Last Minute Gifts

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9 Dec 2020
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The holiday season is here and in full swing! Hanukkah begins in just two days, and Christmas is two weeks away. How is that even possible; isn’t it still March? No matter what holiday you’re celebrating this season, it’s the time of gift giving; and nothing says 2020 more than waiting until the last minute to get all of your gifts in order. Don’t panic, we’re here to help! Here are the ways that we’re doing last-minute gifts this year, and no worries--you can use some of our ideas wink

  • Gift an Experience
    • Barrier Island Eco Tours
      • Explore the barrier island waters and Capers Island with one of their multiple scheduled trips, or with a private charter!
    • Coastal Expeditions
      • Kayak & paddleboard rentals and tours, out of Isle of Palms or Shem Creek!
    • Nature Adventures
      • Kayak & paddleboard rentals and tours, out of Shem Creek!
  • Gift Togetherness
    • AR Workshop
      • Virtual Party Kits
        • Don't miss the fun of crafting together, just because the holidays look a little different this year. AR Workshop in Mount P. offers virtual party kits, perfect for gifting together!
    • South Carolina Aquarium Membership
      • If you’re gifting to a family, this is the perfect gift! This way, they can visit the sea turtles and other local wildlife as many times as their hearts desire!
  • Gift Charleston’s Cuisine
    • Callie’s Biscuits
      • Where to find it: Can be bought online, or if you’re in a rush, they’re also at local Charleston area grocery stores and their brick-and-mortar locations
    • Marsh Hen Mill Grits (formerly Geechie Boy Grits)
    • Craft Beer and Spirits
    • Locally roasted coffee
      • Charleston Coffee Roasters
        • Where to find it: Charleston Coffee Roasters, Costco, Burbage's Grocery, Publix, Harris Teeter
      • Second State Coffee
        • Where to find it: Online, Second State Coffee (Downtown CHS)
      • Springbok Coffee Roasters
        • Where to find it: Online, Springbok Coffee (Downtown CHS), Butcher & Bee, The Daily, Kudu
  • Gift Local

Locally-made gifts are a staple! These are places we love to grab gifts inspired and/or made in the Lowcountry. 

  • Cannonborough Collective
    • What you'll find here: Specialty balloons, tshirts, bags, jewelry, home decor, cards, and more--all locally made!
  • Out of Hand
    • What you'll find here: Clothing & accessories, home decor, beauty items (hair, makeup, skincare)
  • Old Whaling Company
    • What you'll find here: Handmade bar soaps, bath bombs, body butters, candles, and more!
  • Candlefish
    • What you'll find here: Specialty candles, gifts, and accessories, as well as candle-making classes (another great option for gifting an experience as well!)
  • Goldbug
    • Jewelry and accessories designed and handmade in the Lowcountry
  • Sweetgrass Baskets!
    • Always a classic, and not too hard to find! If you drive along Highway 17 in Mount Pleasant, you’re sure to find stands set up alongside the road where you can purchase one! If you’re in Downtown Charleston, you’ll most easily find them along the City Market.

If you’re more of a one-stop-shop kind of person and you’re in the Charleston area, holiday markets are perfect for you! Here’s markets that are happening this month, so you can conveniently shop from multiple local spots in one go.


  • Gift Back to the Community

For the person that has everything, why not give a gift to a local organization in their name? Here are some that we'd recommend:


  • One of the Best Yet: Gift an Island Getaway

 When you give the gift of an Island Realty vacation, you’re actually giving all of the gifts we’ve mentioned! There are so many experiences to have while you’re here, and what could be better than sharing those experiences with friends and family? We’re also a short distance away from all of the world-renowned Charleston restaurants, so the local cuisine is right at your fingertips! Shopping small and local is something that we’re passionate about as a family owned and operated business. Supporting local business is possible even when planning your vacation! We have a friendly and knowledgeable team of vacation planners right here in our office on Isle of Palms 7 days a week, so when you’re ready to start planning, we’re ready for you!


Now that you have some ideas, it's time to get shopping!

Download our Christmas list template and write in what you'll be gifting this year!