Happy holidays, Charleston. Have a wellness guru on your shopping list?
We’ve curated 10 experience-based gift ideas for anyone who likes to sweat, play, or just spectate locally — from the weekend warriors and outdoorsy friends to the sports fans and creative crafters.
For the sporty GOATs
For the outdoorsy ones
Private Surf Lesson | $95 | For the friend that loves the outdoors and adventure, give a private surf lesson with Isla Surf School. This 90-minute, one-on-one session is great for first-timers or those looking to improve their skills.
Charleston Harbor Boat Tour | $150+ | A gift certificate to Charleston Speed Boat Adventures is a present that’s sure to thrill. It covers a speed boat rental + 13-mile guided tour to sightsee around Charleston Harbor.
For the self-care superstars
Candle Making Workshop | $60 | Nothing says “cozy” quite like a candle. Candlefish offers a 90-minute workshop to learn about candle making, explore different fragrances, and make two 9-oz. candles to take home.
For the wellness gurus
Yoga Class Package | $100-$175 | For the yogis in your life (or anyone who needs a little extra zen) grab a 5-class or 10-class pack from The Works — Charleston’s soulful fitness sweat studio that combines yoga, meditation, breathwork, core, and strength work.
Local Cooking Class | $165 | A local cooking class gift certificate is a chef’s kiss for your wellness + foodie friends. Chef Bob Waggoner offers classes in his downtown kitchen for guests to try their hand at different cooking techniques + make a coursed menu using seasonal Lowcountry ingredients.
Charleston Walking Tour | $37-$90+ | Weekend adventurers can make memories as they move with this gift. Send a Bulldog Tours gift card to your friend or family member, and they can decide which experience to explore — from a ghost tour to a culinary tour to a history tour.