Mother's Day gift guide

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Mother’s Day is this Sunday May 8 and the we have you covered with great gift and dining ideas for the special women in your life — all from local merchants and businesses in the your community. Watch the video below:

Below are some of our suggestions:

Darien Sport Shop

From the active, to the classic mom to the trendy mom, Darien Sport Shop at 1127 Post Road has the perfect gift for the special Mom in your life. At Darien Sport Shop, May 5 through 7 will feature trunk shows and events with exclusive gift offerings just for Mother’s Day shopping.  On Saturday, the store is offering personalized shopping – with refreshments by Darien Butcher Shop, activities for the kids, and personalized hand-calligraphed Mother’s Day cards with your purchase of $100 or more. Visit for more.

The Dock Shop

Looking for the perfect gift for mom on Mother’s Day? Well, if your mom was dropping hints about how much fun she had on Block Island last summer, about how beautiful the beaches are in the Bahamas or about good times out on the family boat, The Dock Shop — with locations and Darien and Westport — can help. They have gift items that will make Mom feel like she’s on vacation at the beach. Clothing, jewelry and unique items that will stir her love of the Coast and show her how much you  Love her! The Dock Shop51 Tokeneke Rd Darien and 609 Riverside Ave, Westport. Visit for more.

Dom’s Garden, Flowers and Gifts

Nothing says Mother’s Day quite like beautiful flowers and, at Dom’s Garden, Flowers and Gifts, 1936 Post Road Darien, you can get beautiful flowers and more. Discover a one-stop shop for unique gifts, including jewelry, home accessories, votives and more.

Call (203) 202-2843 or find them on Facebook.

Manfredi Jewels 

If you want your gift to mom to have even more of an impact, shop at Manfredi Jewels in New Canaan this weekend. Ten percent of all sales Friday May 6 and Saturday May 7, will be donated to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. Manfredi is located at 72 Elm Street in New Canaan. You can reach them at 203-966-8705 or find out more at

Helen Ainson

If you want to get mom something she’ll love, try Darien’s Helen Ainson. Located at 1078 Post Road in Darien — Helen Ainson is a premiere destination for special occasion attire, designer sportswear and accessories.  If you need some suggestions for great gifts for mom, Helen Ainson has you covered, from elegant and fashionable wraps, jewelry, fun clutches and much more. Visit for more.

Wild Birds Unlimited

If your mom loves nature and the outdoors, check out Wild Birds Unlimited on 356 Heights Road in Darien, right next to the Noroton Heights Post Office.  They have everything you need to pursue the hobby of backyard bird watching and carry a wide variety of gifts for all occasions including Mother’s Day. And, at Wild Birds Unlimited, gift wrapping is always free. Visit for more information.

Walter Stewart’s

Walter Stewart’s Market in New Canaan is offering a Mother’s Day Brunch package made-fresh-to-order. Quiche Lorraine, Stewart’s Fresh Chicken Salad & Watercress Tea Sandwiches, Freshly baked petite croissants, fresh squeezed OJ, zucchini bread, fruit salad and more, all delivered on the morning of Mom’s Big Day. Walter Stewart’s will prepare the feast; dad and kids, can take the credit! Order online at or in store, located at, 229 Elm Street New Canaan, at the deli.

Cesco’s of Darien

Whether you celebrate Mother’s Day with your mom, grandma, stepmother or other important people in your life, why not get the family together for a meal at Cesco's Trattoria in Darien this Mother’s Day?  The restaurant, located in the GoodWives Shopping Center,  will be offering a range of specially crafted Italian specialties in honor of Mamma including Baby Eggplant Napoleon, Mozzarella, and Pomodoro Fresco; Garganelli Pasta with Butter Poached Lobster in a Sherry Wine Sauce and more.  A special dessert for all Mamma’s will be offered.

For reservations call 203-202-9985.

Luna Rossa or Ridgefield

Another great dining idea is Luna Rossa of Ridgefield,  90 Danbury Road - The modern Italian kitchen will help you celebrate mama on May 8. They offer a list of fine wines and spirits, to pair with creative dishes, made with classic, fresh ingredients. They open at noon on Sunday. Call 203-403-3974 or visit

Vazzy’s Osteria of Monroe

Vazzy’s Osteria of Monroe is celebrating mom all day Sunday with brunch from 11 to 3 or a sit down dinner from 4 to 8 - Located at 415 Main Street- You can check out the menu at Call 203-459-9800 to make reservations.