With a wealth of adorable, tasteful gift shops, Kennebunkport’s  Dock Square is easily a day’s worth of window shopping. Duck into Carrots & Company (19 Ocean Ave., Kennebunkport, 207/967-5300, www.carrotsandcompany.com , 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Sun.–Thurs., 10 a.m.–8 p.m. Fri.–Sat., June–Sept., 10 a.m.–5:pm Oct.–Dec., call for spring hours); past the huge green Volkswagen bug, find hand-printed stationery, shell-
handled servingware, patterned garden gloves, and Angela Adams bags.Find anything and everything you need for a picnic at H. B. Provisions General Store (15 Western Ave., Kennebunkport, 207/967-5762, www.hbprovisions.comvPick  up locally made apricot preserves, pickled garlic, canned wild Maine  blueberries, and an oyster-shucking kit.
The beautiful stoneware at The Good Earth (7 Ocean Ave., Kennebunkport, 207/967-4635, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. daily Apr.–Dec.) comes in unique shapes—wide mugs, skinny platters, and square plates adorned with nature patterns like leaves ferns and acorns.
Those with the holidays on the brain year-round will delight in Christmas Presence (1 Dock Square, Kennebunkport, 207/967-5049), a panoply of every kind of ornament imaginable—from dancing hand-painted elves and lobster claws to entire North Pole villages.