This Saturday, June 18, Wilton High School‘s Class of 2016 will walk across the stage at graduation and accept their high school diplomas. To commemorate their incredible accomplishment it can certainly be a generous gesture to offer something else for them to graciously accept—like any one of these thoughtful gifts from some of our Wilton businesses.

This beautifully scented COOLA’s Organic Travel Set will have college students wanting to put on sunscreen every time they go outside. An organic, TSA-approved sport kit (carry-on) with facial and body sunscreen at 50 SPF, lip sunscreen at 30 SPF, and after-sun body care, it’s a $75 value for $40 at Renaissance Beauty (134 Old Ridgefield Rd.)

renaissance beauty coola

This stylish Studded Tote Bag is perfect for carrying everyday essentials, books, or a laptop. Lightweight and versatile, it’s $110 at Blue Star Bazaar (237 Danbury Rd.).

blue star tote

Save a special memory by giving a photo in one of these Rustic Picture Frames. These frames start at $26, at Blue Star Bazaar.

Blue STar frames

Give the gift of health! For one week only (through June 20) buy your graduate a JoyRide Wilton (3 Godfrey Pl.) 5-pack of classes for just $80! These student-only packs must be purchased in-person at the JoyRide front desk (and must be deposited directly into the student’s JoyRide account). Offer is valid for ALL classes at JoyRide (Cycle & Studio 2).


Personalize their special memory with a single monogram sterling necklace, for $68, and a jewelry box to keep it in, for $48, all at Open House Gift Shop (9 Center St.).

signature style monogram jewelry box necklace

A brand new bicycle will offer your graduate quick transportation on campus, as well as limitless opportunities for fitness and adventure during the summer and the school year. We recommend the new Cannondale Slate, a road bike with unique off-road capabilities, offering unmatched versatility and endless fun. Prices start at $500, at Outdoor Sports Center (80 Danbury Rd.).  

Cannondale bike

Nod Hill Soap’s, (81 Old Ridgefield Rd.), hand-poured, scented soy candles will brighten any home. Small candles are $14 or 3-for-$36, while the large candles are $25.

Nod Hill Soaps

Swell Water Bottles, found at Chou Chou (21 River Rd.), are a perfect gift for Wilton graduates. With their sleek, modern design, these water bottles ($34-$49) are also notable because you can write on them with Chou Chou’s chalk ink pens ($8.75).

swell bottle chou chou

Give your Grad a gift that celebrates his accomplishments and looks forward to the next stage! A custom shirt from J Hilburn can feature new school colors, a “2016” monogram, embroidered initials on the inside of the collar and many more options. Help your grad make a great first impression with a shirt that fits and is sure to impress. Private appointments are immediately available to assure delivery long before they leave the nest! Contact Lisa Lombardi, via email.

J. Hilburn

Personalize the belongings of your favorite rising college freshman with Southern Yankee. Put names or initials on everything from laundry bags to baseball hats, towels, pillows and more! Prices start at $10 and vary depending on size.  Contact Southern Yankee’s owner, Jennifer Angerame by email

Jennifer Angerame

Custom frame your graduate’s senior photograph or diploma at River Road Gallery (21 River Rd.)! Receive a 15-percent discount and River Road Gallery’s congratulations on a job well done.

custom framing

Prepare your graduate for literally anything. This 40 Piece Home Tool Set with Bag is $31.99 from Wilton Hardware (21 River Rd.), and it’s the perfect tool kit for a graduate moving on to college.

workpro hardware tools

The Painted Cookie has great nut-free gifts for grads. Their “Warri-eos” chocolate covered Oreos packs are $10 and a Warrior Tervis Tumbler is $20-$25 (purchased separately, cash or check). A 2016 nut-free cookie is $6.00.

painted cookie

Personalize something for your graduate to wear everyday, with one of the many items from Stella & Dot’s engravable collection. There’s no additional charge for engraving. Wilton stylist Shirin Dorne can help with any selection, via her website or email.

There’s the Signature Bar Cuff in Sterling Silver or Gold, shown here with Wilton’s coordinates for $98,

bar cuff

or the Signature Disc Necklace in Sterling Silver, Gold or Rose Gold for $69,

disc necklace

or the Signature ID tag in Sterling Silver, Gold or Rose Gold for $36.

ID tag

Signature Style (72 Old Ridgefield Rd.) has lots of options to give to your favorite graduate. Consider a Canvas Dopp kit (also available in navy) for $42…

Signature style dop kit

…or a super soft fleece pillow case in tons of color combinations, also for $42. This makes a great gift for both guys and gals.

signature style fleece pillowcase multicolor

Of course college students always have a lot of dirty laundry. Consider getting your graduate a laundry bag with personal flair? This polyester bag with a draw string holds a huge amount of laundry, and comes in many, many color options to match the graduates’ college choices, for $34.

signature style laundry bag

Why not seize the opportunity of Wilton’s many nail salons. Give your graduate the gift of pampering. All of Wilton’s salons offer gift cards, and offer great options for your graduate. Of the many choices:

Sun Spa and Nails 151 Old Ridgefield Rd.
Good Morning Nail and Spa 42 Old Ridgefield Rd.
Mint Nail Spa 16 Center St.
Susan’s Nails 200 Danbury Rd.
Rose Nail and Spa 239 Danbury Rd.
Angel Nails 1 Danbury Rd.
Tulips Nail Spa 35 Danbury Rd.
Coco Nails 142 Old Ridgefield Rd. (which is offering a 20% off discount for graduates who show their school ID)

gift certificate