Perfect last-minute gifts


While shopping in downtown Rockland, I found two late additions for my holiday want list that might be perfect for someone on your list, too:

• The gorgeous felted wool hats sold at and made by the staff at the Project Puffin Visitor Center. The hats have images of puffins knitted into them, quite realistic, too. And while you’re here, you might want to adopt a puffin for that impossible-to-buy-for person on your holiday list. Act quickly, the center closes after this weekend and doesn’t reopen untiol May (with the noted exception of the Pie Weekend, in Janaury).

• The chic Maine Bait Bag, designed and made by a woman in Owls Head. These little gems are made from lobster trap parts, but have luxurious silk linings in a rainbow of rich colors. And the metal strap can’t be cut by a grab-and-run thief. Quite ingenious and fashionable, too. Find them at Caravans.