Portland Buy Local Gift Ideas – Forgo the Maine Mall this year and shop in your downtown. This year we reached out to our members to ask them for the best local gift ideas for Mother’s Day.
Handbags – $170
Kurier is a small boutique that has an array of beautiful, and locally made, products ranging from handbags and accessories to apparel and personal goods. Featured in the photograph is the Lenore handbag for $170.
615A Congress St., Portland
Banana-Strawberry-Nutella Crepe with Ice Cream – $5.75
Normally priced at $6.45, this delicious treat is available with the purchase of a drink and is an amazing way to kick start Mother’s Day. But who is to tell Mom she can’t have dessert all day? Swing by Tu-Fri from 9am to 8pm, Sa-Su 8-8.
229 Congress St., Portland
Soy Candle – $24
131 Middle St., Portland
100% Beeswax Candles – $19.99
The Honey Exchange has a wide variety of sizes and styles for Mom’s indoor and outdoor candle needs! Supply her with one of these patio or formal dining table candles featured, and it will burn clean for 50 hours and remove allergens from the air!
494 Stevens Av., Portland
Pembroke White Bow Tie – $59
The perfect addition to any spring outfit, from nautical chic Maine weddings to country cocktail parties by the lake!
35 Hammond St., Portland
Baby Book – $17.99
Little Ghost Vintage has lots of different goodies for Mother’s Day! A beautiful and slightly modern version of a baby book is featured for $17.99, but they also have A Guide to Discovering Nature. Kits to do with Mom include Nature Art Kits and Seedling DIY Solar System Kits.
477 Congress St., Portland
Recycled Reflections – Price Varies
Gardiner, Maine artist Curt Brown works tirelessly to salvage old barn doors and windows from across Maine to make into beautiful mirrors. Having a Recycled Reflection mirror in your home helps preserve some of Maine’s history in a stylish, functional way.
83 West Commercial St., Portland
Stand-Up Paddleboard (SUP) Lesson – $45
If your mother likes being on the water and hasn’t tried SUP, an introductory lesson could make a great gift. Portland Paddle’s weekly SUP lessons begin in early June, so you can reserve a spot for your mother or give her a gift certificate so she can reserve one herself.
East End Beach, Portland
Vivid Motion’s production of Peter Pan – $13 adults/$6 kids under 13
This Mother’s Day send mom on a vacation she’ll never forget; a trip to Neverland! Soak in the native culture while luxuriating in the mermaid lagoon. Sail the seas with Captain Hook, explore the island with the Lost Boys, and soar through the skies with Peter Pan and Wendy! Get tickets for Vivid Motion’s production of Peter Pan. Proceeds benefit the Center for Grieving Children. Shows: 5/13 – 7:30, 5/14 – 2:30 &7:30, 5/15 – 2:30.
St Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress St., Portland
Totes – start at $15
Patti’s Machine Quilting & Gallery has you covered for any and all tote needs! Whether mom needs a garden tote, market tote, book tote, or shopping tote while shopping local! Mention this ad in the store and receive 10% off your tote or table runner!
570 Brighton Ave., Portland
Jewelry – $25 (bracelet), $15 (earrings)
Why spend money buying Mom pre-made jewelry when you can design and make something special for less? You can make this sterling silver and gemstone bracelet for less than $25.00, and either pair of earrings for under $15.00! Caravan Beads Retail Store’s friendly and knowledge staff can help you create and customize a memorable gift for Mom on her special day. All skill levels are welcome.
915 Forest Ave., Portland
Rhubarb Smash Liqueur (375 ml) – $21.49
Something sweet & tart for Mom this Mother’s day from Sweetgrass Winery & Distillery. This liqueur is made from 95 % Maine rhubarb and 5% Maine elderberries. Something for Mom to sip and savor.
324 Fore St., Portland
Wallet Card Bottle Opener –
Summer is coming and that means grilling, back yards, bonfires and sipping on the best summer time local craft beer’s. Open your favorite beer with your favorite state. Introducing our 50 States Wallet Card Bottle Opener Collection.
170 Anderson St., Portland
Birth Stone Rings – Prices begin at $120
Celebrate Mother’s Day with Folia’s updated classic birthstone rings! Easily stack-able and infinitely versatile. Textured solitaire bands showcase the birthstones of all of your loved ones — custom made at Folia in your choice of gemstone and precious metal.
50 Exchange St., Portland
Full Dog Wash – price varies, starting at $20
Baths in the kitchen sink? Save it for the photo album. Let your loved one take advantage of The Dog Wash Etc ergonomic tubs, professional equipment and expert staff. No bending, no lifting, no struggle, no mess! A gift certificate for a self- or full-service dog wash guarantees a clean dog, tidy bathroom and quality one-on-one time with their second favorite.
1037 Forest Ave., Portland
Rising Tide Items – Prices listed
103 Fox St., Portland
Cards and Chocolate Boxes – Prices vary by selection
Wide selection of unique cards and custom chocolate boxes made for mom!
3 Moulton St., Portland
In Spa Package – $89
This package from SOAKOLOGY will cater to a very special Mom for a wonderfully affordable price. The package includes: an aroma therapy foot soak and foot massage along with a snack and beverage plus a personalized gift to take home. Also available are SOAKOLOGY gift cards if you are unsure when Mom will able to take the time for a spa package. Gift cards never expire and hold their value for ever.
Create an oasis of relaxation for Mom ‘at home’ with the pre-packaged gift set! This gift set includes a pot of tea, a bit of chocolate to savor with the tea and an essential oil bar for massage & soak (geranium, rose, cocoa & neem) for only $20.
511 Congress St., Portland
“Little Mainer” Jumper – $22
For new Moms or Grandmas, snag a little something for their new little something from Little Tap House! Available inside are the Little Mainer Classic Style Jumpers! They are wicked pissah cute!
106 High St., Portland
3 Mystic Spray Tans – $66
Send some love in the form of a spray bottle this Mother’s Day. Mom will look and feel amazing for that special occasion or her regular routine! Maine may not have Florida’s sun, but thankfully it does have Tanorama Tanning & Clothing. Make it a date and go together!
287 Marginal Way, Portland
DOG IS GOOD Never Walk Alone Hoodie – $49.99
Whether fosters, sitters or lifetime caretakers, dog moms do a lot! They take care of everything from feeding to potty accidents, training sessions that require lots of patience, and administering lots of love and walks. If you want to thank a dog mama in your life we’ve got you covered with these fun tee’s totes & sweatshirts!
195 Commercial St., Portland
Touareg Loose Leaf Tea – $4.50 – $10
For a mom that does so much, give her a gift she can truly indulge in! There is a massive variety of loose leaf teas for Mom at Dobrá, including specialties like Touareg. Dobrá also has black, herbals, green, pu-er, white/wild and oolong teas available. She can brew some you pick out special for her or brew her own with a gift certificate!
89 Exchange St., Portland
House Cleaning – $259
A Common Area Special! A deep cleaning of your Entry/Mudroom, Kitchen, Dining Room, Living Room, ½ bath, and staircase. This will be done by one of Green Clean Maine’s Earth-Loving, Dirt-Fighting cleaning teams who will scrub, polish and shine your home to perfection, all using their own hand-made, super-effective cleaning supplies. You’ll love the results, and the time you’ll free up to focus on the more important things in life!
179 Sheridan St., Suite 200, Portland
Salt Caramels (package of 8) – $17.50
Give that sweet mama of yours some sweet love from Dean’s Sweets! Choose from the many yummy treats inside that include a box of yummy salt caramels and chocolate Xs and Os (to spell out your love!). Go visit the store with Mom on May 6th (First Friday) for a book signing by Nicole Chaison, author of the graphic novel The Passion of the Hausfrau: Motherhood Illuminated.
475 Fore St., Portland
Beading Party – Price depends on materials
Get Mom and her whole gang together for a private beading party at The Bead Hound! With beautiful materials, the parties are open for all levels of bead designers and is a great way to make memories and celebrate Mom!
477 Congress St. Suite 9W, Portland
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