Top Gift FINDS to Shop for this Holiday Season

This year, you don’t have to stress about holiday shopping. That is, by shopping locally. The shops are small and quaint, offer friendly customer service, sometimes food and drinks are on hand, and holiday scents fill the air; and most of all, shopping feels like home.  I find shopping locally to be a relaxing and light hearted pleasure.     

For gift giving ideas, these local FINDS are individually unique for each person on your list– a significant other or a furry friend, a family member, a co-worker or a close friend. 

Locally owned shops are filled with items that you can’t find anywhere else, and it’s sure to become a memorable “gem” or that “most talked about gift.” Shop#aiken4aiken!

Aiken China

This beautiful China, named Aiken, is a local and visitor favorite. Shop online at Plum Pudding. Prices are shown on the website.

Brackish Feather Bowties

These feather bowties are a great accessory to any men’s style. These gorgeous bow ties made in Charleston, SC are individually handmade, one feather at a time, making each one unique. Snag one for your man from Re-Fresh

Brighton Your WAY Initially Yours Handbags

A single initial or heart will make a bold statement, and you can take the personalization further by including a name or message for these totes or pouches! Buy one for your friend today at Fox and Lady for $125.

Cellar to Ceiling – Custom Handmade Glassware

Find this unique work of glass art at 3 Monkeys Fine Gifts . Made in Columbia, SC, this custom glassware is created from locally sourced recycled bottles and etched with monograms and designs.

Colored YETI Tumblers

New YETI Tumblers just arrived at Unique Expressions for $57.99. Available in orange, garnet, aqua, coral, and hot pink.

Dog Treats

Treat your dog with a variety of flavored and nutritional treats as stocking stuffers; and buy a bag of Fromm dogfood, which is the best dog food all around at Downtown Dog .

Equine-inspired umbrellas

Who says you can’t love a rainy day? Help someone brighten up their day with one of these cute equine designed umbrellas. You can find these at Epona on Laurens, an equine-inspired boutique with collections for the horse-lover.

Sage Duck Boots

These duck boots are SO hot this year! Super cute with a FREE side monogram on each boot. Order online and pick up instore at Nikkilynn Boutique for $49.99.

The Giving Keys necklace

When you get this key, you must give it away at some point to a person you feel needs the message. This trendy item for young ladies is flying off the shelf. Get one before it sells out at Beyond Bijoux for $12.