A Holiday Gift Guide from Stonington Borough


It’s time for merry-making and the ho-ho-holidays, and we’ve gathered some pretty great gift ideas from the merchants in Stonington Borough. We encourage you to shop small this holiday season, support your local businesses and buy from people you know!

Jingle jangle, now this is a bangle

A.K. Dasher Jewelry has an enormous selection of sterling silver and gemstone jewelry, but this bangle bracelet with a labradorite stone is a real showstopper. $98.50. 141 Water Street.

The girl with the pearl earring

Circle pearl earrings in white or pink, 8mm and 10mm are 20% off at Black Orchid Jewelers at 117 Water Street #1. Sale ends 12/31/18.


A star is born

The Sunday dress from Smiling Button is the perfect party dress for your little one…and it’s made right here in New England. There’s also the “Letter from Santa Kit” for $30. Post your letter by December 15th and Mr. Claus himself will respond! Available at Bluebird Day Kids, 149 Water Street.


Deck the halls and stuff your stocking

Carolyn Yost Estate Estate Jewelry & Stonington Antiques etc. has a selection of decorations and the best stocking stuffer ever — the Skin So Soft Wintersoft Collection with babassu oil, Shea butter and vitamin E.148 Water Street.

Momma needs a new pair of shoes

These pretty plum suede ankle boots are a steal at 40% OFF. Clad In Shoes and Clothing, 152 Water Street.

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Celebrate and decorate!

Whether you need to decorate your house or embellish your gifts with something extra special, check out the Stonington COMO Thrift Shop at 45 Cutler Street. They’ve got a great selection of ornaments and wreaths.


Kiss the cook

There are so many incredible gift options at the Borough’s newest kitchen / market The COQ &CO., it’s hard to narrow it down to one. But nothing beats a great cookbook. 147 Water Street.

Holiday spirit(s)

Tackle your gift list and give back too. Tickets for Cove Ledge’s 3rd Annual Bourbon, Wine & Beer Fundraiser are on sale now. $35 and $50, cash and checks accepted in-store. 804 Stonington Road.

When the weather outside is frightening

Cozy cashmere scarves for him or her. $24.50 each or 5 for $100. Available at Fun Company Sample Outlet, 71 Cutler Street.

The host with the most

The ultimate host delights in the details. Estate-worthy glassware, 20% off at Grand & Water Antiques, 135 Water Street.


Warm and fuzzy

The Hungry Palette has a fun selection of wool-fleece hats and mittens, hand-knitted in Nepal. They’re also fair trade. $23.50 for hats, $19.50 for mittens. 105 Water Street.

Fine jewelry with a coastal flair

The Compass Rose Collection pendant, available in sterling silver or 14K with longitude and latitude of Stonington. Shown with rose cut black diamond, starting at $160.

Maggie Lee Designs, 135 Water Street, back porch entrance.


What every coffee lover wants

REALLY GOOD COFFEE of course. Social Coffee Roastery has your gift waiting for you: a bag of espresso and two espresso cups. $25. There are also gift cards available. 117 Water Street.


Pom poms and cashmere

Girly girls love soft, furry things and Tucci Design has the prettiest cashmere blend and faux fur pom pom scarves and ponchos that are soft AND furry! There a number of colors to choose from and they’re all so gorgeous it’s hard to decide. 120 Water Street.


Beautiful textiles make beautiful gifts

Wrap up one (or a set) of luxurious, organic cotton hand towels woven in Turkey. Yali Stonington online. $28 each.


Also part of Stonington Borough is the American Velvet Mill at 22 Bayview Avenue. The “Mill” as locals call it, is a thriving community of artists, entrepreneurs and small businesses. There’s art, unique crafts, fitness classes and health and healing services. If you can’t find a great gift (which would be impossible), there are a lot of businesses that offer gift certificates - great for stocking stuffers!