It’s never too early to get ready for the holidays, is it? After what has been quite an unconventional and challenging year, we’d like to share a more traditional and gratifying way of holiday shopping. In many ways, this year has been about slowing down, coming together, and appreciating what we have. And we certainly appreciate and want to support Washington’s amazing family-owned shops.
With the holiday season quickly approaching, we invite you to explore the shops in the charming villages of New Preston and Washington Depot and experience their curated, world-class products and attentive service. There are many convenient ways to shop here this holiday season:
1. Explore our shops
Explore the decorated shop windows twinkling with their holiday finest, shops stocked with fun finds, and the perfect treasure for even the most discerning on your list. Enjoy the “un-mall” experience and browse the unique offerings in the Depot and on the “Street of Shops” in New Preston. Make it a day as you explore our scenic roads, eateries, cultural happenings, and historic districts. Explore our shops.
2. Browse online
If you can’t make it in person, you can still find the perfect gift online as many of our local businesses have e-commerce websites. You’ll get the best of both worlds: unique gift ideas from the comfort of your home. Also browse through the shops’ stunning Instagram profiles to get a sense of their exquisite style and variety of products.
Our local business owners offer convenient ways to shop (even by phone!) and provide one-on-one customer service to offer you a personalized shopping experience. Browse our shops.
3. Gift Certificates
Can’t decide what to get everyone on your holiday list? Gift certificates are always a good idea! This year, the Washington Business Association and the Washington Economic Development Commission have created a unified e-commerce website to make it easy to purchase gift certificates online (all in one convenient place) to support our local businesses. Buy a Washington gift certificate: www.washingtonctgiftcertificates.com.