GMW’s 2018 Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for $50 and Up
GOOD things come to those who wait, and today is our final day of the 2018 GOOD Morning Wilton Holiday Gift Guide! All this week we’ve featured 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.
What better way to support Wilton’s beloved Ambler Farm than to gift an annual membership? A Family Membership is $75 and includes early registration for some of the Farm’s most popular events as well as discounts on programs and timely updates through the monthly newsletter. Don’t forget the upcoming 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.
(To see a little bit of GMW‘s Behind the Scenes with Ambler Farm, watch our ‘Facebook Live’ visit from earlier this week):
Ambler Farm is located at 257 Hurlbutt St.
Beardsley Framing/Traveling Art Framer
Judee Beardsley has been framing in Wilton since 1995. Today she owns a traveling art framing business, providing a personalized framing experience in the comfort of your home or office. Traveling Art Framer Gift Cards are available for custom framing in any amount.
Contact Judee Beardsley at 203.505.9186 or visit the website.
Blue Star Bazaar
This year, Blue Star Bazaar has introduced a line of luxury handbags from Hammitt. These gorgeous bags come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors and are designed with functionality in mind (think easy-access cell phone pocket and adjustable straps). Whether you are looking for a small bag to take to a concert, an everyday cross-body bag, or a tote to carry all your work essentials, there’s a stylish Hammitt bag perfect for every woman. Wallets and convertible wristlets range from $75 to $145, while handbags range from $175 to $495.
Blue Star Bazaar is located at 237 Danbury Rd.
For a local and unique gift, one need look no farther than Local Soul! Fabulous handmade, mosaic belts from Westport artisan Camille Klein are $130.
Local Soul is located at 100-108 Old Ridgefield Rd
Massage Green Spa
Treat someone on your list to the benefits of infrared. Buy a Five Infrared Sauna Package at Massage Green Spa and get another five sessions free.
GOOD Morning Wilton visited Massage Green Spa this week to learn a little more about the health benefits of infrared saunas–find out more by watching what happened at this Facebook Live!
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
Indulge that special someone with a luxurious and festive red poncho with fur trim. The poncho also comes in black, camel, and ivory and can be purchased at Open House for $150.
Open House Gift Shop is located at 9 Center Street.
Browse Outdoor Sports Center’s wide selection of winter boots and you will be sure to find something that fits everyone’s style in your family. A perfect choice for the woman who is always on-the-go during the worst winter storms is Pajar Canada’s Nicole Boot. The Nicole is made with only the finest Italian imported vintage leather and suede. This lace-up mid-calf boot has a guaranteed comfort rating of -40°F and is completely waterproof. With Pajar Canada’s signature ICE-GRIPPER® thermal rubber traction lug sole, these boots will get wearers through icy streets in style while keeping them surefooted all season long. Priced at $535.
We visited Outdoor Sports Center and got a good look at their HUGE store–there truly is something for everyone in this mecca of all things outdoor and more. Watch our Facebook Live for a glimpse of what they have for everyone on your gift list:
Outdoor Sports is located at 80 Danbury Rd.
Renaissance Beauty Gift Certificates are available in any denomination between $50-$500 for beauty services such as: Botox, Fillers, Laser Hair Removal, and Spray Tans. Gift Certificates can also be used on skincare products; Renaissance Beauty carries organic & natural products for the entire family.
Renaissance Beauty is located at 134 Old Ridgefield Rd.
The Barrington Bag Collection at Signature Style includes personalized, stylish leather gifts for both men and women. Totes, handbags, wallets, travel accessories, and more are available, ranging in price from $45 t0 $190.
Signature Style is located at 72 Old Ridgefield Rd.
If you’ve never been to Sweet Pierre’s it’s an experience you have to put on your Wilton bucket list. For a small space, Sweet Pierre’s is filled to the brim with sweetness and cheer–oh, and chocolates and sweets and bon bons and pralines and truffles and popcorn and gourmet foods and…
One of the best things owner Nancy Saxe offers is a gift tray and gift basket service. She’ll custom select the perfect collection of goodies and package them in beautiful baskets or trays, perfect for hostess gifts, corporate gifts and everything in between. Gift trays, like the one above, start at $100.
Sweet Pierre’s is located at 5 River Rd., in Wilton River Park.
The Painted Cookie
Give the gift of nut-free with a gift card from The Painted Cookie or indulge in a 100% nut-free large assorted platter and/or bucket of deliciousness.
The Painted Cookie is located at 196 Danbury Rd.
The Pilates Advantage
Treat yourself or someone on your list to the entire Pilates Advantage experience! Two private lessons, one Main Studio Reformer/Tower Class and one Lower Studio Class are bundled together for $200. Learn about the body’s compensating movement patterns that cause pain and injury. Properly align the spine by strengthening the core.
We paid a visit to Pilates Advantage and owner Mary Beth Young showed us around, explaining a little bit more about why the gift of health is a great options. Watch what happened on our LIVE Facebook video of the visit:
The Pilates Advantage is located at 444 Danbury Rd.
Give the gift of good health this holiday season with a three or five-day cleanse from The Well. Their whole food cleanse treats gift recipients to three or five days of organic, nutrient dense prepared foods designed and chosen to cleanse the body and rid it of harmful toxins. Each day offers a smoothie, soup, salad, fresh juice, and raw vegetables packed in mason jars, in addition to carefully selected teas, supplements, and treatments also designed to cleanse and detoxify the body. Store owner, Kathy Helms, or staff nutritionist, Farrah Minnich, are always available to guide cleansers through the process and answer any questions along the way. The gift of a cleanse is truly a treat! A three-day cleanse is $190, while a five-day cleanse is $360.
The Well is located at 33 Danbury Rd.
The Wilton Historical Society
This snappy Wilton tote bag, featuring a stylish running horse weather vane, is available exclusively at the Betts Store Museum Shop at The Wilton Historical Society. The tote is hand-painted by Robin Sanson of Sea Beans Studio in this custom design. Made in the USA of sturdy off-white canvas with black straps, the Wilton Running Horse Weather Vane Tote Bag is $65 and features a zip-top, a 5″ gusseted bottom, and a key fob.
The Wilton Historical Society is located at 224 Danbury Rd.
The Wilton Library
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. Acknowledgements of the donations will be handled in the same fashion as the Giving Tree.
Items $50 and over are represented by Ozobot ($60), an award-winning STEM Robot Bit and program code markers for the Children’s Library.
Shoppers are also reminded of Wilton Library’s Holiday Book Sale, during which bargains in all price ranges can be found on a daily basis. The Giving Tree, Giving Gelt and Holiday Book Sale run through Jan. 2, 2019.
The Wilton Library is located at 137 Old Ridgefield Rd.