2023 Shop Fairfield County Holiday Gift Guide

holiday gift guide

We are thrilled to share our ninth annual, locally curated, and mom-approved holiday gift guide. With the holiday season rapidly approaching, we want to help you easily find the perfect gifts for everyone on your shopping list. We also want to encourage you to shop small, shop local, and shop Fairfield County this holiday season! Please support our sponsors!


links drinks
Are you looking for the perfect gift for the golfer in your life? Look no further; the Transfusion cocktail has been a golf tradition for years! Links Drinks has created the first brand of ready-to-drink canned Transfusions! Take them anywhere: the course, beach, boat, or bbq at home. Their “Classic” is made with vodka, ginger ale, and grape juice. The “Front Nine” is with orange juice, and the “Back Nine” is with cranberry juice. All are 7% abv, gluten-free, with no preservatives, and made with natural ingredients. Locations where you can purchase are found on their website. Happy Holidays and Enjoy Life!

Featured Gift: Ready to Drink Canned Cocktails

Mention Fairfield County Mom and receive 20% off any swag item seen on their website.


Aunt JoJo's Cookies
Some call them cookies because they are sweet, some call them cookie chips because they are so crispy, and some call them crack-y cookies because you can’t eat just one! That combination makes Aunt JoJo’s Cookies “the best d♥mn cookies you’ll ever eat!” With four flavors, two bag sizes, and shipping across the US, these bite-sized cookies are perfect for anyone on your personal or business holiday shopping list. Gift certificates, monthly subscriptions, and customizable labels are available. Check out, follow, and support this CT mom-and-daughter duo today!

Featured Gift: Chocolate-Chocolate Peppermint Holiday Edition Cookies

Receive 10% off your purchase (minimum order $15) through December 31, 2023, with the code FCMHoliday2023. 


Naturino Kids Shoes & More carries the finest brands of children’s shoes for infants to tweens! They measure and fit your child’s feet every time you come in to shop. They also have gift cards, accessories, and a fun selection of toys, which are awesome gift-giving options! Their brands include Naturino, Falcotto, Steve Madden, Dolce Vita, Skechers, Geox, Emu, Sorel, Cienta, Under Armour, Native, Tsukihoshi, Merrell, Saucony, Vintage Havana, and so much more!

Featured Gift: Children’s Shoes, Accessories, & Toys

Receive 20% off your single item (thru 1/31/24) with the mention of Fairfield County Mom.


Massage Envy
Holiday stress no more with a bit of help from Massage Envy Fairfield! They’ll keep you feeling your best with massage, facial, and stretch sessions so that you can easily tackle your shopping list and the holiday crowds! Check your special someone off your holiday list and enjoy the season of giving and getting!

Featured Gift: Gift Card

Receive a FREE* $20 promo card when you purchase $100 in gift cards or a FREE* $50 promo card when you purchase $200 in gift cards! *Offer available in-location only, now through December 31, 2023. Promotional cards must be used between 11/1/23 – 12/31/23. Other rules and restrictions may apply. See clinic for details.


Feast & Fettle
Sprinkle some instant delight in a lucky recipient’s inbox with a Feast & Fettle e-gift—redeemable at any time and never to expire—and provide fresh, locally prepared meals delivered to their door. Then, enjoy saving somebody special a whole lot of energy they’d otherwise spend on shopping, chopping, sautéeing…you know the drill. Approximating a more convenient meal train, an F&F gift can provide real support to those who welcome a new baby, recover from surgery, renovate their kitchen, or anyone who could use a break from cooking. Oh, and bonus: Minimalists will approve. Just choose how many people you want to feed with your gift, then the number of weeks and meals you’d like to provide.

Featured Gift: E-Gift Card

From November 24 to December 24, get $15 off F&F gifts with the code FCMOMS15.


Pampered Pant
Children’s clothing brand Pampered Pant is a local, mom-owned business that gives back – making it the perfect place to holiday shop for all the kids in your life! They design and develop athleisurewear for children aged 2-7, and it’s with these littlest consumers in mind they craft every aspect of their products. Their pieces are super-soft, durable, and stylish. Even better, every Pampered Pant piece is tagless and machine washable! Their best-selling summerweight hoodies are incredibly soft, light enough to wear alone, and have enough stretch for all the moves your kiddo makes throughout the day. The best part? You can feel great about supporting this for-purpose company. Through their partnership with the National Diaper Bank Network, every purchase provides a day’s worth of diapers for a family in need.

Featured Gift: Best-selling Summerweight Hoodies

Receive 15% off your first purchase with the code FCM2023.


Alchemy, The Salon, has been voted best in town for haircuts and color multiple times since opening in 2018. Owned and operated by lifelong Fairfield resident Imogene Wilson, the salon is a bright, airy gem located just outside the downtown area, with welcoming New York City loft vibes. At Alchemy, you will never be just a number in a busy salon in their cozy boutique-style space. Their team of fun and friendly stylists will utilize their creativity and your sense of style to create the perfect balance and make you feel at home. “Come as you are. Get cozy. Leave better.”

Featured Gift: A Signature Haircut and Blowout

First-time clients will receive a complimentary signature blowout with Jenn with the mention of Fairfield County Mom.


Volvo holiday
Riley Volvo Cars Stamford has been family-owned and operated since 1959, bringing Fairfield County the safest car a family can own or lease. The 2024 Volvo XC90 has more safety technology than ever, paired with simple yet luxurious styling, making this SUV the SMARTER choice for your family.

Featured Gift: 2024 XC90 

Receive an additional $1,000 off any 2023 Volvo XC90 in stock through December 31, 2023, exclusively for Fairfield County Mom readers, only at Riley Volvo Cars Stamford. The FCM $1,000 bonus is subtracted from the internet-listed price.


bridgewater chocolate
In 1995, the prestigious Swedish Chef Erik Landegren moved to the quaint town of Bridgewater, Connecticut, where he began to fall in love with the delicious flavor combinations and generous sizes of classic American chocolate. He admired America’s passion and indulgence for chocolate but longed for Europe’s uncompromising ingredients and technique. So, he applied the European technique and ultra-premium ingredients to create Bridgewater Chocolate, elevating the standard for American chocolate classics. Now produced in Brookfield, Connecticut, with an employee-led team, the focus remains on creating premium chocolate pieces with thoughtful consideration of the entire gift-giving experience. The luxury hinged box, complete with our signature hand-tied bow, is now the standard for classic, meaningful gifts given by those who truly love and care. Visit the newest location of Bridgewater Chocolate in downtown Westport, located on the parking lot side of Parking Harding Plaza at 165 Main Street, or shop online for
quick and easy shipping.

Featured Gift: Bridgewater Assortment in Holiday Red Box


Broken shed
Broken Shed Vodka is the perfect vodka for creating delicious celebratory cocktails over the holiday season. Broken Shed Vodka is the pinnacle of crisp, clean simplicity as it’s made with only three ingredients, two of which are water! This unique approach blends mineral-rich aquifer water from New Zealand’s South Island with filtered spring water from the North. Combined with a fresh, whey-based spirit, this is vodka from a different world – a naturally gluten-free vodka with no additives, sweeteners, or GMOs. This makes Broken Shed Vodka perfect for creating all your favorite drinks—or experimenting with something new! Discover what it means to be different. For recipes and inspiration, visit brokenshed.com.

Featured Gift: Broken Shed Vodka


Tesalate Towels

Get beach better with Tesalate’s sand-free towel. It’s the perfect beach accessory for anyone who hates sand. Made from a unique microfiber fabric, Tesalate towels repel sand so you can relax and enjoy your day without worrying about getting sand everywhere. Tesalate towels are also super absorbent, fast drying, lightweight, and compact, making them easy to pack and carry wherever you go. With various stylish designs available, you will surely find a Tesalate towel that matches your personality. Retailing at $59 for standard sizes, $99 for beach blankets, and $35 for kids’ towels, Tesalate is exclusively available at www.tesalate.com.

Featured Gift: Tesalate Sand-Free Towel


Rockwater Pottery is known for its rustic and neutral colors with modern and minimalist lines designed to fit in all homes. Her signature piece is the reusable ceramic travel cup with a silicone lid.

Featured Gift: Handmade Ceramic Travel Mugs

Receive a free silicone thermal wrap with your purchase with the mention of Fairfield County Mom.


Magic Family Getaways
As a travel advisor with Magic Family Getaways, Pam Tobin can help you save time and stress planning a magical vacation, and the services are free to you! She specializes in all Disney Destinations and is an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner! She is certified in Universal Studios, Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruises, and Sandals/Beaches. If you are interested in a Disney vacation, Pam can help you choose the right accommodations, take care of your dining reservations, provide tips and tricks to make your trip more enjoyable, and provide information and teaching about services such as Genie+. She can help plan anything from multigenerational trips to couples getaways and Eastern European cruises to VIP theme park tours. Working with a travel advisor provides complimentary access to professional travel expertise, the latest travel information, expanded vacation possibilities, continuous monitoring of promotional savings, and an on-call consumer advocate. Please get in touch to plan your next unforgettable vacation!

Featured Gift: Disney Cruise Line Vacation

Receive up to a $200 onboard credit per stateroom, compliments of Magic Family Getaways, valid for new Disney Cruise Line guests traveling from November 10, 2024 to May 31, 2025 with bookings made between November 24, 2023 and November 26, 2023.


The Pencil Grip
Are you tired of the endless mess of painting? Fear not! Kwik Stix Tempera Paint sticks take the mess out of painting while keeping all the fun! Simply uncap, twist, and paint! Kwik Stix has a fast-drying formula that allows them to dry in 90 seconds while leaving a paint-like finish! No cups, smocks, water, or brushes are required. Kwik Stix comes in assorted vibrant colors with coverage that won’t crack. Great on poster paper, cardboard, wood, and canvas.

Featured Gift: Kwik Stix Solid Tempera Paint Stix


Navy Jane
Navy Jane was founded in 2015 by Lauren Kopal to honor women of all body types and sizes. They feel every woman deserves to have clothing made from quality fabric and a design that makes her attractive. At Navy Jane, you can complete your Coastal Preppy Look with one of their sweaters, clutches, totes, and nautical accessories. Get your summer on with this navy beaded clutch with white beaded lettering—”SALTY” design. Fold over clutch with beading on the front and canvas on the back. She was inspired by New England living. Optional silver crossbody chain. Or stand out with our statement Harper navy beaded clutch with a red lobster design. The front is beaded, and the back is a navy canvas.

Featured Gift: Salty Beaded Clutch and Lobster Beaded Bag

Receive 15% off your purchase with the code FAIRFIELDCOUNTY.


Charley & Henry
At Charley & Henry, they create bespoke gemstone beaded jewelry. Each piece is handcrafted with love and expert craftsmanship. They are continuously exploring the world of semi-precious stones so they can make unique pieces that you will want to wear every day! All their pieces are made with the highest quality semi-precious stones, sterling silver, and/or gold-filled elements. They also welcome the opportunity to do custom pieces, so don’t hesitate to reach out and ask via their shop!

Through the new year, receive 20% off with the code FCGIFTGUIDE.


Pandora Jewelry
Did you know that Pandora supports small businesses? As a franchise partner, Pandora jewelry has a network of small family-owned businesses as part of their network. Give some seasonal sparkle this holiday season with their festive jewelry, from charms to rings to bracelets and more. Visit Pandora at your local store at the Danbury Fair, Trumbull Mall, Sono Collection, or Westfarms Mall for the perfect gift!

Featured Gift: Holiday Gift Sets

Want to be a part of our Shop Fairfield County Holiday Gift Guide?

Are you a local business that would like to be featured in this guide? Partnering with us allows your business greater visibility with a large targeted market of local families. Email Elisabeth at [email protected] to get started!


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