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Made in Maine with their distinctive design and tell-tale repurposed sails, you know a Sea Bag when you see one. Not only are Sea Bags the bag of choice for many nautical lovers, they also make the perfect holiday gift. Who wouldn’t be able to make use of a bigger, better, high-quality bag, especially during this time of year? The North Shore is home to two Sea Bags shops—Newburyport and Rockport—two of the most charming seaside destinations to visit during the holidays. Their streets are decked, twinkle lights adorn the downtown shops, and the air is filled with coastal cheer.

For a fun holiday gift (especially for animal lovers), Sea Bags has a variety of new, playful designs. Their Polar Bear on Navy Tote features a polar bear on a dark navy background and inside the celestial wonderland is on display.

Their popular Dog Collection includes bags and totes featuring the likenesses of breeds such as labradors and golden retrievers. There’s also a paw print wristlet and the option to purchase a custom tote featuring your own favorite furry friend.

The fashionista in your life will easily fall in love with the Coastal Stripe Tote, which is lined with lively vertical blue stripes that work in every season. Their Gold Metallic Collection features several best sellers. Tote and wristlet designs include a Gold-on-Grey Anchor, a Mermaid Tail design and Waves and Stripes. The Zodiac Collection includes a medium tote and large wristlet and the option to choose from one of twelve constellations—a unique gift for any star-gazers on your list.

The wanderlust crowd will no doubt have their eye on the Chebeague Travel Collection, which includes a Gray Chebeague Duffel as well as a Weekender bag, handbag, and tote. Each is designed in the brand’s recycled sail cloth and features gray cotton canvas with shoulder-length leather handles.

In the market for a unique stocking stuffer? Large wristlets are available in various designs. This new size holds your phone, your wallet and other necessities. Smaller wristlets are also available.

New cosmetic bags, available in two sizes, are another option to consider. Each bag has a recycled sail lining, is easy to wash, and comes in the Navy Anchor, Octopus, Watercolor Waves, and Black-on Black Anchor.
No holiday season is complete without a host of parties and bringing a bottle of wine is anything but routine when presented in a festive Sea Bag, available in a number of seasonal designs, including Buoy Garland and Maine’s West Quoddy Light House decked out in Christmas attire.

Each wine bag can be regifted, and its journey tracked through the travel log on the back. This is a fun tradition to start among friends and see how long it takes the bag to make its way back to your home.

Interested in giving with a higher purpose? Sea Bags is continuing its popular “Nautical for a Cure Campaign” which raises funds for the Maine Cancer Foundation, where 20 percent of the proceeds from items purchased from their “Cure” collection are donated to the foundation. It’s a great way to help those in need this holiday season.