It’s here! It’s here! It’s finally here! Christmas is one of my favorite times of the year.
Christmas carols playing in the square, storefronts donning Christmas decor, twinkling Christmas lights, and a merry season of giving all make my spirit bright.
Our locally owned businesses have felt a tremendous impact due to shutdowns and social distancing this year. However, by choosing to shop locally, you have the opportunity to make a big difference. Show some love to our town by finding the perfect gifts in a shop just around the corner. Because we have so many wonderful options here in Summerville, you might want to check out these:
The Winchester Spa and Salon – Hair, skin, nails, and massage. Choose one or choose all! And a gift card for a spa day is the perfect gift for those who enjoy a good pampering.
The Mod Barber – Modern barbering with an old school vibe. Choose a gift card for services or a grooming gift set for that bearded beauty in your life.
Pluff Mud Apparel – The products are actually dyed with local pluff mud and the screenprints are all things we love about the Lowcountry. The owner, Kelly Clayton lives in Summerville. Reach out to him if you have any questions. He’s quick to respond and very helpful. Shop online or find them on Facebook at Original Pluff Mud Apparel LLC.
Nina Belle’s Boutique – This adorable shop carries stylish and comfortable women’s clothing (plus sizes also available), fashion jewelry, and accessories. You’ll love the shop and the women who work there!
Bey + Eloise Apparel – Upscale and unique clothing for her.
Fly Modern Apparel – Looking for an outfit that sparkles? Because Fly has you covered.
Hippie Soul – For the hippie in all of us! Great gift options.
Marcie McGehee Daniels – Local Nature Photographer, Marcie Daniels, offers prints and calendars of Lowcountry birds, butterflies, and more. Check out her art on Facebook. And follow her for backyard birding adventures. Also, it’s incredible to see the variety of birds in our area.
Wild Birds Unlimited – We finally have a store on this side of town! Shop local at Nexton Square or online.
The Bicycle Shoppe – This family-owned business has been around since 1986, with a new location in Nexton. Looking to get more active as a family? Biking is something every age group can enjoy. And a bike on Christmas morning is a perfect surprise.
Cotton Down South – Home décor and gifts, Joanna Gaines style. This sweet little house in the historic district is one of my favorites to visit. Not only do they have incredibly cute décor, but they also offer home design and staging services.
Simply Vintage – For the eclectic shopping experience, poke around for those unique antiques and décor.
Four Green Fields – Need worry-free gift giving? No problem. This shop can create the perfect gift basket that will knock their socks off. The best part? You get all the credit.
Hanebrink Jewelers – Find new and vintage jewelry and even custom make jewelry for your special someone.
Lowcountry Olive Oil – They have many specialty oils and vinegars for the chef in all of us. Perfect for a gift basket.
Antiques and Artisans – Step back in time and find gifts from linens to furniture to home decor where you get to shop local treasures.
Shine Daily Designs – If you or someone you know is a vinyl crafter, this place is for you!
Public Works Art Center – Support local art, artisans, and Summerville’s first Community Art Center. Give the gift of art or the experience of learning a new craft in one of the classes offered. If you aren’t sure which class would work best for your loved one, gift cards are available on the website. Check out our blog on them here.
Painting with a Twist – Give the gift of an experience! Sip, Socialize and Create a piece of art with an in-studio experience. Would you prefer the comfort of your own home? They also offer take-home kits with everything you need to create your masterpiece.
Nailed it DIY – Spend a couple of hours creating a personalized gift or purchase a gift card.
Explore our town and find some new hidden treasures while supporting your neighbors!