There’s nothing quite like the holiday season – baked goods + bubbles, time spent with loved ones, and celebrating + creating traditions. The holidays have also become synonymous with gift giving, and (occasionally) the stress of selecting the *perfect* gifts for the special people in your life. No more scouring the internet; we’ve done the heavy lifting and are sharing some of our favorite goods from local makers, artisans, and business owners.
If you are going to be shopping for holiday gifts this year, we encourage you to plan in advance and take the time to shop from local businesses – our neighbors, family, and community members. These curated gifts are guaranteed to bring a whole lot of holiday cheer to the foodies, libation lovers, and anyone + everyone in between in your life, so you can focus on what matters most this holiday season.
FOR THE HOST + HOSTESS
Locally owned Bottles Beverage Superstore has everything you need to make your holidays a hit this season. With a wide selection of wines, craft beers, and spirits, they have the perfect selection for your celebrations and gift-giving needs.
Most cans – whether home to a classic lager, a craft brew, a hard seltzer, or just a classic soda – can’t help the drink inside stay cold. YETI’s line of Colster® Can Insulators is like a personal cooler for your can. Insulated like all Rambler® Drinkware, these hefty heat-protectors help preserve that fresh-from-the-cooler (or fridge) temp, while you enjoy at your own pace.
FOR THE HOME CHEF
Any foodie would love a gift card from US Foods’ CHEF’STORE. Whether it’s great food at wholesale prices or restaurant quality supplies, CHEF’STORE has the kind of gifts that all chefs crave.
This oh so chic white oven with gold knob will look stylish in any kitchen! The iconic Le Creuset Dutch oven is indispensable in the kitchens of home cooks + professional chefs alike. Expertly crafted from enameled cast iron, the everyday versatility of the Dutch oven makes it ideal for everything from slow-cooking + braising to roasting, baking, frying, and more.
Every great chef needs a great knife at a great price, and Middleton Made Knives is the new standard in kitchen cutlery. Handcrafted by South Carolina based bladesmith Quintin Middleton, each custom made knife uses high carbon steel.
RIGWA LIFE is a woman-owned business based in Charleston, SC designing and creating high quality, sustainable products. Their sleek, durable, and versatile designs help you KEEP LIFE FRESH – From Kitchen To Adventure!
This compendium of Bundt cakes features more than 100 recipes, tips, and techniques to help bake the perfect cake. The shape that launched a thousand cakes, the Bundt pan offers the flawless mold for decadent, dense cakes destined for thick glazes and syrup soaks. Whether you’re looking for an exciting update, like our Peanut Butter and Jelly Swirl Bundt Cake, or a steadfast standard, like the classic Chocolate Kugelhopf, we have a ring-shaped delight for you.
In Chaat, chef Maneet Chauhan, along with co-author Jody Eddy, explores India’s most iconic, delicious, and fun-to-eat foods coming from + inspired by her discoveries during an epic cross-country railway journey that brought her to local markets, street vendors, and the homes of family + friends.
In Bibi’s Kitchen is the debut cookbook for chef Hawa Hassan, the founder and CEO of fast-growing Somali sauce line Basbaas. Inspired by the women of Africa, the book is a collection of recipes + stories gathered from the kitchens of bibis — Swahili for grandmothers — from eight African nations that hug the Indian Ocean, brought to life by Hawa’s own personal stories and evocative, on-location photography.
The Rise: Black Cooks and the Soul of American Food gathers together an unforgettable feast of food, culture, and history to highlight the diverse deliciousness of Black cooking today. Driven by a desire to fight against bias, reclaim Black culinary traditions, and energize a new generation of cooks, Marcus Samuelsson shares his own journey alongside 150 recipes in honor of dozens of top chefs, writers, and activists — with stories exploring their creativity + influence.
FOR THE FOODIE + LIBATION LOVER
Charleston Mix is the nation’s #1 selling craft Bloody Mary mix. All-natural premium ingredients bottled in Charleston, South Carolina – Charleston Mix is the Bloody Mary perfected.
Carrie Morey founded her handmade biscuit business in 2005 with the goal of making the tender, buttery, made-by-hand biscuits of her mother accessible across the country. Over 15 years later, Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit is widely recognized as an iconic Southern brand with national retail exposure and a cult-like following. Her grab-and-go eateries have 4 locations in Charleston, Atlanta, and Charlotte; as well as a food truck that travels across the Lowcountry. Touted by Saveur, Food & Wine, Southern Living, The New York Times, Bake from Scratch, and Oprah among others, Carrie and her small team of bakers are keeping the tradition of Southern biscuit making alive.
Red Clay is a modern, Southern hot sauce and hot honey brand that brings a new kind of heat by putting flavor over fire. It’s a chef-driven company, crafted with heart and culinary expertise by Chef Geoff Rhyne with just a few sustainably-sourced ingredients; namely, Southern peppers and high-quality vinegar aged in bourbon barrels. Red Clay comes in a variety of flavors including Original, Verde, Carolina, Habanero sauces; Hot, Hot-Hot, and Hot Honeycomb honeys; and this fall, they’re launching a limited-edition Hot Pepper Jelly, inspired by the traditional Southern condiment but made with their signature modern twist.
Nana’s Signature Sauce is definitely one that goes on everything! From rice to chicken, and even your fish + grits, this will be a new staple in your pantry.
Apis Mercantile is a Charleston based honey company that is a reflection of the flora found throughout the Lowcountry of South Carolina. Their delicious, local Southern Wildflower honey and honeycomb are wonderful gifts for the holiday season. To eat raw honeycomb, it’s best paired with cheesy, bread, crackers, fruit or on a charcuterie board!
Lillie’s of Charleston is a family-owned specialty food company that offers 100% all natural non-traditional, uniquely flavorful hot sauces, mustard BBQ sauces, and spice mixes. South Carolina is iconic in the BBQ circuit for its mustard-based BBQ sauce, and the family recipe is an award-winning hot mustard BBQ sauce called “Hab Mussy.” All of Lillie’s products have names that are inspired by their southern, Gullah heritage. Their motto: may you never feel unwanted, unloved, or hungry!
Forged in the fiery depths of the Lowcountry, Burnt & Salty’s condiments pack colossal flavors, both familiar and novel. Join Bob and Cris – and live the condiment lifestyle.
FOR THE STYLISH ONE IN THE GROUP
Christina Jervey is a metalsmith whose unique style is shown in each of her works. Intrigued by organic, imperfect beauty, she uses ancient metalsmithing techniques to create timeless treasures. Drawing inspiration from nature, Jervey works in brass, sterling silver, and 14k gold. For this holiday season, check out her custom fingerprint necklace featuring a customized charm cast directly from impressions of your loved ones.
Mini Hay Avant and Kathleen Hay Hagood are the sister act behind The Goldbug Collection. They are the 4th generation at their family jewelry store, Croghan’s Jewel Box in Charleston, South Carolina. Together with their team, they send bug love all over the country!
This collection is a menagerie of different pieces that are inspired by Mini’s love of antique jewelry and turning mundane objects into something a little more beautiful. Growing up her favorite movie was The Wizard of Oz so she wanted this collection to be a nod to the colorful + hopeful world of Oz.
Brackish is an American accessories brand composed of a team of artisans in Charleston, South Carolina who craft men’s + women’s accessories using all natural, sustainably sourced feathers. The collection ranges from feather bow ties, cufflinks, and pocket squares for men, to bold statement earrings + cuffs for women. Each piece is individually handcrafted and every feather is individually selected making no two pieces exactly alike.
BR Design Co., LLC is a handmade clay jewelry line based in Charleston, SC. Owned by sisters Carlene Browner and Cassandra Browner Richardson, most of the jewelry is crafted from polymer clay. You can find BR Design Co. jewelry both online and locally at the Charleston City Market, Old Whaling Co., The Gibbes Museum Store, Miller Gallery, Candlefish, and Celadon Home.
We may be a bit biased, but we can’t get enough of the Charleston Wine + Food retail! Whether you are looking to replenish your commemorative wine glass collection or are in the market for a new t-shirt or hat, we’ve got you covered head to toe.