Christmas Shopping with Lowcountry Artisans
Christmas gifts


Creative gift giving has never been easier! If gift giving is your love language, as it is mine, then the holidays present a fun challenge. There is an amazing resource of local artisans just waiting to be tapped into.

I love shopping directly from the maker for three main reasons:

  • One of a kind gifts you can’t find anywhere else.

  • The ability to customize and collaborate with the artisan to make exactly what you envisioned.

  • And the cost effectiveness of buying directly from the maker.


The difficulty can be finding these talented people; to make it easier I compiled a list of my top Christmas picks from our very own local artisans. So up your gift giving game this Christmas with one of these thoughtful gift ideas!

Mystic Mates Christmas Gifts
Tout Sweet Macarons Christmas

1. Custom pillow from Mystic Mates

They make custom Bluffton themed pillows or will collaborate with you on your own design! My favorite product of theirs is the small rectangular pillow for $18, choose from one of their designs or customize it for an extra $5. I prefer to customize with last names or a saying unique to my intended gift recipient. Jim and Linda Stauffer are the dynamic duo behind Mystic Mates. They are professional, thoughtful, and so wonderful to work with. Contact them today to get your Christmas list started.

Custom pillow

2. Box of Macaroons from Tout Sweet Macarons!

Can you say teacher gift? Choose from over 30 fantastic flavors but be sure to try their best seller Lavender with Lemon Buttercream, yum! They also offer free delivery Beaufort and Bluffton. Order yours today!

Tout Sweet Macarons

3. Whimsical family and pet portraits from Paintings and Stuff

These custom paintings from Paintings and Stuff make a truly unique gift you’ll want to keep forever and ever.

Family Portrait

4. Vinyl decals from Lowcountry Pearl

Lowcountry Pearl is my go to for all things vinyl. Check out Lowcountry Pearl’s Facebook page for inspiration or collaborate with your own idea! Either way elevate your Christmas gifts this year and personalize ALL.THE.THINGS.

Custom Vinyl Gift Lowcountry Pearl

5. Custom crochet dolls from AER Crochet

AER Crochet is your resource for all baby and kid gift giving needs! When you purchase a gift from AER Crochet you are truly giving a keepsake. Head over to AER Crochet Facebook page to get ideas, but do it quickly because the Christmas season is fast approaching and their books are filling up!

So there you go! These aren’t the only makers I recommend but just a few I’ve vetted. If you have a local maker you recommend I’d love to hear from you! For more gift ideas check out Lowcountry Made’s Business Directory for a list of local artists, artisans, entrepreneurs, and businesses!

AER Crochets dolls


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