Shop Small Christmas Gift Guide 2021

Shop Small Christmas Gift Guide 2021

If you’re like me, you’re always looking for ways to support small businesses. During Christmas it can be tough to pass up the barrage of Instagram ads you get from big name companies, but I encourage you to consider shopping small this holiday season! To make it easier on you, I’ve compiled a gift guide for everyone on your list!

The Wellness Guru

Eucalyptus and Spearmint Candle from Escape Haven & Co.

These therapeutic candles are made by hand in Charleston, SC by the supremely talented Ebeny Bland. As a licensed massage therapist, it has long been Ebeny’s mission to promote wellness and healing. Bring the spa to your home with her amazing candles and body butters. Check out her Escape Haven & Co.’s instagram or website for more!

The Good Vibes Kit from Hermosa Jewelry

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Everyone in Charleston knows Hermosa for their one of a kind jewelry and friendly staff, but did you know that they are also stocked up on wellness goodies? Their Good Vibes Kit comes with California white sage wrapped in purple roses and fragrant lavender, a beautiful handmade porcelain bowl, and an elegant jar of match sticks. 

The Foodie

A Handmade Charcuterie and Cheese Board from Cali Girl Woodworking

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These amazing handmade cheese boards are the perfect gift for your favorite foodie. These boards are functional pieces of art! Your friends will no doubt proudly display their board when it’s not in use but if you’re like us, you’ll make it the centerpiece of every wine night and dinner party.

A Charcuterie Class from Sullivan’s Board Company

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Charcuterie can be intimidating, but these formally trained charcuterie experts are here to make it easy on you. Sullivan’s Board Company holds private and public classes across the Charleston area where they teach attendees everything they need to know to make a dazzling -- and tasty -- cheese board! Not into taking a class? No worries! Sullivans Board Company delivers amazing spreads right to your door! Check out their instagram for more details.

The Hostess

Christmas Tea Towels from Golden Needle Co.

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Our Christmas tea towels are the perfect hostess gift for the holiday season! Each towel is made locally in Charleston, SC by Golden Needle founder Emma McCauley. The retro inspired design is sure to be a hit at your next Christmas party!

Porcelain Homeware from Petrichor + Gold

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From coffee mugs to platters, Olivia Sangster of Petrichor + Gold makes it all! Her porcelain work is marked by her signature touches of lustrous gold. You can catch her at one of her many pop ups or check out her instagram. 

Christmas Pillows from AHA Designs

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Based in Summerville, SC, Alex Abbott of AHA Designs creates the cutest embroidered Christmas pillows. These are not only the perfect addition to your own home, but a great gift for friends and family. Additionally, Alex is always giving back to her community through her “For a Cause” Program. Through this program, AHA Designs provides coloring pillows and markers to children on the pediatric floors of local hospitals. If you’d like to learn more about the “For a Cause” pillows, click here.

The Fashion Icon

The Dolly Earrings by The Caid Co 

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These earrings are the perfect gift for the loud and proud fashionista on your list. And let’s be real… who doesn’t want a pair of shiny, pink cowgirl earrings?! All earrings are handmade by Jenna in Rexburg, Idaho. See all of her dazzling accessories on her Instagram or Etsy.

A Handmade Dress from The Tiny Tassel

The Tiny Tassel, a beloved Charleston boutique founded by Mimi Striplin, is a great place to look for holiday gifts. Not only is The Tiny Tassel locally owned, but it is also a brand that centers their practices around happiness. You can’t get better than that! Their handmade dresses, tops, and bottoms are sure to brighten up even the gloomiest of days.

The Sarah Swoop Climbers from Hermosa Jewelry

This holiday gift guide wouldn’t be complete without mentioning Netflix’s hit TV show, Outerbanks. Seeing as the show was filmed right here in Charleston, it’s only appropriate that Sarah Cameron sports some handmade earrings from Hermosa. Get Madelyn Cline’s look here.