Guide to Gifts Around Charleston


One of the many tasks on a busy mom’s to-do list is purchasing gifts. Birthday gifts. Holiday gifts. Teacher gifts. And more birthday gifts. That’s why we’ve put this Gift Guide together to give you lots of local ideas on where to buy all these gifts!

One of the many tasks on a busy mom’s to-do list is purchasing gifts. Birthday gifts. Holiday gifts. Teacher gifts. And more birthday gifts. That’s why we’ve put this Gift Guide together to give you lots of local ideas on where to buy all these gifts!

A special thanks goes out to all of the sponsors who helped make this guide possible. If you would like your business included in this guide, let’s chat!

*This is a sponsored guide, presented by our valued local partners. While we love sharing these resources with our readers, we have not personally vetted each individual business represented here and encourage our readers to do their own research.

wild blue ropes

Give the gift of adventure!

A visit to Wild Blue Ropes Adventure Park provides an outdoor Lowcountry adventure the whole family will enjoy. It’s true! Experiences forge bonds that beat the gift of ‘stuff’ every time, and great gift experiences create memories that last a lifetime.

Choose the 72 obstacle Challenge Course or the 7 obstacle Explorers Gateway, add on a great tie-dye, hoodie, or climbing gloves – maybe even buy someone a Wild Blue annual pass?! You just can’t go wrong when you give the gift of Wild Blue Ropes!

Five Loaves Cafe is a casual, family-friendly restaurant serving lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch.

Five Loaves, voted “Best Lunch” by the Post and Courier, is known for unique daily specials and rotating soups, locally sourced products, healthier and natural meats, homemade condiments, wine & craft beer selection, gluten-friendly options, vegetarian/vegan options, and increasingly sustainable practices.

Five Loaves has grown from one small cafe to an eccentric local favorite with two locations that focus on high-quality, healthy, casual cuisine.

If you are interested in having Five Loaves cater your next event, please head over to the catering request form on their website.

Island Haus Co. is a coastal stationery and gift company founded in 2017 by artist and designer, Renee Gutzwiller.

A stationery brand that has retailers in over 100 locations up and down the east coast began with a tiny pop-up at the Celadon Sunday Flea in Charleston, SC. Renee’s coastal-inspired hand-painted designs can be found on greetings cards, coffee mugs, tea towels, keychains, and much much more. At Island Haus Co. our goal is to always create products that make you feel like you’re living “on island time”.


Dockside Engraving is more than its name implies. With items for every occasion and every type of gift-giver — from the unique gift seeker to the weekend warrior to the cooking enthusiast and more — Dockside Engraving offers an unmatched selection of engravable products ready for personalization.

One of the most unique services they provide is the ability to take an original handwriting sample from you and engrave it onto the item of your choosing (a great gift for grandparents). Looking for stainless steel tumblers, they have about twenty colors with many sizes to choose from and they’ll engrave them.

Custom engraving comes at no additional charge, complimentary gift wrapping is offered and shipping is always free.

Land Crafted. Sea Inspired.

Old Whaling Co. is rooted in the coast, from our name to our signature sea-inspired fragrances. Unable to find gentler alternatives to everyday bath and body products for her children, April Budney heeded the advice of a pharmacist and taught herself to make soap in her kitchen. Nine years later, our product line has expanded to include Bath Bombs, Body Butter, and Candles, in addition to our Bar Soap, which features our signature hand-whisked wave.

All products are handmade here in Charleston, SC, and our formulations are designed to leave your skin feeling incredibly soft and clean. Visit our “Gifts” section on our website for carefully curated gift boxes or build your own with our straightforward bundle pricing. More of an in-person shopper? Stop in at one of our three stores in downtown Charleston (King St., Broad St., and the Charleston City Market) or visit our website to find a retailer near you.

Charleston’s favorite gift and apparel boutique for nearly 20 years!

Shop local for your favorite brands: Brighton, Kendra Scott, Hobo, Scout, Pandora, Old Whaling Co. and so many more.

Choose from a thoughtfully curated selection of apparel, jewelry, handbags, and gifts; many personalized while you wait. Easy parking, complimentary gift wrap, and the best shopping all in one place. We hope to see you soon!

OneNation Coffee is a Veteran and First Responder coffee company that roasts small batches of coffee to order. You can trust us to protect and serve. Trust us to have your 6…A.M.!

The company began in South Carolina as a small passion project between lifelong friends with a love for coffee. The passion project grew roots over the years as we ground it out to become the successful company we are today.

We proudly donate a portion of our proceeds from all coffee sold to the OneNation Foundation that helps veterans, first responders, and their families. Each purchase helps uplift American heroes who sacrifice so much to serve and protect the freedoms we love.

Our coffee is for the real men who don’t drink frou-frou coffee! Try our tactical reloads as a stocking stuffer add-on this holiday season!

Office Evolution Gift of Coworking 2021

From desks to offices, we create environments for productivity, innovation, and connection.

With an all-inclusive, private office at Office Evolution, many of the extra expenses that you incur are already included in our space rental. Each private office comes with 24/7 access and blazing-fast fiber-optic internet.

Explore our range of flexible workspace solutions to meet virtually any budget or business need.

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Katie Finch is an Alabama native who spent the past nine years living in sunny Jupiter, Florida where she co-owned three Uptown Art (think wine and painting) studios with her sister for seven years. She graduated from Auburn with a degree in Marketing, so her role was all things marketing, cross promotion, advertising, social media, and event planning. After selling the studios, she and her husband relocated to the Charleston area with their two children (David who is 3 1/2 and Selwin Mae who is 1 1/2) in April, and she can honestly say they are loving every day here! They love the Southern hospitality, scrumptious food, and exploring this great city. In her free time Katie enjoy walking, listening to worship music, a (stereotypical) bubble bath, and watching the Bachelor. She also loves a strong cup of coffee, anything with chocolate, and a well-rounded glass of Pinot Noir.


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