If you’re looking to shop from small businesses this holiday season, look no further than Lisa-Marie’s Made in Maine. As a local, Maine, family-owned business, we work with and support over 450 Maine Makers. From handmade pottery to locally made food favorites, handcrafted soaps to unique collections of jewelry – and much, much more – we love being able to share the creativity that stems from within our hoME state. Now without further ado, here are 6 locally made gifts that are perfect for your partner this Christmas!
1. Pamper them with The Primitive Keeper’s Natural Soaps and Soy Candles!
We carry a large collection of Primitive Keeper‘s soaps and candles in both of our shops in Bath and Portland, Maine, as well as a selection of Candles on our website. Popular scents include: Wild Maine Blueberry (sweet & fruity), At the Beach (warm sands, salty air, & sustain lotion…*cue seagulls calling in the background*), Olde Fashioned Christmas (only in candle: notes of citrus, fresh green pine, spicy clove & cinnamon), and Forests of Maine (only in soap: pine, balsam & cedar).
2. Give them a scent-sational gift of Homemade, Old-Fashioned Soaps, by Maine Maker, Casco Bay Soap Co.!
Another big-seller in our shops, we’ve discovered that good scents make great gifts – for your friends and family, or for yourself! We carry a variety in-store, and as of 2021 have added 8 of our customer-favorites ONLINE!
3. Can’t go wrong with a Christmas classic: Balsam Pillows!
Yes, this is the third (and last) “scented” gift idea in a row, but we know from experience that if you choose one or more of these options, your partner will definitely be excited to put it to use! These Balsam Pillows are available in various sizes, styles and patterns, perfect for closets, drawers, cars–anywhere you’d like them to be seen and/or smelled. Have a diffuser? Try a few drops of the Balsam Fir Fragrance Oil, a classic, warm and woodsy Maine scent perfect for cozying up indoors with your loved ones.
4. Delicious, Local Maine Foods to fill up the stocking (and later, their belly!)
Stuff those stockings with food, food, and MORE food! Grab their favorite Maine goodies: create a breakfast basket with Pancake & Waffle Mix, Maine Maple Syrup, and a fruity Out on a Limb Spread; collect their favorite Havens, Wilburs, or Bixby Chocolates; select a few Captain Mowatt’s Hot Sauces for a spicy sampler pack…the options are limitless, and the best part? They might even share with you! 😉
5. Maine Hats & Caps that everyone will wear.
Who doesn’t like a good hat? In the summer it’ll protect your face from the sun; in the spring and fall it’ll protect your head from the elements; and in the winter, we’ve got beanies to keep you warm! Looking for something simple, subtle, and stylish, perfect for day-to-day wear? Look no further than these First Maine Flag Hats, featuring an embroidered green pine tree beside a blue North Star. Available in both trucker (left) and baseball (right) hat styles.
6. Rep their favorite state with some swag: MAINE T-Shirts, Long Sleeves & Sweatshirts!
We’ve got MANY magnificent Maine designs available in unisex t-shirts, long-sleeves, and hoodies. The three shirts featured below are a part of our newest collection, which are quick to sell-out with every restock. We totally understand…we love them too! And we can’t forget about our hoodies, which are some of the softest around. The Moose & Mountain and Patamania designs are timelessly retro, and available in dark heather gray, light blue, and a vintage red (featured beneath).
Once your “Maine Squeeze” opens up one of these☝️super-duper soft hoodies, you know that’s what they’ll be wearing for the rest of the day.
That’s it for now folks! Happy shopping, and keep an eye out for the next blog coming your way. Hint, hint…it’ll have MORE local, Maine-made gift ideas. See you then!