Kennebunkport Maine is often known for its assortment of fine shops, and that means that it’s a prime location to get some holiday shopping done! All of us at the Maine Stay Inn are feel so lucky to have such a great spot for retail therapy just steps away. And unlike many vacation destinations, Dock Square is not overrun with T-shirt shops and souvenir stands. Instead, you’ll find incredible art galleries, chic boutiques, and fine crafts with products from many local craftsmen. No, you’re not going to find the Gap or an H&M, but the products sold in Kennebunkport Maine really reflect the character of New England and the uniqueness of the area. Now, if more mainstream stores are what you’re searching for, don’t worry! There are two world-class outlet centers not far from our Kennebunkport bed and breakfast. Heading to our south, you’ll find the Kittery Outlets by Tanger, with more stores and brands than I could ever imagine! Frankly, the only downside I see here is that this outlet center is in a strip mall kind of set up, which means that walking or driving between cluster isn’t the most exciting or inspiring of events. That said, whatever Christmas shopping you can’t get done in Kennebunkport you can definitely cross off the list here. Or you could head north to the Freeport Outlets, with LLBean as the crown jewel of this shopping area. And while they don’t have quite as many stores as you might find in Freeport, you’ll experience a very pleasant small town feel while enjoying all the benefits of a huge shopping complex. And if you’ve got the bug to hit up LLBean at 2 am just because you can, this is definitely the place to go. But no matter which direction you head or if you stay right in town, you’re sure to enjoy your holiday preparation this year when shopping in Kennebunkport Maine!