Welcome to the Holiday Season and our 2021 Guide to the Holidays. Below is a curated list of local businesses that are ready to help make your holiday shopping, meals, and events easier! In this year’s guide, you’ll find a few new things:
This Thanksgiving surprise your guests or host with a BD Provisions Happy Thanksgiving Bucket. Starting at $19.99 these are the perfect addition to any holiday meal. Premade or design your own with your favorite items. The choice is yours.
A hostess gift that is sure to brighten this Thanksgiving! Locally crafted beautifully scented candles from BD Provisions. We have over a dozen incredible scents to choose from including Fall Favorites, Autumn in New England and Autumn Breeze.
BD Provisions Olive Oils and Vinegar will add that extra special touch to this year’s Thanksgiving meal. They also make the perfect gift for that person in your life that loves to cook or enjoys salads. Our Basil Olive oil is a must-try. They actually press the olives with fresh basil leaves.
Our Fig Balsamic is thick and rich and perfect with Goat cheese, on a salad, or as dressing for grilled vegetables. Stop in and see the full assortment — we have over 16 on tap ready for you to try!
Did you know, Black Swan Hearth & Gift turns into a Christmas shop that will surely get you into the holiday spirit? Black Swan is more than your average fireplace and stove store. It is one of the area’s most popular places to find unique home décor and gifts.
In addition to those hidden gems, you can also find everything you need to outfit your fireplace including gas logs, screens, tools and glass doors.
Bridgewater Chocolate was started in 1995 by Erik Landegren. A Swedish chef, he came to the U.S. to help open Aquavit, a Nordic-themed restaurant, in Manhattan. He eventually settled in Bridgewater, Connecticut, where he started making chocolate to sell at the Bridgewater Village Store, which he was managing at the time. The business started building from there, and in 1999, Erik partnered with Andrew Blauner, who manages the business operations of the company. The chocolate making operations moved to Brookfield, in northern Fairfield County, and remains there today.
Along with the chocolate factory, the company has two retail store locations in Brookfield, one in West Hartford and the team is launching a holiday pop-up in Westport. The pop-up, called Bridgewater Chocolate Box Shop, will open on Friday, November 26 at 11 Church Lane in Westport, and will be open weekends only for the holiday season. Bridgewater Chocolate is known for its signature boxed chocolate assortments, which come in hinged boxes with hand-tied bows. For more information visit www.bridgewaterchocolate.com.
This signature assortment offers a variety of toffees, caramels, Tortels (turtles), peanut butter and chocolate pieces. Available in multiple sizes, in milk, dark or mixed. Starting at $24.95.
Our award-winning toffees are showcased in this assortment, offering roasted almond, buttery Irish, roasted hazelnut and English toffee, with options in milk, dark or mixed. Starting at $25.95.
View the full range of Towers & Gift Collections. Starting at $62.95.
Our most decadent offerings are perfect for holiday gift-giving and come in a wide variety of selections. Check out the XL Collection, which offers a 5 pound Bridgewater Assortment alongside chocolate covered Macadamias, Almonds, Amarena Cherries, Coffee Beans, Dark Graham Biscuits, Milk Shortbread Cookies, Milk and Dark Chocolate Bars for $340.95.
New for 2021, perfect for kids up to 10 years old! All aboard The Snow Clipper for the First Gift Express!
Gift beautifully arranged indulgence from farm & away! A curated selection of fine imported cheeses, charcuterie & gourmet accoutrements. All grazing boards are available in a variety of sizes, so you can enjoy a date night-in or a fun evening with the girls. No cooking necessary! Orders can be picked up inside Lakeside Nutrition of Monroe at the Drewlizcious Kiosk or delivery is available throughout Fairfield County. To order, click here.
If you’re looking for an experience everyone will love, grab a ticket to one of our DIY Workshops where you’ll learn how to level up your food styling skills and gain some wine & cheese pairing knowledge. Offering public and private in home workshops.
Give the gift of style this Holiday season!
Our vintage barbershop offers great haircuts, personal grooming, hot shaves, hot towel service, as well as barbershop camaraderie, sports on the flat screen TV’s, magazines just for you and a beer, or beverage while you wait. No wait appointments are available with a call in. Schedule your appointment online by visiting heroformen.com. Looking for a gift idea? Give the gift of style with a gift card! Stop in today to purchase.
Hero Barbershop is located at 99 S. Main Street, Newtown.
Just Arrived At The Dock…
Hour Lake is a beautifully designed collection of tees, sweatshirts, home goods, gifts, and jewelry celebrating lake life. Customize items (you pick the lake!) from the entire line to create a perfect gift for that person who loves the water on your Holiday list.
The entire line is sustainably sourced with the goal of creating items that will become lasting staples in your home. Shop popular items like:
It’s our lake anytime we want it. It’s where we go to relax & unwind from our busy lives whether it’s just for an hour or for the entire day. Hour Lake shares the love of lake life with our family and friends from near & far.
Opening at the Danbury Fair Mall in January 2022!
Golf Lounge 18 is the area’s premier indoor golf facility providing:
- Bays featuring Trackman 4 Technology
- 105+ courses worldwide to play on
- Full bar & multiple HDTV’s to watch the big game
- Private Lessons
In honor of their opening, enter to win 2 tickets to the 2022 US Open by visiting www.golflounge18.com.
Give the Gift of Great Hair this Holiday Season!
What’s not to love about a gift certificate to Ricci’s Salon? And this year, they’re making it super easy to gift services. From now until the Holidays, take advantage of the following gift card specials:
- Purchase a $50 Gift Card and receive a complimentary Conditioning Treatment
- Purchase a $75 Gift Card and receive a Free Ricci’s Shampoo
- Purchase a $150 Gift Card and receive ANY Ricci’s Shampoo & Conditioning Set
Visit Ricci’s Salon today at 99 South Main Street, Newtown.
Swing into Traveling Chic Boutique for this years hottest trends in the area’s coolest store! Now in three locations, each with their own unique style and vibe, you’re sure to find the perfect gift for all of the gals in your life. Whether she’s a fan of on-trend sweaters, needs a holiday outfit for that special date, a unique stocking stuffer or hostess gift they have you covered. The best part, they still wrap! Can’t decide they have gift cards that can be bought online or in-store.
Traveling Chic Boutique is now open in THREE locations, Brookfield in Brookfield Village at 800 Federal Rd, Oxford at 308 Center Rock Green Quarry Walk, or New Milford at 36C Bank St. Launching just in time for the holiday shopping season is their 3 store tour. Trust me you’ll want to go. Be sure to check them out on Facebook, Instagram, and online at www.shoptcbct.com for the latest styles.