Shop Small this Holiday Season!

There are two types of people: those who finish their holiday shopping and wrap all their gifts before December hits, and those who wait till the last minute. 

No matter what your shopping style is, this year, supporting small businesses is more important than ever. Walking into these local shops truly puts me in the holiday spirit. Decorations and lights, smiling people, and incredible customer service put the joy back into holiday shopping – no matter how long you wait to get started. 

Take a look at some of the local small businesses where you can do your shopping this season!

Home Design and Decor


Artisan Tile

Connecticut Lighting Centers

Page Hardware & Appliance Co.

CT Metal Railings

Madison Furniture Barn

The Rustic Barn

Saybrook Home

Mix Design Store

Treasures Old Lyme


Ella, Where She Shops

Tracy Brent Collections

Just Hatched

Lulu’s Chichi Boutique

Angie Lu

Robertson Madison

Ciao Bella

Country Shop of Madison

Neighborhood Vintage

Walker Loden

Toys, Books, and More

Jordie’s Toy Shoppe

RJ Julia Booksellers

Breakwater Books

The Purple Bear

Toys Ahoy!


Village Chocolatier

Sweet Creations

Thompson Chocolate

PaperScape Artworks

I know I haven’t included all of the incredible local shops – comment and let me know where you’ll be doing your holiday shopping!

For those who are looking for ways to give back during this holiday season, we’re still collecting gift cards for The Gift Card Project! Simply pick up a gift card while you’re at one of your favorite local spots, mail it to The Gift Card Project, care of One + Company, 350 Goose Lane Suite 201B, Guilford, CT 06437, and we’ll take care of the rest!