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Give a gift with a message

Give a gift with a message

What female doesn’t like a piece of jewelry for Christmas? Not many. And jewelry with an inspirational message can be a special keepsake. Love Sees jewelry, created one year ago by Nancy Diehl, a Wilton resident and mom of two teenaged daughters, features sterling silver, delicate necklaces and bracelets engraved with various love phrases. “Love...
Top new toys for boys: And hot updates to classics, too

Top new toys for boys: And hot updates to classics, too

Buying for boys this holiday season? There are two pieces of good news: 1) Industry experts have done the research on what’s hot for you, and 2) There is no single must-have-for-all hot toy. “It’s really what’s ‘hot’ for the child, about what the child is interested in,” said Adrienne Appell, a toy trends specialist...
Gift exchange dos and don’ts

Gift exchange dos and don’ts

Gift exchanges in the form of grab bags, auctions, swaps and other games make for fun additions to holiday festivities. They also can be a part of any family or friends gathering to add excitement and entertainment to the occasion. The following are a few do’s and don’ts to ensure participation in gift exchanges is...
Time to stuff  those stockings!

Time to stuff those stockings!

With one week left until Christmas, it is time to scurry, scurry, scurry and tick those gift items off your list and turn to the stockings hung by the chimney with care. While it’s easy to hit the local CVS, Walgreens or mom-and-pop pharmacy and buy some small toiletry items and toys, playing cards, or...
Plenty of gift ideas await at the Glass House Design Store

Plenty of gift ideas await at the Glass House Design Store

The Glass House Design Store in New Canaan offers myriad  just-in-the-nick-of-time gifts that you might not find anywhere else this holiday season. Located at 199 Elm St., store hours through Friday, Dec. 19, are 10 to 3, and on Saturday, Dec. 20, from 11 to 6.  For very last minute shopping it will be open...

Glass House Design Store

The Glass House Design Store, located at 199 Elm St. in New Canaan in the Glass House Visitor’s Center, was recently renovated and is featuring new products and gifts that make for one-of-a-kind and/or unique Christmas presents for children and adults alike. During December, the store is open Saturdays from 10-5, Monday through Friday by...
Find perfect last-minute gifts at ‘Festive Home’

Find perfect last-minute gifts at ‘Festive Home’

Ridgefield Guild of Artists’ ninth annual Festive Home event is going strong and there’s still time to find that perfect last-minute gift during this final weekend before Christmas. The art gallery-turned-holiday-emporium has just been extended through Monday, Dec. 23. Be sure to look for end-of-sale markdowns around this annual pop-up shop. Shoppers will find gifts...

Last-minute shopping for the holidays

It’s Dec. 22 and you’ve just barely made it through half of your holiday shopping list. The panic may have set in that you just don’t have enough time to get everything done. This is a common scenario around the holidays. Shoppers have the best intentions to get their gifts early, but whether because of...
LUSH your loved ones this Christmas

LUSH your loved ones this Christmas

LUSH is a “fresh, handmade cosmetics” company, that invents products from fresh, organic fruit and vegetables, essential oils and safe synthetics. The company believes in buying ingredients only from companies that do not conduct or commission tests on animals and in testing its products on humans. All products are made fresh by hand, using little...

Trilipiderm

Looking for the perfect stocking stuffer (or straight-up gift)? Look no further than a newly retailed product out of Jackson Hole called Trilipiderm. New Canaan native Zach Barnett, who now lives in Jackson Hole, Wyo., heads up sales for this amazing “all-body moisture retention creme.” There’s also a version that includes a broad spectrum SPF...
Give the gift of ‘Made in Connecticut’

Give the gift of ‘Made in Connecticut’

Treat your friends and loved ones both near and far to a made-in-Connecticut Christmas gift this year. There are hundreds of products created and sold in the Nutmeg State, from Wiffle Balls to Pez to homemade lotions and potions, toys to tools, and from jewelry to chocolates — one can choose from many items, sold...
Gift ideas for your holiday host or hostess

Gift ideas for your holiday host or hostess

Entertaining is part of the holiday season when hosts and hostesses open their homes to many friends and family to celebrate a time of giving and togetherness. Gifts for the host and/or hostess can show appreciation to the men and women who go above and beyond. A hostess gift can be as simple or as...
To pet or not to pet?

To pet or not to pet?

Many people consider pets great holiday gifts. But in spite of their popularity as presents, pets do not always make the most appropriate holiday gift. Giving a pet as a present seems like a great idea, but shoppers might want to give it more consideration before giving a gift that is such a big responsibility....
The 'Twice Baked Twins' offer dessert gifts

The ‘Twice Baked Twins’ offer dessert gifts

Judy Vig and Joy Paoletti — also known as the Twice Baked Twins — share their love of cooking through television appearances, newspaper columns and just whenever they have a chance. They are making it easier to eat like they do this holiday season, with their ForkFulla and 2 Bite Delite Biscotti which have recently...