I know the holiday season can be overwhelming so I try to help out my friends and readers on how to shop local without breaking the bank. With a distinctive eye and a little exploring I found some gifts from Downtown, North Charleston, to West Ashley. If you want to really impress the lady in your life or drop some hints, Croghan’s Jewel Box never disappoints. From estate jewelry (Henry’s charm bracelet) to Christmas decor, they have it all. Sorry guys, Henry isn’t available at Croghan’s.
Snow globe from Croghan’s Jewel Box
These Alessi room fragrances are available from Iola Modern, the coolest (and one of the only) modern home decor and furnishing stores in Charleston. I stumbled upon them one day in Park Circle and I’m excited to announce they just opened their satellite shop downtown at 49 John Street. Steven Ortego, the owner, has been in the industry for years and offers exclusive brands like Gus, Fermob, and Pablo. They’re also having their big store opening party on December 21st so follow them on Instagram for all of the details. From furniture to gift items, it’s easy to find something for every price point. They even offer an endless variety of wallpaper and I’ll be getting my master bathroom walls decked very out soon. Stay tuned!
Alessi Leaf fragrance diffuser The Five Seasons $99 and room spray $89 from Iola Modern
My good friend Matthew McLaughlin of Well Furnished knows how to transport you into another place and time. His shop in South Windermere is a harmonious display of well curated vignettes. You could easily imagine what your living space could look like if you styled it with his furniture and accessories. He always stocks up on the most unique gifts for the season and all year round. You can find a sweet little vase for $19 to Julie Vos statement jewelry averaging $145.
Ornament $13 from Well Furnished
Small sheep $37 from Well Furnished
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Set of plates from Well Furnished
Julie Vos Loire cuff $210, Charleston statement earrings, $145, Fern gold ring $67.50, Loire ring $75 from Well Furnished
Medium brass neck vase $37, white bird with bud vase $23 from Well Furnished
Bacon & Eggs ornament $20, Rainbow Row ornament $25, VW Van ornament $20, Goldbug ornament $36 all from Croghan’s Jewel Box