Portland Buy Local Holiday Gift Guide

Skip the 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 2017 holiday season. You’ll see that we’ve got pretty much everyone on your list covered!

Gifts for a Foodie:


Photo for Gift Guide (1)Oil and Vinegar Favorites – $44.99 

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.

LeRoux Kitchen
161 Commercial Street
(207) 553-7665


Outdoor Mushroom Log Grow Kits – $20

North Spore Mushroom Grow Kits are a great gift for gardeners and DIY enthusiasts. They contain a pack of mushroom spawn (think seed for mushroom growers), wax for sealing your log, a wax applicator, and detailed instructions.

With these kits you can easily grow healthy and edible mushrooms on logs in your backyard making great use of shadier parts of the garden.

Outdoor Mushroom Log Kits can be shipped either with mushroom spawn included (for projects that will begin within 3 months of the order date) or shipped with a voucher for receiving spawn at a later date (best for holiday gifts or projects beyond a 3 month start date).

North Spore Mushrooms

XmasGins1Maine-made GinStarting at $28.49

Maine made small batch gins perfect for your holiday party or to give as a gift. Made with locally grown botanicals that compliment your favorite cocktails, try a Maine Negroni or a pink Crantini. Pictured: Back River Gin and Cranberry Gin


Sweetgrass Farm Distillery and Tasting Room
324 Fore Street
(207) 761-8446




Pure Maple Candy from Sugar House TreatsPure Maple Candy – Starting at $7.29 

$7.29 for 9 pieces
$11.49 for 15 pieces

Portland Food Co-op
290 Congress Street
(207) 805-1595



Whoopie-Pie-Chocolate-4-558x370Whoopies by the Dozen – $33.00 – $42.00*

Two Fat Cats wildly popular Whoopie Pies make a delicious and delightful gift.  Featured on The Best Thing I Ever Ate, Andrew Zimmern’s Delicious Destinations and I Hart Food, these whoopies are made from scratch with no preservatives.  Choose from traditional chocolate with a vanilla filling or pumpkin with a maple filling. *Shipping whoopies anywhere in the United States is now available. Visit us at www.twofatcatsbakery.com to place a shipping order.

Two Fat Cats Bakery
47 India Street
(207) 347-5144


IMG_1784Tin of Tea – Starting at $10

Our special-teas make for special gifts. Boxed or in tins, $10-12 each.

Dobra Tea
89 Exchange Street
(207) 210-6566


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Maine’s Pantry Gift Basket Starting at $42.95

Maine’s Pantry features the best specialty foods and gifts from Maine, including over 40 types of wild Maine blueberry products, stoneground mustards, and local chocolates, all available individually or in beautifully-designed gift baskets. We ship anywhere!

Maine’s Pantry
250 Commercial Street
(207) 228-2028


PrintBrew Local Kits – Starting at $45

Now you can brew like a true local! Maine Brewing Supply has collaborated with several professional breweries in the greater Portland area, including Bissell Brothers, Maine Beer Company, Austin Street, Bunker, Foundation, and Funky Bow, to bring you clone recipes of beers available from their breweries. Kits are available in extract, partial mash and all grain options so that all brewers can partake & Brew Local. While you’ll be brewing like a pro with these kits, you’ll also be doing some good in the community as well. Maine Brewing Supply is donating a percentage of the proceeds to the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center.

Maine Brewing Supply
542 Forest Ave
(207) 791-2739


Made in Maine Oyster TraysStarting at $135

Available in Walnut, Cherry, Red Birch. Hand carved in Maine  Each board is hand selected for it’s unique characteristics and detail by Paul Sampson. He shapes and carves each board to accentuate the natural beauty inherent in the wood. Each platter is from a single piece of wood, and will vary in color and carving depending on the selected wood.

Home Remedies
83 West Commercial Street
(207) 899-0135


CBD_HolidayBoxes_Shot-2Beans of Burundi Holiday Box$59

Each holiday box includes three 1 lb bags of coffee. This box features beans imported from Burundi. All three selections come from women-owned or women-run coffee farms and are members of the International Women’s Coffee Alliance, which works to empower women throughout the coffee growing and exporting process around the world.Coffee is of tremendous importance to the recovery of Burundi’s economy following their ten year long civil war. This coffee represents not only the recovery of Burundi’s coffee industry, but a rejuvenation of its people. The international Women’s Coffee Alliance Burundi chapter was formed in 2010. The coffees: Kinyovu Washing Station, IWCA Lot #761, Strawberry, Watermelon, Clean Finish; Kinyovu Washing Station, IWCA Lot #774,Green Apple, Sour Cherry, Lemon, Lime when cool; Karehe Washing Station, IWCA Lot #780, Honey, Brown Sugar, Caramel, Plum/Prune, Dried Red Apple.

Coffee by Design
Multiple Locations


Linen Bread Bags $16

Bread has been stored in linen for centuries. Linen keeps the bread fresh and the crust crusty!  These bags are made right here in Portland by Anne Riggs Designs. They come in three sizes, loaf, round, and baguette and sell for $16 each. The perfect gift for both the home baker and the local bread buyer.

Anne Riggs Designs
(207) 831-6184
etsy.com/shop/AnneRiggsDesigns and available at the Merchant Company on Congress Street


Tickets for a Maine Foodie Tour2 for $120

Gift a tasty & fun experience to the food lover(s) in your life. Use towards 2 tickets in any of our locations! Great taste has no expiration.

Maine Foodie Tours
(207) 233-7485
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Box of Gourmet Assorted Cookies – $15.99/box

This gift is a one-size-fits-all for a unique gift for the holidays.  Inside you will find a Baker’s dozen of assorted home made Italian cookies!

My 3 Sisters Italian Cookies
86 Codman Street
(207) 450-8684



Higher Grounds Sampler Tote – $60

Whether you’re looking for a great coffee or tea pick-me-up for your most discriminating family or friends, or a soothing and restoring herbal concoction to lift your spirits as the days get shorter, a sampler tote full of fine curated goods from Higher Grounds would be a perfect fit for your holiday gift needs. Help your loved ones find their own Higher Grounds this year!”

Higher Grounds
45 Wharf Street
(207) 536-7550

Gifts of Culture and Community:


Screenshot 2017-11-07 16.49.402018 SunriseGuide – Print & Mobile $20-$29.95  

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.

The SunriseGuide
(207) 221-3450
80 Elm St



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Live Music and Free T-Shirt$50

Gift cards in all denominations available for Portland House Of Music and Events. Any gift card purchase of $50 more receives a free t-shirt.

Portland House of Music
25 Temple St
(207) 805-0134

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Music Lesson Gift CertificateAny Amount

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, from group guitar classes, to jazz ensembles, youth vocal ensembles, and our New Horizons Adult Concert Band. Music brings joy to our lives, and will make the perfect gift for your loved one this holiday season!

Portland Conservatory of Music
202 Woodford St

Gifts for a Fashion-Forward Friend:

Screenshot 2017-10-31 22.32.45Silver Wrap Rings – $144 

No two exactly the same. Made with one continuous piece of hammered metal, measure about 3/4″ long. Custom orders are welcome, available in any length.

Bosco Jewelry
70 Merrill St
(207) 775-3515


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Colorful Maine Necklaces$59

Sterling silver necklaces with sailboat or lighthouse designs; available in 11 colors.

Hennessey Jewelry





Hand-knitted Cashmere/Wool Cap$125
This cashmere/wool cap is knitted by hand by a local artisan. The design and concept is exclusive to David Wood. We think it is the prefect holiday gift for locals or visitors alike!
David Wood Clothiers
229 Commercial St
(207) 773-3906


Charm Necklace Starting at $15

Looking to customize your gifts this year? Treat your friends and family to handmade gifts of jewelry designed by YOU! This delicate charm necklace can include birthstones, favorite colors, and special charms unique to the recipient. Not only do we teach our customers how to create beautiful pieces of jewelry, our friendly staff can help you put these items together if you’ve never done it before. Our store is filled to the brim with beautiful beads, charms, pendants, and jewelry kits. Prices range from $15 to $30 depending upon materials chosen.

Caravan Beads
915 Forest Ave
(207) 761-2503


Sand Dollar Pendant Necklace$28

The Sand Dollar Pendant is made from a real sand dollar found by Sarah, a lobsterman from Georgetown. Created by accident when a glass of wine spilled on a pile of sand dollars, Sarah has perfected the dying, drying sealing process to create gorgeous pendants in a variety of colors.

Lisa-Marie’s Made in Maine
35 Exchange St
(207) 828-1515

DSC_0099 (1)Lacey Gold and Diamond Earrings$650

These lacey earrings can be found at Folia Jewelry at 50 Exchange Street in Portland. They are from Edith Armstongs Cesca Collection and are made from 18k gold with flush set diamonds. These stunning open work earrings are $650.

Folia Jewelry
50 Exchange St


Maine Historical Society Sea Bag MHS Sea Bag$150

Celebrate Maine Statehood (1820) and Maine Historical Society with this custom tote from Sea Bags of Portland, Maine. The tote features a map of Maine from our Maine Memory Network collection and is printed on recycled sail fabric with hemp handles. Bag measures 17″ x 19″ with a flat bottom that allows for carrying lots of cool stuff!

Maine Historical Society
489 Congress Street
(207) 774-1822




Anchorpak Dash $139

Innovation in design and fit have turned these bags into a dynamic creature almost clothing-like in comfort. Made from natural materials, they are rugged in strength; loaded with zippers they hold laptop, cell phone and wallet securely.  Great commuter bags, mommy bags, travel bags, shopping bags.

(207) 415-1254





Waxed Canvas BagStarting at $24.50

Portmanteau’s Tall Open Tote ($79.50) and matching Wristlet ($24.50) are both constructed in Waxed Canvas and are fully lined. They have leather straps and trim. Made right here on Wharf Street.

3 Wharf Street
(207) 774-7276


Diaper BagOctopus Handbag$140

Our Anchor Bucket Bag & Octopus Handbag are our nautical classics that everybody loves. Their recycled sailcloth is tough enough to carry your everyday essentials. This collection is a go-to-gift for anyone this holiday season especially those with wanderlust.

Sea Bags
25 Custom House Wharf
(207) 780-0744

Gifts for the Whole Family (including furry family):

36GRAPHICBU14169_OM_PE_17Tickets to the Polar Express$29 (Coach) & $45 (First Class)

The Polar Express™ Train ride returns to Portland for another season of magical memories! Guests on board meet the Conductor, enjoy hot chocolate and cookies, and listen to a reading of the enchanting story as they journey to the “North Pole.” Santa greets children aboard the train while passengers sing along to carols as they travel back to the train station. This is the only officially licensed Polar Express™ train ride in the state and is the largest annual fundraiser for the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum.


Holiday_Link_main-2Limited Edition Holiday Link – $20.95

Description: A sleek and modern translucent toy, made in Maine, designed for dogs to see and smell their treats while working to get them out. Available at the Planet Dog Store (211 Marginal Way) or at planetdog.com

Planet Dog
211 Marginal Way
(207) 347-8606

Big Sister Mouse$30

The Maileg Mice in a Box make for a special gift. They are small enough to bring with you on adventures and have their very own matchbox bed to sleep in each night. Also available: Big Brother Mouse.

42 exchange street
(207) 274-2100
greenplaidbow2Cat Bow Tie$7.99

Your kitty will be on top of the world with this look. Featuring green buffalo plaid, the Ski Patrol Bow Tie will add some serious new options to your kitty’s wardrobe since it can be put on or taken off depending on what look your cat is going for. Attaches with elastic loops to collar (not included).

The Fish & Bone
195 Commercial Street, Portland


For Creating Coziness at Home:


Sandblasted Bee Mugs

Honey Exchange Bee Mug$24

This sturdy, 16 ounce mug features a sandblasted image that won’t fade or peel, ever.  It is microwave and dishwasher safe.

The Honey Exchange
494 Stevens Ave


cozychic-throw-794-indigoCozychic Throw$148

Give the coziest gift this holiday season with a Cozychic Throw from Barefoot Dreams. It is sure to be enjoyed no matter the season.

Bliss Boutiques
58 Exchange St


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Handcrafted Ceramic Rising Tide mug by C&M Ceramics$37

Rising Tide enlisted our neighbors at C&M Ceramics to design a unique ceramic drinking vessel for us and, naturally, they hit it out of the park! These beautifully handcrafted mugs are each unique in their minor details.

Rising Tide Brewery
103 Fox St


Quilted Table RunnerStarting at $49

Dress your holiday table with a beautiful and reversible table runner! Handcrafted and one of a kind, these runners also make fabulous gifts! Wrap one around a bowl of fruit or use it to line a basket filled with your favorite treats! Prices start at $49.00

Patti’s Machine Quliting & Gallery
570 Brighton Ave


4″x4″ Oil Painting – Starting at $15
One of over twenty small paintings that will be available during the holidays at Fore River Gallery.
The paintings are created by Mike M. Marks and the prices will start as low as $15! All the members at Fore River Gallery have been creating priced to sell work for the Holidays and are pushing the idea of buying from and supporting the local arts. We offer a wide range of work all created locally!

Fore River Gallery
87 Market St
(207) 791-2723


Giclee PrintStarting at $35

Congress Square Gallery, featuring original paintings and giclee prints by local artists Robert N Cohen and Stan Leiberman.


Congress Square Gallery
609a Congress St
(207) 653-1932

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Hand cut and hand painted, these ceramic Maine ornaments make wonderful decorations, gifts and accents for any home that loves Maine as much as we do. They measure approximately 3″ tall and 2 1/2″ wide and are very light weight for their size. Certain to brighten your home all year round!

Lola Arts
70 Merrill Street

RN Cohen 2018 Maine IMG_0654Calendar – $10

This is Cohen’s 25th Calendar and has all new paintings.

RN Cohen
609a Congress St

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Deep Cleaning hits the fast lane with the power of Turbo. Choice of colors: Platinum or Sapphire.


EZ Clean Vacuum
153 Regan Lane

Bottle OpenerOctopus Bottle Opener $60

This sea-inspired Bottle Opener will keep spirits high at your next gathering. It features an illustration from the official expedition report of the HMS Challenger, the 1872-76 scientific cruise that established the field of oceanography. It’s a sophisticated touch for your bar tool collection. Add engraving or gift wrap for a more personal presentation to someone special.

Chart Metalworks
1 Pleasant St
(207) 221-6807


 Health and Beauty Gifts:



CrossFit Foundations Class and Three 1-on-1 Sessions$200

CrossFit Beacon offers $200 gift certificates for the on-ramp Foundations, three 1-on-1 sessions with a coach to get started on your path to fitness and fun.

CrossFit Beacon
341 Marginal Way
(207) 619-2322


Maine Island Trail Membership and Guide$45

“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
100 Kensington St
(207) 761-8225

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Sea Kayaking Trip on the Maine Island Trail – Starting at $40

Portland Paddle offers a range of guided, multi-day sea kayaking adventures in the water trail of islands that runs along the Maine coast. All trips include delicious meals, all the sea kayaking gear you’ll need and an expert local guide. Gift certificates are for sale on Portland Paddle‘s websitethat can be used for multi-day trips or shorter day trips and lessons.

Portland Paddle
Cutter Street and Eastern Promenade
(207) 370-9730

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90 Minute Float$65

Give the gift of complete relaxation. Floating in a warm, Epsom salt solution helps to reduce inflammation and provides stress relief.

Float Harder
500 Washington Ave
(207) 400-5187
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Gift Certificate for Facial RejuvenationAny Amount

Give the gift of health and beauty with a gift certificate for Facial Rejuvenation.  Experience inner balance and outer beauty in a peaceful, healing setting.  This treatment rejuvenates the skin for younger looking, healthy, glowing complexion and a feeling of inner peace and calm.

Carie Bernard, Lic. Ac.
Acupuncture & Facial Rejuvenation
33 Payson Street
(207) 409-9779


MASSAGE-KIT2Couples Massage Video Kit – $50  


Learn how to massage your partner, without hurting your hands! Sue Vittner, a Massage Therapist in Portland, will teach you how to easily massage your partner & get those knots out, while adding intimacy to your relationship, in this fun and educational video. Kit includes DVD, hand held massage tool & scalp massager.

Sue Vittner Massage
31 Exchange St
(207) 807-1044



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