Lowcountry Gift Guide 2015

Do you still have family or friends to check off your holiday shopping list? Well, good news. We have several gifts to share today that will work for foodies, do-gooders, fit folks, and more. The best part? All of these local, Lowcountry gifts are under $50.  

Clockwise: King of Pops Holiday Pack, Kristen Solecki King Street print, Green Heart "Be Mary" gift box, Charleston Magazine

Clockwise: King of Pops Holiday Pack, Kristen Solecki King Street print, Green Heart "Be Mary" gift box, Charleston Magazine

Clockwise: Charleston Receipts Cookbook, Cooper River Bridge Run, Olde Colony Benne Wafer Tin, Charleston County Park Pass

Clockwise: Charleston Receipts Cookbook, Cooper River Bridge Run, Olde Colony Benne Wafer Tin, Charleston County Park Pass

Clockwise: Tate Nation Puzzle, Produce and Rewined Candles from Candlefish, Rice Bead Jewelry, Charleston Animal Society Fireman

Clockwise: Tate Nation Puzzle, Produce and Rewined Candles from Candlefish, Rice Bead Jewelry, Charleston Animal Society Fireman


King of Pops Holiday Pack
$20
Pack includes 8 pops; Egg Nog, Santa’s Milk & Cookies, Cranberry Cheesecake, and Chocolate Pecan Pie. Warning: They don’t last long in your freezer due to high consumption. Email Midge@kingofpops.net to order yours.

Kristen Solecki King Street print
$24
These days, I can’t get my hands on enough art for our home. All of Kristen Solecki’s prints are gorgeous, but this King Street print brings the Lowcountry inside with some color. Check out her whole Etsy shop for more options.

Green Heart Project "Be Mary" Gift Box
$25
As I mentioned in a previous post, Green Heart is one of my favorite Instagram accounts to follow because they show so much positive activity in our community. The proceeds from this box go right back to this cause- while filling your wet bar with all the necessities for a bloody mary- Charleston style.

Charleston Magazine subscription
$29.95
The gift that keeps on giving. Every time I pick up a Charleston Magazine, I’m immediately engulfed in its beauty. Between photos of places I’ve yet to see, checklists of places I need to eat, and articles on folks who need to be recognized, this magazine touches on everything Charleston. Great for out of town folks, too.

Charleston Receipts Junior League Cookbook
$19.95
Visit Blue Bicycle Books on King Street or a book sale through the Charleston Friends of the Library to find a gently used version of this classic, or purchase online through the Junior League of Charleston. Friends all over the country ask me about picking up a copy of this cookbook for them, regularly. 

Cooper River Bridge Run entry
$45
A friend once bought this for me as a gift, before I’d ever even run a 5k, and definitely before a 10k. It gave me such motivation to try something new. So whether you’re a walker, jogger, or runner, this gift is worth giving a chance to commit to your wellness and you can’t beat the view at the top of the Cooper River Bridge!

Old Colony Bakery Benne Wafer Tin
$12.49
Did someone say snacks? These benne wafers are like no other. Made in Mt. Pleasant, I once walked into the factory instead of the store front, trying to purchase some treats for our wedding. The smell was so intoxicating, I almost stole an entire pan. The good news is, they deliver to your doorstep.

Charleston County Individual Park Pass
$20
Let’s see; dog park, nature walk, ultimate frisbee, birthday party in a shelter, water park. The number of times you visit a Charleston County Park in a year goes on and on. With admission at $2+ at most locations, you get your money back after ten visits with this individual pass. For the high rollers, check out the Gold Pass and all of its benefits.

Tate Nation puzzle
$30
A favorite of my friends, these Tate Nation puzzles are vibrant works of art turned into family fun. We pass them around from house to house, but only after they’ve sat on our dining room tables for a couple of weeks to stare at in awe.

Candle Fish Candle Making Class
$45
Because candle making is best done outside of the home (bad pipe clog story) and who doesn’t love a night out with friends learning a new skill? This store on Wentworth also features candles to purchase, like our favorite local brands Rewined and Produce.

Charleston Rice Bead bracelet from Candy Shop Vintage
$28
A classic for any age. The rice bead jewelry from Charleston makes for a great conversation piece and these days- comes in many colors.

Charleston Animal Society Firefighter calendar
$20
Not to spoil anything for my family, but a couple of you are getting this for Christmas. World famous and for a good cause. We love animals (and handsome firemen)!

Need a free, two-hour parking pass while you’re shopping? The City of Charleston has you covered through January 1 at these downtown locations.