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Tagged: shop small

Holiday gift picks from 2Note Perfumery

Holiday gift picks from 2Note Perfumery
December 18, 2013

There’s a reason why Portland has a reputation for having such a wonderful array of small businesses. Here, you can find things that you’d be hard-pressed to discover in other cities. 2Note Perfumery is one of those gems.

Holiday gift picks from Portland Trading Co.

Holiday gift picks from Portland Trading Co.
December 16, 2013

There really isn’t a shop in town that carries the selection that PTC does. You can find housewares, international magazines, Maine-made goods and their own line Kofi. And owner Kazeem Lawal is hands-down the best dressed dude in town.

Holiday gift picks from Portland Flea-for-All

Holiday gift picks from Portland Flea-for-All
December 13, 2013

Erin and Nathaniel, hubby/wife team and owners of Portland Flea-For-All, are probably the best gift givers in the world. Just one peek into the flea and it’s a pretty good bet that they know how to find that unique, one-of-a-kind present.

Holiday gift ideas from Pinecone + Chickadee

Holiday gift ideas from Pinecone + Chickadee
December 12, 2013

Owner Amy Teh pulls together the handmade and the usual, guaranteed to please even that “person that has everything” on your list.

10 under $10: local gift ideas for guys

10 under $10: local gift ideas for guys
December 12, 2012

Holiday shopping can be costly. But after sourcing some great ideas from vendors at the various fairs over the past few weeks, I’ve rounded up 10 great gifts for guys all for 10 bucks or less. The best part? They’re all from local sellers! Here are my picks for every dude on your list.

10 under $10: local gift ideas for her

10 under $10: local gift ideas for her
December 11, 2012

Whether you’re on the hunt for some stocking stuffers, a crowd-pleasing yankee swap item or you’re just shopping on a strict budget, it’s still possible to shop small. After checking out the local talent this past weekend at MECA, Picnic and doing some digging on my own, I’ve found 10 great gift ideas for the ladies on your list, all for under $10.

Today is small business saturday!

November 24, 2012

Just a quick reminder to head into town to do some holiday shopping, eating or imbibing today. This is a great opportunity to jump start the shopping season and support local businesses. Oh! And we have coupons!