November 2, 2022 • Bluffton

Lowcountry Gift Guide

The season of giving is fast approaching! With a vast array of choices available, selecting the perfect gift for a loved one can be a challenge – not unlike finding your dream home in the Lowcountry. As with real estate, a trusted advisor can play a crucial role in alleviating stress and bringing joy to the process. Daniel Ravenel Sotheby’s International Realty agents artfully connect clients with lifestyles; In the spirit of this service, the team is happy to present a Lowcountry Lifestyle-themed gift guide featuring brands from the coastal Carolinas and Georgia!

It’s no surprise entertaining is a capital “B” Big Deal in the Lowcountry. Case in point, Savannah is known as the “Hostess City of the South!” It could be the sweeping porches, the lush gardens, or the abundance of incredible food that calls Lowcountry residents to host. Regardless of why, community is a beloved aspect of life in these markets. So, here are a few ideas for the entertainer in your life.

01 // May River Coffee Roasters

Nothing powers an entertainer quite like a good cup of coffee, and what’s better to fuel them than a chef-driven brand based in Bluffton? Stocking stuffer, check.

02 // Smithey Ironware

Few things in the South are held in higher regard than cast iron cookware! Smithey’s American cast irons are thoughtfully crafted for both form and function.

03 // Seaside Grown

Across the sound from Hilton Head Island, Seaside Farms has cultivated tomatoes since about 1903. Their cocktail mixes, salsas, and spices are quickly becoming a must-have for those in the know.

04 // Charleston Oyster Tables

These luxury, made-to-order entertainment tables are a serious upgrade for the backyard oyster roaster.

05 // Virgil Kaine Lowcountry Whiskey Co.

Virgil Kaine’s small-batch, chef-driven spirits make for a thoughtful addition to the bar carts of your nearest and dearest. Cheers!

06 // Charleston Wine + Food  

Tickets are currently on sale for the 2023 Charleston Wine + Food festival. A mecca of chefs, authors, makers, and beverage professionals, this annual collection of events is sure to get the hostess wheels turning. Move quick, the remaining tickets will fly.

07 // Saorsa

Saorsa is a family-owned business in Savannah, GA creating soaps that look as good as they feel. Shouldn’t every powder bath have a touch of whimsy? Look no further!

08 // Savannah Bee Company

The flagship Savannah Bee Company store opened on Broughton Street in 2008, and since then, loyal customers have created way more than just a buzz! A necessity in every pantry, a little honey goes a long way.

From picturesque beaches to manicured greens, the Lowcountry is overflowing with options for an Outdoor Lover. Boating on the May River, bicycling through Kiawah Island’s trails, golfing on one of Hilton Head Island’s many renowned courses – the list goes on. And so do the locally-sourced products tailored to this lifestyle!

01 // Free Fly Apparel 

Based in Charleston, South Carolina, Free Fly is a family-owned business crafting activewear from natural bamboo fabric.

02 // Toadfish

From simple items like non-tipping drinkware to more elaborate gifts like rod and reel sets, Toadfish offers thoughtful gifts at multiple price points. Bonus: proceeds from Toadfish sales go towards replanting new oyster beds to help clean coastal waters.

03 // Beach Goff

Out of Beaufort, SC, Beach Goff is a family-owned company connecting two Lowcountry loves – golfing and beach-going. 

04 // Wild South Carolina: A Field Guide to Parks, Preserves and Special Places

This guidebook presents handpicked tours of 38 special parks, wildlife refuges, heritage preserves, and other public lands. Order a copy from Charleston and Savannah-based Half-Moon Outfitters!

05 // Shibumi Shade

If you’ve been to a Lowcountry beach lately, you’ve likely seen these blue and teal tents dancing in the wind. Easy to set-up and take down, the Shibumi is a beach day gamechanger!

06 // Seabird Society

Seabird Society’s blankets are thoughtfully crafted for adventure and adorned with hand-drawn, block-print designs. 

07 // Flood Tide Co.

Made for early morning fishing trips that last into afternoons, Flood Tide Co. is a Charleston-based company with UV protective apparel.

As thrilling as holiday parties, festive brunches, and travel can be, sometimes, the best gift is the gift of home. If the Lowcountry holds a special place in your heart, these little comforts are ideal for sharing that.

01 // Lake Pajamas

Founded in Savannah, GA, in 2014, Lake’s 100% Peruvian Pima Cotton pajamas are a little luxury you can enjoy each day.

02 // The Contents Co.

The Contents Co. creates candles, sprays, and mists using strictly natural oils, absolutes, extracts, and isolates in unique formulations.

03 // Sewing Down South

Bravo fan or not, Sewing Down South’s suite of products provides a touch of whimsy and a pop of color, perfect for a porch swing.

04 // Hale Tea Co.

Made from high-quality, sustainably-sourced ingredients Hale Tea Co.’s blends range from invigorating to relaxing but each ensures a moment of bliss.

05 // Colas Modern

Out of Savannah, Colas Modern produces handcrafted furniture and kitchenware for an elegant home that you can’t bear to leave.

06 // Crew La La

Home is where the dog is! If you find nothing sweeter than your pup curled up by your feet, check out Crew La La’s chic doggy attire. The handcrafted styles are made in Charleston, so expect to see dreamy Lowcountry motifs.

07 // Mary Alice Monroe’s Beach House Series

Mary Alice Monroe’s Beach House Series is a literary escape for anyone who loves the Lowcountry. Set in Charleston, her latest installment in the series was an instant New York Times Bestseller.

08 // Ibu Movement

Founded in Charleston in 2014, The Ibu Movement provides a marketplace for women’s artisanal goods. Shop their handcrafted cotton throws.

The Social Butterfly

You know that person who always has a wedding to go to? Who’s always off to the newest restaurant or weekending in a different locale? This is their category! Here are a few items to set them up for success in their endless social endeavors. 

01 // The Goldbug Collection
Founded by Mini Hay Avant and Kathleen Hay Hagood, the Goldbug Collection presents imaginative depictions of the Lowcountry in costume jewelry form!

02 // Spartina 449
Spartina 449 embodies the effortless elegance of the Lowcountry in apparel and accessories. You can’t go wrong with this silk scarf.

03 // The Ben Silver Collection
The Ben Silver Collection is an institution in Charleston renowned for classic styles and superior service. Wearing their iconic glasses adds a touch of sophistication to any ensemble.

04 // Maris Dehart
In contrast to Ben Silver’s old-world charm, Maris Dehart is all things new and now! Greet the day, ready or not, in these “Hangover” frames.

06 // Satchel
Founded in Savannah by SCAD grad Elizabeth Seeger, Satchel offers their own ready-made goods and custom-made bags.

07 // Brackish
Brackish offers a full line of men’s and women’s accessories crafted with natural materials. Their signature bowties are synonymous with Lowcountry style.

08 // Norton and Hodges
Norton and Hodges is a Charleston-based company featuring luxury handbags, totes, hats, footwear, and jewelry inspired by Africa.

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