The holiday season is in full swing — the end of the year will be here before we know it, which means that it’s time to start knocking out your holiday shopping. To give our readers a head start, we’ve rounded up five of the coolest local gifts for anyone on your list — even the folks that are the hardest to shop for.
And we’ve got even more good news: All these gift ideas are available through Surcee, GVL’s very own local online shopping platform. We’ve told you about Surcee before — GVL’s virtual Main St. of goods by local favorite shops + retailers. (Read: If you buy your holiday gifts with Surcee, not only can you browse a curated collection of products, but also support a local biz right here in our own community — we love to see it.)
Now let’s talk gifts. 👇
For the chef
Idea: A gift basket from Palmetto Olive Oil Co
Why we love it: Every home chef knows that using the freshest ingredients matters. A gift basket of Palmetto Olive Oil Co. infused olive oil + balsamic vinegar (hand selected to pair perfectly) is sure to add incredible flavor to their next kitchen creation.
Bonus: We’ve heard from our readers (that’s you) that this makes an excellent host gift, too.
For the art collector
Idea: A Joe Hiltabidel Photography print
Why we love it: Nothing says perfect art gift like an original piece of fine art photography. GVL-based photographer Joe Hiltabidel has ten collections of photography available through Surcee that range from nature to minimalism, so there’s something to suit everyone’s taste. Bonus: Joe Hiltabidel prints can also be produced on metal or canvas.
For the one with a sweet tooth
Why we love it: Dark chocolate is one of life’s greatest treats, and Greenville’s Lumineux Chocolate’s Drinking Chocolate is a fun twist on a classic gift. It’s easy to make (just mix with water or milk), and produced in small, hand-crafted batches — aka guaranteed to be decadent.
For the fashionista
Idea: A pair of funky pajamas from Splash on Main
Why we love it: The holidays are *all* about lazy mornings + lounging around — and lounging in style is the way to go. A matching set of pajamas from Splash on Main is a perfect gift for the fashion lover on your list who already has all the trendy stuff.
For the plant lover
Idea: A Diggs Designs watering can
Why we love it: Surcee merchant Diggs Designs is a GVL go-to for everything from home upgrades to host gifts. This stainless steel watering can is as beautiful as it is functional. Pair with an easy-to-care-for plant (hello pothos) and you’re good to go.
Got a long list of people to buy gifts for this year? You can browse even more great local gift ideas for everyone on Surcee’s website.*