Above: Available at Seaside Delights in Rowayton
Drop in at these big and small stores to make stocking up on festive cards and wrapping paper a fun part of your holiday season.
If you’re in New Canaan, visit:
Design Solutions/DS: This fun, unconventional store prides itself on carrying interesting, quirky cards and stationery. For holiday, they’ll be stocking individual cards by brands like The New Yorker and Rifle Paper Company, as well as a unique selection of wrapping paper. Complimentary signature DS gift-wrapping available with in-store purchases.
146 Elm St, New Canaan; 203-966-3116
M Milestones: This high-end stationery retailer specializes in personalized holiday cards. Customers can bring in a photo and the M Milestones staff will help them design a unique card (recommended ordering time no later than December 1st). In addition, the store carries festive Caspari wrapping paper and paper goods, and offers personalized gift enclosure cards. Complementary gift-wrapping with signature black and white M Milestones paper available with all purchases.
32 Forest St., New Canaan; 203-801-0020
Papyrus: This well-known stationery vendor offers several designs of their own brand of holiday wrapping paper sold in rolls, bulk wrap or single pages. Geometric foil-like papers are popular this year. During the month of November, if you spend $50 on single or boxed sets holiday cards, you’ll get $10 off your purchase. Papyrus will gift-wrap any item (whether or not bought in-store) with holiday wrap you purchase from them for a $4 fee.
32 Elm Street, New Canaan; 203-801-0126.
If you’re in Darien, visit:
Everything is Rosey: This whimsical, festive store will feature holiday enclosure and gift cards as well as trendy patterned holiday wrapping paper. All in-store gifts wrapped free of charge.
1072 Post Road, Darien; 203-202-9977
Good Food, Good Things: In addition to their wonderful gifts, Good Food, Good Things offers holiday boxed cards and stationery items from stylish vendors like The Printery, J. Faulkner, Ink & Iron and Sugar Paper.
865 Post Rd., Darien; 203-655-7355
Innovative Invitations: This mainstay store is a great place to find festive Caspari boxed cards and wrapping paper as well as charming single holiday cards. They also customize cards with or without photos.
154 Heights Rd, Darien; 203-655-7332
Nielsen’s Florist: While you’re sprucing up your home for the holidays at this full-service florist, don’t miss their selection of holiday cards, napkins, ornaments and pre-made bows for trees or special gifts.
1405 Boston Post Road, Darien; 203-655-2541
If you’re in Rowayton, visit:
Seaside Delights: Located adjacent to the Rowayton Historical Society, this little gem of a boutique offers great personalized holiday cards with a seaside theme and small paper goods for stocking stuffers. Everything is custom gift wrapped with owner Joanne Gray’s starfish ribbon, and 15% of every sale goes to the Rowayton Historical Society. Holiday hours are Tuesday-Saturday from 11-3pm and occasional evenings.
177 Rowayton Ave, Rowayton; 203-461-4291