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!
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.
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.
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!