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1650 Hartford-New London Turnpike, Montville, CT 06370


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When we get together with our families for the holidays we may be seeing relatives that we may not normally see during the year.  This may make it difficult to find a gift because you may not know what they want or need. The Shops at Natures Art Village carry unique items that will make anyone’s face light up. Take a look at our last minute gift ideas below for some excellent ideas you can pick up any day this week at The Shops:

Great ideas under $30:

  1. Games carved out of stone or wood with gemstone playing pieces. We carry a variety of games and dice made out of these materials.
  2. Healing Touch Pottery. These one of a kind mugs come in a variety of styles and have a gemstone set into the handle of the mug.  Each mug is hand-thrown and glazed by artisans in nearby New Hampshire.
  3. Essential Oils, Incense and Smudging supplies. We carry these items plus many accessories that go with them.
  4. Carved Stone Kitchenwares. We have a line of stone plates, trays and canisters.  Stone is hugely versatile for kitchenwares because it can hold warm and cold temperatures evenly and for a long time.
  5. Minerals and Crystals. We have many beautiful specimens.  Some of our minerals have been made into candle holders, wine bottle stoppers and beautiful gemstone trees.
  6. Trinket and storage boxes. We have boxes made of carved stone, shell and even enameled Swarovski jeweled boxes.

Come down to The Shops at Nature’s Art Village on Route 85 in Montville, Connecticut and browse our endless aisles of amazing gifts. We are open 7 days a week from 9:30 A.M. until 7:00 P.M. through December 23, 2017. Happy Holidays from all of us at Nature’s Art Village!

Want to get a great gift for a co worker who has gone the extra mile for you? How about a gift for your boss, manager, or supervisor who has supported you throughout the year? The Shops at Natures Art Village have the perfect items for you!

Great office gift ideas for under $20:

  1. Hand carved desk supplies. Onyx marble pen and pencil holders, stone business card holders and carved change bowls.
  2. Coasters and coffee cups. The shops carry a good selection of stone coasters and different styles of coffee mugs.  Pick out a set of agate slices for coasters.
  3. Model Sets. The Metal Earth line features many reproductions and characters/vehicles from movies such as Star Wars and The Avengers.
  4. Himalayan Salt Products. Our gift shop carries salt lamps, cooking salts and other Himalayan salt items.
  5. The Shops at Nature’s Art Village carries a nice variety of candles from both Crystal Journey and A Cheerful Giver.  We also have a full line of candle holders as well.
  6. We also carry unique gifts such as Zen Gardens, Buddha Boards and gemstone trees.

Next to come is our gift guide for other adults in your life! Come down to The Shops at Nature’s Art Village on Route 85 in Montville, Connecticut and browse our endless aisles of amazing gifts. We are open 7 days a week from 9:30 A.M. until 7:00 P.M. through December 23, 2017. Happy Holidays from all of us at Nature’s Art Village!

Marbles & Onyx Giftware

Monday, December 11th, 2017 until Sunday, December 17th, 2017 Select Marble & Onyx Giftware is on sale for 20% off at Nature’s Art Village!

These beautiful and durable jars, mortars and pestles, vases, wine chillers and more make memorable gifts for anyone on your holiday shopping list. Carved from marble and onyx, these pieces standout and add a unique ambiance to any dining room or kitchen.

Visit The Shops at Nature’s Art Village on Route 85 in Montville, Connecticut to see our full collection of stone giftware and holiday gift ideas perfect for everyone on your shopping list!

It is the time of year where you may be asked to provide an office “Secret Santa” gift, or asked to give ideas on a supervisor’s/manager’s gift, or even meet relatives that you have not seen for a long time. Each of these situations may cause a little hesitation or indecisiveness when choosing a gift because we may not be familiar with what these people like or want.

Never fear, here at Nature’s Art Village we have a wide selection of items that could potentially provide a well thought of gift.

Gift cards are an excellent gift because they allow a person to pick out something they may have had their eye on for long time. If a gift card seems too impersonal, here are a few suggestions for gifts with a more personal touch:

Great ideas under $10 for the younger ones in your life:

  1. Sticker sets are always timeless. We have one use stickers and reusable stickers with scenery.
  2. Art supplies from colored pencils to doodle pads. These items will keep children occupied and the refrigerator art gallery full.
  3. Small science and craft kits. Most of these kits provide more than one project and can help teach different life skills.
  4. Edible insects. What more can I say?  For the youngster who likes the “gross and unusual.” – Yes, they’re real insects and yes, they’re delicious!

  5. Tumbled stones or natural mineral specimens. Pretty crystals and colors fascinate children of any age.
  6. What child isn’t mesmerized by shark teeth, dinosaur bones or other evidence of life from thousands, or even millions, of years ago?

Next to come is our office gift guide! Come down to The Shops at Nature’s Art Village on Route 85 in Montville, Connecticut and browse our endless aisles of amazing gifts. We are open 7 days a week from 9:30 A.M. until 7:00 P.M. through December 23, 2017. Happy Holidays from all of us at Nature’s Art Village!

Crystal Journey Candle Gift Sets

Monday, December 4th, 2017 until Sunday, December 10th, 2017 Crystal Journey Candle 4 Piece Gift Sets are on sale for 20% off at Nature’s Art Village!

Another excellent gift for the holidays is on sale this week in The Shops at Nature’s Art Village. Save 20% off this week only on these beautiful 4 piece candle gift sets by Crystal Journey Candles! Each set has a theme from Caribbean Nights to Winter Wonderland and many more. The collection comes with 4 unique, square votive candles in scents that fit the theme.

Visit The Shops at Nature’s Art Village on Route 85 in Montville, Connecticut to see our full collection of candles, essential oils, candle holders and many more amazing gifts for loved ones on your holiday shopping list!

Bookends

Monday, November 27th, 2017 until Sunday, December 3rd, 2017 all Bookends are on sale for 20% off at Nature’s Art Village!

Just in time for the holidays, we have the perfect gift for you at Nature’s Art Village – and it’s on sale this week! Save 20% off all Bookends at Nature’s Art Village this week (ends Sunday, December 3rd). Our unmatched collection of one-of-a-kind bookends will blow away any reader or interior decorator on your holiday shopping list. Choose from our selection of mineral bookends including Utah Septarians, Agate Geodes, Amethyst, Rhyolite and many more.

Visit The Shops at Nature’s Art Village on Route 85 in Montville, Connecticut to see our full collection of bookends, mineral specimens, carvings and other gifts for the holiday shopping season!

Wooden Giftware

Monday, November 20th, 2017 until Sunday, November 26th, 2017 all Wooden Giftware is on sale for 20% off at Nature’s Art Village!

Beautiful, eye-catching and unique, Nature’s Art Village’s wooden giftware items make ideal additions to your home’s decor.  Whether you need a sturdy, natural root wood bowl for your dining room table, or want to find the perfect wood-carved sculpture for someone special on your gift list, these pieces are just what you need. With sculptures of a variety of animals and bowls of all sizes you are sure to find something you’ll treasure for years to come.

Visit The Shops at Nature’s Art Village on Route 85 in Montville, Connecticut to see our full selection of gifts, sculptures, bowls, and other gifts for the holidays shopping season!

Mosaic Bowls

Monday, October 30th, 2017 until Sunday, November 5th, 2017 all Mosaic Bowls are on sale for 10% off at Nature’s Art Village!

These one-of-a-kind mosaic bowls are eye-catching additions to every dining and living room. Whether you need an ideal centerpiece for Thanksgiving dinner, a special addition to your living room decor or the perfect gift for someone special on your holiday shopping list, these mosaic bowls are just what you are looking for. Beautifully made in a variety of shapes, colors and sizes they are sure to leave an impression on everyone who visits your home this winter.

Visit The Shops at Nature’s Art Village on Route 85 in Montville, Connecticut to see our full selection of bowls, glassware, home decor and other gifts for the holidays shopping season!

A Cheerful Giver Candles

Monday, October 23rd, 2017 until Sunday, October 29th, 2017 all A Careful Giver Candles are on sale at Nature’s Art Village. Buy 2 candles, get 1 of equal or lesser value FREE!

A Cheerful Giver Candles are beautiful, strongly-scented candles which offer a variety of powerful aromas to freshen-up any room in your home. Scents include Baked Candy Apple, Bamboo Waterfall, Island Breeze, Spicy Cinnamon and many more. Plus, A Cheerful Giver supports an excellent cause! A Cheerful Giver employs special needs adults through a community partnership to wick their candles. These ‘wickers’ decide how many hours they work and all receive a paycheck each day to build a sense of pride, purpose and accomplishment.

Visit The Shops at Nature’s Art Village on Route 85 in Montville, Connecticut to see our full selection of candles, incense, essential oils and other unique gifts.

Creativity for KidsOctober 21, 2017

Creativity for Kids

Looking for a great activity for your children? Having a party and want to keep your younger guests occupied? We have a solution!

Look no further than out Faber-Castell Creativity for Kids kits. Whether you’re looking for quick and simple crafts or for projects that may lead to new hobbies, these kits have it all.

Creativity for Kids was started in the 1970’s by Phyllis and Evelyn. They were volunteers at their children’s elementary school and witnessed firsthand how children are able to express themselves through art. Together (and with help from their husbands) they created art kits packaged in burlap bags. Through the years their popularity grew and they were able to expand the brand into what it is today.

What makes Creativity for Kids Kits so unique? Everything you need to complete the project is in the kit. If you need scissors, there are scissors in the kit. If you need glue, glue comes in the kit. The idea was to create an experience where you don’t have to find or purchase any other materials for the crafts you are making. Open the box and you are ready to create your masterpiece.

Creativity for Kids kits come in large and small sizes. Each kit provides anywhere from four to twenty-four projects to do. This means you could potentially use the kit over and over again. Keep your play-date interesting or even use the projects as party giveaways so you don’t have to purchase goody bags.

Here at The Shops at Nature’s Art Village we have a wide variety of Creativity for Kids kits to choose from. Make soap or jewelry, craft paper airplanes or creepy monsters, the possibilities are endless!

All Creativity for Kids kits will be on sale 15% off during our upcoming Toy Sale, October 26-29, 2017. Click here for more details!