A Guide to Shopping Locally This Christmas

Let’s Keep Killing COVID While We Keep Small Businesses Alive!

Dec 1, 2020 | Business

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Almost everyone we know jumped into the Christmas spirit a bit early this year. Because let’s be real… 2020 just needed the extra days of cheer! 🎄

Speaking of Christmas cheer, finding the perfect gift can sometimes be well, the opposite of cheer… but we’re here to make it as easy and fun as possible.

2020 is the Year to Shop Local

Plus, we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention that we’ve lost some of our very favorite local businesses in 2020, like The Chocolate Moose, Husk, Dark Corner Distillery (store front), and so many more. And there are still so many small businesses that continue to struggle after the shut down, so we think it’s the perfect time to band together and support local Upstate businesses this Christmas instead of big-box or online stores.

So, we compiled a list of local businesses that offer great products and fun experiences here in the Upstate. We promise you’ll be able to find something for everyone on your list, whether it’s your sweet little niece or your impossible-to-shop-for mother in law. 😉

Gifts Under $50

For Her:

Mercy Verity Candles – These are hands down the BEST candles.

Given Goods – Fair trade & cause conscious clothes, jewelry, gifts, and more.

Southern Girl Chic Boutique Items – We love this local boutique!

Psalm 91 Studio Jewelry – Give the gift of local, handmade jewelry!

For Him:

Oxford Barber Giftcard or Grooming Essentials – His hair and beard will be on point in 2021.

Billiam Jeans – Get him a GVL hat or beanie… or even a custom pair of jeans.

The Cigar Boxx – Their cedar humidor is filled with small boutique and specialty cigars. Plus they have a private smoking lounge.

Savereign – Hey, guys like plants, too. Get a good one for your proud #plantdad.

For Anyone:

Buena Onda Games & Other Mast General Store Items – Buena Onda games are fair trade & support the Mayan people in Guatemala. Plus they’re tons of fun!

Local Stature – Laser cut wood maps, coasters, and ornaments with all of your favorite places around the world.

Dark Corner Distillery Spirits – Their storefront closed, but you can still support them by shopping online!

Experiences:

Greenville Zoo Membership – Help support the zoo and give your family the gift of experiences together!

Smash Room Experience – Get out some of your 2020 rage!

Hollowed Earth Pottery Classes – Learn a new skill and make your own coffee mugs! Win-win.

Urban Air Membership – Your kids are gonna love this.

Gift Cards At Any Price:

Unlocked Coffee Roasters – We love this new coffee shop & coffee beans under the tree…

AO- The Space Salon & Spa – Sometimes the perfect gift is some relaxation.

Monogram Concierge – Give the gift of time & help. (Great for that mother-in-law who has everything!)

Sidewall Pizza – Pizza. Need we say more?

Kuka Juice – For your vegan friend!

Willy Taco – Tacos make the perfect gift.

13 Stripes Brewery – For the beer lover in your life!

Conclusion

This list is by no means exhaustive. There are SO many great small businesses here in the Upstate, and we like to think that’s one of the many things that makes it so great. As we wrap up 2020, let’s keep killing COVID while we keep small businesses alive! Come tell us your small business gift ideas here.