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Last Minute Christmas Shopping? Sanford Retailers Have you Covered!

We conclude our Holiday Gift Guide with some more great ideas for gifts for the whole family – that you can find right here in town.

The Old Timers’ Shop at 917 Main St. may be Sanford’s best kept secret! They have a wonderful selection of gifts for every member of the family. Their hand knit and crocheted clothing, blankets, toys, teddy bears and dolls are perfect for a new baby. Toddlers will love the handmade wooden toys and doll clothes. There’s a wide range of gifts for the sports fan in your life, including Celtics throw pillows, Red Sox and Patriots tissue box covers, and birdhouses painted in the Bruins’ black and gold. The Old Timer’s Shop has quilts, lamps and every kind of home décor item you could want, all at very reasonable prices, and made by local crafters. The wooden puzzles make a great stocking stuffer for ages 9 to 90.


Dragon Star Creations, 45 Cottage St., has fun socks for men and women (pictured below). At $8.99 they’re perfect for an office gift swap. They carry locally-made Happy Crow soy candles based on totem animals, including owls. They have a full line of jewelry, including sterling silver rings, pendants and earrings with genuine stones. Prices start at $15.95. Dragon Star has a wide selection of collectible figurines of angels and fantasy characters such as dragons, fairies, unicorns. Metaphysical books, tarots decks, crystals and tumbled stones are some of the other great stocking stuffers you can find there. They even have chocolate frogs for the Harry Potter fan on your list!


Downeast Flowers, 904 Main St., is your go-to for gorgeous holiday flowers and arrangements. The Rustic Winter Bouquet centerpiece includes Star of Bethlehem, thistle and berries, and is accented with a wide variety of greens, cones, and holiday balls. It’s $59.95 including tax. The Cozy Christmas Bouquet centerpiece includes roses, mums and berries, with holiday greens, pinecones and a ribbon bow, $64.95. They have centerpieces with candles too – in traditional Christmas colors or sparking silver – to take you right through New Year’s. They also have potted poinsettias, flowering amaryllis and rosemary topiaries. Give them a call at (207) 985-4711 to order, or stop by and check out their gift selection as well.

Downeast Boxwood Tree

For your furry family members, Loyal Companion, 1364 Main St., has all the toys and treats your pets could desire. All-natural dog treats by Bocce’s Bakery come in many flavors, including a few special ones for the holidays, like Figgy Pudding and Lumps of Coal. They have a full line of coats, collars and beds for your pooch, too. For kitties, the Kong Naturals Incline Cat Scratcher with catnip will keep them busy while protecting your furniture. The Kong Zoom Groom (pictured below) is an easy-grip, gentle and flexible brush to groom and caress your cat. It’s $8.99. And don’t forget the catnip mice!

Sanford Sewing, 1923 Main St. has many gifts for the sewer or crafter. They carry new and used sewing machines by BabyLock, Bernina, Juki and Handi Quilter; beautiful fabrics; books and patterns; and a wide array of sewing and crafting notions that make perfect stocking stuffers.

Gift the gift of music with a car stereo from Sanford Sound, 1438 Main St. They also have the gift everyone wants this time of year – a remote car starter! Give them a call at (207) 490-4900 or stop by today.

Heading off to a holiday party? Don’t forget a deli platter from Roger’s Supa Dolla, some lobsters from Jerry’s Market and a big box of donuts from Frannie’s Mini Donuts. And of course, all the adult beverages for your bash are right here in town at The City.

Of course, sometimes the perfect gift is to let the recipient choose their own – why not get a gift certificate to a local retailer or restaurant – or to their favorite salon, barber shop? There are so many great options here in Sanford/Springvale. Merry Christmas!

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