FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Still stumped over what to buy for Mother's Day? Whether she's sporty, artsy, a foodie, techie, beach lover or all of the above, the following shops in Fairfield County feature a host of items in a range of prices sure to make Mom (and your wallet) happy.
Bruce Museum Gift Shop, Greenwich: There's always something a bit out of the ordinary at this gem of a shop where scarves and jewelry have been selling briskly for Mother's Day. Buy anything from Inis, a popular Irish cologne, and as part of a Mother's Day promotion you'll get a free cosmetic bag with a small perfume sample. Treat Mom: 1 Museum Dr., (203) 869-0376, www.brucemuseum.org/.
Connie B's Boutique, South Norwalk: Dresses, dresses and more dresses are part of the new inventory options at Connie B's. The fashionista in your family will also like the springy skirts, jewelry and flip-flops. Too hard to decide? A gift card is the perfect one-size-fits-all treat. Treat Mom: 43 North Main St., (203) 857-4485.
Goldenberry, New Canaan: Got a new mom in the house? Goldenberry has "New Mom" and "New Grandmother" mugs, as well as frames, jewelry, candles, lotions, teas, cookbooks, trays, bowls, decorative glasses, hostess towels, scarves and jewelry, not to mention lovely boxed candy. Most everything here has an Irish/English/Scottish touch making you feel like you crossed an ocean instead of just crossing the street. Treat Mom: 149 Cherry St., www.goldenberry.com/.
Nielsen's Florist & Garden Shop, Darien: Mother's Day is Nielsen's biggest floral holiday of the year with hanging baskets, outdoor blooming trees and orchid plants among the top sellers. Add red wine and/or champagne for the ideal gift. In addition, the store features a wide assortment of jewelry, scented candles and other home accessories. Treat Mom: 1405 Boston Post Rd., (203) 655-2541, www.nielsensflorist.com/.
Madison And Mulholland, Stamford: Stamford resident Jane Ubell-Meyer, who runs an online retail site, always has her eye out for the next "it" thing. Selling gangbusters for Mother's Day: Her roomy cross-body HFX body purse with a free 4000 mAh power bank. There's also a button hole to thread earphones or charging cord. Treat Mom: www.MadisonAndMulholland.com/.
Purple Frog, Ridgefield: Items in a variety of price ranges are available at Purple Frog where you'll find luxury bath cakes ideal for pampering mom, gorgeous-smelling candles, as well as necklaces made in the Paris workshop of Sandrine Giraud. Treat Mom: 5 Bailey Ave., (203) 431-3764, www.purplefrogshopping.com/.
SoulCycle, Greenwich and Westport: Give mom some "soul" with a "Mom" SoulCycle T-shirt or gift card. Treat Mom: 374 Post Road E., Westport, (203) 683-7685; 266 Mason St., Greenwich, (203) 653-7685, www.soul-cycle.com/.
Yogasmoga, Greenwich: The Vivacity collection is big this season with crop pants, long- and short-sleeve T-shirts in new colors. Come on Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. for a mother/daughter event with skincare and makeup. RSVP necessary. Treat Mom: 68 Greenwich Ave., (203) 861-9642, www.yogasmoga.com/.
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