While we love supporting Charleston small businesses and creatives year-round, the holidays are the perfect time to show some extra love. We certainly believe that unique gifts are the most meaningful, which is why we are so selective with the pieces we curate in our three Charleston furniture stores. Remember, shopping locally is not only beneficial to the business owners that you know, but it is better for the environment as it saves on shipping and packaging.
We’re spoiled when it comes to Charleston Christmas shopping as we have an abundance of beautiful stores to find stunning gifts for our friends and loved ones. Here are just a few of our favorite local spots for holiday treasures.
Blue Bicycle Books
Visiting this locally owned bookstore, one of the few in Charleston, is a dreamy experience. Spend a few minutes in this surprisingly spacious bookstore and you’ll discover the classics, first-editions, cookbooks, children’s books, and countless Charleston-themed books signed by local authors. Blue Bicycle hosts book talks and signings throughout the year, so if you are lucky, you’ll stumble in on one of these fun events while you are out holiday shopping.
You may or may not have seen gorgeous feather bow ties around town, but now you’ll know where they come from. Brackish began with the concept of a single feather bow tie and has grown into a thriving business featuring men’s and women’s accessories made from natural feathers. In addition to bow ties, you’ll also find beautiful jewelry, hat pins, pocket squares, and so much more in their Charleston store. If you are looking for a high-quality, unique accessory that will steal the show, then head to Brackish.
Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit
Edible presents are universally beloved and who can resist the temptation of a true Southern biscuit? From light and fluffy biscuits to gift baskets, cookbooks, and jams, Callie’s is a one-stop shop for tasty treats to put under the tree. If you don’t know what to try first, we recommend the Buttermilk Biscuits served with Callie’s best-selling Blackberry Jam.
Croghan’s Jewel Box
Looking for a truly special piece of jewelry for your loved one? Croghan’s should be your first port of call. This iconic jewelry store has been on King Street in downtown Charleston for over a hundred years and their enduring legacy says it all when it comes to the quality and service you can expect. Whether you’re looking for estate jewelry or a one-of-a-kind engagement ring, you’ll find it at Croghan’s.
Just a few stores up from Croghan’s in downtown Charleston is Hampden Clothing, along with its two sister stores, Small and James. Located at 314 King, Hampden has a beautiful collection of designer clothing, including Carolina Herrera, Stella McCartney, Proenza Schouler, and more. The store itself has an NYC chic aesthetic with industrial fixtures and bright walls that provide a clean canvas to display their fabulous clothes.
GDC is Open until 3PM on Christmas Eve
For all of your home-related gifts and decor, stop by any of our three furniture store locations in Charleston. We look forward to helping you find the furniture, upholstery, lighting, and accent pieces you need to make your home feel cozy over the holidays. We also offer unique gems from other local businesses and artisans so that you can find everything you need in one place. From Cire Trudon candles to Estelle Colored Glassware, there are thoughtful presents at GDC for everyone on your list.
Shop the Look
Royal Dominos Set
A beautiful piece of functional decor, this Domino Set is anything but ordinary. The domino pieces are real, white bone with black dots
Tidepool Bowls Set
These handmade grey ceramic bowls are inspired by the shallow pools of sea water that form at low tide.
Dune Path Artwork
A trip to the beach doesn’t have to be that far away. This canvas is the perfect addition to remind you of the Charleston Beaches.