Do you ever feel like it’s IMPOSSIBLE to shop for him? Maybe he’s told you “I don’t need much,” or “I can’t think of anything,” when you put him on the spot. When it comes down to it, the time spent with each other during the holidays is the best gift of all and we hope you’re able to do so. But sometimes it’s nice to give him a little something to open on Christmas morning – a gift that will remind him of you every time he sees it, uses it, or wears it. If you’re stuck on what to get him this year, check out these 6 locally Maine Made gifts for your partner; each one as unique as he is.
1. First Maine Flag Hats
These stylish hats feature Maine’s First Flag (circa 1901) design, a green pine tree with a blue star, set against a natural tan backdrop. Available in two adjustable styles: “trucker,” (higher/stiffer frontal fit with mesh back) and “baseball,” (traditional fit, completely fabric). Both are unisex in style – yay, sharing! – and are neutral enough to wear every day. Give him the gift of Maine history…and make sure he’s prepared to receive compliments.
2. David Tabbutt’s Pens
For list-making, note-taking, card-writing, check-signing – maybe even a doodle here and there…these beautiful pens are handmade from either of wood or crushed Maine shells. Give him a gift he’ll use at home, work, or on the go!
Check out the Maine Tiger Maple Wooden Pens (above) or the Crushed Lobster Shell Pens (below)!
3. Tenley’s Crushed Shell Tie Clips
Tenley’s pieces center around one of Maine’s well-known industries – lobstering/fishing – and the beauty that results from hard work. “While knee-deep in odoriferous bait, working as a stern-woman aboard her husband’s boat, jewelry artist, Tenley, tried to envision a way to capture the ‘romance’ of the fishing process. The result: recycling lobster shells to create a beautiful piece of jewelry that celebrates the tradition behind this demanding industry.” Gift him a piece of the Maine sea – available in lobster, mussel, and oyster shell!
4. Lobster Claw Bottle Openers & Stoppers
Does he like to sit back and relax with an ice cold one? Let him crack it open with one of these intricate, realistic lobster claw bottle openers (also available as stoppers). Cast from a real claw, each one is ceramic and glazed in either a deep ocean blue, rusty red, or a seafoam green. Useful AND unique!
5. Captain Mowatt’s Hot Sauce
Add a little spice to his life with one of Captain Mowatt’s infamous hot sauces. Making hot sauce is their passion. They blend the finest chili peppers with fresh fruits and vegetables to create unmatched flavors. Whether he’s new to hot sauce or a fanatic, Captain Mowatt’s has a savory sauce for every craving. Try their Canceaux Hot Sauce, the sauce that started it all – a sweet garlic flavor with a kick!
6. Lobster Trap Beer & Condiment Caddies
Is he an outdoorsman? Does he enjoy meals outside during Maine’s warmer months? Gift him a recycled lobster trap caddy! Available in a “beer” or “condiment” option, these caddies come in a variety of trap colors – dark green, bright yellow, ocean blue, and deep black – and make a great, useful gift. Fill ‘er up with his favorite drinks, sauces, and/or snacks so he can put it right to use!
And that’s a wrap! There are SO many beautiful, creative, and useful Maine Made products here at Lisa-Marie’s, and this is just the tip of the iceberg. We hope that these 6 ideas make shopping for your partner a little easier this holiday season!
Merry Everything & Happy Always! Next up, New Year’s Eve planning…