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Discover our favorite (& most giftable) LOCAL brands for the holiday season

This year, it’s more important than ever to shop SMALL and keep it LOCAL. That’s why we’ve rallied together with several of our favorite local brands to bring you the ultimate guide to shopping small. From stocking stuffers and delicious treats to the prettiest accessories and luxe jewelry… This list of locally owned Connecticut brands will help you find one of a kind items for anyone on your holiday shopping list this year.   

CLOTHING & ACCESORIES

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MYSTIC KNOTWORK

Nautical Gifts, handmade in Mystic. Knotwork home decor and fashion accessories to compliment your coastal lifestyle.

JL ROCKS

Fine jewelery, for the most special occassions! JL Rocks is a brick and mortar boutique featuring fine jewelry at affordable prices.

THE 203

We are a home-grown start up company launched by Tory and Roscoe Brown, a brother-sister duo. We sell Connecticut themed products to help customers rock their state pride!

CINDER + SALT

Committed to promoting an environmentally friendly product line, Cinder + Salt specializes in sustainable casual apparel for guys, ladies and kiddos!

ELEVEN 11 ACCESSORIES

Give the gift that keeps on giving with these unique accessory subscription boxes! Or, stop by their retail studio for this season's trendiest accessories!

HOME & LIFESTYLE

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THE DARK & STORMY DRIFT CO.

Hand poured natural candles

GUARDIANS FARM

Made with milk from their own goats, Guardians Farm produces a line of soaps, lotions, deodorants and lip balms that you'll feel good about using!

THE DARK & STORMY DRIFT CO.

On a mission to bring New England charm into your home, Dark N Stormy Drift Co uses repurposed driftwood to create one of a kind handmade whales!

NATURAL ANNIE ESSENTIALS

At Natural Annies, we pride ourselves on being a black woman owned and family operated business. We are a lifestyle soy candle company creating pure soy candles with a feel-good vibe!

THE FINISH CO.

Holiday front porch packages that are pre curated for your home by a team of talented designers. Contact free delivery and installation.

BACKYARD CANDELES

Handmade candles using 100% natural wax with no additives. Our fine fragrances are phthalate free, vegan, and in some lines, pure essential oils.

PAINTED BY THE SHORE

This year, we're all looking for fun hobbies and crafts. Painted By The Shore offers a variety of fun DIY projects that are sent to you in a box to bring you hours of fun in your own home. You can opt to create your projects with their team virtually, or independently with step-by-step instructions.

DREW ANGUS

Local singer and songwriter Drew Angus just released his new Holiday record, "A Snow Globe Christmas." A blend of your favorite holiday classics and two original Christmas songs!

RISE BREWING CO.

RISE believes that brewing sensible coffee starts with good people and great ingredients. They thrive to create the best tasting beverages using the highest-quality organic ingredients they can source.

REBEL DAUGHTER COOKIES

RDC creates ultra-decadent, gourmet chocolate chunk cookies to feed your inner rebel. They give a portion of profits from every sale back to organizations to help make the world a better place.

Maury's Hive Tea

Robust whole leaf tea infused with premium granulated honey for a smooth taste that invigorates the soul, morning and night.At Maury’s, we believe in pure ingredients for a pure taste.

CROSS CULTURE KOMBUCHA

THE BOARD MAMA

Locally sourced charcuterie boards that taste just as epic as they look! The Board Mama is bringing people together with the most gorgeous spreads around. To Order: angelatheboardmama@gmail.com

MAPLE CRAFT FOODS

Following The Sandy Hook Tragedy, Maple Craft Foods turned a family hobby into a business which uses its unique syrup and baked goods to support community organizations.

CROSS CULTURE KOMBUCHA

Born out of a search of a tasty and truly healthy alternative to alcohol, Cross Culture Kombucha was born. Their product remains organic, locally sourced, and naturally flavored.

HOLIDAY SPIRITS

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ONE PART CO.

The greatest cocktail you've ever made with no mixologist required! It shouldn't be hard to make a great cocktail at home. That's why One Pt invented thier all-natural 1pt Infusions blends made from carefully blended herbs, spices, florals, botanicals to help you make the perfect cocktail at home!

CYLINDER VODKA

Vodka that aims to set the bar for the spirits industry. 3 years of master crafting & unparalleled smoothness inside each and every bottle of Cylinder.

FIFTH STATE DISTILLERY

Fifth State Distillery creates award-winning spirits from Connecticut non-GMO corn, all handcrafted in small batches

HALF FULL BREWERY

Beer, Coffee & co-branded 203 merch?! Yep! Half Full Brewery opened it's doors to a new location this year. Third Place by Half Full is a fresh and ever-changing concept for the community, by the community. Designed to be your home away from home. Stop by to pick up a gift card, case of local beer or some cozy merch!

TWO ROADS BREWING COMPANY

Two Roads’ “Road Less Traveled” philosophy is brought to life in the beers they create and how they create them – Area Two, their sister brewery, offers experimental brews in their tasting room ranging from hemp IPAs, gin-barreled seltzer and delicious, fruity sour ales. This Holiday season Two Roads is offering a Holiday Celebration Box which includes limited edition apparel, brews and more! (+ a limited edition co-branded 203 Hoodie just landed over at Two Roads!)