Puffin Souvenir Craft Shop
Puffin Souvenir Craft Shop
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Puffin Ventures hosts a unique collection of handmade items that are made locally. We are located in scenic Maberly (Elliston, Newfoundland) and our craft store is one of those old fashion stores that you don’t see much of anymore. Although a relatively new construction it has been built along the old style pattern of stores that once existed throughout Newfoundland. There are even old fashion items decorating the shop that remind one of an era gone by. It is family owned and operated with the vast majority of handmade crafts/items made by local artisans (much with a focus on Puffins, of course). Here you will not find shelves filled with the mass produced stuff commonly found at many places for souvenirs. Frankly, turning over an item you purchased as gift only to see made anywhere but here diminishes the Newfoundland vacation experience.
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c-l
Ottawa, Canada13 contributions
Jul 2019 • Friends
Stopped in while touring the cellars. Not much variety. But nice knitted bits and bobs. But don’t bring in your camera.
Written 11 July 2019
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Recently we discontinued our “No Photos Inside Shop” policy due to customer requests and cameras are now welcome. As to variety we stock locally handmade Christmas ornaments, wooden goods, painted items, slate coasters, folk art, along with numerous knitted/crocheted goods as well as local Puffin photos and more.
Written 12 July 2019
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Vini_B_53
Halifax, Canada1,682 contributions
Jun 2018 • Family
Picked up some local folk art, hand painted Jelly Bean House rocks, and a few other items. Everything was locally made with the exception of some chains and was more than fairly priced. One of the best souvenir shops we visited in Nfld or anywhere else for that matter.
Written 31 March 2019
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dkb60
Ontario Canada577 contributions
Sep 2017 • Couples
Look no further for a "Made in Newfoundland" souvenir! This shop has something for everyone. Hubby selected a toque while I opted for a scarf - both made all the more special by a 30-minute chat with two lovely sales ladies who shared their stories of all things Newfoundland with us.
Written 6 September 2017
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Philip C
Woodstock, Canada199 contributions
Aug 2017
The crafts in this place are all handmade. Even the owners 80 year old mother contributes. The people are really friendly and would likely be open to chatting about Newfoundland life. The husband photographs Puffins so we purchased a couple since our camera did not have a powerful enough lens to get our own picture.
Written 15 August 2017
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MikeJuan
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico14 contributions
Jun 2017 • Friends
This lady and her daughter knit and crochet all winter so that we can find a wide variety of genuine Newfoundland crafts add unbeatable prices. Just continue through Elliston to the tiny village of Maberly. One of my favourites are the children's sweaters with an image of a puffin knit into the chest area. They have the best prices of all the craft stores I've visited.
Written 20 June 2017
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HarperLeeFan
Ridgeway, Canada62 contributions
Jun 2017 • Couples
This family run venture had the most beautiful handmade crafts within. The pride of the workmanship is apparent and talking to the ladies in the shop made the handmade things even more meaningful when they shared some of the stories about the creations. The prices are excellent!!!

There is also a woodworker in the family, as evidenced by the Puffin Train outside and the hand carved puffins inside. Thanks for the picture :)
Written 19 June 2017
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mikej702017
Prince George, Canada1 contribution
Aug 2016 • Couples
Visited last summer and was impressed with the quality of the hand made items present. We will be sure to visit next time we are in the region.
Written 12 April 2017
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Han Jones
Lloydminster, Canada555 contributions
Sep 2016 • Couples
Such a lovely little find. I bought a lovely hand-painted puffin coaster and a hand-carved puffin keychain. Very charming! And friendly service too, by the woman who makes a lot of the knitted/crocheted products.
Written 2 September 2016
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roncdn
Burlington, Canada98 contributions
Aug 2016 • Couples
Wife is a crafter and she found stuffthat attacted her. Lots of knitting and quilts to check out very friendly staff and the lady on when we entered was one of the knitters. Wife exchanged patterns with her
Written 7 August 2016
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keithY1649YC
Toronto, Canada1 contribution
Jul 2016 • Couples
This was the best little craft store I have every visited! It was refreshing to find locally hand made crafts instead of the massed produced stuff you see in most stores. Love that Puffin Train too!!!!
Written 4 August 2016
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