Getting the perfet gift for everyone on your list can be challenging, especially for those hard-to-shop for family members & friends. And of course, we all want to give unique, special, and memorable gifts to those we love each year.
The best way to find one of a kind gifts, in my opinion, is to shop locally at our area boutiques and shops. Local store owners know their inventory and share the best suggestions when you tell them more about what you’re looking for. Plus who doesn’t love the personalized experience you get with shopping local?
The three boutiques below are all new to the Greater Danbury, opening in 2021. The share several things in common: they are mom-owned, they’re committed to their communities, and offer different assortments for their customers.
Who: Owners & Moms Heather Amaral (Carter, 8 & Sawyer, 7) & Claudia Newmaker (Arthur, 13 & Sophia, 8) are long-time New Milford residents.
What: Compass Rose Collections is a design-inspirted boutique located right in historic downtown New Milford. Heather & Claudia share the goal of blending the latest trends in design with timeless elegance, while providing you with inspiration for your own home. They source high-quality products made locally. Offering beautiful home decor, custom silk florals, candles, resin coasters, jewelry, and more, you don’t want to miss the wide selection at Compass Rose this holiday season.
And don’t miss their 12/3 Sip & Shop during the New Milford Holiday Stroll or the 12/11 Thistle & Hyde Pop-Up Shop!
Where: 36E Bank Street, New Milford
When: Opened June 2021
Who: Owned by long-time Newtown resident Valerie Fallon. Valerie is a mom to 3 adult daughters (Cassie 27, Kate, 25, and Kiersten, 19).
What: Indigo Jane is a new boutique located on Route 25 offering a lot of style with a touch whimsy! This shop carries women’s casual clothing (with a strong focus on denim), home decor, gift items, baby items, and more. Valerie also enjoys sourcing products from women-owned businesses & organic products.
Who: Kristi Lynn Hofsess is a Brookfield resident and mom to 3 (ages Parker, 16, Landon 14, & Anna, 11).
What: Lovely is a thoughtfully curated boutique for women and girls carrying an array of women’s clothes, girls’ clothing (sizes 6 – 14), and giftables. Located at Four Corners in Brookfield, this shop has something for every woman or girl on your list!
Where: 281 Whisconier Road, Brookfield
When: Opened October 2021
I want to thank Heather, Claudia, Valerie, & Kristi Lynn for participating in this special post sponsored by the Connecticut Department of Economic & Community Development and the Office of the Governor. For more stories on how our state’s small businesses are helping us build strong communities, please visit doyourthingct.org and help us to celebrate Connecticut’s small businesses.
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