15 Maine-Made Holiday Gifts Under $50
Gifting season is upon us, which means it’s time to start seeking out this winter’s must-haves. Whether you’re looking for a present for the holiday hostess, your favorite cousin, or even yourself (we don’t judge), these 15 design-forward finds from the Pine Tree State are all under $50, and guaranteed to appeal to everyone on your list.
EVANGELINE | Lambswool Beanie
Perfect for friends who enjoy spending chilly winter days outdoors, this 100% premium Merino wool beanie, which comes in a variety of colors, can be worn alone or paired with a scarf and sweater to keep the wearer extra toasty.
Shop It: Evangeline
ANASTASIA INCIARDI PRINTS | Food & Beverage Prints
Wondering what to get the food-lover in your life? Portland artist Anastasia Inciardi’s linocut prints of fruits, vegetables, cocktails, and more bring a colorfully tasty touch of whimsy to any space.
Shop It: Anastasia Inciardi Prints
CAMPFIRE POTTERY | Scalloped Plate
Handcrafted in Maine with a unique pinching technique, this free-formed, flower-like scalloped plate is ideal for appetizers, desserts, or even stacked on the counter as a centerpiece to admire.
Shop It: Campfire Pottery
NEAR & NATIVE | AM + PM Candle Set
The only gift better than a hand-poured candle with 40 hours of burn time is two of them! Near & Native’s morning candle features the sophisticated scents of lavender, sage, cardamom, and musk, while the evening fragrance combines cedar wood, eucalyptus, amber, and myrrh to wind down the mind at the end of the day.
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TRÖSKÖ DESIGN | Radish Tray
This 12.5” x 12.5” birch veneer tray, covered in a playful radish pattern, is great for serving or using as a centerpiece. Designed in Maine by Scandinavian pattern designer Solvejg Makaretz, each hand-washable tray is manufactured in Sweden.
Shop It: Tröskö Design
GALLERY LEATHER | Recipe Organizer
Ditch the recipe box and move your family’s handwritten recipes to this ring-bound, bonded leather recipe organizer that holds up to one hundred 4” x 6” recipe cards. Acid-free polypropylene pockets protect the cards from spills and rogue ingredients while cooking or baking.
Shop It: Gallery Leather
NIKKI PILGRIM | Maine Ways of Water in Watercolor 2023 Calendar
Help your family and friends ring in the New Year with a beautiful calendar that depicts different waterfront scenes across the state. Each month features a different 8” x 11” illustration by Maine artist Nikki Pilgrim, from waves and streams to dew drops and snowfall.
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FUNKY ROCK DESIGNS | Beach Stone Oyster Knife
There’s no better way to prepare and serve shellfish than with a specialized knife made with an ergonomic handle formed from a beach stone. Every knife is equipped with a stainless steel blade with a stone unique in shape, size, and color, making this a truly one-of-a-kind gift.
Shop It: Funky Rock Designs
LONGFELLOW BOOKS | Remodelista in Maine: A Design Lover’s Guide to Inspired, Down-to-Earth Style
Know a Mainer looking to update their home—or someone from away looking to add Maine vibes to their design? This guidebook to the Maine aesthetic includes tours of ten incredible homes, simple DIY projects, tips from local makers, Remodelista’s 30 favorite Maine objects for the house, and design-centric itineraries for travelers visiting the state.
Shop It: Longfellow Books
LOQUAT | Upcycled Leather Cardholder
Do your part in saving the planet this season by gifting an upcycled leather wallet, handmade in Portland from 100% cowhide. Although each wallet is unique to its owner, all feature three card slots for your most essential belongings.
Shop It: Loquat
THE POST SUPPLY | 5 Flowers Face Mist
Perfect for the self-care enthusiast in your life, this floral brightening essence acts like an at-home spa treatment. The face mist is made with organic ingredients and no synthetic fragrances, soothes skin, increases tone, and hydrates the face and neck whenever a little refresher is needed.
Shop It: The Post Supply
ONGGI | Vintage Green Pot Tote
Designed with heavy bull denim and extra thick straps, this Maine-made tote is an Onggi staff favorite that will have your loved ones showing off their affinity for food, ferments, and local establishments while running errands, hitting up the farmer’s market, or just taking a stroll.
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FITZ & BENNETT HOME | Colorblock Touchscreen Gloves
Is there anything more annoying than trying to stay warm while accessing your phone in the heart of a Maine winter? Spread the love this season with these two- or three-tone knitted Lycra touchscreen gloves, designed with extra long cuffs to keep out the cold.
Shop It: Fitz & Bennett Home
LITTLE SOMETHING CO. | Maine Sticker Pack
Share your love of Maine with this cheeky set of stickers featuring the best our state has to offer. From the iconic Vacationland sign to a lobster roll, the bicentennial flag, and more, this sticker pack, designed by three MECA&D grads, showcases the quintessential make up of life in Maine.
Shop It: Little Something Co.
HERSELF CLOTHING | Herself x Tachee Bandana
Established in 2018 by Heather Stilin, Portland-based Herself Clothing aims to combine “freedom for movement” and “appreciation for beauty” into a single line of clothing. Inspired by vintage design, every piece is purposefully made from natural fibers, like these handmade discharge printed bandanas with a flowery botanical pattern.
Shop It: Herself Clothing