When shopping for that special someone, the thought behind the gift can mean the world. So why not ditch the big retailers, try spots with truly unique items, and help keep a local boutique in business? From handmade treats and houseware to fashion, accessories and more, these Connecticut-made gifts will never be forgotten. You can even support local Black-owned businesses with this online directory or shop these women-owned businesses. Then, top it off with a handmade card from Hartford Prints – your date will feel truly special.