FOR HER / Master Mother’s Day by choosing a gift that’s as special as she is.
FOR THE BOTANIST
“Oh, this bouquet?” she says. “I just threw it together with some fresh blooms from my garden.”
“Flowering and foliage houseplants have made a big comeback. For the mother with a green thumb, orchids and myrtle topiaries continue to top the most popular list, with stephanotis, jasmine, citrus trees, and staghorn ferns and fiddle-leaf fig trees following a close second.”
Nancy Kline Gorkin
Owner, Earth Garden, New Canaan
FOR THE ATHLETE
She’s tried everything from Bikram to barre and is always at the top of her spin class.
“Class packs make a great gift and we love to see mothers and daughters come to take class together. We also have a chic selection of gear including our favorite on-trend high waisted leggings, soft and pretty Beyond Yoga tops to wear to and from class, and limited edition Liberty London print S’well bottles.”
Owner, Pure Barre, Darien
FOR THE PLANNER
Just about anything you’d ever need is either in her car or in her handbag.
“In addition to our racks and racks of spring dresses and cover-ups, we love these umbrellas by Rainstoppers. We have floral and butterfly prints with colors that come to life when wet, making a rainy day a little more fun.”
Owner, Everything Is Rosey, Darien
FOR THE FASHIONISTA
Her advice and wisdom are matched only by her style savvy.
“The new See by Chloé laser cut espadrilles will make any mom feel beautiful. They’re the perfect summer shoe to pair with denim, dresses or skirts.”
General Manager, Shoes ‘N’ More, New Canaan
FOR HIM / Think outside the (tie) box for Father’s Day
FOR THE SAILOR
…or fisherman. If he’s off the clock, he’s on a boat.
“Costa Del Mar builds the clearest sunglasses on the planet for those who live to be on the water and this style shows off the polarized lenses in a retro frame. Pair them with pieces from our large selection of gear and Dad is ready for his own adventure.
Michael La Scala
VP Sales and Marketing, The Dock Shop, Darien
FOR THE OUTDOORSMAN
If you need him, he’ll be outside, enjoying the warm sun with a cold drink.
“Our Adirondack chairs, handmade with 100% recycled poly lumber by Amish craftsmen from Pennsylvania, have a reputation for being the most comfortable. They’re built for all weather and come in a variety of colors to create a custom look.”
Chris & Beth Meier
Owners, Against The Grain, New Canaan
FOR THE SENTIMENTALIST
He saves everything, from his little league baseball mitt to concert T-shirts.
“There is nothing more personal than being able to present and preserve your most cherished memories. A shadowbox, like this one with souvenirs from the 1948 Olympics, puts your treasured keepsakes on display.”
Owner, Geary Gallery, Darien
FOR THE COLLECTOR
His closet and taste only get better with age.
“The gift of a Rolex watch is a perfect way to honor your dad on Father’s Day. The GMT-Master II, in stainless steel with blue and black bezel, makes for a handsome timepiece.”
Kimberly La Du
Owner, Manfredi Jewels, New Canaan