Laura Serino

Laura Serino is the Digital Editor of Down East Magazine.


Cajun Pickles

When it’s time to choose your favorite jar from Jack’s, you might (ahem) find yourself in a pickle, but these top our list with…


Log Hauler

Handcrafted from durable local hardwoods, this eco-friendly toy will keep on trucking for years to come. $49, Woodshaper Shop. 207-843-7235 Buy Now


Natural Beauty

Shampoo, $14.99, Maine Mountain. 207-695-3926Buy NowBeard Oil, $18. Mustache Wax, $12. Fox Tail Grooming.Buy NowOrganic Snow Soap, $6. Organic Deodorant, $10.50. Mountainess. Buy Now


Nervous Nellie’s

Only the finest ingredients are harmoniously blended in this jelly kitchen on Deer Isle. Blueberry Ginger Conserve, $7.45, Nervous Nellie’s. 800-777-6845 Buy Now


Tea Time

Cranberry Orange Herbal Tea, $12, Common Folk Farm. 207-787-2764Buy Now Cinnamon Honey Spread, $9, Portland Honey Exchange. 207-773-9333Buy NowHoney Dipper, $3.95, Fletcher’s Mill. 855-535-3824Buy…



We’re nuts about these fair-trade felt wooden beads embellished with graduated acorn caps. Felt Ornaments, from $7, Worthy Goods.Buy Now A holiday sentiment you’ll…