After seeing my customized gift baskets that I assemble for each client after closing, I am often asked by friends and family for recommendations of where they can buy gifts for someone special who has recently bought a home. I have so many favorites so I decided to put together a short gift guide as a reference for those of you who may still be in search of the perfect gift for a new homeowner this holiday season!
I like to focus on local, small businesses when putting together my baskets for all of my clients and you will see that reflected in my guide. I am so lucky to live in Charleston, SC however, most of the businesses below can customize these items for any city that you'd like. No matter where you live, I encourage you to shop small this holiday season!
Click below each photo to browse each website to see all that they have to offer. I hope this guide allows you to check a few last minute items off of your list!
Sugar Bush Home
Founder, Kattie, is an interior designer by day and a maker by night. She found a passion for hand lettering and making signs and she hopes to fill homes with meaningful pieces that are specifically made with love just for you. All of the items from her website are designed, cut, sanded, stained, painted, assembled, and packaged by her from right here in Charleston, SC.
She makes SO much more than these beautiful welcome signs and you can check it all out on her instagram page @sugarbush.home or by clicking the link below!
NEW HOME HOLIDAY ORNAMENT
Sugar Bush Home
Surprise! Kattie makes these too! I told you she made more than welcome signs.
Discover even more creations on her instagram page @sugarbush.home or by clicking the link below!
A PERSONALIZED WELCOME MAT
Holy City Handwriting
Holy City Handwriting was created in June 2019 by a PA school graduate named Katie! Her goal with HCH is to add to the joy of your celebrations by providing custom artwork that is unique & personalized to fit your needs. All of her projects are done completely and originally by hand with no technology involved. She creates many other things aside from welcome mats including ornaments, candles, welcome signs, etc..
You can find and support this Charleston local small business on Instagram @holycityhandwriting or by clicking the link below!
ENGRAVED CUTTING BOARD
The Restored Board
Woodworking has always been a passion for Shane, learning the basic skills from his grandfather and growing from there. He's the talent in their woodshop and his wife, Katie, handles all things marketing and design behind the screen. All of their products are handcrafted in Charleston, SC.
You can check out some of their custom creations on their instagram @therestoredboard or view more of their story and incredible online shop by clicking the link below!
PAINTING OF THEIR NEW HOME
A native of Raleigh, North Carolina, Betsy began her artistic talents while studying under Kim Stewart at the age of 9. Betsy’s art career blossomed over the years as she often painted commissions for friends and family. During her time at UNCW, Betsy painted commissions for several establishments in Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. Betsy now lives and works from her studio in Charleston, SC.
Click the link below or check out her instagram @studiobetsy to view and purchase her incredible artwork!
STATE THEMED GIFTS
Renee is the creative mind behind Island Haus Co! She was born and raised in a small German town in Indiana and attended the Savannah College of Art & Design in Savannah, Georgia- which is where her true love for the south really began. Island Haus Co. started as a creative haven to design coastal prints that could fill her home. You will now find that it is a a mixture of watercolor print designs, greeting cards, planners, and home accessories all with tiny tributes to her german roots.
Check her out on instagram @islandhaus or click the link below to place an order!
PERSONALIZED SWEET TREATS
The Frosted Palmetto
Jenny is a southern artist and illustrator, a former party craft creator/prop stylist and now cookier, aka cookie decorator. She lives in gorgeous Charleston, SC and previously ran a party craft website called Hank & Hunt. She has created garlands, printables and party ideas for the likes of Design*Sponge, Oh Happy Day, Minted, HP, Better Homes & Gardens and even Martha Stewart, along with many others.
Her creations are incredible and she can customize just about anything. Check her out on instagram @thefrostedpalmetto or place an order on her website by clicking the link below!
HOLIDAY SCENTED CANDLE
Home to a curated selection of unique handcrafted candles, gifts and accessories, this artisanal haven is a temple to all things candle-related. Opened in 2014, the store has its own on-site fragrance library containing 100 different fragrances. Yes, 100!! Each candle is hand poured and labelled on-site in the dedicated candle workshop. They also offer BYOB classes including a hands-on tutorial on how to become a master candle maker (aka ‘chandler’) in a fun and sociable setting.
Also, enjoy 25% off all items in their festive collection! Your discount will be applied automatically in cart.
Sale ends TONIGHT 12/18/20 at midnight EST.
CUSTOM CITY PRINT
42 Pressed is a letterpress and creative studio based in Charleston, SC. They specialize in producing one of a kind, minimal lifestyle collections that live on or are created with the intention of being released in a limited capacity.
Check them out on instagram @42pressed of grab a custom print of your city by clicking the link below!
Gift giving is definitely one of my love languages so making sure that each and every gift is special is super important to me. If you have any questions about these small businesses or need any other gift ideas, feel free to reach out to me personally! Also, if you or anyone you know is looking to buy or sell in Charleston, South Carolina in the future, please let me know. My team and I would absolutely love to help them!