Even though mothers are valued year round, Mother’s Day is one day a year dedicated to saying thank you for all they do. Finding the right gift for your mother, grandmother, wife, or friend doesn’t have to be difficult. Gift shops located across Connecticut offer a variety of unique gifts from personalized jewelry and products to bags, chocolate, or top brand items.

The Bowerbird
46 Halls Road
Old Lyme, CT 06371
(860) 434-3562

The Bowerbird has been operating in Old Lyme for over 100 years. Their popularity is in part due to the friendly staff and valuable products. They were named Connecticut Magazine’s Best of Connecticut winners from 2009 to 2014. Their unique products provides a variety of options when shopping for the special lady in your life. Products include items for the home, kitchen, or garden. They sell gourmet jams, salsa, and sauces as well as books for the book worms. Consider relaxing bath and skin care items to allow your mother to pamper herself at home. The Bowerbird are open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Revay’s Gardens & Gift Shop
266 North Road
Broad Brook, CT 06016
(860) 623-9068

Sometimes the best gifts are those that keep on giving, such as plants or flowers that will blossom and flourish all season long. For those with a green thumb, getting something they truly love will bring a smile to their faces. Revay’s Gardens & Gift Shop also has a gift shop featuring top brands of jewelry and bags as well as Department 56 collector items. Stock up on mom favorites including but not limited to Vera Bradley, Willow Tree, Wind & Fire, Yankee Candle, and Lilly Pulitzer. Find one of a kind pieces from collections designed by local artists.

Newbury Place
41 Oak Tree Road
Southbury, CT 06488
(203) 264-7333

Some of the best gifts come from those that are personalized. At Newbury Place shoppers can choose to customize items such as jewelry, bags, cutting boards, and plates. New moms will fall in love with the adorable and personalized baby feet birth plate with baby’s name, date of birth, time of birth, height, and weight circling printed baby feet. Other products include candles, bath and body products, accessories, jewelry, and bags. Newbury Place has not one but two locations in Connecticut; Southington and Main Street in Essex. They are open Monday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Elizabeth Richard Gifts
951 Chase Parkway
Waterbury, CT 06708
(203) 754-4438

The way to a woman’s heart is through chocolate. At Elizabeth Richard Gifts you will find Waterbury’s own Fascia’s Chocolates. For those not interested in an edible gift, they also sell jewelry, fine china, flatware, crystal, and kitchen items. Elizabeth Richard Gift aims at providing products to fit every stage of ones life. It’s a one stop shop to find the perfect Mother’s Day gift for moms, grandmas, and wives.

The Little Station
1187 Boston Post Road
Madison, CT 06443
(203) 245-2676

Driving down the Boston Post Road in Madison you might pass this gem of a store. The Little Station is a small shack in front of their Beech Tree Cottages near the entrance to Hammonasset Beach. This shack is transformed into an adorable, quaint store that you can’t leave empty handed. At The Little Station you will find locally crafted jewelry, clothing, knickknacks, bags, decor and items to decorate any room in your house.

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Kimberly Ord is a freelance writer and lifetime resident of Connecticut. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.