midcoast maine wedding gifts

if you're getting married in lincoln county, maine, and guests are attending your wedding "from away" (that's maine-speak for "from another state") then you might want to supply them with gifts that have local flare. i love the idea of giving gift bags full of yummy and fun things that represent the area where your wedding is taking place. there are tons of amazing maine-made products to choose from, many of which you can get right here in damariscotta

renys department store mugrenys department stores are headquartered in damariscotta. they are a chain of small discount stores throughout maine that have been a part of the state's culture since 1949. they have everything you need and have quite a following. as a matter of fact, you can probably find 100 other gifts at renys, too!

the lobster coast by colin woodarda new england bookseller's association's non-fiction bestseller, the lobster coast "...is the Rosetta Stone for understanding coastal Maine, Maine culture, and the political, cultural, and economic divisions that drive 
policy decisions to this day." it's a very interesting book that your guests can read on the plane home. you can pick it up at the maine coast bookshop & cafe on main street.

 gift certificate from the damariscotta river grillif your guests are staying in town, they might like a gift certificate to the damariscotta river grill. they have the best wine selection in town, and the food's good, too. really, a gift certificate to any of the restaurants in town would be fun. there's king eider's pub, which is a totally cool, old skool pub; the newcastle publick house a newer-style pub with awesome pizza; best thai, which has a low-key vibe and great food; savory maine, which uses organic and local foods; and schooner landing which is right on the water.

bridesmaids gifts, anyone?

woah, i came across high wire handmade and immediately thought of gifts. bridesmaids gifts to be exact (or momma of the bride/groom, or bride herself, or just because). the etsy shop is currently having a 20% off sale, so if you're really a plan-ahead type girl now's the time to buy. i love all the birds on the high wire, very clever, and check out the heart pendant above, love it! and wanna know the best part? the artist is in portland, maine so your purchase would support a local artist. it also sounds like the artist can do something a little more custom, which is cool. what's not to love?