Hi. I'm Clare and I opened Monkitree in May of 2010. Downtown Gardiner has changed a lot since I first opened and I am so happy to be a part of it.

At Monkitree, I showcase the art and craft work of local artists and some not so local artists and craftspeople whose work I love. I hope you enjoy it too.

I am one person so keeping up the website with current product is not always easy. Please take a look at our facebook page too. If you see anything there and I have it in stock I am happy to ship or arrange for in store pick up.

We would love for you to visit us in person at-

263 Water Street

Gardiner, ME 04345



What are your shop hours?

Spring Store Hours


​Tues-Wed                        10-5

Thursday                          10-3:30

Friday                                10-5

Saturday                           10-4

Please contact me to make arrangements if you are unable to come in during my regular hours. I am happy to keep the shop open later for you.

​What if I am not able to come in but need to purchase a gift?


There are many options.

  • You could email or message me with the types of gifts you are looking for and I can pull some options together and take pictures to share with you. Once you decide, I can take payment over the phone or send a paypal invoice.

  • You can look at pictures I have posted on the facebook page and message me that you are interested in an item.

  • You can purchase from the website and if local select pick up and I can get it ready for you.

  • I am sure there are other ways. I am here to help. Let me know what works for you.

How will items ship?
Monkitree will ship items USPS priority mail within the United States. For international shipping please contact us. I expect shipping to be problematic this year so please shop early.
Shipping costs and sales tax appear in Paypal. If you are local please select In Store Pickup under shipping options to pick up.
Where did the name Monkitree come from?


When we were trying to come up with a name, Peter asked me, "What about something monkey related? Do you have any connection to monkeys?" I'm not sure how I responded. Likely, "What? Why would I have something monkey related?" But then I thought about it. Growing up, we had a Saucer Magnolia tree in our backyard. It was an excellent climbing tree so we called it the Monkey Tree.