Island Artisans: Locally made gifts
A huge selection of locally made artist wares that is different from the usual run of the mill tourist souvenirs. There is a huge variety of wares available ranging that includes jewellery, pottery, baskets and embossed paper. I bought a beautiful whale made by a local artist out of driftwood.
What to pay: Slightly more expensive than many of the gift shops.
- Women's Travel
Celtic Rainbow Gifts: Great Irish/Scottish/Welsh stuff!
Celtic Rainbow Gifts is a gift shop with goods from around Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales. It's a great find down on West Street that seems off the beaten path. Very small and quaint, they carry mostly silver and gold jewelry, as well as clothing, crosses, music and other things. A great find!
What to buy: Wonderful selection of celtic rings, and jewelry in general. They carry gold engagement rings and neckaces, as well as some beautiful tiaras, and a wide selection of silver and pewter earrings, bracelets, necklaces and more. The celtic crosses and wall hangings are also very nice, and they carry some beautiful stylized scrolls with old Irish proverbs written on them in script. Also, they carry many products with individual coats of arms with family histories, these make great gifts.
What to pay: The jewelry seems to, on average, runs about from $30-$60, but there some spectacular pieces that obviously go for much more, as well as some simpler stuff that runs a bit less. Other goods in the store run anywhere from $10-$100.
- Arts and Culture
- Family Travel
- National/State Park
Christmas Spirit Shop: Christmas Stuff in Summer
When we travel Karen and I often buy Christmas tree ornaments as a reminder of the special places we visit. Apparently many other people do the same thing, or why else would a place like Christmas Spirit Shop do business year round. As I am writing this tip, it is the holiday season and our Christmas tree is up and decorated in the living room. Hanging there, with many other ornaments from around the world, is the one we bought at this shop. I look forward to hanging the ornaments year after year and enjoying the flood of good memories of trips past.
Beverly and Pete Bono are the proprietors of this shop which was established in 1990. All of the holiday hand crafts in the shop are made in Maine.
Moose Tracks: Super Savings on Silly Souveniers
Moose tracks is going out of business so they are having great sales. For all your t-shirt, mugs, socks and magnets, with lobsters and of course Moose on them, this is the place to go!
What to pay: I paid $5.99 for a t-shirt, a nice one, and $1.99 for a magnet I had seen elsewhere for $5!
In the Woods: Wooden Treasures and imported goods
This neat little shop has all kinds of hancrafted wooden goodies. Froms piles of birdhouses to candleholders to patio furniture! They also have a lot of interesting imported items of the far east and India. It smells wonderful in here!
What to buy: I bought some handmade Rosemary Lime soap and a wooden moose christmas ornament. the cutting boards looked good too, bt I really didn't need one
- National/State Park
Timberland clothes outlet store: Timberland clothes outlet store, CHEAP!
This nice shop sells Timberland clothing and shoes at really really low prices. This is one of the few occasion I enjoyed shopping (being a man). My girlfriend bought shoes for 20$ that cost 80$ back home in Belgium. We bought loads and would have bought more but our backpacks were full....
What to pay: expect to pay at least 25% less on any item
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