Best Mother’s Day Gifts In Connecticut

May 8, 2012 6:00 AM

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When you think of your mother, does a smile come across your face? This is her day, so what better way to show her she is special than with a personal gift she can treasure? The following stores are filled with out of the ordinary, one of a kind gifts and a whimsical assortment of trinkets.
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Tapestry Rose
240 Meadow Road
Rocky Hill, CT 06067
(860) 529-4111
www.tapestry-rose.comHours: Tues to Sat—10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Tapestry Rose is an interesting hybrid of gift shop, art gallery and historical museum, and it’s just as delightful and unique as mom herself. Housed near the old Rocky Hill railroad station on the Connecticut River, the very building itself exudes an air of timelessness. The shop carries unique gifts for mom, including handmade journals by Kimberly Cannon, Alison Designs jewelry, bookcases, art, crystal trinkets, picture frames and more. Bring mom and make it a true outing by visiting the oldest ferry in America, located just down the street.

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Down on Main Street 
14 Church Hill Road
Newtown, CT 06470
(203) 426-5253Hours: Mon to Sat—10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sun—11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (There are often extended hours around Mother’s Day)

If mom likes Vera Bradley bags and Chamilia beads, you will have no problem getting her just what she loves at Down on Main Street. The boutique is filled with candles, handbags, stationary and more. This is a one-stop-shop for the mom who loves colorful prints and one-of-a-kind accessories. Down on Main Street is easily located off exit 10 of I-84.

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Fairfield Museum Gift Shop
70 Beach Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
www.fairfieldhistory.orgHours: Mon to Fri—10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sat to Sun—12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Fairfield Museum Gift Shop is actually a gallery full of works by local and regional artists. You will find books, fine art prints, home décor, handmade jewelry and greeting cards. A trip to this shop is almost like visiting the museum itself, which celebrates local and regional communities and their contributions. Spend time browsing to see what you can uncover. History buffs, education enthusiasts and art connoisseurs who also proudly hold the title of “mom” will be please to know that your gift will help support the museum’s exhibitions and educational programs.

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The Spirited Hand 
110 Albany Turnpike, Suite 927
Canton, CT 06019
(860) 693-3300
www.spiritedhand.comHours: Sun—12 p.m. to 5 p.m., Mon to Wed, Sat —10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Thurs to Fri—10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The Spirited Hand is a gallery full of handcrafted gifts made in the U.S. and Canada. Here you’ll find artwork, silk scarves, pottery, candles, stemware, and hand blown glass for mom. You can even craft a personal gift basket for mom. The prices range from under a dollar to up to $500, so there’s something here for every budget. Don’t forget the card—you can pick up beautiful, handmade ones to accompany your gift here.

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330 Pomfret St.
Pomfret, CT  06259
(860) 928-5492
Hours: Wed to Sat – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sun – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Celebrations is the perfect spot for the tea lover in your life. Make a reservation for your mom and a guest to visit the shop’s Monthly Themed Afternoon Tea Events. The events include finger sandwiches, scones, sweets and biscotti, and of course, a tea chosen to pair perfectly with the theme and spread. The gift shop also holds unique gifts and wrapping is even included. Find teas, sweets, bath and beauty products for mom here.

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