In 2007, Lori Greene had envisioned the perfect store. A store where one could find unique and well made gifts at reasonable prices. She thought of gift stores that she visited while on vacation in North Carolina’s Outer Banks; Charleston, South Carolina; and Wickford, Rhode Island. There was something special about the stores that she visited while vacationing, a special feeling, a different style, and she wanted to bring it home to Connecticut for everyday enjoyment.
She began to make her plans, and by March 2008, her first store, Party Elegance & Gifts was opened. This store featured a medley of fine giftware as well as an extensive party supply section. As the store grew in popularity, Lori found that she needed to refocus her efforts in order to keep her customers satisfied.
This desire to satisfy her customers in the Greater Waterbury area led to the redesigned, renamed Elizabeth Richard Gifts. Elizabeth Richard Gifts features fine quality gifts for every stage of your life. Elizabeth Richard Gifts carries a fine selection of jewelry, including Trollbeads, locally produced Fascia’s Chocolates, gifts for baby, kids and tweens, luxurious bath& body products, an extensive selection of greeting cards, Willow Tree and Lolita collectibles. Elizabeth Richard Gifts is proud to carry an extensive selection of china, crystal and flatware from such notable companies such as Wedgwood, Royal Doulton, Lenox, Waterford, Belleek, Villeroy& Boch and Reed& Barton. Being a cooking enthusiast, Lori also takes pride in carrying a fine selection of tools for all of your kitchen needs, such as Mauviel Cookware, Emile Henry, J. K. Adams, CuisiPro and Cuisinart.
There is so much to see, so much to experience in our store. We encourage you to stop in, and to do so often, as our offerings are ever changing. You will never be disappointed.
And just who is Elizabeth Richard? Lori explains, “It is each of my kids’ middle names. They are the reason for everything that I do, so it was fitting to put their names on the store.”