Two Hearts Beat as One: Valentine’s Day Gifts that Also Do GOOD in Wilton

With Valentine’s Day just six days away, you might be smack dab in the middle of the hunt for the perfect gift. There are options aplenty at Wilton stores, and shopping local is the best way to say, “I love you!” to local, small business owners.

There are also gift options that help Wilton non-profits and organizations that do a lot of GOOD in town. Whether it’s the satisfaction of knowing you’ve supported a volunteer or charitable organization, or that you’ve found a way to both treat your loved one and boost their favorite cause, GOOD Morning Wilton has found some Valentine’s Day gifts sure to make your heart beat faster.

Woodcock Nature Center

Looking for the perfect Valentine for the animal lover in your life? “Adopt” an animal from Woodcock Nature Center‘s collection of ambassadors including Pancake the Bearded Dragon, Indira the Red-Tailed Boa, and everyone’s favorite, Chubbs the African Bullfrog! Starting at only $25 you’ll receive a personalized letter for your Valentine from the animal of your choice (there’s plenty to choose from!) plus a photo. For that extra-special Valentine, add a personal meet-and-greet with your “adoptee” and one of Woodcock’s educators. All proceeds support animal care at the nature center. Pick-up of Valentine adoptions will be arranged prior to the holiday. Find out more on the Woodcock website.

Wilton High School Boys Swim and Dive Team

Send a Valentine candy Gram! As a fundraiser for the Wilton High School Boys Swim and Dive team, the boys will be making and personally delivering Warrior Valentine candy grams anywhere in Wilton. For $15 apiece, your loved one gets a Warrior mason jar, wrapped and filled with candy. A handwritten note on a gift tag will be attached. Send to a friend, child, teacher, neighbor, etc. All proceeds will go to help support the Wilton Boys Swim and Dive team. All Valentines will be delivered on Valentine’s Day weekend. Any sent to teachers will be delivered the Friday before break. Order via an online Google form before Tuesday, Feb. 9.

Trackside Teen Center

Surprise and delight everyone you wish to share a little love with this Valentine’s Day by adding them to Trackside Teen Center’s Wall of Love.

Submit your loved one’s name and a special message to be added to the Valentine’s Day Wall on Trackside’s website.

Trackside officials suggest donating in honor or memory of a friend, family member, pet or wonderful person in the community; wishing someone a Happy Valentine’s Day; telling someone to get well soon; or simply tell someone you that they are special to you.

The suggested donation to Trackside is $5 per heart. Messages will be posted on Valentine’s Day, Sunday, Feb. 14.

Wilton Strong

Tuck a Wilton Strong car magnet into an envelope or bigger gift and help out two Wilton non-profits at the same time: Trackside Teen Center and Wilton Volunteer Ambulance Corps. Purchase on the Trackside Teen Center website.

Turnover Shop

There’s undoubtedly treasure to find at the Turnover Shop that will capture someone’s heart. (These Raggedy Ann and Andy Dolls, the epitome of sibling love, were in the store a few years back, but you never know what you’ll find unless you check out what’s in the shop now. The Turnover Shop is at 98 Old Ridgefield Rd., in the side lower level below Village Market.