It’s easy to go overboard in Ogunquit — but we’re not talking about an excursion out on the Atlantic. Downtown’s collection of quirky, colorful, and creative specialty stores make it impossible to simply stop after a single shop. Prepare your shopping prowess accordingly with this preview of Ogunquit, Maine shops, each as unique and special as our coastal town itself.
Ogunquit Maine Shops: A Guide To Specialty Maine Gift Stores & More
It only takes one visit and twelve shopping bags to understand how Spoiled Rotten gets its name. A friendly, fun atmosphere fills the room along with Maine goodies from photo prints to tasty Stonewall Kitchen samples (well worth a trip to the company store in York). Want to bring that coastal Maine feeling back home? Perkins Cove and Footbridge Beach “postcard candles” are the perfect home accessory to spark seaside memories — or to bring an authentic salty aroma home to a friend or family member.
Artwork & Handcrafted Home Furnishings: Abacus
Living room walls looking a little barren? Add a stunning splash of Maine color with a pantone print by Dana Heacock at Abacus. As a born-and-raised Mainer, Heacock’s artwork showcases an insider’s perspective to the most quintessential sights of Vacationland: coastal lighthouses, sailboats on the cove, row boats, and dinghies. After perusing Heacock’s work, browse other handcrafted home furnishings including wall words, metal-made lawn birds, and aluminum prints.
Trinkets & Throwback Threads: On The Main
Right across the street from Abacus, you’ll encounter On The Main, a popular one-stop shop for Ogunquit originals. Browse a treasure trove of nautical Maine knick-knacks from pocket-sized lighthouses to show-stopping sea décor like shell-shaped pottery pieces. A collection of vintage clothing, handbags, family games, and jewelry make On The Main known for truly one-of-a-kind finds.
Imports From The Emerald Isle: Celtic By The Sea
We may have an affinity for the Irish here in Ogunquit — and the core of our affection is found at Celtic By The Sea. Ogunquit’s Celtic merchant inspires the Irish in all of us with Guinness glassware and apparel to Ireland-imported flasks and flannel. You’ll even encounter exclusive Ogunquit treasures that embrace the luck (and style) of the Irish.
Bundle Up With A Piece Of Maine: Knight’s Quilt Shop
As much as we like to boast about Ogunquit’s specialty stores, we have to give credit to our neighbors in Cape Neddick for Knight’s Quilt Shop. For 19 years and counting, Knight’s has been selling top-notch, ready-made materials by in-house designers and quilters. Popular quilt fabrics include the metallic Stof and the shells-and-starfish style of Coastal Drift, making for difficult purchasing decisions at this cozy, inviting Cape Cod-style store.
With so many gift-grabbing opportunities, it helps to keep close to Ogunquit, Maine shops. For quick convenience to downtown, make a reservation here at The Dunes and feel free to ask our front desk for more insider shopping tips. We may or may not have a few coffee mugs and T-shirts of our own to grab as Maine momentos — you’ll have to see.