Shop Local in Greenwich! 7 Perfect Holiday Gifts

Are you dreading your holiday shopping. Got people on your list who already have it all?

Stop surfing the net and shop local.  When you purchase at locally owned businesses rather than nationally owned, more money is kept in the community.

Snowglobes at Sophia’s on Liberty Way in Greenwich. Photo: Leslie Yager

Snarky Socks at Sophia's on Liberty Way.

Snarky Socks at Sophia’s on Liberty Way.

Head to Sophia’s for an emporium of holiday surprises including ornaments, vintage clothes and jewelry, scented soaps, cards, and more.

We love the snarky socks and snow globes!

Sophia’s is located at One Liberty Way, just off Greenwich Avenue. Tel. (203) 869-5990.


Glacier Rocks for neat drinks from Michaelangelo on Greenwich Avenue.

Glacier Rocks for neat drinks from Michaelangelo on Greenwich Avenue.

We love the monogrammed Glacier Rocks for neat drinks from Michaelangelo on Greenwich Avenue.

Established in 1979, Michaelangelo of Greenwich is famed for its professional engraving service for everything from sterling frames cufflinks, from clocks to lockets.

Possibly the last “mom and pop shop,” this specialty engraver is owned by Michael and Gail Papa. All engraving is done on premises by Mr. Papa and other engravers who can recreate elaborate graphics, logos and signatures.

Michealangelo has been in business in Greenwich for four decades!

Michaelangelo of Greenwich is located at 410 Greenwich Avenue (203) 661- 8540. Email: info@mikegifts.com


Jonathan Gould at Computer Super Center. Photo: Leslie Yager

Jonathan Gould at Computer Super Center. Photo: Leslie Yager

The Computer Super Center has a special offer recertified Macbook Air laptops for just $599 including AppleCare warranty.

Specs: 13.3″ with 8GB of RAM + 256GB HD (Including AppleCare)

Data Transfers from an existing, working, computer, can also be requested.

Reserve a time on the store’s calendar for you to come in, purchase, and take home a Recertified Macbook Air. This is a great value, as the Macbook is still covered under AppleCare Warranty.

Limited supply is going fast so book a time and they will reserve a unit for you. Call Jonathan with any questions at 203-661-1700.

Computer Super Center is located at 130 Mason Street in Greenwich.


At habitatgreenwich one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces include vintage beads from south Africa. Nov 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager

Kim Caravella’s habitatgreenwich is located at 234 East Putnam Ave in Cos Cob. Photo: Leslie Yager

In Cos Cob you’ll find artwork, furniture, jewelry, and sumptuous textiles at habitatgreenwich, a destination for an eclectic mix. Owner Kim Caravella specializes in gifts for the person who has it all. Expect to find thoughtful, one-of-a-kind items.

habitatgreenwich  is located at 234 East Putnam Ave in Cos Cob. Tel (203) 900-1233.
Email info@habitatgreenwich.com 


Victorian Summer: The Historic Houses of Belle Haven Park, Greenwich, Connecticut is a decorative coffee table book that makes a thoughtful Greenwich-centric gift.

This compilation of the Historic Houses of Belle Haven started as a self-styled research project for longtime resident Matt Bernard. The effort expanded over the years into an exploration of the architectural heritage of the entire Belle Haven neighborhood and its early history as a Gilded Age summer resort for affluent social titans of the Victorian Era.

The Belle Haven peninsula is home to one of the first and most spectacular residence parks in the country. Its development occurred rapidly, and between 1884 and 1894 Belle Haven Park was transformed from scenic pastureland set above Long Island Sound into a bastion of Victorian luxury. Click here for information ordering a copy of Victorian Summer.


Augustine's Farm on King Street offers freshly cut Christmas trees, wreathes, pointsettias and more. Shop local.Head to Augustine’s Farm for a fresh-cut Christmas tree. Farmer John tells us there is a shortage of trees this year, but he is a longstanding customer of a tree farmer and has a full supply. These trees hold their needles much longer than one from a big box store.

There are also Pointsettias and winter flowers from Kathy’s greenhouse, as well as and wreaths, both decorated and ready to decorate yourself.

Augustine’s is located at 1332 King Street. Bring your tree stand and they will cut your tree to fit, bundle it and load it into your car. If it won’t fit they will deliver it.

Augustine’s Farm is located at 1332 King Street in Greenwich.


At the end of the 50 ft hose attached to the machine inside Birdie's van is a gun that shoots a safe stream of steam. Credit: Leslie Yager

At the end of the 50 ft hose attached to the machine inside the Birdie’s Auto Spa mobile van is a gun that cleans with a safe stream of steam for an efficient, and eco-friendly clean-up. Not only does the steam method produce amazing results, but it requires less than one gallon of water to clean a car. Credit: Leslie Yager

Who wouldn’t love to have their car detailed in their own driveway?

Give the gift of a Birdie’s Auto Spa visit. Birdie’s mobile spa comes to the home or office and cleans with steam for an efficient eco-friendly clean up.

When the crew arrives, the contents of the Birdie’s van are simple: the green steam machine with its detachable steam chimney, polishing machine, 50 foot hose and a vast quantity of towels.

Not only does the steam method produce amazing results, but it requires less than one gallon of water to clean a car.

Another service is the hand wax to winterize your car and protect against the salt eating away the clear coat. We were blown away by the results on our 15 year old Mini Cooper. It looked like new.

More information about Birdie’s Auto Spa gift certificates is available online. Call, text or email (914) 438-5729 for an appointment 7 days a week. Find them on Facebook.

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Before, a filthy car mat….  Credit: Leslie Yager

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Floor mats after steam detailing by Birdie’s Auto Spa. Credit: Leslie Yager