Gift Guide: Our Editors’ picks for the 2023 holiday season

See what Editors Erika and Callie are shopping this year.

A watercolor patterned present image with blue florals.

Here’s what your local news team wants to unwrap this year.

Graphic by 6AMCity

Happy December. We thought we’d ring in the most festive month of the year appropriately — with holiday gift guides featuring our editors’ top present picks.

Scroll to shop, get inspired, and maybe even snag a locally made gift or two, courtesy of Erika’s and Callie’s exquisite taste.

A graphic with a blue, floral background, a picture of Editor Erika and the words "Erika's Picks."

Graphic by 6AM City

Ellis Sunglasses by Rheos, $65 | “Personally speaking, there’s never a thing as too many sunglasses. These sleek sunnies from Rheos would become a favorite if I added them to my collection.”

Charleston Grow Your Own Roots Tote Bag, $28 | “I love a good tote bag, and this one from Grow Your Own Roots could be my go-to when I’m running errands around town or capturing content.”

Bird of Paradise Tea Towels, $28 | “Pops of color in the kitchen are a must. I love this tea towel from Painterly Home featuring one of my favorite plants — birds of paradise.”

Working Farm Vrbo Stay, $179 per night | “Want to take a road trip but not travel too far? Escaping to this cabin — Sticks & Twine — on Paris Mountain in Greenville would make for a scenic getaway.”

Tier Tassel Earrings, $9 | “These bold, fun tassel earrings would make an excellent gift for your fashionable friend or family member.”

Blue and White Oyster Shell Ring Dish, $33 | “I would love to support a local maker by gifting someone these blue and white oyster shell dishes. These are shipped from Johns Island.”

A graphic with a blue, floral background, a picture of Editor Callie and the words "Callie's Picks."

Graphic by 6AM City

Charleston Mug, $22 | “I start every day with a cup of coffee, and having mugs from friends, family, and travel puts a smile on my face. Return the favor and gift your friends a piece of Charleston with this mug.”

Oyster Dog Collar, $25 | “Keep everyone in style — yes, even the pups. Covey Collection’s blue oyster dog collar is sure to keep your best friend on-trend.”

CHStoday Unisex Sweatshirt, $64 | “Now that the temperature is starting to dip here in the Lowcountry, this sweatshirt would make the perfect gift. And besides, one can never have too many sweatshirts.”

Custom Neon Name Sign, $192.50 | “As a 2024 bride, I know how much the details matter. This custom sign would be a perfect centerpiece for a reception and could find a forever home in your office or bar area. So spoil your soon-to-be bride friends with a little neon.”

Self Care Gift Box, $62.83 | “I am all about the self-care. This at-home spa kit is a must for a perfect treat yourself day.”

Set of Four Patterned Rolling Pins, $58.25 | “If you gift someone these embossed rolling pins, you’ll surely leave a great impression… and they’ll no doubt make the cutest cookies.”

A photo of each of the four National Content Editors against a floral blue background, with the words "More Editors' Picks."

Graphic by 6AM City

Think we’d let the fun stop there? Shop even more editors’ picks, featuring the gifts our National Content team has their eyes on this month.

Brianna: “I’ve recently ditched the purse for a fanny pack to go totally hands-free while walking around town, which is why I’m eyeing these colorful fanny packs from Burlaep. (Pair it with this cute embroidered baseball cap and you’ve got a perfect city ‘fit.)”

Dayten: “We just moved, and I still have to build my reading nook: Methodical’s Ethiopian blend (which I’ve tried, and loved) and some elegant, renter-friendly decor.”

Emily: “I love waking up with a warm cup of chai tea in the morning — especially when it’s in a cute squirrel mug.”

Jessa: “Everyone loves a big fancy candle. Plus, get some decorative matches to... match.”