The streets of picturesque downtown Kennebunkport are lined with locally-owned boutiques and restaurants. The main street of KPT is about half a mile long from end to end and crosses over the Kennebunk River, making it perfect for an afternoon of strolling and poking through shops. You're sure to find the perfect Maine souvenir, among other things like handmade jewelry, housewares, and gifts, at these three shops while shopping in Kennebunkport.
Owned by KPT-native Devon Rutherford, The Hut is a small but sweet shop tucked away in some shops on Union Street (and conveniently next to Ben & Jerry's!). Devon makes her own jewelry, much of it a great combination of leather and precious metals. The shop is full of accessories and housewares that espouse Devon's beachy vibe, like embroidered trucker hats and signs painted on repurposed beach wood –a unique find while shopping in Kennebunkport.
This shop of houseware and personal care items is run by couple Michelle and Chris who stock a carefully curated selection of items for men and women. You'll find minimalist nautical decor, handmade leather bags, and beachy sterling silver jewelry. This is the perfect place to pick up a "thank you" gift for the petsitter at home, like a bud vase modeled after the area's ubiquitous birch trees.
This preppy shop has the perfect mix of clothing, gifts, games, and housewares for all ages. Stop in for a stylish hoodie sweatshirt for those cool Maine nights or a book on bird identification for some beachside bird watching. As you can expect in most KPT shops, there's a good selection of nautical-themed accessories and jewelry. Also check out the kid's version, Daytrip Jr., around the corner on Ocean Avenue.