Holiday Gift Guide

The holidays are coming up quick! If you've pushed off shopping or need some inspiration, check out some of our favorite gifts from some past and present Upstart Maine companies.





Maine Discovery Museum

The Maine Discovery Museum in the heart of Bangor is full of hands on interactive exhibits and activities. Spend the day learning with the family at the Maine Discovery Museum!

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Higgins Fabrication

If you're looking for something truly memorable, consider Higgins Fabrication, where they make custom, one-of-a-kind furniture. Tell them what you're thinking, and watch it come to life!

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Maine Shellwear

If you're looking to gift a piece of Maine, theres no better alternative than Maine Shellwear. Using reclaimed ocean shells, the designers at Maine Shellwear hand craft jewelry and home goods from materials found on the coast of Maine.

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Food and Drinks


Lisa's Legit Burritos

Nothing is better than mouth-watering Mexican food that is centrally located in Gardiner and Augusta. Grab a gift card for the kids, and maybe even a few things for yourself! Lisa's Legit Burritos

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R.e.d.d. Superfood Energy Bars

If your looking for some extra energy around this time of year or just need a daily boost, a R.e.d.d. energy bar will take the place of a protein bar, energy shot and a multi-vitamin. They're all natural, Certified Gluten Free, 70% Organic, Non GMO, Kosher, Vegan, Soy Free and Brown Rice Syrup Free. If thats not enough, there is also new flavors, seasonal discounts, and free shipping for a limited time.

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Herbal Revolution

Made with you in mind, Herbal Revolutions makes high-quality, herbal teas, tonics and elixirs, all handcrafted in small batches to ensure integrity. These make great stocking stuffers, so get yours today!

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Specialty Sweets

With a history stretching back to 1980 and an impressive assortment of treats, Specialty Sweets delivers everything your sweet tooth is craving and more!

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Bangin' Whoopie

If you don't have cookies to leave out for Santa, just grab some extra whoopie pies from the Whoopie Pie Cafe. We know you'll want extra because you can never have just one!

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Black Dinah Chocolatiers

Chocolate will never go out of style. If you're looking for something special this holiday, grabbing some premium chocolate from Black Dinah Chocolatiers may just be the way to go.

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Twenty 2 Vodka

Micro-distilled with you in mind, this vodka is ideal for getting you through these long winters!

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Flight Deck Brewing

Created from a team of beer lovers, Flight Deck Brewing is located in the former 'Small Arms Range' of the Brunswick Naval Air Station. With a regular assortment of 6-12 beers, there's something for everyone.

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For Her


True North Beauty

Inspiring women's confidence through healthy, beautiful skin, True North Beauty is creating collections of products which don't sacrifice results, simplicity or luxury.

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Sofia Fima

Style, versatility and a place for everything. Sofia Fima bags are designed for 'heroes of the everyday hustle,' which means they're made for fierce, passionate women on a mission.

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Kelly Mcclymer Books

Enjoy some time off, and get engrossed in one of Kelly Mcclymer's books. She writes about romance, mystery and packs her books full of twists and turns.

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Power of Transparency

For all the 'mompreneurs' out there struggling personally or professionally, "The Power of Transparency" was written for you. This book reveals tough lessons from sincere stories and is centered around inspiration and confidence.

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Classes, Memberships & More


Wilcox Wellness & Fitness Center

Perfect for working off those extra cookies you ate or committing to a New Year's resolution, the Wilcox Wellness & Fitness Center offers personal training in both group and individual settings.

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Wings Reality

Does flying a plane sound perfect for that new hobby you have been looking for? Learn to fly through this online, self-paced course that will teach you to fly real aircraft.

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Outdoor Enthusiast


OpenWorld Outfitters

Open World Outfitters was started from three people who loved adventure and made a clothing brand to match their interests. Everything is designed and produced with exploration in mind.

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