Mother’s Day is almost here and you want that special gift to show her how much she means to you. You will find some unique presents in the following Connecticut shops. Browse to find candy to fill mom’s sweet tooth or just the right plant for her garden. Maybe cooking is her passion and reading her pastime. With so many good choices, narrowing down just the right one might be difficult.
401 Greenwich Ave.
Greenwich, CT 06830
Sweetteez is a candy shoppe of handmade candy that also does candy catering. You can purchase one gourmet chocolate bar or have a party for mom with a chocolate buffet. If you want an elegant tin or box of unique candy or chocolate gift baskets, there are several to choose from. Sweet or sour, it’s your choice. There are Mother’s Day gift candies already made up that range from $19.95 to $59.95, or design your own. If it’s gummy bears or licorice she enjoys, Sweetteez will surely satisfy.
168 Woodland St.
Manchester, CT 06402
Woodland Gardens has been in operation since 1939. With 16 greenhouses and over eight acres, there are outdoor as well as indoor plants. For the mom who loves working in the garden, there are trees, flowers and shrubs to see. You will also find sculptures and benches for the yard. If edible gardening is her hobby, vegetables and herbs are ready to plant. Sign her up for a workshop to design a summer container garden or create a Pansy living wreath.
336 W. Main St.
Avon, CT 06001
The knowledgeable staff at Stonewall Kitchen is here to help you with specialty food products and tastings. You will also find kitchen gadgets, books and home decor items for entertaining inside as well as unique pieces for the outside garden. Specialty food baskets are available starting at $9.95. Start mom’s breakfast with a Le Creuset Truffle French Press. Maybe mom would enjoy a cooking class. There is always a gift card.
Elizabeth Richard Gifts
951 Chase Parkway
Waterbury, CT 06708
Lori Greene has been in business since 2008. Her shop sells well-made and unique items at affordable prices. At Elizabeth Richard Gifts, you will find bath and body products, jewelry, as well as Willow Tree and Lolita collectibles. Fascia chocolates are handcrafted in Waterbury for over 45 years by the Fascia family. If mom loves china, crystal and/or flatware, browse Belleek through Wedgwood. Kitchen tools are also available. The items in the shop change regularly.
1082 Chapel St.
New Haven, CT 06510
This bookstore has been serving the New Haven community for over 30 years. For the mom who enjoys a good book, her author can be found here. If an art coffee table book, a garden reference book or wanting to learn a foreign language is more to her liking, it is one-stop shopping. Gift certificates never expire and can even be phoned in and mailed to mom. She can use it on books, culinary treats, cards and more. If magazines are more her style, there is a large assortment to choose from.
Paula Moliver is a noted designer with a specialty in all things related to fiber. She spins and dyes her own yarn and is skilled in weaving and needle arts. She has been widely published in noted magazines including Arts & Crafts, Better Homes & Gardens and the Decorative Painter. Paula is a regular educator at New Pond Farm. She resides in Connecticut. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.