Shop Small this Holiday Season
Small business owners bring the magic of the winter season to life with their creativity and top-tier talent. Did you know holiday shopping in Mystic is a great way to support that dedication? You’ll put a smile on your loved ones’ faces with a special gift while also helping someone’s passion at the same time. It’s a win-win.
Whaler’s is just a short drive from the popular destination– Olde Mistick Village. It’s a quaint location filled with curiosities for some stellar holiday shopping. If you’re looking for a whimsical feel, you’ve come to the right place! Plus, half a million lights and festive displays will dazzle you while you stroll.
The village is a one-stop shop to find something to match everyone’s taste. We’ve put together an inspirational gift-giving guide that makes shopping in Olde Mistick Village a breeze! You’ll know exactly where to go with this handy list; keep reading to find out.
Festive Shopping in Olde Mistick Village
For the Cooks in your Life
If you have any kitchen wizards in your life, be sure to make a stop by Kitch. You can’t miss it. It’s the big red building right next to the lovely pond and majestic water wheel. You’ll find plenty of gadgets to make cooking simpler, quality cookware, and other fun items to make entertaining effortless.
Know someone who needs a stoneware refresh? Surprise them with enchanting pieces that hold a tradition dating back to the seventh century in ancient Europe.
Manufaktura/Janelle Imports offers the world’s largest inventory of authentic, artistic Polish stoneware. Their beautiful collection will make any table pop with color. It’s a surefire way to delight guests that are over for dinner parties.
For those with a Sweet Tooth
Swing by Munson’s chocolates for decadent sweets. Fun fact: three generations have owned this shop since it was founded in 1946.
They would make batches of wafers and ribbon candy from the sugar rations they received following WWII at their first location in Manchester, CT.
You’ll find a variety of irresistible chocolates. These include pecan caramel patties, almond toffee butter crunch, chocolate nut bark, and their famous kettle-cooked fudge made with fresh cream and butter sourced from a local dairy. They have plenty of gift boxes to bring to a holiday party or give to the sweet lover in your life.
Still in the mood for a touch of history mixed with sweetness? Head on over to Franklin’s General Store! There are plenty of gifts filled with nostalgia along with 21, yes, 21 flavors of fudge! They also carry a selection of specialty foods including baking mixes, dressings, salsas, sauces and soups, as well as fruit butters, jams, and preserves. Children in your life will enjoy gifts of natural wood toys, games, puzzles, and a large herd of plush animals from Franklin’s General.
For the Tea Lovers in your Life
Tiger Lily Tea
If you have someone looking to level up their tea selection, Tiger Lily Tea is the place to go. They offer hand-harvested organic tea and believe in creating a gourmet cultural experience for their shoppers. Try out some of their samples to warm you up on a chilly day!
As they say, “you catch more flies with honey.” However, in this case, it’s more gifts to cross off your list! Sticky Situations is a must-visit if you have a tea lover in your life. There are dozens of different flavors of honey to try out while you’re there. Plus, they’re committed to helping our local farms, the health of our community, and saving the bees! Sticky Situations also offers a line of honey butter and honey mustards for delicious additions to your family’s table.
For the Jewelry Lovers
Ginerva Murano Glass
Do you have a fashionista in your life? Ginerva Murano Glass is where you go to find that extra statement piece to dress up any outfit. These pieces will stand out amongst the rest. You can’t go wrong with gorgeous, glass-blown jewelry. The intricate glass is imported from the island of Murano, Italy and the accessories are lovingly crafted right here in America.
R.A. Georgetti & CO
At R.A. Georgetti & Co you can spend hours here browsing through beautiful figurines, stunning pieces of jewelry, baby gifts, wee forest folk, and more! There are plenty of items to brighten a loved one’s home or spruce up a wardrobe.
Find Custom Gifts in Olde Mistick Village
Make your Mark
Our friends at Make your Mark offer a unique experience by personalizing your presents under the tree. This added touch shows you took extra care to add their name to their gift. It’s a great way to make someone smile. Make your Mark also does it for you on the spot; there’s no need to wait or pay for shipping.
For those Filled with Wanderlust
The Whaler’s Inn
You can always give the gift of memories. We offer gift cards in any denomination. Best part? If you’re looking for that last-minute present, it can be sent straight away by email. We can also send a physical gift card to you as well. If you have a travel lover in your life, give us a call to check them off your list! 860-536-1506.