Picking presents for friends and family is never a simple task. We at Charleston Place would like to make your holiday shopping a little bit easier this year with our gift guide.
There is something for everyone at The Shops at Charleston Place which include: Anne Fontaine, Bloom, Brighton, Brookstone, Calypso St. Barth, Chico’s, Colonial Candle, Everything But Water, Fresh Produce, Godiva Chocolatier, Gucci, Harleston Shoes, Isabella’s Collection, kate spade new york, Lacoste, Louis Vuitton, Mori Classics, Orient-Express Signature Boutique, Papyrus, Pandora, Sperry Top-Sider, St. John, Sunglass Hut, Talbots, Tommy Bahama, White House/Black Market and Yves Delorme.
To make your shopping a little bit easier this year, we asked Betsy Garrity, Manager of the Orient-Express Boutique and Annette Sandford-Lopez, Director of The Spa at Charleston Place, their top picks for holiday gifts.
For the Spa-lover
If you’re shopping for the spa-lover in your life, The Spa at Charleston Place is the place to go. Give a 1. Spa Gift Card that your loved one can use for a lavish scrub, a pedicure, or a relaxing massage. For those interested in forward-thinking skin care treatments, the 2. Clairsonic Mia2 and 3. NuFace Trinity are perfect gifts. The Clairsonic Mia2 Cleansing System works with skin’s natural elasticity to gently remove the impurities traditional methods leave behind–revealing softer, smoother and more beautiful skin. The NuFace Trinity is a FDA approved device that will help lift and tone the face while reducing fine lines and wrinkles. You can also find many other products at The Spa’s Online Gift Shop.
For the Charlestonian-at-heart
If you’re shopping for the Charlestonian-at-heart, you’ll be sure to find what you’re looking for at our Orient-Express Boutique. The Orient-Express Boutique offers many Lowcountry treasures such as 4. sweetgrass baskets, 5. embroidered pillows featuring the best of Charleston and much more.
For the Fashionista
The 6. Charleston Gate jewelry collection features beautifully crafted pieces inspired by the ornately designed iron gates located in Charleston. Also featured is 7. handcrafted jewelry by local designer Melissa Gray – perfect for any occasion. The 8. Charleston Scarf available at the Orient-Express Boutique is inspired by the architectural and decorative legacy of historic Charleston and captures some of the city’s most memorable and beloved features.
For the Foodie
You will find several recipe books filed with Southern delicacies such as the popular title 9. Charleston Receipts. If your foodie doesn’t want to start from scratch, 10. Geechie Mixes will make the perfect gifts. Available mixes include she crab soup and peach cobbler. Then, grab a few bags of the ever-popular 11. benne wafers to complete your foodie’s gift basket.
For the Art-Lover
12. The Unpainted South: Carolina’s Vanishing World features compelling images of abandoned farmhouses, leaning tobacco barns, and boarded up redbrick towns of another era in Lowcountry South Carolina. Jonathan Green is an internationally recognized artist who was born and raised in the Lowcountry. His book, 13. Gullah Images: The Art of Jonathan Green, features many of the Gullah images he is known for, is available at the Orient-Express Boutique.
With all of the amazing gifts to choose from, you’ll be able to cross “holiday shopping” off of your to-do list after a trip to Charleston Place. It could be as simple as purchasing a Charleston Place Gift Card that can be used for a stay at the hotel, one of our specialty treatments at The Spa, a dinner at Charleston Grill or the Palmetto Cafe, drinks or afternoon tea at The Thoroughbred Club. Or, you can take advantage of our Gift of Giving Package. This holiday season, book your getaway at Charleston Place, and receive a $100 hotel gift certificate to give to a loved one or use yourself for a future visit.