Saturday, November 17, 2007

Uniquely Connecticut Gifts

Looking for a uniquely Connecticut gift to give this holiday season? Or any other time of year for that matter! Here are a few ideas!

The Governor's Residence Ornament featuring The Charter Oak. The ornament is $15.00 and all proceeds benefit the Governor's Residence Conservancy. To purchase please call Carol at 860-524-7355, or Nancy at 860-524-7356. *Ornaments will also be available for purchase at the annual Holiday Open House.

Subscription to Connecticut Magazine. At time of writing, a 12-month subscription to the magazine costs under $12.

Connecticut Wines make a great gift. Connecticut is home to 15 wineries visit the CT Wine Trail page for a list of wineries.

Bridgewater Chocolate A delicious and tempting selection of chocolate treats made in Brookfield, CT including: toffees, crystallized fruit, Coconut, Marzipan Peanut Butter, Chocolate Bars, cookies and more. Gift boxes are available.
Bridgewater Chocolate, 559 Federal Road, Brookfield, CT 06804
Phone: 800-888-8742

Woodbury Pewter Since 1952 Woodbury Pewter has been the manufacturer of over 350 hand-crafted pewter products all made from the highest quality, lead-free Pewter, in Woodbury, CT. Items available include candlesticks, baby gifts, dinnerware, lamps, bar ware, cutlery, trophies and much more.
Woodbury Pewterers, Inc., 860 Main Street South, Woodbury, CT 06798
Phone: 800-648-2014

Larry Brautigam Master Crafted Toys
Rugged Toys for Active Kids Solidly constructed of pine - doweled or bolted - and finished with three coats of polyurethane. Heavy-duty wheels on ½" solid steel axles.
Larry Brautigam, 222 Stockings Brook Rd., Kensington, CT 06037
Phone: (860) 828-6141

The Copper Weathervanes of John Garret Thew John Garret Thew is an artist, an engineer, and an inventor who, for nearly 50 years, has been creating something magical in full bodied, hand hammered, copper weathervanes. He lives in Nofolk Connecticut with his wife Eve, an accomplished artist in her own right.The "guard dog" keeps the whale (shown) on the post where it belongs and is John's trademark. Each weathervane full bodied, hand hammered copper and is signed, dated, and numbered. The copper has not been treated and will age into a rich patina over time. Available through The Connecticut Store of Waterbury.

Vintage Baseball Factory VBF offers the largest line of 19th century baseball goods including uniforms, caps, baseballs gloves and bats. Great for collectors and fans of vintage baseball.
Vintage Baseball Factory, 100 Wells Street, Suite 320, Hartford, CT 06103
Phone: (800) 730-8119

MGC's Custom Made Wooden Jigsaw Puzzles and Fine Art. Amazing hand crafted wooden jigsaw puzzles custom made for Adults and Children. Every puzzle is a Personalized, ONE OF A KIND Jigsaw Puzzle with as few as 4 to as many as 5,000+ puzzle pieces.
MGC's Custom Made Wooden Jigsaw Puzzles and Fine Art
31 Bogue Lane, East Haddam, CT 06423
Phone: (860) 873-3093

Wooden Bow Ties Sculptor and Author Marv Beloff has some rather unique bowties, made of wood, and they're cute too! Guaranteed, if you gift this to someone, they won't already have two in their closet.
International Wooden Bow Tie Club
24B Rosemary Lane, Middlefield, CT 06455
Phone: (860) 349-9328

Custom Action Figures
Looking for a custom action figure that looks just like you or someone you love? These unique gifts make the perfect present for Birthday gifts, Mothers Day Gifts, Fathers Day Gifts, Christmas Gifts, Retirement Gifts, Military Gifts, Corporate Incentives, there is no event that these would not be welcome. They can make your custom action figure in just 2 weeks. They also have an interesting selection of political and pop culture figures available.
198 Goodhill road, Oxford, CT 06478
Phone: (203) 888-0147

Liberty Candle Company
Dedicated to Connecticut's heritage of quality create an incredible selection of hand-made scented candles in a huge variety of styles and fragrances. Votives, tapers, pillars, tarts, tea lights, floaters, and a whole range of candle jars and bottles in over 70 different fragrances. Liberty's candle wicks are also Made in the United States and are Lead Free.
Available through The Connecticut Store
Phone: (800) 218-8845

Books About Connecticut Click here for a list of Books about Connecticut available from

For more great ideas visit:
The Connecticut Store, 120-140 Bank St. Waterbury CT, 06702
Phone: (800) 474-6728

Do you know of any other great things that are made in Connecticut and should be mentioned here? Email me linzi @ or post a message in the comments.

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