WHO WE ARE
Nutmeg + Honey is a female-founded online gifting boutique that specializes in finding the very best Connecticut-made artisan products and curating them into beautiful gift boxes for all of life’s occasions. We believe in supporting local businesses and uplifting the Connecticut economy, which is why even our signature navy blue keepsake boxes are manufactured in Bridgeport, CT.
From thoughtfully selecting every high-quality product to handwriting recipient cards, we aim to provide a seamless and personalized gifting experience. We are proud to source our boxes from more than 35 different crafters, makers, artists and small businesses right here in Connecticut. We believe in supporting local, shopping small and buying quality products.
Every time you send a gift from Nutmeg + Honey, you’re supporting not one, but several small businesses throughout Connecticut. It is our hope that both gift senders and recipients will love the products in the boxes and return to our makers in the future.
MEET THE FOUNDERS
Jordan (left) and Claire (right)
Claire Bastian and Jordan Abbott founded Nutmeg + Honey because they discovered a desire among friends and family to support local businesses in Connecticut. They found that it was time consuming and inconvenient to purchase from different small businesses, so they created a way to support multiple small businesses and package the products beautifully in a streamlined, online platform.
Claire and Jordan have been friends since Claire relocated to Connecticut in 2013 and each bring a unique set of strengths to the business. Claire has a background in marketing and loves putting her creative skills to work in designing the perfect gift box. She lives in West Hartford with her husband Matt, kids Olivia, Owen, and Jacob, and dog Izzy. You can find them on the weekends hiking and exploring the great outdoors. Jordan has a background in law and teaching and is particularly invested in building Connecticut’s local economy, having spent most of her life here. She lives in West Hartford with her husband Craig and kids Henry, Eleanor, Ben, and June. She loves planning trips that her family will take...someday.
Both Claire and Jordan enjoy connecting with local makers and learning about their unique products and they are passionate about supporting female and minority owned businesses.