What better way to kick off December than with a giveaway! Today’s post, Charleston Gift Guide and Trip Giveaway, is for everyone who loves Charleston or who is dying to get to Charleston. I’m sharing my ultimate Charleston Gift Guide complete with all my favorite Charleston things/brands and all the items I recommend gifting to the Charleston lovers in your life. The best part of this giveaway is that I’m giving the whole roundup away to one lucky winner!! That’s right… I tapped my favorite Charleston creatives, artists, stores, restaurant, hotel, and more to giveaway the best blogger gift of the season (haha, I know, I’m biased!). Honestly, I feel so fortunate to live in a city full of so many amazing and talented people so I want to make sure y’all are aware of each and every one of them.
I hope you get some fabulous gift ideas and I hope you enter the giveaway below for my perfect Charleston experience! From the bottom of my heart, thank you so much for reading my blog in 2018 and thank you for checking out, loving, and supporting all my friends who graciously contributed to this giveaway! Keep reading to enter!
Enter My Charleston Giveaway
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Good luck! Happy holidays from Rhyme & Reason & Charleston! xx
Charleston Gift Guide and Trip Giveaway
The Inns is one of my favorite Charleston hotels! It is so incredibly charming and full of character. It is also located in the best walking part of town! The boutique hotel balances historic Charleston beautifully with new modern Charleston touches. I promise you, you will feel right at home and 100% end up booking a trip back for another stay. The winner will win a one night stay (dates are subject to availability and blackout dates)!
If you follow me on Instagram, then you see me dining at Basic Kitchen all the time. It’s one of my absolute favorite restaurants in Charleston! So, while the winner is in town (staying at the Inns!), you can enjoy a beautiful meal out at Basic Kitchen! If you live in Charleston, then I highly suggest picking up a gift card to Basic for a great stocking stuffer gift!
Y’all a candle making class + a candle is such a great gift to give someone if you live in or are visiting Charleston! The Candlefish candle making workshops are one of my favorite CHS activities to do… I always bring friends when they are in town. The winner will win two passes for a candle making workshop at Candlefish + my favorite winter candle from Candlefish!
My favorite Charleston clothing boutique is spreading the shopping love with a $300 gift card! I’m already jealous of whatever incredible item the winner will pick out. P.S. you can shop Hampden online so a gift card to Hampden is literally the best gift you can give anyone this holiday season!
King Street in Charleston is truly one of the best shopping streets so the shopping doesn’t end at Hampden. One lucky winner will also win a $50 gift card to shop at my go-to destination for shoes, Shoes on King. I’m telling you, they have all the best brands!
I’m a paper lover so I find myself at the adorable Mac & Murphy constantly! The winner will win a $25 gift card to shop for the cutest cards, stationery, notebooks, office decor and more treasures. Pro tip: if you live in Charleston, then go to Mac & Murphy for all your holiday cards and stocking stuffer gifts!
One of the things that inspires me the most about Charleston is all the incredible local artists. Lucy Cuneo is one such artist! Her photography is stunning. I just die for her floral prints (although, the beach prints are gorgeous too!) so one luck winner will win this print for their home! I highly recommend gifting a Lucy photograph to any gal in your life this holiday season!
There is really no better way to bring Charleston into your home than with an original artwork. My favorite, Blakely Little, is about to release a new series of 4×6 pieces (that are great for bookshelves or desks!) and one lucky winner will win one! I’ll be sharing the gorgeous piece on my Instagram this week (you can also kind of see it in the above photos by the stripe pajamas). P.S. if someone gifted me a piece of art by Blakey for Christmas, I’d be over the moon!
If you win this giveaway, then you will definitely want to dress like a Charleston local! My girlfriend, Hart, designs the most stunning tassel earrings so the winner will win my current favorite pair from her holiday collection. Hart is as beautiful inside and out as her jewelry so I hope you gift someone you love a pair of her earrings this Christmas!
The Goldbug Collection from Croghan’s is Charleston at it’s best. The collection is designed by two sisters and sold at their family’s over century old jewelry store. I’m hoping to add this pendent necklace to my jewelry box so I’m super jealous of the winner! You can shop the whole Goldbug Collection online so it’s a must for holiday shopping and gifting everywhere (not just in CHS)!
The final piece of Charleston jewelry I recommend gifting for the holidays/the final piece of Charleston jewelry the winner can wear to dress like a local is a Charleston Rice Beads Necklace. I gave all my bridesmaids rice beads because they are such a special Charleston piece! The winner will win a rice beads necklace in cranberry (aka the perfect holiday color).
Y’all see my outfits all the time on here but if you ever wonder what I actually wear every single day, it’s Lake Pajamas. The are the softest, most comfortable pajamas in the world! With their first store opening this month in Charleston, I’m flocking there for all my Christmas shopping… afterall, pajamas make the best gifts!
Another Charleston favorite that I wear every single day is RMS Beauty. The clean, green beauty brand is the line I use for my foundation, blush, highlighter, luminizer, eye shadow, and lipstick. It’s simply the best makeup to wear and gift this holiday season! The winner will win Luminizer Quad, Signature Set in “Pop,” Lip Shine in “Bloom,” and Luminizer in “Champagne Rosé.”
The last Charleston item I recommend gifting to wear is a Charleston Weekender CHS Hat! I have one in navy and love it! Charleston Weekender also graciously contributed an adorable matching turkish towel, which is such a great gift for the holidays. Both items can be found at Cannonborough Collective in Charleston! Winner: you’ll want to wear the hat and use the turkish towel for a beach day!
Wow, I was gifted this cookie gift box this fall and just died for it! Edwin and I put Grey Ghost cookies in our wedding welcome bags so they hold a special place in my heart. All the cookie recipes are southern family recipes that are beyond delicious! You can order their cookies as gifts online so, even if you don’t win, you can still get the yumminess in your home this Christmas.
This is one of my favorite cookbooks! All the recipes are modern takes on traditional southern dishes. This cookbook is a staple in any Charleston kitchen. Gift it to your favorite foodie! Pro tip: winner, be sure to visit the Callie’s Shop when you are in town for delicious fresh biscuits!
Anyone who loves the South, coffee table books, and/or Garden & Gun will be thrilled to be gifted or win the amazing book, S is for Southern from Garden & Gun. It’s a complete guide to the south “from Absinthe to Zydeco” and one of my favorite coffee table books to display!
Photography by Edwin Eversole