Holiday Gift Guide: Local Edition, pt.1

Many of you have started your Christmas shopping, or at least I hope so, but if you’re still looking for a few great gifts for your mom, sister, or best friend, I’ve got you covered. Check out the list below to see some of my top gifts for her, all from local Maine stores. And don’t worry, the guys gift guide will be coming shortly!


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1. Shredded Jersey Infinity Scarf- Mexicali Blues- $14
This fun scarf is a great gift for any woman on your list. Infinity scarves are huge this season, and they’re super comfortable and cozy. The shredded jersey material of this scarf makes it a bit different from the scarves at other stores. Available at Mexicali Blues in Downtown Bangor or online at



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2. Leather Earrings-Local Girl Leather- $20-30
If you have a funky fashionista in your family these handmade earrings are the perfect gift! Each pair is made of recycled leather and is one of a kind. They are sold at several locations around Maine –Material Objects and Merchant Company in Portland, Mace’s in Bar Harbor, Frock Affair in Bangor, Metropolitan Soul in Orono and Bangor, the Rock and Art Shop in Bangor and Ellsworth and Silver Willow Gallery in Winterport. You can also get custom made earrings on Etsy.

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3. Blueberry Mug- Rebecca’s- $8.95
For a great stocking stuffer visit Rebecca’s in Downtown Bangor. This blueberry mug is an adorable, and Maine themed, gift for the coffee and tea lovers on your list. They also have a wide variety of blueberry cookware and plates to match the Bangor Blueberry Mug.



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4. Cowl Neck Sweater-Mexicali Blues- $32
This warm and fuzzy sweater is perfect for cold Maine winters. It comes in black, brown, charcoal and grey and goes great with leggings, jeans, or dress pants. Check out the leggings, also at Mexicali Blues to make a great outfit for the holidays.




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5. Fuzzy Infinity Scarf- Frock Affair- $18
Another great stocking stuffer. This warm scarf comes in lots of fun colors and is a cozy, and easy gift. It can be worn several ways, and with virtually anything. Pick one up for a friend, and one for yourself at Frock Affair in Downtown Bangor.




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6. Blueberry Ornament- Rebecca’s- $6.95
Christmas lovers will go crazy for this festive, Maine themed ornament. It makes a great stocking stuffer and is something that will be used and cherished each holiday season.






7. Karakul Lamb Clutch- SEAWALL-$195
This adorable bag is perfect for a cute night out on the town. And it’s made right in Scarborough, Maine! Sold online at or the SEAWALL store on Wharf St. in Portland.




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8. HikeME T-shirt- Live Maine- $25
Have a hiker or outdoors enthusiast on your list? This HikeME tee is sure to be a hit! Show your love of Maine’s great outdoors and pick up this great gift online at





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9. Navy Eyelet Elastic-Waist Skirt- filia- $35
This chic skirt from filia is the perfect addition to any wardrobe. Pair it with a cozy sweater and put it under the tree for a gift sure to please. You can find this skirt online at





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10. Silk Eye Mask- Brook There- $33

This organic, silk sleep mask is cut, sewed, and sold in southern Maine at Brook There in Old Port. It’s the perfect stocking stuffer for your sister, best friend, or really any luxurious woman on your list.