Shop Small for the Holidays


We always love supporting small businesses, especially when it comes to shopping for holiday gifts for friends and family. Handpicked gifts from local and regional retailers add a thoughtful touch that is sure to be noticed and appreciated. Here’s a list of promotions some of our favorite shops are offering Nov. 25, the Saturday after Thanksgiving when holiday shoppers are often encouraged to support small businesses after hitting big box stores on Black Friday.

Candy Shop Vintage, 9 Cannon St.
Vintage-inspired jewelry
25 percent off

Cannonborough Collective, 185 A-Saint Philip St.
Balloons and gifts
50 percent off Charleston Weekender Turkish Towels and 30 percent off The Tiny Tassel clothing

Charleston Balloon Shop, 1646 Ashley Hall Road
Party and event decor
15 percent off all in-store purchases for pickup

Dandy, 43 John St.
Vintage-inspired clothing and gifts
20 to 30 percent off

Dumas & Sons, 294 King St.
Upscale men’s clothing store
35 percent off (excluding Barbour Core) from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m.
20 percent off (excluding Barbour Core) from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Escapada Living, 644F Long Point Road
Special promotions storewide

Fourteen & East, 936 Savannah Highway
Home and gifts
15 percent off

Hampden Clothing, 314 King St.
Designer clothing and accessories
10 percent off

Henry & Eva, 628 Coleman Blvd, Mount Pleasant
Gifts, gear and accessories
10 percent off storewide and an additional 10 percent off sale items

Hermosa Jewelry, 307 Simmons St., Mount Pleasant
Handmade jewelry inspired by the Lowcountry
Enjoy Hermosa mimosas, 15 percent off jewelry and a raffle for a $100 gift certificate

House of Sage, 51 George St.
Bohemian clothing and accessories
20 percent discount on all full price merchandise

Kids on King, 310 King St.
25 percent off clothing

Mason Hosker, 17 State Street
Feminine party dresses made in gorgeous fabrics
20 percent off in-store purchases

Shoes on King, 335 King Street
Designer shoes and handbags
Up to 30 percent off

The Skinny Dip, 345 King St.
Collective concept store featuring emerging and local designersc
SServing bubbly and offering 10 percent off

Wine & Company, 441 Meeting St.
Wine bar and retail store
$5 glasses of bubbly

Wonder Works, Mount Pleasant, West Ashley, Kiawah and downtown locations
Doorbuster deals all day on some of the hottest toys of the year, silhouette artist, Clay Rice, will be cutting silhouettes from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at West Ashley store

Shop Local All Month

Lowcountry Local First is launching its Buy Local Month campaign to encourage holiday shoppers to buy local Nov. 15 to Dec. 15. Look for the “Buy Local” badge in locally-owned storefronts.

You can also find local vendors at these upcoming holiday markets:

Pacific Box & Crate Farmers Market
9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Nov. 11
1503 King St.

Celadon Sunday Flea & Farmers Markets at the Warehouse
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Nov. 26
2221 Noisette Blvd, North Charleston

Homegrown Holiday Bazaar
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Dec. 2
Johns Island County Park, 2662 Mullet Hall Road

Crafty Bastards Arts & Crafts Fair
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Dec. 2
Joe Riley Park