The 10 Best Gift & Specialty Shops in Mystic, Connecticut (CT)

May 15, 2022 Janette Largent

Swab the decks, batten down the hatches and get ready to set sail for a weekend of adventure in Mystic, Connecticut's seaside city devoted to all things maritime. From the popular Mystic Seaport, a recreated 19th-century seafaring village, to the newly updated Mystic Aquarium, where you can mingle with beluga whales, seals and dolphins, there is something nautical at every turn. The Colonial period buildings of Olde Mystick Village offer a few tasty seafood restaurants, historical atmosphere and a multitude of unique gift shops. While most of Mystic's attractions have a marine theme, there are a couple of exceptions: landlubbers may want to check out the Mystic Art Association's galleries and studios, which showcase the work of local and regional artists. Or have a lunch at Mystic Pizza, the eatery made famous by the Julia Roberts movie of the same name. From restaurants with plenty of crayons and kid's menus to hotels with puppet shows and bedtime story hours, everything about Mystic is geared toward children, making it a fun and educational family getaway. And for adults, the nearby Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun casino complexes are a sure bet for entertainment.
Restaurants in Mystic

1. Munson’s Chocolates

27 Coogan Blvd Building #14, Mystic, CT 06355-1920 +1 860-536-4351 http://munsonschocolates.com
Excellent
88%
Good
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Satisfactory
13%
Poor
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Overall Ratings

5.0 based on 8 reviews

Munson’s Chocolates

2. CT Quilt Works

5A Roosevelt Ave, Mystic, CT 06355-2805 +1 860-245-0111 [email protected] http://www.ctquiltworks.com/
Excellent
100%
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5.0 based on 4 reviews

CT Quilt Works

At CT Quilt Works, quilting is fun. The shop is small but the laughs are large. The selection of gifts includes everything from puzzles and wine-glasses made especially for the quilter, to sewing kits and vintage handkerchiefs suitable for just about anyone. Carefully-chosen patterns and fabrics and notions inspire our customers, whether making a table runner or a full-size quilt. Interested in completing a UFO from the 1940s? Need some linen napkins for a special dinner? Looking for an antique or vintage quilt or quilt top? We offer vintage fabrics as well.

3. The Spice & Tea Exchange

6 W Main St, Mystic, CT 06355-2586 +1 860-245-4153 [email protected] https://www.spiceandtea.com/connecticut-mystic-ezp-53.html?chapter=1
Excellent
83%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
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Overall Ratings

5.0 based on 40 reviews

The Spice & Tea Exchange

Come In and Smell the Spices! The Spice & Tea Exchange® offers food lovers, chefs, and tea enthusiasts a unique shopping experience filled with culinary delights. Explore your inner chef and shop over 140 fine spices, 75+ hand-mixed seasoning blends, sugars, salts, loose-leaf teas, and accessories. Create your own gourmet gift, or choose from a variety of gift boxes and recipe samplers!

Reviewed By AndrewBeach - West Haven, United States

Excited to see this store in downtown Mystic. This location has a lot more to offer an others in the chain. Helpful staff, tasting of several products. Can't wait to try out my spice mixes at home!

4. Trove Mens Provisions

15 W Main St, Mystic, CT 06355-2509 +1 860-415-8484 [email protected] http://www.trovemystic.com
Excellent
100%
Good
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5.0 based on 3 reviews

Trove Mens Provisions

Welcome to Trove in Historic Downtown Mystic! The only store provisioned with him in mind. You will find great accessories and footwear from Hirschel, Nixon, Reef, Olukai and Redwings. Irresistible grooming products from Mod Cabin, Duke Cannon Supply Co, Burly Stone and Kent Combs. Unique gifts that he will love! #giftsforhimgiftsforyou #shopsmallshoplocal

5. Extra Virgin Oil Store

27 Coogan Blvd, Mystic, CT 06355-1920 +1 860-536-1916 http://www.extravirginoilstore.com/index.html
Excellent
58%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 26 reviews

Extra Virgin Oil Store

Reviewed By RachelsDad2018

What a sweet little shop. Jars of honey that you can taste prior to purchasing and very knowledgeable staff that are willing to talk and answer questions. Also, olive oils on the other side of the store that you can also taste.

6. The Company of Craftsmen

43 W Main St, Mystic, CT 06355-2545 +1 860-536-4189 [email protected] http://www.companyofcraftsmen.com/
Excellent
70%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
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Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 10 reviews

The Company of Craftsmen

7. Franklin’s General Store

27 Coogan Blvd Olde Mistick Village, Mystic, CT 06355-1920 +1 860-536-1038 http://www.franklinsgeneralstore.com
Excellent
60%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
0%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 30 reviews

Franklin’s General Store

Reviewed By UnikelyFan - Fall River, United States

This store has a little bit of everything. It has fudge, nuts, soup mixes, spices, jars of pickles, and much more!

8. Mystic Knotwork

25 Cottrell St, Mystic, CT 06355-2663 +1 860-889-3793 [email protected] http://www.mysticknotwork.com/
Excellent
76%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 34 reviews

Mystic Knotwork

Sailor Bracelets and Nautical Knotwork for your home made right here in Mystic. See them create knot creations as they carry on their 50+ year family tradition in Mystic. Our growing community of artisan knot tyers are always open to talking about the area and share their talents.

Reviewed By barryn680 - Coventry, United States

now I am wearing my new bracelet for men made of rope in a long lost art and I am just so proud. This place is the only one of its kind in the entire U.S.A. and all items made in Ct. no China junk sold here.All handmade and bracelets made while you watch (they also have some made already so you do not have to wait))A 60 year old company run now by Matt and his wife and a full staff of artists. They have table decor,doormats,and many other accessories this award winning shop will show you and the kids how nautical knots are tied and in your favorite color. For all the work that goes into these items they are very low priced..Named by Yankee Magazine as the 2019 made in Ct. Editors Choice award. This is New England tradition at it's finest. You will not find another shop like this anywhere so it is not to be missed. Located in an older well kept stand alone building at 2 Holmes St in Mystic with a shop also at 25 Cottrell St or at [email protected] or see them online to order. I am getting ready now to order a doormat for our condo near the beach. It is fantastic and at a low price. The kids will love the items made just for them and Mom or Dad what a great place for something you just can not get anywhere else that is quality,,different,and within your price range. A true hidden Gem. I am not sure about being accesable by wheelchair so call. They may have a place to come in I did not see. 860-889-3793

9. Mystic Seaport Museum Store

47 Greenmanville Ave, Mystic, CT 06355-1939 +1 860-572-5385 http://www.mysticseaport.org
Excellent
46%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 13 reviews

Mystic Seaport Museum Store

Reviewed By ragiansanti34 - Staffordshire, United Kingdom

The Mystic Seaport Museum Store has an impressive range of books including cookbooks, history, navigation, and children's books. There is a selection right when you walk in to the store and a larger selection upstairs. They also sell souveniers, clothing, home decorations, toys, and food. You do not have to purchase a ticket to get into Mystic Seaport to be able to browse the museum store.

10. Tidal River Clothing Co.

28 W Main St, Mystic, CT 06355-2587 +1 860-536-6371 [email protected] http://www.tidalriverclothing.com
Excellent
86%
Good
8%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 50 reviews

Tidal River Clothing Co.

Nestled along the west bank of the Mystic River, in historic Downtown, Tidal River Clothing Co, is Mystic's premier shopping destinations. We are a local, independently owned and operated store in which you will find premium lines for the whole family. We have the area's largest selections of Patagonia, Helly Hansen, Life is Good, Toad & Co., Prana, Carve Designs, O'Neil, Jack O'Neil, QuikSilver Waterman and Cova. Compliment your new outfit with a new pair of sunglasses or a beautiful watch by Nixon. We will help fit you with the perfect pair. Between Maui Jim, Ray Ban, Oakley, Kaenon or Spy Optics, we will have something perfect just for you. A well constructed shoe or sandal makes for a very happy foot. We have a superb selection of OluKai shoes and sandals, in addition to classic Rainbow Sandals for him and her. We also have a large selection of fun styles from Crocs for the kiddos. A trip to Mystic wouldn't be complete without a t-shirt, sweatshirt or hat to take home. We have the largest and best selection of Mystic gear for everyone in the family.

Reviewed By 279vivienne

Happened to pass the store and saw that they stocked Patagonia wear. There is a wide selection and I would have liked to buy almost everything I saw. The assistant was veryfriendly and helpful. If you like Patagonia, this store is a wonderful destination.

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