Portland Buy Local Gift Ideas – Forgo the Maine Mall this year and shop with Portland’s locally owned businesses. We reached out to our members to ask them for the best local gift ideas for the 2018 holiday season. You’ll see that we’ve got pretty much everyone on your list covered!
Dean’s hot fudge and Maine sea salt caramel sauces – the best you’ve ever had. Yes, we’re biased, but we’re still ready to bet our lunch money on it.
OTTO Gift Cards are Buy One, Get One for the holidays!
BUY $100 | GET $20
BUY $50 | GET $10
BUY $25 | GET $5
(In-store only from 11/18/18 until 1/3/19)
Make your own dashi, miso soup and more with our flavor-packed, aromatic Maine version of a Japanese staple. Sustainably wild harvested in Penobscot Bay, it was then dry aged for one year, bringing out complex sweet, savory and umami notes. The highest quality blades were then hand selected and trimmed for this small-batch offering.
Seasons Eatings to your friends and family this holiday with a Maine Foodie Tours gift certificate! Delicious, educational and entertaining tours in Portland all year long and seasonally in several more coastal Maine cities. Unique experiences begin at $70 never expire or lose value. Taste your way through town with us!
Maine Foodie Tours
A can’t miss gift for the foodie on your list. We’ve gathered four customer favorites from our aged
balsamic vinegar and ultra premium extra virgin olive oil tasting bar to offer in a convenient gift set.
Wrapped, tied with a ribbon and ready to go, the “Favorites” include our Traditional 18 Year Balsamic, Summer Peach White Balsamic, Lemon Infused and Tuscan Herb Ultra Premium Olive Oils. The perfect under $50 gift for the cook or food lover.
161 Commercial Street
These snazzy mugs will keep hot drinks hot, and cold drinks cold – without hurting your hand either way! Great for mulled cider this winter, and for a chablis by the pool next summer.
The Honey Exchange
Share your love of CBD Coffee with family and friends this holiday season. Three great gift boxes from which to choose! And two coupons inside — one for you and one to share to keep the celebration going!
Coffee by Design
Tea brewing pots, glass, vessels, Gaiwans – some locally made, some for tea-on-the-go!
Our new obsession is JOCO cups! These amazing, artisan-blown reusable glass cups are simple, sleek, and elegant. JOCO’s mission is to shift the coffee culture of single-use cups to one that is sustainable and sans plastic. Yay, planet Earth!
Portland Food Co-op
290 Congress Street
Pomology is a series of beers that explore the interplay of fruit and beer. We added apricots to a base of barrel-aged, golden sour ale and allowed the beer to ferment a second time with the fruit. Bright aromas and flavors from the fruit blend with the tartness and graininess of the beer. Alc. by Vol. 6.2%, 500ml bottle.
Foundation Brewing Company
FREE SHIPPING ON THIS ITEM!
Buy one $50 Gift Card and get a second $10 Gritty Gift Card for FREE!
Buy a $50 Gritty gift card and get a FREE $10 BONUS Gritty gift card before this Christmas offer ends!
Use in Gritty’s Pubs in Portland, Freeport or Auburn or our Brewtique retail stores for meals, beverages, Gritty wear or gear.
Infuse your spirits without chemicals, preservatives, or high fructose corn syrups. With Vena’s Infusion Jars we create delicious recipes using all natural freeze dried fruits, herbs, and sugar. We put it in a jar; all you have to do is add the alcohol! Choose from 10 flavor varieties.
Vena’s Fizz House
When the snow flies, what better way to stay in shape then to ride inside?! Give the gift of fitness this year. Jibe is a rhythm based indoor cycling studio base in the heart of Portland’s Old Port. Dance your way through 45 minutes of intense cardio, and finish leaving accomplished, invigorated, and sweaty!
Jibe Cycling Studio
Give the gift of clear chakras with this hand-picked pack of healing gemstones.
Give the gift of yoga! Gift certificates may be purchased in any denomination online or in the studio for your special someone to enjoy yoga all year. Our 10 Class passes may be used for any weekly class on our schedule, or better yet, give an entire month of unlimited yoga—it’s the gift of bliss!
Lila East End Yoga
Imagine being able to RECEIVE your yoga practice instead of having to DO your yoga practice! Thai Yoga Bodywork is an ancient form of hands-on treatment where the client enjoys yoga-like stretches as well as acupressure along the energy lines of the body. Sessions available by appt. on Fri. & Sat. at your home or in Ashley’s private yoga sanctuary!
Ashley Flowers Yoga
Small, inexpensive & functional bike accessories for safety & fun.
Port City Bikes
10-class pass for our CoreFUNction or 3/4 Throwdown classes held Mondays and Wednesdays at 5:00PM and 5:45PM
Portland Paddle offers private lessons with its expert guides for people of all skill levels — from total beginners to seasoned paddlers interested in honing their technique. You’ll learn a lot, have fun and become a more confident kayaker or paddleboarder. Purchase a gift certificate for a private lesson at portlandpaddle.net.
If you’re still on the fence about floating we will be having an open house on December 1st to show you the float tanks and answer all of your questions. We will have a raffle giving away FREE floats as well as free root beer floats while you’re here! Come see how the many benefits of floating can improve your well being.
Give the gift of health! The Immune Support Gift Basket contains:
~ Gift certificate for a cupping session
~ Organic Elderberry Syrup from Maine Medicinals
~ MycoShield Immune Support Spray from Host Defense Mushrooms (citrus flavor)
~ Cleansing Hand Spray from Maine Medicinals
Email us or stop by Rosemont Wellness Center to pick one up!
Six Branches Family Acupuncture LLC
Tanorama’s Mystic Spray Tan booth gives a flawless and natural-looking tan for anyone wanting to look great for holiday parties, trips south, and everyday! A spray tan can also boost spirits during Maine’s long cold winter and give a sun-kissed glow to anyone.
The Maine Island Trail is a water trail spanning over 200 islands and coastal sites along the 375 miles of the Maine coast. With membership starting at $45, Maine Island Trail Association members receive a paper Trail Guide, full access to our Mobile App, and discounts at local retailers and outfitters. Give a MITA gift membership to the boater in your life this holiday season, and they’ll become part of an active community dedicated to access and stewardship of Maine’s wild islands!
Maine Island Trail Association
Great for layering (even with other scarves), South Street Linen’s colors and designs add personality to any outfit. Great for summer or winter layering, these scarves are a year-round item that customers buy in every color and design.
South Street Linen
5 South Street
Alpaca, the Fiber of the Gods, an aristocrat of the luxury fiber world. Since ancient times, Alpaca has been cherished for its luxurious softness and lightweight warmth. It is renewable, sustainable, and is found naturally in 22 distinct colors. These superb woven scarves are made of 100% Baby Alpaca.
The ANGELROX hourglass is like gifting a sweet hug to any lady on your list. A cozy infinity scarf or hood that can also double on the body as a comfort shaper, pencil skirt or shirt extender. Crafted with joy in the textile mills of Biddeford, Maine using sustainable plant based fabrics that comfort and soothe.
Charm her with a keepsake of her favorite state. This delightful sterling silver pendant featuring a detailed impression of Maine is set with a delicate green Tourmaline. Made to order with other gemstone colors in all 50 states.
The Portland Head Light Sand Earrings are made from beach sand from the beach right next to the world-renowned lighthouse, Portland Head Light. The artists adds crushed shells to the sand and covers it in glass on surgical steel. Is Portland Head Light special to you? This jewelry is a perfect way to remember the annual family pilgrimage, a special summer spent in Maine, or to gift to someone commemorating a special event occurring at the monumental head light.
Lisa Marie’s Made in Maine
Let’s get stacking! Our Expandable Bangle is chic and fashionable. Customizable to your most treasured territories, this sleek wristlet provides a means to forever carry the memory of your special spot at only an arm’s length away. Our pewter toned expandable bangle expands from 7 .5″ to 9.25″ and is designed to fit everyone. It is finished with a satin silver finish pewter charm about the size of a dime. Further personalize with Engraving and Gift Wrap.
Stay warm in Portland this winter with these 100% Cashmere scarves! Available in an assortment of plaids, prints, and solids. Oh so cozy & soft!
Maine Historical Society Museum Shop
489 Congress St.
A statement piece, this necklace is the perfect gift for the beach lover in your life. Made from stainless steel metal, the pendant measures approx 1.25 inches wide and dangles from an 18″ long chain.
Join us on Saturday, January 12th, as our friendly and knowledgeable staff teaches you how to make a Crystal Magic Mala Necklace. Learn how to string beads and make a tassel to create this eye-catching piece! We have all the supplies you need and instruction is always free.
Are you ready to rock? Give the gift of music this season! Purchase 1 month of private lessons at the Maine Academy of Modern Music, winners of Portland Buy Local’s 2018 “Creative Crusader” award. MAMM’s instructors tailor their approach to each student and their individual needs and interests. Study guitar, bass, drums, piano, voice, and more.
Maine Academy of Modern Music
Looking for the perfect gift for the musician in your life? Give the gift of music! Portland Conservatory of Music offers gift certificates in any dollar amount. Our talented faculty teach private lessons in over 30 different instruments, welcoming students of all ages and abilities. We also offer a variety of group lessons every semester!
Portland Conservatory of Music
Roland’s RP series are ideal & affordable first pianos. Students won’t outgrow the full 88-key weighted-hammer-action, 3 pedals, & traditional piano look. They’re easy to move to college or a new home; never need tuning; work w/ headphones; and pair with smartphone/tablet for advanced practice features, backing rhythms, digital sheet music, & more!
Starbird Music & Piano Gallery
Innovative hands free travel tote.Simply designed and proven to reduce muscle strain.Remains stably positioned(without buckles!)on your side, back or front for easy access your stuff anytime! Zippered rain-lid, roomy tote-style interior, secure exterior pockets, water resistant Cordura nylon.Can be worn with pockets faced inward.Perfect for Travel!
Heavy duty Canvas Tote Bag (natural with navy gusset and handles). Zippered top and one exterior slip pocket. Embroidered with your monogram
13.25″ H X 7″ W X 23.5″ D
We reinvented the classic bandana print with our favorite Maine motifs to create our Maine Bandana Tote. On this intricate design, you’ll find recognizable state symbols from mountain to sea such as the moose, blueberries, whales, and lobster that stand out on a navy background. Printed on recycled sails.
Mike Marks has created small, original oil paintings on panel that are perfect for that bare nook in your home. With two sizes available, 4″x4″ and 4″x6″ and a price point starting at $25 and up to $80, you can give the gift of art at an affordable price!
Fore River Gallery
Get your loved one out of the house this winter!
Three full months at PelotonLabs Coworking, including 24/7 access, free wifi, coffee, snacks, and networking events.
A unisex cotton apron with paper braces that fits both men and women
32” x 32”
Straps: 19” @ shortest, 35” @ longest
Made in Italy
The brace design makes the apron easily removable for machine washing
The paper braces can be handwashed separately or wiped cleaned
Seasonal Runners will add beauty and elegance to your Holiday Table! The runners are various sizes so you will be sure to find the perfect fit for your table! My seasonal runners are backed with beautiful printed or solid fabrics for continued use beyond the Holidays! Hurry in! Limited supply available!
Patti’s Machine Quilting & Gallery
Our photo blocks are printed on a textured matte canvas and adhered to 1 1/2″ deep birch wood blocks. These blocks come ready to hang but can also be arranged on shelves or desks in small groups. This versatile gift is also protected with a fine art quality varnish that protects your photograph from UV and water damage for years to come!
Maine Photo Works
If you’d like to share some of the more curious elements of Maine history with a friend or family member, the book “Strange Maine: True Tales from the Pine Tree State” is a terrific gift idea. When you buy a copy at the Green Hand Bookshop, owner and author Michelle Souliere can sign and personalize the book for you. Stop in today!
Green Hand Bookshop
Janis Joplin Personally owned 1960’s Hohner Comet Harmonica & Homburg Hat. This comes with a Joe Franklin Hand Signed COA explaining when, where and how he acquired the items. The hat and harmonica were given to Joe Franklin during a visit with Janis Joplin at the famed Chelsea Hotel in New York City in the mid 1960’s.
Stinson and Company
A bundle of two Maine-themed games – “Downeast Dealer” and “Yankee Swap”. Perfect for gatherings of family or friends this holiday season. Makes a great stocking stuffer or Yankee Swap gift!
For curious kids, this is the chance to embark on the journey of a lifetime—and see how faraway countries have more in common than you might expect! As you climb mountains, zip-line over forests, and dive into oceans, this book is your passport to a world of hidden wonders, illuminated by gorgeous art.
Handmade kids Alpaca sweaters and hats
Four exciting workshops to choose from: Music as Spiritual Practice; Buddhism; Enneagram; or Indigenous and Inter-spiritual Teachings. Get in the “spirit” in 2019!
Celebrate healthy, local, and eco-friendly Maine with the SunriseGuide. With hundreds of coupons from greater Portland’s favorite locally-owned businesses, the SunriseGuide is truly the gift that keeps on giving. Now available in print and in mobile at fine retailers throughout greater Portland as well as online at www.thesunriseguide.com.
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