Do you have someone on your list that’s impossible to buy for? At South State, we love the idea of buying unique, locally-made gifts for everyone on our list. Here are some ideas that are making our gift lists this year.
For the food lover – Doux South Pickles
Made in Decatur, GA, Doux South make pickles, relishes and mustards. Pick three of your choice or one of their suggested packages for an unexpected gift.
For the mixologist – Bittermilk mixers
This is the perfect gift for someone who likes to create unique cocktails. Each bottle includes a bittering agent, a sweetener and an acid… all you need is your favorite base and you’re good to go. All made in Charleston, SC, choose from seven mixers including Smoked Honey Whiskey Sour and Charred Grapefruit Tonic.
For a hostess gift – Knobstoppers vintage doorknob wine stoppers
Each stopper is hand-crafted and finished for a perfect vintage look. Give as a set or with a bottle of wine for the perfect hostess gift. Based in Nashville, TN these decorative items don’t stop with at wine stoppers. Housewares, aprons and lighting fixtures are also available.
For the gardener – Louisville Stoneware hand-painted birdhouse
Add a special pop of color in the garden or back porch with one of these decorative birdhouses. As one of the top 100 oldest companies in the United States, Louisville Stoneware items are made by local artists from regional clay.
For the home decorator – Fondue vintage wallpaper covered tissue box
The funky vibe of these handmade items doesn’t stop with tissue boxes. Switch plates and lampshades are also available. All items are made to order in their Tennessee home studio and the design options are endless.
For the thank you note writer – DodelineDesign personalized stationary
Do you know someone who wishes they wrote more handwritten notes? Make it easy for them with personalized stationary created in Mount Pleasant, SC.
For the grill master – Canvas grill apron from Heirloomed
Give the griller in your family the best accessory he or she could ask for. Choose from 20 variations of monograms and personalized thread color. Based in Atlanta, GA, Heirloomed also offers special aprons for the bakers and indoor cooks in your family.
For the animal lover – Ribbon collar or leash from Paw Paws USA
For the four-legged babies on your list, give him or her the gift of a handcrafted, and locally made in Greenville, SC, leash, collar or harness. The designs range from artistic to retro and come in a range of sizes.
For the out of town visitor – Baking mixes or grits from Adluh
Give a little taste of the south with a variety of baking mixes, seasoned mixes or stone ground grits from Columbia, SC’s historic Adluh Mill. The mixes cover everything from pancakes to biscuits to a sweet potato mix that can be used for almost anything.
Celebrating the holidays by supporting local businesses and you’re sure to find a keepsake that’s unique and perfect for everyone on your list.