Updated for 2021. The best holiday shopping in Rockland, Maine offers so much more than your neighborhood mall. Local shops feature unique and imaginative items created by Maine artisans. Everything from curated vintage wear to museum-quality artwork and more fill the shops on the main streets and backroads of mid-coast Maine.
Do yourself a favor this year and strike out early for your holiday shopping. And why not make it a treat for you as well? Book a stay at the Berry Manor Inn and you’ll be within walking distance of Main Street Rockland and very close to Camden’s downtown as well. When your shopping mission is complete, you can put your feet up and relax in one of Maine’s premier luxury coastal inns.
Dozens of shops, boutiques, and gift stores call Rockland and Camden, Maine home. Read on to learn what to expect from some of our favorites.
Location: 383 Main St. Rockland
Authentic vintage clothing for men and women is consigned and carefully curated by the shopkeepers at Curator. Classic summer suits for wedding season, or vintage Hawaiian shirts direct from the 50th state.
Farnsworth Art Museum Store
Location: 16 Museum St., Rockland
Museum shops often carry the most unique and amazing gift items. Case in point: Farmsworth Art Museum Store. Books and puzzles, art supplies, gifts for the home and garden vie for your attention as you wander the aisles. Designer jewelry, fashionable accessories, and so much more await your discerning eye.
Bixby & Co.
Location: 1 Sea Street Place, Rockland
Stop and smell the chocolate as you enter this delightful confectionary, Bixby & Co. It’s like Disneyland for the chocoholics on your list. How about a 1-pound chocolate lobster? Or perhaps a box of Maine blueberry jam bonbons? Everything here is all-natural, sourced from fair-trade suppliers.
Location: 386 Main St., Rockland
Archipelago is top-of-the-heap for unique, one-of-a-kind gifts for everyone on your list. Featuring only items made in Maine, the sheer abundance and diversity of merchandise on display means you’ll be spending a good deal of time here. And you’ll be hard-pressed to leave empty-handed.
Once a Tree
Location: 31 Main St., Camden
Gorgeously hand-made wooden bowls, boxes, and cribbage boards stand out among the wares offered at this downtown Camden shop, Once a Tree. But decorative housewares, jewelry, and pottery also compete for your attention. Plus, gift wrapping is always free. Strike that “to do” off your list.
Jo Ellen Designs
Location: 21 Main St., Camden
Toys, rugs, dinnerware, and bedding feature prominently at Jo Ellen Designs. Bold, bright colors and contemporary design capture the eye the moment you walk in. This is the shop for the design-conscious people on your list.
Location: 29 Bayview St., Camden
Though small in size, Sugar Tools is big on heart. Only open seasonally, May through December, the woman behind this shop has a keen eye for beautiful things. She artfully displays books, clothing, garden tools, accessories, and more. Attractive, practical, and unusual things, perfect for gift-giving, are the hallmarks of this fantastic shop.
Give the Gift of a Getaway
A gift certificate to the Berry Manor Inn makes a perfect gift, too. Available in any amount, certificates are valid for overnight stays, packages, or even wedding expenses at the inn.
An array of fun and fancy awaits you with the best holiday shopping in Rockland, Maine. Make it an adventure for you as well. Book a weekend or midweek stay at our beautiful Victorian Inn.
Happy Holiday Shopping Everyone!
Updated: December 2021