Shop Local in Southern Maine


Where to Shop This Holiday Season

Oh, the weather outside is…a bit chilly! And, the ground is looking a little snowier than we’re used to this early in the season – even for the Northeast. But that won’t stop Mainers from a little local holiday shopping. Grab your coat and hat, slip on your boots, and explore everything that Southern Maine has to offer this time of year.

Shop Local in Southern Maine

Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday may have come and gone, but there are still plenty of sales to be had. Plus, it’s great to support local, small businesses.

Are you ready to shop locally in Southern Maine this season? If you’re looking for great places to find gifts for everyone on your list this year, Ouellet Construction recommends checking out the following local businesses:


Day's Jewelers

Day’s Jewelers
Our friends at Day’s Jewelers sell some of the most stunning jewelry around. With six locations in Maine and now two in New Hampshire, there’s no shortage of options for holiday jewelry gifts this season. Ouellet Construction proudly acted as the owner’s representative for the construction of their newest location in Nashua, NH. In addition to an expansive selection of fine jewelry, they also provide a variety of services, including custom jewelry design, jewelry cleaning and inspection, repairs, engraving, and more.

Cool as a Moose

Cool as a Moose
Offering three Maine locations – Portland, Brunswick, and Bar Harbor, Cool as a Moose is the coolest place to do your holiday shopping this year. Whether you’re looking for apparel, gifts, souvenirs, or sunglasses, you’ll find them all, here. You can shop for all the men, women, kids, and infants on your list in one swoop. Ouellet Construction worked on the fit-out for the Brunswick location, along with other renovations for the company. They’re a great local shop to support this holiday season.

village candle

Village Candle
Located in Wells, Maine, Village Candle is a great place to pick up gifts for friends and family. Their candles and accessories make great gifts and stocking stuffers. Plus, it’s the best-smelling – and best-looking – store in town if we do say so ourselves! Ouellet Construction helped build this retail store in conjunction with Orcutt Associates, out of Yarmouth, ME.  


Union Street Bakery

Union Street Bakery & Cake Shop
Union Street Bakery cooks up some of the most delicious treats around town. Whenever Ouellet Construction has an event that needs catering, they are the shop we call. You may also spot Dean and Luke Ouellet eating lunch there from time to time, as the food is wonderful. If you’ve never been – add it to your list of things to do this holiday season. Bring your friends and family along. You won’t be disappointed!

Wild Oats

Wild Oats Bakery & Cafe
Another great place to grab a bite to eat in Brunswick is Wild Oats Bakery & Cafe. Stop by for lunch, dessert, or get your order to go. There’s a little bit of everything on the menu, like soups, salads, sandwiches, cakes, homemade bread, and more. And don’t forget to check out their holiday menu!

A Little of Both!

Stonewall Kitchen

Stonewall Kitchen
With Maine locations in York, Portland, Camden, and South Windsor, you’ll find the perfect gift for the cook in your family at Stonewall Kitchen. You’ll find everything from tasty snacks and treats to colorful decor, flatware, accessories, and anything else you need to brighten up your kitchen.

These are just a few of our local favorites. Check out Brunswick Downtown Association and the Southern Midcoast Maine Chamber for more information on where to shop locally.

Are you in need of commercial construction or related services? Contact Ouellet Construction today to find out how we can help.