These ring dishes made from oyster shells can be adorned with a variety of different patterns. | Photo via Etsy
Pop quiz, Charleston. What’s better than shopping local? For 100 points: Shopping local from the comfort of your own home,of course. Not only is it one of the best ways to support the local economy, butlocally-crafted gifts tend to wow during the holidays (a big win in our book).
To kick-start your holiday shopping, we’ve rounded up 16 products we love from local Etsy shops — some of which hold the coveted Star Seller badge that’s given to sellers who consistently earn five-star reviews, ship orders on time, and provide great customer service, aka less holiday stress for you.
Psst — Some of these items may sell out quickly due to limited quantities. Click on the link to the Etsy seller’s page to find something similar.
Fried Turkey Glide 5K | Thursday, Nov. 24 | 9-11:30 a.m. | Garris Landing, Bull Island Road, Awendaw | Free | Lace up your sneakers, enjoy homemade beer, and participate in giveaways at this fun run that serves as a tribute to LeeAnn Reigart — the run starts at 9:30.
Thanksgiving Yoga at Hotel Bennett | Thursday, Nov. 24 | 10-11 a.m. | Hotel Bennett, 404 King St., Charleston | $25, free for hotel guests | Head to the rooftop for a special Thanksgiving morning Vinyasa yoga flow class with Megan Moran Buchholz, owner of Simply Soul Yoga.
Ireland’s Own Thanksgiving | Thursday, Nov. 24 | 4 p.m. | Ireland’s Own/Jagerhaus Pub, 3025 Ashley Town Center Dr., Charleston | Free | Head to this local spot to watch the Giants vs. Cowboys game at 4:30 with tunes from DJ Scott Sain + the chance to win a $500 cash giveaway.
Friday, Nov. 25
Holiday Market | Friday, Nov. 25-Saturday, Nov. 26 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Middleton Place, 4300 Ashley River Rd., Charleston | Free | Kick off the shopping season with an open-air holiday market featuring local artisans and vendors including Pineapple Paws and Carolina Girl Vinyl.
Kiawah River’s “Home for the Holidays” Tour of Homes | Friday, Nov. 25 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Kiawah River, 3883 Betsy Kerrison Pkwy., Johns Island | Free | Tour more than a dozen homes, stroll through the holiday market featuring local artisans, and grab a bite from on-site food trucks like Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit.
Sunday, Dec. 4
Cochon555’s Heritage Fire | Sunday, Dec. 4 | 4-7 p.m. | Riverfront Park, 1061 Everglades Ave., North Charleston | $99-$150 | Highly acclaimed nationwide culinary tour Cochon555 is coming to Charleston for the first time ever, ft. 20+ top CHS chefs and artisans from Minero to Husk — use promo code 6AM for 15% off GA tickets.*
We have amonthly guide filled with events + activities you can plan for in advance. Click the button below to bookmark ideas for upcoming date nights, family outings, and time with friends.
Woodhouse gift cards never expire and can be used toward services, retail, and gratuity.|Photo provided by Woodhouse Spa
Woodhouse Spa kicks off their holiday shopping deals tomorrow, starting with 20% off e-gift cards purchased online on Thanksgiving Day for future services (hello, long-awaited massage) and retail items (like a cozy silk PJ set for mom). Use code TODAY20 to purchase your e-gift card.
OnBlack Friday, swing by the spas in-person for 20% off all retail items and fill those stockings (or treat yourself).🎁*
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Federal aid has been approved for disaster recovery in the state following Hurricane Ian. Residents in Charleston, Georgetown, andHorrycounties are eligible to apply for assistance, which may be used for home repairsandlow-costloans. 💰 (WCBD)
The Charleston Digital Corridor has released the results of its 2022 Wage Survey, reflecting an average per-capita wage of $116,149 at participating companies. This signifies the largest year-over-year average wageincrease since 2003, when this data was first collected. 📊
Commercial real estate agency CBRE recently facilitated the $16.75 million sale of a 47,000-sqftofficebuilding downtown. The property, located at 174 Meeting St., offers three levels of office space and is said to be designed with energy efficient systems. 🏢 (Charleston Regional Business Journal)
Heads up: Trash and garbage collectionmay be delayed in your area due to the holiday this week. Residents who live on James + Johnsislands and in West Ashley outside I-526 will have their trash picked up on Friday, Nov. 25. Collection may extend into Saturday, Nov. 26. 🗑️ (WCBD)
Looking for something to do with family in town this week?Friday, Nov. 25, all South Carolina state parks will be offering free admission. Bonus: This offer also applies to a historic home tour at Hampton Plantation State Historic Site in McClellanville (~1 hour from downtown). Find a park near you. 🌳
$310,000. That’s the total donation that the Lowcountry Food Bank received from Publix Super Markets Charities for a mobile food pantry truck. The truck is expected to assist food-insecure neighbors in hard-to-reach communities. (Holy City Sinner)
$8 million. That’s the recent sale price of the 56.1-acre private Pine Island, including the 6,000-sqft home on the property. Take a look at the listing located at 8 Pine Island in Okatie, near Hilton Head. We can’t get over that backyard. 🏡 (The Post and Courier)
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Head to this local spot from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Screenshot via @earlybirddiner
Yesterday, Early Bird Dinercelebrated 14 years of “cracking eggs and taking names” in the Lowcountry.
Commonly recognized as an iconic local landmark, the diner has servedclassic breakfast dishes, sandwiches, platters, and everything in between at 1644 Savannah Hwy. in West Ashley since 2008.
Lexa here. I don’t know about y’all, but I have some incredibly fond memories of weekends spent here with my family enjoying an order of the best chicken and waffles I’ve ever had. Some might say 14 years in business feels like a lifetime, and I’ll happily raise a toast to 14 more.
Editor’s pick: One of my favorite spots to grab a weekend bite is Poe’s Tavern on Sullivan’s Island, and I know I’m not alone. The restaurant recently landed a spot on Garden & Gun’s list of Southern Taverns to Warm Your Bones and, ironically, I haven’t paid Poe’s a visit in quite a few weeks. I’ll take this as my sign.
While most of us might not be fans of the cooler weather in the Holy City, I have to agree — I’ll bundle up to grab a Tell-Tale Heart burger on the porch any day. 🍔
Head to the local spot at 2210 Middle St.
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