A Guide To Unique & Fun Holiday Shopping In Maine

It’s time for you to experience some fun holiday shopping in Maine. Lucky for you, there are some great one-of-a-kind options in the vicinity of the Wolf Cove Inn, a bed and breakfast in Maine. From unique Maine-made artisan gifts to original world famous clothing and housewares, you’ll surely find something for everyone. On top of the great shopping, you can also cut your own fresh Maine Christmas tree at one of many nearby tree farms.

Furthermore, we have some ideas to help you with your shopping adventure. We have a couple of specials running through Christmas to save you some money and give you a chance to take the edge off while you finish off that holiday gift list. The specially designed Relax & Rejuvenate Package offers you two full non-travel days in the area to accomplish all your shopping and relaxation needs. The Santa’s Helper Special includes, among other goodies, a 10% discount on gift certificates purchased during your stay. Read on for more shopping ideas and special details.

Two hands holding out gift

Save Time & Money While Holiday Shopping In Maine

Imagine a relaxing and rejuvenating long weekend away where you can also knock off a whole lot of items on your shopping to-do list. With the combination of great nearby shopping, our holiday season special packages and local Christmas tree farms, we think we have you covered. Let me elaborate.

Shopping Venues To Help Complete Your List

Part of the holiday shopping in Maine scene in downtown Norway Maine

Downtown Norway Maine

The are a wealth of unique shops along Main Street in downtown Norway, a quaint village only 15 minutes from the Wolf Cove Inn. Among the venues you’ll find:

  • A local artisan guild shop,
  • A local artist gallery,
  • Vintage vinyl and book stores,
  • Really cool antique shops,
  • And even a food coop with local farm to table stock.

A recent blog of mine gives you all the details of what you’ll find in Norway Maine.

Whimsical gifts available at The Willows while holiday shopping in Maine

The Willows

The Willows is Maine’s largest cooperative antique venue and flea market. The place is B I G – big. You can spend a good half day wandering the many aisles and floors of really cool stuff. You’re sure to find a special gift for that tough-to-buy-for someone who has everything. And best of all, it’s only a five minute drive from the Inn. Note that The Willows is open Thursday though Sunday.

Read my blog post for more details on The Willows, the largest flea market in Maine.

Homemade Soaps and Balms Display at Nezinscot Farm

Nezinscot Farm

About a half hour from the Inn, you’ll find Nezinscot Farm. There you’ll find:

  • Hand made soaps and balms,
  • Farm-made jams, jellies and preserves
  • Farm-made cheese and charcuteries (perfect for the holiday appetizer table)
  • And a cafe with farm to table lunch options.

They also offer a good selection of spinning wheels, yarns and spun goods for the fiberist on your list.

Furthermore, as an added bonus you can head around back and visit with the farm animals that supply some of the goods used in the farm store.

Read more about Nezinscot Farm.

LL Bean Store In Freeport

L.L. Bean and More

The L.L. Bean complex in Freeport is quite the shopper’s paradise. Along with the flagship home store of L.L. Bean, you’ll also find additional LL Bean stores including:

  • A Home Goods Store
  • An Outlet Store
  • A Bike, Boat & Ski Store
  • A Hunting & Fishing Store

In addition, there are a wealth of factory outlet shopping options in downtown Freeport where you can spend a day exploring. You’ll also find The North Face, Patagonia, Lindt Chocolate, Polo Ralph Lauren and many more national and unique local stores, shops and nooks in Freeport. Be sure to stop at Wicked Whoopies for that quintessential Maine treat, the whoopie. Freeport is a scenic 40 minute drive from the Wolf Cove Inn.

Read more about L.L. Bean, other Freeport stores and a few other shopping venues in Maine.

Woman receiving a massage

Save Some Money While You Relax & Rejuvenate

We’ve put together a couple of items to help make your holiday season less stressful and more invigorating. Furthermore, we can help you keep some of your hard earned shekels in your own pocket.

Santa’s Helper Special

Our Santa’s Helper Special offers a free DIY gift wrapping station at the Inn, a 10% discount on gift certificates for your shopping list and a gift for yourself – $20 off your spa treatment at the Inn. Learn more about your Santa’s Helper Special.

Relax & Rejuvenate Package

Your Relax & Rejuvenate Package is a perfect pampering package for your holiday shopping long weekend or any three night stay. With this package we offer your Tripp Lake Pizzeria dinner one night and breakfast in bed one morning for FREE. That’s a $64 value right there. Learn more about your Relax & Rejuvenate Package.

With the above help from Santa’s Elves at the Inn, the savings, both time and money, really add up.

Christmas tree farm in Maine

Save Time By Getting Your Holiday Tree Nearby

There’s nothing like the smell of a fresh Christmas tree in the home to rekindle childhood memories of holidays past. Therefore, we suggest you plan to round out your holiday shopping in Maine by finding and cutting your own fresh Maine Christmas Tree. That’s a whole lot more fun than stopping by the local tree lot in the Walmart parking lot, don’t you think?

There are a nice selections of area tree farms to choose from, all within 15 to 25 minutes of the Inn. Read more about Christmas Tree Farms in Maine.

A couple with snowshoes

And So Much More …

Once the snow covers the ground, there’s a whole lot going on in our winter wonderland. Nearby the Inn you’ll discover adventures in:

  • Dog sledding,
  • Snow shoeing,
  • Cross country skiing,
  • Sleigh rides,
  • Winter horse back riding and more.

Read more about winter activities in Maine.

Winter photo of Wolf Cove Inn in Poland Maine

About Your Lodging While On Your Shopping Adventure

The Wolf Cove Inn, nationally known for our romantic getaways in Maine, is the perfect home base for your holiday shopping in Maine. Set on the beautiful shores of Tripp Lake in Poland Maine, we specialize in relaxation and rejuvenation at our unique lakeside setting. Year round, you’ll find a wealth of activities to keep you busy if you like. Or you can just cozy up in front of a fireplace and read a good book.

Your stay at the Inn includes:

  • Our signature Maine Comfort breakfast each morning
  • Coffee and tea available throughout the day
  • Homemade fresh baked cookies in the afternoon
  • Complimentary bottled water and soft drinks
  • A fire pit with complimentary s’mores kits available
  • Beautiful sunsets across the lake
  • Most king bed rooms include fireplaces and/or spa tubs

So let us take good care of you during your holiday shopping visit.

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Couple by fireplace with wine