Merchant Market Holiday Gift Guide
By Ryan Biddix
The holiday season is here and finding that perfect gift for your family member or significant other can be stress-inducing, but don’t fret, we’ve got you covered! Shop small this winter from this wide array of artisans and craftsmen. From jewelry to art, there is sure to be something for everyone.
For the Jewelry Junkie
Camden Jewelers creates custom horse hair jewelry, along with equestrian and other fine jewelry in historic Downtown Charleston.
Carol Wells Collection
Carol Wells Collection focuses on equestrian, designer jewelry made out of freshwater pearls, quartz, beach glass and seashells.
Dust & Sunshine
Dust & Sunshine designs handmade, upcycled leather jewelry with a focus on eco-consciousness.
Foxy Fossils creates elegant, ethical, and authentic handmade jewelry featuring preserved fossils found in Charleston, South Carolina.
Hermosa Jewelry creates handcrafted accessories inspired by the Lowcountry, and is Charleston’s first permanent jewelry line.
Just Watch Me
Just Watch Me produces jewelry with recognizable themes and handcrafted watch parts.
Sea Flower Jewelry
Sea Flower Jewelry uses pearls and shells to design a collection of accessories inspired by the sea and fit for a mermaid.
The Heart Knot
The Heart Knot designs jewelry made out of golden lines of cord to create eye-catching pieces for the hearts of the broken, the healed, the loved.
Virginia Peacock Jewelry makes one-of-a-kind, artistic jewelry, painting on metal with enamel.
For the Fashionista or Dapper-Dan
Brackish is a men’s and women’s feather-based accessory brand located in Charleston, South Carolina.
Bright Star Designs
Bright Star Designs crafts small batch patina jewelry and wall decor, and feather bouquet hats, hand selected and designed by Ryann Bretone.
Charleston Shoe Company
Charleston Shoe Company offers a wide range of stylish, handmade women’s and men’s shoes for every lifestyle.
Darling & Company
Darling & Company is a boutique brand of original statement bags – a cultivated, artistic chic blend of classically modern bags that inspire sophisticated, confidence, and personal expression.
Dubarry of Ireland is a traditional European outdoor brand with a collection of footwear, apparel and accessories for men and women.
Fascinated by Hats
Fascinated by Hats is a local small business that handcrafts custom women’s hats and fascinators for all occasions.
Indigo Bee Co.
Indigo Bee Co. specializes in handmade leather bags, turquoise jewelry and accessories designed right here in Charleston.
Wilder is a fair trade small business that designs and imports artisan products such as shoes and belts from Turkey, Argentina and Morocco.
Riddle Boutique crafts custom hats out of vegan leather, painted by local mural artists.
Therapy Life & Style
Therapy Life & Style is a boutique based in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, catering to women of all ages in search of the perfect outfit.
For the Art Connoisseur
Designs by Colleen
Designs by Colleen creates abstract, contemporary paintings to elevate the look of any space.
Flores Fine Art
Frankie Flores of Flores Fine Art is a multifaceted artist with a focus on equestrian art, jazz and landscapes.
Molly Joseph Fine Arts
Molly Joseph Fine Arts is a mother-daughter duo that creates paintings inspired by the Lowcountry, and also offers live painting sessions.
The Saltwater Cowboy
Bob Graham, commonly known as the Saltwater Cowboy, is a local artist and illustrator who specializes in fine art and portraits.
For the Leather-Lover
Jahde Leather Atelier
Jahde Leather Atelier is a Charleston-based luxury leather design studio, offering handcrafted leather pieces by local artisans.
Michael Noelle Leatherworx
Michael Noelle Leatherworx creates high-quality custom leather goods including satchels, tote bags and cigar pouches.
Schaefer Atelier makes leather goods from the highest quality hides and hardware that only get better with age, coming from tanneries in the United States and Tuscany, Italy.
Three Oaks Textiles
Three Oaks Textiles offers handcrafted leather-and-textile products such as bags, accessories and natural soy candles.
For the Health Conscious
For All the Tea in Charleston
For All the Tea in Charleston sells a variety of high-quality loose leaf tea from around the world, and also holds private presentations to share knowledge about the culture and history of tea.
Habits For Health
Habits For Health is a wellness service offering innovative and effective cooking solutions to promote health and well-being.
Lala & Elm
Lala & Elm is a clean beauty and wellness boutique specializing in luxurious skincare, beauty products and sustainable gifts, founded by a mother and her daughter.
Old McCaskills Farm
Old Mccaskill’s Farm is a family owned and operated farm in South Carolina that has a bed and breakfast, canning classes, farm-to-table lunch, field trips, tours and annual events.
For the Home Improver
Cantey Foundation Specialists
Cantey Foundation Specialists offer quality products, proven services, and professional experience to permanently repair any foundation and crawl space.
Charleston Bath Experts
Charleston Bath Experts is a local company that provides luxury tub and shower replacement solutions for communities from North Myrtle Beach to Charleston.
LeafFilter Gutter Protection
America’s #1 gutter filtration technology, LeafFilter, Leaf Home boasts an impressive range of gutter solutions and accessories.
For The Hostess with the Most-ess
Blade & Bow
Blade and Bow is a Kentucky-born Bourbon Whiskey that pays tribute to the legendary Stitzel-Weller Distillery.
Booze Pops is a family-friendly, adult ice cream truck bringing communities together, one pop at a time!
Luxe Mobile Cigar Lounge
Luxe Mobile Cigar Lounge sells premium cigars, with both inside and outside seating, to provide a memorable experience to each guest.
That wraps up our gift guide for this season! From the jewelry junkie to the home improver, Merchant Market has what you need to give that special gift to that special someone.
Happy Holidays from the staff of Steeplechase!