The Hilton Head and Bluffton areas are full of neat and local shops that carry the perfect Christmas gifts for men, women, children and that weird cousin you are forced to keep in touch with. Here are some great local brands to look for and shops to scour for the perfect Christmas gift.
For any woman in your life, I would highly suggest shopping anywhere that carries Spartina 499! What woman doesn’t like a new handbag, wallet, or some fashionable jewelry? Spartina has everything a woman could ever wish for! The inspiration for Spartina 449 began at a seaside cottage on Daufuskie Island. What a great local product! In fact, a portion of proceeds are contributed to the Daufuskie Island Historical Foundation which is a non-profit organization created to preserve and protect the islands invaluable historical and cultural heritage. Visit their website here to see what they have! And if you are perusing the Island and Bluffton area, here are some great local shops that carry Spartina 449: Fresh Produce (Coligny Plaza, Hilton Head), GiGi’s (Old Town Bluffton), Lettrs (Main Street, Hilton Head), Currents (Harbour Town, Hilton Head), Island Girl (Coligny Plaza, Hilton Head)
For the Golfer: Gift Certificate to golf at one of the areas great courses! I couldn’t begin to name them all – and I’m sure you know the local favorites!
For the Kids: Skip the crazy toy stores this holiday season and check out the Story Book Shoppe in Old Town Bluffton! Not only do they have an array of children’s books, they also have hand crafted toys!
For the Artist: Stop into the Pink House in Main Street to see their fine art selections; Also check out Old Towne Bluffton for the local artwork displays.
For that crazy aunt that is off of her rocker: grab a wacky and fun gift with a creative flare at ArtWare in Main Street! Bring on the funk! There are also many cute little gift boutiques in Main Street as well as the Wexford Shopping Center you are bound to find something!
Need something to be personalized? try Lettrs. Lettrs carries personalized gifts that are sure to make even the most unappreciative person appreciate!
For the outdoorsy person: Visit Outside Hilton Head ! They’ve got the best of the best outdoor gear and sportswear as well as recreational Kayaks, Stand-Up Paddleboards and fashionable and practical shoes. You could also send someone on a Kayak Tour, Paddleboard adventure and much more. For all outdoor needs check out Outside Hilton Head.
For the Fisherman (or woman!): Gift Certificate to a fishing charter! Try one of these: Bonnie Rae Charters, Bulldog Charters, Flat Spot Charters, Off the Hook Charters, Pole Cat Charters, Top Shot Charters, Stray Cat Charters, or Miles Offshore
For the sports fanatic: There’s always at LEAST one in every family! Visit Palmetto Moon for the best South Carolina and Clemson sports gear. For mementos you may not be able to find anywhere else for your sports lover, head to Legends Sports Gallery in Main Street. They’ve got what you’re looking for!
Still not sure what to get someone? Gift Cards to restaurants are a great go-to! Try a local restaurant like Captain Woody’s, Mellow Mushroom, Fat Baby’s Pizza, Stellinis, Kingfisher, Hudson’s Seafood, Street Meet, R Bar, HogsHead Kitchen and Wine bar, or Mulberry Street Trattoria.
I know the holidays can be stressful, but visit these local shops and you’ll be sure to find something for everyone on your nice list! For a full list of stores in the Hilton Head/Bluffton area, click here or here.