If you have already made up your mind that you are coming to our Ugly Sweater Party at Ocean Gateway in Portland on Dec. 5, you are probably finding out that finding the perfect holiday sweater is a real hassle.

No worries. Fortunately, Portland has plenty of places where you can go to buy tons of Christmas swag to create as grotesque and as over the top an ugly Christmas sweater as you want. One of these places is Reny's on Congress Street in Portland.

This Maine chain has everything from beaded necklaces and reindeer headbands to silver and gold tree trim and candy canes galore. A savvy shopper could walk out of this store with everything they need to make the perfect ugly holiday sweater for less than $20, which is far less expensive than what new Christmas sweaters made in China are going for either in nearby Big Box stores or online.