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Charleston Shopping: Holiday Gift Guide


Charleston is a shopaholic’s dream destination. Find the perfect holiday present for friends and family members. Read on for the best Charleston shopping spots to cross off gifts for everyone on your list. 


Charleston Shopping Spots 

King Street is the best place to start your holiday shopping. Located in downtown Charleston, this strip is lined with boutiques and specialty stores. Stroll down the street to find an excess of treasures.  

The Shops at Belmond Charleston Place offers favorites like Kate Spade and Gucci. Short on time? Stop here and go from store to store easily. This is a more mall-like experience with a Charleston spin. 

The Charleston City Market has over 300 vendors each day! Stroll the market to find gifts of every variety. The market has baskets, bath products, shoes, hats, arts and jewelry. You’re sure to discover treasures fit to those on your list. 


Charleston Shopping Gift Guide 

Here are suggestions for the Charleston shopper, listed by the person you’re shopping for. Find gifts for a pet, host or sister. Read on for the best of Charleston shopping. 



House of Sage is located on George Street. Find sweaters, pants, and jewelry for the stylish woman in your life. Their salespeople will guide you into finding the best purchase for the fashion hound in your life. 

The Finicky Filly has been a Charleston shopping favorite for over 30 years. Owned by a mother-daughter duo, this high-end boutique has its finger on the pulse of Charleston women’s style. It’s the perfect place to pick up a gift for a mom or sister.  

Searching for him? Check out Indigo & Cotton. Find shoes, weekend bags and men’s clothing from brands like Makr and Craighill. Find upscale basics like tees or buy him a new swimsuit. Indigo & Cotton is one of Charleston’s best men’s stores. 

Worthwhile on King Street is chock-full of eclectic women’s clothing and accessories. Find the perfect coat for her or splurge on a beautiful sweater. This Charleston shopping spot is great for unique clothing! 

Shoes on King is a must-stop for the shoe lover in your life. Find boots, flats and other tasteful shoes in this salon. Shoes on King carries designers like Tory Burch and Joie and they also sell handbags. 

Julep is another spot to shop for her. Located on King Street, stop here for a dress and earrings combo that’s sure to wow. They also have a great collection of swimwear and coverups. 


Jewelry & Specialty

Croghan’s Jewel Box is an exquisite jewelry shop that should be on your Christmas shopping list. A Charleston institution, Croghan’s offers a variety of jewelry, as well as gifts for the home including barware and engravable items. 

Noddy Charleston has artisan gifts and specialty items. This Charleston shopping spot is perfect when you’re buying for the person who has everything. The majority of Noddy’s products are made by southern artists. You can also find gifts for the home and your pets at Noddy. 

Peyton William is a Charleston jewelry store owned by designer Gabrielle Egan. Stop by the King Street boutique to find rings, necklaces and earrings with a distinctly southern style. 


Home, Pets & Other Goods  

Did someone on your list recently move into a new home? Lose yourself in Fritz Porter, Charleston’s favorite home and decor haunt. Unearth everything from antiques to bedding to tabletop decor. 

Bark N’ Meow has cat and dog-friendly supplies ready for the holidays. Find food and supplies at this Charleston shopping stop. It’s Fido approved! 

Have an antique lover on your list? Stop at Wynsum on King Street to find specialty antiques. They also offer jewelry, garden and art for the discerning shopper. 

Find perfect leather accessories for your secret Santa at J. Stark. Choose between briefcases, totes, wallets and accessories fit for a minimal and functional aesthetic. All products here are made in the USA. We’re putting the Prospect Briefcase on our list. 

Blue Bicycle Books is the Charleston shopping place for the bibliophile in your life. This Holy City shop specializes in rare and local books. You will also find cookbooks and children’s books here. 


Kids & Babies 

Playing Santa this year? Wonder Works Toys has locations in Mt. Pleasant and Charleston. Find toys for all ages, including classics and contemporary choices. The perfect puzzle, board game, stuffed animal or gadget awaits. 

Looking for holiday pajamas? Find clothes for children at Kids on King. This store sells clothing for kids of all ages. They also have an extensive collection of holiday clothing, including bloomers, jumpers and dresses. 

Hollipops in Mt. Pleasant offers costumes, puzzles and a variety of toys for kids. A Charleston choice since 1988, they also offer complimentary gift wrapping. Find a great family game at Hollipops. 


Stocking Stuffers, Food & Hostess Gifts

Lily Charleston on King Street is the best place to find home goods or stationery products. Looking for a hostess gift or a gift for a child’s teacher? Their candle and soap collection is excellent. 

Invited to a holiday party? Check out Goat Sheep Cow for a special hostess gift or treat for your gourmand. Pick up wine, rare cheeses, chutneys and oils at this Church Street purveyor. 

IBU Movement has a robust collection of gifts under $75. This shop supports women all over the world by supporting textile crafts. Find global treats from ornaments to cuffs to pouches. 

Treat the meat connoisseur in your life to treats from Mercantile & Mash. Located in the Cigar Factory, this shop also offers locally roasted coffee, wine, cookware and other treats. They also feature some of Charleston’s most iconic foods.

Need some exceptional chocolate? Look no further than Christophe Artisan Chocolatier-Pâtissier. Between the chocolate boxes, towers and sculptures, you won’t leave empty-handed. 

High Wire Distilling provides specialty spirits in small batches. Find award-winning local gin and whiskey at this Charleston shop. It’s the perfect hostess gift! 


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