’ delicate, natural moisture barrier, and vitamins C and E to scavenge free radicals, leaving you with soft, smooth, healthy-looking lips. A two-pack is $18 retail plus shipping or $16 Preferred Customer price; join and receive 10% and free shipping. Contact Maria Costa at 914.819.8849 or via email for details.