Hidden Gems for Mom from a Hidden Gem Boutique. T oo often mistaken for a straightforward, family owned “supermarket,” Palmers in Darien more closely resembles a European, boutique-style department store.  There’s a full-service floral department with stunning blooms and arrangements, and flowering plants for days. The gift shop is veritably brimming with beautiful, carefully curated, high-end home goods, clothing, and accessories. The Parisian-style bakery, complete with crystal chandeliers and pink granite counter tops, specializes in cakes, cupcakes, pastries, cookies, and a variety of artisan breads, all made from scratch daily.