Daytrip Jr.

If your family happens to be in Kennebunkport, and you find yourselves exploring Dock Square, we recommend going directly to Daytrip Jr. The inviting shop is a Cute Potato favorite. When MP visits, she can’t help but think of A Christmas Story, when Ralphie and friends have their noses pressed against the glass at Higbee’s Department Store window, gaping in awe at its marvelous contents.

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Jessica Jenkins, who owns Daytrip Jr. with her husband Andy, works along with her staff to get the seasonal theme of the store just right. For summer, the tiny shop is filled with wooden boats, tin pails, colorful croquet sets, hula-hoops, and Radio Flyer scooters. It’s nearly impossible to leave without something in hand.

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MP loves that Daytrip Jr. sells so many of her favorite Maine made items. She spotted wooden toys from a Different Drummer, Erin Flett’s colorful pillows, picture books by local authors, and a gorgeous fairy house kit from Liza Gardner Walsh (to name a few).

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Daytrip Jr. also carries some unique children’s clothing and accessories. In fact, Jessica hopes to add more clothing to the shop in the future. There’s no better place to find a cool, Maine-themed tee or handmade dresses for summer parties.

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The best thing about Daytrip Jr.? Take a look to the right. They’re now among our fabulous sponsors!

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FMI: You can learn more about Daytrip Jr. here or find them and their sister store, Daytrip Society, on Facebook.

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  1. Great store, thanks for sharing. Could you suggest a local lunch spots or picnic paces, that are equally kiddo friendly?

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      Hi Julie, Send me an email via the ‘Contact Us’ tab, and I’d be happy to suggest a few places for you. Let me know if you’re looking in Kennebunkport specifically, or elsewhere. Also, take a look at some of our past posts (under restaurants) for more ideas. Thanks for the question! xo, MP

  2. Can’t wait to go and check out what they have! My niece & nephew both have summer birthdays coming up!

  3. Daytrip and Daytrip Jr have been a fave of mine for years! They’re both such a great place to get a gift for any occasion. As well as a treat for yourself! They’re both stores you can get lost in with all of the great choices. Many items bring on such nostalgia! Along with cool new things! Adore!

  4. Just went here for the first time, and didn’t leave empty-handed. I can’t wait to go back for Christmas shopping!

  5. Great enticing review!! Love to win that book “The Poky Little Puppy” to give as gift to our friends who have a little dog named “Poke.”

  6. Wow…this looks like an adorable store for the littles. Thanks for the chance to win…Pokie Little Puppy is a favorite in our house.

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