April 25, 2024|Arts & Culture ,Lifestyle

Best of Charleston Gift Guide

Nestled in the heart of the Lowcountry, Charleston is renowned for its timeless charm and unique heritage.

From iconic symbols that echo the city’s storied past to modern treasures capturing the spirit of Charleston today, the list below embodies the warmth and hospitality this historic city is renowned for. Whether you’re a local seeking the perfect present or a visitor eager to take a piece of Charleston home, join us on this exploration of unforgettable gifts that embody the soul of this enchanting Southern gem.

Sweetgrass Baskets

Immerse yourself in the rich Gullah culture of Charleston with a handwoven sweetgrass basket. Crafted with intricate designs, these baskets serve as both functional pieces and works of art, showcasing the skilled craftsmanship passed down through generations. Photo Source: Charleston City Market

Benne Wafers

Delight your taste buds with Charleston’s historic treat – Benne Wafers. These thin, sesame seed cookies with African origins offer a unique blend of sweetness and crunch. Seek out a local bakery for a taste of this delicious and culturally significant snack. Photo Source: Charleston City Market

She-Crab Soup Mix

Bring the flavors of Charleston’s famed cuisine home with a she-crab soup mix. This classic dish, featuring crab and sherry, can be enjoyed by simply adding a few ingredients, allowing recipients to savor the taste of Charleston in their own kitchen. Photo Source: Charleston City Market

Palmetto Tree Items

Embrace the symbol of South Carolina with gifts featuring the iconic palmetto tree. From jewelry and clothing to home decor, these items celebrate the state’s heritage and offer a stylish way to showcase Charleston’s pride. Photo Source: HART Jewelry

Historic Prints or Artwork

Immerse yourself in Charleston’s rich history through the eyes of local artists. Choose from a variety of prints or artwork that capture the city’s architectural charm, scenic landscapes, or historical events, offering a unique and visually stunning gift. Pictured below is one of Charleston Artist Collective’s featured artists, Chelsea Goer, working on a custom piece for our sister property, Wild Common. Photo Source: Brooke Galonek

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