If you are looking for last-minute gift ideas, there is no better way to fulfill the wishes of your loved ones than by shopping locally. This is a great way to give back to the community of small businesses that Maine is known for and makes it easy to find something for everyone. Keep reading for some of our favorite local stores to shop local in Maine!
Rough and Tumble – Portland, ME
Located in the Old Port, this store is worth a visit, even if it’s just to bask in the smell of fresh leather. With its oversize windows and high Victorian ceilings, you’ll want to stay in this shop all day! Inside you’ll find beautiful handmade leather bags, shoes, jewelry and accessories – fashionable yet classic.
Blanche & Mimi – Portland, ME
The ever-charming Blanche & Mimi offers a mixture of goods, both vintage and new. Take a peek inside, where you’ll find paper goods, luxurious creams and scents, Turkish linens, candles, vintage glassware and kitchenware, baby gifts, and so much more. The space is small, but you could easily spend an entire afternoon here perusing the goodies available.
The Black Box – Portland, ME
The Black Box is a unique, street-front space for small businesses to set up shop. Tenants are subject to change, but currently you will find an eclectic mix of vendors. From North Optical, an optical boutique offering custom eyewear, to Campfire Studio, a husband-wife duo creating ceramic heirlooms, this is the definition of shopping locally. You will be sure to find the perfect, timeless gift for any of your loved ones!
Portland Flea for All – Portland, ME
There is no better place to spend a nostalgic afternoon than walking through the curated vintage finds of Portland Flea for All. From mid-century furniture and art to unique vintage clothing, everything in the store is completely one-of-a-kind. This is a perfect place to find an unexpected gift!
Lucinda’s Day Spa – Cumberland, ME
Give the gift of relaxation to your loved ones this holiday season! Lucinda’s Day Spa offers the highest quality facials, massages, manicures and pedicures in a calming, serene space. Purchasing a gift card for any of their wonderful services is sure to be a special treat for whomever may be receiving it.
L.L. Bean Flagship – Freeport, ME
Nothing is more classic Maine than the L.L. Bean flagship store, located in downtown Freeport. Here you will find quality outdoors products, clothing that will last for years to come, and accessories for everyone in the family (including pups!) The best part? They are open 24/7 – even on Christmas Eve – so you can grab any last minute gifts!
Garden Shop at Boothbay Botanical Gardens – Boothbay, ME
Though Boothbay Botanical Gardens is a short drive north, it’s worth it to visit the Garden Shop. Perfect for the gardener in your life, you will find everything from rare seeds and plants to homeware and apparel. They also have curbside pickup available Mondays and Tuesdays through the month of December if you choose to shop online first.
Shop local in Maine for any last minute gifts you may need this holiday season. All of these incredible shops are just a short drive from OceanView at Falmouth, so it’s easy to get your shopping done. To learn more about our active senior living community at OceanView, please contact us today.