Trying to find the perfect gifts for friends and family this holiday season? See Charleston Guru’s round-up of some of the top local products, stores, and experiences in Charleston. From foodie gifts to fashion lovers to local gift cards, scroll down to find your next gift idea or your new favorite brand!
Local Charleston Gift Guide
Oliver Pluff & Co
Oliver Bluff & Co is a veteran owned company that value the history and tradition of coffee and tea. Olive Bluff & Co created high quality tea, coffee, and cacao products.
Charleston Coffee Roaster
Charleston Coffee Roaster has been around since 2005 and they travel the world to find the best coffee.
Callie’s Hot Little Biscuits
Callie’s Hot Little Biscuits crafts handmade biscuits and you don’t have to wait in line at the King Street location to get your fix. You can order the actual biscuits online as well as the biscuit dry mix, jam, coffee, and more.
Christophe Artisan Chocolatier
Christophe Artisan Chocolatier creates some of the highest quality chocolate creations. They offer hand-painted chocolates, luscious truffles, chocolate sculptures, and chocolate gift boxes and bars.
Lowcountry Olive Oil
Treat the foodie in your life to rich high quality olive oil. This could also be a good hostess gift.
Smithey Cast Iron Skillet
Gift the foodie in your life with a beautiful locally made pre-seasoned cast iron skillet.
Rodney Scott’s Whole Hog BBQ
Gift recipes and stories from the local Charleston pitmaster, Rodney Scott. Rodney Scott is the chef and co-owner of Rodney Scott’s BBQ in Charleston, South Carolina, Birmingham, Alabama, and Atlanta, Georgia.
Estelle Colored Glass
Treat someone in your life to the ultimate host/hostess gift: beautiful hand-blown and specialty-made colored glass cake stands and stemware from Estelle.
Treat someone with a locally made candle. Rewined creates high quality candles that smell like popular wines and cocktails.
Bend and Steal
Firefly Distillery’s newest product is Bend & Steal, a blended American whiskey. This whiskey is made by “stealing” bits from the best barrels in the country and “bending” them with their barrels to create a balanced whiskey.
Local candle maker Candlefish has a large product line of candles and even offers candle-making classes at their Downtown Charleston King Street location.
If you are looking for a festive candle, Candlefish worked with local artist Sam Sidney this holiday season to create a cozy candle with hints of pine, sugar plum, and amber. 100% of the profits from each Candlefish X Sam Sidney candle purchased will be donated to the Charleston artist community. This candle will only be available for purchase until the end of the year.
Old Whaling Company
The Old Whaling Company hand crafts bath and body essentials including relaxing shower steamers, bar soaps, body butter, candles, and more. You can order their products online or at one of their three Downton Charleston locations.
Edisto Gold Honey
Edisto Gold Honey creates products that are made with local honey for maximum health benefits. Edisto Gold Honey creates soap, bath bombs, whipped honey, flavored honey, and raw honey products from local honeybees.
Gift the host or hostess in your life with a beautiful hand-woven rattan tray to serve drinks on.
Marsh & Magnolia
This holiday season head to Hotel Bennett to experience the newly opened custom hat-making experience at Marsh & Magnolia (the store opens on Friday, November 17, 2023). Marsh & Magnolia offers a personalized hat-making experience where guests work one-on-one with a skilled hat stylist to create a felt or straw hat that is uniquely their own. Marsh & Magnolia offers a variety of private-label women’s, men’s and children’s hat styles and design details.
Gift the fashion lover in your life with a beautifully hand-crafted Brackish bowtie made with sustainably sourced materials.
Give the gift of detailed, high-quality jewelry this holiday season. These hoops are made with color-blocked pheasant feathers that are hand-placed at alternating angles.
HOLST + LEE
The team at HOLST + LEE creates jewelry from unique materials, including climbing rope, metallic thread, brass findings, raffia, and leather tassels. This particular bracelet is made with red thread and brass fixtures. This bracelet would be the perfect addition to a holiday outfit.
Free Fly Apparel
Free Fly Apparel creates functional and stylish outdoor clothing and accessories that are made with high-quality fabrics and materials. Free Fly creates men’s, women’s, and children’s clothing that can be worn out on the water or for your next adventure.
Local beachwear brand Citrine Swim creates swimwear, activewear, and resort-style apparel that is perfect for the Charleston beaches or your next vacation.
Hart Jewelry creates locally made high-quality jewelry and even offers charm bracelets and necklaces that you can make uniquely yours. This Love Heart Necklace can be purchased with additional charms to make it uniquely yours.
Grit & Grace
Give the fashion lover in your life somewhere beautiful to put their jewelry. This oyster jewelry dish can be a catchall for jewelry, a soap dish, or a decorative accent piece. And every decoupage oyster is a one-of-a-kind. Grit & Grace also creates jewelry, decorative pieces, and oyster shell candles.
Local Something-for-Everyone Shops:
Local Boutiques & Jewelry Shops:
- HOLST + LEE
- Hart Jewelry
- The Tiny Tassel
- Out of Hand
- Hermosa Jewelry
- Mulberry and King
- Two Brunettes
- Two Cumberland
- Copper Penny
- M. Dumas & Sons
Local Pet Stores:
Local Beer & Liquor Stores:
- The Tavern at Rainbow Row
- Babas on Meeting
- Wine and Company
- The Wine Shop of Charleston
- Firefly Distillery
- Wine Shop Old Village
- Bottles Mount Pleasant
- Solt Wellness Spa Treatments | $30 to $720
- Salt Spa and Yoga Spa Services | $25 to $50
- Longevity Wellness Spa Treatments | $30 to $129
- The Sanctuary on Kiawah Island Spa Treatments | $100 to $820
- Redfin Charters Fly Fishing Charter | $450 to $850 per group
- Tight Line Charters Shark Fishing | $300 to $375
- Charleston Tennis Club Tennis Lessons | $56 to $65
- Coastal Expeditions Paddle Boarding Session | $60
- Coastal Expeditions Boat Tour | $40 to $85
- Historical Charleston Walking Tour | $37 to $68
- Credit One Charleston Open Ticket Package | $280 to $625
- NEEDTOBREATHE Tickets | $23 to $214
- Theater 99 Improv Comedy Tickets | $5 to $20
- Charleston Stage Show | Varies
- Forte Jazz Lounge Tickets | $20 to $30
- Afternoon Tea at Camellias | $35 to $65
- Candlefish Candle Making Class | $65 to $70
- In The Kitchen with Bob Waggoner Cooking Class | $175
- Nordic Cooking Cooking Class | $89 to $159
Local Coffee Shops:
- Metto Coffee – Mount Pleasant
- The Daily – Downtown
- Babas – Downtown
- Harken – Downtown
- The Harbinger – Downtown
- Brown Fox Coffee – Mount Pleasant
- Point Break – James Island