What a fun time of year! Gift giving is just as good for the giver as it is for the recipient, and shopping locally is a gift that keeps on giving to even more people, as it benefits mom-and-pop shops, your friends and neighbors who work locally, and the local economy. There are so many people we have on our gift list–family and friends, co-workers, teachers, service providers, and more–we’d better get started early!
Today, we are thrilled to bring you Day Two of this year’s GOOD Morning Wilton Holiday Gift Guide! We’ve pulled together a collection of really GOOD items from our fabulous local businesses and 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.
In this guide, we feature gifts that cost between $20-$50. Friday, it’s our day for a little more indulgence, with items $50 and up. Don’t forget to check out yesterday’s Guide to Holiday Gifts Under $20. Get ready to shop and gift away!
Shop local and support the Farm! After picking up your holiday greens at Ambler Farm, be sure to check out Ambler Farm-branded t-shirts with silhouettes of everyone’s favorite bunnies, pigs and goats. These shirst are available for purchase for $20 along with other items at the Greens Sale on Saturdays, Dec. 1 and 8 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and again on Sundays, Dec. 2 and 9 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Ambler Farm is located at 257 Hurlbutt St.
Blue Star Bazaar
Blue Star Bazaar’s holiday pajamas for girls will keep your loved ones comfy and cozy all winter long. A two-piece waffle set of ornament printed jammies is perfect for little girls. For bigger girls, soft knit bottoms and tops can be mixed and matched.
Pajama pieces vary in price. Little girl two-piece sets are $48. Single pairs of girls’ waffle knit bottoms are $32 with crew neck pullovers at $50.
Blue Star Bazaar is located at 237 Danbury Rd.
Massage Green Spa
Massage Green Spa is offering a special just for GOOD Morning Wilton readers: two 50-Minute Infrared Sauna Sessions for $50.00. Sessions are normally priced at $39.95 per session, and you must mention GOOD Morning Wilton to receive this incredible discount.
Massage Green Spa is owned by Wilton resident Rob Tobias, and is located at 542 Westport Rd, Norwalk in the Bed Bath & Beyond plaza.
Open House Gift Shop
Need the perfect gift for the aspiring chefs on your list? Cook Like a Pro, the newest cookbook from Ina Garten, is available at Open House this holiday season for $35. Ina’s previous cookbooks are also available.
Open House is located at 9 Center St.
Outdoor Sports Center has a jam-packed camping department that has everything from tents and sleeping bags to backpacks and hammocks, perfect for the entire family. But if you’re not sure about size and color, why not grab something a little more versatile like the new VSSL Outdoor Utility Tool? This is an important safety kit everyone should own whether you plan on going out for a few hours or a few days. Having critical safety supplies for an emergency situation in a compact weatherproof case is an essential part of preparation and The VSSl Outdoor Utility Tool offers so much more than a compass and flashlight. The kit includes a beeswax candle, waterproof matches, 20’ kevlar rope, fishing gear, signaling mirror, military can opener, first aid supplies, fire starters, razor blade, water purification tabs, emergency whistle, wire saw with handles, and trail markers. Priced at $49.99, it’s the perfect gift for outdoors people of all ages. Keep it in your car, and take it out on the trail.
Outdoor Sports is located at 80 Danbury Rd.
Erase all your makeup from the day with The Original MakeUp Eraser and water! The number one reusable makeup removal system in the world erases waterproof mascara, eyeliner, and foundation and is available at Renaissance Beauty for $20. Even better? The MakeUp Eraser will last 3-5 years.
Renaissance Beauty is located at 134 Old Ridgefield Rd.
No more sleep lines or tangled hair with this silky pillowcase from Signature Style. A perfect gift at $48 for mom, grandma, or anyone who knows the sleep lines we are talking about.
Signature Style is located at 72 Old Ridgefield Rd.
Neuhaus Belgian Holiday Chocolate collections are decadent and customer favorites at Sweet Pierre’s.
The Holiday Gift Boxes offer rich assortments of pralines, selected with great care. The festive green and red gift boxes with glittering gold seasonal shapes is tied with a beautiful ribbon. It’s ready for gifting and is an ideal gift.
The Neuhaus Christmas Cracker (in front) features a collection of 8 delicious Belgian chocolate BonBons in festive packaging. Traditional Christmas crackers are a perfect holiday favor for party guests, and a delightful addition to a holiday dinner table. Crackers are a fun European Christmas tradition: special treats are tucked into a pretty wrapper that is pulled open with a “crack!” to allow the sweets to tumble out. Inside are individually wrapped chocolates in an assortment of BonBon flavors.
Sweet Pierre’s is located at 5 River Rd, in Wilton River Park.
The Painted Cookie
The Painted Cookie offers a vast selection of 100% Nut-free Assorted Cookie Gift Buckets, Christmas & Hanukkah Platters, Oreo Gift Sets and Gift Cards between $20 – 50.00.
The Painted Cookie is located at 196 Danbury Rd.
The Pilates Advantage
For the exercise aficionado, how about two Main Studio Reformer/Tower Classes at The Pilates Advantage for $50? Gift recipients will feel challenged by the unique design of the spring-loaded machines and will leave the studio feeling stress-free, totally stretched out and energized!
The Pilates Advantage is located at 444 Danbury Rd.
Wilton High School Class of 2023
Support the Wilton High School Class of 2023 with the purchase of this Scout Bag with New Wilton Tag. Priced at $42, the bag is sold at Blue Star Bazaar, Lang’s, Signature Style, Southern Yankee, The Painted Cookie, and Wilton Hardware.
Wilton Historical Society
SKT Mugs are coveted for their charming, whimsical drawings of all manner of flora and fauna. The durable tableware is hand crafted out of high-fire porcelain, silkscreened with original drawings, and detailed with hand painted glaze. Each pottery piece is fired in a gas kiln, resulting in luminous, sturdy wares. These generously sized mugs are extremely popular, and sell out every year! There are other forms as well, including cups, small dishes, bowls, and vases. $48 at the Betts Store Museum Shop at the Wilton Historical Society.
Wilton Historical Society is located at 224 Danbury Rd.
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/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.
In addition to the Giving Tree, shoppers may wish to take the opportunity to purchase Giving Gelt, thereby giving a donation to the library for an item that will be purchased for the Children’s Library.
Items under $50.00 are represented by the book, Rock and Roll Woman: The 50 Fiercest Female Rockers by Meredith Ochs.
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. The Giving Tree, Giving Gelt and Holiday Book Sale run through January 2, 2019.
Wilton Library is located at 137 Old Ridgefield Rd.