Due to the pandemic, our holiday season will “look different” this year. Many of us won’t be able to travel home for the holidays, and will therefore have to mail gifts to loved ones. Okay, so that’s not great. But ask yourself: Is there a way to “turn this around” and create something very positive and enriching from it? Fortunately, the answer is YES—and the secret lies in the magic words “Maine-made holiday gifts!”
The Perfect Solution to 2 Big Challenges
Since March the pandemic has (a) greatly reduced our ability to travel and see loved ones, and (b) made it more critical than ever that we “Shop Small” and “Buy Maine First” to help small businesses in Maine weather the economic downturn. When buying Maine-made holiday gifts, you’ll be positively addressing BOTH situations, by purchasing very special gifts for your loved ones AND supporting Maine’s small business owners and employees at the same time. Here are 5 great ways to do it:
Brimming with iconic Maine items such as blueberry jam, B & M Baked Beans, Moxie, maple syrup, Humpty Dumpty Potato Chips, and more, each gift box is the perfect way to evoke fond memories of Maine—and let every “Mainer at heart” know how much you look forward to seeing him or her again!
Hailed as a “great gift,” “great dessert,” and “great snack” by everyone from Oprah Winfrey to Good Morning America to Rachael Ray, Wicked Whoopies are the ultimate in wicked- good gourmet whoopie pies! Now offering 20 different varieties, the bakery promises “there are 10 smiles in each Wicked Whoopie Pie!”
Managed by the state’s Maine Made Program, this one-stop-shopping website showcases a huge array of unique products rendered by the finest of contemporary craftsmanship. Hundreds of Maine companies spotlight a wealth of items created from wood, granite, field, and farm—all of which can be brought right to your door.
Sporting the motto “Fresh from Our Shore To Your Door,®” Lobster Gram is the perfect way to mail-order the tastiest, freshest live lobsters, seafood, steaks, and more. Use Lobster Gram to order your own distinct, from-the-coast-of-Maine experience: everything from a Surf & Turf Gift Bucket to a Maine Shore Clambake to—yes—even a Bloody Mary Bar!
This holiday season you can “deck the halls with recycled sails.” Featuring an astonishing array of eye-catching tote bags, duffle bags, travel bags, accessories, and much more, Seas Bags products are all, indeed, made from recycled sails that actually graced the masts of sail boats. You get not ONLY the Sea Bag itself, but the very special aura of its previous life!