Remember to shop locally this holiday seadon at the wonderful stores in our neighborhood. I have found gifts with a touch of luxury, whimsy, comfort and chicness, which are perfect for your wife, sister, daughter, co-worker or friend.
For the woman who loves art, this glorious photograph by Sandi Fellman is a wonderful gift. The artist transforms singular flowers and insects into abstract studies of shape, color and form. Edition of 11 $3,500. (Frame:$400)
KMR Arts- 2 Titus Road, Washington Depot- 860-868-7533
Who would not love these luxe clutches from Lambertson Truex? Perfect as a makeup bag or evening accessory, they are available in black, teal, camel and leopard or camel python. $225
Privet House -13 East Shore Road, New Preston-860.868.1800
All that glitters with geodes and crystals will delight the woman who loves statement necklaces and accessories.
Raw pyrite and crystal necklaces $148- $188;
The Geode Slab, slicked agate on geode cheese board with a silver rim. $350
J. Seitz & Co. -9 East Shore Road, New Preston- 860-868-0119
You can choose a unique scent that she will love; lemongrass & ginger or orange blossom & grapefruit are two of my favorites. $42 to $48
Huntington & Hope- 2 Green Hill Rd- Washington Depot- 860-868-2424
Shower her in fresh water pearls! Here is a delightful selection of necklaces, bracelets and chokers from DK Schulman. Lariat Necklace $390; Bracelet $300; Choker $250
D.K. Schulman- 15 East Shore Road, New Preston- 860-868-4300
These Giraffe at Home blankets are sooo soft and warm. They come in baby to twin size. $99- $279
Best Monogram Fine Linens & Gifts- 1 Titus Road, Washington Depot - (860) 868-7707
If she loves to sit in front of a roaring fire with her favorite book, here is a selection of the best on interior design, travel and photography.
Robert Couturier 'Designing Paradises' by Robert Couturier $60;100 Places in France Every Women Should Go by Marcia DeSanctis $19.95;
Chasing Beauty in the Litchfield Hills by Lesley Meyer $35
Hickory Stick Bookshop - 2 Green Hill Road, Washington Depot- 860-868-0525
Keep her warm and looking stylish in these lovely cashmere and lamb's wool gloves and scarves. Scarves from $75 to $278; Gloves from $45 to $95
J.McLaughlin - 6 Bee Brook Road, Washington Depot- 203-557-9275
Love these Simon Pearce pitchers myself and I sure she will too! The Irish-born designer makes the most unique glassware and is carried locally in New Preston. $130- $150
New Preston Kitchen Goods - New Preston- 11 East Shore Road, New Preston- 860-868-1264
She might not buy cashmere lounge wear for herself but you could! Here is a luxurious jacket and pants for her to wear around town or while she travels.
Jacket $428; Pant $378
Nusport - Green Hill Road, Washington Depot- 860-868-3776
For the woman who loves a touch of green, here are some selections from Pergola:
Handblown green glass vases with bulbs, for forcing paper whites $24; Mountain pine zinc lined tray $165;
John Derian green lacquered wood tray. $495
Pergola - 7 East. Shore Road, New Preston. 860-868-4769
These pretty eucalyptus stoneware baskets are ideal gifts for the chic hostess who likes to keep her bread and fruit looking good! From $39.95 - $49.95
The Pantry- 5 Titus Road, Washington Depot- 860-868-0258