After an unusual 2020 holiday season, we are excited to be celebrating the “most wonderful time of the year” with friends and family. While getting in the holiday spirit is exciting, it also can be stressful when you factor in all the holiday shopping you’ll have to get done! The Town of Canton is known for being a destination for holiday shoppers throughout Connecticut. Many visitors flock to our holiday events, shopping centers and Main Street to browse and purchase gifts from local vendors and brand name shops alike. To help make it easier to plan your holiday shopping this season, we’ve put together a Canton Holiday Shopping Guide.


Shop Downtown Collinsville

For a shopping experience that feels straight out a Hallmark Christmas movie, look no further than a visit to Downtown Collinsville. The picturesque town center is rich in history, beautiful architecture and is home to many locally-owned shops and boutiques that offer a little bit of something for everyone. 

Start at Collinsville Artisan Co-op to browse gifts and goods from local artisans, including jewelry, art and decor, apparel and so much more! If you’re looking for a piece of jewelry for that someone special, stop by Carol & Company. This locally-owned gift shop has fine jewelry, art, ceramics and everything in between. Kismet Co. offers a unique selection of gifts ranging from local art, crystals, house plants and everything in between.

Other awesome spots to check out while shopping Downtown Collinsville are Juno Studio & Supply, America The Beautiful Country Store, Mama Bear Organics and Bridge Street Rustics.

All shopped out? Take a break and grab a bite to eat a Lasalle Market or Crown & Hammer


Shops at Farmington Valley

A holiday shopping trip in Canton isn’t complete without a visit to The Shops at Farmington Valley! This open air shopping center is the perfect place to knock out the majority of your Christmas shopping. With big name stores like Kohls, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Barnes & Noble, Sephora and many more — this area is a great alternative to going to a mall. Need a quick snack? The Shops at Farmington Valley also has a variety of spots to grab food —  including Chipotle, Panera, American Flatbread, Jefferson Fry Co. and more!


Antiquing in Canton

If you weren’t already aware, Canton is a destination for antique-lovers! If you’re searching for something extra special and unique for a family member or loved one this holiday season, look no further than Canton and Collinsville for some beautiful, gently-used gifts that come from the heart. Sift through all the secondhand treasures at Antiques on the Farmington, Swank Pearce, The FinderyUnique Antiques of CT and The Junk Shop.