Is there someone on your list whose favorite food is Maine lobster? If so, we have six unique lobster-themed gifts they will love — all sourced from Maine craftspeople and Maine makers.

Mini Lobster Buoy Ornaments

Maine artist Beth Doan has taken the colorful icon of lobster buoys and miniaturized them for your holiday tree, carefully hand-painting each one (3.25 inches). They can also be used as napkin rings, place setting gifts, zipper pulls on a bag, and so much more! $9 at Down East Shop

Lobster Rope Wreaths

WharfWarp, a Freeport-based home décor company, makes eco-friendly products using only retired rope from Maine’s local lobstering industry that would otherwise be thrown away. They hand weave this beautiful reclaimed rope into 100% upcycled wreaths, doormats, and other items. $50-$60 at

Sea Bags Lobster Wristlet

Sea Bags, a Portland company that turns recycled sails into handbags, created this lobster-themed durable wristlet that can be used as a purse for nights out or to keep small items separate. The artwork by a local Maine artist that is painted on is evocative of the “cotton candy” lobster – so rare that only 1 in 100 million are caught! $30 at Sea Bags

Down East Lobster Calendar

Now you don’t have to wait until summer to see amazing photos of Maine lobstermen at work on the ocean. From traditional lobster boats, lobsters, and lobster buoys to photos of Maine’s working harbors, this 2024 calendar features various photographers each month. You also get tide tables, moon phases, months-at-a-glance, 2024 and 2025 year-at-a-glance, Maine lobstering facts, and important holidays in this all-inclusive calendar. $14 at Down East Shop

“The Lobster Lady” Children’s Book

Still hauling lobsters at over 100 years old, the famed Virginia Oliver, a native of Rockland, Maine, had a children’s book written about her last year by Alexandra S.D. Hinrichs (author) and Jamie Hogan(illustrator). “The Lobster Lady” chronicles a day in Virginia’s life and all that goes into lobster harvesting. $15.39 on Amazon

Maine Lobster Festival Poster

Our beautifully designed Maine Lobster Festival posters are painted by talented artists who all have a connection to Maine and the sea. Not only does the purchase of a poster go toward MLF’s operating expenses for next year, but it also looks great in a rumpus room, she shed or man cave! $10 at Maine Lobster Festival

And don’t forget to bring those lobster lovers to the Maine Lobster Festival from July 31 to August 4, 2024, which will be free again! Visit for more details.