It's time to get on the bandwagon of buying local this Christmas; let's #SHOPSMALLYALL! Your friends and relatives will love getting a little piece of Charleston or something handmade this year, so here are some local finds for the special guys and gals in your life. At my house, my pup is one of those special gals, so I also added a couple of pet friendly ideas (so Fido doesn't feel left out). Some of these products may be sponsored or affiliate links, but all gift recommendations are my hand-selected picks. Thank you for supporting small businesses, including my own!
Top Gifts for Women:
3. For Your Quirky BFF | Trailer Fash Freaker Koozies (in-store only at their 218 King St. December pop-up shop): $9.99 // keep your bottle cold and punny.
1. For Your Favorite Foodie | Grey Ghost Cookies Gift Box, $49.99 // sorry, Santa, you'll have to get your milk and cookies elsewhere. these gourmet gems are for a special guy.
3. For the Trendsetter | Charleston Weekender Turkish towel: $32 // when it's not being used as his favorite summer towel, it will work well as a scarf or picnic blanket (because your man is just romantic like that).
4. For the Charming Charleston Man | The Blue Root Gent Box: $120 // a beautifully curated collection of Charleston goods for your gent.
5. For the Man on the Go | Carry-On Cocktail Kit: $24 with free shipping (also available locally at Objective Design Shop) // Candlefish Off to the Gym Kit: $32 // make his plane ride or trip to the gym a little more awesome while he travels for work.
Top Gifts For Pets & Pet-Parents:
1. Pet Spa Day | any pet owner would appreciate a grooming gift certificate! Woofgang Bakery Mount Pleasant offers full-service grooming 6 days a week, and with their one-on-one attention you won't have to wait 3 hours like you do at larger chains. Maddie is obsessed!
2. Design-Your-Own Jax & Bones Beds | available in various sizes & fabrics. overstuffed with hypoallergenic green fiber & cover unzips for easy maintenance, Woofgang Bakery Mount Pleasant.
3. The Dog Mom | Erstwilder handmade brooches: $38, in-store at Trailer Fash
4. Fur Baby Stocking Stuffers | Wolfgang Bakery (Mt. P, or find a location in your city) has beautiful baked goods & a wide variety of natural and safe chews, bones, & foods for dogs and cats. they have several brands of dog leashes and collars, including the durable "FOUND my animal" brand (made to last in Brooklyn for adopted animals and their people). you'll find plenty of toys, too!
5. For the Chocoholic Dog Parent | Rescue Chocolate: $6 from Be The Change Boutique // calories don't count when you're saving animals.