Momtourage: The 12 Days of Holiday Shopping 2020, Shop Local Edition!

By the time this article hits the press, it may be too late to continue shopping online in hopes that your gifts will arrive in time for the Holidays. Even better, you can SHOP LOCAL! 

Below find some of our favorite gifts from our hometown shops. Feel good spending because you are supporting local businesses; most stores offer free local delivery or curbside pick up too, so it’s a win-win! 

For the gamer (and we don’t mean video this time!)… 

Are they running out of things to do or games to play? Send them the Monopoly Greenwich Edition! Who doesn’t love a good game of Monopoly? And this time, play in your hometown of Greenwich! Ages 8+ 

Funky Monkey*
86 Greenwich Avenue 

For the tween…

Sonia at Splurge.

Splurge has to be one of my favorite shops in Greenwich, and I could easily spend hours in there. Sonia, the store owner, always knows how to curate the most loved gift baskets; why not shop there for your tween? or any of the folks on your list that prove difficult! Check out their gift baskets, built specifically for anyone on your list.

39 Lewis Street 

For the creative type… 

Created by the talented artists at Future Picassos, keep the kids (or adults) busy with the Holiday Painting Art Kit for art lovers. The kit includes five canvases, acrylic paint, extra white paint, brushes, paint palettes for mixing colors, and online step-by-step painting instructions! 

Future Picassos*
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For the beauty products lover… 

Make hand-washing (since it’s all we do these days!) more luxurious with Aēsop Reverence Aromatique Hand Wash; beautifully smelling and exfoliating. But don’t stop there; the Olous Aromatique Room Spray smells delightful with its uplifting green and citrus botanicals- it recalibrates the spirit! I’ve been hooked on their products ever since my sister-in-law gifted me with them last Christmas! 

Aēsop **
346 Greenwich Avenue 

For the aesthete…

Thought buying a piece of beautiful artwork as a gift is out of your budget? Think again.

Have the funds, but not sure what work of art to buy? Let Connecticut’s premier modern art gallery, VW Contemporary, share their expertise with you and help you make not only a beautiful addition to your home but a good investment as well. 

And do not be afraid to enter with your children; this gallery is kid-friendly!

VW | Contemporary*
353 Greenwich Avenue

For the lady…

You, destined to make her feel gorgeous when you gift her with ASHA’s irresistible, classic Zodiac Pendant in Mother of Pearl. This necklace could easily be one of my favorite pieces in my jewelry collection. Sold in over 80 boutiques, we are so lucky to have this gem of a shop and showroom right on the Avenue!

ASHA by Ashley McCormick 
409 Greenwich Avenue, 2nd Floor 

For the outdoorsman… 

Don’t forget to keep the men in your life warm with this stylish and functional Vineyard Vines Nor’easter Down Jacket! Not sure of the size or color he would prefer? Not to worry, you can send it via SmartGift! What is SmartGift? It’s a new platform that allows you to send a gift and allows the recipient to choose size and color. Had I known about this sooner, I would have done all of my shopping using this platform.

Vineyard Vines
145 Greenwich Avenue 

For the Fashionista…

Check out this beautiful Majestic Metallic Open Blazer at Great Stuff! Functional, stylish with the Holidays’ glamour and shimmer, pair this with a tee shirt and jeans or dress pants and a blouse- it’s so versatile. But hurry, it is selling out quickly! 

Great Stuff  
321 Greenwich Avenue 

For the food lover (so hungry we’ve got two great finds!)…

Are you looking for something delicious to dunk in your morning coffee? Look no further; check out Burb Bakes Artisinal Hand-dipped Biscotti Rings! Then buy some as gifts for your friends and family! These home-made treats, sure to please, are made from only the finest ingredients. They even come in a pretty box with a bow! Buy one dozen for $15 or two dozen for $25! Deliver something delicious this holiday season. 

Burb Bakes
[email protected] 

Greenwich Cakery’s Holiday Cookie Sets may be too pretty to eat. Still, having enjoyed some of Greenwich Cakery’s delicious confections in the past, I know I cannot resist biting into them, as delicious as they are beautiful. Order a set or have them individually wrapped; great as a gift or decorative addition to one! Email Greenwich Cakery directly, local delivery and shipping available.

Have a birthday coming up soon? Why not surprise them with a beautiful and delicious custom Greenwich Cakery cake? It’s a great way to bring some sweetness to an upcoming birthday! 

Greenwich Cakery*
[email protected] 

Photo: Allyson Buck

For the one who loves nature …

All of us are always looking for something to do with the kids that is socially-distant and fun! Why not gift someone a one-year membership to the Stamford Nature Center?

Stamford Museum and Nature Center 
39 Scofield Road, Stamford 
[email protected] 

For the organized one…

They can keep all of their belongings in one place with the beautiful saddle-brown leather valet. Why not charge your device while you’re at it? It comes with wireless charging (cord included too!) But why stop there? Personalize this item for free! 

Michaelangelo of Greenwich*
410 Greenwich Avenue 
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For the Philanthropist…

Feeling charitable at the close of 2020, and wish to spread the joy of giving? A tax-deductible contribution to Kids In Crisis serves at-risk children, and you have the option to pay a tribute or honor someone special with your donation. The honored person receives the notification of a gift in their name, as well as any special message you would like to add.

Located in Cos Cob, Connecticut, Kids In Crisis provides emergency shelter, crisis counseling, and community education programs for children of all ages and families facing a crisis. Since January, Kids In Crisis has been able to provide 855 nights of care to children in our SafeHaven emergency shelter and assisted 358 callers with emergency crisis counseling and referrals through our 24-hour helpline.

Kids in Crisis

And because we couldn’t stop at 12, here are some additional fabulous finds from Greenwich Botanical Center’s Holiday Gift Shop!

There are so many great gifts, don’t forget to check out their site.

Momtourage Fave #1: It is hard to look at this whimsical Gnome Terrarium kit from Greenwich Botanical Center’s Holiday Gift Shop and not smile! Sourced and designed by their very own Greenhouse team, this item can be assembled by the recipient as something fun to do, or if you are short on time, they can build it for you. If it’s any indication of how much joy this item will bring someone on your list, I am still beaming while I write this! 

Momtourage Fave #2: It’s going to get cold soon, and we will be spending a lot of time indoors. Why not bring the outdoors in- with a Meyer Lemon Bush? Flowering at least twice a year, these blooms are fragrant, which is a great way to freshen up the home. Perfect for the gardener!

Happy Shopping!


The Momtourage

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*denotes curb-side pick-up available 

** denotes “click and collect” available