Holiday shopping in Magical Downtown Aiken and Unique Gift Finds

Downtown Aiken transforms into a magical Christmas town during the holidays. For picture perfect scenery and an enchanting shopping experience, Aiken is the place to be. Explore museum gift shops, art galleries, equine and specialty shops, jewelry and clothing boutiques, antique stores, a candy store, rare books and more! Check out our list of unique gifts for all your shopping needs.


Aiken Center for the Arts

“The Gallery Shop” at the Aiken Center for the Arts has exquisite necklaces, eye catching pottery, baskets, scuptures and clothing that will spark your imagination. Creative gift ideas range from a watercolor painting, “Entrance to Training Track” by Aiken artist Ellen Valentino, to green, pearl & leather necklace by Aiken artist Catherine Susnar, and a bronze horse sculpture by Mary Ann Poteat. Pamper your friends and family with body care products made by Aiken artist Maggie Rasmussen that features shower gels, loofah bars, soaps, facial oils and more. They’re beautifully packaged and make great gifts!

Aiken County Museum .

The gift shop located in “Banksia” also known as the Aiken County Museum is Aiken's best kept secret! Pick up this beautiful coffee mug and a good book to go with it. 

The Aiken County Visitors Center

The Whiskey/Easy Street sign is one of the most photographed signs in Aiken. Both names are unique but it can be difficult to capture a quality photo. So, put your camera down and pick one up at the Aiken County Visitors Center. Car decals are also available.

Aiken Visitors Center and Train Museum

All aboard! Stop by the Aiken Visitors Center and Train Museum to check out books, toys, clothing and more! This beautiful FITS screen printed canvas purse features real leather handles and trim, and comes complete with a matching wristlet. The FITS team was inspired to create this bag because they love their hometown of Aiken. The screen printed map depicts all of the wonderful riding disciplines represented throughout Aiken and was hand drawn by a local artist.  


Aiken Downtown Development Association

 Looking for a unique Christmas tree ornament? The 2019 Aiken Commemorative Ornament featuring the Aiken Training Track is a great choice.

Beyond Bijoux

This bold leopard print dress showcases Christmas spirit in all the right ways. Dress this with heels or leggings and boots. Either way you will be rocking around the Christmas tree in a most fashionable way!

Cyndi's Sweet Shoppe

Sweeten the holidays with hand crafted artisan truffles, almonds and pecans, a large selection of Jelly Bellys, candies, fudge, and more!

Downtown Dog

Treat your dog to a variety of flavored and nutritional treats or pick up a toy for their stocking.

Equine Divine

Voted South's Best Shop in Southern Living 2019, you can find all things equine! The clothes, art work, and gifts are perfect for any equestrian.You can't go wrong with a Barbour Icon Jacket or a Gypsy Belt Co custom handmade bag, a hot item this year.

Lionel Smith Limited

Lionel Smith Limited was also voted South’s Best Shop in Southern Living 2019! Be sure to snag one of these gorgeous Brackish Feather Bowties for the man in your life. Made in Charleston, SC, they are handmade, one feather at a time. 


Everything in Menagerie is 100% customizable. Check out table featuring South Boundary, one of America's most photographed streets!  

Plum Pudding

From tabletops, glassware, kitchen tools, cookware and cutlery, a gift from Plum Pudding is sure to brighten someone's home for the holidays. Be sure to try some Carolina Pumpkin Dream Pie coffee for yourself!


49th annual Christmas Craft Show

This event features items from over 100 talented artisans from across the Southeast. There is sure to be something for everyone’s style, taste, and budget. The Christmas Craft Show is a great place to shop for you holiday gifts and décor.

Indie Arts Vintage Market

Be merry and shop under the oaks with local artisans at the Christmas Market on December 8th. There will be greenery stations, Christmas stations and thrift booths, hand made gifts and a Christmas decoration “new to you” swap area. Enjoy live music while having your photo taken with Santa from 3 – 5 p.m. Adults, children, and pets welcome.

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Don't miss Christmas Crafts at the Market on Saturday, December 14th and Saturday, December 21st. In addition to handmade items, seasonal produce, meat, etc. will be available. 

Wrap up your holiday shopping with us in Aiken. You will enjoy the sights, sounds, and smells of the Christmas season. Enjoy a carriage ride or dine at one of our faboulous restaurants. The City of Aiken wishes you a magical holiday season!