If you are looking to go buy your gifts without shipping costs or do without the uncertainty of when you will actually have your packages delivered, we've compiled a handy guide for you to find great gifts right here in the Bangor, Ellsworth, Belfast areas, and beyond.

This list is exclusively locally-owned, retail shops that have great items on their shelves right now for you to buy for holiday gift-giving.

We focused on the Bangor-area, Ellsworth-area, and Belfast-area but also sourced Facebook for suggestions of local gift buying from local businesses.

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This list has something for everyone on your list: the kids who want toys for Christmas, the man who wants to look dapper, the mother who loves country chic home décor, and yourself who's into crystals and meditation.

Foodies will love this list and may even be able to build a bucket list of area locations to find great wines, unique cheeses, and fine chocolates. And, if you are looking for great clothes on any budget, there are plenty of options in the area to buy gently used for the kids or go all-out and get a gift certificate for a custom fit bra that SOMEONE you know definitely needs.

Browse the list, visit the businesses' Facebook pages linked in the descriptions, be inspired, and make a plan to hit up a slew of shops in the area to support local businesses and find great gifts for the people you are buying for this year.

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