40 Maine-Made Gifts

Let your best year of holiday shopping begin.

No more ugly ties. No more blankets with sleeves. No more impulse buys from the discount aisle. Our annual Maine-made gift guide is your ticket to stylish, creative, and thoughtful gift-giving — all while supporting Maine’s small businesses and artisans.


Expand each section to see individual products. Items with an asterisk* were nominated by our readers!
THE HIGH END

Undeniable splurges — and they’re worth every penny.

Farrell & Co.’s leather and brass throwback: hand-dyed, hand-stitched, and handsome. Canteen Bag,
$285.

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 Cannon Skis

The recently expanded Lucid Skis makes planks to handle everything from deep powder to frozen hardpack. Trip Skis, $999; 207-615-0472.

Buy

Woodsound Studio

From Rockport’s venerable Woodsound Studio luthiers, a piece of genuine craftsmanship that sounds even better than it looks. Guitar, $12,000. 800-696-8082.

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Linden Longboards

Vintage water skis upcycled into one-of-a-kind boards. Linden Longboards Trik Master, $375; Ski Skat, $200. 678-793-5204.*

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Thos. Moser

Crafted from American black walnut, this was the chair Pope Francis sat in during his most recent American visit. Harpswell Chair, $1,800. 800-708-9045.

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STOCKING STUFFERS

A whole lot of gift for under $15.

44 North Coffee

Fair Trade beans from Deer Isle’s renowned roastery.
Sumatra Coffee, $12 for 12-ounce bag.
207-348-5208.

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Riff Wood Picks

For your guitarist pals, choose a laser-etched, hand-finished design or have one custom made.
Riff Wood Picks,
$9.75.*

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Pickles and Things

From Fryeburg’s Pickles-N-Things: low-sugar, high-fruit jams cooked in 6-gallon batches. Carrot Cake Jam, $7; Blueberry-Maple Jam, $8. 207-713-3996.*

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Casco Bay Soap

Maine scents (e.g., blueberry cream, the beach) in small-batch soaps. Casco Bay Soap, $4. 207-730-3249.*

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SoulShine Soap Co.

SoulShine Soap Co.’s suds are dye-free and made from sustainably harvested oils and botanicals. Soaps, $6.50 each.*

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Long Winter Soap Co.

Be they therapeutic balms or just plain pretty perfumes, pleasant smells never go out of style. Long Winter Soap Co. Perfume Oils, $10.

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Primitive House Farm

Be they therapeutic balms or just plain pretty perfumes, pleasant smells never go out of style. Balms & Rubs, $11.

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Flowfold

Battle the dreaded wallet bulge with this sleek solution.
Minimalist Card Holder Wallet,
$10.

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rubs

Forget paprika and curry; try a baharat rub or bezar blend.
Gryffon Ridge Spices, $5.
207-737-2996.

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UNCOMMON THREADS

One-of-a-kind wearables (perfect for Maine winters).

Jack & Mary Designs

Jack and Mary Designs uses recycled wool sweaters to make mittens lined with cozy fleece. Mittens, $42.*

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Fox Island Printworks

Wear the Maine state seal proudly on your chest.
Dirigo Sweatshirt,
$35. 207-867-2344.

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More & Co.

More & Co. designs kids’ wear for the coolest tykes on the block. Kids “Imagine Maine” Anchor Sweatshirt, $42. 207-747-4730.

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Daytrip Society

A toasty topper you’ll wear a lot during the next three (okay, probably six) months. Betty Louise Studio Pom-Pom Hat, $44. 207-967-4440.

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AHOY THERE!

The gift of the Maine coast.

North Country Wind Bells

North Country Wind Bells evoke ocean bell buoys, even if you’re nowhere near the sea. Camden Reach Wind Bell, $56. 877-930-5435.

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Vessel and Co.

These candles from Biddeford’s Vessel and Co. are scented with essential oils of lemongrass, coriander, and palmarosa. Lobsta Diffusah, $20.

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Erin Flett

Repurpose this Erin Flett creation as a drinking glass once the candle burns out.
Soy Candle, $35.
207-837-0763.

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Austin P. Smith

Pour from a vessel with a screen-printed chart of Penobscot Bay. Nautical Chart Carafe,
$88.*

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Anne Zimmerman

Bring the coastline to your couch with designer Anne Zimmerman’s pillows. Maine Coast Indoor/Outdoor Pillow, $44.

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Lola Arts

Lola Arts’ colorful clay pieces are too pretty to leave on a shelf. Vase, $38; Maine Coasters, set of 4, $48; Mug, $42. 207-318-3297

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DECKHAND BLING

Repurposed lobstering gear: more fashionable than you’d expect.

Lobsterband Rings

A sterling silver ring with swappable, colorful lobster bands (affectionately nicknamed “Down East wedding bands”). Inspired by collecting loose bands on a Bar Harbor beach. LobsterBand Ring, $125.*

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K Colette


The same brass tool
that measures lobsters,
now the coolest bracelet
in your stash.
Perfect Catch Cuff,
$143.*

Buy

KID STUFF

The cute, the hip, and the cozy.

Tree + Vine

Handmade wings help imaginations take flight, using felt made from recycled plastics. Magical Monarch Wings, $55.*

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Two Little Beans & Co.

Even tiny tootsies deserve good-looking kicks (with Sherpa-fleece soles). Baby Booties,
$15–$25.

Buy

Bird & Bear

A solid maple ring is finished with organic beeswax and olive oil polish. Bunny Ear Teething Ring,
$9.

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Aventyr

Äventyr Kidswear’s every whimsical print is hand-drawn and printed on organic cotton. Winter Foxes Long Sleeve Shirt, $38; Sweatpants, $32.*

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GoBabe

In hunter plaid, GoBabe’s cotton covering is the quintessential Maine blankie. Buffalo Plaid Deer Baby Blanket, $48.

Buy

BAOBAB Organics

A handmade plush pal they won’t be able to sleep without.
Stuffed Elephant,
$21.

Buy

GOURMAND GEAR

Small-batch treats — and the tools to make your own.

Vena's Fizz House

Fill each aromatic jar
with your favorite spirit,
steep, and enjoy. Infusion Kit Set, $40.
207-747-4901.

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Maine Craft Distilling

Ho, ho, ho and a
bottle of this.
Ration Rum,
$30.
207-798-2528.

Buy

NasonWorks

Pop a top (and don’t lose it) with this handmade, magnetic, walnut-wood opener. Bottle Opener with Magnetic Cap Catcher, $43–$45. 207-370-2814.

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Oats Any Time

Sweet, wholesome, and baked to order in a gluten-free kitchen.
O.A.T. Fruit-Filled Crumb
Tart Gift Crate, $25.
207-341-0623.

Buy

Finest Kind

Pick your favorite and whip up a gallon batch of fresh tea per 16-ounce bottle of concentrate.
Finest Kind Tea,
$11.

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Maine Coast Creations

A double-purpose tool: measures those bugs and opens those beers (or what-have-you). Engraved Lobster Measurer and Bottle Opener, $22. 207-259-3800.

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Weft & Warp

The ultimate in utilitarian chic, Weft & Warp’s waxed canvas apron can be worn or used as a portable roll. Waxed Canvas Apron/Tool Roll, $75.

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By Laura Serino
Photography by Irvin Serrano
Styling by Emmie Michaud

Laura Serino is a North Haven dweller, founder of the Fore Front Fashion blog, and former digital editor of Down East Magazine.