Maine Gifts from the Pages of Maine Homes by Down East
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GEMSTONES – JEWELRY – HOME DÉCOR
Crystal Joys offers a beautiful selection of authentic gemstones, jewelry, and home décor. Shop online or in-store to find thousands of unique products, ranging from crystal pendants to fossil jewelry to statåement pieces for your home. Each item is sourced from all over the world and is truly one of a kind. In this gift guide we are featuring our malachite and garnet jewelry. Use code MAINE10 to get 10% off your order.
You can also find Maine tourmaline at our locations in Freeport at 9 Bow Street and Portland at 191 Middle Street.
Freeport and Portland, ME
THE RUGGED ROLL TOP BACKPACK
The Rugged Roll Top Backpack is perfect for any dock, boat, or student, with enough room for gear or textbooks. It also includes side pockets and an inside laptop compartment. The waterproof base means it can be dropped anywhere without getting the contents soaked because it’s made from the same material hardworking fishermen wear at sea. A unique gift made with recycled Maine fishermen’s bib material and bib clips/straps. $170.
A portion of all sales goes to Maine Coast Fishermen’s Association and the Maine Lobstermen’s Community Alliance. Visit our website for more information and to see the entire Rugged Seas product line.
HANDBLOWN GLASS TOUCHSTONES
Lee Gordon has been blowing glass since 2008. His work draws inspiration from the natural environments of Kittery, where he lives. Working with hot molten glass, he layers earth-toned colors, patterns, and textures using an abstract, almost painterly technique that brings to life the landscapes that fuel his imagination. The results are handblown works of art that have won awards through the Maine Crafts Guild and the Newburyport Art Association.
Lee’s signature Touchstones (shown) are earth-like sculptures made for the palm of your hand or as a perfect addition to your bookshelf or windowsill. His other series of work include drinkware, distinctive vases, abstract paperweights, and rock vessels.
BOWLS AND MUG IN DOTS, STRIPES, OR MULTI-COLORS
These small handcrafted bowls and mugs with dots, stripes, or multiple glaze colors are part of the Lulu Ceramics collection. The collection is a full line of wheel-thrown and hand-built stoneware plates, bowls, mugs, and serving ware — all designed to enhance the enjoyment of home by offering pieces that are unique for any occasion and durable for everyday use. Offered in a wide variety of colors, dots, stripes, and personalized custom stamping, these pieces are dishwasher and oven safe.
Available through the Lulu Ceramics website’s online store or the little Lulu Ceramics shop in lovely Ferry Village.
South Portland, ME
Pictured: Cecilia the Seahorse in 18K Gold and Diamonds
FINE JEWELRY INSPIRED BY MAINE’S COASTLINE
Natalie Reed grew up on Vinalhaven, a lobstering island off the midcoast of Maine. She is greatly influenced by the sea and all the colors and textures that accumulate together, and creates jewelry based on the natural forms that live and grow there. The artist has always had a deep love for the ocean; its power and mystery always drawing her back. Through wax carving and casting, Natalie captures the organic beauty of the sea, sometimes even casting or molding directly from nature. These techniques allow her to highlight the delicate and beautiful details she finds in nature using precious metals and luminous gemstones.
BARWARE GIFT SET
Preserve your red, white, or rosé for later in a beautiful and tasteful way. Prominently display your favorite location or graphic with our Wine Stopper and Wine Bottle Coaster. A perfect gift for the wine-loving friend, new homeowner, or thank-you for a perfect evening of wonderful conversation and laughter. Customize with a map/chart or inspirational graphic.
OPEN-TOP BEDSIDE CHEST
Our Open-Top Bedside Chest, a charming and festive gift for the home lover in your life. Perfect anywhere, and wears a pop of color spectacularly well. Handcrafted in Maine using sustainably harvested hardwood and environmentally friendly finishes. Give a gift that lasts a lifetime. Give Maine Woodworks.
90 Industrial Park Rd., Saco, ME
ROGUE FRONT POCKET WALLET IN AMERICAN BISON LEATHER
At Rogue Industries, we craft remarkable leather goods that are built to last. At our solar-powered workshop in Maine, we make some of the world’s most comfortable wallets and lightweight bags, using sustainable American bison and Canadian moose leathers. Our Rogue Front Pocket Wallet, shown here, is a more comfortable and more secure option than your standard wallet. Shaped to fit the front pocket perfectly, it’s just one of our many thoughtful designs. Visit us online or call for a catalog today.
MSDCO COMES TO LIFE AT SHOP!
Make your holiday table an entertaining work of art with what you’ll find in store at MSDCO Shop! at 160 Front Street in Bath. The store is filled with items for the home and unique gifts that will definitely let people on your list see how much you care. From linens to tableware, from glassware to candles . . . MSDCO Shop! really can be your one-stop holiday shopping destination. They look forward to greeting you and helping you check off everything you have on your list.
Maine-made whiteware, sexy stem glassware, and barware from around the world —$24–$250.