Shop Local This Valentine’s Day With Picks From New Canaan & Darien Businesses

Whether you need a last-minute Valentine’s Day gift, or you simply prefer to shop local, these gift ideas from our favorite Darien and New Canaan businesses are sure to set your loved one’s heart aflutter.

Jumbo Heart Pendant

This piece is for all the ladies who left their heart in Nantucket this summer. Julia Ballentine Fine Jewelry recently partnered with Nantucket Monogram to create this Jumbo heart pendant  engraved with the outline of the Grey Lady herself. Sold exclusively at Nantucket Monogram in New Canaan, you can have a monogram added to the other side!

Nantucket Monogram 
8 Elm Street, New Canaan

DRs Orders Gourmet Cookies

This collection of cookies tastes as good as it looks. Made by Daniel Reardon of DRs Orders Baking Company, this chic box contains a collection of delectable treats—including the company’s original chocolate chip, plus a linzer-heart cookie, brownie cookie and m&m cookie. It’s a perfect gift for that Valentine with a sweet tooth. Reardon, who resides in New Canaan and NYC, is passionate about his cookies and it shows. You can order this Valentine’s Day collection online here.

Drs Orders Baking Co.

Chocolates at Palmer’s Market

For a more traditional gift, you can’t go wrong with a heart-shaped box of chocolates. Palmer’s Market in Darien has a wonderful collection of Lake Champlain chocolates, in addition to other Valentines Day gifts and treats. While you’re there, you can pick up a beautiful bouquet of flowers and a gourmet meal to go—truly one-stop-shopping!

Palmers Market
264 Heights Road, Darien 

Slim “Viv” Gold Locket Necklace

This fresh, modern locket designed by Monica Rich Kosann lets you keep those you most cherish close to your heart. The 18K gold “Viv” locket is elegant when worn alone but also delicate enough to make it perfect for layering.

Manfredi Jewels 
72 Elm Street, New Canaan; 121 Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich

A simple drop earring has the ability to make you feel polished, regardless of the time of day or occasion.  Designer Marco Bicego elevates the drop earring by linking 18K Jaipur gold ovals with brilliantly cut pave diamonds.  Perfect for that Valentine’s Day brunch or a night out on the town.

Manfredi Jewels 
72 Elm Street, New Canaan; 121 Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich

Verdiani Lounge Set

On a recent visit to La Source, a luxury womens lifestyle and bodywear boutique that recently opened in Darien Commons, a friend and I were both immediately drawn to this loungewear set by Verdiani. It is so soft and comfy, we agreed that it needed to go directly on our Valentines Day wishlists. LaSource also carries a carefully curated collection of beautiful intimates to choose from.

La Source
132 Heights Road, Darien

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