Maine-Made Presents for Last Minute Gifters

Are you still looking for that perfect Maine present but you’re running out of time and inspiration? We’ve all been there. It’s come down to the wire for gift giving season, but don’t panic! Whether you need a special something for your sweetheart or a little host/hostess gift for a New Year’s Eve party, these products designed and made in the Pine Tree State will take you over the finish line. 

         Photo: The Clay Creative

SMITH’S GENERAL | Winslow Quilt
Inspired by the Maine coastline (in particular, the logs and timber of the wooden piers that dot the shoreline), this handmade quilt designed and sewn in Yarmouth is a gorgeous addition to any bed, or can serve as a piece of art to give a space a Scandinavian feel.

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SARAH MADEIRA DAY | Marsh Print on Canvas
A beautiful and affordable addition to any room, Sarah Madeira Day’s prints, inspired by Maine’s natural splendor, are the perfect gift for the decor-minded friend in your life. 

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SPECKLED AX | Monthly Coffee Subscription
The caffeine lover in your life will be thrilled when they receive a monthly subscription of wood-roasted coffee from Speckled Ax! With the option of receiving two 12 ounce bags or one two-pound bag each month, this subscription provides the opportunity to try a wide variety of brews, from old standbys to seasonal specials.

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BRANT & COCHRAN | Dirigo Belt Axe
It looks like we could be in for a proper New England winter this year, which means wood stores need to be fully stocked! Give your favorite wood splitting enthusiast this steel axe made in South Portland, ideal for chopping firewood for the woodstove. 

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OLD TOWN CANOE | Discovery 133
If you have a lifelong outdoors lover on your list this year, you can’t go wrong with a boat from Old Town Canoe! With nylon web seats, a three-layer hull construction, and a wide beam for stability, the Discovery 133 is great for solo expeditions or journeys across the lake with the whole family. 

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WARY MEYERS | Irie Spring 100mg CBD Glycerin Soap
If you’re familiar with and (like us) love the groovy designs of Wary Meyers’ handmade soaps and candles, this colorful soap—inspired by the color palette of Air Jamaica in the 1980s and infused with CBD oil—is the perfect way to spread joy! 

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NELL BALLARD DESIGNS | Aqua Sister Dangles
Who wouldn’t love to find something sparkly in their stocking this year? These aquamarine dangle earrings, handmade by Maine jewelry designer Nell Ballard, are inset in recycled yellow gold. Each aquamarine has a unique, freeform shape giving the wearer a cool, organic vibe. 

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L.L. BEAN | Wicked Good Camp Moccasins
Give the gift of cozy feet! A classic present for Mainers and Maine-lovers alike, these shearling-lined slippers from L.L. Bean will keep toes toasty on frigid nights. 

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For the person in your life who’s always on the go (whether traveling around the world or heading out into the wilderness), these gear organizers are both space-saving and weather proof and will organize even the messiest adventurer’s pack. 

Shop It: Hyperlite Mountain Gear

Photo: Melissa Gabes

NEAR AND NATIVE | Fraser Fir 13 oz Wooden Wick Candle
What better present for a Maine lover than the smell of the Pine Tree State? Hand poured in Portland, this candle carries notes of citrus and cedar with a 70 hour burn time, making cozy evenings by the fire even cozier. 

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FLOWFOLD | Recycled Sailcloth Minimalist Card Holder Wallet
Do you know someone who is ready to move on from their bulky leather wallet? Made in Maine out of recycled racing sailcloth, this cardholder is durable, small, and ideal for traveling light! 

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Handmade from reclaimed wood, this longboard is the perfect present for thrill seekers! Stamped with Sad Lumberjack’s custom woodsman graphic and featuring a unique wood grain, these boards are one-of-a-kind. 

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TACHEE | Adult Geo Crewneck Sweatshirt
Featuring the work of Maine artist and textile designer Rachel Gloria Adams, this cozy sweatshirt comes in two colors (ruby and forest) and will keep your friends warm and stylish all winter long. 

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MODERN MAINE | Pear Pendant Lamp
Made on Deer Isle by lighting designer Julie Moringello, this pendant lamp adds a contemporary edge to any room! Featuring strips of maple wood that diffuse a warm glow, this fixture would be a welcome present for any design-minded friend or family member.

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