Unusual Gifts, Beautiful Stores
Shopping In York Maine
Shopping for beautiful, unique, unusual gifts while vacationing in York Maine? So easy!
I'm a fan of buying locally whenever possible. Just last night I was writing on the Facebook page of this web site that the page motto should be “Love Thy Neighbor – Shop Locally!”
Because I tend to shop locally, there's not a lot of stores in York that I haven't visited. Would you like a tour of our local stores, a little taste of the shopping you'll do while you're here? Sure you do!
But remember, this is Maine and it's always wise to call ahead in the off season just to make sure that shop you really want to visit is open.
Almost ALL the shops in York Beach will be closed during the winter months, for instance.
Some Unusual Gifts and Shops You'll Find in York...
Backyard Birds and Garden Frills
244 U.S. Route 1, York, ME 03909
Offers a complete line of products for the wild birds including premium quality birdseed, a wide selection of bird feeders and nesting boxes, as well as decorative birdhouses and bat and butterfly houses. The garden shop features many wonderful bird and garden related accessories, such as bird baths, garden statues, and urns. The store also has a wide variety of carefully selected, creatively designed and unique home accessories.
The Little Bull
16 Railroad Ave, York Beach, Maine 03910
This unique store offers an exquisite selection of handmade Native jewelry from New Mexico, Arizona, and Colorado, as well as local jewelry from Maine and the Northeast. They also have a wide selection of artifacts from local and national artisans as well as Minnetonka Moccasins, Tree-Friendly cards, books and music, home decor and much more! Open seasonally.
Unusual Gifts, And Really Great Retail Stores In York
York Hospital Gift Shop
15 Hospital Drive, York, ME 03909
I kid you not – I LOVE the York Hospital Gift Shop! They've got great jewelry, books, stuffed animals, penny candy that is more like a nickel or a dime but the kids love it, and all kinds of unique and lovely items. One of the best times to visit is immediately after a holiday like Valentine's Day or Christmas when everything holiday-related is on sale. Just walk in the front entrance to York Hospital and ask for the Gift Shop.
Georgie's Home & Garden
York Street York, ME 03909
An eclectic mix of antique, vintage and contemporary home and garden furnishings, accessories and unusual gifts. Creating new uses out of old pieces and reinventing others is another aspect of the store, along with interior decorating services. One of the fun things about Georgie's is looking at “The Barn” online to see what they've got in there that can't fit in the shop! Shopping available online.
659 US Route 1, York, Maine 03909
World class wine selection, specializing in Italian, contemporary art, a wide selection of European antiques and accessories, artisan gifts, olive oils and gourmet foods. Wine tastings every month.
Daisy Trading Post
388 Route 1, York, Maine 03909
Whimsical collection of unusual gifts, furniture, home and garden décor, clothing and accessories. Handpainted signs, handmade frames and photoboxes, jewelry and spirited clothing, outdoor recycled furniture, furniture made in Maine, rugs and lamps. Shopping available online.
Beyond the Sea
240 York Street, York, Maine 03909
An array of enticing and unusual gifts from around the world; beautiful accessories for the home and for you and your loved ones. Browse through a selection of eye-catching jewelry made of semi-precious gems, pearls, crystals, silver and stone. Just for fun or to show some flair, you’ll find lovely pashminas, hand-painted scarves, elegantly beaded shawls and designer handbags. For your home we carry distinctive dinnerware, glasses, seashell gifts, music, jewelry boxes, lamps, candles, faux flowers by the stem or custom arrangements, artwork and much more including Christmas treasures. Bridal Registry available.
Ocean Fire Pottery
23 Woodbridge Road, York, ME 03909
Ocean Fire Pottery is an artist-owned and operated studio and gallery featuring handcrafted wheelthrown stoneware. In her studio, Amy Clark combines elements of the earth to create functional art that evokes joy every day. Please visit the studio, which is open most days, to see the full selection. You may even catch Amy at the wheel. She'll be happy to provide demonstrations. Please call ahead to be sure someone will be at the studio!
Vintage Maine Impressions
5 Axholme Road, York Harbor, Maine
Located in the same building as Foster's Clambakes, this store offers a wide selection of unique Maine gifts and souvenirs, as well as a vast collection of vintage music CDs. Find jazz, big band, rock, country, show tunes, and all the great vocalists of the 20th century. Special orders are welcome.
Woods To Goods
891 U.S. Route 1, York, Maine 03909
Inside this store you will find quality, beautiful home decorations, unusual gifts, furniture and clothing made by Maine State Prison inmates as well as inmates elsewhere. Maine inmates have had a long tradition of creating beautiful pieces from wood native to the state, and Woods to Goods is an authorized retail dealership for these works. Supplementing the inmates' goods are nautical and Maine-inspired work by many local artisans. Shopping available online, open year round, call ahead for hours during the off season (October-May).
There are some beautiful stores in York in which to buy furniture. Some have it as their main business, and some mix furniture into a wider array of offerings. Many will ship to you wherever you are in the U.S. Or Canada.
Woods to Goods, Georgie's Home and Garden, and Daisy Trading Post, all mentioned above, are some terrific places to find unusual gifts of furniture.
The following stores, however, focus primarily on furniture and home furnishings:
TJs at the Sign of the Goose
1287 U.S. Route 1, Cape Neddick, ME 03902
Offering full interior design services in all areas of residential design: planning, furniture, upholstery, window treatments, lighting, color, and decorative accents. TJ's Shop is a special landmark along the southern portion of Route One. They carry an extraordinary array of decorative objects, furniture, statuary, unusual gifts, dried and silk floral arrangements, and imported ceramics. The Garden will delight and surprise with its meandering paths, one-of-a-kind birdhouses and unique plantings. The owners travel throughout the year acquiring wonderful pieces to add to the display. Closed January, and Tuesdays and Wednesdays from Nov. 1 to May 1.
10 Mountain Road, Cape Neddick, ME 03902
Distinctive furnishings, design and accents. Painted and stained furniture, bedroom furniture, farmhouse tables, specialty furniture, cottage sofas and chairs, wicker and outdoor furniture, coastal cottage accents. Shopping available online.
16 Main Street, York Beach, ME 03910
Quality furnishings for every room in the home. Also provides outdoor garden and patio furniture and decorations, used furniture and hotel liquidations.
The Shops at York Beach
Last but not least, your little vacationland jewel, York Beach Maine, is literally lined with great stores to buy all kinds of unusual gifts to bring home from your Maine holiday - fabulous jewelry, beach accessories, t-shirts, Life is Good clothing and accessories and fudge.
Don't laugh – there's a lot of places to get great fudge in York Beach. I like fudge...
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