Our Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide

Check off everyone on your list with our collection of more than 60 gifts that are from Maine or embody the state’s creative, hardy spirit.

Photography by Michael D. Wilson

Issue: December 2020


MOUNTAIN LIGHT BOOT | DANNER Available in men’s and women’s sizes, the classic hiking boot from the other Portland is just as suited for Maine winters as it is for Northwest mountain ranges. $360 | DANNER.COM

SHORT LINED CRUISER JACKET | FILSON The water-repellent tin-cloth finish on this jacket will keep you dry, no matter what weather Mother Nature throws at you. $350 | FILSON.COM

WAXED CANVAS MOVER | LOQUAT From a new fashion brand founded by two recent Maine College of Art graduates, this bright-colored duffle bag will stand out wherever you take it. $198 | LOQUATSHOP.COM

SLIP-ON | GLERUPS Keep your feet warm and cozy all winter long in these slippers made of 100 percent wool felt and a leather sole to prevent slipping. $95 | GLERUPS.COM

SOCIETY FIELD SKETCH KIT | BELL + BEACON Stay creative on your journeys with this heirloom-quality sketch pad holder that is hand-stitched in Portland with Horween leather. $495 | BELLANDBEACON.COM

CUSTOM HAT | BESPOLK Available in a range of colors with any word or phrase of your choosing, these hats are hand-knit in Maine and can be customized for anyone on your list. $90–$110 | BESPOLK.COM


CAST IRON OYSTER GRILL PAN | FOX RUN Take a dozen oysters from just-shucked to grilled with this cast-iron pan that doubles as a serving platter. $40 | LEROUXKITCHEN.COM

CHARCUTERIE BOARD | LEGNA WOODCRAFTS This Maine-made charcuterie board features subtle gold epoxy details and is large enough for any spread. $100 | LEGNAWOODCRAFTS.COM

KNIFE | PALLARÈS SOLSONA Stay sharp in the kitchen with this carbon-steel blade from the Spanish knife maker Pallarès. $24 | PORTLANDTRADINGCO.COM

DRIP COFFEE MAKER | SMEG Smeg’s retro-looking coffee maker, in a range of colors, will be stylish on any counter. $200 | LEROUXKITCHEN.COM

GARLIC GRINDING BOWL | AE CERAMICS In this oyster-shaped bowl made in Boothbay Harbor, grind a garlic clove and add some olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, and pepper. Dip bread and repeat. $54 | AECERAMICS.COM

WOODEN SPATULA | TREELINE WOOD + FLORAL DESIGN Handcrafted in Portland, these wooden spatulas are as versatile as they are handsome. $36 | HELLOTREELINE.COM

MUGS | ANK CERAMICS Available in a range of distinctive colors, these mugs from Camden-based ANK Ceramics are are sure to become one of the first things you grab each morning. $40 | ANKCERAMICS.COM

LOBSTER COCKTAIL NAPKINS | HENRY HANDWORK Elevate your home happy hours with cotton cocktail napkins hand-embroidered with Maine’s favorite crustacean. $45 FOR SET OF 4 | HENRYHANDWORK.COM

CAKE STAND | ESTELLE Now that you’ve mastered baking cakes, elevate your creations with a hand-blown glass stand. $225 | ESTELLECOLOREDGLASS.COM

THE DUTCHESS | GREAT JONES An enameled cast-iron Dutch oven will never go out of style, but the bold hues of the Dutchess are made for the Instagram age. $155 | GREATJONESGOODS.COM

SILICONE OVEN MITTS + POT HOLDERS | FOOD52 Keep your hands safe and your kitchen stylish with this matching set of oven mitts and pot holders. $60 | FOOD52.COM

HERRINGBONE SALT CELLAR | ELIZABETH BENOTTI CERAMICS This Maine-made ceramic container will keep your salt at hand when you’re in the kitchen, or use it to safekeep any small objects. $50 | ELIZABETHBENOTTI.COM

RED HAWAIIAN SEA SALT | SALT CELLAR Perfect for dusting on popcorn or finishing a dish, this brick-red sea salt gets its color from mineral-rich red clays used in the process. $8 FOR 1.5 OZ | SALT-CELLAR.COM


BONBONS | BIXBY + COMPANY These decadent confections from the Rockland- based chocolatier will be appreciated by anyone with a sweet tooth. $16 FOR 6, $32 FOR 12 | BIXBYCO.COM

CHOCOLATE BARS | LA NEF CHOCOLATE Founded on Monhegan Island and now based in Bath, La Nef Chocolate designs its chocolate bar labels with art from local artists. $7 | LANEFCHOCOLATE.COM

CBD GUMDROPS | LORD JONES Relax with these tasty fruit-flavored gumdrops that each contain 20 mg of hemp-derived CBD. $50 | LORDJONES.COM

CRACKERS | MILL COVE BAKING CO. Made in Portland with Maine ingredients, these crackers will complement any cheese plate. $7 | MILLCOVEBAKINGCO.COM


NORTH OAK BARREL GIN | HARDSHORE DISTILLING CO. For its latest offering, this Portland gin maker aged its flagship spirit for three to six months in new American oak barrels. $36 |HARDSHOREDISTILLING.COM

REVOLUTION ROCKS + MARTINI GLASS | FELICIA FERRONE Designer Felicia Ferrone has created a sleek twist on the classic rocks glass, giving its user options depending on how festive, or thirsty, they might be feeling. $190 | FFERRONEDESIGN.COM

WHITE MOUNTAIN GIN | TAMWORTH DISTILLING This spirit from a New Hampshire craft distillery blends traditional gin botanicals with hops. $45 | TAMWORTHDISTILLING.COM

PARCHANDO 12 RUM | THREE OF STRONG SPIRITS Three of Strong Spirits uses this 12-year-old rum in the old-fashioned it serves at its Portland tasting room. $50 | THREEOFSTRONGSPIRITS.COM

BLACKCAP VODKA | MAINE CRAFT DISTILLING Distilled from barley, this vodka is filtered through Maine black tourmaline and charcoal-fired maple for a clean, smooth taste. $17 | MAINECRAFTDISTILLING.COM

GUNPOWDER RYE WHISKEY | NEW ENGLAND DISTILLING This rye from Portland-based New England Distilling is hardy enough to be mixed in cocktails and complex enough to sip on its own. $45 | NEWENGLANDDISTILLING.COM


PICNIC BLANKET | GOVERNOR BAXTER Made with vintage WWII military blankets with waxed canvas on the underside, this picnic blanket is built to last. $400 | GOVERNORBAXTER.COM

ROLL UP BAR TOOL SET | FOOD52 Be ready to mix a drink wherever you go with this traveling bar tool set—just remember the booze. $44 | FOOD52.COM

STOVE | FIREBOX Folding up for easy travel, this stove can use wood, charcoal, a gas burner, and more to cook meals or keep warm in the great outdoors. $60 | FIREBOXSTOVE.COM

DOG BED | GOVERNOR BAXTER Heavy duty waxed canvas covers an all-natural kapok filing, making a durable dog bed that can be used inside or outside. $450–$550 | GOVERNORBAXTER.COM

WAVE PLUS MULTITOOL | LEATHERMAN Always be prepared to tackle any task, whether you’re at home, upta camp, or out exploring. $100 | LEATHERMAN.COM

MAINE COUNTY FAIR NOTEBOOKS | FIELD NOTES Represent your favorite state with this three pack of pocket notebooks that feature Maine facts on the back cover. $13 | FIELDNOTESBRAND.COM

ENAMEL CAMP MUG | LIVEME This classic enamel camp mug is made for mornings around the campfire or woodstove. $18 | LIVEMEMAINE.COM


HALCYON ETERNITY BANDS | URSA MAJOR Named after a beloved family sailboat, Ursa Major takes its inspiration from the sea and uses only recycled metals and reclaimed diamonds. PRICE UPON REQUEST | KATEJONES.US

EARRINGS | MICKI WHELAN Drawing inspiration from artists like Mark Rothko, Ellsworth Kelly, and Agnes Martin, Micki Whelan creates wearable art that is at once minimalist and dynamic. $50 FOR 24K GOLD OVER BRASS, $70 FOR STERLING SILVER OVER BRASS | MINIMAMAINE.COM

SIGNET RING | CAT BATES X PORTLAND TRADING COMPANY Biddeford-based metalsmith Cat Bates crafted these brass rings for Portland Trading Company to celebrate Maine’s lumber heritage. $95 | PORTLANDTRADINGCO.COM

SLIM CUFFS | AKAPKO + CO. The intricate designs on these cuffs from Portland area–based Ebenezer Akakpo feature symbols from the maker’s native country of Ghana. $45 | AKAKPO.COM

CARRERA WATCH | TAG HEUER The classic design from the swiss watchmakers stands out with its blue dial and elegant lines. $2,000 | SPRINGERSJEWELERS.COM

CHARCUTERIE BOARD | LEGNA WOODCRAFTS Bright-blue epoxy adds colorful accents to this T-bone- shaped charcuterie board made in Maine from locally sourced maple. $75 | LEGNAWOODCRAFTS.COM


BRAIDED WOOL BASKET | MAINE COTTAGE Stow away blankets, knick-knacks, and more in this simple and stylish wool basket. $50–$239 | MAINECOTTAGE.COM

WATERCOLORS THROW | SWANS ISLAND COMPANY Woven and dyed by hand in Northport with 100 percent merino wool, this throw is feather-soft and perfect for curling up in on a chilly morning. $595 | SWANSISLANDCOMPANY.COM

PENNANT | OXFORD PENNANT Mark your home with decor from this made-in-the- USA maker of pennants and flags. $25 | OXFORDPENNANT.COM

MYRTLE IN POT | SNUG HARBOR FARM Snug Harbor Farm in Kennebunk specializes in these myrtle topiaries, which can be shipped. $100–$120 SHIPPED | SNUGHARBORFARM.COM

INTERTWINE PLANT HOLDER | CHILL These macrame plant holders are made in Maine and will add bohemian style to your home greenery. $28 | CXHILL.COM

POTTED PLANT | SNUG HARBOR FARM If you don’t have a green thumb, opt for an easier- to-maintain plant like a jade. $25 | SNUGHARBORFARM.COM

FOLLOWME PORTABLE LAMP | MARSET This stylish table lamp is portable and rechargeable, so you can bring its clean design anywhere. $225 | CHILTONS.COM

PRINT ON CANVAS | SARAH MADEIRA DAY Available framed or unframed, prints of Sarah Madeira Day’s contemporary landscapes paintings will upgrade any wall. $210–$395 FRAMED PRINT | SARAHMADEIRADAY.COM

THE BOOK OF EVERYTHING | MARY ELLEN MARK Throughout her life, photographer Mary Ellen Mark captured thousands of stories and moments, many of which are compiled in this definitive collection. $570 | STEIDL.COM


MIRANDA ROBE | UGG Give the gift of cozy mornings all winter with this super-soft fleece robe. $130 | ARISTELLE.COM

FISHERMAN CREWNECK | S.N.S HERNING Originally designed to protect fishermen from rough weather out at sea, this sweater from the Danish knitwear company S.N.S Herning will be a classic for decades to come. $210 | SNS-HERNING.COM

BATH + SHOWER OIL COLLECTION | AROMATHERAPY ASSOCIATES Transform your home into a spa with this collection of aromatherapy oils. $99 | AROMATHERAPYASSOCIATES.COM

MAINE CANDLE | HOMESICK Bring Maine into any home with this candle featuring scents of wild blueberry and lavender fields, along with woodsy notes. $34 | HOMESICK.COM

L’EAU D’HIVER BY JEAN-CLAUDE ELLENA | EDITIONS DE PARFUMS FREDERIC MALLE This comforting fragrance has notes of bergamot, hedione, iris, and hawthorn. $260 | FREDERICMALLE.COM


FAMILY FUN ONSIE | MILO IN MAINE Hand-printed in Maine, these onesies will make any baby in your life more hip. $26 | MILOINMAINE.COM

MEDIUM TOTE | SEA BAGS Sara O’Brien, owner of stationery and lifestyle brand Sara Fitz, teamed up with Portland-based Sea Bags for a playful and unique twist on their classic sailcloth bag. $195 | DAYTRIPSOCIETY.COM

Modern-maestro Jonathan Adler updates the classic checkers and backgammon with this 2 in 1 set, making it the centerpiece of any room. $25 | JONATHANADLER.COM

KIDS’ PULL SLED | L.L.BEAN Embrace the elements this year with this built-to-last sled, providing enjoyment for kids and kids at heart alike this winter. $179 | LLBEAN.COM

DAHLOV IPCAR’S MAINE ALPHABET | ISLANDPORT PRESS Maine artist Dahlov Ipcar’s illustrations are whimsical and timeless, and this children’s board book is her ode to wildlife, the outdoors, and the importance of words. $11 | THEGOODSUPPLY.ORG

JUNGLE CAT PUZZLE | JIGGY Each puzzle from Jiggy features a design by an artist and puzzle glue so you can turn your completed creation into permanent decor. $40 | JIGGYPUZZLES.COM

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