Favorite Shops for Mystic, Connecticut Souvenirs
Call it a souvenir, keepsake or memento, a trip to Mystic isn’t complete without bringing home a little something to remember how awesome your visit was. Or maybe you’re a local and want to shout it from the rooftops how much you love Mystic (we wouldn’t blame you!). The quaint streets of downtown, and the shops in Olde Mistick Village, are home to a number of boutique gift shops carrying locally made and distinctive items that make memorable souvenirs or gifts. Here are a few of our favorite places to pick up the perfect mementos of Mystic.
Mystic Seaport Stores
Located adjacent to the Mystic Seaport entrance and next to the big anchor, the Mystic Seaport Stores are full of unique seafaring gifts, toys, model ships, prints and much more. From t-shirts and sweatshirts to glassware and home decor, there’s no shortage of Mystic keepsakes! The bookstore offers more than 90 of the Museum’s published titles as well as one of the nation’s most complete selection of maritime books and publications. After you’re done shopping, stop by the cafe for a drink and a snack!
Located at 4 East Main Street, Just Mystic is a coastal apparel store that draws its inspiration from all things Mystic, influenced by the community’s history of sailing and shipbuilding. They carry all the Mystic merch you can imagine – from apparel for adults and kids, to fun accessories like bracelets and keychains. They also do collabs with other local businesses, like their recently released Mystic Drawbridge Ice Cream t-shirts! Just Mystic also cares deeply for the planet, and supports local causes with global impacts with their donations. Grab a delicious coffee or tea inhouse while you shop!
Located in Olde Mistick Village, The Boardwalk is definitely on our list of favorite souvenir shops in town. With its emporium-like atmosphere and beach cottage feel, shopping at The Boardwalk is always fun and exciting! You’ll find over 5000 coastal and seaside themed gifts, including jewelry, prints & signs, bath & body products, and old fashioned candy. Make sure you grab a sweet treat before you leave-the fried dough and freshly squeezed lemonade does not disappoint!
Mystic Knotwork is conveniently located on the corner of Holmes St, just steps from the Mystic Drawbridge. The first and oldest knot shop in the United States, they hand make nautical sailor knot bracelets and woven knot decorations for your home, including woven wreaths, ornaments, bowls, and doormats. In addition to making all of their products by hand, including the beautifully decorated wreath on the drawbridge, they support events around town and are very active in the community. It doesn’t get more “Mystic” than a hand tied knot from one of the oldest shops in town!
Where’s your favorite spot to grab a Mystic souvenir? Tell us all about it, and show us what you bought! Don’t forget to tag @think_mystic so we can share!