100 Maine Made Holiday Gifts Under $30

BEHOLD! The Maine 100 under $30 gift guide!

We pulled these selections [while also adding some new additions] from the yearly Your Ultimate Maine-Made Holiday Gift Guide at the request of folks who are working on a bit of a budget. “We love the list,” you said, “But I’m probably not going to be able to swing a $560 rocking chair this year.” Same.

Using the items and shops represented here, you can find a gift for every single friend, family member, colleague, neighbor, pet, baby, gift basket, stocking or cocktail party host while on a budget.

If you’re new to this list in particular, basically it works like this:

  • There is a photo of a gift we like.
  • There is the price.
  • There is a link to the shop / vendor from where you can order it.
  • You should definitely explore the shops further. The gifts here represent just a small percentage of all of the awesomeness out there.
  • Again, you can check out our full Ultimate 2015 Made in Maine gift guide here.

Honestly, while this list is of my design, my wife Jaime architected this list as well from start to finish. All hail Jaime.

If you like exchanging money for gifts face to face, there are a ton of craft shows throughout the state.

A quick shout out to PICNIC Holiday Sale, which was the inspiration for my first gift guide a few years back. It’s an amazing event.



Woodland Tank Top [$28] by way of Pinecone + Chickadee

LoveME Tshirt [$25] by way of LiveME

Board of Maine Women’s Skidder Tee [$25] by way of Board of Maine

Moon T-Shirt [$28] by way of Pinecone and Chickadee


Olive Jade Teardrop Earrings [$22] by way of The Last Domino

Thin Stacking Rings [$10-$30] by way of MetalRoots

Heart Shaped Porcelain Initial Necklace [$15] by way of LaceWoodStone

Sari Silk Bangle Bracelet [$25] by way of WorthyGoods

Skinny Latitude Longitude Location Ring [$28] by way of Kerri Ann Designs

Sterling Silver Antler Earrings [$24] by way of Autumn Equinox

Sailwinds Rope Bracelet [$26] by way of Sailwinds Trading Co.

Pulp Hairpins [$18] by way of Pulp


Two-Tone Dirigo Patch Hat [$25] by way of Might & Main

Red Buffalo Check Wristlet [$30] by way of Sea Bags

Minimalist Wallet [$10] by way of Flowfold

 Zippie Bag [$26] by way of Trosko


Maine Bike Chain Print [$20] by way of Brooke Hamilton


Starling House Print [$12] by way of Medusawolf

Photographs [$30] by way of Kari Herer Photography

Ship Inside of Whale [$18] by way of Kris Johnsen

Support Your Local Farmer Poster [$10] by way of Hannah Rosengren

Ron Swanson Poster [$20] by Yakawonis Quilling

Retro Vintage Art Volkswagon [$20] by way of IDILLARD

Autumn Harbor Archival Print [$18] by way of Swallowfield 


Felted Wild Animals [$17] by way of Fibers of Unity

Football Baby Diaper Cover [$10] by way of Siena’s Maine Design

Nautical Baby Booties [$20] by way of Two Little Beans

Ghostbusters Light Switch Cover [$13] by way of idillard

Chrocheted Baby Booties [$13-$18] by way of Three Kittens Knitting

Organic Cotton Maine Loves Baby [$22] by way of Think Greene

Handmade Nautical Bibs [$11] by way of Yarn & Cloth Clothier

Don’t Feed The Bear Tee [$18] by way of Creation Lab

Bunny Ear Teething Ring [$9] by way of Bird and Bear Boutique

Knit Lamb Set [$28] by way of Petunia’s Handmade Creations

Natural Teething Necklace [$13] by way of GoBabe

Eco-finger Paint [$20] by way of eco-kids 

Revenge of the Nerds Onesie [$18] by way of The Wishing Elephant


Veggie Plates [$28] by way of Meg k Walsh Ceramics

Beer Tasting Flight Sampling Paddle [$17] by way of JT Woodworks

Pot Holders [$16] by way of Erin Flett

Mason Jar Coozie [$22] by way of Maine Leather Co.

Tea Towel [$24] by way of Lilleputt Studio

Crochet Mug Warmer [$15] by way of OftheOtherEarth

Large Heavyweight Linen Cloths [$15] by way of Leighton Point Linen

Small Batch Candles [$28] by way of Wary Meyers

Nesting Trays [$16-$20] by way of Jessica Teesdale Pottery

Vegetable Bag [$18] by way of Vejibag

Wool Dryer Balls [$29] by way of LooHoo

Dr. Nat Churall’s Laundry Soap [$15] by way of Chase Street Soap Co.

Candle [$22] by way of Seawicks

Maine Made Wood Bakery Pin [$19] by way of Fletchers’ Mill

Handmade 3″ wooden biscuit cutters [$30] by way of Al Mather: Wodturner

Pinback or Magnets [$9] by way of Sleepy Mountan

Reusable Bowl Covers [$25] by way of Anne Riggs Designs

Reusable Snack Bags [$14] by way of Molly Angle

Camera Strap [$29] by way of Kurier

Screen Printed Soap Dispensers [$17] by way of Clearstory Glass


Holiday Cards [$5] by way of Parrott Design Studio

Gift Wrap [$8] by way of Foreshadow Press

Rustic Handmade Paper Gift Tags [$9] by way of Papermaker

Cards [$4] by way of Ferdinand

Blue n’ Green Seashellglass Ornament [$20] by way of Maine Coast Creations

Clay ornaments [$16 – $20] by way of Wild Bell Studio

Festive Recipe Holiday Cards [$18] by way of Three Little Words

Mini Glitter Clothespins & Twine [$6] by way of Running Blynd

Two Small Fir Trees Beeswax Candles [$11] by way of Sparky’s Honey

Lab Brass Ornament [$18] by way of Willy Wires

Vintage Paper Glass Ball Holiday Ornament [$7] by way of Reverie Creations


All Natural Soap [$4] by way of Maine Mountain Soap & Candle Co.

Gardener Gift Set [$12] by way of Dr. Dandelion

Fox Tail Grooming [$12] by way of Portland Trading Co.

Alpine Shave Jelly [$16] by way of Portland General Store

Peppermint Foot Lotion [$20] by way of Moonshine Herbals

Honey Almond Lip Balm [$4] by way of Long Winter Farm

Sugar Scrub [$8] by way of Blissfully Simple 

Cucumber Face Lotion [$18] by way of Coast of Eden


Maple Candy [$11] by way of Spring Break Maple & Honey

Tea Mixer [$9] by way of Finest Kind Tea

Holiday Gift Box [$23] by way of Bixby Co.

Coastal Root Bitters [$15-$20] by way of Coastal Root Bitters

12 Cupcakes [$28] by way of East End Cupcakes

Chai Tea [$14] by way of Herbal Revolution

Triple Pack [$17] by way of Raye’s Mustard

Good Coffee [$8] by way of 44 North Coffee

 Chocolate Lava Cake [$5] by way of Jarva Cakes

Flavored Popcorn [$12] by way of Coastal Maine Popcorn

Maine Potato Donuts [$22/assorted dozen] by way of The Holy Donut

Tandem Coffee [$16-$20] by way of Tandem Coffee Roasters 

Pasta Sauce [$8] by way of Cheryl Wixson’s Kitchen

Allagash large format bottles [$10 and up] by way of these locations

Infustion Kits [$9] by way of Vena’s Fizz House


Answers to Questions Nobody was Askin’ [$23] by way of Tim Sample

BeerMe Collapsible Koozie (4-Pack) [$12] by way of LiveMe

How to Cook a Moose [$25] by way of Island Port Press

Paw Protector [$9] by way of Rooted Earth Farm


2016 Sunrise Guide [$20] by way of Sunrise Guide

Dog Collars [$30] by way of Classic Hound Collar Co.

Sketchbook [$28] by way of Purplebean Bindery

Organic Dog Treats [$5] by way of Growlin’ Gourmet 

2016 Farmers’ Almanac [$7] by way of the Farmers Almanac Store

Miss Rumphius [$17] by way of Sherman’s

Uneven Floors [$10] by way of Lyle Divinsky

Lights Along the River [$10] by way of The Mallett Brothers Band

Pet Tag [$12] by way of Lofted Designs

Cat Mats [$30] by way of TheShopAtBagEnd

Armies [$12] by way of Bullmoose

Blueberries For Sal [$18] by way of Longfellow Books 

Aphorisms, Bumper Stickers, Truths and Rhymes album by
Samuel James [$10] by way of Samuel James

Spose albums [$10] by way of Bull Moose

Card Game [$30] by way of PBL Robots

Pheonix [$10] by way of Bullmoose


STABILicers Hike Cleats [$30] by way of STABIL

The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer [$20] by way of Delorme

Hand Tied Fishing Lures [$3] by way of Benton Fly Box 


Restaurant Gift Certificate by way of Portland Food Map

Buoy Local Gift Card [various denominations] by way of Buoy Local

Gift Certificate [variable] by way of Gathering of Stitches

Gift Certificate [various] by way of MOFGA


Make-a-Wish Maine

Maine Initiatives

Maine Inside Out

Treehouse Institute

Maine Roller Derby 

Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland

Maine Youth Rock Leadership

Friends of Casco Bay

WMPG/Blunt Youth Radio

Maine Youth Leadership


Alex Steed

About Alex Steed

Alex Steed has written about and engaged in politics since he was an insufferable teenager. He has run for the Statehouse and produced a successful web series. He now runs a content firm called Knack Factory with two guys who are a lot more talented than himself.