The Nestling Duck
Nourish Your Soul and Feather Your Nest
350 Pine Point Rd
Scarborough, ME 04074

The Nestling Duck Gift Shop

The Nestling Duck Gift Shop - is a cozy retreat nestled in the Scarborough marsh among the native habit. Mother nature provides a peaceful backdrop, we provide the inspiration for shopping. Our guests come from near and far, vacationers and locals alike for an experience they won't soon forget.

Our store is over flowing with a choice selection of mementos, gifts and collectibles. Tasteful maine treats like blueberry jam and maple syrup. Maine-made products for the home or garden. Jewelry, T' shirts, ornaments and more.

At "The Nestling Duck" we carry a timeless mix of country essentials, Collectibles, treasures and souvenirs. We want to assist you in creating your own cozy nest. Our store is set up and decorated much like it would be in your home, we give you lots of ideas to use our products. With helpful suggestions and so much to choose from we make decorating easy. Gift giving a pleasure and shopping fun.

You can also find our freshly made fudge at The Nestling Duck. We make it right here in our very own store. Made with real butter and cream.

About Us

Stonewall kitchen gourmet foods make award winning flavors to choose from. Wild Maine Blueberry Jam, delicious marmalades, savory jellies and spreads. Mustards, oils, chutneys and sauces all local favorites, all made in Maine.

Tastes of maine including salt water taffy, maple sugar candy, preserves, jams and our own Fudge. We can ship it all too.

We also have a wide variety of gift giving ideas such as Seaglass Jewelry, Willow Tree Angels, Maine T-shirts and Decor pieces. 

We have a little bit of everything for everyone! 

*Complimentary gift wrapping is avalible. We gladly accept donations for your local Humane Society and we match the donations.

Where It All Began…

It all began innocently enough in 1985 when Mary Thurlow, The Nestling Duck's owner and founder graduated from college. After years upon years of hard work devoted to her family.  Mary felt that utilizing her degree in the arts could be extremely beneficial for an endeavor. She sought to expand her zest and ambition and created a 10,000 square foot gift shop known today as “The Nestling Duck”. Mary originated this name with a little help from her mother; Mary raises mallards and they felt that the name of the gift shop appropriately fit together with her other passions. And what more does a duck do but nestle. Hence the name.

Mary's art background helped her envision the purchasing, designing, displaying and merchandising of her perfect gift shop…but in gift retail that is the fun part. On the other hand, Mary was a jack of all trades becoming the bookkeeper, manager, trainer, and whatever else needed to ensure the success of her business. As time passed, she realized she would need some help if this endeavor were to grow. Mary brought in Ruthie, her sister and crutch in order to share some of the responsibilities. Being blessed with 6 other sisters and a brother ensured Mary that she would have all the help she needed to make this dream a reality.

The best thing about The Nestling Duck is that you can always find Mary floating around the store or in her office preparing for another great season. She also contributes her clear-headed business tactics to her life-long friendship of black labs. An avid member and donator to the local animal shelter, this is just one of the many generous attributes of Mary Thurlow. She is always helping local charities and giving back to the community on a level beyond the call of duty. 

*Upcoming Specials:

Here is a look at what's going on in November. We have great sales all month long, and as always we are having our Annual Christmas Tea By The Sea. It's always great time for both costumers and employees.




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