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Shop Here: Daytrip Society

Daytrip Society Interior A

Gifts from Daytrip Society B

1. String in a Tin by The Thoughtful Gardener, 2. Bird Watcher Letterpress Print by Old School Stationers

In the heart of Kennebunkport’s Dock Square is a cheerful store set on inspiring your inner daytripper.

Daytrip Society carries a charming mix of gifts and gear for nature-loving, treehugging, outdoorsy types. Whether into roughing it, glamping it, or simply filling your home with wonderfully green things, there’s something special awaiting you here.

Daytrip Society Interior B

Gifts from Daytrip Society A

1. Surfing Photographs from the Seventies, 2. Scrimshaw Coasters, 3. Porcelain Farmer’s Market Basket by Roost, 4. Wild Herbs: Plantable Paper 45, 5. Sweet Balsam 3-Wick Candle

Leaving their high profile jobs at Island Def Jam Records, Jessica, a music video producer and Andy, a graphic designer, returned home to their native Maine and set up shop a couple years ago. They opened their doors with a desire to share their wanderlust and love for an afternoon adventure. I’m so glad they did, aren’t you?

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Get to Know UncommonGoods

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Taped and Tied with Felt & Wire Supply

Angela Liguori Wrapping paper and Italian cotton ribbon

Have I made it clear how much I love paper goods and perfect packages? No? Well I do. And I will.

Case in point: when I found out Felt & Wire was adding a supplies section to their already wonderful collection, I was giddy, and let’s just say that’s a word I save for special moments.

Already known for their art prints, gift wrap and stationery, they recently introduced the stuff that really encourages a person to get crafty. Stuff like ribbon and tape and interesting collections of things to stick on paper and make it look like you’re super creative. Which you are. I’m not saying you’re not. Oh, just look!

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Hey Shopkeeper! Behind the Scenes with ReForm School

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Hey Shopkeeper! is a behind-the-scenes look at some of our favorite places online to shop for gifts. It’s a celebration of stores that make discovering the gift just as fun as giving it, and part of the story you tell when you do.

ReForm School is one of those places. With an unique mix of art, vintage finds, hand-crafted accessories, books and more, owners Billie Lopez and Tootie Maldonado have built a shop that is charming and well loved by customers around the world.

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A little shop on a mission of kindness

KIND Boutique

Designer and vintage wares from KIND Boutique

When I came across Erin’s new store, everything about it made me smile—the sweetly hand-illustrated graphics by Jackie Bos, the saucy vintage finds, the carefully curated mix of clothing and home accessories, and of course the name.

From KIND’s about page

KIND is an eco-friendly boutique that believes in a lot of things. We believe we can change the world from our homes, that tiny changes can make huge and wonderful differences, and that the things we wear, fill our homes with, write on, use to beautify ourselves or give as gifts are a reflection of ourselves. But, above all we believe in kindness- to ourselves, to our neighbors, to the animals, and to the environment.

Our goal is that you come to our little shop and are inspired to join us in the life changing pleasures of living consciously. And, we have a surprising mix of things to hopefully do that. Whether it be old, new, simple, embellished, humorous, silly, handmade, curiously tailored, or is constructed of odd bits and bobs one thing is for sure, the items we carry are the result of a passion, obsession, great finds, and great ideas.

The shop just opened a month ago and will surely continue to evolve. As all good things must start somewhere, we’d sure love to see the kind ones find success.

What will you find at KIND? Prices vary $8-$300 for gifts, housewares, vintage pieces and eco-designer clothing.

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Branch for Blog Action Day

Branch’s purpose-driven collection of delightful products

We’ve chosen to celebrate one of our favorite eco-retailers today. If you’re unfamiliar with Blog Action Day, it’s a one day global collaboration to bring attention to an important issue. This year the topic is climate change. If you’d like to participate, there’s still plenty of time. Almost 10,000 blogs have gotten involved already. For a quick resource on climate change, we recommend 350.org, it’s a great place to start.

So why an eco-retailer and how does that apply to climate change? In a nutshell, because all kinds of activities contribute to increased greenhouse gases in the air, and one of those is the production of many of the products in our lives. Any retailer that makes it easier for us to buy consciously manufactured goods deserves recognition.

In our effort to highlight all kinds of better, and fortunately with a growing pool of wonderful manufacturers and retailers to choose from, we decided on Branch. They’re an online boutique of gifts and housewares with a welcome overlap of beautiful style and responsible design.

We saw a lot of ourselves in their description of why they do what they do and wanted to share it with you.

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