What do you consider an "impulsive necessity" No matter. The Bowerbird, which stocks some 10,000 different gift items from 2,000 vendors, likely carries it. What this landmark Old Lyme gift shop, in the biz since 1989, considers "impulsive necessities" includes everything from fun and funky accessories for home and garden to cute and cuddly baby gifts to jewelry with just the right amount of bling. Did we mention gourmet goodies, playthings for the pampered pooch, fine stationery for the finicky mother-in-law—and that’s just to start? Hold on a minute: That gift's for you? We won't tell a soul.