Support your neighbors and shop local! I don’t know about you, but here at One and Company we have already started our Christmas shopping. With so many options for where to shop, online, local or big name brands it is easy to get overwhelmed.
To make your holiday shopping easier and help support some of our favorite local shops, we’ve created a list of the top 8 local shops we’ll be frequenting this holiday season. From the Toy Solider in Mystic, to Just Hatched in Guilford, you’re sure to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list.
8 Local Shops to Satisfy Everyone on your List
The Toy Solider | Old Mystic Village, Mystic CT
Family owned and operated since 1973, The Toy Solider specializes in dolls, puppets, dress up, collectibles and more. Wanting to stay ” in the know” with all the latest toy trends, the owners frequent annual toy fairs where they find the coolest new toys your child is sure to love. If your looking for a unique and memorable gift for a special child in your life The Toy Solider is the place to go.
Grace | 46 Pennsylvania Ave, Niantic CT
A locally owned boutique right on the main street of downtown Niantic, Grace is a personal favorite of a number of ladies in the office. The boutique boasts a collection of thoughtfully chosen home accessories including dainty jewelry dishes and the very seasonally appropriate, Frasier Fir Candle. We suggest stoping in to feel their collection of cozy winter knit wear for yourself.
Just Hatched |112 State Street, Guilford CT
It usually isn’t too hard to find adorable Christmas gifts for the little ones on your list, but Just Hatched’s selection is sure to beat anything you can find on amazon. With newborn specific gift sets for boys and girls, like the Good Night Moon Suitcase and the Elephant Wagon everyone will be going goo goo gaga, baby included.
Cynthia’s Flower Shop | 188 North Main Street Rt 1, Branford CT
Whether your hosting an event this holiday season or simply trying to find a beautiful bouquet to dazzle your sweetheart, Cynthia’s Flower Shop is where to go. In business for 24 years, thoughtful flower arrangements and beautiful creations are second nature.
The Pink Sleigh Christmas Shop | 512 Essex Road, Westbrook CT
Is your tree looking a little bare? If so make your way to The Pink Sleigh in Westbrook, New England’s favorite Christmas Shop since 1963. You’ll find yourself in a magical winter wonderland with a vast array of ornaments to choose from, along with other holiday goodies such as greenery and scented candles .
Becca Rose | Old Mystic Village, Mystic CT
We all have that friend or family member who has hopped aboard the wellness lifestyle trend. If the realm of organic soaps and irresistibly soft bamboo fabric robes is a little bit out of your comfort zone the ladies at Becca Rose are sure to help. Knowledge coupled with friendly service is what sets this wellness boutique apart from the rest. Take a walk through Old Mystic Village and their featured diffused scent will draw you in.
Paw Print Pantry | 214A Flanders, Niantic CT
Don’t forget about your furry friend this Christmas! Paw Print Pantry, owned by a long time animal rescuer, offers cute homemade pet treats, Kong toys, and even sweaters to keep your favorite pup warm this holiday season.
Saybrook Hardware | 132 Main Street, Old Saybrook CT
What to get the man who seemingly has everything, is a popular question this time of year. Luckily if you head down to Saybrook Hardware and look through their vast selection you are sure to find something he doesn’t have. Saybrook Hardware offers a wide range of products so whether he needs a new tow hitch for his boat or the latest power tool they’ve got you covered.
What is your favorite locally owned store to shop in? Comment Below!!